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Friday, October 12, 2007

Gore wins Nobel, remains coy

As expected, the Nobel Prize committee has awarded Algore the Norwegian Badge of Uselessness
Gore, 59, has been coy, saying repeatedly he's not running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, without ever closing that door completely.
The coy former Vice-President may run for president again, may choose to stay home admiring his Oscar, Emmy, and Nobel, or may do a one-man show on Broadway, which may in turn win him a Tony award, thus outdoing Rita Moreno, who hasn't won a Nobel Peace Prize yet.

According to the WaPo,
The science showcased by the panel and Gore's advocacy have helped to "build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change," the committee said.
Tripping over themselves to further asininity, the Committee bypassed true heroes of the worldwide struggle for freedom, such as the Burmese monks and the Ladies in White, by saying
it wanted to bring the "increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states" posed by climate change into sharper focus.
The Committee carefully ignored the British court ruling that found eleven inaccuracies and nine errors with Algore's movie.

While the Nobel Peace Prize winner gets $1.5 million, no one has yet claimed the Ultimate Global Warming Challenge's $125,000.

Previous winners of the Norwegian Badge of Uselessness are Yasser Arafat, Rigoberta Menchu, and Mohammed al-Baradei. In 2005 Hugo Chavez was one of the finalists, at least if one is to believe the official Venezuelan news agency.

UPDATE
Gina Cobb:
"The first climate wars." Puh-lease! It's not as if we have a shortage of real, actual, ongoing, violent conflicts and wars, currently killing thousands and tens of thousands, that need addressing. "Nomads and herders" and farmers are in conflict? How many dead bodies is that? How does it compare to the massive, ever-growing death toll of the worldwide Islamic jihad?
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2 Comments:

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Paul Champagne said...

You have to understand that this is the same Nobel Prize Committee that never awarded Mahatma Gandhi the Nobel Peace Prize ... maybe he should have spoken about global warming.

 
At 12:58 AM, Anonymous Peggy McGilligan said...

Nobel Peace Prize: NEW Global Warming Antiperspirant

AP – Al Gore has for a long time been full of hot air. He has a vivid imagination about the world around him. His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change. Al’s basic mistrust of the seasons may stem from an episode of the Twilight Zone, in which the Earth gets too close to the Sun. Summers are hot & sticky, and Gore is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures needed to create a more effective global deodorant.

If former college roommate, Tommy Lee Jones, could save the City of Los Angeles from an errant volcano, and the world entire from a giant cockroach (Men In Black), then certainly Big Al deserves a prize for his Global Antiperspirant Initiative to control perspiration, and prevent the meltdown of Earth. The same great ingredients and trusted formula that kept our leaders dry during the Cold War – now in roll-on or stick. As the planet heats up, you don’t have to! Clinton tested: guaranteed to leave no trace: http://theseedsof9-11.com

 

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