Friday, May 26, 2006

Bush Laughs At Gore, Science

Is President Bush likely to see Al Gore's documentary about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth?

"Doubt it," Bush said Monday. He then chuckled -- it's unclear why -- and then his audience laughed with him.

Is there anything more pathetic?

According to the Associated Press, Gore offered to come to the White House any time, any day to show Bush either his documentary or a slide show on global warming that he's shown more than 1,000 times around the world.

But you know Bush won't extend an invitation. Why should he let reams of scientific data get in the way of his industry-sponsored ideas? Is his opinion so weak, so flimsy, that it cannot withstand watching a documentary that disagrees with his conclusions?

Conservatives laugh at Gore. They mock him with myths they created about things he never said. They call him a tree-hugger and sneer, safe within the protective bubble of ignorance. It's politics vs. science. It's name-calling vs. debate. Of course Bush laughed at the notion of listening to Gore -- his ignorance is bliss!

"Why should we set aside the global scientific consensus," Gore said. "Is it because Exxon Mobil wants us to set it aside? Why should we set aside the conclusion of scientists in the United States, including the National Academy of Sciences, and around the world including the 11 most important national academies of science on the globe and substitute for their view the view of Exxon Mobil. Why?"


Anonymous Sniffer said...

“Conservatives laugh at Gore”

Why not dude is an idiot.

Here is a portion from a 2000 article. REMEMBER JUNE OF 2000!

Last week, amidst unspecified allegations of “price gouging,” officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Energy and Transportation met with oil-industry representatives and demanded an explanation.
Consumers are understandably upset about higher gas prices, but the administration should view inflated energy prices as a policy success. After all, the Clinton-Gore team has sought to increase energy prices for years, and deserves a share of the credit — or blame — for the recent price rise.

In their first budget, the Clinton-Gore team proposed a whopping tax on energy use that would have cost the average family an estimated $300 per year, far more than the recent upticks in the Midwest. A plan to boost energy prices in order to reduce use was also outlined in Gore’s tome, Earth in the Balance (on page 349).

According to Gore’s plan, “production of gasoline, heating oil and other oil-based fuels, coal, natural gas, and electricity generated from fossil fuels would trigger incremental payments of the CO2 tax according to the carbon content of the fuels produced.”
At the time, Clinton officials explained that the tax’s impact on fuel costs was its primary virtue. Higher prices, they averred, would encourage conservation. Vice President Gore explained that an energy tax “reduces pollution, promotes energy efficiency, and helps us become more independent from foreign oil.” Higher energy prices would increase the cost of everything from commuting and cooking a meal to shipping goods and heating homes. No matter, said the Clinton-Gore administration and their Green allies, it would be for our own good. Consumers didn’t feel quite the same way, and the proposed energy tax died a quick death; all that Clinton could get through the then-Democratic Congress was a 4.3 cent-per-gallon hike in the gas tax.

This is typical elitism and hypocrisy too. While G-Dub is president, people bitch and moan about high gas prices. Gore comes out with this movie and gas is over a dollar more now, so why does he not say TODAY that high prices are good for us Americans.
Gore has been on this global warming crap since the stone age.
He is only trying to become a major player now after being humiliated (er uh election stolen) from him.
He is an idiot and an opportunist. This move is another attempt to do what that silly ass movie “The Day After” could not do, scare us ignorant folks into being responsible energy conscious individuals. While his idiot ass trolls around the globe in a private jet and SUV caravans.
And Bush is suppose to give this moron a stage?
Jesus H. Christ you people on the left never stop raising the lunacy bar.
I bet you did not write this post with a straight face.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

David R. Mark said...
"Is his opinion so weak, so flimsy, that it cannot withstand watching a documentary that disagrees with his conclusions?"

I'm sure not, but I would think that his time is probably a lot too valuable to waste on such a load of hyped extremist BS.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

You guys have nothing to back up your claim that the documentary is extremist, or liberal for that matter. It uses scientific data that practically every major scientific body agrees upon.

Facts are wasted on you two.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Angelina's Evil Twin said...

I aggre, Rob.

Sniffer and Trinity prefer the SCIENCE of Bill Frist, diagnosing Terri Schiavo by WATCHING A VIDEO TAPE. Now that's something to LAUGH ABOUT.

Maybe Sniffer and Trinity would like to DRINK what the EPA CONSIDERS SAFE WATER? That's another example of CONSERVATIVE JUNK SCIENCE for you.

Laugh at that, Sniffer.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Sniffer said...

I honestly don't see this site as blind hatred for Bush.

1) The media is lazy, and too easily accepts conservative spin as fact.

Rob, Evil Angelina, Whoever..... You know I read this site a bit more than most and the comments and I think I asked this once before when I first started commenting here.
Do you folks on the left have such tunnel vision that you can’t comprehend basic common sense or is Rob disingenuous with the first quote.
It does not matter if we are talking about Iraq, corruption in the gubment, Katrina, immigration, tax cuts whatever.
Do you really believe that one a particular administration comes into office that they just say screw it, we are just going to take away privacy and kill your babies by poisoning the water.
The very name of this site implies that Bush and Bush alone screws America and no other explanation matters?
Bush makes me sick on a number of issues. His credibility with me is ZERO.
Trust me when I tell you I am more pissed off at Bush than you liberals are.
But if this issue is so critical then instead of writing posts that say “Bush Administration” whatever, let me hear about a congressman or senator on the left who is fighting these standards and showing us the light and why we should be concerned.

“If the perchlorate levels are adopted, perhaps the Bush Administration will call it the "Clean Water Initiative," or some other similar Luntz-ian phrase.”

Joe asks: “But to date, the Defense Department has ignored those NAS requests, and merely gone forward with the pro-industry study results.
Now, you don't see anything fishy about that? You think everything is fine?”

This was a year ago, are people dying Angelina. Is (was) this issue really that critical, are people going to be hurt are people going to die, should we be sounding the alarms? If so Joe and the rest of you then why is Pelosi, Turban (I mean) Durban, Schummer, Senator Rodham, someone anyone from the left shouting from the mountain tops screaming about how the evil Republicans are killing your babies. Just like that stupid Gore movie. EVERY Democrat should have attended, and EVER DEMOCRAT should have endorsed it Right!? Hell the world is about to end NO? Gore rambled about the same crap as Vice President. So should we have taken him seriously then, or more now?
Ask yourself if Kerry was president now, would he have made the movie?
Would we not be having the same issues?

This site JABBS Journalists Against Bush’s Bullshit, cute, but either Bush is an evil genius and one of the smartest men in world history or he is an idiot, a boob a person who is too stupid to realize that he is killing his own people for greed and evil.

I rarely disagree with anything I see on liberal blogs in the sense that there is some basis of truth in the posts and I understand the argument. Yes blogs are understandable biased, hell mine is as well. My disdain for liberal is legendary, but that is personal. I have been in elected office, I have been part of gubment bureaucracies on boards, committees, various councils my disdain of liberals is personal I saw and understood what liberalism does and represents. So its personal with me, I don’t post anti liberal stuff because its cute and funny.

BUT if you are an individual who refuses to see that the chinks in the armor of our gubment permeates through the veins of ALL the men and woman who comprise it you are foolish.
Bush is no more responsible for this EPA study than Nancy Pelosi is. Only until one of her staffers pulls her by the ear and says: “Ma’am the Bush Administration is killing our children, I think you should call him on it.”
Is this issue worthy enough to you that you will write your congressman or Senator?
I know what you are thinking, well Sniff do you do that HELL YES!
Every republican senator who voted for that immigration bill will get a note from me including our own idiot Brownback.
So no I don’t just blog about it, something will be communicated as well.

1:04 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Trinity and Sniffer, you are the ones so fixated on an idea that the left, or Al Gore, has a hidden agenda to undermine the Bush Administration that you cannot focus on the topic at hand.
Unless you can come up with studies coming from sources not funded in whole or part by big oil disputing the facts presented in Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, or if you can demonstrate merit in those big oil interest studies over what Gore has presented, then don't bother us with your hidden agenda paranoia and topics irrelevant to the global warming debate.
And just because Gore has studied this issue perhaps more comprehensively than anyone else is no reason to automatically be skeptical, or to ponder why no one in government has adapted an equally alarmist view.

8:39 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

A lousy, divisive and partisan president -- and perhaps the worst president in history -- would respond "doubt it" and chuckle at a suggestion he should see Gore's movie on global warming.
A true leader and a great president would instead respond: "Y'know global warming is an important topic, but as far as I'm concerned an unclear one. I have faith in studies showing there is no reason for us to be concerned, but I understand there may be other studies from good scientists out there having a different viewpoint.
I take it upon my Administration that we know everything we can on this issue to ensure we are providing Americans with the most informed opinion available.
Now, I have disagreed with Al Gore in the past, but I respect his years of impassioned study on that global warming issue, and heed his claim that the issue should not a political one but a moral one, that all of us need to be concerned about.
I am sending ___ ___ from the EPA commission to review Gore's movie and report back to me on whether this is anything we might have overlooked or should be taking a closer look at. Thank you for the question."

9:04 AM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Sniffer, your site is non-stop liberal bashing.

The Democrats control nothing. They can't get any legislation passed without GOP support. When they stand up against a policy, they are screamed at by conservatives as being obstructionist, "the party of no" or having no new ideas. No one gives them credit for whatever new ideas they propose in committee -- the ones that committee chairmen repeately refuse to vote on. The GOP doesn't need Dems votes to get whatever they want passed. The only thing the Dems can do to protest is filibuster, and you've seen the reaction to that strategy.

And I'm sorry, you can't blame everyone for all the current messes. The GOP has passed all the legislation it wanted. The GOP has made all the funding decisions. The GOP has cut all the deals with the president. The Dems are bystanders and occasional thorns in the GOP's side.

The majority of Americans have become disenchanted with government, but suggesting the blame should be equally spread is ridiculous. It's like blaming the Tampa Bay Devil Rays equally with the New York Yankees for out-of-control spnending on free agents in baseball. They're both MLB teams, after all.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Shalana said...

I think this is one of the most troubling things about Bush: his intellectual incuriousity.

It's a bad trait to have in any human being, but a dangerous one to have in a President.

He is intellectually incurious. It's like if he doesn't see it, then it must not happen.

Another example of this:

A former CIA official says that 6 months prior to the invasion of Iraq, the CIA had evidence that Iraq had no WMDs. But the CIA was ignored by the Bush White House.

A White House group that was dealing with the preparations for the IRaq war came back to the CIA and told them they wwere no longer interested in the intelligence! They didn't want it, especially because it wasn't telling them what they wanted to hear.

10:05 PM  

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