Originally Posted by Pistolenschutze
From Fox News
Al Gore's office is responding to criticism over his energy consumption at his Nashville mansion by saying the former vice president is signed up for a program to consume 100 percent green power has installed solar panels and uses compact fluorescent bulbs.
What, you mean CNN didn't break this story?
I know Big Al's house, as I sometimes drive past it on the way to work (I sneak through the neighborhoods when Old Hickory Boulevard is backed up). I haven't seen the solar panels (I'm too busy looking out for the Belle Meade cops who are quick to charge anyone a fee for exceeding their ridiculously low speed limits), but I have noticed a row of large trees in the front yard, clearly placed in order to obstruct a view of the mansion.
Lemme tell ya, that place is huge
. I've known rock stars with smaller houses! Putting in some flourescent bulbs won't reduce his mammoth carbon footprint by much. And that bit about Gore siging up for a program to consume 100% green power? NES doesn't have
such a program.
C'mon, it's a 20-room mansion with 8 bathrooms and over 10,000 square feet. Who the bleep does he think he's kidding?!? It takes a real elitist snob to think the public is that
While accepting his Oscar, did he mention anything about Tipper's 60's muscle car? No? Hmmmm.
Between all the flights on private jets, the 20-room mansion for just him and Tipper, the Cadillacs, the old hot rod, etc., etc., as an individual, Al Gore is one of the biggest polluters on this planet. And therefore, one of the biggest hypocrites.
By contrast, check out the description of this house, covered in the Chicago Tribune back in 2001:
"The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude. Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this 'eco-friendly' dwelling use about 25% of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize. A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem."
Where is this house? Crawford, Texas. Even the hardest leftists in the White House press corps knows about it, as they refer to it as the "Western White House". That's right, it's George W. Bush's ranch.
But it's Al Gore the enlightened liberals want the country to follow in saving the planet.
Reason # 3,754,839,165 as to why I don't see myself voting Democrat in my lifetime.