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'''Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr.''' (born March 31, 1948) was the unqualified but leading cheerleader for the "[[global warming]]" hoax and its [[Leftist]] agenda of increasing government regulation over energy production and use.  He was given the [[liberal]] Nobel prize for his [[Chicken Little]]-like claims about a "global warming" crisis that subsequently did not occur. Gore has spread [[alarmist]] [[propaganda]], proclaiming the end of the world. Gore likes to say that, "The Earth has a fever," <ref>http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/GlobalWarming/story?id=2110628&page=1</ref> and is making millions of dollars through his hucksterism.<ref>http://newsbusters.org/node/11149</ref> He has no degree in atmospheric sciences, meteorology,  physics, chemistry, biology, or climatology. Gore took two science classes as an undergraduate, scoring a "C+" in one and a "D" in the other.<ref>http://www.larryelder.com/Gore/goredubiousrecord.htm</ref> Among his notable achievements, the one he is least known for is casting the tie-breaking vote to [[tax]] elderly [[Social Security]] benefits who earn as little as $22,000 per year.
  
'''Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr.''' ( born March 31, 1948)  was the 45th [[Vice President of the United States of America|Vice President]] of the [[United States]] (1993-2001), succeeding [[Dan Quayle]] and succeeded by [[Dick Cheney]], following service in the [[House of Representatives]] and the [[United States Senate|Senate]], spanning 1977-85 and 1985-93, respectively. He is a Nobel-prize winner for his work on [[global warming]]; Gore spreads [[alarmist]] [[propaganda]], proclaiming the end of the world. Gore likes to say that, "The Earth has a fever," <ref>http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/GlobalWarming/story?id=2110628&page=1</ref> and is making millions of dollars through his fraud scheme.<ref>http://newsbusters.org/node/11149</ref> He has no degree in atmospheric sciences, meteorology,  physics, chemistry, biology, or climatology. Gore took two science classes as an undergraduate, scoring a "C+" in one and a "D" in the other. <ref>http://www.larryelder.com/Gore/goredubiousrecord.htm</ref> Among his notable achievements, the one he is least known for is casting the tie-breaking vote to [[tax]] elderly [[Social Security]] benefits who earn as little as $22,000 per year.
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Gore was the [[Democrat Party]]'s candidate for President in the 2000 election, running on a ticket with Sen. [[Joe Lieberman|Joseph Lieberman]] of [[Connecticut]]. Gore challenged the election results and pursued a recount based on his far-fetched claim of violation of the [[Equal Protection Clause]], which the [[U.S. Supreme Court]] rejected by a 7-2 vote, in ''[[Bush v. Gore]]''. Prior to that Gore was the 45th [[Vice President of the United States of America|Vice President]] of the [[United States]] (1993–2001), a successor to [[Dan Quayle]] and followed by [[Dick Cheney]].  Previously Gore, who merely rode on the coattails of the famous political name built by his father, held positions in the [[House of Representatives]] and the [[United States Senate|Senate]] spanning 1977–85 and 1985–93 respectively, as his father had done.
  
Gore was the [[Democratic Party]]'s candidate for President in the 2000 election, running on a ticket with Sen. [[Joe Lieberman|Joseph Lieberman]] of [[Connecticut]].
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In his early life, Gore attended [[Harvard University]] and (briefly) [[Vanderbilt University]]. He also served in the [[United States Army]] and worked as a war correspondent  during the [[Vietnam War]].<ref>Kennedy, William V. ''The Military and the Media: Why the Press Cannot Be Trusted to Cover a War''. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 1993. <http://com.hilbert.edu/students/papers/carolina-1999/1999vietnam.html></ref>He was married to activist [[Tipper Gore]], but the two announced on 6/1/2010 that they were separating after forty years of marriage.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/01/al-tipper-gore-break-years-marriage/ Gore's Break Up After 40 Years of Marriage]</ref> 
  
In his early life, Gore attended [[Harvard University]] and (briefly) [[Vanderbilt University]]. He also served in the [[United States Army]] and worked as a war correspondent  during the [[Vietnam War]].<ref>Kennedy,William V. ''The Military and the Media: Why the Press Cannot Be Trusted to Cover a War''. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 1993. <http://com.hilbert.edu/students/papers/carolina-1999/1999vietnam.html></ref> He is married to activist [[Tipper Gore]], but the two announced on 6/1/2010 that they were separating after forty years of marriage. <ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/01/al-tipper-gore-break-years-marriage/ Gore's Break Up After 40 Years of Marriage]</ref> 
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In 2012 Gore sold his liberal television network [[Current TV]], which had a focus on environmental and social issues, to oil-rich billionaires and the [[Al Jazeera]] network. It suffered from low ratings and unprofitability (i.e., not able to meet costs, such as paying workers) under his management.
  
Gore is currently the chairman of liberal television network [[Current TV]], which receives low ratings and only broadcasts in about sixty million American homes.
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== Sexual Assault Accusations and Investigation ==
== Sexual Assault Accusations & Investigation ==
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Not long after the split became public, Portland, Oregon police announced that they had investigated Gore on sexual assault charges over an encounter with massage therapist Molly Hagerty in October 2006.<ref>http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jdRlS1EbF66_3PpAvC9UlCbBtuqgD9GIKE580 AP; Police release tape from Al Gore sexual assault accuser's interview</ref>
  
Not long after the split became public, Portland, Oregon police announced that they had investigated Gore on sexual assault charges over an encounter with massage therapist Molly Hagerty in October 2006. <ref>http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jdRlS1EbF66_3PpAvC9UlCbBtuqgD9GIKE580 AP; Police release tape from Al Gore sexual assault accuser's interview</ref>  
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Hagerty, a massage therapist to the stars, has accused the former vice president of repeatedly groping and kissing her during a late-night, alcohol-fueled attack in a [[Oregon]] luxury hotel suite in October 2006. Detectives investigated the claims in 2006 and 2009 but decided not to pursue the case. However, Portland Police Chief Michael Reese said on July 1, 2010, that ''"we have determined there were procedural issues with the 2009 investigation that merit reopening the case." Officers took the accuser's statement but didn't proceed further and didn't clear that decision with higher-ups. In addition, prosecutors were not made aware of the 2009 investigation until recently."''<ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/07/portland_police_mishandled_gor.html Portland police mishandled Al Gore sex-abuse case, Chief says.]</ref>
  
Hagerty, a massage therapist to the stars, has accused the former vice president of repeatedly groping and kissing her during a late-night, alcohol-fueled attack in a [[Oregon]] luxury hotel suite in October 2006. Detectives investigated the claims in 2006 and 2009 but decided not to pursue the case. However Portland Police Chief Michael Reese said on July 1, 2010, that ''"we have determined there were procedural issues with the 2009 investigation that merit reopening the case." Officers took the accuser's statement but didn't proceed further and didn't clear that decision with higher-ups. In addition, prosecutors were not made aware of the 2009 investigation until recently."''  <ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/07/portland_police_mishandled_gor.html Portland police mishandled Al Gore sex-abuse case, Chief says.]</ref>
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==Political career==
 
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Al Gore followed his father, [[Albert Gore, Sr.]]  a [[Democrat]] Senator from [[Tennessee]], into [[Congress]].  His father was a supporter of the [[New Deal]] who was finally defeated by [[Bill Brock]] in 1970, despite having sent his son to [[Vietnam]] in order to bolster the Gore senatorial campaign.<ref>http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/democracy/gore/stories/gore/</ref>
==Political Career==
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[[Al Gore]] followed his father, [[Albert Gore, Sr.]]  a prominent [[Democratic]] Senator from [[Tennessee]], into [[Congress]].  His father was a supporter of the [[New Deal]] who was finally defeated by [[Bill Brock]] in 1970, despite having sent his son to [[Vietnam]] in order to bolster the Gore senatorial campaign.<ref>http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/democracy/gore/stories/gore/</ref>
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Al Gore was initially somewhat [[conservative]] on social issues, supporting [[Clarence Thomas]] for the [[Supreme Court]] and, along with his wife, opposing offensive lyrics in rock music.  But as his presidential aspirations grew, Gore became increasingly [[liberal]].
 
Al Gore was initially somewhat [[conservative]] on social issues, supporting [[Clarence Thomas]] for the [[Supreme Court]] and, along with his wife, opposing offensive lyrics in rock music.  But as his presidential aspirations grew, Gore became increasingly [[liberal]].
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Gore ran for president in 1988 but was defeated in the presidential primaries by [[Michael Dukakis]] of [[Massachusetts]].  Gore then continued to serve in the Senate.<ref>While serving in the Senate, Gore introduced the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991, signed December 9, 1991, which his supporters claim helped develop the Internet and the National Research and Education Network. [http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d102:SN00272:@@@L&summ2=m&] [http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/internet_history_90s.shtml] When Gore himself bragged about creating the internet, he was referring to prior legislation (see quotations below).</ref>
 
Gore ran for president in 1988 but was defeated in the presidential primaries by [[Michael Dukakis]] of [[Massachusetts]].  Gore then continued to serve in the Senate.<ref>While serving in the Senate, Gore introduced the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991, signed December 9, 1991, which his supporters claim helped develop the Internet and the National Research and Education Network. [http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d102:SN00272:@@@L&summ2=m&] [http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/internet_history_90s.shtml] When Gore himself bragged about creating the internet, he was referring to prior legislation (see quotations below).</ref>
  
In the [[United States presidential election, 1992|1992 Presidential Election]], Democratic nominee [[Bill Clinton]] selected Gore as his running mate. They won the election, and Gore was sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 1993.  Clinton and Gore were elected to a second term in [[United States presidential election, 1996|1996]].  Gore had little influence in the Clinton Administration, and almost nothing of significance is attributed to him.
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In the [[United States presidential election, 1992|1992 Presidential Election]], Democrat nominee [[Bill Clinton]] selected Gore as his running mate. They won the election, and Gore was sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 1993.  Clinton and Gore were elected to a second term in [[United States presidential election, 1996|1996]].  Gore had little influence in the [[Clinton Administration]], and almost nothing of significance is attributed to him.
  
As is often the case for incumbent Vice Presidents, Gore was nominated as his party's candidate in the [[United States presidential election, 2000|2000 Presidential Election]].  He lost to [[George W. Bush]] in the [[Electoral College]] after a close vote, in which Gore received more popular votes than Bush, but fewer electoral votes. Gore contested the results in Florida. On December 13, 2000, after an extensive court battle ([[Bush v. Gore]]), Gore accepted Bush's election to the presidency.<ref>Leip, David. "2000 Presidential General Election Results." David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. 2005. 18 Mar. 2007 <http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?year=2000>.</ref>
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As is often the case for incumbent Vice Presidents, Gore was nominated as his party's candidate in the [[United States presidential election, 2000|2000 Presidential Election]].  He lost to [[George W. Bush]] in the [[Electoral College]] after a close vote, in which Gore garnered more popular votes than Bush, but fewer electoral votes. Gore contested the results in Florida. On December 13, 2000, after an extensive court battle ([[Bush v. Gore]]), Gore accepted Bush's election to the presidency.<ref>Leip, David. "2000 Presidential General Election Results." David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. 2005. 18 Mar. 2007 <http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?year=2000>.</ref>
  
 
===Cast tie breaking vote to increase taxes on Social Security===
 
===Cast tie breaking vote to increase taxes on Social Security===
In 1993 President Clinton sought to increase taxes on [[Social Security]] benefits of the elderly and disabled.<ref>http://www.house.gov/house/Contract/seniorsd.txt</ref>  The final version of the bill passed by the [[Democrat]]ically controlled Congress increased taxes on beneficiaries from the first 50% to 85%<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20040408115747/www.ssa.gov/OACT/HOP/hopi.htm</ref> of benefits (or "annuity payments" as they were originally called). [[Vice President]] [[Al Gore]] cast the deciding tie-breaker vote in the Senate to make the tax increase law.  The Clinton-Gore tax increase on Social Security benefits imposed a 70% [[income tax]] rate on a retired couple making as little as $22,000 per year.<ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=vLg4iJR0J9kC&pg=PA16593&lpg=PA16593&dq=Vice+President+Gore+cast+the+tie-breaking+vote%2Bsocial+security&source=bl&ots=-ImIDX6fHa&sig=ttWVUNAIVsLQoEg1ZhCntHB_02Y&hl=en&ei=dobVTMr9HoOglAe0iuX9CA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Vice%20President%20Gore%20cast%20the%20tie-breaking%20vote%2Bsocial%20security&f=false Congressional Record, Comments by Rep. Christopher Cox,] July 27, 2000.</ref>
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In 1993 President Clinton sought to increase taxes on [[Social Security]] benefits of the elderly and disabled.<ref>http://www.house.gov/house/Contract/seniorsd.txt</ref>  The final version of the bill passed by the [[Democrat]]ically controlled Congress increased taxes on beneficiaries from the first 50% to 85%<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20040408115747/www.ssa.gov/OACT/HOP/hopi.htm</ref> of benefits (or "annuity payments" as they were originally called). [[Vice President]] Al Gore cast the deciding tie-breaker vote in the Senate to make the tax increase law.  The Clinton-Gore tax increase on Social Security benefits imposed a 70% [[income tax]] rate on a retired couple making as little as $22,000 per year.<ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=vLg4iJR0J9kC&pg=PA16593&lpg=PA16593&dq=Vice+President+Gore+cast+the+tie-breaking+vote%2Bsocial+security&source=bl&ots=-ImIDX6fHa&sig=ttWVUNAIVsLQoEg1ZhCntHB_02Y&hl=en&ei=dobVTMr9HoOglAe0iuX9CA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Vice%20President%20Gore%20cast%20the%20tie-breaking%20vote%2Bsocial%20security&f=false Congressional Record, Comments by Rep. Christopher Cox,] July 27, 2000.</ref>
  
 
== Al Gore and uncharitableness ==
 
== Al Gore and uncharitableness ==
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==Early career==
 
==Early career==
 
[[Image:20001025 xnjdo FredGoreFiny.jpg|thumb|180px|left|From left to right: Fred Phelps, Al Gore, and former Kansas Gov. Joan Finney.]]
 
[[Image:20001025 xnjdo FredGoreFiny.jpg|thumb|180px|left|From left to right: Fred Phelps, Al Gore, and former Kansas Gov. Joan Finney.]]
In 1988 Gore courted the support of controversial [[activist]] [[Fred Phelps]] of the [[Westboro Baptist Church]] in Topeka, Kansas.  In appreciation for Phelps' help and support of Gore, Phelps was provided tickets to the [[inauguration]] of [[President Clinton]] in 1992 and 1996.<ref>[http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=15559 Gore sought help from anti-homosexual group], 'God hates fags' creator preaches 'hate because the Bible preaches hate', By Jon E. Dougherty, ''WorldNetDaily.com'', October 25, 2000.</ref> Phelps has since changed his opinion about Gore when he joined Bill Clinton on the 1992 presidential ticket.  Phelps turned on him and claimed Gore was a conservative icon of the Democratic Party that sold out on some critical social issues.  Phelps also demonstrated against Clinton and Gore during the 1997 inaugural. <ref> http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID={91058469-F6DE-4615-8B2A-73CDF3E8FCAC} </ref>     
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In 1988 Gore courted the support of controversial [[activist]] [[Fred Phelps]] of the [[Westboro Baptist Church]] in Topeka, Kansas.  In appreciation for Phelps' help and support of Gore, Phelps was provided tickets to the [[inauguration]] of [[President Clinton]] in 1992 and 1996.<ref>[http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=15559 Gore sought help from anti-homosexual group], 'God hates fags' creator preaches 'hate because the Bible preaches hate', By Jon E. Dougherty, ''WorldNetDaily.com'', October 25, 2000.</ref> Phelps later changed his opinion about Gore when he joined Bill Clinton on the 1992 presidential ticket.  Phelps turned on him and claimed Gore was a "conservative" icon of the Democrat Party that sold out on some critical social issues.  Phelps also demonstrated against Clinton and Gore during the 1997 inaugural.<ref>http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID={91058469-F6DE-4615-8B2A-73CDF3E8FCAC}</ref>     
<ref> http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_20001104/ai_n11753681 </ref>
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<ref>http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_20001104/ai_n11753681</ref>
  
==Current activities==
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==Later activities==
Gore has started an [[Ponzi scheme|investment firm]] to invest in environmentally sustainable technology and industries and a cable channel (Current TV), and is an adviser to [[Google]]. He was also mentioned as a possible [[2008 presidential election|2008 presidential candidate]].
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Gore started an investment firm to invest in environmentally sustainable technology and industries and a cable channel (Current TV), and is an adviser to [[Google]]. He was also mentioned as a possible [[2008 presidential election|2008 presidential candidate]].
 
[[File:GoreFireBreathing.jpg|right|200px]]
 
[[File:GoreFireBreathing.jpg|right|200px]]
 
Gore and the ''Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change'' shared the 2007 [[Nobel Peace Prize]] for his work on [[climate change]].<ref>http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312024,00.html</ref>
 
Gore and the ''Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change'' shared the 2007 [[Nobel Peace Prize]] for his work on [[climate change]].<ref>http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312024,00.html</ref>
  
Gore is the author of ''The [[Assault on Reason]]''.  He also starred in the 2006 film about [[global warming]] entitled, ''[[An Inconvenient Truth]],'' which won an [[Academy Award]]. In 2007, the British High Court directed teachers to inform students to whom they show the film that it "is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument" and to draw attention to eleven specific inaccuracies. Furthermore, the court advised, "If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of ... the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political [[indoctrination]]."<ref>Sheppard, Noel. "Court Identifies Eleven Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’." [Weblog NewsBusters] 08 Oct 2007. Newsbusters. 9 Oct 2007 <[http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/10/09/court-identifies-eleven-inaccuracies-al-gore-s-inconvenient-truth http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/10/09/court-identifies -eleven-inaccuracies-al-gore-s-inconvenient-truth]>.</ref>  Despite the errors, the judge also concluded "four main scientific hypotheses, each of which is very well supported by research published in respected, peer-reviewed journals and accords with the latest conclusions of the IPCC.” <ref> http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301067,00.html</ref>
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Gore is the author of ''The [[Assault on Reason]]''.  He also starred in the 2006 film about "[[global warming]]" entitled, ''[[An Inconvenient Truth]],'' which won an [[Academy Award]]. In 2007, the British High Court directed teachers to inform students to whom they show the film that it "is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument" and to draw attention to eleven specific inaccuracies. Furthermore, the court advised, "If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of ... the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political [[indoctrination]]."<ref>Sheppard, Noel. "Court Identifies Eleven Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’." [Weblog NewsBusters] 08 Oct 2007. Newsbusters. 9 Oct 2007 <[http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/10/09/court-identifies-eleven-inaccuracies-al-gore-s-inconvenient-truth http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/10/09/court-identifies -eleven-inaccuracies-al-gore-s-inconvenient-truth]>.</ref>  Despite the errors, the judge also concluded "four main scientific hypotheses, each of which is very well supported by research published in respected, peer-reviewed journals and accords with the latest conclusions of the IPCC.” <ref>http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301067,00.html</ref>
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Speaking in Manhattan to the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative, Gore wants to use "civil disobedience" to combat the construction of coal power plants without the ability to capture carbon.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,427421,00.html Al Gore Urges 'Civil Disobedience' Toward Coal Plants] Fox News, September 24, 2008</ref> Civil disobedience or the call for intentional violation of laws is an extremist point of view. It is believed that he was speaking in regards to Western nation coal plants. No mention of China and their coal production. The gravest threat from coal pollution comes from China, in which two plants are constructed per week and 500 more plants over the next 10 years.<ref>[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9947668 China's Coal-Fueled Boom Has Costs] NPR, May 2, 2007</ref>
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Gore released a new movie, ''An Inconvenient Sequel'', in 2017.<ref>Richardson, Valerie (July 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/27/al-gores-inconvenient-sequel-meets-with-skepticism/ Not so hot: Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ meets with skepticism even from left]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 2, 2017.</ref> It did not perform well in theaters, placing itself at 15th place on its opening weekend.<ref>Richardson, Valerie (August 7, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/7/al-gores-inconvenient-sequel-meets-cool-reception/ Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ meets with cool reception, placing 15th at box office]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 7, 2017.</ref><ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/08/07/al-gores-inconvenient-sequel-bombs-at-box-office-ranks-in-15th-place.html Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel' bombs at the box office, ranks in 15th place]. ''Fox News''. August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.</ref><ref>Concha, Joe (August 7, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/media/345646-al-gore-climate-change-sequel-bombs-at-box-office Al Gore climate change sequel bombs at box office]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 7, 2017.</ref> Climatologist Roy W. Spencer, the principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, released an ebook criticizing the film for having distortions and factual errors.<ref>Richardson, Valerie (August 22, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/22/climate-scientist-rebuts-al-gore-film-bad-science/ Gore documentary called ‘bad science’ as sales plummet]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 23, 2017.</ref>
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In 2017, Gore stated that he could consider becoming a Roman Catholic due to Pope Francis's position on climate change.<ref>Williams, Thomas D. (August 4, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/04/al-gore-because-of-pope-francis-i-really-could-become-a-catholic/ Al Gore: ‘Because of Pope Francis, I Really Could Become a Catholic’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 4, 2017.</ref>
  
Speaking in Manhattan to the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative, Gore wants to use "civil disobedience" to combat the construction of coal power plants without the ability to capture carbon. <ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,427421,00.html Al Gore Urges 'Civil Disobedience' Toward Coal Plants] Fox News, September 24, 2008</ref> Civil disobedience or the call for intentional violation of laws is an extremist point of view. It is believed that he was speaking in regards to Western nation coal plants. No mention of China and their coal production. The gravest threat from coal pollution comes from China, in which two plants are constructed per week and 500 more plants over the next 10 years. <ref>[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9947668 China's Coal-Fueled Boom Has Costs] NPR, May 2, 2007</ref>
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Despite his climate change promotion, many of Gore's actions do not line up with his philosophy,<ref>Lowe, Tiana (June 6, 2017). [http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/448342/bill-de-blasio-al-gores-climate-change-hypocrisy For America’s Loudest Climate Alarmists, Do as I Say, Not as I Do]. ''National Review''. Retrieved August 2, 2017.</ref><ref>Ambrose, Jay (May 16, 2009). [https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/05/16/al_gores_hypocrisy_astounding_96529.html Al Gore's Hypocrisy Astounding]. ''RealClearPolitics''. Retrieved August 2, 2017.</ref><ref>Goldstein, Lorrie (July 29, 2017). [http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/29/al-gores-hypocrisy-breathtaking Al Gore's hypocrisy 'breathtaking']. ''Toronto Sun''. Retrieved August 2, 2017.</ref> as seen in a 2017 study that found that Gore's mansion used 21 times more energy in the previous year than the average American home.<ref>Chasmar, Jessica (August 2, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/2/al-gores-nashville-estate-expends-21-times-more-en/ Al Gore’s Nashville estate expends 21 times more energy a year than typical U.S. home, study says]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 2, 2017.</ref><ref>Kew, Ben (August 2, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/02/report-al-gores-home-burns-34-times-more-electricity-than-average-u-s-household/ Report: Al Gore’s Home Burns 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 2, 2017.</ref>
  
 
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Gore's defenders claim that the majority of that power came from "green", or environmentally friendly, power sources such as solar and wind power. These power sources are much more expensive than traditional power sources such as coal and nuclear power.
 
Gore's defenders claim that the majority of that power came from "green", or environmentally friendly, power sources such as solar and wind power. These power sources are much more expensive than traditional power sources such as coal and nuclear power.
  
Also, some conservatives have pointed to Gore's use of a private jet while spreading the message about the dangers of [[global warming]].<ref>[http://www.gnn.tv/articles/2332/More_Inconvenient_Truths_About_Al_Gore More Inconvenient Truths About Al Gore]</ref>
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Also, some conservatives have pointed to Gore's use of a private jet while spreading the message about the dangers of "global warming".<ref>[http://www.gnn.tv/articles/2332/More_Inconvenient_Truths_About_Al_Gore More Inconvenient Truths About Al Gore]</ref>
  
 
Attention has also been called to Gore's profits from mining royalties, specifically the mining of zinc adjacent to his property that he leased in Tennessee, which has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances into the environment.<ref>[http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770316074 Tennessee Mine Enriched Gore, Scarred Land]</ref>  The mine has been closed since 2003.  New owner Strategic Resource Acquisition is planning to re-open the mine.  From ''The Tennessean'' (3/12/07):
 
Attention has also been called to Gore's profits from mining royalties, specifically the mining of zinc adjacent to his property that he leased in Tennessee, which has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances into the environment.<ref>[http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770316074 Tennessee Mine Enriched Gore, Scarred Land]</ref>  The mine has been closed since 2003.  New owner Strategic Resource Acquisition is planning to re-open the mine.  From ''The Tennessean'' (3/12/07):
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However, this was after he had already made $500,000 from the mining operations.<ref>http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/3/17/93301.shtml?s=ic</ref>
 
However, this was after he had already made $500,000 from the mining operations.<ref>http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/3/17/93301.shtml?s=ic</ref>
  
Al Gore's fondness for using [[buzzword]]s became the focus of a prank played on Gore by students at [[Massachusetts Institute of Technology]] in 1996.  MIT students distributed a [[bingo]] card containing meaningless buzzwords Gore was known for peppering his speeches with, including "infobahn", "knowledge worker", "vector", "high confidence", and "information marketplace".  Sure enough, during Gore's speech at MIT, a commotion erupted in the audience when enough buzzwords were said to complete the Bingo card.<ref>http://hacks.mit.edu/by_year/1996/gore/</ref>. Gore's current favorite buzzword is "unified national smart grid", which he promotes in conjunction with his catastrophic global warming prophecies, earning him ridicule as "The Goracle" in a ''[[Washington Post]]'' article by Dana Milbank.<ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/28/AR2009012803318_pf.html</ref>  [[Bjorn Lomborg]] has additionally criticized Al Gore for framing global warming using buzzword terms as some sort of transcendent generational quest, as when Gore called the so-called "climate crisis" the "chance to experience...a generational mission, the exhileration of a compelling moral purpose, a shared and unifying cause, the thrill of...the restless human need for transcendence."<ref>Lomborg, Bjorn.  ''Cool It''.  New York: Vintage Books, 2008.</ref>
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Al Gore's fondness for using [[buzzword]]s became the focus of a prank played on Gore by students at [[Massachusetts Institute of Technology]] in 1996.  MIT students distributed a [[bingo]] card containing meaningless buzzwords Gore was known for peppering his speeches with, including "infobahn", "knowledge worker", "vector", "high confidence", and "information marketplace".  Sure enough, during Gore's speech at MIT, a commotion erupted in the audience when enough buzzwords were said to complete the Bingo card.<ref>http://hacks.mit.edu/by_year/1996/gore/</ref>  Gore's current favorite buzzword is "unified national smart grid", which he promotes in conjunction with his catastrophic global warming prophecies, earning him ridicule as "The Goracle" in a ''[[Washington Post]]'' article by Dana Milbank.<ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/28/AR2009012803318_pf.html</ref>  [[Bjorn Lomborg]] has additionally criticized Al Gore for framing global warming using buzzword terms as some sort of transcendent generational quest, as when Gore called the so-called "climate crisis" the "chance to experience...a generational mission, the exhileration of a compelling moral purpose, a shared and unifying cause, the thrill of...the restless human need for transcendence."<ref>Lomborg, Bjorn.  ''Cool It''.  New York: Vintage Books, 2008.</ref>
  
 
==Fabrications and blunders==
 
==Fabrications and blunders==
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*On February 4, 2000, Gore claimed, “We had a huge event with 3,000 people at [[Ohio State University]].” In reality, “Officials at that rally said the room where it had taken place did not hold more than 1,200 people, and, given the area needed for the staging erected for the occasion, they estimated the crowd at 500,” according to known [[liberal]] media source the ''[[New York Times]]''.
 
*On February 4, 2000, Gore claimed, “We had a huge event with 3,000 people at [[Ohio State University]].” In reality, “Officials at that rally said the room where it had taken place did not hold more than 1,200 people, and, given the area needed for the staging erected for the occasion, they estimated the crowd at 500,” according to known [[liberal]] media source the ''[[New York Times]]''.
  
*On February 2, 2000, on [[Good Morning America]] Al Gore claimed, “We won in every single [[demographic category]]” in the [[New Hampshire]] [[primary]]. In reality [[Bill Bradley]] carried [[male]] voters and voters aged 18-29, according to exit polls.
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*On February 2, 2000, on ''[[Good Morning America]]'' Al Gore claimed, “We won in every single [[demographic category]]” in the [[New Hampshire]] [[primary]]. In reality [[Bill Bradley]] carried [[male]] voters and voters aged 18–29, according to exit polls.
  
 
Gore's comment that he "took the initiative in creating the [[Internet]]" was criticized in the ''St. Petersburg Times'' (Florida):
 
Gore's comment that he "took the initiative in creating the [[Internet]]" was criticized in the ''St. Petersburg Times'' (Florida):
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:This was not the first time Gore has overreached. A year ago Gore told reporters that he and his wife, [[Tipper Gore|Tipper]], at the time when they were college sweethearts, were the inspiration for the novel "[[Love Story]]." That came as news to the befuddled author, [[Erich Segal]]. [http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_10/wiggins/]
 
:This was not the first time Gore has overreached. A year ago Gore told reporters that he and his wife, [[Tipper Gore|Tipper]], at the time when they were college sweethearts, were the inspiration for the novel "[[Love Story]]." That came as news to the befuddled author, [[Erich Segal]]. [http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_10/wiggins/]
  
Gore wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times in which he said "[he] genuinely wishes [[global warming]] was an illusion," claiming it is very real. This despite mountains of fraud uncovered by [[ClimateGate]]. [[Fred Thompson]] replied, "Hey, Al... the genie says you still have two wishes left."  <ref>[http://twitter.com/fredthompson/status/9876626632 Fred Thompson, Twitter feed, March 2, 2010</ref>
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Gore wrote an opinion piece in the ''New York Times'' in which he said "[he] genuinely wishes [[global warming]] was an illusion," claiming it is very real. This despite mountains of fraud uncovered by [[ClimateGate]]. [[Fred Thompson]] replied, "Hey, Al... the genie says you still have two wishes left."  <ref>[http://twitter.com/fredthompson/status/9876626632 Fred Thompson, Twitter feed, March 2, 2010]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Previous Breaking News/Al Gore|Al Gore on Breaking News]]
 
*[[Previous Breaking News/Al Gore|Al Gore on Breaking News]]
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*[[Algore]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

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Al Gore
Al Gore VP portrait 1994.jpg
45th Vice-President of the United States
Term of office
January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001
Political party Democratic
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Dan Quayle
Succeeded by Dick Cheney
Born March 31, 1948
Washington, D.C.
Spouse Tipper Gore
Religion Baptist

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) was the unqualified but leading cheerleader for the "global warming" hoax and its Leftist agenda of increasing government regulation over energy production and use. He was given the liberal Nobel prize for his Chicken Little-like claims about a "global warming" crisis that subsequently did not occur. Gore has spread alarmist propaganda, proclaiming the end of the world. Gore likes to say that, "The Earth has a fever," [1] and is making millions of dollars through his hucksterism.[2] He has no degree in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, physics, chemistry, biology, or climatology. Gore took two science classes as an undergraduate, scoring a "C+" in one and a "D" in the other.[3] Among his notable achievements, the one he is least known for is casting the tie-breaking vote to tax elderly Social Security benefits who earn as little as $22,000 per year.

Gore was the Democrat Party's candidate for President in the 2000 election, running on a ticket with Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. Gore challenged the election results and pursued a recount based on his far-fetched claim of violation of the Equal Protection Clause, which the U.S. Supreme Court rejected by a 7-2 vote, in Bush v. Gore. Prior to that Gore was the 45th Vice President of the United States (1993–2001), a successor to Dan Quayle and followed by Dick Cheney. Previously Gore, who merely rode on the coattails of the famous political name built by his father, held positions in the House of Representatives and the Senate spanning 1977–85 and 1985–93 respectively, as his father had done.

In his early life, Gore attended Harvard University and (briefly) Vanderbilt University. He also served in the United States Army and worked as a war correspondent during the Vietnam War.[4]He was married to activist Tipper Gore, but the two announced on 6/1/2010 that they were separating after forty years of marriage.[5]

In 2012 Gore sold his liberal television network Current TV, which had a focus on environmental and social issues, to oil-rich billionaires and the Al Jazeera network. It suffered from low ratings and unprofitability (i.e., not able to meet costs, such as paying workers) under his management.

Sexual Assault Accusations and Investigation

Not long after the split became public, Portland, Oregon police announced that they had investigated Gore on sexual assault charges over an encounter with massage therapist Molly Hagerty in October 2006.[6]

Hagerty, a massage therapist to the stars, has accused the former vice president of repeatedly groping and kissing her during a late-night, alcohol-fueled attack in a Oregon luxury hotel suite in October 2006. Detectives investigated the claims in 2006 and 2009 but decided not to pursue the case. However, Portland Police Chief Michael Reese said on July 1, 2010, that "we have determined there were procedural issues with the 2009 investigation that merit reopening the case." Officers took the accuser's statement but didn't proceed further and didn't clear that decision with higher-ups. In addition, prosecutors were not made aware of the 2009 investigation until recently."[7]

Political career

Al Gore followed his father, Albert Gore, Sr. a Democrat Senator from Tennessee, into Congress. His father was a supporter of the New Deal who was finally defeated by Bill Brock in 1970, despite having sent his son to Vietnam in order to bolster the Gore senatorial campaign.[8]

Al Gore was initially somewhat conservative on social issues, supporting Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court and, along with his wife, opposing offensive lyrics in rock music. But as his presidential aspirations grew, Gore became increasingly liberal.

Gore ran for president in 1988 but was defeated in the presidential primaries by Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts. Gore then continued to serve in the Senate.[9]

In the 1992 Presidential Election, Democrat nominee Bill Clinton selected Gore as his running mate. They won the election, and Gore was sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 1993. Clinton and Gore were elected to a second term in 1996. Gore had little influence in the Clinton Administration, and almost nothing of significance is attributed to him.

As is often the case for incumbent Vice Presidents, Gore was nominated as his party's candidate in the 2000 Presidential Election. He lost to George W. Bush in the Electoral College after a close vote, in which Gore garnered more popular votes than Bush, but fewer electoral votes. Gore contested the results in Florida. On December 13, 2000, after an extensive court battle (Bush v. Gore), Gore accepted Bush's election to the presidency.[10]

Cast tie breaking vote to increase taxes on Social Security

In 1993 President Clinton sought to increase taxes on Social Security benefits of the elderly and disabled.[11] The final version of the bill passed by the Democratically controlled Congress increased taxes on beneficiaries from the first 50% to 85%[12] of benefits (or "annuity payments" as they were originally called). Vice President Al Gore cast the deciding tie-breaker vote in the Senate to make the tax increase law. The Clinton-Gore tax increase on Social Security benefits imposed a 70% income tax rate on a retired couple making as little as $22,000 per year.[13]

Al Gore and uncharitableness

See also: Liberal politicians and uncharitableness and Barack Obama and uncharitableness

The political magazine the American Spectator declared:

The last two Democratic Party nominees for President have come up short on the charity scale. Al Gore has been famously stingy when it comes to actually giving his own money to charities. In 1998 he was embarrassed when his tax returns revealed that he gave just $353 to charity...[14]

Early career

From left to right: Fred Phelps, Al Gore, and former Kansas Gov. Joan Finney.

In 1988 Gore courted the support of controversial activist Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. In appreciation for Phelps' help and support of Gore, Phelps was provided tickets to the inauguration of President Clinton in 1992 and 1996.[15] Phelps later changed his opinion about Gore when he joined Bill Clinton on the 1992 presidential ticket. Phelps turned on him and claimed Gore was a "conservative" icon of the Democrat Party that sold out on some critical social issues. Phelps also demonstrated against Clinton and Gore during the 1997 inaugural.[16] [17]

Later activities

Gore started an investment firm to invest in environmentally sustainable technology and industries and a cable channel (Current TV), and is an adviser to Google. He was also mentioned as a possible 2008 presidential candidate.

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Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change.[18]

Gore is the author of The Assault on Reason. He also starred in the 2006 film about "global warming" entitled, An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Academy Award. In 2007, the British High Court directed teachers to inform students to whom they show the film that it "is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument" and to draw attention to eleven specific inaccuracies. Furthermore, the court advised, "If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of ... the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination."[19] Despite the errors, the judge also concluded "four main scientific hypotheses, each of which is very well supported by research published in respected, peer-reviewed journals and accords with the latest conclusions of the IPCC.” [20]

Speaking in Manhattan to the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative, Gore wants to use "civil disobedience" to combat the construction of coal power plants without the ability to capture carbon.[21] Civil disobedience or the call for intentional violation of laws is an extremist point of view. It is believed that he was speaking in regards to Western nation coal plants. No mention of China and their coal production. The gravest threat from coal pollution comes from China, in which two plants are constructed per week and 500 more plants over the next 10 years.[22]

Gore released a new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel, in 2017.[23] It did not perform well in theaters, placing itself at 15th place on its opening weekend.[24][25][26] Climatologist Roy W. Spencer, the principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, released an ebook criticizing the film for having distortions and factual errors.[27]

In 2017, Gore stated that he could consider becoming a Roman Catholic due to Pope Francis's position on climate change.[28]

Despite his climate change promotion, many of Gore's actions do not line up with his philosophy,[29][30][31] as seen in a 2017 study that found that Gore's mansion used 21 times more energy in the previous year than the average American home.[32][33]

Quotes

  • Gore said, "I took the initiative in creating the Internet." [34]
  • Gore falsely claimed that he discovered problems in Love Canal and fixed them. He said:
"I called for a congressional investigation and a hearing. I looked around the country for other sites like that. I found a little place in upstate New York called Love Canal. Had the first hearing on that issue."[35]
"That was the one that started it all. ... We made a huge difference and it was all because one high school student got involved."
"I love Van Jones. I love his work. I love his heart and his commitment and his intellect. I love his mission. He has wisely picked a part of this set of interwoven challenges that should have been addressed much more forcefully by me and others long ago.”[36]
  • During an interview with Slate, regarding the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University, a question was asked concerning a sense from the Climategate e-mails and from data that was "hidden and hoarded." These truths are the opposite of the case Al Gore made in his book about having an open and fair debate. Gore responded with a lack of command of the most basic details of anything related to Earth and climate. He said,
I haven’t read all the e-mails, but the most recent one is more than 10 years old. [...] So an e-mail exchange more than 10 years ago including somebody’s opinion that a particular study isn’t any good is one thing [...] but where the scientific consensus is concerned, it’s completely unchanged. What we’re seeing is a set of changes worldwide that just make this discussion over 10-year-old e-mails kind of silly.[37][38]
The most recent emails in Climategate were from November 12, 2009.
  • In an interview aired on the CBS Early Show, Al Gore read his global warming poem to Harry Smith.[39][40]


One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun
Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea
Neptune's bones dissolve
Snow glides from the mountain
Ice fathers floods for a season
A hard rain comes quickly
Then dirt is parched
Kindling is placed in the forest
For the lightning's celebration
Unknown creatures
Take their leave, unmourned
Horsemen ready their stirrups
Passion seeks heroes and friends
The bell of the city
On the hill is rung
The shepherd cries
The hour of choosing has arrived
Here are your tools

Criticism

Cartoon by Greg Sheffield

Ann Coulter claims Gore exaggerated his military service record: "Al Gore endlessly bragged to the media about his service in Vietnam. 'I took my turn regularly on the perimeter in these little firebases out in the boonies. Something would move, we'd fire first and ask questions later,' he told Vanity Fair. And then we found out Gore had a personal bodyguard in Vietnam, the most dangerous weapon he carried was a typewriter, and he left after three months."[41]

In 2007, Al Gore received criticism for his high electricity use. When it was discovered that Gore's electric utility bill is 20 times higher than the average American's[42] many of his detractors accused him of not living up to his own standards. In the year since the 2007 criticism, energy use at Gore's mansion increased 10%.[43] Gore's defenders claim that the majority of that power came from "green", or environmentally friendly, power sources such as solar and wind power. These power sources are much more expensive than traditional power sources such as coal and nuclear power.

Also, some conservatives have pointed to Gore's use of a private jet while spreading the message about the dangers of "global warming".[44]

Attention has also been called to Gore's profits from mining royalties, specifically the mining of zinc adjacent to his property that he leased in Tennessee, which has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances into the environment.[45] The mine has been closed since 2003. New owner Strategic Resource Acquisition is planning to re-open the mine. From The Tennessean (3/12/07):

"Last week, Gore sent a letter asking the company to work with Earthworks, a national environmental group, to make sure the operation doesn’t damage the environment.

'We would like for you to engage with us in a process to ensure that the mine becomes a global example of environmental best practices,' Gore wrote."

However, this was after he had already made $500,000 from the mining operations.[46]

Al Gore's fondness for using buzzwords became the focus of a prank played on Gore by students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. MIT students distributed a bingo card containing meaningless buzzwords Gore was known for peppering his speeches with, including "infobahn", "knowledge worker", "vector", "high confidence", and "information marketplace". Sure enough, during Gore's speech at MIT, a commotion erupted in the audience when enough buzzwords were said to complete the Bingo card.[47] Gore's current favorite buzzword is "unified national smart grid", which he promotes in conjunction with his catastrophic global warming prophecies, earning him ridicule as "The Goracle" in a Washington Post article by Dana Milbank.[48] Bjorn Lomborg has additionally criticized Al Gore for framing global warming using buzzword terms as some sort of transcendent generational quest, as when Gore called the so-called "climate crisis" the "chance to experience...a generational mission, the exhileration of a compelling moral purpose, a shared and unifying cause, the thrill of...the restless human need for transcendence."[49]

Fabrications and blunders

  • On February 20, 2000, Gore claimed he has “always, always, always” supported Roe v. Wade. However, in 1977, he voted for the Hyde Amendment, which says that abortion “takes the life of an unborn child who is a living human being,” and that there is no constitutional right to abortion. He cast many other votes favorable to the pro-life cause and earned an 84 percent rating over the course of his entire U.S. House career (1977 to 1984) from the National Right to Life Committee.[50]
  • On February 4, 2000, Gore claimed, “We had a huge event with 3,000 people at Ohio State University.” In reality, “Officials at that rally said the room where it had taken place did not hold more than 1,200 people, and, given the area needed for the staging erected for the occasion, they estimated the crowd at 500,” according to known liberal media source the New York Times.

Gore's comment that he "took the initiative in creating the Internet" was criticized in the St. Petersburg Times (Florida):

This was not the first time Gore has overreached. A year ago Gore told reporters that he and his wife, Tipper, at the time when they were college sweethearts, were the inspiration for the novel "Love Story." That came as news to the befuddled author, Erich Segal. [3]

Gore wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times in which he said "[he] genuinely wishes global warming was an illusion," claiming it is very real. This despite mountains of fraud uncovered by ClimateGate. Fred Thompson replied, "Hey, Al... the genie says you still have two wishes left." [51]

See also

External links

References

  1. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/GlobalWarming/story?id=2110628&page=1
  2. http://newsbusters.org/node/11149
  3. http://www.larryelder.com/Gore/goredubiousrecord.htm
  4. Kennedy, William V. The Military and the Media: Why the Press Cannot Be Trusted to Cover a War. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 1993. <http://com.hilbert.edu/students/papers/carolina-1999/1999vietnam.html>
  5. Gore's Break Up After 40 Years of Marriage
  6. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jdRlS1EbF66_3PpAvC9UlCbBtuqgD9GIKE580 AP; Police release tape from Al Gore sexual assault accuser's interview
  7. Portland police mishandled Al Gore sex-abuse case, Chief says.
  8. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/democracy/gore/stories/gore/
  9. While serving in the Senate, Gore introduced the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991, signed December 9, 1991, which his supporters claim helped develop the Internet and the National Research and Education Network. [1] [2] When Gore himself bragged about creating the internet, he was referring to prior legislation (see quotations below).
  10. Leip, David. "2000 Presidential General Election Results." David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. 2005. 18 Mar. 2007 <http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?year=2000>.
  11. http://www.house.gov/house/Contract/seniorsd.txt
  12. http://web.archive.org/web/20040408115747/www.ssa.gov/OACT/HOP/hopi.htm
  13. Congressional Record, Comments by Rep. Christopher Cox, July 27, 2000.
  14. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c5_1238044126&c=1
  15. Gore sought help from anti-homosexual group, 'God hates fags' creator preaches 'hate because the Bible preaches hate', By Jon E. Dougherty, WorldNetDaily.com, October 25, 2000.
  16. http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID={91058469-F6DE-4615-8B2A-73CDF3E8FCAC}
  17. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_20001104/ai_n11753681
  18. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312024,00.html
  19. Sheppard, Noel. "Court Identifies Eleven Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’." [Weblog NewsBusters] 08 Oct 2007. Newsbusters. 9 Oct 2007 <http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/10/09/court-identifies -eleven-inaccuracies-al-gore-s-inconvenient-truth>.
  20. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301067,00.html
  21. Al Gore Urges 'Civil Disobedience' Toward Coal Plants Fox News, September 24, 2008
  22. China's Coal-Fueled Boom Has Costs NPR, May 2, 2007
  23. Richardson, Valerie (July 27, 2017). Not so hot: Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ meets with skepticism even from left. The Washington Times. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  24. Richardson, Valerie (August 7, 2017). Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ meets with cool reception, placing 15th at box office. The Washington Times. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  25. Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel' bombs at the box office, ranks in 15th place. Fox News. August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  26. Concha, Joe (August 7, 2017). Al Gore climate change sequel bombs at box office. The Hill. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  27. Richardson, Valerie (August 22, 2017). Gore documentary called ‘bad science’ as sales plummet. The Washington Times. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  28. Williams, Thomas D. (August 4, 2017). Al Gore: ‘Because of Pope Francis, I Really Could Become a Catholic’. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  29. Lowe, Tiana (June 6, 2017). For America’s Loudest Climate Alarmists, Do as I Say, Not as I Do. National Review. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  30. Ambrose, Jay (May 16, 2009). Al Gore's Hypocrisy Astounding. RealClearPolitics. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  31. Goldstein, Lorrie (July 29, 2017). Al Gore's hypocrisy 'breathtaking'. Toronto Sun. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  32. Chasmar, Jessica (August 2, 2017). Al Gore’s Nashville estate expends 21 times more energy a year than typical U.S. home, study says. The Washington Times. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  33. Kew, Ben (August 2, 2017). Report: Al Gore’s Home Burns 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  34. Blitzer, Wolf. Transcript: Vice President Gore on CNN's 'Late Edition'. CNN. 9 March 1999. 2 June 2007 <http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/03/09/president.2000 /transcript.gore/>
  35. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1999/12/02/politics/main72638.shtml
  36. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/12/090112fa_fact_kolbert?currentPage=all
  37. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/08/al-gore-cant-tell-time-thinks-most-recent-climategate-email-is-more-than-10-years-old/
  38. http://www.slate.com/id/2237789/
  39. Noel Sheppard. Gore Reads Poem, Harry Smith Swoons: 'Wow...I’m Happy to Hear it in Your Voice', NewsBusters, December 15, 2009.
  40. Rush Limbaugh. Algore's Idiotic Poem and All the Latest from the ClimateGate Stack, RushLimbaugh.com, December 7, 2009.
  41. http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/welcome.cgi
  42. Al Gore - Electric consumption bill
  43. http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200806/CUL20080619a.html
  44. More Inconvenient Truths About Al Gore
  45. Tennessee Mine Enriched Gore, Scarred Land
  46. http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/3/17/93301.shtml?s=ic
  47. http://hacks.mit.edu/by_year/1996/gore/
  48. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/28/AR2009012803318_pf.html
  49. Lomborg, Bjorn. Cool It. New York: Vintage Books, 2008.
  50. http://www.gargaro.com/lifequotes.html
  51. Fred Thompson, Twitter feed, March 2, 2010