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//IDTM10101230213_sp.jpeg Former vice-president Al Gore stops briefly to speak with reporters as he enters Taco Bell Arena at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Monday, Jan. 22, 2007. Gore was in town to speak about global warming. (AP Photo/Troy Maben)

 

 

By BETH FOUHY

 

 

NEW YORK Jan 24, 2007 (AP)- Who says politics is show business for ugly people?

"An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's film on the perils of global warming, scored two Oscar nominations Tuesday for best documentary feature and best original song.

While he is not technically a nominee the film's director, Davis Guggenheim, won the nod, as did singer Melissa Etheridge for the song "I Need to Wake Up" Gore said he was "thrilled" that his movie was honored.

"The film ... has brought awareness of the climate crisis to people in the United States and all over the world," Gore said in an e-mail statement. "I am so grateful to the entire team and pleased that the Academy has recognized their work. This film proves that movies really can make a difference."

Aides say the former vice president plans to walk the red carpet with Hollywood's beautiful people at the Academy Awards ceremony next month.

Guggenheim said he wasn't expecting a nomination but welcomed the fresh attention from the Academy's recognition. He said he spoke to Gore and asked him, "'Are you ready to go to the show?' I think he's ready. For years he's been in the wilderness on global warming. Now he's ready for his grand walk. Now he's at the Academy Awards. It's a hero's return."

Speaking at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Tuesday night, Gore said he won't let the star treatment change him. He said his model will be Rin Tin Tin, because the dog was the same after his TV show as he was before it.

In a private meeting earlier with students from Augustana and area high schools, one asked Gore how it felt to be a movie star, of sorts.

"What do you mean 'of sorts?'" he fired back.

"An Inconvenient Truth," which chronicles Gore's slide show on global warming, has been a critical and box office success, bringing in more than $24 million to make it the third highest-grossing documentary in history. A companion book has been on national best-seller lists for months.

Gore narrowly lost the 2000 presidential contest to Republican George W. Bush in a disputed election. The Democrat has said he's not planning to run for president again but also has not ruled it out.

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He fits right in with liberal Hollywood. Did you catch The Oscars? What a liberal jerk-eachother-off session that was.

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It was a magnificant choice considering the field he was up against.

 

I never saw him that relaxed! Holllywood is good for

Algore!

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The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization committed to achieving a freer, more prosperous Tennessee through free market policy solutions, issued a press release late Monday:

 

 

 

Last night, Al Gore"™s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.

 

Gore"™s mansion, [20-room, eight-bathroom] located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).

 

In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

 

The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh-more than 20 times the national average.

 

Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh-guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore"™s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

 

Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore"™s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

 

Gore"™s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore"™s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

 

"As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk to walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use," said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.

 

In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.

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Just read an article where it states that Gore is a hypocrit because of the size of his carbon footprint. Its so typical that these people tell us that we need to stop but they are the biggest offenders biggrin.gif

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The really bad thing about global warming is that even if we were to completely halt all sources of what is called "greenhouse gases" the atmosphere would continue to rise in temperature for quite some time.

 

Global warming is here, it is here to stay and we might as well get used to it.

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The really bad thing about global warming is that even if we were to completely halt all sources of what is called "greenhouse gases" the atmosphere would continue to rise in temperature for quite some time.

 

Global warming is here, it is here to stay and we might as well get used to it.

Then why are politicians and unethical businesspeople trying to wrench money from our pockets to "fight" global warming? Why don't we just tell them to piss off?

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