Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Do As I Say, Not As I Do!

From the website of the U.S Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, via The Drudge Report...


WASHINGTON, DC – Former Vice President Al Gore refused to take a “Personal Energy Ethics Pledge” today to consume no more energy than the average American household. The pledge was presented to Gore by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, during today’s global warming hearing.

Senator Inhofe showed Gore a film frame from “An Inconvenient Truth” where it asks viewers: “Are you ready to change the way you live?”

(Click Here for link to chart.)

Gore has been criticized for excessive home energy usage at his residence in Tennessee. His electricity usage is reportedly 20 times higher than the average American household.

Here is the "Personal Energy Ethics Pledge"...

As a believer:
· that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;

· that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;

· that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and

· that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;

I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.”

The last sentence from the article...

Gore refused to take the pledge.

And why SHOULD he?

After all, he is a Go-Zillionaire, and he has only the best interests of the Great-Unwashed at heart, right?

I mean, hasn't Gore EARNED his own right to pollute twenty times more than you by all of the good he has done, or intends to do for Humanity?

I mean, haven't he and his allies worked tirelessly to raise the Minimum Wage to a level that will support a family of four, while simultaneously attempting to limit the access of a family of four to a vehicle which will carry four people? (For the good of the Earth, don'tchaknow?)

I'm telling you all, right now.

BEWARE the Politician who claims to want to solve your problems, ESPECIALLY when that same Politician is pointing those very problems out to you.

BEWARE the Politician who refers to YOU as "Workers", or to you and your families as "Working Families", ESPECIALLY if neither that Politician nor her Husband has ever held a job on which they actually "Worked."

BEWARE the rulers who are unwilling to live under the same conditions as their "Subjects."

If you want anything done, DO IT YOURSELF.

Conserve, Reduce, Recycle. By all means. Live Responsibly. Think Locally, Act Globally.

Have at it. After all, it IS the responsible way to live.

But do it YOURSELF.

Whatever you DO, don't allow AlGore and HillBillary to mandate it through the power of Government.

Because if you do, you will have surrendered your personal freedom to live your life in the same way that AlGore believes that he is entitled to live his, in exchange for an empty promise to solve a problem which may not even exist.

UPDATE: This chart bears notice...


You are being LIED TO! (And not by me!)

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