8/09/2007

Tale of Two Houses

I normally don't post emails I receive, but since I think Al Gore's a stinkin' hypocrite, here goes:

House #1 A 20 room mansion ( not including 8 bathrooms ) heated bynatural gas. Add on a pool ( and a pool house) and a separate guesthouse, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. Theaverage bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400. Innatural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times thenational average for an American home. This house is not situatedin a Northern or Midwester n 'snow belt' area. It's in the South.




House #2 Designed by an architecture professor at aleading national university. This house incorporates every'green' feature current home construction can provide. The house is4,000 square feet ( 4 bedrooms ) and is nestled on a high prairie in theAmerican southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermalheat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into theground. The water (usually 67 degrees F. ) heats the house in the winterand cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil ornatural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for aconventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collectedand funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater fromshowers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and theninto the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the areaenable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.

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HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville, Tennessee; it is the abode of the 'environmentalist' Al Gore.

HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford,Texas; it is the residence the of the President of the United States,George W. Bush.

An 'inconvenient truth'.

Check Snopes if you doubt it.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Al Gore invented the Internet and he runs the entire thing from his home.

Have to keep all those big power hungry servers happy.

Wulfgar said...

Geeguy, I hate to point out the obvious, but GW's house is a bit bigger and whiter than that. And it's a bit insincere (at the least) to count House #2 without also counting the other holdings that old Prescott, the fascist sympathizer and traitorous conspirator, left to the family of the owner of simple house #2.

Anonymous said...

House #2, as was pointed out in an article about Bush a few years ago, was begun DURING the rev up to Iraq (Arbusto and an another oil company - whose board Daddy Dearest sits upon- were in closed conversations with Middle East oil concerns,) and completed just before the invasion.

Timing is everything. Particularly when you're in charge of how it will come down.

Anonymous said...

Al Gore doesnt live in Nashville anymore than George H.W. Bush lives in Dallas.


JWC

Anonymous said...

Any of you Bush haters got documentation links?

Anonymous said...

Here's a link worth reading:
Why We Went to War in Iraq
By David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | 6/29/2007

When he was in office and responsible for protecting us, Al Gore was absent from the war on terror. As Vice President, he was part of an administration that failed to respond to the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993; that cut and ran when al-Qaeda ambushed US Army Rangers in Mogadishu; that called for regime change in Iraq when Saddam expelled the UN weapons inspectors but then failed to remove Saddam or to get him to allow the UN inspectors back in; that failed to respond to the murder of US troops in Saudi Arabia or the attack on an American warship in Yemen; that reacted to the blowing up two US embassies in Africa by firing missiles at an aspirin factory in the Sudan and empty tents in Afghanistan; that refused to kill or capture .Osama Bin Laden when it had a dozen chances to do so; and that did not put in place simple airport security measures, its own task force recommended, that would have prevented 9/11.

In short, to every act of war against the United States during the 1990s, the Clinton-Gore response was limp-wristed and supine. And worse. By refusing to concede a lost presidential election, thereby breaking a hundred-year tradition, Gore delayed the transition to the new administration that would have to deal with the terrorist threat. As a result of the two-month delay, the comprehensive anti-terror plan that Bush ordered on taking office (the Clinton-Gore team had none) did not arrive on his desk until the day before the 9/11 attack.

Yet, it is characteristic of Gore’s myopic arrogance that he would wag his finger at the Bush administration for its failure to anticipate the 9/11 attack. “It is useful and important to examine the warnings the administration ignored,” Gore writes in his self-referentially titled new book, The Assault on Reason. As if to underscore his own hypocrisy – he then adds: “not to ‘point the finger of blame’….” Of course not.

And there is more to the article ...and more articles worth reading here.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 5:48

Anon 4:16 is correct, the web is inundated with it. Not something that is hard to find and so needs to be linked for easy access.

Public record. Land purchased '99
House built 2000

Several books, articles, etc available for documentation. Easy to find, just look.

Records of meetings with both Bushes & oil cartel members publicly documented.

Anonymous said...

Seems the post noting lack of adequate documentation on an opinion is valid.

Is there a reason some of you folks don't post documentation links to your opinions?

Seems odd to suggest someone else research your undocumented opinions.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:45 AM, August 10, 2007

Maybe it is because they hate Bush.

Here's a great piece that you can read to follow the entire trail.

It begins:

July 17, 2002 8:45 a.m.
Bush’s Life in Business
The whole story, from a 1999 investigation into his record.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Virtually every day there is some new "revelation" concerning the business career of President George W. Bush. But so far there have been no reports of anything that is actually new. Rather, the controversy has focused on events that were extensively examined during Bush's political career in Texas and, later, his campaign for the White House. So what is the real story of Bush's life in business? In the spring of 1999, when it became clear that Bush would run for president, Byron York took a close look at the record and came up with the following report, which originally appeared in The American Spectator:


The piece ends with

THE $135 MILLION QUESTION
The details about Bush's business career, from the first investors to the stadium deal, will undoubtedly become the basis for questions in the coming campaign. After all, journalists will reason, given the intense scrutiny given to Bill Clinton's past financial dealings, shouldn't Bush face the same? That is, of course, a misreading of what happened to Clinton — other than the original Whitewater article in the New York Times, the investigation of his financial affairs came largely after he became president — but the distinction is likely to be lost in the political season.

Still, a healthy inquiry will be a good thing. Although each of these issues has been reported in the Texas press, there is undoubtedly still more to learn. And it will be useful to hear how Bush handles inquiries about whether he believes that any of the businessmen who offered him opportunities were also hoping for a friendly tie to his father.

It's not an idle question. If one superimposes a timeline over the Bush career path, one sees that his rise in business coincided with his father's rise to the highest levels of government. In late 1979 and 1980, for example, as the younger Bush was seeking investors for Arbusto, his father was running for the Republican nomination for president and, later, taking his place as Ronald Reagan's running mate. Many of the people who were investing with George W. were also contributing to his father's campaign, which may or may not mean they were trying to buy a little good will in the White House. The Uzielli investment, the Spectrum 7 deal, and the Harken merger all were accomplished while the elder Bush was vice president. And the Rangers sale went through very shortly after President Bush took office.

But it may be that — provided no evidence of wrongdoing emerges — there's little more to say than the obvious: Of course Bush benefited from his connections, but that's just the way the world works. Rather, the real problem for Bush — certainly with his fellow Republicans — may ultimately be not his family friends but the stadium deal. It will be hard for Bush to deny that he and the other owners happily accepted $135 million from the taxpayers for their private benefit. Would he as president favor similar large-scale federal "public-private partnerships" financed by the taxpayers? A sweet deal like The Ballpark comes once in a lifetime, but it leaves a front-runner with a lot of explaining to do.

Anonymous said...

David Roberts, staff writer for the online environmental magazine Grist criticised this slamming of Gore:

It was unfair, he said, to compare Gore's electrical consumption to the national average, which "includes apartments and trailer homes and is an average across all climatic zones, some of which are quite temperate."Gore and his wife, Tipper, "both work out of their house" and "have special security measures for an ex-vice president, all of which naturally increases the electricity use in the home," Roberts added.Moreover, Gore "pays almost a 50 percent premium to buy the 'green power' offered from his electrical company," which generates its voltage from hydroelectric and nuclear power rather than coal, he said."If every national leader did as much as Al Gore does to ameliorate their impact on the climate, the world would be a much better place."

From: Bush's Ranch House 'Far More Eco-Friendly' Than Gore's
By Randy Hall
CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor
March 01, 2007

GeeGuy said...

In other words, if you're rich, don't sweat it.

Anonymous said...

I admire GW's 'prairie home' but wish he'd show leadership at the 'White House' and lead us beyond fossil fuel culture...
Why doesn't he promote these 'low impact values' associated with his
Texas home?