Bill Maher Manages the Perfect Dig at Al Gore

In case you didn’t know, environmental crusader – and green hypocrite – Al Gore has a new movie coming out. The former Vice President is obviously making the rounds to promote his latest propaganda documentary An Inconvenient Sequel, and that included an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night.

And Maher made the perfect joke at Gore’s expense. Now, let me preface the joke by noting that Maher and Gore are basically on the same side of the climate change debate, with the host going so far as to refer to his guest as “Planet Earth’s most tireless champion.” The joke came when Maher talked about the rising sea levels that Gore has predicted over and over again.

Maher said, “Obviously we could lose, like Venice. We could lose Florida, and [after a beat] who would know better about losing Florida?”

The audience roared with laughter, while Maher shrugged his shoulders as if to suggest that he couldn’t resist.

But Gore, not exactly known for his sense of humor, gave a witty – if historically inaccurate – retort when he replied, “Actually, I think I carried Florida,” to approving applause from the host and audience.

Truth be told, it’s nice to hear liberals cracking jokes that don’t demean those with whom they don’t agree. Here’s the whole interview (I haven’t watched it all, so brace yourself for potential language):

Al Gore Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is…Well, 3% of It, Anyway

Former Senator and Vice President Al Gore is quite the environmental crusader. For years he has loved to hector Americans about how the modern Western lifestyle is allegedly destroying the planet – including the insufferable documentary An Inconvenient Truth and its forthcoming sequel, and his tireless efforts have made him a hero to the radical environmental movement.

So you’d think that someone who has campaigned so hard for a green lifestyle with such urgency would put his money where his mouth is, right? Well, that’s where you’d be wrong. Drew Johnson of the National Center for Public Policy Research has just released a report sharing some statistics about Gore’s power usage that reveal mind-blowing hypocrisy.

For starters, let’s look at Gore’s home. He lives in a beautiful, century-old mansion in Nashville’s tony Belle Meade neighborhood. It’s a 10,070 square foot home on two acres in the eighth richest neighborhood in America. In 2007, right after Gore won his Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, we learned that the home used a whopping 20 times the electricity of the average American house.

That expose prompted Gore to undertake some green renovations to the property. He spent a conservatively estimated quarter million dollars on environmentally friendly upgrades that included solar panels and the necessary equipment to convert the sun’s rays into power, along with energy efficient windows, a rainwater collection system, special green insulation, and a new heating and air conditioning system.

None of it made enough of a difference. The solar panel system only provides enough energy to power the home for less than three weeks a year, and the Gore mansion still consumes about 20 times the average. In fact, after the upgrades, Gore burns through 10,000 kilowatts a year more than before he spent all that money on a green makeover.

You may also think that Gore lives in such a large house because he has a large family, right? Umm…about that:

In 2010, Gore announced that he and wife Tipper were divorcing after 40 years of marriage. According to media speculation, Tipper likely lives in the $8.9 million California home the couple purchased weeks before the separation. The Gores have four grown children who no longer live at home. That leaves the former vice president as presumably the only occupant of the home, making his energy consumption even more staggering.

Gore also owns at least two other homes, a pied-à-terre in San Francisco’s St. Regis Residence Club and a farm house in Carthage, Tennessee.

That’s right. Al Gore likely lives alone in a home that burns through 20 times the energy of yours, and it’s not his only house! Let that sink in for a minute.

Since the solar panels don’t do much to provide power to Gore’s mansion, where does the rest of the energy come from? Nashville Electric Service gets its energy from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Gore’s massive power bills to the NES include $432 per month to a green energy program, but the vast majority of the power flowing into the mansion isn’t “renewable” by any stretch.

The NES breaks down its energy sources like this:

39.8% comes from nuclear power plants, 25.8% is generated at coal–fired power plants, 21.5% is produced by burning natural gas, 9.7% is powered by hydroelectric dams and just 3.2% is from wind and solar sources.

The bottom line? Gore isn’t doing much of anything to put his money where his mouth is when it comes to the electricity at his Nashville home.

In truth, the energy pouring into Gore’s house is the electricity that all TVA customers receive – the majority of which comes from nuclear and coal–fired power plants. Only 3% of the electricity going into Gore’s home comes from a renewable source such as solar or wind power.

Some truths really are inconvenient, aren’t they?

Al Gore Man Bear Pig

Al Gore Corners ManBearPig

4 days after meeting with President-Elect Trump to raise ManBearPig…I mean, Climate Change awareness, Al Gore announced the debut of his second climate change documentary. It is reported to focus on the “solutions to the crisis […] at hand.” It will premiere on the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Trump’s appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA gives us hope that his friendliness towards Gore doesn’t signal softening on environmental regulation.

In his second documentary, Gore seems to have cornered ManBearPig and is proposing the means of its extermination.

It is likely that Gore’s appeals to President-Elect Trump closely mirror the 6 point plan that climate change alarmists have proposed. Their 6 point plan to destroy ManBearPig can best be summarized as follows:

  1. Subsidize
  2. Regulate
  3. Tax
  4. Kowtow
  5. Say you’re sorry
  6. Ask France what to do next…

Have no fear, Al Gore is on the case and ManBearPig will soon be dealt with!

(If you don’t know what ManBearPig and Climate Change have to do with each other, or you just want a laugh, watch the video below)

Al Gore Has Ivanka’s Ear, Calls Trump Meeting ‘Productive’

One of the central issues which propelled President-elect Donald Trump to the White House is energy policy and global warming skepticism. Now the high priest and shaman of the global warming church, Al Gore, has visited Trump Tower and declared the meeting “productive.”

“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” Mr. Gore told reporters at Trump Tower. “I had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. The bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that.”

How did the witch doctor of warming get into the inner sanctum of the nascent Trump administration to begin with?

Apparently, at least according to Gore, Ivanka is “committed to climate change policy that makes sense.”

My sense of this is simply that there’s literally almost nobody on the planet with whom Donald Trump won’t meet, especially if the meeting is brought to him by his family. We should not read too much into this.

Trump has a lot riding on his climate skepticism, including a promise to unbind the U.S. from the Paris accords. It’s unlikely that, even if Gore has Ivanka’s ear, the president-elect will change his position.

Even this small meeting with Al Gore caused some consternation among the “loyalists.”

Of course, this whole Gore distraction could be to take the sting out of the real cliffhanger in Trump-world: who will be secretary of state? Rumors are now that Romney is being made to suffer, or that his star is falling, or that–GASP!–former Utah Gov. John Huntsman is now in the mix.

So what’s a little distraction to keep the troops agitated? Al Gore provides a perfect cover (and the press loves to cover him).