Monday, March 30, 2009

Hypocrisy is soooooo amusing

So I hear Al Gore couldn't be bothered to turn off any of his lights during "Earth Hour" this weekend.

According to the news story:

Drew Johnson, the president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, decided to drive by Gore's mansion in Nashville at 8:48 p.m. and records that floodlights were on illuminating the driveway leading up to the main quarter.

"I pulled up to Al's house, located in the posh Belle Meade section of Nashville, at 8:48 p.m. – right in the middle of Earth Hour," he wrote on his blog. "I found that the main spotlights that usually illuminate his 9,000 square foot mansion were dark, but several of the lights inside the house were on."

He added: "The kicker, though, were the dozen or so floodlights grandly highlighting several trees and illuminating the driveway entrance of Gore’s mansion. I [kid] you not, my friends, the savior of the environment couldn’t be bothered to turn off the gaudy lights that show off his goofy trees."

I'm sorry - maybe I'm just a dim bulb here - but what the hell is the man who spearheaded the global-warming squawking doing (a) using spotlights to illuminate his house? and (b) using spotlights to illuminate TREES?

This doesn't address the obvious issue of living in a 9000 square foot house to begin with.

And THIS is the guy who ousted Irena Sendler from winning the Nobel Peace Prize????

Meanwhile, during Earth Hour the other night, I looked around and counted three lightbulbs in use in our house - one each in the kitchen, living room, and front room. No, we weren't participating in Earth Hour. For us this is normal.

So who's greener - Al or us?



  1. I celebrated "Earth Hour" by turning on every light and appliance in my house. I'm so BAAAAAD!

  2. You are not alone. I had my usual one bulb on after dark in my little home and that is the norm! Yes, the norm after dark! I do it to keep the light bill down but then again there are so many taxes on my bill, that if I shut that one bulb off I would still be paying a huge bill.....and for his elctricity seems the less that I use, the higher the bill...someone has to pay the taxes, right even if the politicans avoid paying their bills.

  3. Interesting, for what it *doesn't* say. He arrives at 8:48, twelve minutes before the designated time, and notes that the lights are on. He does not say whether the lights go off at 9:00. I'm curious at that omission.