Al Gore, the Rudolph Valentino of massage parlors, is back in the news. It seems Gore sold his ultra-liberal Current TV station to Al-Jazeera, the Middle East clearing house for anti-Western propaganda that is funded by enough black gold to turn CNN green with envy.
Poor Al. The Old Man Winter of global warming turned soothsayer for climate change is apparently set to leave a carbon footprint large enough to embarrass the Jolly Green Giant.
Al Gore – The tobacco years
Many of us had finally forgiven Al Gore and his family for producing tobacco that addicted so many of today’s respiratory patients to cigarettes in the first place.
The former vice-president and climatologist extraordinaire, known for giving speeches so riveting as to hypnotize a room, literally, said this about tobacco during a speech in North Carolina in 1988:
“Throughout most of my life, I've raised tobacco...I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I've hoed it. I've chopped it. I've shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it”–
But hey, everyone makes a boo-boo now and then. Besides, the former Vice President and his family must have believed strongly in their right to pollute the lungs of fellow citizens back in the day. After all, they continued to raise tobacco for about seven years after Gore’s older sister, a 30-year smoker with a two-pack-a-day habit, died at 44.
Nevertheless, Gore’s political opponents tried to make hay of the fact that the man destined to never become president continued to accept political contributions from big tobacco for years after his sister’s demise.
But how much bull dung does the Don Quixote of climate change expect those living in the real world to swallow before gagging on his carbon transgressions? As big jets carry Gore’s considerable body mass around the globe to accept awards for this, that and the other thing, the carbon bean-counters seldom share the average pollution levels over a period of weeks or months gifted us by the now-split Gore family, leaving pundits to wonder.
Al-Jazeera, the anti-Israeli network funded by the government of oil-rich Qatar, closed a deal with the struggling left-wing Current TV cable station founded by Al Gore which gives the them access to 40 million U.S. homes.
However, less members of Gore’s dwindling environmental fan club be concerned for his bodily comforts, it should be noted that after dumping Tipper, Al Gore, alias Godfather of the Internet, remains embedded in the lap of luxury. The green man whose inappropriate flirtations, including allegedly groping massage therapists, are as uninspiring as his speeches, enjoys life from his plush, 10,000-square-foot 20-room Colonial mansion in Tennessee, not too far from where he used to farm tobacco products.
When not on a fuel-guzzling jet or at home in the mansion, Al might be found visiting his new girlfriend in San Francisco while staying at his St. Regis luxury condo.
Speaking of carbon footprints, these days, Tipper Gore enjoys life from her $9 million seaside villa in Santa Barbara. She’s come a long way, baby from ordering house servants to fix her tobacco-farming husband lunch as he labored in tobacco fields under a hot Tennessee sun during occasional retreats from Washington politics and presidential campaigns at the old mansion.
However, it seems environmental elitists can’t catch a break these days. Some pundits, audacity dripping from their scathing criticisms, are taking Gore to task for being a total hypocrite who has cashed in on oil, the very fossil fuel that he has spent his post-tobacco days condemning.
Al Gore stands to take home a healthy $100 million in profit from the $500 million sale of his troubled Current TV station to Al-Jazeera, an Arab television network once considered the voice of Osama bin-Laden and known for anti-American and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
It seems Al-Jazeera has decided to use Al Gore’s low-rated cable channel, Current TV, to buy access to the U.S. media market for Middle East operatives, including those from the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.
The Arab government-funded TV channel, labeled “Jihad TV” by Judea Pearl, father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, says the purpose of the unprecedented acquisition of Current TV is to produce the “Al-Jazeera America” show.
The inconvenient truth to many Americans is that Al Gore didn't just sell out environmentalists with the Current TV deal, he sold out his country.