I know Al Gore has a large home in Tennessee and I seem to remember a second one in another state (I seem to remember hearing it was in Maryland or Virginia). It’s been widely reported that his home in Tennessee uses more electricity than he’d care to admit. In order to practice what he preaches, perhaps Al Gore should sell his energy-hog home and build one that described thusly:
The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude.
Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this “eco-friendly” dwelling use about 25% of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.
A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem.
Wow! What liberal wealthy hippie freak eco-warrior owns such a home? A home that can only be called “green” in every tree-hugging, global warming nuttiness sense of the word?
Ed Begley, Jr.?
No, this is not the home of some eccentrically wealthy eco-freak trying to shame his fellow citizens into following the pristineness of his self-righteous example. And no, it is not the wilderness retreat of the Sierra Club or the Natural Resources Defense Council, a haven where tree-huggers plot political strategy.
This is President George W. Bush’s “Texas White House” outside the small town of Crawford.
George Bush??? The same George Bush all the liberal extremists claim to not care about the environment? The same George Bush all the liberal extremists claim won’t do anything to help the environment?
Now, I realize the rest of the article goes on to bash Bush as an enemy of the environment, but while Al Gore is talking the talk, President Bush is walking the walk… not just at home, but at work, too, where he’s issued an Executive Order to implement energy efficiency in federal office buildings.
Bush is actually doing something to reduce energy consumption… not merely pretending to offset his glutonous lifestyle, while preaching empty words to the masses for a buck. An inconvenient truth, indeed.
Now, now TR, don’t confuse liberal extremist wackos with facts. It will only cause despair in their little imaginary worlds.
Also, read Texas Rainmaker’s addendum about Al Gore’s “carbon offsets.”
Speaking of purchasing “carbon offsets”…
I seem to remember that many years ago, certain clergy in the Catholic church allowed parishioners to buy penance as if money had the power to wash away their sins. In todays religion of environmentalism there now exists an equivalent in the form of purchasing carbon offsets. Purchasing carbon offsets really is nothing more than a feel-good measure for well-to-do liberal enviromentalists. It has no real value and only strokes the well-to-do liberal enviromentalist’s ego. It’s hypocrisy at its most shameful form disguised as activism. A false activism, but an effective disguise in the eyes of the well-to-do liberal environmentalists use to impress the not-so-well-to-do liberal environmentalist wanna-bes. All hail the chief-grand-wazoo-poobah of the religion of environmentalism, Pope Al Gore I.