Urbin Report

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The key reason Al Gore won't run for President in 2008

Tipper would cut him off over the massive pay cut.

Let review the basic facts:

* First, Gore sets up a company that will invest in other companies that will benefit from global warming alarmism

* Second, Gore gets some Hollywood types to fund and produce a movie designed to scare the c-c-carbon out of the population

* Third, Gore travels the world promoting this movie, while pushing the view that a cataclysm is imminent if the world doesn't immediately act

* Fourth, an adoring media falls for the con hook, line, and sinker. Rather than debunking the flaws in the theories, the media promote every word of it while advancing the concept that Gore's views represent those of an overwhelming majority of scientists

* Fifth, scared governments and citizens across the globe invest in alternative energy programs driving up the shares of companies Gore's group has already invested in

* Sixth, Gore and his cronies make billions as they laugh all the way to the bank at the stupidity of their fellow citizens


Is this a great country or what? Noel Sheppard pointed out Gore's six step program for fleecing the gullible, liberal left of their green and has more details.

Also check out Doug Ross, who has several posts on Algore's brilliant scam.

Update: Mark Steyn chimes in on the liberal hypocrisy:
Stop me if you've heard this before, but the other day the Rev. Al Gore declared that "climate change" was "the most important moral, ethical, spiritual and political issue humankind has ever faced.'' Ever. I believe that was the same day it was revealed that George W. Bush's ranch in Texas is more environmentally friendly than the Gore mansion in Tennessee.
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Al buys his carbon offsets from Generation Investment Management LLP, which is "an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 and with offices in London and Washington, D.C.," that, for a fee, will invest your money in "high-quality companies at attractive prices that will deliver superior long-term investment returns." Generation is a tax-exempt U.S. 501(c)3. And who's the chairman and founding partner? Al Gore.

So Al can buy his carbon offsets from himself. Better yet, he can buy them with the money he gets from his long-time relationship with Occidental Petroleum. See how easy it is to be carbon-neutral? All you have do is own a gazillion stocks in Big Oil, start an eco-stockbroking firm to make eco-friendly investments, use a small portion of your oil company's profits to buy some tax-deductible carbon offsets from your own investment firm, and you too can save the planet while making money and leaving a carbon footprint roughly the size of Godzilla's at the start of the movie when they're all standing around in the little toe wondering what the strange depression in the landscape is.


HT to Mike at Cold Fury