Jul 09

Via The Daily Bayonet, your weekly feast:

Canada’s primary hippie discovers that he’s a loser, the President might be going to Maine and alarmists have discovered the perfect headline.All this, a Bond girl and snark galore in your weekly round-up.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

For all the news you can stomach about Al Gore and the masseuse, take a peek at the Chakraquiddick Round-up.  There will be no further reference to the Goreacle in any state of undress here this week, so relax.  The only reference to the entire sordid episode is whether or not Steve Jobs should suspend Gore from the Apple board for potentially contravening  the firm’s sexual harassment rules.

Gore popped his head over the parapets of one or other of his many mansions to fire off a blog post about the Times’ retraction of their Amazongate story.  Of course, the retraction itself is under fire as being unnecessary, for all of that and more, North’s your man.

Gore also blogged about the electoral challenge to AB32, Kallivornya’s global warming law.  Al blames big oil for trying to save the golden state’s economy kill the bill.

Hide the decline?  Tom Nelson skewers the climate cult’s spiritual leader for being a slacker at creating new acolytes.

The Jerusalem Post pulled on its steel-toed boots, laced them carefully and proceeded to unleash a swift kick to the Gorenads:

So why aren’t I grateful to Al Gore for highlighting the environment? Simply put, he overdid it. Saving a tree, however important, is never as significant as saving a human life. Stopping a rain forest from being decimated is still subordinate to stopping genocide.

What Al Gore did was create a level of hysteria that elevated the environment to the foremost moral cause of our time, even as Africans continue to die in Darfur, Zimbabweans continue to be brutalized by Robert Mugabe, Iranians continue to be cut down by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez’s reign of terror intensifies by the day in a once-free Venezuela.

So many people of goodwill who might have worked to bring clean water to Africa, to stop the scourge of AIDS or to battle the oppression of women in the Arab world contented themselves with climbing up trees and ensuring they weren’t cut down. I love the Earth but I refuse to deify it. Human life is still the crown jewel of creation.

What the JP missed was that Al can’t make scads of money or win shiny, meaningless prizes by feeding Africa or stopping wars, so why should he care?

neither of these is particularly bright

Canada’s totalitarian hippie David Suzuki looks back on his life and discovers he’s a total loser:

When he started his David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, he says, the feeling among environmentalists was that “the 1990s had to be the turnaround decade. When I started the foundation, I said, ‘We’ve 10 years. Every penny we raise we’re going to spend because we’ve only got 10 years [to make a difference].’ Well, it’s 20 years later. We’re still fighting the same battles.

“So these things have impacted our lives enormously and we need science to inform us as best it can about what the implication might be. And quite frankly, as far as I’m concerned, I feel all the effort that I’ve been involved in has really failed. We’re going backward.”

Ow, the laughing, it hurts.

That’s NOT all folks!  You’ve still got Parts 2 through 5 (including the weekly Global Hottie) waiting for you at The Daily Bayonet.

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