This is another post that started off as a comment on someone else's web site (Three O'Clock In The Morning) , but I droned on so long I decided to spare his readership my verbosity and instead, bestow it upon YOU!
His post was based on the fact that Al Gore's mansion in TN has utility bills that are something like 20x what average Americans pay.
His conclusion was, that this was "just further evidence for my theory that Liberal politicians are not only arrogant and pretentious, but hypocritical as well."
This is my response.
Hey, inventing the Intrenets consumes a lot of energy, OK?
Personally, I think he should move into an energy efficient studio apartment and let me live in his fucking mansion with all expenses paid.
ParTAY!! I'll even invite you.
But let's just shove Al Gore aside for a minute. It's been done before and it seems to be pretty easy.
"This is just further evidence for my theory that Liberal politicians are not only arrogant and pretentious, but hypocritical as well."
Arrogant. Arrogant would be presuming that the POTUS can dictate to, preach to and warn other world leaders what they must and must not do. That's not leadership. That's being a schoolyard bully. Petty, immature and arrogant. Unbefitting a President of the United States and not AT ALL reflective of the will of the American people.
Pretentious. Pretentious would be thinking that you being president is "God's Will", that the country you rule is "God's Country" populated by "God's People" and that you are doing "God's Work" by stomping around the world imposing your beliefs on other people at the point of a gun just because you have the perceived power to do so.
Hypocritical. Claiming that the sole purpose of your presidency is to "protect American lives" while throwing more American lives into a meat grinder than died in the trigger event that started one justified war (with Afghanistan, the home of the terrorists training camps) and another totally, unrelated, arbitrary war that you lied through your fucking teeth to get us into (that would be Iraq, just in case you haven't been following the news). All because you think God wants you to lay the groundwork for the Second Coming. As if Almighty God needed the help of a cowardly, draft-dodging, coke snorting, alcoholic, failed businessman and probable future war criminal to achieve His Goals.
Which is the greater Arrogance? Dubya's belief that he can convert the world to Christianity and Democracy with the threat of death and imprisonment? Or Al Gore's belief that he can save the environment through education and persuasion?
Which is the greater Pretension? That God personally chose you to impose His Will on the world by force? Or that you can save the environment through education and persuasion?
Which is the greater Hypocrisy? Claiming to protect Americans while slaughtering them by the thousands based on a network of transparent lies? Or wanting to save the environment while consuming more resources than other people think you should?
Al Gore has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
George W. Bush and his associates will almost certainly be brought up on International War Crime charges at The Hague by someone, at sometime, after he leaves office.
Personally, I think one or more convictions are inevitable.
It will take decades to repair the damage that George W. Bush has done to America's standing as a World Leader. If he hasn't destroyed it completely and permanently.
It will also take decades to reverse the human impact on Global Warming.
It's high time all of us faced the undeniable scientific and political facts, and started making repairs on both fronts as fast as we can.