On the charge of feasting on scrumptious Chilean sea bass, the Goracle stands — acquitted

posted at 4:05 pm on July 19, 2007 by Allahpundit

Sort of. He ate it, but it came from a fish farm or something so he wasn’t cutting into the ocean supply. Why, it’s like having the offset built right in!

Some of us thought he owed an apology. Others never did.

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He is like the guy that goes back to the frat house and hangs around the keg post graduation.
What a loser. I wish he’d just retire.

TheSitRep on July 19, 2007 at 4:07 PM

He ate, but he never swallowed? No… wait…

Lawrence on July 19, 2007 at 4:08 PM

how much co2 do those farting fish make at the fish farm????

Mojack420 on July 19, 2007 at 4:08 PM

I bet he cooked them over a burning tire.

jaime on July 19, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Some of us thought he owed an apology.

He’s a liberal, he doesn’t owe anybody an apology.

dalewalt on July 19, 2007 at 4:09 PM

You can’t tunafish

Kini on July 19, 2007 at 4:10 PM

Can I raise my own Penguins then club them without Liberals getting on my case?

Montana on July 19, 2007 at 4:11 PM

Its touching how Gore (& the Left) are so concerned about fish and the earth, but an unborn baby, nah… Their priorities are a bit skewed to say the least.
That’s why I can’t get into their concern for the earth for future children because they keep aborting them.

http://www.pop.org

Irenaeus on July 19, 2007 at 4:13 PM

Here is a lib-freak link about the crime of fish farming:
http://www.pisces.demon.co.uk/factshe6.html

TheSitRep on July 19, 2007 at 4:14 PM

I still don’t eat fish, farm-raised or otherwise. Do I still get to throw stones?

KelliD on July 19, 2007 at 4:15 PM

I still don’t eat fish, farm-raised or otherwise. Do I still get to throw stones?

KelliD on July 19, 2007 at 4:15 PM

Throw, no. Pass, ummmm

On-my-soap-box on July 19, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Just deserts.

NSFW

locomotivebreath1901 on July 19, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Wait, he did eat the sea bass, just not wild stock. He’s off on a technicality.

Bad Candy on July 19, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Why, it’s like having the offset built right in!

Now, that’s funny, right there.

Rightwingsparkle on July 19, 2007 at 4:18 PM

*desserts.

Tis ok. I have spelling offsets.

locomotivebreath1901 on July 19, 2007 at 4:18 PM

Wait. Let me get this straight. So we can hunt/eat an endangered animal as long as we breed them on a farm to do so?

So we can beat a panda to death if we raised it?

I’m just wondering here.

Rightwingsparkle on July 19, 2007 at 4:20 PM

TheSitRep on July 19, 2007 at 4:14 PM

Yeah, that’s not hard to find. Their is lots of idiotic pure disgust toward anyone who consumes meat in any shape way or form.
Once again, the greatest tragedy is that these loons take away from true environmental issues.

And farm raised Sea Bass is delicious.

SouthernDem on July 19, 2007 at 4:21 PM

So nearly extinct creatures aren’t delicious any more? :(

lorien1973 on July 19, 2007 at 4:25 PM

I wonder if Al will be signing up for the latest global warming event?

forest on July 19, 2007 at 4:25 PM

On-my-soap-box on July 19, 2007 at 4:17 PM

All things considered…I would rather pass a stone than eat sea bass with algore.

KelliD on July 19, 2007 at 4:26 PM

Just deserts.

NSFW

locomotivebreath1901 on July 19, 2007 at 4:17 PM

That was sick! But very, very true!!

heatherrc77 on July 19, 2007 at 4:26 PM

What???? He didn’t eat “Free Range Sea Bass” I am appalled!

conservnut on July 19, 2007 at 4:28 PM

He can make this all go away if he just goes to Rehab.

“Hello. I am the Goracle, and I am addicted to eating fish…”

Mindcrime on July 19, 2007 at 4:29 PM

Can I raise my own Penguins then club them without Liberals getting on my case?

Montana on July 19, 2007 at 4:11 PM

How ’bout we raise our own liberals? Just a thought…

JWS on July 19, 2007 at 4:29 PM

He ate it, but it came from a fish farm

Doesn’t that depend on what the definition of “it” is?

Excuse me while I run screaming from the room with all these Clintonian flashbacks.

highhopes on July 19, 2007 at 4:31 PM

As I’ve said of Gore before:

The Gore’s Prayer
““““““““““
Al Father, who art in transit,
Phony be thy game.
Thy Lear-Jet hums.
Those lies you’ve spun,
About Earth, and your huge mansion.

Give us a break, your daily dread.
And forgive us with bus passes,
As we curse those flying first-class above us.
And lead us not into stagflation,
But humor us more, Sir Carbon-Knievel.

Amen!

bucktowndusty on July 19, 2007 at 4:33 PM

Excerpts from an interview -

Interviewer: So, did, or did not, Mr. Gore eat an endangered, Chilean sea bass?

Chilean sea bass: Well, he ate my son; and even though my son was farm raised, I’m an endangered, Chilean sea bass.

Interviewer: So, you’re saying that Mr. Gore ate an endangered, Chilean sea bass, once removed?

Chilean sea bass: Yes, exactly.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 19, 2007 at 4:35 PM

Isn’t it inorganic to eat farm raised fish? I think its cruel or something…

E. M. on July 19, 2007 at 4:35 PM

The piece doesn’t specifically say they were farmed, I don’t think. I’m just guessing.

Allahpundit on July 19, 2007 at 4:36 PM

Anything Gore does is justified. Remember-his motto is “do as I say, not as I do.”

Tennessee Dave on July 19, 2007 at 4:53 PM

I think the official name is undocumented Sea Bass.

fogw on July 19, 2007 at 4:58 PM

Get a load of how Fast Company gave the Goreacle the Ann Coulter photo treatment – but used it to make him look thin:
http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/

When I got this month’s issue I did a double-take. The headline is “Al Gore’s $100 Million Makeover” and I thought they meant he’d spent it at a fat farm.

Laura on July 19, 2007 at 5:01 PM

He ate the sea bass before he didn’t eat it.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on July 19, 2007 at 5:01 PM

He ate it, but it came from a fish farm or something so he wasn’t cutting into the ocean supply. Why, it’s like having the offset built right in!

He probably ownes the fish farm.

4shoes on July 19, 2007 at 5:07 PM

You can eat a white Rhino too if you get it from a farm.

BelchSpeak on July 19, 2007 at 5:09 PM

I’m sure that while they were planning out the menu with the caterer, the first thought was “well, we only want the chilean sea bass if it’s farm raised”….yeah, right.

BTW….what’s the difference between meat and fish???

A. If you beat your fish, they die.

AZ_Mike on July 19, 2007 at 5:09 PM

Anyone know the carbon footprint size of my battery operated singing trout?

Shy Guy on July 19, 2007 at 5:14 PM

All things considered…I would rather pass a stone than eat sea bass with algore.

KelliD on July 19, 2007 at 4:26 PM

LOL, agreed. Just playing off of your post from yesterday.

On-my-soap-box on July 19, 2007 at 5:17 PM

Manbearpig invented Chilean Sea Bass.

csdeven on July 19, 2007 at 5:18 PM

John Edwards is now “Silky Pony”

Can we now call Al Gore “Seabass”?

Montana on July 19, 2007 at 5:21 PM

Fish farm? PETA frees the fish in 5…4…3…2

Limerick on July 19, 2007 at 5:26 PM

Idiot.

congsan on July 19, 2007 at 5:28 PM

Fish farm? PETA frees the fish in 5…4…3…2

Limerick on July 19, 2007 at 5:26 PM

PETA chicks dressed in kelp handing out veggie Chilean sea bass in 5…4…3…2…

On-my-soap-box on July 19, 2007 at 5:29 PM

I’m actually starting to feel sorry for the Goracle. And yes, I’m totally serial.

Imagine just how hard it must truly suck to have to constantly worry about every single thing you do – just in case its not energy efficient enough … just in case it might give off a little carbon … just in case somewhere, someplace on Earth, some fringe of the Enviro-Whacko movement might be displeased.

Really. I feel bad for the guy. Yeah, he made his bed and it’s time to lie in and all. But it’s gotta sting. Surrounded by a vast sea of irony, everywhere you go.

So out of curiosity … this whole “farm” thing: does this mean I can like raise my own Bald Eagles and then eat them … since they’re farmed?

Oh. Wait. The American Bald Eagle isn’t even endangered any more. More of that quiet happy news the Enviro-Whacko movement doesn’t want you to know.

Professor Blather on July 19, 2007 at 5:29 PM

I didn’t know there was a difference between a wild endangered species and a farm raised endangered species.

Rather, the restaurant later confirmed, they had come from one of the world’s few well-managed, sustainable populations of toothfish, and caught and documented in compliance with Marine Stewardship Council regulations.

How does one “document ” their dinner? do they stamp your fish? Does each fish come with papers?

Guardian on July 19, 2007 at 5:32 PM

John Edwards is now “Silky Pony”

Can we now call Al Gore “Seabass”?

Montana on July 19, 2007 at 5:21 PM

No. He is “manbearpig”. ROFL

On-my-soap-box on July 19, 2007 at 5:33 PM

Did someone hire a mortician to do Al’s makeup for that photoshoot?

wordwarp on July 19, 2007 at 5:34 PM

Peta say:

If you drive an SUV eat farmed fish you are supporting the terriosts!!!

Zaire67 on July 19, 2007 at 5:34 PM

Able to guzzle more energy than dozens of normal men! Producing more hot air than a locomotive! Able to pile up carbon credits higher than a tall building in a single bound!!!

Look UP in the sky! It’s ChickenLittle! It’s FlyingSnakeOilSalesman! It’s the Sultan of [hanging]Chad[s]! It’s a Bloated Balloon! It’s the Ayatollah of Heat! No, it’s CarbonMan in a jumbo private jet painted green!

CarbonMan, strange visitor from an alternate reality who came to Earth with claims and scary predictions far beyond those of mortal men, disguised as Fat Albert, and now joined by other members of the Royal Green League such as HummerMan and EcoCleaningWoman, they all fight a never ending battle for science-fiction, hypocrisy and the Hollywood way!

MB4 on July 19, 2007 at 5:36 PM

I’m with KelliD…

RATHER PASS A STONE THAN EAT SEA BASS WITH ALGORE — 2

Voting open…

seejanemom on July 19, 2007 at 5:42 PM

The average weight of a commercially caught toothfish is 9-10 kilograms (20 pounds) with large adults occasionally exceeding 200 kilograms (440 pounds). They are thought to live to fifty years, reaching a length of 2.3 metres (8 feet).(Chilean Sea Bass are toothfish)

Can we now call Al Gore “Seabass”?

Montana on July 19, 2007 at 5:21 PM

So I think you have a point Montana. :)

Suz on July 19, 2007 at 5:43 PM

The average weight of a commercially caught toothfish is 9-10 kilograms (20 pounds) with large adults occasionally exceeding 200 kilograms (440 pounds). They are thought to live to fifty years, reaching a length of 2.3 metres (8 feet).(Chilean Sea Bass are toothfish)

Now that’s a fish.

Anybody check the carbon footprint these monsters leave? Perhaps driving them to extinction will help save the planet.

I knew Al was thinking ahead. He’s wicked smart like that.

Professor Blather on July 19, 2007 at 5:45 PM

Seabass Goracle? Just a thought.

Suz on July 19, 2007 at 5:45 PM

Better yet…the Goracle Seabass is better.

Suz on July 19, 2007 at 5:48 PM

Better yet…the Goracle Seabass is better.

Suz on July 19, 2007 at 5:48 PM

Manbearpigfish?

Professor Blather on July 19, 2007 at 5:52 PM

Just ‘Gill’ will do.

Limerick on July 19, 2007 at 5:54 PM

So I can get ivory grips for my 1911 as long as the elephant was raised in captivity?

Asher on July 19, 2007 at 6:00 PM

Well, he’s no Michael Vick.

Zaire67 on July 19, 2007 at 6:07 PM

Manbearpigfish?

Professor Blather on July 19, 2007 at 5:52 PM

Heh!

Suz on July 19, 2007 at 6:10 PM

Well, he’s no Michael Vick.

Zaire67 on July 19, 2007 at 6:07 PM

Well no…I don’t think he could run and throw, but as far
as endangered animals and abuse of animals. Let’s give him time. He may grow more into it. :)

Suz on July 19, 2007 at 6:12 PM

Rather, the restaurant later confirmed, they had come from one of the world’s few well-managed, sustainable populations of toothfish, and caught and documented in compliance with Marine Stewardship Council regulations.

Then (to take a page out of the soft and fuzzy enviro play book) why didn’t he buy at least double the number of endangered fish and turn half of them loose to help replenish the endangered wild ones?
Or is that a standard only applicable to the dreaded earth hating Conservative and Gore is exempt?

Isn’t that the offsetty way?

Speakup on July 19, 2007 at 6:33 PM

So it’s even worse than we thought. First he enslaves the fish, tortures them, and eats them. This is beyond evil.

Yo Al, I’ve dropped 20 pounds since Christmas, it’s all about portion control baby. Cut back on the bass if you want a smaller…

Mojave Mark on July 19, 2007 at 7:14 PM

Isn’t that the offsetty way?

Speakup on July 19, 2007 at 6:33 PM

Heh. “Offsetty.” Nice.

You should seriously go copyright that word. In a year, I’ll bet you’ll wish you had.

Professor Blather on July 19, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Someone has got to photoshop a Eco-Pope hat onto that clown.

infidel4life on July 19, 2007 at 7:17 PM

Stop the presses. I say he’s still on this fish hook. I mean, is it ok to hunt an elephant for it’s ivory just because it was bread in a zoo? Or to club a baby seal just because it was farm raised? Or to distroy a child for it’s stem sells just because it was created in a lab? . . .oh wait.

- The Cat

MirCat on July 19, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Is that a Sea bass in Sandy Berglers pants or is he just glad to serve the Goracle?

malkinmania on July 19, 2007 at 7:31 PM

Is that a Sea bass in Sandy Berglers pants or is he just glad to serve the Goracle?

malkinmania on July 19, 2007 at 7:31 PM

That’s a heck of a thing

MirCat on July 19, 2007 at 7:39 PM

Doofis! To the first degree!

NEMETI IN SYRACUSE on July 19, 2007 at 8:44 PM

Eating chilean sea bass is murder! Eating farm raised chilean sea bass is murder! Farming is murder!

Wait, I may have gone to far…

Kevin M on July 19, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Regardles of where it came from, the Chilean Sea Bass is an endangered species. If dolphins, and I mean flipper type, where specially raised to be food sources, would that be OK?

Or, more to reality, how about sea turtles? Would farm raised be OK?

I bet the environuts would go positively ballistic if it had been Bush or some other Republican eating the bass.

William Teach on July 19, 2007 at 9:09 PM

I agree with Mr. Teach. I love dolphins. They taste like chicken.

;)

Kevin M on July 19, 2007 at 9:21 PM

Kick his ass, Sea-Bass!

James on July 19, 2007 at 9:29 PM

If this was anybody on the Right side. No matter where those fish came from, there’d be an outrage over this from PETA or some other far-left group. Took a few days to come up with this excuse. I personally wouldn’t care what he ate, or what he did in his private life. If he’d just go away and stay away. Which would truly make these matters “private family matters.”

PowWow on July 19, 2007 at 10:00 PM

The dodo bird was the most delicious animal of all time. We must find a way to clone them. Mmmmmmm – KFD.

BDavis on July 19, 2007 at 10:03 PM

Since gore lost the 2000 election, he really entered a spiral dive, letting himself go. Remember him in the clubs, unshaven, partying and drinking with young girls, to help ease the pain of his loss?

That’s when he started binge eating and gaining all that weight. But since then, he has found a reason to live. He decided to really play up the environmental angle, an angle he had before the loss, but one which we never much heard about. Until somewhere in those dark, lonely days in deep despair, in the aftermath of the dream of being president, stolen from him, algore had an epiphany. He would come back. He would shake the image of the wooden VP, with no personality, always living in Clinton’s big shadow. He would remake himself into a new character, a man with a mission. He would become the environmental messiah, ostensibly above party politics, but in reality, even more leftist than before. He would become the goracle.

So he picked himself off the dirty floor, out of the pool of his own drunken vomit, and with one hand, stroked back his hair and lifted his chin in defiance. He would become important again. No more clubs. No more booze parties. Shave the damn beard. Tuck the shirt in.

algore is back.

He just can’t lose the weight.

jihadwatcher on July 19, 2007 at 10:40 PM

Al Gore sucks

Hening on July 19, 2007 at 10:58 PM

He is very pretty when he has that make-up on.
Gorgeuos and smart! What a catch for Tipper.

I’m being totally serial. Super-serial.

VolMagic on July 19, 2007 at 11:48 PM

algore is back.

He just can’t lose the weight.

jihadwatcher on July 19, 2007 at 10:40 PM

The Prince of Girth

Connie on July 20, 2007 at 12:11 AM

Heh. “Offsetty.” Nice.

You should seriously go copyright that word. In a year, I’ll bet you’ll wish you had.

Professor Blather on July 19, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Except that you can’t copyright a short phrase or a slogan much less a single word.
So like so many other things, ‘offsetty’ is my gift to the world.

Speakup on July 20, 2007 at 12:41 AM

The media conveniently overlooks his vast mansion’s electric bill but amps his rhetoric about how people are just wasting electricity.

What liberal bias?

Black Adam on July 20, 2007 at 2:57 AM

“Beam me up, Scotty”

bloggless on July 20, 2007 at 7:39 AM

**Satire**
When asked how the Chilean Seabass tasted, the Goracle Gill responded as follows:

“It was tasty, kind of like a cross between a Great White shark and a sea turtle.”

Note: Great Whites and sea turtles are on the endangered list. Just highlighting another case of notorious liberal hypocrisy that the dinosaur media refuses to cover. Hey, there’s a thought, if Jurassic Park were a reality, would the Goracle Gill try BBQ’d T-rex?

LawCon on July 20, 2007 at 8:38 AM