Goracle calls for civil disobedience to prevent construction of dirty coal plants

posted at 9:50 pm on September 24, 2008 by Allahpundit

The truly frightening thing? He’s actually to the right of a member of the Democratic ticket on this subject.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental crusader Al Gore urged young people on Wednesday to engage in civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal plants without the ability to store carbon…

“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Gore told the Clinton Global Initiative gathering to loud applause.

“I believe for a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great represents a form of stock fraud because they are misrepresenting a material fact,” he said. “I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.”

No word yet on whether he’s drawing the line at coal — and why would he? — or whether his “direct action” plan applies to industries across the board upon whose emission levels the Goracle frowns. Exit question: How much jail time will this sort of civil disobedience net you? Exit answer: In the UK, zero.


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I sorry for being so thoughtless. Would if they were simply bulldozed flat and left for the coyotes?

Bishop on September 24, 2008 at 11:31 PM

Then we’d have to deal with the consequences resulting from a boom in the coyote population. You’re getting warmer, though. (hint) :)

FloatingRock on September 24, 2008 at 11:40 PM

That pic of Gore screaming eerily reminds me of this Ted Bundy pic

Paul-Cincy on September 24, 2008 at 11:42 PM

Al, you need to get the hell out of our Country! You are a asinine idiot! Hated when he was Vice President. I still hate him. His Global Warming crap. The man is a mental case. Get the straight jacket and lets go put it on his ass. Nothing wrong with clean coal……….. And I am the blond.:)

sheebe on September 24, 2008 at 11:43 PM

That pic of Gore screaming eerily reminds me of this Ted Bundy pic

Paul-Cincy on September 24, 2008 at 11:42 PM

Yikes!

FloatingRock on September 24, 2008 at 11:44 PM

Albert Arnold Gore annoys me… his ego is too big for this planet. He has a Grammy, Oscar and Nobel. What more does he want? Complete global domination I think.

So to put my mind at ease, here are a few anagrams for his name:

Old Arrogant Rebel
All Terror Bondage
Green Ballad Rotor
Labored Rant Ogler
Green Lot Labrador
Banal Ogled Terror
Orange Bread Troll
Loot Bled Arranger
Lateral Reborn God

I think “Old Arrogant Rebel” sums it up.

cannonball on September 24, 2008 at 11:48 PM

yeah wise man, and for those people who don’t think that MBTurd is a troll; then what exactly is a troll?

FiveWays on September 24, 2008 at 11:27 PM

I don’t think of MB4 as a troll. Trolls are like, libs that try to stir up trouble by posting lefty talking points. I see MB4 as more of a recurring improvised explosive device. Unlike IED’s however, he does have his redeeming qualities, as you saw in his most recent poetic foray.

smellthecoffee on September 24, 2008 at 11:54 PM

You’re getting warmer, though. (hint) :)
FloatingRock on September 24, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Yes, the idea occurred to me also to toss them into the coal furnaces, but at this early stage of construction you would have to store them somewhere for a few years.

Perhaps a better idea would be to stake them out in the sun and wind until they are dessicated husks, gather them up like cow patties and sell them by the cord at campgrounds. Save a tree AND provide hotdog fuel for the kiddies around the fire.

Bishop on September 24, 2008 at 11:57 PM

Yes, the idea occurred to me also to toss them into the coal furnaces, but at this early stage of construction you would have to store them somewhere for a few years.

Bishop on September 24, 2008 at 11:57 PM

Good point, I hadn’t thought of that. That whole “linear time” thing is often overlooked by my imagination.

FloatingRock on September 25, 2008 at 12:05 AM

Exit question: How much jail time will this sort of civil disobedience net you?

Answer: none.

Who would convict you for smashing the windows and cutting the power at some corporate pig’s 12,000 square foot mansion, which sucks up more power every month than 20 homes from normal, working families. Or for sinking the luxury boat of some filthy pig of a congressional pork-sucking elitist?

No one, that’s who. Go to it, kids. Fat Albert’s home and massive boat are free for the raping. Can’t blame the kids – he told them to do it!

Jaibones on September 25, 2008 at 12:11 AM

The real subprime apocalypse trounced his phony global warming apocalypse, and now he’s desperate for attention.

Buy Danish on September 25, 2008 at 12:15 AM

We need to float Al Gore on a melting iceberg.

Hawthorne on September 25, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Why would anyone call MB4 a troll? He doesn’t post to cause trouble of get attention or to hijack threads, he posts his honest opinion. Now, some of us may not agree with him all the time, but if disagreeing with the majority makes one a troll then this is a sad, sad day at Hotair.
/off soapbox

If the enviros want to participate in civil disobedience, they should start by finding the biggest, most wastful house in Gore’s neighbourhood and just trash it. Or maybe they should find a rich guy’s big, pointless boat and sink it. Or maybe find a caravan of SUVs with the AC on full and flatten their tires. Or protest private jets. Oh, but wait….

Come to think of it, there is enough perpetual energy wasting going on within 100 ft. of Al Gore to keep a whole team of enviros busy.

29Victor on September 25, 2008 at 12:22 AM

yeah wise man, and for those people who don’t think that MBTurd is a troll; then what exactly is a troll?

FiveWays on September 24, 2008 at 11:27 PM

I have been coming here for years and have enjoyed MB4’s post, you on the other hand, I have never seen you before. Just because you are too new and mentally challenged to recognize his satire, don’t try and convince those of us that know history that he is a so called “troll”.

Also, I loathe anyone that uses this poindexter internet lingo like “troll”. It is usually some lame attempt for someone to prove thier “computer” chops. We have enough nerds on the right, don’t add to the ranks.

ClassicCon on September 25, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Violence begins in 10…9…8….7…

Kini on September 25, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Let them protest. Just make it so the energy companies are allowed to turn the gas and electricity to the homes of all protesters off permanently. Then they would be free to use those alternatives they’re always talking about.

Too bad the energy companies would be fined more for doing that than the protesters would be.

taznar on September 25, 2008 at 12:38 AM

Does this mean that I can destroy Al’s mansion and he won’t press charges? (Not by burning it to the ground–that would make Gaia cry.) Hmm. I wonder if I could be tried by a British court on the charge, too. Hmm.

andycanuck on September 25, 2008 at 12:39 AM

I have been coming here for years and have enjoyed MB4’s post, you on the other hand, I have never seen you before. Just because you are too new and mentally challenged to recognize his satire, don’t try and convince those of us that know history that he is a so called “troll”.

Also, I loathe anyone that uses this poindexter internet lingo like “troll”. It is usually some lame attempt for someone to prove thier “computer” chops. We have enough nerds on the right, don’t add to the ranks.

ClassicCon on September 25, 2008 at 12:24 AM

I’ve been reading HotAir for a couple of years and I’ve been posting a little over a month.

You on the other hand I have never seen.

You can go to hell too ClassicConJob. Any friend of MBTurd troll is an enemy of mine.

*FLUSH*

So long turd.

FiveWays on September 25, 2008 at 12:41 AM

(Not by burning it to the ground–that would make Gaia cry.)

If you demolished it and buried it underground the carbon would be sequestered.

FloatingRock on September 25, 2008 at 12:42 AM

Any friend of MBTurd troll is an enemy of mine.

FiveWays on September 25, 2008 at 12:41 AM

Then you won’t find many friends here, so go somewhere else to work out your problems.

FloatingRock on September 25, 2008 at 12:52 AM

Ah the good old days… when the myth of global warming was our biggest worry.

Chuck Schick on September 25, 2008 at 1:05 AM

I don’t think of MB4 as a troll. Trolls are like, libs that try to stir up trouble by posting lefty talking points. I see MB4 as more of a recurring improvised explosive device. Unlike IED’s however, he does have his redeeming qualities, as you saw in his most recent poetic foray.

smellthecoffee on September 24, 2008 at 11:54 PM

Is he a comedian or a sneak?
Arrogant or bleak?
I hear he’s steely as you please
I hear he’s really Japanese
He may be shrewd
He may be rude
Ah well, it’s hard to tell

Tav on September 25, 2008 at 1:21 AM

Refresh my memory? After Bush stole the election from Gore, didn’t his elevator stop going to the top floor for a while? If my recollection is correct, maybe it still is falling short. Poor Al, it doesn’t take much effort to start checking out all the facts versus the consensus to see that this is what a devastated mind and ego would concoct.

N4646W on September 25, 2008 at 1:45 AM

didn’t his elevator stop going to the top floor for a while?

I don’t think god finished that floor for Al…

Claypigeon on September 25, 2008 at 1:56 AM

What about a little civil disobedience at the private hanger where Gore departs on his Gulfstream Jet.

Sergei on September 25, 2008 at 2:12 AM

Suppose they gave a war Gore and nobody came?

platypus on September 25, 2008 at 2:26 AM

Too bad there are no coal plants here in Texas.

We shoot trespassers.

madmonkphotog on September 25, 2008 at 3:21 AM

Yep – a UK jury of Enviro-brainwashed dickheads made it legal to destroy power stations if your motivation was “saving the planet”.

Part of me wants to check each of the jurers’ houses for double glazing, loft insulation etc. Ahould I find on room that doesn’t have one of those lame curly light bulbs, I could exercise my now legally enshrined right to smash up their houses.

It’s not just the jurers who can be idiots. Sadly, judges are now infected by lefty lunacy.

UK Courts used to be bastions of right wing common sense. Since the mid 90’s they’ve gone the way of American courts as the left have crawled their slimy way into the judiciary.

Result: forcing a child to whip himself whip razor blades gets you a suspended sentence

uptight on September 25, 2008 at 3:22 AM

someone should ask Obama what he thinks of this policy

uptight on September 25, 2008 at 3:25 AM

Yes – a UK jury brainwashed my media scare tactics, made it legal to destroy power stations if your motivation was “saving the planet”.

Part of me wants to check each of the jurers’ houses for double glazing, loft insulation etc. Ahould I find on room that doesn’t have one of those lame curly light bulbs, I could exercise my now legally enshrined right to smash up their houses.

It’s not just the jurers who can be idiots. Sadly, judges are now infected by lefty lunacy.

UK Courts used to be bastions of right wing common sense. Since the mid 90’s they’ve gone the way of American courts as the left have crawled their slimy way into the judiciary.

Result: forcing a child to whip himself whip razor blades gets you a suspended sentence

uptight on September 25, 2008 at 3:27 AM

Gore sucks. Hang the S.O.B. for treason.

bucko36 on September 25, 2008 at 4:04 AM

I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.”

Well at least The Goracle finally found a controlling legal authority.

soundingboard on September 25, 2008 at 4:34 AM

I sorry for being so thoughtless. Would if they were simply bulldozed flat and left for the coyotes?

Bishop on September 24, 2008 at 11:31 PM

Feed flat hippies to coyotes? That may be the single most inhumane proposition I’ve ever heard.

And I used to work for Michael Vick!

soundingboard on September 25, 2008 at 4:39 AM

Any friend of MBTurd troll is an enemy of mine.

FiveWays on September 25, 2008 at 12:41 AM

I’ll bet you’re not a big fan of this guy either.

soundingboard on September 25, 2008 at 4:47 AM

Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental crusader Al Gore urged young people on Wednesday to engage in civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal plants without the ability to store carbon…

Of course. It’s not his sorry butt that will be hauled off to jail. Algore is a festering pustule and needs to be lanced.

SKYFOX on September 25, 2008 at 5:03 AM

It’s time for some civil disobedience to stop that glutinous fat ass pig from flying in private jets, motoring his 100 foot yacht**, and using 20 times the power as the average home.

** (I realize that it is actually a 100 foot redneck pontoon boat but hey most rednecks like me would only have a 20 footer)

TheSitRep on September 25, 2008 at 6:03 AM

All Hail Goracle, the second coming of Ludd!

BKennedy on September 25, 2008 at 6:18 AM

Everytime I see or hear about AlGore, I am reminded of the motto from the first season of the tv show “Heroes“:

“Save the World,
Save the Cheerleader”.

Yeah, I know that the phrase is reversed,
but stop and think if this isn’t Gore’s real goal.

auzerais on September 25, 2008 at 6:25 AM

The real subprime apocalypse trounced his phony global warming apocalypse, and now he’s desperate for attention.

Buy Danish on September 25, 2008 at 12:15 AM

He’s made over a hundred million bucks off of being the Goracle.

. Must . keep . money . flowing .

Squiggy on September 25, 2008 at 6:30 AM

Where’s he been? I need my lightbulbs changed and he told me he’d do it. I guess he’s looking for 4-5 friends to help him. Do you think his reverance of Gaia got him kicked out of the seminary?

Fuquay Steve on September 25, 2008 at 6:40 AM

Man … folks better start thinking about exactly how bad things will get with this Obama / Pelosi / Reed crowd handling a recession and trying to “save the planet” at the same time. It could get really bad.

HondaV65 on September 25, 2008 at 6:47 AM

Squiggy on September 25, 2008 at 6:30 AM

That too.

Buy Danish on September 25, 2008 at 6:51 AM

Not only did Woody call for civil disobedience, he also suggested that some people face prosecution for stating that global warming is a myth.

And to think we came “this close to having him as President.

ynot4tony2 on September 25, 2008 at 7:04 AM

Gore added “I’m super cereal, you guys!”… Then manbearpig came in and vomited on him.

Seriously though, wtf is this:

“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Gore told the Clinton Global Initiative gathering to loud applause.

We already know Gore isn’t stupid, he’s just a liar (as Coulter puts it), and that he doesn’t really believe in this climate change nonsense in the first place, so why is he now trying to play the part of the “true believer”. Keep in mind that this is the guy who uses something like 20 times the electricity of the rest of us, and seems to be constantly flying around the globe, often in private jets, cruising in gas guzzling land vehicles, etc. etc. Only after scrutiny does he start (or claim to start) “offsetting”, and then outfitting his home with solar, etc. etc.

But the point is, why live so large in the first place? Why not lead by example, and show all of us normal folk (who aren’t millionaires) how to “go green” on limited budgets? The reason? Because he knows it’s all horsesh**!!!

So again, I ask – Why does he now suddenly sound like a loony “true believer” type, encouraging law breaking? I really, really hope we can jail him and his ilk one day for what they have done. But then again, they’ll always claim “it was the best science we had at the time”. A convenient loophole. Just like how kids have been lied to for the past couple hundred years about how “Neanderthals” where some sort of knuckle dragging ancestor to modern man, but now in the face of the evidence, even evolutionists are having to admit that we lived along side each other (and were both HUMAN!!!), and that we likely carry some of their genes today, from “interbreeding”. This brings us back to the racism of evolution, by the way… We could take skeletons of different peoples from different parts of the world, and compare them to each other, and a modern “scientist” would look at them and say that one was closer to “modern humans” than the other.

RightWinged on September 25, 2008 at 7:16 AM

Reading this, it sounds to me like Gore et al intend to turn the coal industry into Phillip Morris et al.

Are they resurrecting their anti-tobacco tactics, just changing the target? Sure sounds like it (especially the attorney generals part).

jeanneb on September 25, 2008 at 7:32 AM

“I believe for a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great represents a form of stock fraud because they are misrepresenting a material fact,” he said. “I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.”

I wonder how many carbon companies Gore has a piece of.

ctmom on September 25, 2008 at 7:34 AM

I am the penguin king,
I can say anything.

Hening on September 25, 2008 at 7:35 AM

If Algore had to live my lifestyle on my salary he’d curl up and whimper. No luxury for you Al – you’d actually have to practice what you preach.

Ellen on September 25, 2008 at 7:36 AM

My to do list –

1-change light bulbs
2-buy new car
3-change out toilets
4-install low flow shower heads
5-sabotage clean burning coal plants
6-vilify neighbors who have large cars and/or large families
7-install solar panels

HELP I NEED A BAILOUT.

Fuquay Steve on September 25, 2008 at 7:39 AM

We already know Gore isn’t stupid, he’s just a liar (as Coulter puts it), and that he doesn’t really believe in this climate change nonsense in the first place, so why is he now trying to play the part of the “true believer”.
RightWinged on September 25, 2008 at 7:16 AM

I don’t buy that Gore is all that smart, but I do believe he is insane – like a mad scientist, and like most deranged dictators who think it’s cool to prosecute people because they disagree on an issue (which, despite Gore’s claim, is not based on “material fact” but on deception).

I just wish the Brits would take him off our hands. Offer him a nice castle somewhere, with a great big basement he can use to set up his freaky deaky computer models. Maybe give him a knighthood like they did with Robert Mugabe. I’m sure he’d like nothing better than to be called Sir Albert Gore.

Buy Danish on September 25, 2008 at 7:42 AM

Kind of humorous that Gore is such an admirer of Jimmy Carter. I still remember when he was President, Carter was expounding the production and use of coal all over the place, especially Kentucky coal. So how would Gore respond if someone ever threw a question like that at him at one of his conferences? Would be interesting.

pilamaye on September 25, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Dear Senator Gore,
So now you are telling young people that they need to foment revolution if one more coal fired plant is built?
C’mon Al, why the need to call for violence? That’s not at all necessary, you are just gonna get alot of ppl hurt talking that way.
Yeah, I know, Obama is just a community activist, but you, you’re a global activist charged singlehandedly with saving the whole PLANET!

You’re not starting to believe your own secret slogan, are you?:

“Save the World, Save the Cheerleader”

When are you gonna wake up and understand that Mankind is just Gaia’s way of realizing her own need to retreive and spread across its surface, all that energy & mineralwealth for aeons locked deep within its crust? Maybe Gaia wants it where she can see it and put it to other uses in a few millions of years….
Its called ‘recycling’, al, perhaps you heard of it?
Gaia’s just doing her thing, clearing out the basement and hauling stuff out on the lawn in the sunshine.
So what if it’s dirty work, it needs to get done every spring, or 350 million years, give or take.
Just shut up already and get out of the planet’s face about it. She doesn’t need you screaming in her ear right now. Got it?

Ever figure that ‘Anthropogenic’ (man-caused) global warming might very well be an intrinsic and necessary part of the Earth’s own regular climactic cycles?
So she’s using us instead of volcanoes to do her dirty work, and you’re pissed, right?
And you’re complaining that she’s also getting crud on your Little Lord Fauntleroy outfit. Boo hoo.

Now here’s a shocker, so listen up Al.
What if “global change” is just Earth’s warm intake of breath preparing her climate while our planet enters another ‘galactic seasonal change’ as our own solar system spins its path around the Milky Way?

Now if planets within solar systems have seasons, doesn’t it make sense that all solar systems also have seasons within their galaxy?

And think what might that mean ultimately for planet Earth?
…and, of course most importantly, for Your EarthSaverEcoemminence, Nobel Peace Prize winner, right Senator????

Yours,
Beauregard BluePlanet, Esq.
[writing on behalf of yo mama, one ‘Ms Gaia’]

Remember:
Act locally, think intergalactically.

auzerais on September 25, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Two ancient Greeks had views about where the center of the universe, or at least the solar system, was located. Aristarchus got it right and Aristotle got it wrong. Aristotle was the big cat, the equivalent of a Nobel Prize winner. His incorrect ideas were adopted and became official Catholic dogma. People who questioned the dogma were subject to severe punishment. Some suspected that the dogma was incorrect but kept their mouths closed and didn’t publish. Copernicus waited until 1543 when he was dying to publish. Galileo published papers and was warned by the Inquisition to keep quiet in 1616. He then published a book in 1632. This time the Inquisition convicted him of heresy, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment. The sentence was commuted to house arrest after he recanted and because of his age.

Anthropological Global Warming is a theory which is at odds with a significant body of observational evidence which goes back to Viking and even Roman times. Questioning this theory is not tolerated in a number of places including some journals and scholarly meetings and especially debating The One. Aren’t we lucky to live in an enlightened age when questioning official dogma is only punished by the rage of The One and plans for wasting a substantial portion of the GNP.

burt on September 25, 2008 at 8:47 AM

tee866 on September 24, 2008 at 10:26 PM

I’m glad to hear from someone in the area… but I have to argue you can’t cut the top of a mountain off and expect to return it to how it was… nature is a little harder to produce than that. drainage for one is critical to the local ecology and population… one of the major effects I’ve seen is flash flooding and mud sludge…

you can’t just put an airport there of a bunch of houses and think … that’s better… not if there is an option as easy as nuclear… these mountains were made over millions of years and were going to let them cut the tops off of them? and continue to do the same to more and more of them? what if there is coal under all of them?

I just have to disagree… there’s a better way…

Kaptain Amerika on September 25, 2008 at 9:04 AM

Until the hippy/baby boomer generation dies off, this isn’t going away.

Static on September 25, 2008 at 9:05 AM

on the idea that MB4 is a Troll? I wouldn’t say that… while I might not agree 100%, all I’ve ever seen is views… never any purposefully discouraging or troll like comments…

Kaptain Amerika on September 25, 2008 at 9:06 AM

I just wish the Brits would take him off our hands. Offer him a nice castle somewhere, with a great big basement he can use to set up his freaky deaky computer models.

Buy Danish on September 25, 2008 at 7:42 AM

I believe those castle basements have iron doors or manholes that lock from the outside.

burt on September 25, 2008 at 9:11 AM

I believe those castle basements have iron doors or manholes that lock from the outside.

burt on September 25, 2008 at 9:11 AM

That’s right! They’re called dungeons, but shhhhh, don’t tell Mad Al.

Buy Danish on September 25, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Nobody messes with the MB4, Entelechy or Jianxi dad.

They’re the best and brightest we have.

Actions should make enemies not ideas.

TheSitRep on September 25, 2008 at 9:44 AM

The Goracle global warming scam is going so badly that he’s now willing to sacrifice your children for his cause. Actually I’m sure he was always willing to sacrifice your children for his cause, but he is so desperate now that he’s saying it out loud.

Maxx on September 25, 2008 at 9:47 AM

Thanks for the flaccid Galileo analogy, burt, but maybe read this before using such an intellectually lazy argument. One so lazy that scientifically-illiterate MSM columnists use it often themselves to promote manmade global climate change/global warming or to attack the Roman Catholic Church over other issues e.g. abortion on demand.

And Google these if you’re so inclined:
Enlightenment Spin: The Galileo Myth
By Jonah Goldberg; NRO; Updated 5/24/99 2:50PM

The Galileo Legend
By Thomas Lessl, a professor of rhetoric at the University of Georgia; The New Oxford Review

andycanuck on September 25, 2008 at 10:14 AM

Ooops, I forgot to put up the windmill as we are buffetted by 25+ mph winds from a nor’easter. Shhhh..don’t tell Algore.

Fuquay Steve on September 25, 2008 at 1:16 PM

And, yes, he did take a bath in the recent Lehman Brothers meltdown.
either orr on September 24, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Ha! A little sunshine on a dark day.

burt on September 25, 2008 at 4:35 PM