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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

27 February 2007, Everything here is good, Bagram is close to 30 miles away, so no worries. I'm still at the office working on a couple of projects, so I decided to post an article I found, which a couple of other sites have posted too. Here it is with it's source.
Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth”
Gore’s home uses more than 20 times the national average
Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.
Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).
In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.
The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.
Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.
Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.
Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
“As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use,” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.
In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.
This was publish by Tenneessee Policy.
I just found this very interesting and it speaks loudly about so many Hollywood types that are crying global warming. For those that watched the entire Oscars to include the red carpet, How many gas guzzling limos did you see veruses how many "green" cars did you see?
Be safe and have a great day.

15 comments:

MrsDub said...

I'm so glad you're safe! I woke up to the breaking news of the suicide bombing - it just said at a military base where the VP was visiting. I would prefer these "high profile" people just stay home, because everytime they come over, someone targets them.

Ron Simpson said...

I cannot stand Al Gore. Scientific process does not include percentages. Scientists are not supposed to be 90% sure global worming is caused by man. the scientific process has been ignore for his political agenda.

PaPa Phil said...

While Ryan and Susie watched the Oscars I went in the other room and watched a special two-hour presentation of the 2007 BassMaster Classic.

Like the Oscars, it had kissing too. But in this case it was Kevin VanDam, two-time BassMaster Classic winner kissing a 3 1/2 pound bass he had just caught.

Now THAT's entertainment!!!!

MOM AT HOME said...

Well uncle Billy called to find out where you are in relation to the news report and he said stay safe. If we can hone your speaking skills to match your witing material: I believe we can run you against anyone I've heard lately You are doing great jobon all fronts. Love MOM

Odat said...

I'm glad to hear you're ok...I'm sure all you blogging buddies are too.
I'm so glad you posted this article...because when I saw him get an Oscar for that I almost threw up...thinking the same thing you just said at the end of your post..about the limos and SUVs that were bringing them all to the red effing carpet.....He's just a whore...and so are all(well mostly all) those Hollywood types.....
Peace

JustMeShann said...

Okay... I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now and I am with Mrs.Dub, this is the first place I checked this morning... I am so glad you are safe and so sorry for those that were in harms way... Be safe, JustMe

Ruth said...

Me too, when I heard to break-in news this morning, I thought of you. So happy you are ok...do love your blogs.

Sarge Charlie said...

Stay safe my friend.

You have stolen my thunder, I have worked up a big post about Al Gore for Thursday. You are just first out of the box.....

We are going to be on a ship for the next 8 days so I made some post in advance. I do have a new feature for Wednesday, Wednesday's Hero, I am sure you have seen them. I just posted tomorrows Hero.

Sanni said...

I´m so glad you are alright!

Wishing you all a safe night! =)

Linda said...

So glad to hear that you're okay, it just took me most of the day to get over here to post that!

As for Al Gore, too bad he can't run his home on the hot air he produces ... what a jerk. Along with most of those other Hollywood types!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi dub, was here this morning but could not post, at least i saw you were okay. sigh... whew!!!

and dub? about those gas guzzling limos? we'll be in one at 10:30 tomorrow morning!!!! ha.... (she twirles around and around and does a little dance all around the room!) the suitcases are by the door... we will post a little and keep an eye on you, stay safe, and one more thing dub.....

thanks for being there so we have the freedom to go. i mean that from the bottom of my heart. you guys are the greatest heros in the world!

smiles, bee

Michael C said...

All politics aside, those were very interesting points. I'm glad you shared them. Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Skittles said...

Are you close to where that bomb was???

Very good points about the documentary. I haven't seen it yet. I wonder how much energy was used by the theaters that showed it?;)

Gene Bach said...

Al Gore is a HUGE hypocrit...always has been, always will be. He is a disgrace to America...but that's really no surprise to anyone who's watched him without blinders. What a lying sack of garbage he is.

Heather in Beautiful BC said...

Glad to hear you are well! Take care :)