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Al Gore Shares Nobel Peace Prize with UN Panel

TheConfusedOne That's just buying indulgences (937 comments)

Even if you factor in Gore running a business from his house (I suppose a check of zoning laws might be in order :-D) he still was consuming vast amounts of power. A large portion of that being the bill for his swimming pool and pool house.

He also has a habit of zooming around the world on private jets while shouting "the sky is falling!".

So, Gore is paying a premium for his wastrel life style. Goody for him. You realize of course that since he's buying that "green power" then someone else has to use the non-green power for their consumption.

Whatever happened to "conservation begins at home"? If things are really so darn bad then why isn't Al acting like it by changing his life style?

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Realists vs Reality

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

James Baker and the whole Iraq Study Group are a confirmed collection of idiots. They want us to go off and ask Iran if they'll help us stabilize Iraq.

I think we've already gotten Iran's reply.

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Calling all Java jockeys.

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

We've got an opening for a Java programmer if anyone's looking around and would want to consider moving to scenic CT.

Details.

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Reflections on the election

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Orson Scott Card lays down some pretty heavy words that are worth reflecting on.

Me, I'm going to vote and it'll be an almost straight Republican line. I'll vote for Leiberman because he's earned my respect on defense and I'm not a huge supporter of some of the social aspects of the Republican line. Yeah, Joe's a flaming liberal on everything except the war, but right now that's the big #1 thing in my book. (The image of Lamont with Sharpton behind him and people chanting "Bring them home!" was just too much.)

So, that's where I stand on this and I think Card's captured the big issue correctly.

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A wonderful turn of phrase

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Any commentary that contains this:
"As further evidence of my fecal ice-cream thesis"

Certainly is worth a read. Enjoy

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Poor squiggle

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Not happy enough to shut down debate, he also had to go and bitch about it. Not in my JE mind you, but as a coda to a question that I posed in his journal.

The irony is his ending:

As I said, go fuck yourself. You're a liar, a troll, and I'm amazed I held out this long.

Apparently he thinks that he should be rewarded for his perseverance in the face of a challenge to his authority. (Two posts being apparently his limit for "sufferring fools".)

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Gee, he foe'd me.

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Apparently when you don't toe the line for the Democratic party purity test and maybe question some people's ideas it earns you a spot on their foe list. squigleslash accused me of trolling, rebutted my post, and foe'd me so I'd be unable to respond.

A truely class act.

Further indicative of the open-minded, big tent attitude of those who are busy labelling Lieberman as a traitor because he didn't meet the latest Democratic purity test (this test being decided by less than 10% of the Democrats in Connecticut mind you).

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GMontag gets an Instalanche!

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Congrats to Guy for landing a link from the Instapundit. Here

This should be intersting. If we link back enough then the Instalanche versus the SlashDot effect could make the Internet cease to exist...

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On the importance of perspective

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Some food for thought in the form of a screedy bleat.

This sums up the sheer amazement I felt as certain congress critters and senators got up this week and were busy declaring Iraq an abject failure amidst all of the news that was streaming in.

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A b'day of infamy

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  about 8 years ago

I'm sorry everyone, I truely am.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_30

* 1888 - Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.

* 1967 - BBC Radio 1 is launched; the BBC's other national radio stations also adopt numeric names. Tony Blackburn presents the first show.

(I'm not sure which is scarier.)

Births:
* 1971 - Jenna Elfman, American actress

It's scary to think she's a year YOUNGER than me.

Yes, September 30th a day of infamy, despair, and destruction. I'm not living up to my birthright.

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Another artful turn of phrase

TheConfusedOne TheConfusedOne writes  |  more than 8 years ago

In the space of 48 hours, the three top Democrats for 2008 proved themselves to have all the staying power of a nervous virgin on the set of a porn shoot.

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Sometimes I am left in complete awe of what some people can do with our language.

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