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02 July 2006
  An Inconvenient Attitude
Don't Bore Me with the Facts, Gore Me with the "Truth"

An Inconvenient TruthThe Beach Boys' Endless Summer album was a bit of a sham. It was compiled by Capitol Records after the boys had moved on to the Reprise label and some of the cuts weren't the best available versions. However, it looks like pure gold compared the the "endless summer" of global warning threatened by presidential wannabe Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

A tagline for the flick says, "Nothing is scarier than the truth." Actually, little spooks me more than someone speculating about what truth might be and not producing enough to back it up. However, as much as the film left me more than a little leery of totally buying into the global warming camp, the warm welcome it received from so many critics is even scarier.

If you seek to identify a cultural bias of the liberal lock-step variety, look no farther than the country's film reviewers. I was checking the cumulative ratings of some of this summer's films at Rotten Tomatoes in order to decide how to waste a few of the burrow's discretionary dollars. While there, I discovered the huge love that Mr. Gore and his propaganda piece cum "documentary" had received from the ink sniffing stained wretches masquerading as objective critics.

Not only do they blindly accept the "science" espoused by the film, they also ascribe vital, glowing, non-treelike attributes to Mr. Gore. And in the science arena, the film fails to prove its major premise, that there is long-term, global warming taking place which will only be reversed by almost shutting down the industrialized world. Because of this, the scare tactics of its minor premise — that such warming is largely a bad thing — shouldn't even come into play.

Yet it's this "We're all gonna die and then some really bad stuff is gonna happen" secondary point (along with its fronting and backing by liberal icon Gore) that seems to make An Inconvenient Truth such a media darling.

I don't have my head in the sand about all this. I'm still examining the reports of a wider array of scientists than the film dreamed of featuring. Personally, I try to be a true conservative and a good Christian steward of my world. As a youth, I even participated (with my staunchly conservative father) in activities of the first Earth Day. I recycle, reduce, and re-use whenever possible.

However, this film promotes too much class envy and tap dances too much on the Eighth Commandment (Lutheran and Catholic numbering, not Reformed; false testimony, not stealing; although being forced to pay for a ticket is robbery) to have earned the positive reviews and respect among the elite that have fallen to it. From one so versed in computers that he claimed (at least partial) credit for the development of the Internet, Mr. Gore should understand my review: GIGO.

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Comments:
00ps, put comment on wrong post. shouldn't operate heavy machinery on less than 2hrs sl33p.

d00d,
j00 are so kewl when u speek l33t. You so pwned Gore.
Go chill with G@rrison Keillor . It's a much better mov3 and it will also bring your blood pressure down a few points.
And btw, unless you got to end your worship service on e@rth day with;
"Every time you take a breath, thank a tree"
instead of the usual Go in peace........, I seriously question your commitment to Mother earth (wait, that's sexist-make that Nurturing earth--wait, forget the sexism, thanking a tree is pantheism. I think we get actually get a point for that). That's the news from ELCA whose motto is WFM or is it DDSOS? Oh well, DEGT. Really DEGT, ever.
 
! d3l3t3d th3 rong c0mm3nt.

thx 4 mak!ng my d@y.

!'m @ctu@lly th!nk!ng mor3 D3v!l W3@rs Pr@d@.
 
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