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Posted at 3:20 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Al Gore: I shouldn't have supported corn-based ethanol

By Emi Kolawole

Updated, 4:12 p.m.: Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis has released a statement in response to Gore's regrets regarding his past position on corn-based ethanol:

"The contributions of first generation ethanol to our nation's economy, environment and energy production are not a mistake, but a success story."

Growth Energy is an organization representing American ethanol producers.

Original post: Former vice president Al Gore said Monday that he regrets supporting first-generation corn-based ethanol subsidies while he was in office.

Reuters reports that Gore said his support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was rooted more in his desire to cultivate farm votes for his presidential run in 2000 than in doing what was right for the environment:


"It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for first-generation ethanol," said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens, Greece. First-generation ethanol refers to the most basic, but also most energy intensive, process of converting corn to ethanol for use in vehicle engines.

Gore went on to say that "first-generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small." Gore now supports so-called second-generation technologies that do not compete with food -- using farm waste or non-food sources such as switchgrass to make ethanol. He added that he did not expect to see a clean energy or climate bill for "at least two years" following Republican victories in the midterm elections.

(h/t Reuters)

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NewsBusters: Media Mostly Ignore Gore Admitting He Only Supported Ethanol Mandates to Help His Presidential Ambitions
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/11/24/media-mostly-ignore-gore-admitting-he-only-supported-ethanol-mandates

Posted by: StewartIII | November 24, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Gore is a liar, a fake, a money=grubbing politician who stops at nothing to make money. Never believe anything he says.

The biggest problem with ethanol is that it BURNS DIRTIER THAN REGULAR GASOLINE.

So adding ethanol to gasoline not only makes food prices go up all over the world, it makes our environment dirtier.

Let's got another route.

Posted by: RonKH | November 24, 2010 3:41 AM | Report abuse

Algae is one solution to get the US off of foreign oil. It's renewable, does not affec the food channel and consumes CO2.

Major University Admits Hard Science Problems Relating to Algae Have Been Solved

Arizona State University Senior Vice President Rick Shangraw recenty said "…algae will “deliver soon” because…most of the hard science problems science problems regarding algae have been solved…Now…it’s largely an engineering problem."

The REAL question is: Dos the DOE really want to get the US off of foreign oil or do they want to continue funding grants to algae researchers to keep them employed for ANOTHER 50 YEARS?


Posted by: fatalgae | November 23, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

RNC MAKES OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE A CAMPAIGN ISSUE FOR 2012 RACE? ACCORDING TO AN EXPERT OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE A LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE NOW OR EVER? NANCY PALOSI AND HARRY REID BOTH CONSPIRED TO BETRAY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IN FALSELY SAYING OBAMA WAS A CITIZEN IN THE 2008 RACE? FRAUD? TREASON? CONSPIRACY?

Posted by: Richie5 | November 23, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Ha Ha Ha - He should just turn off the lights in his mansions and park his SUVs. He can't possibly have any credibility on anything related to science or energy.

Posted by: Prof-Dr-G | November 23, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Tipper is an example to us all! She realized that Gore, like our current president, and so many "Liberals" are nothing more than self-serving slime-balls.

The Nobel prize seems to have become the mark evil! It signifies a class of politician who will use social policy, green policy, economic policy; to subjugate humanity to a political system meant to take the wealth & power of citizens and consolidate it into the hands a Liberal Oligarchy of Unions, Politicians, Professors, Media shills, so we surfs can beg for it back!

Ethanol, like global warming is based on fake science. It increase food costs for poor Mexicans, pollutes more than oil, and wastes our tax dollars. This is the legacy of the entire green movement in this country, and seems to mirror the entire Democratic platform!

Posted by: ELF2 | November 23, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Tipper is an example to us all! She realized that Gore, like our current president, and so many "Liberals" are nothing more than self-serving slime-balls.

The Nobel prize seems to have become the mark evil! It signifies a class of politician who will use social policy, green policy, economic policy; to subjugate humanity to a political system meant to take the wealth & power of citizens and consolidate it into the hands a Liberal Oligarchy of Unions, Politicians, Professors, Media shills, so we surfs can beg for it back!

Ethanol increase food costs for poor Mexicans, pollutes more than oil and wastes our tax dollars. This is the legacy of the entire green movement in this country, and seems to mirror the entire Democratic platform!

Posted by: ELF2 | November 23, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Gore is a self-serving individual and his action qualify him for a crimes against humanity rather than Noble Peace price.
What he did with the ethanol pales in comparison to his advocacy for The Cap and Trade. Through this scheme he is trying to enslave the human race by instilling a fee on something that has been always free, the very air we all breath. Just think about it for a minute, what would be the best way to have a total control over world's population, that one thing we cannot exist without, wouldn't that be the AIR. And, good old Al and his cronies, including Bill Clinton and nameless others have devised this diabolical plan to enslave and control free people. Wake up people of the planet, do not allowed thing to ever take place.

Posted by: solow46 | November 23, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Petroleum bio-substitutes release more CO2 to the atmosphere than they avoid in operation. Bio fuels still might be justified someday as convenient portable transportation fuel, but not as a way to avoid fossil based carbon dioxide releases. There is a major conflict between reducing reliance on petroleum and reducing carbon dioxide release. Increasing employment opportunities and decreasing carbon dioxide releases are essentially mutually exclusive goals.

Gore's goals are vulnerable to collapse in three steps:

1a) Additional information from satellite monitoring of atmospheric envelope and ocean currents and relating those changes to changes to the sun's energy outputs (sun spots) may prove that CO2 has negligible influence on changes in climate.
1b) A majority of American voters will act upon the likeliness that the sun's energy outputs, rather than fossil based CO2 drives or "forces" changes in climate.

2a) Enterprise Carbon Accounting (life-cycle carbon investment/carbon avoidance analyzes) will show that there presently is no reduced fossil carbon method to provide abundant energy 24/7. Continued research will make the ratio less unfavorable but likely never reverse it. There may never be a carbon-free, or carbon-neutral, or carbon-capture method form of electric energy conversion controllable by men (and women) in a modern economy.
2b) A majority of voters will act upon this electric energy conversion constraint as having been sufficiently demonstrated.

3a) Even if a slightly favorable energy conversion is found, there are and will be higher and better uses of the World's resources. That's the reasoned proposition put forward most prominently by environmentalist/economist Bjorn Lomborg.
3b) Sufficient quantity of American voters will agree with this proposition, whether or not they know about Bjorn Lomborg.

Posted by: mctiguep | November 23, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Petroleum bio-substitutes release more CO2 to the atmosphere than they avoid in operation. Bio fuels still might be justified someday as convenient portable transportation fuel, but not as a way to avoid fossil based carbon dioxide releases. There is a major conflict between reducing reliance on petroleum and reducing carbon dioxide release. Increasing employment opportunities and decreasing carbon dioxide releases are essentially mutually exclusive goals.

Gore's goals are vulnerable to collapse in three steps:

1a) Additional information from satellite monitoring of atmospheric envelope and ocean currents and relating those changes to changes to the sun's energy outputs (sun spots) may prove that CO2 has negligible influence on changes in climate.
1b) A majority of American voters will act upon the likeliness that the sun's energy outputs, rather than fossil based CO2 drives or "forces" changes in climate.

2a) Enterprise Carbon Accounting (life-cycle carbon investment/carbon avoidance analyzes) will show that there presently is no reduced fossil carbon method to provide abundant energy 24/7. Continued research will make the ratio less unfavorable but likely never reverse it. There may never be a carbon-free, or carbon-neutral, or carbon-capture method form of electric energy conversion controllable by men (and women) in a modern economy.
2b) A majority of voters will act upon this electric energy conversion constraint as having been sufficiently demonstrated.

3a) Even if a slightly favorable energy conversion is found, there are and will be higher and better uses of the World's resources. That's the reasoned proposition put forward most prominently by environmentalist/economist Bjorn Lomborg.
3b) Sufficient quantity of American voters will agree with this proposition, whether or not they know about Bjorn Lomborg.

Posted by: mctiguep | November 23, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

"Scientists of every nation declare what basically amounts to a consensus that mankind is changing the climate in injurious ways and that a solution has got to be found, and ignoramuses like Bobcat and his ilk, because they (claim they) can't see the change actually occurring before their eyes (debatable) mock and deride it as "the sky is falling"."
___________________________

You forget that back in the '60's and '70's, many of these same scientists (and politicians, ala Al Bore) analyzed much of the same data initially used to promote the idea of "global warming" only to promote the idea of global cooling.

You also deride folks who disagree with you because you believe we don't have a proper understanding of the scientific process. Again, you'd be wrong. I do not believe there is a human link to global warming, I am an engineer, fully versed in the scientific method and it is the scientific method that I use to come to that hypothesis. You ignore that for a very long time, the planet was a tropical paradise, I am talking about tens of millions of years while dinos were dominant. Al Gore claimed that the planet was in a "steady state" in his movie, actually the closest to a "steady state" the planet was in was during the dino period, we are talking TENS of MILLIONS of years compared to the timeframe humans have been around and the 10,000 we claim to be able to analyze. There is no appreciable evidence that the planet is in any different orbit today than there was during the dinos, the sun's output continues to get hotter as it ages, so you can't use the excuse that the sun is cooling down, its not. So I ask, why do we think that today's climate will remain as cool as it has been? What is different today than it was during the dino days? Why is everyone so convinced that things will remain the same and not revert back to the climate the dinos enjoyed? Who is to say that the real "steady state" for Earth is the climate that was around when the dinos roamed the planet.

Posted by: ATrueChristian | November 23, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Gore is no scientist, he's a scam artist.

A true scientist welcomes debate so as to prove the validity of his theories.

From day one 20 years ago, Gore started by saying "the debate is over".

When exactly was the debate?

I must have missed it.

Gore only makes appearances to groups or reporters who fawn over his every oracular statement.

A scientist doesn't compare his critics to Holocaust deniers. Gore does.

Gore publiclly ridicules and personally attacks anyone who disagrees with him, and sends his little trolls out to do the same.

Stifle andf avoid real debate, attack anyone who disagrees, slant the research to supress any dissenting view, personally enrich yourself.

Funny, I don't remember Einstein doing any of that.

But then, Einstein was a scientist.

Gore is a self serving scam artist.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | November 23, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Gore is no scientist, he's a scam artist.

A true scientist welcomes debate so as to prove the validity of his theories.

From day one 20 years ago, Gore started by saying "the debate is over".

When exactly was the debate?

I must have missed it.

Gore only makes appearances to groups or reporters who fawn over his every oracular statement.

A scientist doesn't compare his critics to Holocaust deniers. Gore does.

Gore publiclly ridicules and personally attacks anyone who disagrees with him, and sends his little trolls out to do the same.

Stifle andf avoid real debate, attack anyone who disagrees, slant the research to supress any dissenting view, personally enrich yourself.

Funny, I don't remember Einstein doing any of that.

But then, Einstein was a scientist.

Gore is a self serving scam artist.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | November 23, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Please go away Mr. Gore and stop trying to make more money on the backs of the American people.

Posted by: bkarpus | November 23, 2010 5:10 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who thought it was a good idea to take food off our tables to burn in our fuel tanks is a d.... fool. Take a look at what this idiotic policy has done to our food prices. It's call trickle down folks, when there is less corn to feed the cattle and livestock and less land to grow other food stuffs your bread and butter prices go up DUHHHHH. These geniuses from Harvard and Yale don't seem to know anything about anything. Common sense is greatly lacking.

Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA | November 23, 2010 4:37 AM | Report abuse

PORK - PORK - PORK - PORK - PORK - PORK - PORK - PORK

I want my babyback..babyback..babyback, I want my babyback..babyback..babyback….Billions

End the $15~$20 Billion a year in Feedstock and Cotton Subsidies to Rich Farming Companies. That’s $150~$200 Billion over 10 years to Rich farming conglomerates.

Farm Subsidy Database:

http://farm.ewg.org/region?fips=00000®name=UnitedStatesFarmSubsidySummary

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies to farms in United States totaled $15,410,000,000 in 2009;

http://farm.ewg.org/top_recips.php?fips=00000&progcode=total&page=0&yr=2009

America borrow moneys from China, to pay Big/Rich Agriculture Companies, and then pay Tribute/Penalty to Brazil because this practice places all other Exports and Jobs at risk.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/06/AR2010060602928.html

U.S. government has been paying cotton growers more than $3 billion per year since 1991, with most of the largess going to big agribusiness in the South. The USDA should not be subsidizing the wealthiest of Agriculture corporate conglomerates to the tune of $150~$200 Billion every 10 years and ignoring the decades of Billions in Oil and Gas revenue stolen from Native Americans and the decades of discrimination of Black farmers. (The Senate did recently settle with Native Americans for 3.4 cents on the dollar ~ must have run out of beads and junk jewerly)

Cotton candy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/17/AR2010101702725.html

“The United States controls 80 percent of the growing world market for cotton. Letting American farmers compete internationally without aid from Washington is fairer to our trading partners and better for the government's already distressed finances. “

Posted by: Airborne82 | November 23, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Industries Buried Internal Findings
Climate Wording Cut From Public Report
(Sat, April 25, 2009 - Juliet Eilperin)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/24/AR2009042403331.html

"A group funded by fossil-fuel-dependent companies that argued for years that human-generated greenhouse gases were not driving global warming was advised by its own scientists that this was the case, according to documents submitted as part of an ongoing lawsuit between auto manufacturers and states seeking to regulate vehicles' greenhouse gas emissions.

The Global Climate Coalition, a group of representatives of the oil, auto and coal industries, spent years telling the public that the link between human activity and climate change was too uncertain to justify U.S. participation in the Kyoto Protocol, a 1997 treaty aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. In 1995, however, a "primer" on the issue produced by the organization's own scientific experts concluded that "the scientific basis for the Greenhouse Effect and the potential impact of human emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2 on climate is well established and cannot be denied."

This language was deleted from the primer when the group released it to the public. "

Posted by: Airborne82 | November 23, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Al Gore

You've had more than your 15 minutes. You've made a fool of yourself. Now disappear.

Posted by: pgr88 | November 22, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to hear what Rush Limbaugh will say about this! He's going to have a hay day! The inconvenient truth is finally starting to come out! Love it!

Posted by: resilientmom | November 22, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popkultur:I love how lame and corny teabag commenters are.
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You can tell by their posting style that they are h0m0s?

Posted by: illogicbuster | November 22, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

It's nice that he's wrong about second generation too. When you have a streak like that going, you don't want to stop.

Posted by: 54465446 | November 22, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

It's nice that he's wrong about second generation too. When you have a streak like that going, you don't want to stop.

Posted by: 54465446 | November 22, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

The best cure for constipation ? An article about " Fatso Gore " or Climate Change in general . High on the list of Historical Snake-oil Salesman will forever be the name, Al Gore and playing a supporting role will be Pekinpaugh with his " Windmills " . And the sad fact is that there are still people out here who expect the world to turn to a cinder any day . Can you remember the scare about 50 years ago , when so many people had bomb-shelters built in their back yards ? Boy that money-maker made the rounds almost as much as the " Pet Rock " phase did. Well Barnum said it best when he remarked that " There's a Sucker born every minute "

Posted by: politicsiscrooked | November 22, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

I love how lame and corny teabag commenters are. Someone should create a drinking game.

Drink every time someone says:
-Barry
-Odumbo
-Slick Willie
-Obamacare
-Hippie
-Dims
-progressives
-liberals

Drink twice if any of the above words are misspelled.

Drink three times if they write any word ending with "ist" or "ism".

Drink four times if they talk about legislation being "shoved" down their "throats." Same for any legislation being "rammed" through.

If they write a post in all caps, pound a six pack.

Posted by: popkultur | November 22, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore is a prototypical demo.politician. When politicians lose they should shut up and go away quietly. Tell Carter.

Posted by: 1uncle | November 22, 2010 5:34 PM

Agreed. So long, Palin, Huckabee, and Romney.

Posted by: popkultur | November 22, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, while Al and Barry Soetero fiddle, and corn, aka food, burns, we sit on decades worth of cheap energy via oil, oil shale, coal tar, coal,natural gas, and nukes, all fairly cheap, easy and pretty darn clean with today's technology.

Posted by: jnsbear | November 22, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he was wrong about so many things? People starving because he thought corn would be good for fuel. For many year we been saying that if one use corn for fuel, corn would not be available for food. The left were flat landers when it came to this, and the proof is in this statement of Al.

Posted by: tateofpa | November 22, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse


cbtole2: Great post! Now if only the journolistas would do what you did then maybe we'd be able to get our info from the so-called "free press" instead of having to do our own research to get to the truth.

Thank God for the internet. For now. I hear Net Neutrality's coming down the pipeline again next week. They just don't give up!

I guess we'll all end up getting carrier pigeons.

Posted by: janet8 | November 22, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore just didn't realize how much money is in "climate change" when he was running for president. Now he does and he's a financial tycoon. Who would have thought selling the snake oil of "climate change" would make Al Gore a wealthy, wealthy man?

Posted by: FormerDemocrat | November 22, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

How that Carbon Credit Exchange going Albert?

I'm planning on running a bunch of old motors belching out some bad exhausts, and I'm wondering how many Carbon Credits I can get, for NOT doing that?

Posted by: theaz | November 22, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Why is it politicians only say these things when not running for office? That was rhetorical. We all know the answer.

Posted by: kchses1 | November 22, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Why is politicians only say these things when not running for office? That was rhetorical. We all know the answer.

Posted by: kchses1 | November 22, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

So, the moral of the story is that, the more government tries to meddle in markets and determine market winners and losers for us, the more we will have bad decisions made for the wrong reasons.

Eliminate subsidies to oil companies, eliminate subsidies to ethanol producers, eliminate subsidies to wind farms, hydro-power developers, electric car battery manufacturers, et al....eliminate all the wasted pork via tax subsidies, and let the market sort it out.

Did Whitney, Ford, Edison, and all the inventors of the past depend on federal subsidies to direct what technologies they would or wouldn't pursue? If the government would get out of the way and stop trying to pick which technologies they favor (i.e., lavish pork upon), and turn the private market loose, we might be amazed at how quick technology in this field would develop.

Posted by: dbw1 | November 22, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore is a prototypical demo.politician. When politicians lose they should shut up and go away quietly. Tell Carter.

Posted by: 1uncle | November 22, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Google avaiation biofuels and algae. Then Google Al Gore’s investment into biofuel companies like Abengoa.

Then read this article last week in The Hill, written by none other than Abengoa VP, Christopher G. Standlee:
America needs new investment: In the next generation of biofuels.
Then ponder the Federal lands and wetlands bonanza buy-ups in recent years.

Why would the progressive Federal gov’t need so much land? With quotes like this:
The Department of Energy says algae grown on a 15,000-square-mile area, about the size of Maryland, could theoretically meet the nation’s oil needs.

…it’s easy to put this puzzle together.

It’s all about Al Gore Inc.

Posted by: cbtole2 | November 22, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

"Suck it haters"?
Do liberals understand the word "irony"?
As to Gore, so he admits to lying for votes, and yet we are to believe he wouldn't lie to become a multi-millionaire?

Posted by: AlvinYork | November 22, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

The headline "Gore issues mea culpa on climate" is misleading. Shame on you Washington Post.

Posted by: ellemae | November 22, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I am glad to see Mr Gore is listening to the experts, making ethanol from corn is a foolish pork policy doomed to fail. The ability and capability exists right now to turn any agricultural waste ( wood chips, lawn clippings, food waste ) into ethanol using bacteria, for $ 2.70 a gallon. Check out US patent # 5,000,000. Developed over twenty years ago this technology makes the most sense for liquid fuels, can cut ALL foreign oil needs and can run in any flex fuel vehicle. The only reason we are not doing this already is pure and simple greed.

Posted by: southie123 | November 22, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Right-wingers are so credulous and dumb. Take Bobcatbuzz, for example. Scientists of every nation declare what basically amounts to a consensus that mankind is changing the climate in injurious ways and that a solution has got to be found, and ignoramuses like Bobcat and his ilk, because they (claim they) can't see the change actually occurring before their eyes (debatable) mock and deride it as "the sky is falling". A President institutes health care reform that will help most poor and middle class families (particularly in the aftermath of a tough recession) and this moron mocks and derides it as something the President will come to rue. The fact is that if America was governed by the hucksters, religionists, anti-science weirdos, hypocrites and thieves that make up most of the Republican elected body, or had as a majority the incredible ignoramuses that make up the bulk of the Republican electorate, the country would be facing - well - the George W. Bush years, complete with near-Depression, loss of international credibility, domestic financial meltdown and retreat into superstition and fear that the intelligent of America got rid of and are glad to have got rid of. Right-wingers should be put into mental institutions. Reading their claptrap is so depressing ...

Posted by: chert | November 22, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse


I wonder who's paying him now...

Posted by: Benson | November 22, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of these anti-science clowns who seek any opportunity to hate on Al Gore. He said he wanted to use more advanced technologies and non-edible sources. When you post your vile invectives are you using slow dial up or high speed ethernet. Gore's leadership has coincided with the general acceptance of energy efficient windows, appliances and lights, saving consumers billions of dollars and reducing our ecological impact.

FYI Cap and Trade is a free market Republican developed idea so stop your snarky partisan criticism. Suck it haters.

Posted by: ysunshine | November 22, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

What else about his climate schtick has been self-serving blather?

This man is a charlatan.

He realized early on that he could cash in on his climate dog and pony show.

He's made over $100 million so far, won a Nobel and an Academy Award.

He's the Pope of the Global Warming Religon to his little followers.

A scam artist of the first order, bigger than Madoff, one of the greatest of all time.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | November 22, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

A hypocrite and a fool who should stick to hitting on all the hippie chicks he meets at these conferences he's constantly attending all over the world.

I've got your switchgrass ethanol right here, Al. $1000 a gallon, but the price will come down when we ramp up production! Or some alien gives us a new enzyme.

Posted by: corco02az | November 22, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Please get your facts straight. Al Gore never said that he invented the internet.

Posted by: pekingman | November 22, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

This has all the makings of an excellent experiment.

Supposedly the GOP and Tea Party hate Gov't subsidies. A key Democrat environment backer admits corn ethanol was a mistake.

Let's see how long it takes to get these corn ethanol subsidy laws repealed. Starting... right... now!

Posted by: scott3 | November 22, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Sorry. I must have missed something in the reporting. What was the climate mea culpa given by Gore? All that the article mentioned was that he regretted having supported first generation corn-based ethanol production. Was part of the article omitted?

Posted by: chert | November 22, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Yet another of those great Dimwit moments of intellectual superiority over the great unwashed. Yet one of the all-time the "sky is falling" we're all going to die if we don't use up all our corn for gas, bread prices be damned. Tell me again whata dumb_ss Palin is huh? Can't wait for TheOne's mea culpa when he finally hits the confessional for his cluster_uck called Obamacare, or has another of those great all-time Dimwit intellectuals screeched: "We Have To Pass It to Find Out What's In It!!" Those Dimwits are quite the Masters of
"Playing On Our Fears"!!! You Betcha!!! And they still think the "SHELLACKING" Was A Failure to Communicate? Quite the contrary, the Dimwits are getting more exposed than going thru Airport Security!!! PS: The next Goreical coming to a car dealer near you(at taxpayer subsidy that will make ethanol look like a bargain) The Chevy Volt @ a mere 42 G's. What a dunce that Palin is, huh?

Posted by: bobcatbuzz | November 22, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Please someone give Al Gore his global warming blocks, shake his hand, pat him on the back, put a couple of dollars in his pocket and let him be on his way. Let's stop humoring the mentally ill and seek help for Gore. How many times has Gore changed his position on issues. I'm surprised Gore allowed anyone to speak with him. Gore is so careful not to allow anyone near him who will say one thing that will hold Gore accountable or expose him as a scam artist for promoting global warming. Enough with Gore.

Posted by: houstonian | November 22, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

all this from the man who invented the internet?

Posted by: FLvet | November 22, 2010 3:45PM
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And sexually assaulted (allegedly) a female masseuse....

Posted by: WildBill1 | November 22, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

.

Hey Democrats,

No! No! No! as the liberals like to say.
No more dispensing disposable paper towels in public bathrooms! We'll have electric hand dryers.

Maybe now, Mr. Gore can be the human dynamo to peddle the stationary bicycle to create the energy needed to dry one's hands.

BYE BYE

DEMOCRATS

.

Posted by: kstobbe1 | November 22, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

all this from the man who invented the internet?

Posted by: FLvet | November 22, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

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