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    In yet another example of Gore's "do as I say, not as I do" mentality, he and other guests enjoyed Chilean Sea Bass at his daughter's wedding. Probably better than the braised Bald Eagle, but not by much.

    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap...001031,00.html

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    Has Gore admonished fishermen or distributors or restaurants or consumers for taking in and selling endangered fish, or otherwise decried their disappearance? If not, the hypocrisy argument sounds pretty specious.

    Are you more concerned about (a) condemning Al Gore and his lifestyle, or (b) saving endangered fishies?

    Are you more concerned about (a) the specter of racism, or (b) whether someone called you a racist?

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    It sure would be a drag to be Al Gore's daughter. Sure, he signed on for the public scrutiny when he became an activist, but his daughter is her own person, as is his new son-in-law and as are his son-in-law's parents - any one of whom might have requested the Chilean Sea Bass.
    And does Al Gore have to spend the rest of his life policing his grown family, and do they have to comply with his requests?
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    Good points, Bonnie. His daughter, practically speaking, can't escape the public eye unless she becomes a hermit. Gore, himself, is a prominent public figure-- he's put himself out there, and this kind of stuff, as silly as it is, comes with the territory.

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    The real question is: why is Al Gore being blamed for the food at his daughter's REHEARSAL dinner? I thought that the rehearsal dinner was the responsibility of the groom's family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Has Gore admonished fishermen or distributors or restaurants or consumers for taking in and selling endangered fish, or otherwise decried their disappearance? If not, the hypocrisy argument sounds pretty specious.

    Are you more concerned about (a) condemning Al Gore and his lifestyle, or (b) saving endangered fishies?

    Are you more concerned about (a) the specter of racism, or (b) whether someone called you a racist?
    Are you more concerned about?
    (a) condemning Al Gore and his lifestyle

    Answer: I am more concerned about Al Gore being a hypocrit.

    Are you more concerned about (a) the specter of racism, or (b) whether someone called you a racist

    Answer: I am more concerned with people using the race card as a means to advance their argument when they really dont have a leg to stand on. I am also concerned with how easily people use the term racist when they have most likely never experienced real racism. I am concerned with people tagging any white person a racist simply because they have a view that does not benefit a minority in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    Are you more concerned about?
    (a) condemning Al Gore and his lifestyle

    Answer: I am more concerned about Al Gore being a hypocrit.

    Are you more concerned about (a) the specter of racism, or (b) whether someone called you a racist

    Answer: I am more concerned with people using the race card as a means to advance their argument when they really dont have a leg to stand on. I am also concerned with how easily people use the term racist when they have most likely never experienced real racism. I am concerned with people tagging any white person a racist simply because they have a view that does not benefit a minority in this country.
    Hmm, Even if the facts are that he ordered the sea bass (which Bonnie reasonably calls into question), you still haven't demonstrated that Gore is a hypocrite.

    Racism, by its nature, involves the exertion and misuse of power over another, where power is not equal. Sorry if I don't buy "the white man is suffering" argument. White people are being stirred up on purpose, with false or disingenuous claims of injury. Kind of like an ambulance chaser arriving at the scene of an accident. As you stand up, still intact, and dust yourself off, he says: "Are you hurt? You're hurt, aren't you? Aren't you? Did you see what that guy did to you! Aww..I'd pretty pretty mad if I were you."
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    Has Gore admonished fishermen or distributors or restaurants or consumers for taking in and selling endangered fish, or otherwise decried their disappearance? If not, the hypocrisy argument sounds pretty specious.

    Gore prides himself on being a friend to the environment. Actually, he prides himself on making pronouncements about being a friend to the environment. Killing off endangered species seems counter to being enviro-friendly. I'd think even you could follow that. It's called inference.

    Are you more concerned about (a) condemning Al Gore and his lifestyle, or (b) saving endangered fishies?

    It's hard to say. I love doing both.

    Are you more concerned about (a) the specter of racism, or (b) whether someone called you a racist?

    As far as I know, no one has called me a racist on these boards, so your question is kind of odd. Do you see racism even in eating exotic fish? You're consumed with race, aren't you?

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    Gore prides himself on being a friend to the environment.

    Yep.

    Actually, he prides himself on making pronouncements about being a friend to the environment.

    Yep.

    Killing off endangered species seems counter to being enviro-friendly.

    Maybe so. But eating meat, driving an automobile, or taking a shit in a water toilet isn't enviro friendly either. Proportion and relevance are at issue here. But if your real intent is to condemn and villify, it's easy to gloss over all that, and the idea of being a hypocrite loses any practical meaning.

    As far as I know, no one has called me a racist on these boards, so your question is kind of odd.

    No. You implied just the opposite. Yesterday, if I recall. As for my question, sorry you don't grasp its meaning.

    You're consumed with race, aren't you?

    Nope. But I'm still looking for the memo, in which you acknowledge the existence of racism. We know only YOU can validate this, white man, for we know you are the King of the world and the arbiter of all things involving race. Let us know if O'Reilly reveals the memo on tonight's show, okay?

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