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Friday, October 12, 2007

Something to Be Proud Of


Congratulations to Al Gore, who along with the UN Panel on Climate Change, won the Nobel Peace Prize today for his work building awareness and understanding of global warming.

Amazing - an intelligent, articulate, passionate individual - and an American too!

9 Comments:

Blogger /t. said...

really?

well, congrats
to mister gore then

i think that he most deserves it after me, but i was not nominated (again) this year...

/t.

October 12, 2007 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah /t. - the Nobel committee overlooked you AGAIN?

what in the heck is wrong with them?

but then, i wasn't nominated either. geesh!

flap/flap/swoosh!

October 12, 2007 7:57 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

he should totally run for president... I am SO super serial!

October 12, 2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger Crashtest Comic said...

I had nothing but nice thing to say about Al on my blog as well, Bird.

Mayden completely blasted the guy--

October 12, 2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger J Cosmo Newbery said...

Yes, well said. Too many people have their heads in the sand on this issue.

Not convinced he could use it as a presidential platform - the the scare campaign from the other side would be horrendous.

October 13, 2007 4:25 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Perhaps Mr. Gore will be more influential outside of the usual Washington claptrap.

As for not getting nominated, I think you both are being too modest. I am sure you were notified and quietly turned it down. You are too, too modest. Next year, go ahead and accept.

October 13, 2007 5:52 PM  
Blogger david said...

....wait! What about the french guys who put the science together for making memory sticks?
Now there are terrabytes!
(only now do I realize that it sounds prehistoric to say "terrabyte"....at least in my head. Terrabyte kinda sounds like pteradectyle -oh dickens I can't spell without my dictionary- )

October 13, 2007 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CT: i had to visit mayden. the majority of the scientific community agrees - global warming is the real deal and it will cause (and is causing already) havoc. i love the mayden, but i must disagree with her on this one - though i left no remark on her blog - too flabberghasted to do so.

so serial indeed bogs.
but i don't want gore to run - he'd lose anyway (i despair of the dems getting in - regardless of who runs,somehow,someway, the dems will blow it - though i must say, i applaud obama's stance on those ridiculous lapel pin flags).

yes jack - you know myself and /t. too well - of course we quietly turned down the prize - we are both so sure of ourselves (and so incredibly modest as well) that we simply don't need such trappings.

cosmo - delightful to see you. i shall have to pop by to visit you. and i concur - the scare campaign (already in motion, by the way - just in case he does run you know) is horrendous indeed.

dear david - you do not sound prehistoric - just rather dikensian. but welcome - and you're right - the nobel committee has overlooked those french guys - what ever were they thinking?

flap/flap/flap

October 13, 2007 11:10 PM  
Blogger she said...

crash the tattletale. what a bad ass.

October 20, 2007 7:15 PM  

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