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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

9/20/2007

Inconvenient Facts for Al Gore

Here's another glaring example of liberal media bias and hypocrisy. You won't see this on network TV.

Al Gore rants and raves about global warming and energy consumption. Bush says little on the subject and only then in reasonable terms, but look who talks and who acts (snopes):



Al Gore's house: A 20 room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guesthouse, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400. In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern "snow belt" area. It's in the South.


George W. Bush's house: Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geo-thermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into theground. The water (usually 67 degrees F) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.

by Seaspook
(contributing team member of Allegiance and Duty Betrayed)

6 comments:

marcus aurelius said...

The elitist liberal credo:

"Do as I say, not as I do. And let me write the rules that you must follow, and exempt myself from those rules by virtue of my elevated position."

Anonymous said...

I'm no longer one of Bush's biggest fans but it sounds like his house is about as energy-efficient as any house can be. Good for him.

John Galt said...

You don't even have to read the comments. The photos tell the story. Ostentatious vs. humble. And the ostentatious one is the one who is preaching at us to conserve and calling us names if we don't.

Anonymous said...

Quit picking on Al Gore.

He is a scholar, a gentleman,

and if you read his works and see his movies,

it will make you a better person.

arlene albrecht said...

Quit picking on Al Gore.

I second that emotion. I have more to say, but you'll have to excuse me. I'm busy dis-assembling my furnace and central air conditioning system. Then it's off to price windmills at Windmills R Us.

Tra la la la la...

Al said...

Good one Arlene.