As most of you will read this first thing in the morning, I not only suggest you not have a coffee cup near your computer, but also highly recommend that you remove all fragile objects from the room.
Yes, this is that hysterical, for Wednesday evening, comedian and faux-scientist Al Gore was Jon Stewart’s guest on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” In reality, this was the perfect venue for Dr. Gore to discuss his absurd ideas if you think about it, for as the subject was Gore’s new romantic comedy, “An Inconvenient Truth,” the yucks were aplenty.
As this was a long segment, I will highlight only a few of the finer moments, and then encourage you to watch the video (courtesy of Expose the Left) for the full effect, as this one doesn’t disappoint.
The first guffaw came quite early on when Stewart asked Dr. Gore when he first started doing this slide show about global warming. Now, bear in mind that in the movie, Gore claims that America has only ten years to avert a major environmental crisis. Yet, obviously having forgotten this, Gore first answered, “Oh, eight years…a long time.” Then, much like he did on the campaign trail, he changed his position: “Actually, since before I became vice president.”
Okay. So, assuming the second answer is the right one, that means that he’s been doing this presentation for at least fourteen years…which means the end of the world happened four years ago, and we all missed it!
Maybe even more beautiful, much later in the discussion, Dr. Gore changed his position once again claiming “I’ve been trying to tell this story for 30 years.” This is kind of like that recent Associated Press report that first claimed the earth is currently the hottest it’s been in 400 years, then changed it to 1,000 years, and changed it again to 2,000 years.
Ain’t junk science wonderful?
Later, Dr. Gore made the bold assertion that global warming “is the only crisis we've ever faced that has the capacity to completely end human civilization.” Stewart correctly pointed out: “Nuclear's got a shot. The bomb's got a shot.”
Dr. Gore fired back (better put down your coffee cups!): “Well, when we had the prospect of an all-out nuclear exchange, yes, but even that would not have necessarily caused the kind of radical transformation of the whole planet's environment in a way that was unstoppable.”
Don’t believe me? Well, watch the video, show it to your children, and thank your lucky stars for the Supreme Court.
(Encore of Video Link for those who are laughing so hard they can't find it in the text.)