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Monday, October 30, 2006

Al Gore's a Huge Hit in Belgium


Al Gore's pro-environment message is resonating like wildfire in Belgium. The Goracle spent a day in Brussels in early October to promote his film "An Inconvenient Truth." He told the enraptured audience, "Our planet has a fever, and the fever has been getting steadily higher. " Since then, the country has been tripping over itself trying to enact legislation inspired by Gore's passion for the environment and concerns over global warming.

"We must take Al Gore's message seriously," said Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt when proposing a new "environmentally friendly" tax on packages that would penalize users of aluminum or plastic, which release harmful CO2 into the atmosphere. The tax would provide incentives to switch to less harmful paper or cardboard. The measure is quickly becoming known as the "Gore tax," and could become part of the 2007 budget. The government has also proposed tax breaks for car pollution filters and deductions for energy-efficient investors.

11 Comments:

  • At 5:28 AM, Anonymous Colleen said…

    what is wrong with us?!? everyone appreciates Al's wisdom and passion but the US.

     
  • At 7:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There are days, as this mid-term rabidity intensifies, that just reading about Gore brings a bit more sanity into my brain. Somewhere, Jms Carville was asked if Gore was running. "Of course he's running," he laughed. Not that Carville has a line to Al's intentions, but, well...just imagining what it would be like to even think there might be an adult in the race. God, Al. We're dyin' here, man. Come on....

     
  • At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We are experiencing the dumbing down of America in full bloom. It started in the 1970s. Many Americans have not developed critical thinking skills which means they do not ask the necessary questions.

    Why else would so many people follow Bush and his ilk blindly?

    Go Al Gore! Our last truly elected president!

    Please vote for oversight and balance in our governement.

    DEFEND AMERICA!
    FIRE THE REPUBLICANS!

     
  • At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    DEFEND AMERICA!

    THROW ALL DEMOCRATS AND ALL REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE

    GET RID OF INCUMBENTS - DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ALIKE!!

    VOTE FOR THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES!

     
  • At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Gore for President. Not only will he save the planet, he will save our country from its downward spiral to becoming a country with its marjority comprised of stupid and unthinking people. He will finally establish a public educational system that works. Not only has Amwerca "dumbed down", students now arrogantly deride Shakespeare, reading, cultural pursuits, and education in genera. It isn't "cool." In others words, being civilized is no longer appealing. To them, smart equals being a nerd, and not acceptable to the "in" majority.

     
  • At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Third party candidate bs is just another symptom of the dumbing down of America.

     
  • At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    9:58,
    Next time you want to say my country is "dumbed down", try spelling 'America' correctly. It makes you look dumb.

     
  • At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    *cries* Goooree!! Why is the US sucking so bad in comparison to the Europeans... why is my country sucking? *cries* I'm an American and I like Gore too, see... I like him too. Viggo Mortsensen...Dutch...yeah...

    I don't know where I'm going with this.

     
  • At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    9:58 Your stupid criticism of a typo proves you're a clinically obsessive-compulsive or so insecure about your own intelligence that you're abnormally defensive.

     
  • At 10:09 AM, Anonymous rufus said…

    its the only place hes a hit.

     
  • At 4:22 PM, Anonymous dan tolbert said…

    Please see my last 2-3 cooments in Posting area about death of Adrienne Shelly....please.

     

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