TAKE IT BACK FROM AL
Posted by Andrew Roman on December 4, 2009
Pairing the words “Hollywood” and “conservative” is probably enough to send most minds into hourglass mode. To even hear the two used together can trigger cognitive discombobulation. But believe it or not, there are people in the motion picture industry right of center – just like there are players on the New York Mets who can play baseball, and people who do watch MSNBC for pleasure.
With Climategate blasting holes in the already flimsy veneer of man-made global warming, two of those Hollywood “righties,” have spoken up. They are asking that the Oscar won by ex-Vice President (and curator of the Man-Made Global Warming Fraud Workshop), Al Gore, be taken back.
From the Los Angeles Times:
But two Hollywood conservatives (yes, there are some) have called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rescind the prestigious, profitable gold Oscar statuette that it gave ex-Vice President Al Gore two years ago for the environmental movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, both Academy members, are among a small, meandering pack of known political conservatives still believed to be on the loose in the liberal bastion of movie-making.
In 2007, the Academy sanctified Gore’s cinematic message of global warming with its famous statue, enriched his earnings by $100,000 per 85-minute appearance and helped elevate the Tennessean’s profile to win the Nobel Peace Prize despite losing the election battle of 2000 to a Texan and living in a large house with lots of energy-driven appliances.
Chetwynd and Simon were prompted to make their hopeless demand this week by the leak two weeks ago of a blizzard of British academic e-mails purporting to show that scientists at the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit systematically falsified data to document the appearance of global warming in recent years.
And now that he has cancelled his appearance at next week’s “We Can Still Save The World Even Though Nothing’s Wrong With It” Summit in Copenhagen, I am left with a disturbing image of Al Gore sitting in one of the corners of his vast greenhouse gas emitting home, rocking back and forth, clutching his Oscar in one hand, his Nobel Peace Prize in the other, mumbling to himself, “I know it’s getting warmer, I know it’s getting warmer. . .”
On the list of things that will never happen, only “reasonable dialogue with terrorists” and “liberal common sense” rank higher.
But it’s a nice thought.