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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:55 AM
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Al Gore picks up literary prize
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6043172.stm

Former US presidential candidate Al Gore has won a prestigious Quill literary award for his book The Inconvenient Truth.

Gore's climate change book, which is also a film, won in the history, current events and politics category.

The Quills are regarded as a challenger to the more established Pulitzer Prize and National Book Awards in the US.

Winners are voted for online by the public. Nominees are chosen by 6,000 US booksellers and librarians.

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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:57 AM
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1. Can you imagine dumbass * winning a literary prize? maybe for
reading 'some shakespeares' he can get a literacy prize
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:17 PM
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3. A literary prize for Dumbya is opening a book and finding a bottle
snuggled in the hollowed out pages.

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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:19 PM
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4. Can you imagine dumbass * reading??
Good for Gore! :toast:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:58 PM
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2. What's also good is the adult movie version, "An Inconvenient Penis."
Adult Video News nominated it for best transexual feature film.

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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:51 PM
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7. Sounds like Ann Colter's autobiography. n/t
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:22 PM
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5. He's framed the debate
He's fighting for the planet and us. Ambassador Joe Wilson once told me, and I'll paraphrase "Gore is right. Gore is always right. Gore has been more correct on every issue than anyone else in Washington, D.C. for over the past twenty years. If Al Gore says something you better believe it because he knows what he's talking about."

It's reassuring that the public is finally beginning to understand what Gore has been talking about for so long.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:09 PM
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8. Where were you at that Ambassador Wilson said that to you?
Very interesting and so true.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:39 PM
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11. At the "Take Back America" conference in D.C. this past June
The conference is held at the Washington Hilton (where Reagan was shot). Amb. Wilson was part of the "Eruptions: The Public Moves Against the War" session along with Lynn Woolsey, Tom Matzzie (MoveOn.org) and Ned Lamont. You can see a video of that session at http://home.ourfuture.org/videos/take-back-america-2006...

As to when I spoke with him, it was the evening before his session. He was outside mingling with conference participants before the Gala Dinner. It was also the same evening that Fitz announced that he wasn't going after Rove and Joe seemed relieved to talk to someone (me) about something other than the Grand Jury. We spoke briefly, at most about five minutes, before someone came and told him they were taking him to his table to be seated for the dinner.

Here's what happened. I was hanging out with some other conference participants. Someone in our group said "that looks like Joe Wilson." I looked over to where he was pointing and, sure enough, it was Joe Wilson. I thought to myself "this may be the only time I'll ever get to thank him personally for speaking the truth about this administration" and so I took the opportunity to do it. I waited until he was just standing by himself and I walked up to him and introduced myself. I tried not to act like a star-struck teen and I think I was successful. Anyway, I told him I was from Kansas and that there were a lot of people back here in the midwest who appreciated him speaking the truth at a time when it wasn't a popular thing to do. He was really nice about everything. We chatted for a while about a number of things. There were some "Draft Gore '08" buttons floating around the conference and I had one on. During the course of our conversation, Joe asked me about me about the buttons and I asked if he wanted mine. He took me up on it once I reassured him I could get another one. At that point I couldn't help myself. I asked Joe what he would think of a Gore run in 2008. Joe said he thought it would be a good idea if Gore ran. That's when Joe launched into how right Gore was on the issues.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:16 PM
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13. Awesome. Thanks for the story.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:39 PM
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6. K&R
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:29 PM
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9. Thanks for posting AlGore08
Kicked and recommended for President Gore :patriot: and life as we know it.


:kick:
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:31 PM
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10. kick
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:42 PM
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12. You go Al! n/t
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:29 PM
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14. If only an award could reverse the effects of global warming...(n/t)
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:11 PM
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15. kicked and RECOMMENDED. Thankyou Al. n/t
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:14 PM
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16. I'm sure O'Reilly will have to say something about it
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 07:14 PM by Rex
the petty little bitch that he is. No doubt will be jealous of the fact and that he has ZERO awards. HAHA. Old fat blowhard turns sour and vinegary like Bob Novak. I bet they are the best of friends, Bob & Bill.
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:20 PM
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17. And yet, the sheep elected a chimp
who barely comprehended 'My Pet Goat'.

As they say, "Only In America"
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:14 PM
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18. This title should be changed to include a big KUDOS TO AL!!!! NT
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:40 PM
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19. hell yah
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:56 PM
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20. Applauding Al.
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