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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:16 PM
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Bush invites Gore to White House Nobel ceremony
Source: ChicagoTrib Swamp Politics Blog

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The White House announced today that President Bush will host and congratulate Nobel Prize winners from the U.S. on Monday.

No doubt that Bush is looking forward to meeting Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskin and Roger B. Myerson, who won the 2007 prize for economics. Two of the three medicine prize winners are also U.S. citizens.

But an inconvenient truth is that most of the public's attention will be paid to Al Gore, the former vice president who shared the Peace Prize with a group of scientists working under the auspices of the United Nations for research into global climate change.

The Bush administration has come under criticism for not taking prompt action to control greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Chances are if Gore raises the issue with the president whom he narrowly lost to when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that Florida's electoral votes should go to Bush, he'll be leaving the PowerPoint demonstration in Nashville.

Read more: http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2007/11...
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:21 PM
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1. "I'm the real winner of the presidency, doofus..."
...heh heh heh."
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 02:21 PM
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14. Give me back my presidency.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:28 PM
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2. Oh my ... a lot of gritting of teeth in that room ...
wonder if the mikes will pick up the sound of enamel grinding away?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:30 PM
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3. This is very painful..... for those of us who know who should be in that WH
The Chimp has no feelings so he will probably do some snarky acting out...make a joke about "Ozone Man.." But, it must be bittersweet for Gore...
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 08:08 PM
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29. Bush is probably cudgelling his brain, trying to figure out something backhanded to blurt out
Like that infamous " I can't wait to hang it" comment he uttered in front of Coretta Scott King, regarding her husband's portrait. Of course, since it's "hard work", he will probably go for a nap soon and force his minions to come up a clever remark for him. "An' I wants a bunch a' them on my desk first thing tomorrow, even if you smartasses hafta work all night!"
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:32 PM
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4. I am so buying Gore a joy buzzer to wear when he shakes hands
Or maybe a T-shirt that says, "I'm with stupid." :evilgrin:
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:37 PM
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5. He may have been invited but.. will he attend? n/t
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 03:41 PM
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16. I hope not.
Maybe he can send a really patronizing note saying in essence that he's going to be busy that day fighting global warming deniers. :evilgrin:
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:43 PM
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6. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for some mischief...
however this is the difference between myself and Mr. Gore.

I would hardly be able to contain myself. :evilgrin:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:52 PM
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7. Whew boy is that going to be a bitterweet photograph for the American people
Scary even
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:53 PM
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8. Whew boy is that going to be a bitterweet photograph for the American people
Scary even
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Ronnie Donating Member (674 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:59 PM
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10. I already have the caption:
War and Peace.
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 04:29 PM
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19. Perfect!
Talk about short and to the point
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 05:59 PM
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24. How about "Inconvenient Truth" meets "Convenient Lies"
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 01:53 PM
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9. I hope Gore gives him a smarmy smile and gloats at him...Like in, "what have you done punk."
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 03:23 PM
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15. A sigh will suffice. n/t
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 02:04 PM
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11. Great, Gore the good guy wins nobel prize for Global Warming
and his prize is to meet Prez. George Bush who denies there is global warming and is sitting in the WH having stolen Al Gores election to presidency.

What's wrong with this picture.

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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 02:06 PM
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12. hmmmmmmmm. . .
Nobel Laureates in economics. . .?

Let's see. . .* has bankrupted everything he's ever touched, looted the treasury, cost each american family 20,000 bucks worth of debt with the folly of his armed conflicts, lost an american city, trashed the middle class, enriched his cronies only, etc.

Yeah they'll want to go.

Nobel Laureates in medicine. . . under * vets get delayed and sometimes shabby care, stem cell research was squashed, the big pharma cos. and HMO have never made more dough, and more americans have no health care whatsoever.

Yeah they'll totally want to go.

Gore. . . * has rolled back every environmental protection regulation through his disingenuous nomenclature like "Clear Skies" and "Healthy Forests," and guys I know who work for the EPA say they are pushing pencils all day because there is nothing left to enforce. And Kyoto. . .?

He'll totally want to go.

I hope to the Creatrix they ALL boycott this bogus ceremony.

He is in no position to honor their accomplishments at all.

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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 04:48 PM
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21. Now that would be quite the statement
If most or none of them chose to attend. Wishful thinking, maybe- but that would be the right thing to do.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 05:40 PM
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22. wouldn't that be sweet?
if * gave a party and none of the guests of honor showed up!

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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 06:38 PM
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27. Wouldn't THAT make quite a statement to the WHOLE WORLD!
Edited on Fri Nov-16-07 06:43 PM by Karenina
In a populace that had real consciousness of what is necessary for it's ONE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL, that is exactly what would happen.

Accept the invite, then apologize that CRISIS issues in their enviromental and economic activities need their IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.

I can DREAM can't I??? :rofl:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 08:12 PM
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30. plus the IPCC group that shared the Nobel with Gore, also includes Americans
Oh, if some of them were invited, I'm sure they'd be so thrilled to meet George W., who has belittled their work and dumped all over scientific research and education since the day he took office.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 02:13 PM
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13. ugh. nt
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 03:44 PM
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17. i can't wait for the passive aggressive backhanded compliment
EVERYONE HATES YOU GWB.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 04:25 PM
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18. I can hear Jon Stewart now:
Awk' - ward!
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 04:44 PM
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20. Perhaps some sort of trade could be arranged? n/t
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 05:50 PM
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23. Personally
I hope he (President Gore} has "other" engagements.
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 06:02 PM
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25. I'd love to see him go and blast Bush, but I'll bet he wouldn't get a chance to speak.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 06:17 PM
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26. personally i wouldn't want to give bush that photo-op.
but gore is a bright guy and doesn't need my help.
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 07:42 PM
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28. One man tries to save the planet, the other shits all over it
Gore should clock him and stage a coup.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 08:17 PM
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31. Hard to believe that Bush** Co would invite Gore of all people. I don't believe it.
Fox "News" will go crazy.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:31 AM
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32. He should decline the invite.
Fuck Bush.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:31 PM
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33. Actually, I'm warming to the idea
First of all the only person in the room who hasn't won any prize for outstanding work for the betterment of the planet and the common good of all humanity will be Bush. The rest of the people will be in the company of peers. The whole world will notice the discrepancy, especially when the hand everyone will be wanting to shake belongs to Gore. And if he's allowed to speak, which every journalist there will be dying for him to do, they'll hear his message of global warming being a non partisan moral issue and the importance of the US leading the world to do something. What will Bush say when the very fact that he's honoring the Nobel Prize winners shows how important they are? Plus, to add some joy, everyone will notice how short Bush is next to Gore!

:evilgrin:
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