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Take back Al Gore's Oscar, 2 Academy members demand in light of Climategate [Updated]

Ex-VP Democrat Al Gore clutches his 2007 Oscar--from his cold dead hands

No, it wouldn't do anything for the environment.

But two Hollywood conservatives (yes, there are some) have called upon the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rescind the prestigious, profitable gold Oscar statuette that it gave ex-Vice President Al Gore et al two years ago for the environmental movie "An Inconvenient Truth."

A Top of the Ticket post Dec. 4 about former Vice President Al Gore and the film “An Inconvenient Truth” incorrectly reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Gore an Oscar. Although Gore appeared in the film and participated in the Academy Awards ceremony, the Oscar was given to the movie for best documentary. The post also refers to the “leak” of controversial e-mails concerning research into global warming but did not explain how the documents were obtained. The e-mails were obtained by computer hackers who then leaked their contents to the public by posting them online.

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, Hollywood's 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 Tennesseean'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.

The university is reportedly investigating the claims, which added dry fuel to the never-ending political debate over whether the Earth really is warming as a result of human activity or if it's just normal natural cycles and the debate is what's heated. The demand to withdraw Gore's award provides yet another opportunity to argue.

The startling leak comes at an inconvenient time just before next week's United Nations climate change meeting that will cause an immense carbon footprint with thousands of people flying up or over to Denmark to talk about saving the environment.

These airplanes will include Air Force One with its primary passenger President Obama, who's returning to the Copenhagen scene where he didn't help win the 2016 Summer Olympics for Chicago, which could do with a little global warming at this time of year.

Simon, a screenwriter who is also chief executive officer of Pajamas Media, a network of conservative online blogs, conceded he knew of no precedent for the Academy withdrawing a previously-awarded Oscar, despite decades of Hollywood hijinks and worse. But, he added, "I think they should rescind this one."

Democrat ex-VP Al Gore talking about the environment

The controversial leaked documents have been assembled here by Pajamas Media and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The joint demand by Simon and filmmaker Chetwynd is available on video here.

The television news-watching world in America has not learned much about the so-called Climategate scandal because it has not really been mentioned on the air except for a notorious cable news channel named for a three-lettered, wily, wild animal that often seems to revel in debunking liberal shibboleths.

Network news programs have been far more concerned with the obviously more important White House party-crasher story involving a couple of formally-dressed phonies.

The falsified documents do not come up in Gore interview excerpts published late last night here by Politico's John F. Harris and Mike Allen.

This week White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed that global warming was no longer in dispute by most people. But a subsequent Rasmussen Reports poll of Americans finds only 1 in 4 adults believe that most scientists agree on the topic.

And while only 20% claim to have followed the leaked e-mail story Very Closely, nearly 60% believe it is at least somewhat likely that scientists have falsified environmental data to support their own global warming beliefs and theories.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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We should also rescind his Noble Peace Prize and give it to the more noble contender, Irena Sendler, now deceased, who saved 2500 children from death in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII--Google her and you will be amazed at her glorious sacrifice!

Just change Al Gore's movie to "A Convenient Lie" and let him keep the Oscar!!

Are any of the proponents of global warming, warming up to the solutions these non representative members of our US Federal Government are proposing to combat this so called global warming ?
Have any of the proponents here read the Cap and Trade bill ? Do any of you honestly think that the states realizing this will destroy their respective economies and absolutely eliminate them from further representational responsibilities think these people are insane ? There has been loads of advanced technologies that are as green as the day is long and completely efficient but BIG OIL has managed to squash those for all intents and purposes. This insanity is all special interest, always has been. There has never been any desire to make changes to carbon output because it would cut into someones profit margins and we can't have that now can we. We can't upset the shareholders. Are you people insane ?
Good, clean technology is everywhere, special interest like the special interest that always has us at war, or taxing us, or creating economic bubbles. We could grown an absolute miracle plant called HEMP and feed and fuel this country with 6% of the farmable landmass. Although it would make for a clean biofuel, it would cut into oils stranglehold on the decision makers, the US and the world for that matter. No what these maniacs want to do is double or triple energy prices to a for the people that use them in the forms that are now readily available. Oil should have been a thying of the past long ago, but again that cut's into big oils profits and we can't have that. Now oil is championing a global carbon tax because that allows them to reap at the pump the massive increase in funds these price increases will account for in the name of cutting global warming. They've created a dependence on their product through their greed, now they want to jump to the other side in stating that what they've been doing for 100 years has been creating a change in climate so if you want to continue using our product it will cost you a lot more money. That's pretty much it in a nutshell. So please don't say that people like myself who KNOW that global warming is a hoax are working for the oil companies. I just explained the reasons why. I like the new technologies, hybrids cars...I don't like paying for the rape and pillage of Iraq so that oil companies can steal their resources, yet another hypocrisy of this global warming hoax. I mean if we're going green, why are these oil companies so intent as to kill over 1 million Iraqis to get at their DIRTY OIL ? Who's kidding who ? Release the clean technologies it's there and it will create a huge boon for the economy, but then the banks and the oils companies won't benefit from stealing the liberty of the people by taxing them to death for what's already available. PLEASE !!!!! CLICK MY NAME IT WILL TAKE YOU TO OUR GAS AND DIESEL CO-OP WE'RE TRYING TO CUT OUR MEMBERS COSTS IN HALF 1/2 BY POOLING OUR RESOURCES. SITE HERE:

These awards dont mean anything anymore I mean they have lost their true meaning

You destroyed the World's Economy!

If a Nobel prize or Oscar were to be awarded for fraud and gross misrepresentation Al Gore would probably edge out Michael Moore,however
both of them would be top candidates for purification by fire under the Spanish inquisition wich had zero tolerance satanist sects.

This is the same as Madoff's Ponzi scheme! No wonder General Motors went tits up! Gore should get the death penalty, he cost this country and others TRILLIONS of dollars!

Please let MR. Gore know that it is 14 degrees here in Ocala . Fl 34481
It is extremely cold. Never been this cold since we have lived here. Don't think it has been this cold since we have been in Florida(that was 1967). I think his global Warming is a bunch of crap!!!!!! Why are people so stupid?!!!! Global Warming is his manufactured Claim It is not REAL!!!!!!!!
Virginia A. Timney

GLOBAL WARMING??? We are freezing our a---- off in Florida.
Where are you? It's all a hoax. The American public is being taken!!!

The Oscar should be stripped and the movie moved to the Science FICTION catagory....where it belongs. Mark Twain would have named it "Lies, dam ned lies and hockey sticks"

ha ha ha

Al Gores junk science ego-fest shouldnt have even been nominated for any award since its all speculation,lies and fruad those accademy award judges should all be fired for voting to give GORE the award and that also gose for the NOBEL PRIZE as well

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Al Gore cynically exploited Hurricane Katrina to sell his warming scare, warming alarmists have claimed that global warming is making hurricanes and cyclones worse. Gore then seized on the cyclone which devastated Burma in 2008 as proof of a warming world. Yet the evidence for this scare has always been dubious at best, and the World Meteorological Organisation have now nailed that exaggeration (or lie) in a paper published in Nature Geoscience. That paper states that “Hurricane counts ... do not have a significant trend from the 1850s or 1860s to present” and “Landfalling tropical storm and hurricane activity in the US shows no long-term increase”. Now that the snow has melted, Al Gore has appeared again with an op-ed piece in The New York Times titled “We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change”. In the piece he claims that “I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion”. Ha! As Al Gore has invested heavily in companies that are set to exploit that climate change scare and according to a report in the telegraph in November 2009 he could become the world’s first carbon billionaire, I find that one difficult to believe. Oh well, spring is upon us and before we know it summer will be here with its heatwaves, claims of record temperatures (don’t mention the Medieval Warm Period) and perhaps a natural disaster or two - and no doubt Al Gore will be ready to jet around the world warning us that civilization as we know it will end... unless we stop wasting resources and start paying some serious carbon tax. Paul L,

I'm so glad that it's more broadly coming to light that global warming is a man-made fiction for the personal gain of certain individuals, such as the Golester. He should be stripped of his Nobel prize and his Academy Award. It's insulting to reward someone with such lack of integrity and ethics, who would insidiously lie to the public, and at the same time ridicule the real scientists that are standing up against his bogus global warming theory. In my view, he's an outright scam artist and should not only be stripped of his awards, but penalized and incarcerated for leading one of the biggest scams in history.

Believe or die seems to be the ex-vp's credo.Bogus science and loose morals
travel on a bumpy gravel road.The bridge to nowhere is in sight.

Massage therapists can debauch the most chaste and virtuous husband in a
hurry as tales of former dramas surfacing years later seem to demonstrate.
Fortunately statutes of limitation have not expired and justice might prevail.

The nobel and oscar judges all deserve to be taken out and shot for awarding this fruad and con-man two undeserved awards this is further proof these award programs have gone too political

Al gore should be in prison for tax fraud. He donates millions to green companies that he himself owns through dummy corporations then takes tax cuts for the donations. Last time I checked if you send money from one account you own to another and claim tax cuts for it you are committing fraud on the american tax payers. This is a crime. Al capone went to jail for it.

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