Al Gore … Cigarette Smokers are evil, “Significant” Contributors to Global Warming


What is up with these ex-Democratic Presidents and ex-Presidential candidates lately. HaveAl Gore they all but lost their minds? They have at least forgot about their own pasts.  Rather convenient. The rants of Al Gore and global warming make it a must see event if if actually runs for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2008. Al, please run … I beg you. Gore seems to keep forgetting about his 1998 run for the presidency.

Former Presidential hopeful Al Gore tried to scared the world on Thursday that cigarette smokers cause “global warming”.

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff on Thursday evening about the perils of climate change, claiming: Cigarette smoking is a “significant contributor to global warming!”

Gore, who was introduced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the world faces a “full-scale climate emergency that threatens the future of civilization on earth.”

What really was the purpose of this event to tell the UN of global warming doom? Let’s just say Al had an agenda.

Then, Gore had his staff opened a stack of cardboard boxes to begin selling his new Luckystrikebook, “An Inconvenient Truth, The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It,” $19.95, to the U.N. diplomats.  (Drudge Report)

So somehow cigarette smokers are more damaging than the rest of the non-smokers of the world just breathing Al? Al Gore in most cases during his speeches does exhale, I believe. What is more amazing and more hypocritical is Al Gore seems to forget that cigarettes are made of tobacco. Who has been one of the biggest proponents of big tobacco? Al Gore, please get your stories straight as you can’t tell one set of stories to one set of constituents and a different one to another.


Just 10 years ago, Gore told the Democratic National Convention that after his sister Nancy’s needless death in 1984 from lung cancer, he committed himself “heart and soul into the cause of protecting our children from the dangers of smoking.” In his new film, Gore again dredges up his sister’s death and how it led his once tobacco-growing family to turn away from tobacco.

After the DNC speech, reporters with memories intervened. America learned that contrary to his rhetoric, in 1988 Gore campaigned as a tobacco farmer who told his brethren that “all of my life,” I hoed it, chopped it, shredded it, “put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.” The year his sister died, Gore helped the industry by fighting efforts to put the words “death” and “addiction” on cigarette-warning labels.

For years, Gore supported Big Tobacco in other ways. You could call the above “inconvenient” facts — that you won’t see in the movie (Real Clear Politics

Posted September 30, 2006 by
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    24 Responses to “Al Gore … Cigarette Smokers are evil, “Significant” Contributors to Global Warming”

    1. Jerry from Ohio on September 30th, 2006 10:45 am

      I sincerley believe that former VP Gore has some serious Psychiatric problems going on in his life and I do hope that he gets the help that he so desperatly needs befor something tragic happens in his life.
      His rants and raves are a desperate cry for the public attention that he has diminished in his life since his defeat in politics , this is sort of like the tragic situation that Cindy Sheehan is also going thru in her bid for any kind of attention weither it be positive or negative .
      Jerry from Ohio

    2. Mortella on September 30th, 2006 3:28 pm

      Never forget that Al Gore grew up sitting on the knee of his father’s best friend Armand Hammer, trader and traitor with the communist who made his fortune doing just that. Al learned socialism/communism in the cradle and has never forgotten those formative years.

      If you read his first book, Earth in the Balance, it reads for all the world identical to the manifesto of the Unibomber just for some insight into how demented this man has become.

      Are his relatives still growing tobacco? Maybe he should start at home with his big message for yes, he certainly has not only supported Big Tobacco companies has depended on them for major contributions throughout his years in office.

      But it is the wild-eyed manner in which he delivers his own manifesto that is truly frightening. To think this man was ever a heartbeat away from being President of this country is truly a scary thought.

      Besides, I thought it was the cows causing global warming. He and Hillary do think we should all be using bicycles ala their model Europe. Never mind we are far more spatial and it is impossible.

      Well, they can always try to group us all together like in the UN Biosphere models. The UN is the perfect forum for nutjobs like Al. Yes, I agree with Jerry that I do hope he will get the help he needs. How many people manage to flunk out of not only law school but seminary school as well. Since that is a calling, they do make extra effort to see that no one flunks out but Al Gore managed to do just that. He is in a class by himself just about in that regard. The man has problems and certainly does not belong on any world forum.

    3. dennisintn on September 30th, 2006 4:19 pm

      here’s a scary thought. herds of cattle, each cow wearing a catalytic converter underneath it’s belly. sounds like a plank in the democratic platform to me. it’s at least as sound as anything else they’ve come up with lately, and at least doesn’t endanger american soldiers and give comfort to the terrorists.

    4. Molly on September 30th, 2006 4:27 pm

      I think the fumes out of Gores mouth is
      worse than tobacco smoke. If you put all
      the Democrats in one room, you would have
      to call out the EPA. You could not breath
      the hot hazardous air.

    5. JMM on September 30th, 2006 5:00 pm

      I have yet to see any transcript of his remarks at the UN on any of these RW dittohead sites. Methinks you people who think Al Gore is so irrelevant are in more need of psychiatric help with BS posts like this. It is absolutely EMBARRASSING to think I live in a country with stupid people like so many who post on these blogs. You could never begin to comprehend the magnitude of the crisis this planet now faces, so no wonder you waste your time on childish diversionary crap like this that more than likely is a lie. Get off the weed and learn to type… and while you’re at it learn to read…God knows “your” President sure can’t.

    6. dennisintn on September 30th, 2006 10:15 pm

      people would really do themselves a favor and wear their sen of humor on their shoulder, rather than a chip. much more fun that way.

    7. Miss-Underestimated on September 30th, 2006 10:50 pm

      Jerry I agree.

      Al Gore. the man who invented the internet, he still can’t figure out about global warming?

      I think the hairspray and black hair coloring, he uses is the culprit of global warming, and a byproduct is that he is now suffering severe mental outbursts..

      Did anyone ever tell him he lost the election?

    8. Molly on September 30th, 2006 10:52 pm

      JMM, don’t get high blood pressure. Illegals
      vote for Republicans and Democrats. They are not
      biased, they vote how they are told by Enlish
      speaking Orchard and Farm Owners.

    9. Scared Monkeys on September 30th, 2006 11:22 pm

      JMM, we happen to think that people as misguided as you who think you can control nature. So you think you know it all … how typical.

      We don’t really think you as stupid … we relegate that to you hate lefties who do not respect anyone else’s opinions, but your own.

      So you are going to control volcano’s & even breathing and other acts of nature? Sure you are.

      So sad that you make this political and not a scientific issue. As if this was not about politics, hate Bush, Hate Republicans and Hate America then countries like China & India would not be given passes on certain treaties now would they?


    10. Scared Monkeys on September 30th, 2006 11:25 pm


      More to the point, we find it comical that your #1 Moonbat flmae throwing spouting off global warming is one of the biggest hypocrits and oppotunists that ever lived.

      So now tabacco is evil. Funny, don’t see him or his family giving back the family fortune they gained from big tabacco.

      This is why this clown didn’t even win his home state of TN in 2000.

    11. Ramlady on October 1st, 2006 2:47 am

      #5 JMM; well Bush was somehow able to muster a higher G.P.A. at Harvard than Kerry did. Oh but wait a minute; I almost forgot….the liberal reply, “Well his daddy must have done it for him.” Sure that must be it.

      #10 SM; your description of Gore as a hypocrit and an opportunist is right on target. My hometown is just one county away from Gore’s hometown. His father was a U.S. Senator from TN for many years, and Al spent most of his time in Washington, not TN. He was groomed from childhood to be a politician. He was a TN state senator for several years before being elected U.S. Senator and then Clinton’s VP. He always made sure he bragged about his family’s tobacco farm when he was running for the TN and U.S. senate, then when he became VP, suddenly he is Mr. Environmentalist and tobacco is evil. It wasn’t evil when he was trying to get tobacco farmers to vote for him.

    12. dutchhog on October 1st, 2006 12:42 pm

      i had refried beans yesterday!and now i’am burning a hole in the sky the size of texas! one plus though…i can’t smoke now! because of the exupalozif situation,i might blow up my house!!mabey that’s something for gore to go after next,people who eat food that gives them gas!! string them up al!!(you freakin’ moron)

    13. rainier45 on October 2nd, 2006 5:00 pm


      Don’t worry JMM, these folks are beyond the ability to comprehend the problems we face, for whatever reason. People like these will be left behind the majority which is well on its way to understanding and responding to the climate problem we face. Human beings, whether we like it or not, have become a force of nature……collectively. One cigarette smoker of course seems harmless enough, but what smokers need to see is the aggregate effect of all the smokers in the world. The amount of fossil fuel needed to grow, harvest, process, and transport tobacco products, plus the CO2 released from the burning of all that tobacco in billions of cigarettes is what Gore is referring to. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, all of you ignorant and self destructive cigarette smokers.

    14. rainier45 on October 2nd, 2006 5:23 pm

      One other thing JMM……how could we expect any of these smoker morons to care for the planet when they don’t even care for their own flesh and blood….it’s a good thing that most of them don’t occupy positions of power in industry or government, because that is where real progress and decisions about how to tackle climate change are beginning to be made…’s almost funny seeing the corelation between those who smoke, and those who don’t give a damn about the environment. It’s almost as if our society now has a class of citizens that CHOOSES to live in a Dark Ages mode, and it’s most likely that these types will always be around, no matter how much progress we make. It’s a good thing that they won’t be holding the rest of us back from doing the right thing…..I feel sorry for them.

    15. Ramlady on October 2nd, 2006 8:33 pm

      #13, #14: You make the idiotic assumption that only smokers think Al Gore is an moron. News Flash: I am NOT a smoker, never have been, never will be. I also do not drink alcohol or use illicit drugs. Maybe you do? Holding up Al Gore as your hero only makes you look foolish.

    16. rainier45 on October 2nd, 2006 9:04 pm

      Hey #15…..nope, not making the assumption that only smokers believe Al Gore is a moron….I know that there are people like you who walk among the smokers, too.

    17. Ramlady on October 3rd, 2006 2:03 am

      #16; People like me? Well I prefer to walk amongst the enlightened, not amongst those hanging on Al Gore’s every word as if he is the earth’s saviour. Some of his speeches make Howard Dean look almost tame with the loud, booming, angry tone and fists pounding the lectern. He learned these skills in seminary school (which he flunked out of BTW) to captivate an audience and make himself appear less boring. He has been looking for his niche for a long time, and it looks like he has found it among environmentalists. Looking to Al Gore for guidance is like looking to Michael Moore for advice on making a documentary. Bet you were first in line to see that.

    18. Mudrock69 on October 3rd, 2006 11:14 am

      I hear alot of people bitchin about it but anyone comming up with a viable solution. I have….clean non polluting way to run homes, businesses and transportation and the best part…no more opec….i’ll tell you later

    19. rainier45 on October 3rd, 2006 4:08 pm

      #17…..”he flunked out of seminary school?” Give me proof ramlady, before trying to embellish the facts. You sound like one of those hired right-wing PR types, planted across the internet whose expressed purpose is to prowl blogs like this and slander public figures. As to how a person could harbour so much resentment towards an individual who, ulimately, has the best interests of you and your future and current descendents at heart is beyond me. The mistake that you Neo-Cons make is assuming that all “liberals” with a passion for the environment are intent on using the environment as a means for their “socialist” ends. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I am an ardent capitalist and entrepreneur with a passion for doing the right thing to hand over a planet in good condition to future generations. And there are many, many more like me who have the same values, including Al Gore. Quit spewing hate and resentment, and introduce a little positive energy into your life for a change…your current negativity comes through loud and clear.

    20. Ramlady on October 3rd, 2006 7:58 pm

      #19: If you would bother doing a little research on your hero Al before his political career, you would have already known about his failure at seminary school. Maybe his heart just wasn’t in it? Anyway, he found another calling where he can have throngs of loyal followers like yourself. For your information, I do not spew hate and resentment, nor do I prowl blogs with the express purpose of slandering public figures. Interesting that you would call a conservative stating their opinion of one of your heros as slander while a liberal ranting against Bush and other conservatives is merely exercising their freedom of speech. Your current hypocrisy and self-righteousness come through loud and clear. The mistake you “libs” make is assuming that since we don’t worship the ground Al Gore walks on that we are anti-environment. How ignorant can you be? Do you really assume that conservatives WANT polluted air and water? Believe it or not, we breathe and drink too; we just think Al Gore is an alarmist, a political opportunist, and a hypocrite. Don’t you find it the least bit odd that he would be pro-tobacco when he was running for office in TN where tobacco was a major cash-crop, and when he propelled himself onto the national political stage and began catering to the politically correct crowd, suddenly tobacco is evil. If you want to swallow what he is selling, be my guest. Just don’t be so shocked that the rest of us are not so gullible.

    21. rainier45 on October 3rd, 2006 8:50 pm

      #20….you absolutely cannot tell me that the same awareness that we have now about the damage and harm that tobacco can inflict on the human body existed during Al Gore’s entry into political life. I don’t find it odd whatsoever that he supported tobacco in the seventies, as the body of knowledge concerning tobacco in the mid seventies simply hadn’t come close to maturing to where it is now. The man doesn’t have esp,and wouldn’t have been able to predict that incontrovertible proof would have been revealed years later about the dangers of tobacco, although I’m sure that conservatives would like to believe that Al Gore “worshippers” believe he has esp. Certainly, deep down within your conservative core, there must be a tiny speck of appreciation for Gore’s passionate defense of the environment. It’s a tough pill to swalllow, hearing someone talk so strongly about the impending troubles we have, but without this voice, the human race would jolly well continue to cook the planet. In so far as your reference to Gore’s constantly looking for his niche, and having finally found it, I would say that eight years as VP was a pretty damn good niche, and maybe he’s evolved his niche into a different area. You may not want to be so quick in calling me a hypocrit, as I don’t make the habit of slandering Bush, no matter how much I disagree with his policies. Actually, you’re batting 0 for 4 when trying to pin labels on me: 1) I’ve never tried any type of narcotic, ever; 2) I rarely drink, and when I do, it is limited amounts during social occasions; 3) I wasn’t first in line to see a Moore documentary, although I did see some of his flicks about a month after release; and 4) I haven’t bashed Bush and then turned around and cried foul with your bashing Gore. Your judgemental tendencies totally skew your perception or reality it seems.


      SM: You are not considering the hipocracy at all are you? Then again, why would I even think an Al Gore supporter would.

      At the very moment in time he was demonizing “Big tabacco” for his sisters death … he was also at “Big tabacco” fund raisers stating that he was one of them … born, bread and a tabacco man of Tennessee.

      BTW … how much global warming you think Al Gore is responsible for flying around in his private jet? Or does he have a glider? Maybe an ultralight?

      Is Al Gore supposed to be able to control the weather and nature as well? In his spare time when Al was inventing the internet did he also invent a way to prevent volcanoes from erupting?

      Maybe Al Gore can also go to India and China and preach to them as well.


    22. Ramlady on October 3rd, 2006 10:07 pm

      Gore was bragging about being a tobacco farmer as recently as 1988 when he first ran for President. His sister died from cancer in 1984. We are talking about recent history here, not the stone age. Tobacco companies had been putting labels on cigarettes for decades warning of the health dangers of smoking. Al’s “inconvenient truths” could more aptly be described as “convenient misperceptions.”


      SM: You are correct Ramlady … This post has that very comment from the 1988 Election, but far be it from a fact to get in the way of a good story to an Al Gore supporter. ;)


    23. Ramlady on October 3rd, 2006 10:19 pm

      SM: LOL; right you are Red!

    24. Carpe Noctem on October 6th, 2006 6:27 pm






      LOCKBOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY JUST DON’T GET IT.

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