My brother in law just appeared on NBC news a couple nights ago as the spokesman for Draftgore.com, a movement by Democrats to get Gore to run for president. They are hoping to get enough people to sign a petition that will entice Gore to run. Check out the website - it is very well done. (good job B - proud of you)
I got myself into hot water on the WTM board because I disagreed with Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize. You really aren't suppose to bring up political stuff, or rather, you are asked not too. However, I had to say something and vent and the result was not pretty.
What I said was "I have to go throw up, bury my head in the sand and die now: Al Gore Won Nobel Peace Prize for his "work" on climate change. What a crock of *&&^&#." (i did not actually use any swear words - just the symbols as you see)
Anyway, at some point, someone started using profanity in the headers which totally upset me. Why? Yes, I am an adult and swear myself but I respect SWB and the forum she has provided us to use. It is for homeschooling moms and dads, the majority of which are Christian. I have seen other boards quickly go down hill and fail, once profanity is allowed to become the norm. It reeks of immature, high school behavior to me, when someone can't make a point without using profanity.
I didn't want to be responsible for starting that downfall. So I asked the webmaster to delete the thread, which I am happy to say they did. Some folks misunderstood my intent and thought that I couldn't take the resulting comments or arguments and that I was throwing a temper tantrum. Far from it, but no body else complained which made me very sad. I am going to take a break from the boards, starting tomorrow. I have been spending way too much time on the boards when really could be doing something else, more productive.
In the Sydney Morning Herald "ONE of the world's foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works".
Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, told a packed lecture hall at the University of North Carolina that humans were not responsible for the warming of the earth."
For more interesting comments about Al Gore's winning of the peace prize explore what The Anchoress has to say. She always has something eloquent to say and links to other sites.