Hi folks! Today was a good day: my church choir sung at the dedication ceremony of the new Answer Bell at the Tennessee Bicentennial Capitol Mall state park. And ya know, that's the same place where another event
will take place. And that leads me to this....
My fellow Rocky Top Brigade member Barry
points out to a very nasty post by my fellow Nashvillian -- and raging conservative -- Bill Hobbs
. In the post that I have linked to above, our Dear Mister Hobbs as a whining, "past-his-political-prime tree-hugger" for coming out against the proposed uranium enrichment plant to be built in Trousdale County. (He links to the article of Mister Gore's oppostion in a recent edition of The Tennesseean
.) Hobbs calls it a cynical ploy by Gore to try and keep his name in the headlines, since he's outpolling
all the declared Democratic candidates. But Barry, in refuting Bill, points out that the article mentions that Gore still owns a home in his native Smith County (which neighbors Trousdale), and has "been a champion for environmental services - dating back to his Senatorial days and beyond."
But here's the winning quote from Barry (in my opinion):
"Like so many other pundits, he believes any headline in which Gore or Clinton is mentioned or quoted is a blatant, calculated bid for political relevency. It doesn't really matter what the story says, as long as any former political adversary reemerges into the public eye, it must be solely politically motivated."
Touche! Long before Bill, Barry, or I, or anyone
began this blog adventure, Al Gore was speaking out on issues ranging from the environment, to nuclear arms, to the information superhighway -- which, if it didn't exist, NONE
of us would be here (that includes you, Dear Mister Hobbs). And stop right there before you bring up that "he claimed to have invented the Internet" bullshit. He never, never
said that...if you want proof, go here
And I'll tell you this, my dear readers: historians will be talking about Al Gore's accomplishments and service to his nation long after all of his critics -- including Dear Mister Hobbs -- are dead and turned to dust.
Now after all of that, some credit to Bill Hobbs: he mentioned those recent polls that shows Al still at the top of the heap of all the declared candidates. THANKS BILL
!!! (But I'm not letting you off the hook that easy...your calling Jeanne D'Arc
an "idiot" in one of your posts was nasty and low-fuckin'-down. She's a very thoughtful, careful, intelligent, smart writer...but she just happens to be on the left side of things, so that's why who had to rip her like that, huh? Like I said in a comment over at SKB
you're cold...and on top of that, you have no manners. You can disagree with someone without name calling...oh, but I forgot...conservatives don't behave like that, do they?)
Oh, and Barry...hallelujah and praise to you for coming "out": a Scotch malt whiskey may be nice -- but a soda fountain malt is nuthin' but pure Heaven
!!!!!!! (P.S. I like chocolate!!!)
I forgot...I was supposed to talk about the cause
. Well, it's pretty damn simple: we're trying to get Al back in the race! Either by trying to convince him, or by drafting
him. And check out the website I linked to above, for info about Gore, all the "myths" about him, and where he stands on the issue.
Talk to y'all later!