All Aboard Gore's Ark

When Al Gore was on the Oprah show the other day, she referred to Gore as “our Noah.”

That’s one ark, complete with two of each species of demagogue, that I don’t want to be aboard.

Who’ll be there? Oprah, Gore, Rosie O’Donnell, Maya Angelou, Barbra Streisand, Michael Moore, et al. It would require more of a tanker than an ark, but still, talk about a floating cuckoo’s nest. I’ll take my chances in a row boat, thank you very much.

To counter, Dennis Miller, who, unlike Gore, is a comedian on purpose, had his own take on global warming on the Tonight Show last night:

The pair discussed environmental issues and so-called climate change at length, with Miller displaying a copy of Newsweek magazine dated April 28, 1975. He highlighted an article titled, “The Cooling World,” with scientists at the time purporting the planet was headed toward global cooling, not warming.

“I just don’t think we control [the temperature] like we think we do,” said Miller.

Clean air, clean water, count me in, but some of these things are just crazy,” he continued. “Alaska? I don’t care about Alaska. To me, Alaska’s ideal for our purposes. It’s cold. It’s set off from the main house. It’s got a lot of goodies in it. It’s like that old fridge you keep out in the garage. I think it’s time to start hittin’ it for some Jeno’s pizza rolls ’cause the game is on.

“Listen, we’re gonna replace oil till what? Till we run out of it. That’s the American way. … And we’ll replace oil when we run out of it. That’s why I drive an SUV, so we’ll run out of it more quickly. I think that I am an environmental champion. These people who are driving hybrids around are only prolonging the problem.”

Leftist onlookers probably got a pretty bad night’s sleep and more than likely felt as if somebody put itching powder in their hemp sheets.

Author: Doug Powers

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