Monday, February 26, 2007

Again?

Last night vice president Al Gore won an Oscar in the category of best documentary for his film, “An Inconvenient Truth”. It is rumored that today the Supreme Court will rule that the Oscar will instead be awarded to George Bush.

Yes, I’m just teasing. Congratulations to Al Gore and to the wisdom of the motion picture industry. In many ways we all won something.

32 Comments:

Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

I was surprised to read about it this morning! With the way things are going.....
Perhaps now, the naysayers will take notice and actually do something?!

February 26, 2007 3:19 AM  
Blogger No said...

Al Gore and Jimmy Carter...Can they run together? Please?

February 26, 2007 3:35 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Heh. I wonder how Lush Bimbo did in the voting?

February 26, 2007 4:22 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I could see Al was having a good time, too. It's good that it won so maybe more will see the movie.

February 26, 2007 4:24 AM  
Blogger JM said...

I didn't see it since I don't have the patience to watch the awards shows. I'd love to see this bit of good news start a grassroots movement to "Draft Gore" to run for Prez!

February 26, 2007 4:49 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

YEA! Well Deserved.

Little by little, people are moving from the death and destruction of our current phony "Leader", to the moral and ethics of living in harmony with the world and it's diversity from the man who demonstrates authentic leadership qualities.

February 26, 2007 5:43 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Good for Al! Saw the news this a.m. Didn't even know the Academy Awards were on last night, that's how out of touch I am.

February 26, 2007 5:54 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Yep, good for him. And congratulations to Martin Scorcese for finally getting an Oscar as well.

February 26, 2007 6:09 AM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...

Please run Al... puhleeeeaaaasssseee!!!

February 26, 2007 6:35 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

I haven't seen An Inconvenient Truth.

Guess I should watch it. As for the awards, I wouldn't bother to watch them at all.

February 26, 2007 7:21 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Well, see - the Supreme Court will rule that the award must go to the Deciderer, because the Attorney General will remind everyone that there is no GUARANTEE in the Constitution of anyone being able to keep what belongs to them...

Oh hell - Congrats, Al. I'm sure the 23%'ers are stewing in their own juices over it.

February 26, 2007 7:55 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

You made me laugh, PoP. I hadn't considered what the Supreme Court might do with Gore's Oscar. I did think, when I saw Gore up there on the stage, that there's an award that George Bush will never get. If Gore wins the Nobel Peace prize, I'll be dancing in the streets. One more prize forever out of reach for Bush.

February 26, 2007 7:55 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Gore teased us a little last night. I saw a replay this morning in the airport where he was about to make and important announcement during the show but was interrupted by music. They played it just for laughs. Still wish this would give him more incentive to run but he said again last night that He didn't plan on running but he didn't rule it out...

February 26, 2007 8:22 AM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

It's the "not ruling it out" bit that REALLY stokes my political hopefullness.

Congrats to Al! Our - if there's any Justice left in this world - next President!

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February 26, 2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger angry ballerina said...

Did he thank the "little people in his speech???

February 26, 2007 9:55 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

I liked Ellen's comment afterward, about the woman from American Idol (Jennifer Hudson) not winning the kit and kaboodle, and then getting an Oscar. And then referencing Gore winning the vote, but then not getting it but an Oscar was in his future.

February 26, 2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

PoP: The Supreme Court overturning the Oscar award is brilliant and takes a student of history to appreciate your insight. RE-ELECT AL GORE! And, when he wins the Nobel Peace Prize in November, which is before the NH primary, the stage will be set for a mass movement to get him to run again. We should do so well as to have a documentarian and peace prize winner in the White House.

February 26, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger A.Anfinson said...

where was Joe Lieberman during all this?

February 26, 2007 11:27 AM  
Blogger --spared-- said...

I haven't cheered at the Oscars EVER. I gave up on them when The Color Purple was nominated in 85 for an ungodly amount of Oscars and didn't take home any. But I wanted to watch it this year and was floored when Gore and his team won. I was really glad to see them get it. Not too happy about the Departed though.

February 26, 2007 12:07 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Congrats Al!

It's going to be HI-larious listening to the wingnuts make fun of Gore.

because trying to help the planet and clean up our environment...well that's just bat*shit*fucking*kathrine*harris crazy.

February 26, 2007 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Al Gore was going to win.He's a democrat and this was in Hollywood.

February 26, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well, nothing would shock me when it comes to the bush administration any more!

Congrats Al!!

February 26, 2007 1:53 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Great minds seem to fall in the same ditch, Patricia. I just commented elsewhere that Gore had better lock his Oscar in a box lest Bush steal that too.

February 26, 2007 2:04 PM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

It's worth remembering that Michael Moore won an oscar for best documentary too. I"m glad Al Gore won and I thought it was deserving regardless of politics, but I wouldn't over estimate the political influence of the Academy Awards. I still remember Sacheen Littlefeather.

February 26, 2007 4:09 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

al gore finally won! except, of course, in florida, where the oscar went to jesus camp.

February 26, 2007 5:20 PM  
Blogger fashiongirl said...

PoP I was so delighted when Al won last night for best documentary. He was suave and humble all at the same time. Did you see Kvatch's post about breakfast in the White House this morning? It's funny!

February 26, 2007 6:31 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

Dear PoP,

former Governor BUSH has a hard time making a sentence much less a movie!

peace, peter

February 26, 2007 9:14 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

What is it with politicians and film making?

Remember the line in Back to the Future when the Doc tests Marty on "Who's president in 1985?"

Mary's reply, "Ronald Regan." prompts the line,

"Ronand Ragen... the actor??! ...and who's vice president, Jerry Lewis?"

February 26, 2007 9:40 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Bush would just have it bronzed, anyway.

February 26, 2007 11:07 PM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

This is an awfully good Spot-On analogy! And Funnie TOO! Thanks.

But...how i WISH Gore would RUN in 2008!

February 27, 2007 8:48 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

I just saw the flick last eve - so I made a post about it at the top of my blog today - basically posing the question, which is worse: the threat of global warming or terrorism?

Pop over all if you care to chime in.

blog on

February 27, 2007 11:34 AM  
Anonymous pekka said...

I like Gore. I would him even more if his monthly utility bill were less than my whole monthly budget.

February 28, 2007 12:33 AM  

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