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The truth hurts! Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth flounders in 15th place at box office

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From Daily Mail: Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth is struggling to heat up the box office, clocking in at just 15th place – six spots under where the original was at this point in 2006.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which follows the ex-VP’s continuing attempts to raise awareness of global warming, made $900,000 across 180 screens on the weekend of August 4-6, according to Box Office Mojo.

But the original made $1,356,387 across just 77 screens at the same point in its run in 2006, leaving Paramount’s confidence in the movie’s appeal looking misplaced.

The film, which contrasts Gore’s attempts to promote renewable energy with Donald Trump’s election campaign promises to end the Environmental Protection Agency, was placed directly behind The Big Sick.

That low-budget indie rom-com hauled in $2.2m that weekend, which was its sixth week in cinemas. That means it made a full $1.3m more than Gore’s effort.

The original Inconvenient Truth, however, was in ninth place at the same point in its run, and took $17,600 per screen in that weekend compared to the sequel’s $5,000.

This disappointing show comes even after Gore promoted the film on his Twitter account with the hashtag #BeInconvenient. 

An Inconvenient Sequel is now in its second week in cinemas, having opened on just four screens in New York and LA on the weekend of July 28.

That slow build mimicked the first film’s release, which was also in an initial four theaters on 2006’s Memorial Day weekend, Box Office Mojo reported at the time.

But while the original made $281,330 on four screens, the sequel pulled in less than half that – a mere $124,823.

Paramount is planning to increase the film’s spread to more than 500 cinemas for its third weekend, something that An Inconvenient Truth didn’t reach until its fifth.

But whether the audiences are hungry for more Gore – even in a quiet period that’s seen the top three spots taken by critical flops The Dark Tower and The Emoji Movie, and Dunkirk, a film about Britain in WWII – remains to be seen.

It won’t be helped by a muted critical reception, with review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes giving it an average of 77 per cent compared to the original’s 91 per cent.

That’s enough to get the film a ‘certified fresh’ rating, but is ‘arguably less impactful’, the site’s summary says.

Read the rest of the story here.

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ManBearPig: Trump has “hurt our standing in the world”

Does anyone with a brain take this blowhard, energy-gobbling mansion owner and private carbon-emitting jet plane flyer hypocrite seriously?

And I thought proggies were all about “paying their fair share?” Heaven forbid we “undermine our alliances” with NATO by demanding they pay their fair share. Oh the horror!

From Hollywood Reporter: Al Gore spoke about Donald Trump and his withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement, as well as the controversy around Russia’s possible involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign, during an appearance on NBC’s Today on Monday.

“We’ve never had a president who’s deliberately made decisions, the effect of which is to tear down America’s standing in the world, starting with his withdrawal from the Paris agreement,” said the former vice president. “The climate crisis is by far the most serious challenge we face, but he’s also undermined our alliances such as NATO and hurt our standing in the world in many ways.”

Gore said that when he met with Trump after he was elected president, he found Trump “attentive” and had a “pleasant exchange” with him when they spoke about the environment.

“I had hoped he would come to his senses on the Paris agreement, but I was wrong,” said Gore, who has not spoken with Trump since the president’s decision on the climate-change agreement.

When asked about the Russia controversy, Gore said he thinks it is being buried that intelligence agencies have been unanimous in saying there has been “an unprecedented assault on our democracy” by Russia. “Everything that’s coming out now has to be seen in that context,” said Gore.

He declined to comment on Donald Trump Jr.’s recent scandal but said the country is going to “face some challenging months ahead.” He stressed that he has complete confidence in Robert Mueller, the independent counsel who is investigating the Trump campaign’s potential involvement with Russia.

Gore is promoting his Inconvenient Truth follow-up An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which hits theaters on July 28.

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ManBearPig claims climate battle just like fight against slavery, apartheid

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Yeah, no.

From Fox News: Global warming activist profiteer and former veep Al Gore likened the battle over climate change to humanity’s greatest struggles — like the fights against slavery, apartheid and nuclear proliferation — during a speech Thursday in Australia, according to a newly reported transcript.

In a July 13 speech to the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne, the former vice president argued combating global warming was “in the tradition of all the great moral causes that have improved the circumstances of humanity throughout our history,” according to the website Climate Depot.

“The abolition of slavery, woman’s suffrage and women’s rights, the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, the movement to stop the toxic phase of nuclear arms race and more recently the gay rights movement,” Gore said.

Marc Morano, executive editor for ClimateDepot.com, told Fox News he made an audio recording of Gore’s remarks because summit organizers prevented media from videotaping the event.

Morano, a former communications aide to climate change skeptic Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., also confirmed reports that security staff physically prevented people from taking photos with their cell phones.

It is not the first time Gore has drawn the parallel between global warming and civil rights. “The climate movement should be seen in the context of the great moral causes that have transformed and improved the outlook for humanity,” Gore said at an green energy awards ceremony in June.

“It was wrong to allow slavery to continue, it was wrong to deny women the right to vote, it was wrong to discriminate on the basis of skin color or who you fell in love with,” he continued.

In a 2013 interview with The Washington Post, Gore likened climate change “deniers” to alcoholic fathers who fly off the handle when the issue is mentioned.

The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned. It’s like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace,” he explained.

Gore has been in Australia as part of a tour promoting the upcoming release of “An Inconvenient Sequel,” the follow-up to the 2006 documentary on global warming.

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Al Gore Calls Media Coverage of Climate Change a “Nature Hike Through the Book of Revelation”

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ManBearPig: Concerned about false information…

ManBearPig is blowing more hot air to promote his sequel to An Inconvenient Truth.

From Hollywood Reporter: “Every night on the news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation,” Al Gore said Saturday night when asked his opinion of how the news media reports on climate change. “And I’ll wait for the newscasters to connect the dots,” he continued, adding that they rarely do.

Gore spoke about the state of the news media and its effect on the conversation surrounding global climate change at a Q&A before an advance screening of his his latest documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

At the Fandango-sponsored event, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt moderated the conversation with the former vice president of the United States, asking about “fake news” and its place in the denialist narrative about climate change.

“We have a challenge in the U.S., where climate in the news in concerned,” said Gore. “First: The line between news and entertainment has become a very porous line.” He added: “Second reason is that there is a pretty powerful and wealthy special interest of carbon polluters that have spent billions of dollars over the past three decades putting out false information.”

Gordon-Levitt asked Gore where he gets his own news. “I like to triangulate,” said Gore, adding his go-tos are The New York Times, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, adding, “I’ll read some red-state sites, as well.”

An Inconvenient Sequel, from directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, is the follow-up to Davis Guggenheim’s Oscar-winning 2006 doc An Inconvenient Truth. The Participant-produced sequel, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will be released July 28 by Paramount.

Before the screening began, Gore prompted the audience to go to town-hall meetings, talk to their local representatives and do their own research on the global climate crisis. He concluded: “It has to come from the people because the news media is not giving it to us fairly and squarely now.”

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Hollyweirdo pervert: Actor Armie Hammer likes grotesque S-M

Armand “Armie” Hammer, 30, is a Hollywood actor probably best known for playing the Lone Ranger in the 2013 movie, with Johnny Depp as Tonto.

Armie is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer — son of Russian Jewish immigrants, whose father, Julius Hammer, founded the Communist Party in New York.

Despite being an oil magnate, most closely associated with Occidental Petroleum, a company he ran from 1957 until his death in 1990, Armand Hammer had close ties with the socialist Soviet Union. He also had close ties with Al Gore’s family.

Armie Hammer, the actor, dropped out of high school in eleventh grade to pursue an acting career. He is also an S-M fetishist, the kinkier the better.

National Enquirer reports, March 13, 2017, that Armie signaled his kinky fetish when he clicked “like” on a series of grotesque S-M photos on Twitter, including:

  • A photo of the “super nipple technique” of Shibari bondage master Hajime Kinoko with “alternative model, shibari & cirque artist” Maya Homerton.

  • A photo of a woman in S-M latex designed by Reflective Desire, a company whose wares include full head-to-toe costumes. Some are topped with breathing apparatus, while outfits like “Bathtime” promise “an evening of filthy filthy space kittens in need of a bath!”

In a July 2013 interview, Armie Hammer told Playboy how his 2010 marriage to actress Elizabeth Chambers constrained the acting out of his sexual fantasies. He said:

“Well, if you’re married to a feminist as I am, then it’s… I don’t know how much we can put here without my parents being embarrassed, but I used to like to be a dominant lover. I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that. But you can’t really pull your wife’s hair. It gets to a point where you say, ‘I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do.’”

Armie Hammer is 6’5″. God help any woman whose “neck and the hair and all that” are “grabbed” by this pervert.

In a tweet on Feb. 21, 2017, Armie calls the “Jesus Saves” jacket worn by former American Idol judge Randy Jackson “crazy”:

Armie’s Twitter feed shows him to be an anti-Trumper, thereby completing the Left’s syndrome of political liberalism, anti-Christian, and sexual pervert.

~Eowyn

Thought Crime: 17 Democratic attorney generals go after climate-change deniers

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The idea was first floated by academics when 20 professors & scientists signed a letter asking Obama to prosecute climate change (or what used to be called “global warming”) skeptics. They signed the letter despite the fact that there isn’t even agreement within the scientific community that (a) the Earth’s climate indeed is warming; and (b) it is human actions that cause that alleged warming.

Then the action swiftly shifted to government because government has the coercive force and power. (A classical definition of government, as any first-year undergrad political science major can tell you, is the institution in society with a monopoly on power.)

On March 9, 2016, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Obama’s attorney general Loretta Lynch admitted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has discussed taking civil action, i.e., civil lawsuits, against climate-change deniers. (See “Thought crime comes to America: Obama admin is considering civil action against ‘climate change’ deniers“)

Now 17 state governments are doing what the federal government is considering.

On March 29, 2016, flanked by climate-change profiteer and hypocrite Al Gore — he who owns several luxury, energy-consum mansions and attended the Sept 2014 People’s Climate March in New York in a large carbon-burning Chevrolet Suburban SUV17 Democratic attorney generals (AGs) announced in a press conference that they will be targeting, with legal action and huge fines, any company that challenges or denies climate change.

Democrat AGs prosecute climate change deniers

Hans von Spakovsky reports for The Daily Signal that the coalition of 17 “AGs United for Clean Power” treated climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is— a controversial and unproven scientific hypothesis.

Speaking at the press conference on March 29, New York AG Eric Schneiderman declared, “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real.” He threatened that the AGs will pursue “to the fullest extent of the law” companies that commit fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change.

The coalition of 17 consists of:

  • The attorney generals of 15 states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington;
  • AGs of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

16 of the 17 AGs are Democrats, while the AG for the Virgin Islands, Claude Walker, is an independent.

Schneiderman and Kamala Harris, representing New York and California respectively, have already launched investigations into ExxonMobil for allegedly funding research that questions climate change. Exxon emphatically denounced the accusations as false, pointing out that the investigation that “uncovered” this research was funded by advocacy foundations that publicly support climate change activism.

Standing next to Schneiderman throughout the press conference was the new inquisition’s Tomas de Torquemada — Clinton’s former VP Al Gore, who narrated a climate change propaganda film in 2006 entitled “An Inconvenient Truth” and deftly peddled the global-warming propaganda to amass a multi-million-dollar fortune. Gore praised what the coalition is doing as “exceptionally important,” never mind that what the AGs are doing is nothing less than prosecuting a thought crime.

When pressed on the effect that such investigations and prosecutions will have on free speech, Schneiderman said climate change dissenters are committing “fraud” and are not protected by the First Amendment.

At least for now, other state attorney generals still respect the First Amendment. Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt and Alabama AG Luther Strange said they would not be joining this coalition:

“Reasonable minds can disagree about the science behind global warming, and disagree they do. This scientific and political debate is healthy and should be encouraged. It should not be silenced with threats of criminal prosecution by those who believe that their position is the only correct one and that all dissenting voices must therefore be intimidated and coerced into silence. It is inappropriate for State Attorneys General to use the power of their office to attempt to silence core political speech on one of the major policy debates of our time.”

H/t FOTM‘s maziel

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~Eowyn

Global Warming loons and hypocrites

#1: John “snake tongue” Kerry

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America has a secretary of state who not only flicks his tongue like a serpent, he says climate change global warming will lead people to kill each other.

At the USAID’s 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum on September 19, 2014, Kerry spoke alarmingly about “500-year” drought conditions around the world which he attributes to global warming’s “heat waves.” The result is that “there are people killing each other over water in certain parts of the world.” The solution is sustainable development, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and a “low-carbon economy”. (AllAfrica.com)

#2: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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At the People’s Climate March in New York city on September 21, 2014, Junior totally lost it when PJMedia reporter Michelle Fields asked him about his carbon footprint and whether he would give up his phone and car to help combat climate change global warming. Environmental lawyer RFK Jr. became visibly irate, then grabbed Fields’ microphone and accused her of “destroying democracy” as a member of the press. (Daily Mail)

In an interview with Climate Depot during the march, Jr. also lamented that there were no current laws on the books to punish global warming skeptics. He called global warming skeptics “contemptible human beings” and said, “I wish there were a law you could punish them with.” He called the pro-energy Koch brothers “treasonous” and that “they should be in jail . . . enjoying three hots and a cot at the Hague with all the other war criminals.”

In so doing, RFK Jr. was echoing what other Warmists have said, including scientists David Suzuki and Michael Mann, Gawker’s Adam Weinstein, former NASA scientist James Hansen, and Grist.org’s David Roberts. (CNS News)

RFK Jr. flies around on private planes to lecture about the perils of global warming, and receives royalty payments from two family-owned oil drilling companies. See also “43 suspected mistresses found in RFK Jr.’s phone“.

#3: Al Gore

Gore-at-Climate-Change-March-APl to r: Jane Goodall, Al Gore, Bill de Blasio, Ban Ki Moon.

Al Bore was at the People’s Climate March along with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT); UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon; actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Thompson, Mark Ruffalo; and singer Sting, among various celebrities.

Breitbart News asked Gore about the financial costs of renewable energy, as well as one of his houses—a mansion in Nashville that has previously been criticized for the amount of energy it reportedly uses. To which Gore gave a non sequitur reply, “Hundred percent.”

Gore then left in a large Chevrolet Suburban SUV. (Breitbart)

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#4: Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor and UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio — who flies in carbon-spewing private jet planes, owns FIVE carbon-spewing luxury homes , and cruises in the world’s 5th largest super yacht — also marched in the fashionable People’s Climate March, carrying a “100% FOR THE PLANET!” sign. (NY Post)

Oh, the irony! The hypocrisy!

Leonardo DiCaprio takes part in a march against climate change in New York

Watch Leo the hypocrite evade the question when CFACT’s Christina Norman asked him whether he is aware that there has been no global warming for 17 years.  This upset “Hulk” actor Mark Ruffalo who said, “Don’t make me angry! Anyone who attacks Leonardo DiCaprio is either a coward or an ideologue.”

See also “Actor Mark Ruffalo is proud his mother aborted his sibling.”

#5: All those caring environmentalists at the People’s Climate March

Because nothing says “I care about the environment” like leaving heaps of trash for someone else to deal with.

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#6: Dude marching in the polar bear suit

Earth to dude: The polar bears are NOT going extinct from global warming!!!

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Meanwhile, the US just went through its coldest winter in a century and Antarctic sea ice is at record levels.

~Eowyn