Glass Houses

From an e-mail I recently received: 

House #1

A 20 room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas.  Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas.  In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year.  The average bill for electricity and natural gas  runs over $2400.  In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home.  This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern “snow belt” area. It’s in the South.       

House #2

Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university.   This house incorporates every “green” feature current home construction can provide.  The house is 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American Southwest.  A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground.  The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer.  The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system.  Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern.  Wastewater fro! m shower s, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern.  The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house.   Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.     

House #1 is outside of Nashville, Tennessee; it is the abode of the ”environmentalist” Al Gore.   

House #2 is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas; it is the residence the of the President of the United States, George W. Bush.

This is confirmed by SNOPES.com.  Feel free to check it out. Talk about your “Inconvenient Truths”. And you want to know something?  It’s not that I care that Al Gore has a energy hogging house, I don’t.  What I care is that he is spouting his environmental gospel, and yet he lives the life of an energy pig.  The other thing that bothers me?  That would be that the media would be all over this like white on rice if the guy out preaching green and living in the energy hogging house was the President, and the guy in the green house was Al Gore.  The hypocrisy here is maddening. 

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2 responses to “Glass Houses

  • Linda

    Obviously you don’t care about a lot of things, which is why you like to copy and repeat lies.

    One should get facts straight before propgating false stories and attacks, unless of course, that is your only goal.

    Uh, how many bedrooms does the Gore family have? Oh, you want to talk about all the ROOMS he has? And how many ROOMS does W have? Oh lets not let facts get in the way. I have 9 rooms in my little 3 bed house. You? AND the Gore home in Nashville also includes the offices for the Vice President and his wife.

    And the Gore family has received an A rating for their remodelled GREEN home, that they converted from the purchased 100 year old mansion where they even ripped up the floors to put in environmental radiant heating and added geothermal energy. NEXT?

    Even with all the environmental conversions and remodelling they’ve done, and before they were allowed to put on the Solar Panels that their Community Assoc. just approved this year, the Gore family was spending aproximately 4 times more for their energy use to make sure what ever they did use came from all renewable sources.

    Yes, Mr. Gore is one to admire.

    Superman wears Al Gore pajamas.

    I love this kind of passion! 🙂 Linda, since you asked, I have five rooms (including 2 bathrooms) in my house. What does that matter? (But I don’t care how big Gore’s house is, counting or not counting bathrooms, bedrooms, or whatever). Even though you didn’t ask, my last energy bill was $29. And I have over a quarter of a tank of gas left in my car from when I refilled it three weeks ago. Unlike Mr. Gore, I’m not out there writing books and holding myself up as a environmentalist and conservationist. I have not opened myself up to being examined for my energy uses. But if I were to do the numbers, maybe I should be! And actually, if you took any time at all to read my blog you’d find that I DO care about a lot of things. Character is one of those things. I care that what a man or woman says (and tells ME to do) matches what they are doing. Snopes.com confirms that Mr. Gore has a disconnect between his mouth and his actions. I simply don’t buy Mr. Gore as a serious conservationist/environmentalist.

    BTW, there is no Superman. And Al Gore hasn’t been the Vice President for seven years. — Lou

  • bgraef

    For sure- When he leads by example and chooses to live in an unheated cave, then I may join him. And wouldnt he get more publicity if he did? Imagine CNN daily reporting on Al gore shivering in his unheated enviro-cave. He would get more media attention than he ever dreamed of. Instead he chooses his opulent lifestyle and all but the dogmatic greenies say……..oh for sure…. you sanctimonious moralizing hypocrite.

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