"Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?," tweets Al Gore

Al, it's not just you.

Al GoreCredit: Newsbusters

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  • UnCivilServant||

    The wooden plank is still around?

    Oh, and this may be the first thing I've heard him say that I agree with.

  • Sevo||

    "Oh, and this may be the first thing I've heard him say that I agree with."

    He might have once said "I think I'll have a beer".

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    He once said "This is some good bourbon". I agreed with him that day.

  • UnCivilServant||

    I didn't hear him say either of those.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    I can't say definitively that he said "I think I'll have a beer", but he did say "this is some good bourbon" to a co-worker and I when she gave him a glass, so I know he said that.

  • UnCivilServant||

    Well, this is the sensitive part - Alcohol aged in wood barrels and I don't get along, so I would have argued no Bourbon is good, and thus would have disagreed with him.

  • Spiny Norman||

    He made some good points about free trade in his debate with Ross Perot almost 20 years ago. Other than that, I can't think of anything.

  • ||

    Sorry, just posted this elsewhere: Michael Moore.

  • RBS||

    Allison ‏@allibeth63 12h
    @lisapease How about them staying out women's uteri. That is real tyranny @MMFlint

  • Virginian||

    Why are partisans so freaking retarded?

  • JW||

    I think you answered your own question.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Absolutely! Considering how resolutely women as a class defend the civil liberties that allow our democracy to continue exist, despite politicians' fearmongering rhetoric about financial insecurity or dangers to their spawn, we could do no less than to repay them with a similar degree of zeal for their uterine freedoms.

  • ||

    From the guy who wants government to 'protect' us from capitalism.

  • Ben the Duck||

    From the guy who wants government to 'protect' us from capitalism.

    ... while living in a two million dollar mansion, no less.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    And capitalizing on carbon offsets, making him extraordinarily wealthy.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    Wait... I'm agreeing and applauding things that both Al Gore and Michael Moore said on the same day... *looks around* Have I entered the twilight zone?

  • UnCivilServant||

    Worse, the outer limits. Their twists were always vindicitve and cruel.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Wait... I'm agreeing and applauding things that both Al Gore and Michael Moore said on the same day... *looks around* Have I entered the twilight zone?

    Nope.

    They've entered the liberty zone, even if only for a second or two. You aren't agreeing with them; they're agreeing with you as you've had these same thoughts for years.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    Whew, that does make a whole lot more sense. Maybe it's just the shock of hearing something so reasonable from either of them that shorted out my brain, but I thought I was living in crazy land for a minute.

    That, or Warty finally kidnapped me and was force feeding me hallucinogenics.

  • tarran||

    Oh fuck!

    If Gore supports something, it's doomed.

  • JW||

    Well Al, you would know, wouldn't you?

  • ||

    "Pull my finger! Hahahaha, gets 'em every time! Hmmm, wonder what my carbon offset is for that methane?"

  • Ted Levy||

    ""Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?," tweets Al Gore IN AN OBVIOUS EFFORT TO GATHER DATA ON TWEETERS WHO PUBLICLY RESPOND IN AGREEMENT

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Thanks for that, Mr. Crazed Sex Poodle.

  • Brett L||

    I suppose that depends on whether its being used to spy on climate deniers or not, eh, Mr. Gore?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    "I'm not doing it, so I can claim to be against it."

  • ThorEastwood||

    My conversations with a guy who worked in intelligence suggested this was going on during the Clinton admin. But we allowed the British to spy on us and we spied on the British to get around legal barriers in the respective countries. I think Al's running for Pres and playing to his base with this.

  • ||

    If Al's running for President he has a really shitty strategist, and the next election is going to be a serious hoot.

  • Brett L||

    Clinton v. Gore. This time, no mercy.

  • Mike M.||

    It hasn't been a good last few years for Fat Albert, has it? First Tipper dumps his fat ass, then belief in the global warming hoax completely collapses worldwide thanks to the weather refusing to cooperate with his fraudulent schemes.

  • Jon Lester||

    Now that he's as rich as Mitt Romney, after selling Current TV to al-Jazeeera, to provide another propaganda voice for the Qatari crown, he's suddenly worried about government abuses?

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