"Huey Lewis and the News" sang it BEST in the summer/fall of 1986 when this song (from the multi-platimun "Fore!" album) went to Number Three on the Billboard Hot 100 selection:
"I used to be a renegade,
I used to fool around.
But I couldnt take the punishment,
And had to settle down.
Now I'm playing it real straight,
And yes I cut my hair.
You might think I'm crazy,
But I dont even care.
Because I can tell whats going on...
It's hip to be square"
Go, Al, go... just "round out" the science a bit... There's more to global warming than just us silly humans. "It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature." I'm dating myself with that last quote, if you can recall those Chiffon commercials.
Ah yes, Al Gore speaks again. Why does anyone believe him when he doesn't even believe himself? For someone who supposedly believes we are so close to being doomed, he sure does not live according to the way he tells us to live.
Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000 sq.ft., 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000 sq.ft. home in Arlington, VA. He also has a third home in Carthage. For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself. In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.
But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences. When contacted Wednesday, Gore's office confirmed as much but said the Gores were looking into making the switch at both homes. Talk about inconvenient truths. Face it, the man does not even believe his OWN B.S.