Tuesday, April 03, 2007

So who's the environmentalist here?

Or more accurately, who's the hypocrite?

(hat tip: Mr. Produce)

From the description of of these homes, see if you can tell who is the owner of each one....

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 ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern "snow belt," either. 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 contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid 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 winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville , Tennessee . It is the abode of that renowned environmentalist (and filmmaker) Al Gore.

HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford , Texas . Also known as "the Texas White House," it is the private residence of the President of the United States , George W. Bush.

Imagine that!


  1. Bubba:

    Before all the liberals start screaming that your post is an internet hoax, they should check out the following link to Snopes:


    This episode reminds me of Johnny Edwards and his "Two Americas" theme (one that is rich and privileged and the other that is poor and voiceless). After the public disclosures about his mansion in Orange County, we now all know which America Johnny is accustomed to.

    His political posturing with that shovel in Louisiana didn't come across as authentic. Some of us would say that he was shoveling something but it was something you wouldn't want to identify in decent company.

    Wendell Sawyer

  2. bubba, keep exposing these 2 hypocritical blowhards.