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March 4, 2010

Algore speaks truth to power, receives Another Prize

The face of courage: Al Gore

Speaking truth to power is such a risky proposition to those on the Left.  It comes at such a high price!  They risk everything for it, like being celebrated with Oscars, Nobels, Emmys, and honorary degrees.

KNOXVILLE — Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will be honored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with only the third honorary degree granted by the campus. The degree was approved by the UT Board of Trustees at their meeting today.

“Vice President Gore’s career has been marked by visionary leadership, and his work has quite literally changed our planet for the better,” said UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “He is among the most accomplished and respected Tennesseans in history, and it is fitting that he should be honored by the flagship education institution of his home state.”

Gore, whose career in public service and business has spanned four decades, is currently chairman of Current TV, an Emmy-award-winning, independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing.

Gore was the co-winner, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change. He is the author of the best-selling books “Earth in the Balance” and “An Inconvenient Truth” and also is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary.

Such courage! What mettle!  All those prizes, and he even risks making millions off a carbon-free economy while the rest of you proles pay through your noses!  How does the man do it?!  What’s next, the Congressional Medal of Honor?!

Neither Pim Fortuyn, nor Theo Van Gogh, nor Geert Wilders, nor Ayan Hirsi Ali were available to congratulate him as they are unfortunately either dead, on trial or in hiding.

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