Sunday, August 9, 2009

George's House vs Al's House

I don't usually bother posting political satire, but I enjoy this one. Gore's "politicians are the most arrogant people on earth" reality bears highlighting, and while Bush comes out looking pretty good on this one, there's certainly plenty of "we'll tell you how to live" politician arrogance on his part - it just doesn't show up in this spot.

See below for concluding comment. -- mac

A Tale of Two Houses

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 per month.. 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 in 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 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. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape... The heating/cooling system is so efficient that initial plans to install solar panels were cancelled.
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 of the former President of the United States , George
W. Bush.

Yes, it's "An inconvenient truth.."

I sure hope this gets passed to everyone!
And, yes .... I DID check Snopes prior to forwarding

You can verify it at :

I did, and it's true, apparently.

As a libertarian, I'm no friend of George's or Al's or their respective parties. I can't overlook, however, the reality that I never heard about Bush's politically correct house (although Gore's un-correct house has been mentioned in the news) -- and I can't help thinking that if this were reversed, both Bush's power-hungry house and Gore's Earth-loving house would get equal time. Bush, being both a conservative Republican and a bad guy, doesn't get credit for the occasional things he does right.

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