8th July 2007

Intercontinental cup of STFU goes to..

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Cup of STFUEveryone involved in “Live Earth”. A few days ago Merly wrote a post about “Live Earth” and the Goracle gathering all these artist trying to stop global warming. Well the results on the concert are in and it begs the question… “If you have a concert and no one gives a shit did you accomplish a damn thing?”


The Live Earth concert promoted by former Vice President Al Gore received plenty of media coverage and hype, but most Americans tuned out. Just 22% said they followed news stories about the concert Somewhat or Very Closely. Seventy-five percent (75%) did not follow coverage of the event.

Um wow, 75% didn’t give a spotted owls ass about it. Let’s put that 75% “did not follow” into perspective here.

By way of comparison, eight-in-ten voters routinely said they were following news coverage of the recent Senate debate over immigration. Fifty-four percent (54%) said they followed news coverage of the President’s decision to commute Scooter Libby’s sentence.

Well those numbers restore some of my faith in America now that I see that most of them were worried about amnesty and Scooter instead of the cult of global warming. Wonder why, well let’s look at another Rasmussen poll shall we?

In fact, just 36% of Americans say that Gore knows what he is talking about when it comes to the environment and Global Warming. Thirty-one percent (31%) say he does not know what he is talking about while 33% are not sure. Women, by a 2-to-1 margin, say Gore knows what he is talking about. Men, by a similar margin, say he does not.

Appearing before a Congressional Committee, Gore said that Global Warming is “not a partisan issue; it’s a moral issue.” However, polling data suggests that among the general public it’s a very partisan issue. By a 65% to 9% margin, Democrats say that Gore knows what he’s talking about. By a 57% to 11%, Republicans say he does not. Those not affiliated with either party are evenly divided.

See, while most people might not know about all the inconvenient lies in Gore’s crockuementary but they do smell a rat. Or perhaps it’s something else they smell?

The mounds of rubbish left by the 65,000 concert-goers at Wembley further tarnished the event’s green credentials.

Organisers claimed most of the waste would be sorted and recycled but the Daily Mail saw little evidence of that taking place.

Think they bought “carbon offsets” for all the rubbish? Well I’m sure that they had a lot of viewers watching who learned a lot and are right now reducing their carbon footprint down to just a toe print, right?

And the peak audience, which came when Madonna sang at Wembley, was a dismal 4.5million. Three times as many viewers saw the Princess Diana tribute on the same channel six days before.

Two years ago, Live 8 drew a peak television audience of 9.6million while Live Aid notched 10million in 1985

Perhaps Al Gore should truly help the planet but reducing the amount of hot air he releases into the atmosphere? Al, this cup of STFU goes to you and all the followers in your cult.

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