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August 27, 2008
Where is Al Gore?
I know. I know. He is speaking Thursday night at the DNC. What I mean is, where are his troops? Where are the protestors to stop Man Made Global Warming? Where are the posters? They are not on the streets of Denver.
On my second day in Denver it occurred to me that something was missing. Finding something that is absent is just about as hard as proving a negative. I started looking for what wasn't there. Late on that second day it struck me: There were no signs of the coming apocalypse (MMGW style) in Denver. None, nichts, nada.
I sent Brett Olson, a retired Green Beret who has been my bodyguard and photographer here in Denver, out to get a picture, any picture, of someone, anyone, protesting the coming meltdown of the planet. He came back with this:
Thank God for PETA. At least one organization is making an effort to save the planet (and free our domesticated animals.)
"Come on Brett, you can do better than this." I chided.
"There's nothing out there man. You go take a picture of nothing."
Since Brett is former Special Ops, and a lot bigger than me, I took his advice. I searched all day for evidence of public concern that MMGW is "the greatest threat to humanity..." (That's Al Gore's opinion, not mine.)
But all I could find was this:
I know. I know. The sign says "recycle" not "Stop Man Made Global Warming," but at least Coca Cola's great big corporate heart is in the right place.
That's it. We've searched for three days now, Brett and Me, and come up "snake eyes" each day.
I have noticed that the Democrats are running the "greenest convention in history" and have shaken down most of the delegates for $7.50 each for a "carbon offset fee." (The money that is collected is going to be used to build a windmill. No, I am not going to make a joke about Democrats tilting at windmills.) And some of the convention speakers, like Hillary, have even given lip service (to lukewarm applause) to the horrors of MMGW.
Brett and I are waiting to hear from Al Gore. Hopefully he will stop his limo on the way to the convention center and slap up a sign so that we can, finally, get a picture.
In the meantime, out here on the streets of Denver, no one is talking about MMGW. No one but a pink PETA pig.
Larrey Anderson is reporting this week from the streets of Denver on the DNC for American Thinker. Photos by Larrey Anderson and Brett Olson.