Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A QueerJoe Prediction

I predict that Al Gore will be elected President of the United States in 2008.

My Theory...(which is mine)
Carol noted in comments that,
" People who have already been brainwashed into believing there's no global warming won't go see it because it's supposedly a creation of the fictitious liberal media and those who already take the issue seriously aren't the ones most in need of learning about it."

I think she's wrong. Before seeing this movie, I had no idea how critical this issue was. I'm now in Kate's camp, that this issue is worthy of losing sleep over. Although, sometimes I waffle over into Mel's camp and think, "fuck 'em...if they want to break the planet, it'll be their children suffering, not mine." But I figure if Al Gore convinces just a few additional folks of the urgency of this issue, he'll be swept into the White House.

But I definitely don't agree with Mel when he writes,
"I kind of feel like Al can probably do more and have greater impact by bringing pressure to bear from outside the White House than he could within, much as Jimmy Carter has been more effective as an elder statesman than he was during his presidency."
I think only President Gore could spearhead this critical issue through the tangled bureaucratic mess of our government, and while he couldn't do it as Senator, electing him to the presidency will give him the mandate he needs to accomplish the saving of the planet.

Afraid of getting your fingers snapped in a three-ring binder? If you haven't seen the movie, go see it. Then you'll have something truly valid to be afraid of.

Current Knitting
I've made some additional progress on the Faux Rib sweater. I'll probably be able to post a progress picture later in the week.

Other Fiber-Related Activity
Not only did I finish another whole bobbin of singles with the white Romney this weekend...

...but I also plied two full bobbins of yarn.

Yes, I now have over 20 ounces of this stuff spun up, which is less than one quarter of what I was originally given.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Jenni says, "Sadly, Al Gore has stated that he has no desire to run for president again."

A groundswell of support would change his mind. I have no question he would be willing if the people demanded it.