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Al Gore does not mince words when it comes to climate.

Speaking in Aspen, Colo., last week, the former Vice President warned of the impacts of global warming and absolutely tore into its persistent skeptics.

Gore told the Aspen Institute's "Networks and Citizenship" panel not to believe those that dismiss global warming. Or as he put it, the "bull$#!t" of those "washing back at you the same crap over and over and over again."

"There's no longer a shared reality," Gore lamented. "It's no longer acceptable in mixed company - bipartisan company - to use the goddamn word 'climate.'"

"Some of the exact same people - I can go down a list of their names - are involved in this. And so what do they do? They pay pseudo scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense.'"

"'Man-made CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It may be volcanoes.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bullshit!"

Clearly, something lit a fire under Gore - and it wasn't CO2.

Global warming: Real, humanity-caused problem?

 

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It's the one thing on which voters and politicians from both sides of the aisle can agree: few events this year were more moving than the return of Gabrielle Giffords to Congress last week.

Now, the owners of the Arizona grocery store in front of which Giffords and voters gathered prior to the tragic shooting that left multiple people dead and the Congresswoman hospitalized say they plan on honoring the victims with a monument.

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Sources tell TMZ the folks behind the Safeway in Casas Adobes hope to plant a trio of flagpoles at the spot of the January 8 shooting: one displaying the U.S. flag, one adorned with the congressional seal and the third being the state flag of Arizona.

There will also likely be a plaque hung in testament to the spirit Giffords has shown in returning to work.

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Levi Johnston has fallen off the radar a bit lately.

Not that we're up in arms about it, just observing. In any event, it looks like his sister, Mercede Johnston, is picking up the Sarah Palin-bashing slack.

In an interview with Playboy, which will feature Mercede Johnston nude next month, choice comments about Levi's almost in-laws are abundant

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Asked what kind of president Sarah Palin would be, she responded: "I think she'd have had a mental breakdown ... As governor she quit on us." Burn.

"What does that say about her?" Mercede asked, noting that a majority of residents of Wasilla, Alaska "can't stand Palin ... I would say 70 percent."

Mercede claims the Palins are so polarizing in the town - where Sarah was once mayor, and where Levi is running for mayor - that she can't work.

"It's hard to get a job because of the Palins ... People say, 'Oh, Mercede Johnston, I don't know if people are going to come in if she works here.'"

Regarding Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston, Mercede claims Bristol sent a brutal text to her boyfriend after she found out she was pregnant ...

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Move over, Kelsey Grammer. You aren't the only celebrity with an eye on The White House.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show yesterday, Roseanne Barr announced that she's running for President of the United States in 2012.

“I’m totally serious,” Barr said, citing Sarah Palin as proof that pretty much anyone can run. "I want to be part of the debates because I want to represent the tax payer. In fact, I’m choosing the tax payers as my vice president.”

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Under which banner does Roseanne fall? Neither, she says: “I’m not for either party because they both suck and they’re both a bunch of criminals. So I made up my own party. It’s the Green Tea Party.”

Like a certain egomaniac who teased a Presidential run this spring in order to make headlines, Roseanne has a reality show to push. Lifetime cameras follow her around on a Hawaiian nut farm for Rosanne’s Nuts.

Would you vote for Barr?

 

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Doug Lamborn is really sorry. When he referred to President Barack Obama's economic policy as a "tar baby" this week, he meant to use the word "quagmire." Hey, we've all been there, right?

In a radio show interview over the weekend, the Colorado Congressman said:

“Even if some people say, ‘Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the President responsible. Now, I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get it, you’re stuck, and you’re a part of the problem now and you can’t get away.”

Lamborn has since sent a letter of apology to the President and his office released the following statement:

The congressman was “attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the president's policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces. He regrets that he chose the phrase 'tar baby,' rather than the word 'quagmire.'

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Amidst a contentious debate over the debt ceiling, with America losing more and more faith in both political parties, Gabrielle Giffords gave us a reason to be hopeful this evening:

Just six months after being shot in the head, the Arizona Congresswoman made a surprise return to Congress and received a standing ovation prior to voting in favor of the resolution. It passed by a count of 269-161.

The debt bill is virtually guaranteed to be passed in the Senate tomorrow, as the government waited until the last possible moment to avoid a crippling default.

The measure aims to not raise any taxes, while cutting federal spending by at least $2.1 trillion over the next 10 years. It has critics on both sides, although John Boehner is not among them: "The legislation will solve this debt crisis and help get the American people back to work," the House Speaker said at a press conference.

Nancy Pelosi was less enthusiastic: "I'm not happy with it, but I'm proud of some of the accomplishments in it. That's why I'm voting for it."

All involved, however, welcomed Giffords with open, warm arms.

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Kelsey Grammer can scarcely keep his own house in order. But the actor still thinks he'd make a good politician, admitting to The New York Post that he possesses the "narcissistic personality" necessary for that world and would consider a run for Mayor of NYC.

"I have a great career and extraordinary opportunities," the Grammer said.  "But I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life, where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little."

Grammer is a known Republican, while Alec Baldwin - an outspoken Democrat - has shared a similar sentiment. Can you imagine a general election between these two? Who would you rather... elect?

And the Winner is?

They've both expressed interest in the gig. Which of these actors would make a better Mayor? View Poll »



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The National Geographic Channel will air a documentary on the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks with George W. Bush speaking in intimate detail about the days and weeks following the world changing event, the network says.

The special, set for September 11, will mark a rare appearance by president #43.

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A release quotes him as saying during the interview:

“One of my concerns, like the concerns of other husbands and wives, was, ‘Was my spouse okay? Was Laura okay?’ My second concern was ‘Were our girls okay?’”

The chat was filmed two days after the death of Osama bin Laden.

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A conservative group in Wisconsin has been running an a political ad attacking Democrat Shelly Moore, a candidate for the State Senate in that fine state.

It's even narrated by Morgan Freeman ... or so they want you to think.

"The political ad in Wisconsin by a conservative group narrated by someone trying to sound like Morgan Freeman was not narrated by Mr. Freeman," his rep Stan Rosenfield said. "Morgan Freeman did NOT narrate that ad."

Duplicity aside, their voiceover guy did some nice work!

The Oscar-winner, it should be noted, is not only unassociated with the ad, but a friend of Nelson Mandela and a supporter of President Barack Obama.

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It's a bad week for Democrats. First, Barack Obama interrupts The Bachelorette during a crucial moment.

Now, three days after reports surfaced that David Wu engaged in an “unwanted sexual encounter” with a young California woman last November, the seven-term Congressman from Oregon has resigned.

“The time has come to hand on the privilege of high office. I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations,” Wu said in a statement. “The well-being of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis.”

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