Politics of sorts so delete if needed.
Anyone for a little politicing since it is a slow Friday night. I
really don't care who wins but I know a good part of these are true. I
mean I am pretty sure Gore didn't invent the internet.
FICTION: Al Gore recently claimed that his mother-in-law pays more than
$100.00 for the arthritis medicine Lodine; and he claims that his dog
takes the same medicine for $37.00, claiming "This is wrong!"
FACT: Gore's aides were quick to apologize for Gore's lie, saying the
information was from a Democratic study. Washington newspapers also
reported that Al Gore wasn't even sure his mother-in-law was taking any
medication and wasn't even sure she had arthritis. And, he doesn't know
anything about his dog's "arthritis".
FICTION: Al Gore said his father, a senator, was a champion of civil
rights during the 1960's.
FACT: Gore's father voted against the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964
and was a racist who was fond of using the "N" word.
FICTION: Al Gore said that his sister was the very first person to join
the Peace Corps.
FACT: By the time Gore's sister joined the Peace Corps, there were
already over 100 members.
FICTION: The same sister died of lung cancer years later and Gore vowed
to never accept tobacco money as campaign contributions.
FACT: Just four years later, while campaigning for office, Gore spoke to
the tobacco industry and said he was one of them because "I've planted
it, raised it, cut it, and dried it." He raised over $100,000 in
FICTION: While running for office, Gore's campaign literature claimed he
was a "Brilliant Student".
FACT: Washington newspapers said he barely passed Harvard and
consistently earned D's and C's.
FICTION: Gore claims an extensive knowledge of law as a result of his
extensive study at law school.
FACT: Al Gore dropped out of law school.
FICTION: Gore claimed that his knowledge of God and spirituality came to
complete fruition while "finishing" divinity school.
FACT: Al Gore dropped out of divinity school.
FICTION: Al Gore claimed responsibility for inventing the Internet in
FACT : Shocked scientists were quick to speak out, explaining that the
Internet had been in widespread use by government and educational
institutions since the early 1970's.
FICTION: Al Gore claimed the book "Love Story" was based on his life and
FACT: Author Erich Segal called a press conference to deny his claim.
(Couldn't he at least lie about a love story where his sweetheart
FICTION : Gore claimed that as a reporter for a Nashville newspaper, his
stories led to the arrests of numerous corrupt criminals.
FACT: He later apologized for his claim and actually said it was untrue
(Also known as lying).
FICTION: Gore claims to increase diversity in the staff that follows him
daily, especially among blacks.
FACT: Black members of the Secret Service are suing because they claim
they are not being promoted to positions guarding the Vice-President.
FICTION: Al Gore said he was the first to discover the Love Canal
FACT: The incident was already discovered, being investigated, and
covered widely in the press for many months before Gore was aware of it.
FICTION: Gore said just recently that if elected president, he would put
harsh sanctions on the sleazy producers of Hollywood's extreme sex and
FACT: Just six days later, Gore attended a fundraiser by Hollywood
producers and radical gay activists where he told them that he would
only pretend to "nudge them" if elected. He raised over $4 million.
FICTION: Al Gore said he built his Tennessee home with his bare hands.
FACT: Totally false!
FICTION: Al Gore says parents should not have a choice between private
and public schools because public schools are far better.
FACT: Al Gore attended private school and he has sent his children to
FICTION: Al Gore remembers his mother lulling him to sleep as a baby by
singing the popular ditty, "Wear The Union Label".
FACT: The popular ditty was created by the unions when Gore was 27years
FICTION: Al Gore claimed to cosponsor the McCain-Feingold Campaign
FACT: The Act was not sponsored until he had been out of office for over
FICTION: Al Gore claims to be instrumental in keeping gas prices low.
FACT: Gore has voted on numerous occasions to raise the tax on gasoline.
In his book "Earth In The Balance" Gore claims that the nation's Number
One enemy is the internal combustion engine. (That's the motor in your
vehicle that gets you to work and takes your kids to school)
FICTION: Gore pretends to champion the rights of poor women to be tested
regularly for breast cancer with the most modern technology.
FACT: While giving a speech on the subject in September, Gore didn't
know what a mammogram was.
FICTION: Al Gore promised Florida's senior citizens that they would
finally have low-cost drugs with no interference from government.
FACT: Gore's plan calls for the creation of a huge federal agency that
would tell you which doctor you are allowed to see in order to get the
FICTION: During the first presidential debate Al Gore mentioned a young
school girl who didn't have a desk and had to stand in class because of
overcrowding and the need to spend more on equipment.
FACT: It turns out there was no such girl. The story was a lie.
FICTION: During the first presidential debate Al Gore that he visited
Texas with James Lee Witt, the director of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, to inspect damage from 1998 wildfires.
FACT: He never inspected the wildfires. During a fund-raising visit to
Houston in June 1998 he attended a hastily arranged airport briefing on
the fires and then drove off to a political fund-raiser.
FACT: Al Gore told NBC's Lisa Meyers that he had never told a lie. When
Meyers pressed harder, "You've never told a lie?!" Gore said, "Not that
I know of." SOUND FAMILIAR?
Bob Bob Axmear 208 2nd St Ne Waukon, Ia 52172
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