Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    I think your NYT columnist didn’t do well in the chemistry class he should have taken while studying journalism since burning natural is CH4[g] + 2 O2[g] → CO2[g] + 2 H2O[l] + 891 kJ. Or, burning natural gas in air yields carbon dioxide and water. My source for that formula (a gas company) managed to omit that there are sometimes trace amounts of sulfur in the natural gas that results in miniscule amounts of sulfur dioxide. There are also trace amounts of mercury and nitrogen oxides emitted. Nonetheless, natural gas produces about 45% less CO2 per Btu than coal.
    If I have completely geeked you out and caused your eyes to glaze over, my apologies.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago


    Geeks of the world, UNITE!
    Without geeks, we wouldn’t be having this conversation on the internet.
    Great response.
    While I was glad Mr. Gore produced his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, I never liked him as a politician. I also give him no credit for the “Information Superhighway”. How did he even make that claim?
    Voting against W. Bush in 2000, I had to pick him, but was really tempted to put a write in vote as protest.
    I wonder what he’ll do with his profits.
    Keep up the good work, Mike!

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “Voting against W. Bush in 2000,….”

    I yearn mightily to vote FOR candidates instead of voting AGAINST them. The lesser of two evils thing.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    Gore is absolutely not the right person to be carrying that torch.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    and that fact that you believed that Michaelwme believed it…..

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    " I also give him no credit for the “Information Superhighway”. How did he even make that claim?"

    If you’re talking about the news headlines that he claimed to have invented the internet, it was all bull s**t. No one person invented the system of networks that morphed into the internet and it’s stupid for anyone to make that claim. One initial newspaper misquoted a speech Gore gave and all the other papers picked up on that article without bothering to read the transcripts of the speech. He never made that claim. The claim he did make was that he helped it along by working to get it congressional funding.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago


    Jeez, Jase99, I remember that speech and what you just posted was the spin that Al put on it to correct his comment.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    The sell out to fossil fuel is second to some of the people Al Jazeera pay homage to. Last night Bill O’Riely told how Al Jazeera threw a party for a guy who went into Israel and killed a little girl. If fox news is to bias for you then here:

  9. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 4 years ago

    Hmmmm. Let’s see what he does with the money before we oil the man the man and set him afire. I note that — billions in hand — even The Survival of the Micro Fittest Gates has developed a positive side.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Gee what are you the professional apologist for the entire left wing. You only defended everything on the left discussed here today you know that.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    That is the clearest comment you made in days. As for turning things around and attacking want to talk about you comments the other day. Truth is your argument is a rant and skips around from defending Ally Gore to “Likewise I’m sure” then defended Al Jazeera. Write something better but I won’t hold my breath either.

  12. trm

    trm said, almost 4 years ago

    Nice attempted spin, but do a little Google research. Qatar’s wealth comes from oil and natural gas. There’s no getting around the fact that Al Gore’s money for his TV network purchase is in petrodollars.

  13. trm

    trm said, almost 4 years ago

    True, they’re trying to develop their natural gas resources, but they still earn a lot of money from oil. Al still took oil money for his network, and he’s still a big fat hypocrite.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    “Al was on the committee that approved funding for the project. He was one of a few that saw it as worthwhile.”

    That is an interesting assertion since funding for ARPANET was approved in 1969 and also deployed that year. Al didn’t become a U. S. Representative until 1977. He didn’t get involved with his “Gore Bill” until 1991 with his "information superhighway’ thing. By then the internet was well established. The WorldWideWeb was developed by some guys at CERN and was operational by 1991 when Al introduced his bill. It should be noted that a great deal of the initial development of the WWW was done in Europe. Although the Gore Bill may have accelerated the WWW boom, he did not develop, create, or invent the internet or WWW.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah whatever you say but the other day when you were making one of your own rants you spelled despicable “dispicable”. Don’t believe me see for yourself.

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