Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry

Over the Hedge

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  1. Ira Nayman

    Ira Nayman said, about 4 years ago

    Gore never claimed he invented the Internet. He claimed that he was one of its supporters in the early days of its existence. His Congressional record supports him in this claim. It’s disappointing that you would choose to repeat this right wing myth-making.

  2. win

    win said, about 4 years ago

    @Ira Nayman

    it’s a joke…

  3. win

    win said, about 4 years ago

    but he’s not funny

  4. HMunster

    HMunster said, about 4 years ago

    @Ira Nayman

    Yes, he said it.

    It was during an interview with Wolf Blitzer in ’99.

    “…I took the initiative in creating the internet…”

    Here’s the video


  5. MrInformed

    MrInformed said, about 4 years ago

    Yep, he did say it. Because without his initiative, it wouldn’t have happened. Now can all the trolls go home, please?

  6. Judy Waddle

    Judy Waddle said, about 4 years ago

    @Ira Nayman

    I’m with you, Ira!

  7. Casey Southards

    Casey Southards said, about 4 years ago

    To funny.

  8. wildcatherder

    wildcatherder said, about 4 years ago

    Even trade? Working router for soul…. Hmm….No, no, no. Working printer, maybe.

  9. bellde

    bellde said, about 4 years ago

    Perhaps if Gore had been less self-serving and said he supported the expansion of the internet through his sponsoring of the 1991 High Performance Computing and Communication Act this wouldn’t be an issue. The internet began in approximately 1969, as Gore was finishing up his degree in government and six years before he was first elected to the House.

  10. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, about 4 years ago

    Say what you like about Al Gore…he has enough enough of a sense of humor about himself to be self-satirized as a character on Futurama and The Simpsons. That’s actually pretty classy.

  11. Strod

    Strod said, about 4 years ago


    This is what Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn, the two men most rightfully credited as the Fathers of the Internet had to say about Al Gore’s involvement in it:
    " As far back as the 1970s, Congressman Gore promoted the idea of high speed telecommunications as an engine for both economic growth and the improvement of our educational system. He was the first elected official to grasp the potential of computer communications to have a broader impact than just improving the conduct of science and scholarship    […]     When the Internet was still in the early stages of its deployment, Congressman Gore provided intellectual leadership by helping create the vision of the potential benefits of high speed computing and communication. "
    So yes, in his role as a Congressman Gore did “take the initiative in creating the Internet”. He did not invent the protocols involved (Cerf and Kahn did) but his work in Congress was instrumental in bringing it to life.
    Read the rest of Dr. Cerf and Dr. Kahn’s testimony here.

  12. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, about 4 years ago

    @Ira Nayman

    You are on the wrong page…this is the comics page. I think you want the editorial page.

  13. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, about 4 years ago

    OOPS!! Looks like I got on the wrong page. This looked like the comics but after scrolling down thru the comments it’s obvious that I AM on the wrong page. Sorry.

  14. Travis

    Travis said, about 4 years ago


    Yes, Ira Nayman is a Troll

  15. applebyter

    applebyter said, about 4 years ago

    Being an IT person from the era, and knowing several of the key people involved in “inventing” the Internet, Al Gore’s claims are pure self-agrandisement; even the watered down wording. Vint and Bob were being nice for a Democrat. Al Gore did provide useful support, but he never provided “intellectual leadership”. The Internet would have come along without his meagre support. It was the Universities and private companies that provided the true “intellectual leadership”. The government has provided funding for what they didn’t understand and legislation to mostly get in the way.

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