Monday, April 23, 2007

Tale of Two Houses

Skye has an excellent Earth Day post!!! So, good in fact I had to paste it as well as link so as not to give anyone an excuse to not read it. Another blaring example of liberal hypocrisy on the whole global warming front. You can find the whole story here on Snopes just in case you are a doubter.

Look over the descriptions of the following two houses and see it you can tell which belongs to an outspoken environmentalists.

HOUSE # 1:

A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400,000 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the natural average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern "snow belt". It's in the South.


Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American Southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE #1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville, Tenn. It is the abode of that renown environmentalist (and filmmaker) Al Gore.

HOUSE #2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas. Also known as "the Texas White House," it is the private residence of the President of the United States, George W. Bush.


skye said...

Great post, if I may say so :)

It is the 'do as I say, not as I do' liberal doctrine.

Cajun Tiger said...

Figured you might =)

Carolina Conservative said...

Interesting no liberals responding to this post?

Cajun Tiger said...

CC...I'm not surprised one bit.