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Thursday, September 18, 2008

An educated guess

LOOK OVER THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING TWO HOUSES AND SEE IF YOU CAN TELL WHICH BELONGS TO AN ENVIRONMENTALIST.

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 $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern "snow belt," either. It's in the South.

HOUSE # 2:
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 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 is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets 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 are! a blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville,Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned 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.
This is totally true folks.......................Another example of leaving your brain on the doorstep.

10 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

You are absolutely right!

Granny Annie said...

Once again you have proven everyone does not practice what they preach.

JeanMac said...

Oops, Al. Whatcha doing?

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, Nice to see that at least George is doing his "Green" bit.

Dorothy said...

Wow, this doesn't surprise me at all..don't we refer to this as hypocrisy?

Great post....

Dorothy from grammology
www.grammology.com

Oh great One said...

Fantastic post!

Do as Gore SAYS and not as he does.

Kacey said...

I knew about this, but was happy to read it in print again. I still can't figure out why some people love Al Gore or why some people hate George Bush. Politics have changed so much since I first proudly voted in 1960. Back then it was not polite to discuss politics or religion. Today, people can bad mouth the president on "The View" and feel abused if someone thinks they are inappropriate.

Shammickite said...

WOW! I am amazed tat this bit of news. What does Al think he's up to?

Ming the Merciless said...

Al Gore has always been full of *ahem*. He claimed to have invented the internet, afterall.

Disclaimer: I'm not a fan of GWB either.

sheoflittlebrain said...

What a great post! I knew this too, but it gave me a lift to see it here!