Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Gore Divorce

The Gores are splitting up...that's pretty surprising and very sad.
"The Gores were telling friends they "grew apart" after 40 years of marriage and there was no affair involved, according to two longtime close associates and family friends, who spoke on the condition of anonymity." Very sad. I'll never quite understand the 'growing apart' thing after that many years, but I certainly can't judge having only reached the joy of half those years with my really wonderful man.

54 comments:

Ducky's here said...

Their agents decided it was the only way to get back in the news.

FrogBurger said...

It's because there was no global warming in the bedroom but rather global cooling.
Ah! Less CO2 emission in the new big house.

Z said...

Oh, FB, I think that gas bag had plenty of emissions!

Ducky, you're probably right...
you think they'll have an amazing reuniting soon!?

beamish said...
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beamish said...

Oh you know how it goes. Tipper got tired of Al Gore listening to music not approved for Wal-Mart customers, and he threatened to make her pay for the carbon offsets their electric bill would have under his legislative agenda.

It got ugly after that, when Tipper brought up that he couldn't even win his home state in the 2000 election and mocking him with "don't get snippy" SNL skit style.

Linda said...

We will be married 45 years the 13th, and I can't imagine life without him. I feel sorry for the Gore's. They should grow old together, even if we don't approve of his politics.

Frasypoo said...

I had a snappy comment all ready to type in till I read your comment about his emmissions!

Elmers Brother said...

they just doubled their carbon footprint...Just Al's way of making more money.

Joe said...

I wnder what the potential is for global warming jokes.

Sad when any marriage falls apart.

Chuck said...

I find it a little interesting that they said there was no affair involved.

Is this a case of preemptive control of the media (in other words there was and this is the typical denial) or just a sad commentary on our society in that this is the norm now?

Ducky's here said...

Out of curiosity, z. Why aren't you posting on the spill and the hypocrisy of the right calling for government resolution and avoiding a discussion of this complete failure of the private sector.

My take is that the last thing the right wants to have in the spotlight is their crying for the nanny state to save them after a complete laissez-faire failure and disaster.

I'm surprised you've avoided this one.

FrogBurger said...

"Out of curiosity, z. Why aren't you posting on the spill and the hypocrisy of the right calling for government resolution and avoiding a discussion of this complete failure of the private sector."

Ducky Dumbo. As far as I am concerned waters and oceans don't belong to BP. So yes, BP failed, but the government is responsible of the country's ocean surface. (Sorry doesn't know the English word for "eaux territoriales"). So it's the gov's duty to help, even if BP has to foot the bill.

So there's no contradiction with small government.

Again, deepen your thinking instead of staying in high school

Z said...

Re the Gores, it is a very sad thing, indeed, when any marriage fails.....it's got such ripple effects on children, grandchildren.......very sad.

Chuck, I don't know about affairs, but just picturing anybody with Al G... well, I can't even say it.
Blech

Ducky, you have the nerve to accuse me of not writing about the oil mess when what I could do is do another post on how the media says Obama "RUSHED" to the scene (apparently, your state-run leftist media now thinks nine days is a RUSH when Bush was at Katrina in 1 1/2 days and got nothing but crap...no, STILL gets nothing but crap...for it.)but am tired of hammering him for his incompetence.
Apparently, he really can't help and doesn't give a rat about what people think.

I had to laugh when Yahoo's headline this morning was how Obama has DEMANDED things improve and the article inside says he's given MARCHING ORDERS to those who should be paying attention to the spill....finally. I guess the media wants to make him look almost like Bush if they can...taking charge.
I mean, your comment is so silly you probably still blame Bush for Katrina tho your media never told you that the laws says a president can't go in before the State tells him to.
By the way, I personally think Obama's got a bit of an undeserved bad rap during this mess because how the heck can government fix this? It has to be BP or other experts, not HIS ADMINISTRATION. The only thing I really blame THEM for is another thing you're not hearing much, that his admin let BP slide on environmental studies and prevention ....yup. But, you get a lot for donating seventy thou to a campaign, I guess.

Your silly mistake is thinking that we are all as monolithic in our thinking as the left is...no, I don't think gov't should never get involved and I don't believe free market always is the best solution. I've blogged representing those opinions, too, but what do you care, it doesn't support your close-minded thinking.

Ducky's here said...

Well Froggy, what has become very clear is that at the pressure of that depth there is no reliable method to stop the blow out. They are all running blind. Very little anyone can do.

Now, there could be strict regulation, something there hasn't been for decades. Does this event indicate the only reliable safeguard is to simultaneously drill a relief well.

But once again government has been nothing but a rubber stamp and hand maiden to private industry. That's the Randoid way and this one makes you look bad.

the malcontent said...

I don't know how she stood it for 40 years?

FrogBurger said...

"But once again government has been nothing but a rubber stamp and hand maiden to private industry. That's the Randoid way and this one makes you look bad."

That's one compared to all the millions of people your collectivist thinking has killed since 1917.

If the gov had to run oil extraction, I would be more worried, especially when I see the poor quality of public infrastructures in the US.

So I don't feel too bad. But you should.

Again your brain is having a hard time seeing differences. Something that you learn in first grade. You know with those cute rabbits hiding in books.

Not even high school then?

FrogBurger said...

That reminds me of Tchernobyl and how nuclear energy ran by a totalitarian regime you like so much with your "democractic socialism" worked so well.

Ducky you're a fool. Maybe it's time for you to use some Randt's objectivism to be more objective with yourself.

You need it big time. That's partly what being an adult is about.

Anonymous said...

Tipper ought to get some kind of Miraculous Powers of Endurance Award for staying with that fatuous creep as long as she did.

I'm sure their marriage has been dead for a long time. Very probably neither one could tolerate the lurking stench of death anymore.

Staying married has never been an antidote for a toxic relationship. There is no virtue whatsoever in living a lie.

Tipper has been a non-presence for a long time. I guess she got tired of being a nonentity while El Fatuoso was out emitting toxic fumes from his orifice.

PFAUGH!

~ FreeThinke

FrogBurger said...

"There is no virtue whatsoever in living a lie. "

You're so right FT.

Always On Watch said...

After 40 years? Wow!

Maybe Tipper got sick and tired of Al's global-warming crap.

Or maybe she got tired of Al's micro-management mentality.

Ducky's here said...

Nice straw man, froggy. Speaking of 1917 and the deaths, have you capitalists taken responsibility for World War I and the catastrophe brought on by the fall of the gold standard and the ensuing deaths in WW II. Few skeletons in your closet. Interesting that 1917 would not have been possible without the crisis of imperialism and the gold standard in the capitalist west.

Now Chernobyl, how close did we come at Detroit Fermi or Three Mile Island? Have we been lucky?

Unfortunately this little incident is going to make it much more difficult to trust the nuclear industry at a time when we need to.

Mona said...

Ducky is off the mark again. The reason the oil spill is as bad as it is is thanks to the crazy leftist thinking that we can not drill in easily accessible places, we have to go a mile deep. Environmental idiots have created a dangerous scenario. We kowtow to countries who hate us, ship oil on tankers across the oceans, and drill a mile deep in one of the areas most prone to hurricanes. Of course accidents happen, but get it into perspective, every year spills from wells and tankers is more than 10 times what has spilled in the Gulf. The destruction of wells in the Persian Gulf in 1991 was more than 20 times what has spilled.
Time to grow up and look at facts. Drill here, drill now. and while we are at it, more nuclear power!

Anonymous said...

I would think it's not easy to keep a straight face when your husband is getting rich off the promotion of a global hoax called global wa...er..uh..climate change.

Maybe she just lost repect for him. I know I would.

Pris

Anonymous said...

"The reason the oil spill is as bad as it is is thanks to the crazy leftist thinking that we can not drill in easily accessible places, we have to go a mile deep."

Mona is really on the beam with that.

Thanks!

Even so, wouldn't it be better to drill at ANWAR than ANYWHERE in the ocean?

~ FreeThinke

beamish said...

Speaking of 1917 and the deaths, have you capitalists taken responsibility for World War I and the catastrophe brought on by the fall of the gold standard and the ensuing deaths in WW II. Few skeletons in your closet. Interesting that 1917 would not have been possible without the crisis of imperialism and the gold standard in the capitalist west.

Once again, Ducky demonstrates why Marx's knee-slapper "the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" has more to do with the leftist inability to stay awake in history class than any sociological analysis.

For your education, Ducky, World War I began as aftershock of the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s, which in turn was an aftershock of the Napoleonic Wars, which were the proto-fascist product of your fellow left-wing terrorists under Robespierre in the French Revolution. World War II began with the left-wing labor activists under Hitler's Nazi Party attributing Germany's loss in World War I to betrayal by "Jewish international bankers" in that perennial anti-Semitic "Judaism = Capitalism" slur championed by leftists since the days of Proudhon, Marx, and Bakunin.

Without leftism, we'd all be too busy doing our own pursuits of happiness without delusional deadbeats trying to sell us what they think is best at the point of an AK-47.

Sorry, Ducky. Leftists have monopolized terror and bloodshed since Robespierre's sophistry led to beheadings.

FrogBurger said...

Wow Ducky you need to go back to school. Beamish is right.

See I got to study French and European history for quite a long time when I went to school.

Did you also question why the Weimar Republic failed? Did you question Bismarck's policies and their role in that?

Oh did you question your Catholic friends and the Zentrum party in their support of the national *socialist* Hitler?

Nice one Ducky. Keep trying twisting your ignorance to make it sound like intelligence. Ain't working.

beamish said...

Just thought I'd turn up the neon lights on Ducky's plagiarism of his fellow leftist Hitler on blaming World War I on "capitalism."

They never seem to goosestep away from the party line, do they Frogburger?

FrogBurger said...

Nice little table for Ducky about murders by collectivists

IT doesn't include genocide by Robespierre or obviously marxist fascists like Hitler, Mussolini or even the French socialist Pierre Laval.

Keep being proud Ducky. In the meantime, I'll take the blame for the oil spill.

FrogBurger said...

Yes Beamish. Pretty one that an American got indoctrinated so badly. He should have moved to North Korea or something like this for a while. But no America is nice, cozy and allow freedom of speech even when you have no clue what you are talking about. And you get to enjoy ALL the arts. Not the official ones.

FrogBurger said...

Meant "pretty sad that" and not "pretty one".

FairWitness said...

I am not buying it, Z. Who's the mistress? His (not-so-) poor, long-suffering wife, Tipper. Imagine spending 40 years with a blowhard like Al Gore? Hell on "Earth in the Balance" I'd say.

Impertinent said...

Funny thing that hasn't been mentioned yet...and it's not for me to be a..ummm..."People mag conspiracy theorist". But I couldn't help but notice and remember that Al...just bought a multi million dollar house in...ahhhh..."Al and Tipper Gore have picked up a $8.875M luxury getaway in Montecito, CA; a swanky zip code that has attracted big name residents like Oprah Winfrey, Steve Martin, and Kirk Douglas. Records show that the approximately 6,500 sq. foot home boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a large pool house, 6 fireplaces, wood framed french doors, and carved stone detailing throughout.

And all this was only around the 18th of May. So either Tipper objected to Al's new pad...or Al objected to Tippers objection over his infatuation with west coast...ahhhh.....hollywood loons that have always fawned over him as if he were James Cameron?

Rock on Al...Lindsey Lohan awaits you. Ya dirty ole redneck at heart.

beamish said...

Rock on Al...Lindsey Lohan awaits you. Ya dirty ole redneck at heart.

I gotta stand back in awe of how f-ing hilarious Impertinent's comment is.

He nailed it.

Z said...

"I would think it's not easy to keep a straight face when your husband is getting rich off the promotion of a global hoax called global wa...er..uh..climate change.

Maybe she just lost repect for him. I know I would. Pris"

Pris, you have SUCH A WAY OF THINKING...I envy you. Well said, my friend..xx

Imp: My first thought was that big ol' house they just bought, too....odd that they'd just break up now because things had been going bad...for two MONTHS? This must have been coming and let's see who moves in WITH him, huh?
If I were Tipper, I'd be dancin' a JIG.

FrogBurger, you are on a ROLL and i like it !! Keep punchin'...you're more American than most Americans I know!

Z said...

Beamish, what a compliment to IMP, coming from YOU. That DID rock, I have to admit!! Just the very picture...

BLECH PTUI!!! HAAAA!

beamish said...

I try to be funny. Sometimes I'm successful. But Imp's distillation of the essence of scathing wit has me - still - rolling on the floor.

There's comedy gold in them thar Hollywood Hills.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Z..we dont have all the facts yet but rest assured..he will be with a younger woman in no time flat!

Karen Howes said...

Heh... for once, I like Ducky's comment. :-)

Anonymous said...

Z, Thanks my friend.

Imp and Beamish, you keep things hoppin'. We all need a laugh, and you never disappoint!

Pris

Anonymous said...

Duck,
I find it curious that you list moving from the gold standard as a right wing thing. Isn't the gold standard about as Randoid as you can get?

tio

Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to bet the farm that Ozone Al is basically asexual.

He's such a DORK.

~ FreeThinke

Ducky's here said...

That's a fascinating table, Froggy, and so well documented.

Is it from that dipstick Black Book which counts all the deaths during the civil war as attributable to the reds and also includes Russian war deaths as the responsibility of Communism.

Of course all would be well if Russia had just stayed under the czars, right Froggy? You know the line, "If the czar only knew about the starvation, he would end it."

Yeah, history is such a messy story but you seem to have it all broken down into absolute heroes and villains. Utterly naive.

But it's a nice chart, useless but the right needs things simple and without any complications. hey can't handle history's inevitable contradictions.

Elmers Brother said...

so take a million or two off duhkkky

I'm sure guys like Mao will still appreciate it

Elmers Brother said...

starving? eh...move to North Korea...they got more food than they need

Z said...

Elbro, keep sluggin'....you make such sense!

frogBurger said...

"Of course all would be well if Russia had just stayed under the czars, right Froggy? You know the line, "If the czar only knew about the starvation, he would end it."

Ah, I knew it. Why don't you go back to cavemen and accuse me of my being for the neanderthal ages.

It proves one thing: you cannot defend your points with valid arguments.

And it also means you think the millions of people killed by the Soviet Union were necessary because of the Czar.

Shame of you Ducky. You're definitely from the socialist/marxist/fascist dictatorial breed. You have nothing to do in the United States of America.

I advise you to seek asylum in North Korea.

FrogBurger said...

You actually have psychopath tendencies, which would be in line with defending Polanski, the Soviets and other criminals you defended. I think that's what you are. And again your avatar fits the bill.

Anonymous said...

What a sad, depressing thread! All of it. How low we've sunk. How unkind, cynical and shortsighted we've become. How spiteful, and hopelessly preoccupied with trifles.

Z said...

Anonymous, the Gores are 'trifles' the thread became fascinating and educational ....

Anonymous said...

This is amusing:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2010/06/01/cbs-decides-al-and-tippers-separation-fault-george-w-bush


~ FT

sue said...

growing apart after 40 years?

believe me it happens

but I think the growing apart
starts way before that

Anonymous said...

He bored her to death.

So-- who gets the new house in Santa Barbara?

Matisse

Z said...

Sue..that's why being surprised that it happens at 40 years makes sense...you're so right "but I think the growing apart starts way before that" It does happen earlier, doesn't it...
I guess there are many reasons people hang on that long and THEN do this, but not all women have the finances to, or the courage...and not all men want to give up their finances...or have the courage :-)
And, of course, it appears that either somebody found out someone's fooling around OR they've been planning this for some time......they just bought a NINE MILLION DOLLAR home in Monterey, CA, on the cliffs over the ocean.......so, they did together, in May, and all was cool and someone was lying..OR it's been planned and that's the home one of them will move to SINGLE.

Matisse...bored is right :-)

sue said...

z - I've always felt that now that women are more independent - having careers, etc. - makes the divorce rate higher. People used to think they had to tough it out, now they don't.