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Inhofe's Al Gore igloo

By Juliet Eilperin
In this most wintry of Washington winters, those Al Gore jokes were only a matter of time.

The family of the most prominent skeptic of climate change in Congress, Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), built an igloo on Capitol Hill and named it in honor of Gore, the environmentalist/Oscar recipient/Nobel Prize winner who has committed his life to addressing the dangers of global warming. And in case an article about the igloo in Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill" wasn't enough, Inhofe posted more photos on his Facebook page.

No word on whether they'll expand the igloo into a building on the scale of Sweden's Ice Hotel in the aftermath of this week's second snowstorm.

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Juliet Eilperin

 |  February 9, 2010; 10:25 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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What is wrong with our nation! A 14 year old boy, makes a joke and his family is labeled as "inbred hillbillies". Jimmy and Molly are honorable, caring parents.

Why should I be surprised? Global warming is substantiated with faulty research. Why would folks like Keith Olberman have any problem making faulty claims that the Raperts are "the worst parents"?

When did we stop caring about truth?

Posted by: Michele63 | February 10, 2010 9:49 AM
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Al Gore and Jim Inhofe have more in common than they will ever know. Both of them are hucksters who have done immeasurable harm to the cause of Global Climate Change. By focusing on the misnomer "global warming" they have managed to shift the debate from centennial trends of climate change to individual weather events.

Al Gore deserves all the jokes and abuse heaped upon him. He was in his glory as a global warming boob when he famously said during a summer heat wave in Washington, "Can anyone now deny that global warming is happening?" Inhofe deserves the same level of contempt. The only difference I can perceive between the two is that at least Inhofe lives in a house with a fraction of the carbon footprint that Al Gore's has. Nobel Prize my butt. He deserves the Hypocrite of the Decade Award.

Posted by: hisroc | February 9, 2010 12:13 PM
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Former Vice-President Al Gore never said that we shall suffer no more from Nor'esters that dump 30 inches of wet snow in 24 hours. Lord be! He said the overall sweep of the temperature curve is upward. A heat wave of 10 days in July...a 30-inch snowfall in February...neither proves anything: it is the OVERALL TREND that is what concerns thoughtful, science-minded people like Al Gore and so many others. A word to the good Senator Inhofe: "Gullible and unscientific I am not!" Clyde McDowell, RN

Posted by: clydemcdo | February 9, 2010 12:04 PM
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Hah! Gore "devoted his life!" HahHahHahHah! He's devoted his life to raking in the bucks through whatever manipulation he can, and he found a bunch of suckers in Hollywood and Norway. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Posted by: LT369 | February 9, 2010 10:51 AM
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