Curmudgeon Inhofe throws himself in path of upcoming Live Earth concert

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One of the most exciting outcomes of the mid-term election thrashing of the Republicans was that we’d no longer have to listen to the outrageous ranting of Senator Jim “global warming is a hoax” Inhofe as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Unfortunate for us, Inhofe is still getting quite a bit of ink as the minority chair of the EPW.

Unfortunately for Inhofe, he is having to take more and more desperate actions to get his global warming denier message out to the public.

The lastest last gasp attempt by Inhofe is an announcement today vowing to stall the upcoming “Live Earth: the concert for a climate crisis” event set to take place on Capitol Hill in July. The free-to-the-public concert is a collaboration between Al Gore and Kevin Wall, the creator of other socially-conscious concert events like Live Aid and Live 8. Inhofe claims the event is partisan and runs counter to rules disallowing partisan events from being staged on the Capitol Mall.

So here’s a challenge for all our readers in Washington, DC. There is no doubt the concert will go ahead, despite Inhofe’s ramblings. So what we here at DSBlog are more interested in knowing is whether Inhofe’s young-buck of a Communications Director, Marc Morano, can resist attending the free outdoor rock concert. Check here for a photo of Morano. If somebody can send DSBlog a photo of Morano rocking in out at the Live Earth concert, we’ll send you a DSBlog swag bag with t-shirts, stickers and some iTunes cash.

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmog. He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning. Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks. Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder. Prior to DeSmog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health. In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications. Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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