“You’re ridiculous!”

From THINK PROGRESS:

Back in September, godfather of global warming deniers Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) announced that he would be going to the U.N.’s climate change summit in Copenhagen this week to present “another view.” “I think somebody has to be there — a one-man truth squad,” he said. His “truth squad” later expanded to three, with Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) joining in.

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Inhofe did travel to Copenhagen however — with a single staffer and when he got there, all he could muster was an “impromptu” press conference and spent a grand total of two hours in the Danish capital.


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From POLITICO:

COPENHAGEN — Sen. Jim Inhofe flew across the Atlantic and — on little sleep — braved the snow, the cold and the dark to deliver his skeptical message at the international climate conference.

What he found when he got here: a few aides and a single reporter.

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The ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hoped to spread two messages in Copenhagen: Global warming is a hoax, and there’s no way the Senate is going to pass a cap-and-trade bill.

But it was early morning when he arrived at the Bella Center, and the halls were still half-deserted.

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The senator didn’t have any meetings scheduled in Copenhagen, and he did not see chief U.S. negotiator Todd Stern or the members of the House delegation, who were not scheduled to fly in until later in the afternoon.

But Inhofe’s aides eventually rustled up a group of reporters, and the Oklahoman — wearing black snakeskin cowboy boots — held forth from the top of a flight of stairs in the conference media center.

“We in the United States owe it to the 191 countries to be well-informed and know what the intentions of the United States are. The United States is not going to pass a cap and trade,” he said. “It’s just not going to happen.”

A reporter asked: “If there’s a hoax, then who’s putting on this hoax, and what’s the motive?”

“It started in the United Nations,” Inhofe said, “and the ones in the United States who really grab ahold of this is the Hollywood elite.”

One reporter asked Inhofe if he was referring to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Another reporter — this one from Der Spiegel — told the senator: “You’re ridiculous.”

Inhofe ignored the jab, fielded a few more questions, then raced to the airport for the nine-hour flight back to Washington.

After Inhofe left, some reporters were still a bit confused about what had happened and who he was.

“His name is Inhofe,” a German journalist told a Japanese reporter, “but I don’t know if it’s one or two f’s.”

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10 responses to ““You’re ridiculous!”

  1. well kids, i managed to slap together a new post, but i haven’t slept in 2 days, and i literally can barely see. going back to bed. you kids behave yourselves.

  2. Two F’s … one in his name, and the other for whatever use you can imagine … ; – )

  3. writechic

    Well, that’s not embarrassing for America.

    (Feel better, Nonnie!!)

  4. Get some sleep, Nonnie. Maybe you’ll wake up and find out that this has all been some surreal nightmare. It sure as Hell sounds like one.

    By the way, the poor don’t exist either. The Belgians made them up.

  5. Make that 2 “f’s”, as in~

    He sure effed up.

    Then again whole whole outcome was billed as a sham.

    The 2 biggest polluters agreed to not require or validate any particular thing.

    All they needed was a Mad Hatter & a Rabbit to have the complete the debacle.

    Think of all the money & carbon emissions they could save by teleconferencing to do nothing.

  6. Excellent layout, Nonnie. Hope you feel better soon.

    ;>)

  7. Oklahoma, the Sooner state. Most folks don’t realize that slogan originated here in Texas. We’d sooner they stay in Oklahoma. Sleep & heal.

  8. kaylaspop

    More like Asshofe (1 or 2 f’s, no difference)

  9. I’m glad he was ignored. It was the treatment he deserved.

  10. Pingback: “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.” | HYSTERICAL RAISINS

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