Saturday, January 09, 2010

An Icy Take on the Goracle

I'm sitting here this afternoon typing this brief entry as my all-new Energy Star-compliant heat pump cranks away endlessly. GEEZ, it's cold here in the DC Metro area. Meanwhile, oranges are in danger of freezing, sea turtles and iguanas are cold-shocked, and manatees are gathering around evil, polluting power plants attempting to stay warm in Florida. Meanwhile, no one seems to have heard a peep from North Dakota in awhile.

So to lighten things up a bit as we enter a new Ice Age, I though it fitting to offer you a photo of a unique Al Gore effigy crafted by some witty folks up in Fairbanks, Alaska, which knows from cold as they'd say in New Yawk. The bumbling, mendacious ex-Veep has apparently become something of a running gag up there, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
In what might become an annual tradition, an ice sculpture of former Vice President Al Gore has taken its place in front of Thrifty Liquor along Airport Way.
Lest you think that this, er, temporary exhibition is meant to honor the Goracle:
The two-ton “Frozen Gore” sculpture isn’t exactly a tribute. It’s a tongue-in-cheek critique of Gore’s vocal belief in man-made climate change, complete with hot air pouring out of his mouth.
This year’s version includes special effects, thanks to a system that pipes the exhaust from a Ford F-350 out of Gore’s open mouth. Compeau will fire up the truck periodically this winter to create the “hot air” effect.

Gotta love it. So much for cutting down on noxious effluents.

Flyover country is getting fed up to here with pompous, condescending lefties like the Goracle who live the high life while extracting money from our wallets and telling us to cut back on everything to "save the planet." Hope the voters still feel this way during the November elections.

Meanwhile, it's nice to have a chuckle for a change before we head into the final rounds of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi healthcare debacle next week.

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