Gore climate concert kicked off of Capitol grounds

In a decision that sent discordant music wafting toward Al Gore’s ears, a group of Republican senators has put the kibosh on using the Capitol grounds for a gigantic climate-change-awareness concert this summer. The group — led, not surprisingly, by climate skeptic James Inhofe (R-Okla.) — blocked a resolution authorizing Gore to use the area as the North American venue of his 7/7/07 Live Earth shows. The move was justified, Inhofe declared through a spokesperson, because the event would be “highly partisan.” Because as everyone knows, global warming affects only Democrats. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) spoke for all of the groovy people: “It’s dangerous enough to deny science; it’s sheer lunacy to deny song.” In less loony news, the Goracle will receive the 2007 International Emmy Founders Award in November for his role in launching young-adult-focused Current TV and for spreading awareness about global warming. Really, he’s been doing that? Who knew?