Have you heard about “Earth Hour”?
Earth Hour is an attempt by the Leftoid Nutroots to show us all how we can reduce our carbon footprint by going back to the Dark Ages, literally. For an hour Saturday night after sundown, we’re all to turn off our power and sit around in the dark.
No, I’m quite serious. God, how I wish I weren’t serious:
Some local environmentalists are joining millions around the world who hope they can make the earth go dark this Saturday night. They are “voting earth” by turning out all the lights in their homes on Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm. 34 sixth graders from Nazareth Hall Middle School have been working to spread the word about this grassroots campaign called Earth Hour.
Is it cheating if you use a flashlight? How about a candle? Or do we just have to lie quietly in the dark?
“It can raise awareness about energy that people use that they don’t need,” said Katie Cok, one of the students participating in Earth Hour. “If people use less energy just for one hour, they might realize they could reduce their global footprint and then influence other people to reduce their energy use. It could expand from there,” Sarah Cok said. Some suggested activities for Earth Hour participants include going for a walk, playing games by supervised candlelight, and telling spooky stories in the dark.
Yup — there’s a long-term sustainable plan to reduce your carbon footprint. We’ll just turn out our lights for an hour every Saturday night and sit in the dark, telling spooky stories. Very likely about President Obama’s financial Bailout plans.
More than 1,500 cities and towns across 80 countries are committed to turning out the lights Saturday night. The lights on Broadway will be dimmed for Earth Hour, and the neon lights on the Las Vegas strip will stop flashing. In Sydney, where Earth Hour began in 2007, every ferry in the city’s famous harbor will sound its horn at precisely 8.30pm to mark the beginning of Earth Hour in Australia.
Another great idea from prime Minister Kevin Rudd — so popular in Australia he’s known by the nickname, “KRUDD.”
Honest to G*d, if this isn’t the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in my life.
So, in honor of Earth Hour, I’m going to do what Rush Limbaugh suggested on his show today: