Dearth hour

Byline: | Category: Environment | Posted at: Friday, 27 March 2009

As in, for one hour tomorrow night thousands of people around the world will demonstrate a dearth of common sense.

How am I participating?  Exactly the way the World Wildlife Federation told me to:

We are asking people to vote with their light switch,” said Dan Forman, a spokesman for World Wildlife Fund.

“For every light they turn off, it is in effect a vote for action on climate change.”

I had intended to ignore this inanity, political stunts being so vacuous and all.  But now that I’ve been informed that this is an election, I have to vote.  So I’m voting “no”.  Or, in Forman’s words, I’m casting 70 votes against action on climate change.  Since there are 70 light switches in our house and more than 250 individual light bulbs, that’s a total of more than 15,000 watts of light, more than enough to offset the savings of a small block of houses.  (But still less than neighbor Al Gore uses just to find the bathroom in the middle of the night.)

So don’t worry.  While you stumble through the blackness tomorrow night, Casa del Krumm will be your beacon of brilliance in a dark and ignorant world.

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4 Responses to “Dearth hour”

  1. Tregonsee Says:

    I just bought 2 floodlights which I have been needing for my American flag. Their inaugural use will be my celebration of Human Achievement Hour Saturday night.

  2. Sean Braisted Says:

    I had intended to ignore this inanity, political stunts being so vacuous and all.

    Yeah, maybe they should do something serious, like have a “tea party” where white kids dress up as Disney Indians.

    Ed: Just for you, Sean, I might have to leave the lights burning an extra hour.

  3. Andrew_M_Garland Says:

    There is no need to vote. The failure to build substantial generating capacity (coal, oil, and nuclear) and the policy to take all profit out of non-green energy, will vote for us.
    Use tomorrow night’s occasion to practice what to do during random blackouts.

    Magic Power

    Could the nerds give us cheap power if they wanted to?

  4. steve bourg Says:

    Bob: Re: “Dearth Hour”….You ARE brilliant!! Get it? Seriously, these climate-change freaks are something. Their “BigBrother”, the U.N., has published a paper they will distribute in Europe next week for talking points, to “facilitate” the discussion of climate change actions. Bob, these freaks do not CARE how damaging the actions will be to economies. Our Senate voted 97-0 in 1997 to NOT ratify Kyoto because it would damage our economy AND because China and India were exempted. Why doesn’t anyone refer to this now?? It seems the tide has turned. But back to the U.N.’s MEMO… is nonsensical, AND dangerous, at the same time. Quite a feat. Seems our Democrats in the U.S. are signing on to it more and more. Our idiots in Annapolis Maryland are passing the carbon-reduction law right now. O’Malley will sign it next week. Should be called, Economic Destruction Act.