Sunday, March 29, 2009

Will Stupidity Ever Cease?

I'm not sure how many people have heard of Earth hour.  For those of you who haven't heard of it, it was a symbolic hour that took place yesterday evening at 8:30pm in which many people shut off their lights to recognize the threat of global warming.  But as we all know, there are plenty of naysayers out there that fail to see the writing on the wall.  I do agree that no one is really certain of what will happen, but hey, we should still look for alternative energy options and practice conservation methods at all cost.

However, today I was wasting some time browsing through the Crooks and Liars Blog and came upon an entry about some creative dissidents like this moron who believes himself to be so hilarious. He even wrote up his own pledge
"I do solemnly swear that I will honor Earth Hour by turning on every light in my residence at 8:30 p.m. on March 28, 2009, for one hour. God said, “Let there be light.” Who are we to argue?"
He also reassures those who chose not to turn on all of our lights that there is hope for killing the planet by posting;
"BTW, if you can’t turn on all your lights tomorrow night, you should at least take a leisurely drive to spew fossil fuels into the atmosphere or eat a nicely grilled (on charcoal) animal of some kind."

Another moron
that apparently worships Rush Limbaugh provides a great list of ways to cancel out Earth Hour with ideas such as burning tires and styrofoam.

The sad thing is I think these guys are serious. Even sadder is it's not just a few right-wing bloggers, but even Fox News manages to mock global warming and promote waste (I guess that really isn't surprising).  Beck shows this stunt which helps prove my point of the douchebag he really is.

I mean come on people, even if one doesn't believe in global warming, why promote waste.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Seed Starting (I hope it's not too early)

Earlier this week we finished planting most of our indoor seed starts. I still plan on starting some leeks, squash, pumpkins, and melons-the last three planned for mid April. This year we started them according to the moon. From what I have read, most plants (not bulbs or tubers) do best when started when the moon is in a water sign and in the first quarter. We started ours in Pisces just before the new moon. We did some moon planting last year which seemed to have decent results (perhaps it was just luck). Still, to me, it is interesting to keep track of the moon cycles and feel with the rhythm of the earth. My only hope is we didn't start the plants too early. Afterall, there still is over a foot of snow on the ground and although the days are noticeably longer, I look at the newly sprouted tomatoes and think "wow, am I really going to be able to plant these this year?" It really has been a long winter.