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.


At 3:14 PM, Blogger The Fool said...

That really is dismaying. People are such stupid creatures. According to such logic, we should just puncture the oil tanks at Drift River Terminal so we don't have to worry about an environmental disaster anymore. What's this world coming too? Is it just going to be one sarcastic End-of-the-World party from here on?

At 2:01 AM, Blogger Carla said...

That's really sad. I feel like saying uneducated morons. But I guess that's what our society is based on...all these bail outs, more waste, encouraging us all to spend more money on all kinds of things we don't need. Perhaps I'm misguided, but I'm with you, their logic just doesn't cut it.

At 2:20 PM, Blogger BurdockBoy said...

It seems many people want to fulfill some sort of prophecy.If the world is to end who are we to stand in the way is how some people believe.

BTW thanks for keeping us up to date on Mt Redoubt. We hear a bit about it on the news, but much seems to be left out.

We still seem to be caught up in a society of waste. I was hoping with the increased energy prices of last year we would look more conservation. But when you have yahoos like these, it almost seems as though we are going backwards.

At 4:44 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

These people enjoy the attention be it negative or positive. I see them every day driving around in oversized SUV's to prove some little point. They are selfish and will hopefully come back as some fragile species like the frog:)

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Mone said...

...everybody knows that darkness leads to crime????? WTF!!!!
Without words...

At 9:32 AM, Blogger BurdockBoy said...

I believe you're right, but I can't help but detect the logic equivalence of a fifth grader in these people's posts. They seem so childish. Read the comment section of the readers of the first moron.....

Great logic, eh? I also like the guys logic that if we conserve energy for this hour our rates would go up.


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