March 27th, 2009


Earth Hour? Let’s make it Light Sunday

Джеймс Таранто, обозреватель Wall Street Journal, предлагает всем тем, кто не согласен с теорией глобального потепления, кто не желает платить ещё более высокие налоги, кто против социалистической медицины и против слабой внешней политика, включить свет у себя дома в воскресенье и не выключать его до тех пор, пока не ляжете спать.

Если вокруг никто не слушает безмолвного большинства, то хотя бы увидят его.

Я же думаю и во время этого часа включить все имеющиеся дома электролампочки. Ибо нефик!

A Web site called, apparently unconcerned about the carbon footprint of majuscules, urges global warmists to "VOTE EARTH BY SWITCHING OFF YOUR LIGHTS FOR ONE HOUR" starting at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. We were tempted to make fun of this, as many people in the site’s comment section have done, but then we remembered what President Obama said about cynics who fail to understand that the ground has shifted beneath them. So instead of being consumed by the stale political argument that this protest is silly, we’re going to do something positive: organize a counterprotest.

Reader, if you are against global-warming hysteria, high taxes, socialized medicine and a weak foreign policy, Sunday is your day. Show how you feel about the issues by turning on your lights in the evening and leaving them on until you go to bed. If you go out for a drive after dark, make sure you turn your headlights on too.

Granted, the EarthHour people have a head start on us. They started planning this months ago, whereas we’re giving you all of 48 hours notice. Yet we think the outlook is bright for this effort. Tell your friends, tell them to tell their friends, and so on, and we’ll bet millions of people across the country will turn their lights on Sunday night.

If no one will listen to the silent majority, let’s at least make sure they see us.

Mirrored from Весёлые деньки.