March 28, 2008

The SDA Earth Hour Offset Project

Mock the difference they won't make - increase your impact on our earth's resources.

For my part, I plan to head out to the garage, install the spark plugs, and kick.


So here's your chance! Share how your family plans to nullify any and all Earth Hour generated CO2 reductions in the comments. And should you capture the special moment to Youtube or digital still, pass it along, and I'll update with a feature post on the weekend.

Update... And while we wait, the Earth Hour polls go horribly wrong...

Posted by Kate at March 28, 2008 4:35 PM

I'm going on a photo shoot.

Using medium format film.

Which will be developed in environmentally unfriendly chemicals.

And I'll do this all from the window of my 1990 Ford F-150 truck.

That burns oil.

And that I'll be happy to leave idling while I'm busy with my camera.

I'll do all this whilst slurping coffee from a styrofoam cup.

Afterwards I'll scan the negs and make some prints.

On baby seal skin.

Posted by: Sean McCormick at March 28, 2008 5:07 PM

I should have my truck fixed by 8:00pm tomorrow. Maybe I'll take 'er for a boot. For testing purposes, y'know.

Posted by: The Phantom at March 28, 2008 5:16 PM

Well I don't have a truck or a bike, but I plan to have all the lights on and fire the BBQ on the balcony to generate some carbon, as well as a couple of BBQ chickens.

Posted by: Fred at March 28, 2008 5:24 PM

Just wanted to point out how important it is for us "climate change deniers" to turn on as many lights as possible: we need to maintain a balanced load on the electrical grid, so that it doesn't fail when all the Suzuki acolytes flip their lights and whatnot back on all at once.

Just providing a public service, at my own expense. You're welcome.

Posted by: Dutch Canuck at March 28, 2008 5:26 PM

Tire fire .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at March 28, 2008 5:26 PM

My Ford diesel will be running for the full hour (with the lights on and every light in the house on). As an added blight I will fire up the 2STROKE sled just to get some of that wonderful 2 stroke aroma wafting through the neighbourhood. Hell, I might even fire up the chainsaw and the whipper snipper too. Unfortunately my mower is still in storage and I'm too lazy to go get it out yet. Oh yeah, I'll be opening beers also which should be releasing additional CO2 into the atmosphere. It's so easy to piss of Screwzuki.

Posted by: johnboy at March 28, 2008 5:34 PM

I think I'll go run the KTM two-stroke dirtbike for an hour!

Posted by: DirtCrashr at March 28, 2008 5:37 PM

As I won't be home but at a hockey game I will just have to turn on all of my lights TVs computers printers etc until I get home which will mean everything will be turned on for about 8 or 9 hours as its about a 1 1/2 hour drive to the city

Posted by: brett at March 28, 2008 5:46 PM

I did my part by drilling a well with an osmosis nitrogen system that burned something like 9000 liters of diesel a day, plus the 1000 liters for the drililng rig, plus whatever the hauling trucks, vehicles, and light plants needed around the drilling lease used. Needless to say the fuel bill was something to look at!

That was over 10 days of course!

Posted by: theredsuit at March 28, 2008 5:46 PM

This should take the *Cake*..

Sometimes I think our friend Xeni from Boing Boing TV is having a little too much fun. I mean, is cruising down the Berkeley streets in electric vehicles shaped like . . . CC rider?

Wait till you see what CC stands for.

Scroll down 4 to the gal in sunlasses, BBtv, just after the the Sattelite TV installer shoots hole in wall and snuffs wife. = TG

Posted by: TG at March 28, 2008 5:48 PM

Thanks for the reminder Kate. I really should test and tune ol' Smokey (the Briggs & Stratton) this weekend.
Of course, at this rate it'll be late May before all the snow's off the lawn---but like they say: Why wait till spring?---do it now!

Posted by: wingwalker at March 28, 2008 5:51 PM

Living within spitting distance of Toronto, we have been bombarded with this propaganda for many weeks now.
In recognition of this holy hour, this family will illuminate all their incandescent lights and make certain the dishwasher and clothes drier are functioning to full capacity at that time.
I was also considering running the lawnmower during this period but opted for the snowblower instead. It is a Toro 2-stroke and has much more impact on the environment than the other gas-driven appliances.
I have been assured by friends that they are planning similar actions.

Posted by: Hector Mauvaise at March 28, 2008 5:54 PM

Saturday night 8 pm I will be sitting under a bank of fluorescents watching the Leafs-Habs, running both desktop computers, my laptop, and my DVD recorder.

If enough snow melts off the deck I'll get out there and barbeque up some yummy stuff for me and some pollutants for the air. Then I'll quaff a fine beer shipped in from far away - perhaps a Westmalle Tripel or an Aventinus Weizenstarkbier.

I just bought a single avocado (from Mexico, ¡por supuesto!) in order to climatize myself to the delish qualities of guac in time for our trip to Mexico later next week. I simply must put on the pounds to make those jet engines work harder.

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at March 28, 2008 6:00 PM

Perhaps, just prior to the holy hour I will visit the local home depot and stock up on incandescents. 100 watters of course

Posted by: johnboy at March 28, 2008 6:02 PM

I will BBQ some ribs for about three hours. Light a big fire in my fireplace and keep it going all week-end. I will wear shorts and a t-shirt around the house to compensate for the extra heat and leave a couple of windows open.

I will also Leave all three of my computers running all week end. I will also leave all my lights on and drive my 1989 oil burning dodge van everywhere I can think of this week-end.

I will rent movies and watch them each evening.

I will also enjoy some scotch a few Cuban cigars.

I will also leave my treadmill running in case I get the urge to hop on and take a walk.

Best I can do to celebrate the wonders of oil, gas and electric power.

Posted by: John West at March 28, 2008 6:05 PM

What's the serial number on that bike?

Posted by: Sounder at March 28, 2008 6:11 PM

I plan on flying 4400 KM's in a pollution spewing Boeing 737 to a tropical location...where I will hop onto another smaller, less fuel efficient plane until landing on a small caye in the Caribbean. After a couple of weeks of my carbon "footprint" spread around the general area, I'll return in the same pollution spewing airplanes as I arrived in...I prefer to call this a vacation.

Posted by: albertabuck at March 28, 2008 6:15 PM

Sheesh you guys have a lot of money to waste! I'm not going to change my habits one bit, but I'm not going to go out of my way to pollute either.

Posted by: ld at March 28, 2008 6:27 PM

Check out the poll gone horribly wrong here.

Posted by: John West at March 28, 2008 6:31 PM

How can all you guys be so awful to spoil Earth Hour? Oh you bad people! Hahahahahahaha.

I am going to turn on a whole bunch of heavy-drain electrical appliances and watch the little wheel behind the glass on the power meter. I expect to see it spin so fast that it breaks free and takes off into orbit. That is to do my part to offset the measurable consumption of electricity. I also plan to fire up my older camper van with a four barrel carburetor. If I pull the choke on, it will belch a great deal of noxious gases and I hope the cloud blows over to that pompous ass suzuki and chokes him up and makes him puke. I also have a couple huge piles of Jack Pine that I would like to burn and I will do that if I can get them started with a mixture of old gasoline and used oil. There is so much snow that I may not be able to even get to them. This is despite global warming blah blah blah, drivel. If I can get to these huge piles, the flames will be visible from Deslisle so look North Kate!

Posted by: PistonBroke at March 28, 2008 6:37 PM

i ordered a carload of coal for the occasion to melt the ice on the driveway.

Posted by: reg dunlop at March 28, 2008 6:48 PM

What I find interesting about this is the time that they chose. Sunset in Calgary is 8:02 PM with civil twilight ending at 8:35 PM. So half of the time you don't need to turn on the lights. If I remember I will be looking to see how much time of the hour I would need a light. Maybe I'll go for a drive in my SUV during that time.

Posted by: Brad Groat at March 28, 2008 6:49 PM

Hopefully, I'll be driving my fuel-efficient Honda Civic to my place of employment, where I'll be working OT for double the normal rate. Once there, I'll be moving large numbers of aircraft burning large amounts of Jet-1 fuel in and around Winnipeg. In short, I'll be doing exactly what I'd normally be doing. Which, I think, is more to the point.

Ignore symbolism, good or bad.

Posted by: Yukon Gold at March 28, 2008 6:49 PM

I'm eating lots of home made beans and pork. This is great for making green house gases. I best keep away from open fires. But do like the beans. The house will also be bright. The lemmings can put that in their ear.

Posted by: Ken E. at March 28, 2008 6:54 PM

Another poll going horribly wrong :-)

Thanks tim blairites.

Posted by: RW at March 28, 2008 6:59 PM

Let's call it Lighten your Darkness hour and turn on every freaking light possible.

Posted by: Liz J at March 28, 2008 7:01 PM

I'm turning on the lights... even the one under the stairs. But to be just a little responsible, none of them will be those compact fluorescents (they're full of Mercury you know) ;)

Posted by: Zip at March 28, 2008 7:01 PM

For the first time in the 14 years I have been in this house, every light in every room will be on.

The reasons I never had them all on before? Firstly, I find it very difficult to be in more than one place at a time. Secondly, I am one cheap SOB!

I also intend to cook a late meal and have the DVR, DVD player and XBox running, as well as the gaming PC and this laptop.

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2008 7:02 PM

Obviously I'm going to turn everything on.

Then, I'm going to plug my bass into my brand-new David Eden stack and give the neighbourhood an hour-long bass solo. A screaming "all the hate 'n' pain in the universe is goin' into this solo" solo, with every effect I have plugged in and cranked.

If I get tired I'll just leave it next to the amp and let it feed back at 130 decibels for a little while.

I suppose that, in a single concession to Earth Hour, I'm going to unplug my phone so I can't hear anybody complaining. Also I'm locking the door and leaving the freezer open.

Posted by: Darrell at March 28, 2008 7:05 PM

How did I forget!

The temperature will also be set to "swim trunks in the house" levels. Furnace oil might not be cheap, but we all gotta do our part!

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2008 7:08 PM

I'll have every light in the house burning brightly.

Posted by: Brent at March 28, 2008 7:08 PM

Ken E; Baked beans. Now that's what I call committment. Hope you're not married, or at least that it's girls night out.

Posted by: bob c at March 28, 2008 7:12 PM

A drunk (known to me) passed out in his car on my acreage while it was running...does that count?

As I've always said, if a lefty wants to remain breathing on my property, I require a carbon tax for their CO2 emissions.

Finally, if 'Earth Hour' cuts down enough CO2 emissions -- insert Bob Saget-style 'laugh' track here -- to kill or harm my plants in any way, I'm gonna take a page from the lefties and sue.

Posted by: Gen. Lee Wright at March 28, 2008 7:12 PM

Turn on the dryer, the stove, the oven, all the lights, go out in the garage, crank up the electric heat, do a bit of welding I've been putting off, and oh, yeah, turn on the air conditioning.
Ive got a bunch of old incandescent bulbs around here too, I should swap them back in for the hour as well.
I should go down to the local laundromat and throw a couple of quarters in every dryer there.

Posted by: Stan at March 28, 2008 7:21 PM

the dated, highly inefficient self cleaning oven hasn't been run for a few months so she'll get fired up, I usually dread using it but not this time

Posted by: kelly at March 28, 2008 7:22 PM

i intend to drink beer and eat texican style chili all day...then when it's time to walk the dog i reckon i'll be able able to blow a hole in the ozone bigger than superduper K-man's amour propre.

Posted by: john begley at March 28, 2008 7:28 PM

I am going to turn on all the lights in the house,
do laundry, and bake cookies.And, since my husband still hasn't taken down the outside Christmas lights, I plan on plugging them in at 8:00 p.m.

Posted by: C. Tremblay at March 28, 2008 7:29 PM

I plan to eat two, count 'em, two cans of pork and beans, add some Bourbon and then proceed to even out the methane of those cattle down the street.

Question: Would this count as a Fruit of the Loom offset credit?

Posted by: Blazing Saddles at March 28, 2008 7:30 PM

Sheesh you guys have a lot of money to waste!

ld, we'll be saving money. The power companies are always suggesting that we run dishwashers, washers, dryers, etc. during low demand periods, which in turn cost them less to supply electrons, so what could be a lower demand period than when all the doofuses are tripping in the dark?

Posted by: Kathryn at March 28, 2008 7:31 PM

The Mayor of my town actually stated on Radio that she's going to be driving around town (2000 people) and knocking on doors that aren't dark.

Good, that will give me time to light the wood stove, bag up those useless energy efficient bulbs that are 500 times more toxic than the old ones. Don't break those puppies, the toxie level of mercury is 500 times higher than saftely allows (according to Harvard's science department).

At least the leftards aren't calling it Global Warming any more now they refer to it as Climate Change. Ah the left and their little scams for my money, funny little critters their ilk believe the lies and demand I pay for the solution.

Posted by: Rose at March 28, 2008 7:37 PM

This Earth Hour stuff is total garbage.
If all those 24 percenters are so committed, why don't they do it all the time?

Posted by: Ed at March 28, 2008 7:42 PM

If it's sunny and warm, I think I'll plug my Stratocaster in, turn the amp to 11 and play the Star Spangled Banner for my neighbours.

Posted by: Okanagan at March 28, 2008 7:47 PM

I'm going up to the yard.

Run the truck all night at about 1100 RPM.

That should make up for a few of us.

All lights on, fans, TV.

Hell, might even go down to the adult toy sto...........ahhhh nevermind.

Posted by: Nightmare at March 28, 2008 7:52 PM

For F*** sakes.

I just looked out the window and at my clock.

It's about 8PM.


You hippy flake morons.

Posted by: Nightmare at March 28, 2008 8:00 PM

Communism is better for the environment than capitalism. The patriotic citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will be helping the environment be turning off the lights not for one hour but for 23 hours. For the other hour in the day, we will experience our daily power failure which is secretly imposed by the imperialist US army which is occupying the land of our Korean brothers and sisters in the south.

Come visit Oompa-Loompaland this summer on Korea's sunny northeast coast.

Posted by: Kim Jong Il at March 28, 2008 8:16 PM

Communism is better for the environment than capitalism. The patriotic citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will be helping the environment be turning off the lights not for one hour but for 23 hours. For the other hour in the day, we will experience our daily power failure which is secretly imposed by the imperialist US army which is occupying the land of our Korean brothers and sisters in the south.

Come visit Oompa-Loompaland this summer on Korea's sunny northeast coast.

Posted by: Kim Jong Il at March 28, 2008 8:16 PM

Communism is better for the environment than capitalism. The patriotic citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will be helping the environment be turning off the lights not for one hour but for 23 hours. For the other hour in the day, we will experience our daily power failure which is secretly imposed by the imperialist US army which is occupying the land of our Korean brothers and sisters in the south.

Come visit Oompa-Loompaland this summer on Korea's sunny northeast coast.

Posted by: Kim Jong Il at March 28, 2008 8:17 PM

Excellent idea from the Grope & Flail, "Why not dig a moat around your house, fill it with glowing nuclear waste and hire a troupe of trained monkeys to perform while wearing electrically-charged power suits? "hmmm, now where did I put those damn monkeys...

Posted by: kelly at March 28, 2008 8:20 PM

Hey Okanagan;
Good idea, I'll hook up my steel guitar, crank up my Peavey, add nice reverb and open up the windows.
Too bad we couldn't link up. Vibrate the nation.

Posted by: Ed at March 28, 2008 8:33 PM

I was planning on trying to stop breathing during "Earth Hour" (since people exhale CO2), but, well, you know...

Instead, I'll exhale directly onto my house-plants, since plants convert CO2 into Oxygen and grow by the process.

After all, agricultural greenhouses pump in CO2 to accelerate the growth of plants.

This summer, I will continue my struggle to feed the world while reducing my CO2 footprint by breathing onto my tomatoes plants!

"Help feed the world: create CO2"

Posted by: aek at March 28, 2008 8:35 PM

When I think of Gore/Suzuki I know just where I would like to plant my carbon footprint.

Posted by: AbClipper at March 28, 2008 8:35 PM

I love the smell of my old 93 Polaris.....

Perfect reason to fire the old thing up, in my heated garage, with the still up Christmas lights on.

And If I remember, I will go to Starbucks(I hate the stuff) and buy a coffee from halfway around the world with sugar from halfway round the other side of the world and wash it down with some imported beer from the other-other side of the world.(sorry Kokanee, I will be back-I promise) kill two birds with one stone...I will do some laundry. My wife will think I am doing it for her. heh heh.

Posted by: jeff k at March 28, 2008 8:36 PM

I was planning on trying to stop breathing during "Earth Hour" (since people exhale CO2), but, well, you know...

Instead, I'll exhale directly onto my house-plants, since plants convert CO2 into Oxygen and grow by the process.

After all, agricultural greenhouses pump in CO2 to accelerate the growth of plants.

This summer, I will continue my struggle to feed the world while reducing my CO2 footprint by breathing onto my tomatoes plants!

"Help feed the world: create CO2"

Posted by: aek at March 28, 2008 8:36 PM

"turn the amp to 11"
"crank up my Peavey"

Damn, my Traynor tube amp's in the shop, I'll have to represent with my old 15 watt Roland with the six inch speaker. Not too sure how that'll sound, but it could be more annoying.

Posted by: christopher rivers at March 28, 2008 8:43 PM

Steve Paikin and his nutcase guests on The Agenda tonight are sitting around the studio with the lights off and candles burning.

While everyone's in the dark tomorrow, it would be a good time for me to pack up all those old chairs and extra bags of garbage sitting around because we only get to put out 2 bags every two weeks, shove them in my car and drive around until I get rid of them.

Posted by: muttsrus at March 28, 2008 8:52 PM

What's an "Earth Hour"?

Posted by: ferrethouse at March 28, 2008 8:54 PM

I will turn on my lights and keep my truck idling, which is illegal here in Free Ottawa. I call it civil disobediance, a la Ghandi. No lefty can argue with that rghetorical flourish.

Posted by: RW at March 28, 2008 8:55 PM

I will turn on my lights and keep my truck idling, which is illegal here in Free Ottawa. I call it civil disobediance, a la Ghandi. No lefty can argue with that rghetorical flourish.

Posted by: RW at March 28, 2008 8:55 PM

Sek has a good idea. Just do some [physical exercise during Power Hour, you will triple your personal CO2 production.

Posted by: RW at March 28, 2008 8:58 PM

Da Plan!

Rent a Herman nelson heater system - check
Thaw out pool - check
Heated water system install - check
Huge lights to enjoy the pool in the dark without bugs - check.
Carve out ice for drinks from neighbors clean snow -they don't' have a dog, with a blow torch - check.
Gassed up car will be running to play the music, deck radio stored in the shed, is still buried up to the door handle in snow, so you know, only got so much energy, can't melt all the snow in one fun afternoon!
BBQ Rotisserie Chicken will be basting for a couple of hours, taters too.
Of course we'll have a nice fire going in the fireplace for when we come inside and enjoy our tasty dinner.

p.s. We were careful not to harm the handy-dandy snowbanks reaching, er melted down to the rim of the pool, great place to rest the beer while you swim.

Posted by: ldd at March 28, 2008 9:03 PM

kate... that two stroke 'yamahammer' gets
you double 'carbon-emancipation' points.


Posted by: neo at March 28, 2008 9:10 PM

Kate, give it a rest.

If you don't want to turn off your lights nobody is making you. Inciting people to go and pollute to counter this event, that god-knows-why you feel threatened by, is just ridiculous.

I think its rather pointless in terms of initial impact myself, but it doesn't hurt to focus on ways of reducing energy use. In case you weren't aware, cutting down on electricity consumption need not be a strictly environmental issue. It's an economic and logistical one as well. Meeting electrical demand is relatively easy in Saskatchewan, but there are frequent difficulties doing the same thing in areas with higher populations (see california). As power grids are increasingly intertwined the ramifications for all become greater. Sound resource management doesn't have to bare the mark of partisan ideological dogma you're attempting to attach to it and not wasting something simply because we can is something I would hope all would embody.

But if you really want to spend money on burning a bunch of gas because you think you're making a point by being a glutton (a sin to many Christians), be my guest. At $1.20 a liter, the joke will certainly be on you and your minions.

Posted by: steve at March 28, 2008 9:13 PM

ferrethouse asked: What's an "Earth Hour"?

"Earth Hour is a tremendous global event and Ontario is proud to participate in it. From 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on March 29, 2008 many Ontario government buildings will turn off non-emergency lights to reduce energy use. All 67 000 Ontario public servants are encouraged to turn off their lights at home. I encourage all Ontario communities to join Earth Hour. Every single light makes a difference."

Dalton McGuinty, Liberal Premier of Ontario


With credentials like Dalton's, including his government's "Flick Off" program sponsorship, how could this socialist propaganda exercise be wrong?

Posted by: aek at March 28, 2008 9:16 PM

Maybe the do-gooders are just trying to get us ready for dark and dank cave-dwelling, once we get totally invaded by jihadists. How nice of them.

I would like to turn all the lights on in my house for that hour but I don't think my teenage daughter would let me get away with it.

Posted by: Soccermom at March 28, 2008 9:17 PM

At least there's one rational adult in your house, Soccermom. (Hint: it aint' you!)

Posted by: JohnnyRingo at March 28, 2008 9:31 PM

I'm putting my observance off until later that night -- between 2 and 5 am.

Posted by: Richard Ball at March 28, 2008 9:31 PM

We've upset Steve!!

Anyway, back to important things.

Bad idea RW!! The last time I worked out I had a heart attack. My oil burinin' furnace will do my CO2 emitting for me!

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2008 9:31 PM Christmas lights are still up..I guess I could plug them in for that hour. Just making sure they are in good working order before I take them down in..umm..June!

Posted by: GaryinWpg at March 28, 2008 9:36 PM

Just to prove it doesn't require much of a brain to get elected to Municipal politics the Mayor of our town suggested maybe they could ask the town Hydro to shut down for the hour!

Posted by: Liz J at March 28, 2008 9:36 PM

soccermom....just tell the little socialist twit to go sit in the dark of her room, WITHOUT the cell phone,ipod,etc for the next 24 hours. Just tell her it's to get her used to what she will be living in when the eco-nuts are done finishing off the economy.

Posted by: Justthinkin at March 28, 2008 9:39 PM

Come on Liz, don't leave us hanging! What town?

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2008 9:40 PM

Oh. And steve. Why don't you start practising what you preach,and get the h*ll off the 'puter. And hopefully Kate WILL stop "inciting"(what a twit you are steve)when the eco-nuts stop inciting the ruin of our way of life,but not their's.

Posted by: Justthinkin at March 28, 2008 9:43 PM

fer cryin out loud steve have you no sense of humor? It's fun, this is funny to some of us here.
Soccermom chances are the teenager won't be home between 8 and 9 on a Saturday you go girl!!

Posted by: kelly at March 28, 2008 9:43 PM

" Christmas lights are still up.."

This is a great idea, think how bright they'll be in the ignorant pagan darkness! I think it could be the beginning of a festive tradition. And a great excuse to leave them up until it's warmer.

Posted by: christopher rivers at March 28, 2008 9:46 PM

On Global tv tonight there was a report that the Vancouver Olympic committee wants residents of Vancouver to decorate their homes like Christmas; oops,sorry I mean festivus;and leave the lights on for the duration of the Olympics.

So much for the energy saved by the gullible who will sit in the dark Saturday evening with all appliances shut off.

Posted by: carlosroberto at March 28, 2008 9:46 PM

"Hint: it aint' you!)"

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have a man so dumb he can't spell "ain't" correctly.

Posted by: christopher rivers at March 28, 2008 9:48 PM

6 kids means...

At least 5 loads of laundry (in hot water)...
2 loads of dishes (full cycle)...
3 televisions on...
1 XBox being fought over...
2 computers running...
A boatload of lights on...
2 kid`s baths + 2 kid`s showers (before bedtime)...
All to be followed by 1 Extra large, super hot bubble bath for 2 (after bedtime)!

I think I`ll even barbecue our dinner.

Posted by: Wonder Woman at March 28, 2008 9:48 PM

You are totally humourless. Don't you get it? You have fallen into a trap, and you don't even know it.
The whole point is to piss off pompous asses like you. And don't trip over anything in the dark.

Posted by: Ed at March 28, 2008 9:49 PM

The one thing these eco-nazi-morons didn't take into consideration is this. If enough lemmings follow the pie-eyed piper of the World Whackjob Fund and turn the lights off, the sudden power spike caused when the lights are re-lit could trip transformer breakers everywhere and cause a major blackout.

Again, it's just another test to see if enough of the populace is suffering cerebral necrosis and thus falls for the propaganda and produces another 'virgin for the volcano'.

Posted by: Mike T at March 28, 2008 9:51 PM

Not upset at all, Jim. I usually don't get all revved up by chatter on internet blogs. Everyone has a 12 inch dick when they're typing to one another on the internet. My post ultimately suggested puzzlement that anyone takes issue with this hour.

Saving energy should be viewed as a good thing regardless of your political orientation. If you don't like having the western world tip toeing around Saudi Arabians as they imprison women for..god forbid, driving, then you may want to think twice about revving up the oil burning furnace. It would be nice to say that since Canada is an oil exporter that this doesn't apply, but it simply isn't so with the integration of our oil industry into world markets.

Posted by: steve at March 28, 2008 9:54 PM

For the first time ever, each light in our house (same house for 37 years) will be on, as well as all outdoor lights & the ones in the shop. Will keep the deck warm by firing up the barbecue. Was hoping to build a humongous bonfire in the firepit, but the approaching spring storm could make lighting the kindling difficult. Could always try soaking some logs in gasoline first.

Posted by: Buglady at March 28, 2008 10:04 PM

"Everyone has a 12 inch dick when they're typing to one another on the internet."
You ought to pull yours out of your ear. You look like a gas pump.

Posted by: Ed at March 28, 2008 10:10 PM

Let's do the math. 24 x 365 = 8760 hours per year. One hour is 0.0001% of a year.

You really have to applaud that kind of commitment and sacrifice.

Posted by: Kathryn at March 28, 2008 10:12 PM

I haven't laughed so hard for a LONG time! You people are all nuts and so funny. I can't believe how long it took someone (Steve) to pipe up in protest. The whole world need more humor and we have all done our part this evening (except Steve, he is far too serious).

Posted by: PistonBroke at March 28, 2008 10:16 PM

I know Steve, of course saving energy is a great ideal that's so obvious it's a given.

I know, we save money when we do.

The concept of this idea is stupid and we are ridiculing it. As we should.

It deserves to be ridiculed. Just like the yellow toilet water program the TO greenies are trying to fly... ugg. Something about if it's yellow - just mellow, and if brown make it go down, something like that. Where they say not to flush if you only pee... I tell you... If some adult pulled that in my home I'd be setting them pretty straight pretty quick. That or they'd better be hauling in their own snow melt to flush away their bio hazards EVERY time they go 'mellow yellow'.

Can you imagine? And the fools will burn more scented candles and or use more electrical scent spraying products to cover the odors, not to mention the risk to the little ones... oh just yuk!

These people need to live with just an outhouse for one winter, snap 'em right out of this nonsense.

Posted by: ldd at March 28, 2008 10:17 PM

Thanks for proving my point, Ed.

Posted by: steve at March 28, 2008 10:32 PM

Oh I'll probably just smash a few CFL's and call it a day.

Posted by: shaken at March 28, 2008 10:35 PM

2-stroke smoke. A breath of fresh air!

Posted by: Brian M. at March 28, 2008 10:43 PM

"Kate, give it a rest."
Steve, lighten up. When I first heard about Earth Hour, the "fire up the Christmas lights!" jokes started immediately. Most of the Christmas lights are LED, and don't really draw much, so our "civil disobedience" will make as much of an "initial impact" as your sitting in the dark. I think you are confusing satirizing (or is that lampooning?...) with whatever that was you said we were attaching to sound resource management. I think the pot might be calling the kettle dogmatic here.

Posted by: Squirrelly at March 28, 2008 10:53 PM

For my part, out here in the decidedly “non-progressive” Ottawa Valley countryside,* I intend to test my back-up generator system for an hour during Earth Hour - thus not only personally generating unnecessary additional power and light but also needlessly consuming precious hydrocarbons (bonus!).

Then I'm firing up my BBQ and enjoying some prime Alberta steaks accompanied by a bottle of Penfolds Cab Sauv in honour of our Aussie buds - the real Australians, not the twits in Sydney and Melbourne.

* Home to farmers, hunters, snowmobilers, ATVers and other unreconstructed real human beings who still have the necessary skills to use a rifle and a chainsaw.

Posted by: JJM at March 28, 2008 10:57 PM

Well, It's getting a little late for me STEVERINO.
I'm going to TURN ON the lights, and go to bed.

Posted by: Ed at March 28, 2008 11:03 PM

While I in no way wish to speak against any of the fun y'all are planning to have, personally, I plan to do nothing different than I otherwise would, which is, as far as possible, how I treat all stupid ideas.

Posted by: Vitruvius at March 28, 2008 11:06 PM

I'm not sure I'm ready for the commitment.

Would a Moon Hour be any shorter?

Posted by: Richard Ball at March 28, 2008 11:06 PM

"My post ultimately suggested puzzlement that anyone takes issue with this hour."

Oh Steve, you naive little fool.

Posted by: Robert in Calgary at March 28, 2008 11:10 PM

This the ghost of Ed speaking. I went to bed and died in my sleep. It was weird. I went through this long dark tunnel. It's usually white, but the light's were out because it was Heaven Hour.
When I finally got to heaven the lights went on.
Guess who met me. Not St. Peter, but 72 virgins. And here I am with a 12 inch dick!

Posted by: Ed at March 28, 2008 11:24 PM

Is this steve on SDA actually SSteve from one of the lib blogs? You know the guy who thinks that a chunk of ice falling off a glacier is a sure sign of global warming? The same SSteve who thinks we should all to something symbolic like turning off our lights rather than doing something substantive like ignoring the manmade scam in the first place. You know the SSteve who likes to put a few extra "K"s in front of our hostess' name? Enquiring minds would like to know.

If not then my appoligies steve even though I think you are being a bit silly in supporting earth hour.

Posted by: Joe at March 28, 2008 11:41 PM

This is leap year. Shouldn't Earth Hour be 61 minutes this year?

Posted by: Ed at March 28, 2008 11:48 PM

My Christmas lights, red around the north window and blue around the south window are on all the time. Leds don*t use much juice.

Funny thing; we all have lives, so the threats made here are just wishful thinking. The hour in question will come and go and we will all be doing the usual on a Saturday night.

If the nutbars who think turning things down for an hour claim any big event success then I for one remain a doubter. = TG

Posted by: TG at March 28, 2008 11:54 PM

I wonder what the serial number is on that motorcycle.

Posted by: a different Bob at March 28, 2008 11:57 PM

The right thing for us to do is exactly whatever we would have done anyway and ignore this silliness. However, if the idea is to thumb your nose at the moonbats, you have to be more creative than just turning on all the lights in your own house. They'll never notice that because they will be too busy sanctimoniously being little shadows in the dark.

What you need is a flat bed truck with no muffler and a bad smoky engine. On the flat bed is a big diesel generator hooked up to a dozen or so of those million candlepower searchlights. Now you go driving through your local granola belt neigbourhood honking the big horn just for good measure. You could have a big billboard on the back with bright lights that say "Happy Earth Hour, Hippies". Even though it's still only March, a supersized malathion mosquito sprayer going full blast might be appropriate too.

Actually, I think I'll just sit back with a good scotch and maybe listen to Vitruvius' late night selection for tomorrow. Perhaps he will find one suitable for the occasion.

Posted by: felis corpulentis at March 29, 2008 12:31 AM


Where did you get the idea that Earth Hour is about energy savings? That's peripheral to the principal stated reason, ie reducing our CO2 emissions with climate change in mind. Get with the program.

Earth hour is empty pointless symbolism. Even the small number of people who intend to power down for an hour aren't about to do it for any longer than that, nor to make it a consistent practise.

I think it's safe to say that people around here see pointlessness as stupid and a worthwhile target for mockery. Count me as one.

Posted by: bob c at March 29, 2008 1:18 AM

As a Tim Blair certified Illumination Activist I can't help but notice that we Canucks are way funnier than the Aussies...of course we have snow blowers and -30 whereas those tropical lads must make do with fall and electric lawn mowers.

Posted by: Jay Currie at March 29, 2008 3:33 AM

"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
"And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."

Genesis 1:3;4. (KJV)

"Earth Hour: Let there be dark"
"Tonight, enlightenment will come in a thousand points of darkness," (TO Red Star)

The choice: God, the Creator of Light and Life; or, gaia, the man-made goddess-idol of darkness and death.

Posted by: maz2 at March 29, 2008 7:04 AM

World Wildlife Federation (WWF) is/are the criminal sponsors of this fraud, Earth Hour; the MSM are WWF's accomplices/complicict/aiding/abetting in this crime.
The WWF/MSM and its employees in Canada must be investigated for endangering public security.

Police presence huge on Earth Hour
Saturday, March 29, 2008

The police force is committed to make its presence felt when Fiji observes Earth Hour from 8-9pm tonight.

Corporate Communications Officer Ema Mua says the force wants to ensure that no one takes advantage of the Earth Hour Initiative to break the law.

Mua says the National Operations Command Centre has designated senior officers to look into areas especially towns where criminal activities are likely to occur.

“A big number will be patrolling on foot and those who will be on motor vehicle.

“We also have the National Operations Command Centre on high alert for that one hour and all divisions will be on standby for that hour as well.

“We are focusing more on where crimes are mostly and densely occurs like Raiwaqa, Raiwai and even in the mid-city itself and in this case we will be increase our presence in all the places that we need to be,” she added.

Mua has warned individuals thinking of breaking the law tonight to think twice. ...- (fiji)

Posted by: maz2 at March 29, 2008 7:34 AM

"I live in a hood that has a high percentage of 'glowtards'."


Posted by: neo at March 29, 2008 8:30 AM

To be the devil's advocate somewhat in this thread, I think Earth Hour is good idea, but not for the reasons its being marketed. Any of you who have any interest in amateur astronomy will have likely heard of the Int'l Dark Earth initiative. This isn't a cabal of warped environmentalists, but a group which laments the loss of the night sky and the wonders that lie in it. Their beef is not the use of energy/lighting but the misuse of it.

They have programs for municipalities to aid them making their lighting task based rather than being distributed wherever it falls. It promotes shielded lights, directed fixtures etc when the light goes to where its needed, and not elsewhere. The goal, of course, is reduce the amount of light that heads off into the sky for no benefit and with the result of raising the illumination levels of the atmosphere. Anyone, esp you guys out west, know the benefit and beauty of a dark sky at night. Millions in cities have never seen it.

Cities that have embraced the concept have realized hydro cost savings as high as 58% - there are consistent findings that once lighting is properly shielded and directed, a much lower wattage bulb can be used. Yes this is about conservation, but more, this is simply about intelligent use.

Another area that needs looking at is architectural lighting. standing in the lobby of my office this week, I counted six light fictures doing nothing but shining light down the walls 15 feet in the air. Contributing nothing to the daylit ambient lighting of the lobby. The extent architectural lighting wastes hydro in Toronto, for example, has to be egregious.

We are all paying for this - in Ontario the hydro distribution and debt reduction charges far exceed the actual hydro usage. There can be an end to a ridiculous burden, with some benefits that all can enjoy as well.

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2008 8:34 AM

You have green grass? We have about 2 feet of snow on the ground in Ottawa. We're on the verge of breaking the snowfall record.

Posted by: Mark Bourrie at March 29, 2008 8:48 AM

I'm announcing an alternate event. March 29th. The day we flash our lights from earth and finally make contact. Do this in the name of science. In the name of man, er, humankind. Reach out to an extra-terrestrial. Say hello to Garth from Org.

Remember: not just lights-on, but lights flashing.

Any SDAer know how you say "hello" in Morse code?

Posted by: Richard Ball at March 29, 2008 8:54 AM

The lord said let there be light, and jesus christ you could see for miles.

Posted by: Westerm Canadian at March 29, 2008 9:19 AM

It appears Mr Gore needs new replacements for the information war:

Posted by: Don at March 29, 2008 9:51 AM

Any chance that the abortion mills will shut down for an hour, or can they get by with scented candles too?

Posted by: Okanagan at March 29, 2008 10:07 AM

Christmas lights, yea! Maybe I'll even go for the full Griswold:

Posted by: Ellie in T.O. at March 29, 2008 10:10 AM

Just watch the crime rates go up in the big dark cities. And I'll bet the fire departments will be busy when some twit sets his clothes on fire.

Posted by: Ghost of Ed at March 29, 2008 10:33 AM

my main concern is this: how much power is going to be soaked up as everyone turns on their electrical devices simultaniously? is this supposed to test the infrastructure?

Posted by: pete v. at March 29, 2008 10:35 AM

The grass is from a couple of years ago - there's a complete covering of ice here this morning.

Posted by: Kate at March 29, 2008 11:16 AM

We'll be taking two cars to the lake this weekend, will be turning trees into firewood, and I'll leave the lights on in the house in town. Oh, and I'll do some shooting at the range to and fro.

Posted by: grok at March 29, 2008 11:16 AM

Hmmm ... for those in Toronto , when the lights go out , they can listen to the sound of gunfire , and be thankful they are not stuck on a TTC subway with no lights with two black gangs shooting it out in the train in the dark !

Posted by: Brian at March 29, 2008 11:27 AM

Hmmm ... for those in Toronto , when the lights go out , they can listen to the sound of gunfire , and be thankful they are not stuck on a TTC subway with no lights with two black gangs shooting it out in the train in the dark !

Posted by: Brian at March 29, 2008 11:29 AM

"Any SDAer know how you say "hello" in Morse code?"

Now my age will show:

Flash-Flash-Flash-Flash / Flash / Flash-Flaaashh-flash-flash / Flash-Flaaashh-flash-flash / Flaaashh-Flaaashh-Flaaashh

A flaaashh is three times as long as a flash...

Some wanker in an airliner will probably report you for attempting to zap an airliner in flight.

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2008 12:02 PM

Actually, if the alien reading it understands morse code, he'll be looking for:

flaaashh-flash-flaaashh-flash / flaaashh-flaaashh-flash-flaaashh

which is "CQ" - int'l Morse for "I am looking for a contact"


Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2008 12:08 PM


Just to let 'ya know the two links above are now changed at their source.

Now at the slop and pail site, Graeme Smith's exclusive glimpse of the poor disenfranchised Taliban Man!! Ah waaaa!! Poor babies.
Wonder if he's encouraging them to not blow up innocent people anywhere in the world, for one hour?

Posted by: ldd at March 29, 2008 12:11 PM

It's interesting to see what passes for intelligence and maturity around here...that'll show those damn hippies what they can do with their Earth hour. What's next weeks target of vandalism?

Posted by: ulianov at March 29, 2008 1:09 PM

Kate: this is you in a nutshell (and I mean nutshell); let's all "mock" a positive effort. You're an embarrassment.

Posted by: John Daly at March 29, 2008 1:39 PM

Well, John, let's not take your word for it... just leave this lively thread and peruse the lefty blogs and see what kind of, snore... this topic is generating in their comments.

Hell, don't even go anywhere. Just check yours.

Posted by: Kate at March 29, 2008 1:54 PM


It's called venting. Its what prevents those of us - who view this (and all the related AGW hysteria)as nothing more than a complete and utter waste of resources which could be best directed elsewhere - from actually screaming back at those deluded souls who prostelytize for the 'cause', and perhaps hitting them over the head with a clue by four. Granted, if you dropped a printed copy (even printed double sided) of all of the evidence to the contrary (generated by reputable scientific researchers, no less) on their heads from the top floor of my house you might kill them. Mind you, if they actually read it (much less understood it), it might cause their heads to explode - same net effect. In my experience, I have found that the more of an applied science background one has, the less one buys into this. Problem is we have a nasty habit of doing our own math.

How much money has been diverted from some genuinely pressing issues (like malaria prevention, healthcare, litteracy, etc) has been diverted to this flavour of the day? How many legitimate scientific careers have been derailed, or ruined, because there are still people idealistic enough to believe that the facts and numbers should speak for themselves? It has been a witch hunt of epic proportions, and believe it or not, some of us are just completely sick and tired of people trying to close down the debate.

Posted by: Sylia at March 29, 2008 1:57 PM

Daly, positive, by definition, means "measured or moving forward or in a direction of increase or progress."

If by your post you mean that Earth Hour has any positive influence, you are positively batty.

It's a way for those who feel guilty (but have no idea why) to assuage their guilt with a meaningless and useless gesture that will impact nothing.

In short, it's easy, harmless, proves nothing, and impossibly unquantifiable. Most importantly, it's an incredible propaganda tool for those activists who want to use environmental socialism to enslave the masses in a way their economic bretheren never could.

So, I'll take it back. In your twisted world, this is a positive effort. You now have one more weapon at hand when forcing governments to bankrupt themselves while tilting at carbon-based windmills.

Posted by: Yukon Gold at March 29, 2008 1:58 PM

Wow! This post and others like it prompted a post from myself!

Posted by: Matthew James Didier at March 29, 2008 2:19 PM

I love the smell of two stroke in the morning...smells like....victory!

Posted by: LT at March 29, 2008 2:30 PM

John wrote: Kate: this is you in a nutshell (and I mean nutshell); let's all "mock" a positive effort. You're an embarrassment

Blah blah blah, yep turning off the lights will aide the planet, sure yep okay. John people like you make me want to hop into my F250, open a can of pop drink it and toss the can out of the window at the Flat Earthers I spot all the while wearing my fur coat.

Posted by: Rose at March 29, 2008 2:31 PM

At last you've finally posted about bikes again. I have fond memories of riding behind friends bikes and being able to tell the different brands of injector iol by the taste.

Posted by: al kenny at March 29, 2008 2:47 PM

...and of course, when the statistics come in and the enviro weenies thump there chests about the energy savings seen when compared to last year, they won't mention the fact we moved up daylights savings time, and that most people won't need to have their lights on at 8pm anyhow....

Posted by: davidovichcal at March 29, 2008 3:00 PM

Come on John, Kate's a rebel! Can't you tell? She's got a motorcycle!

She's also very smart.

For example, did you know that Kate believes that Mo Strong and the Islamofascist Brigade will swoop down in their black UN helicopters, forcing us into becoming icky communists, praying at the alter of Tommy Douglas and Hugo Chavez (OK, he's not dead yet...or is he? Only David Suzuki knows for sure!) while building a mosque on every corner and sharing our paycheques with poor aboriginals, the denizens of Vancouver's lower east side, and Al Gore, since he will be the man behind the scenes who's actually skimming a little off the top, like all liberals do.

So, in a way, all us leftards owe Kate a debt of thanks. Hey Kate...thanks.

PS. On another note, be sure to catch punk rock legends, Mo Strong and the Islamofascist Brigade, in Ottawa, live at Barrymore's!!

Posted by: JohnnyRingo at March 29, 2008 3:02 PM

The day that Hollywood announces it plans to stop making energy-wasting, C02-emitting movies to save the planet, I'll turn off the lights.

Posted by: Richard Ball at March 29, 2008 3:54 PM

I could not wait to do my part for earth day. I drove around town making about 20 stops, leaving my F250 Diesel running at every stop. I had some Al Gore fans cheering me on, indicating I was number one with their finger. I thanked them with 2 fingers 1/2 inch apart indicating the size of their brains.

Posted by: alan at March 29, 2008 4:19 PM

Go back to writing racist posts, Kate. Believe it or not, they're actually more sensible that this stupid twaddle.

Posted by: Lez J. at March 29, 2008 5:41 PM

"Go back to writing racist posts, Kate."

Warren! How nice of you to drop by. Just think Dubya, motion records by candlelight... Having to punk it on the acoustic... not having to practise diversity because you won't see what colour they are...

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2008 6:10 PM

Kate: I am certainly not questioning your popularity. Apes, mostly, warming themselves by the fire and picking bugs out of each other's fur. Like I said, Kate; embarrassment.

Posted by: John Daly at March 29, 2008 6:10 PM

I love candles, so I'll probably be burning my usual 15-20 tonight BUT, I'll be watching a DVD and plan to have all of my appliances up and running.

'Just for fun, I'd like to know how much energy Dr. Fruitfly saved in making those ABSOLUTELY DUMB ADS about saving energy in your house? In one, he actually pops his head through a hole in a young couple's living room, to admonish them about drafty cracks and corners: The Wizard of Flaws. GIVE ME A BREAK. It didn't look like he filmed by candle light.

If Sukuki doesn't take one flight this year and sells one of his houses in order to cut down on his consumption of the earth's resources, I might consider some kind of cut-back FOR ONE HOUR to show my support for energy conservation. Heck, my husband's and my carbon footprint is about the size of a sliver of a baby toe nail compared to Mr. Fruitfly Bigfoot.

Posted by: batb at March 29, 2008 6:10 PM

Describing your planned earth hour activities John? You know, you're not even an accomplished hippy. more like an anger management program dropout. Where's the love, John?

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2008 6:12 PM

The "love" will be at Fidelio, Skip. In the dark. You?

Posted by: John Daly at March 29, 2008 7:03 PM

The lights will be on, and the blender will be mixing margaritas!


Posted by: RightGirl at March 29, 2008 7:22 PM

That looks more than a little bit like my old 86 Honda Interceptor.

I even had a red bungee net on the back.

Posted by: Eagle at March 29, 2008 8:25 PM

John Daly;

It isn't us at SDA sitting around the fire picking bugs out of our fur. That would be leftist enviro loonies trying to become one with Gaia. Around here we're all powered up and ready to go. We haven't forgotten what our ancestors learned, that electricity is a good thing that makes life better.

Posted by: bob c at March 29, 2008 8:45 PM

Well, 8:40 PM Calgary time and I have every light on in my house, a HOT load of laundry going, my computers and tvs on, the dishwasher on, and I just put a banana bread loaf in the oven.

When I leave a room, I have to remind myself to turn the light back on! I must say, when I heard that the WWF was promoting this, I promised myself to not donate to them again. I thought I was donating to a WILDLIFE foundation....

Posted by: Lanny at March 29, 2008 10:43 PM

...i think I'll just go drive around the block for the heck of it.

Posted by: tomax7 at March 29, 2008 10:52 PM

Have all lights in house on now and might just keep it this way. Don't have to waste time in fumbling for light switches when I walk into a room and those seconds really add up over the course of a year. Also feel much better -- rather than having people use light boxes for SAD, have a lighthouse where one can do something instead of just sitting in front of a bank of lights.

Glad to see that all of my neighbors houses are as brightly lit up as ever; hope this will keep the green party candidates far away. Was going to barbacue a steak on the deck, but unseasonably cold out there due to global warming so will have to use my stove's broiler.

Posted by: loki at March 29, 2008 11:11 PM

The lights will be on, and the blender will be mixing margaritas!

Uh, it was 8:00 PM at tonight, not 8:00 AM tomorrow morning, lush.

Posted by: Lez J at March 29, 2008 11:15 PM

John Daly ;

After spending almost a year having to watch TV news while saving for a new computer & car, just confirmed to me how fast you guys are losing the battle for realism based democracy. Into wishful thinking land. You see, the seams are stretched to breaking. Its in the panic of the Canadian media of elitist choice.

The actuality of the times has shown us all including yourselves if honest, the putrid corruption of your base creed. The devastation wrought by your pseudo-courts, Darwinian humanism, the loss of literacy, educational breakdown, healthcare gutted by socialisms mad love for centralization. The fervent hatred of Religious creeds that don’t bow to your Pharaoh. This new Canada is inclusive of those who are only sanctioned by being victim. All others are suspect. You have even tainted business practices. With the idea of Cartel collectivism or State welfare for business. To control them too as well, since they would be forced to comply with your statutes as well being connected to government services.

You have stolen the dignity of the individual . His or her rights in Natural law or Religious law, in favor of collective rights for groups not based on equality. But race, color, religion, or political thought. Ass backwards in other words for the protection of the individual from the collective.

For opinion as well as physical control of what you refer to as the mob. There habits or lifestyle dictated by educational elitists with a geriatric intelligentsia of the old idiosyncrasies. Forced on a populace by the machinery of the State, to enforce social fads or ideological tenants under the guise of neo-Puritanism. Usually threw sin taxes or bylaws.

No matter how much "collateral” damage to individuals or communities. Whether they be charities (Banned smoking in bingo hall put paid to 60% of revenue in Edmonton alone) To keep your puffery pure. All pieced together in with Utopian fantasies of Plato's philosopher kings. Our betters as defined by these hooligans as themselves.

You worshipers of a drunk neer do well named Marx, have not had ONE win or even decent human improvment for peoples lives. Only bodies bulldozers & destroyed economies with a trail of broken Nations, let alone lives in your polluted political wake.

By the way, its your faction that believes in myths like race, not mine. Last time I checked all humans could breed no matter what ethnic group. Besides as a Christian I do believe my creation story over yours. My Bible says we are all equal in Christ so it extends to all men & Women. God is no respecter of persons.

Your faction almost destroyed this Nation & telling yourself where the best Country in the World 100 times of day don't change facts Jack. Nor blaming courageous individuals like Kate trying to overcome the levels of censorship your sort have corralled by legal fictions, or outright suppression. A 40% Canadian content ban is an example of this with its lame excuse to promote Canadian arts. More like the old Soviet Union jamming American TV is more like it. You Empire loyalists with a twist, will just never let that chip fall off your shoulder will you? America bashing or Jew till the end eh? No wonder the left & Jihadists embrace.

Happy trails

Posted by: Revnant Dream at March 29, 2008 11:48 PM

Awesome....all of this wanton disregard just gave me license to ruin a bunch of Christian's Xmas seasons this year. I'm gonna SHIT all over their holiday, I tell you what. Man, it'll be fun to make the birth of the baby Jesus miserable.

Posted by: anon at March 30, 2008 2:56 AM

And so we see, once again, the blatant disdain for humanity while promoting their environmental sainthood

Posted by: Lanny at March 30, 2008 3:42 AM

Umm. Steve. I didn't need Kate to tell me what I should think or do. I'm like a leftie. I can think for myself.

Posted by: Louise at March 30, 2008 12:30 PM