Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Blogger DADvocate said...

Hmmm. Didn't even hear about this even here in the greater Cincinnati. I listen to the radio at least 2 hours a day, check out CNN.com, FoxNews.com and local web news sites.

I wonder how many of those "Millions of people from more than 100 countries" actually participated.

9:16 AM, March 27, 2011  
Blogger dr.alistair said...

obedience, socialism.

9:48 AM, March 27, 2011  
Blogger ZorroPrimo said...

I have to really laugh at the behavior of these people who engage in symbolic participation. Nothing authentic or lasting ever comes from this PC crap; it's just all theatrics to placate the shame and guilt that accompany liberal indoctrination and the self-induced impotence that results from Mama Gov't.

Middle Eastern Muslims do it, too, and usually right after noontime Friday mosque services. Loud proclamations are made, placards are hoisted and various things are burned in effigy. It's all projection of values done within an exclusive group. Kind of like a bunch of loudmouthed armchair generals bragging about what THEY would have done with Patton's 3rd Army (or getting your picture taken as your face shows above a cardboard cutout of a D-Day soldier just before landing at Omaha Beach).

Political masturbation: Feels good; accomplishes nothing.

9:48 AM, March 27, 2011  
Blogger Oligonicella said...

I don't use AC in the summer. I actually like the heat. I figure this gives me friggin' *hours* of light for my disposal. Screw sitting in the dark.

1:15 PM, March 27, 2011  
Blogger dunkelzahn4prez said...

I'll start turning my lights off when they start letting me use whale oil to illuminate my house.

1:52 PM, March 27, 2011  
Blogger Michael K said...

Leftism is all about feelings. They feel good about symbols like this. They like to live in anthill cities until some modern contrivance fails. The funniest scene in movies for a while is the one in "You've Got Mail" when the elevator stalls and Tom Hanks' girlfriend goes berserk. That's a great example of a leftist reaction to reality.

In reality s**t happens. One reason why normal competent people like to live in single family homes, aside from yards and other amenities, is that these homes are distributed systems. If the power goes out, you may need a flashlight for a while but you don't get stuck in an elevator or on the 55th floor with no way to get down.

Back in the late 70s with the gas lines, I put a 550 gallon tank in my side yard and kept it filled with diesel fuel. I did it myself since I could never get a permit for it. I got rid of my non-diesel cars, bought diesels and used a pump to fill their tanks. The neighbors never said anything about the tanker truck that pulled into my driveway once a month to fill the tank.

Distributed systems.

3:53 PM, March 27, 2011  
Blogger JG said...

So you had 550 gallons of a highly flammable mixture on your property without licensing and probably without adequate knowledge of how to deal with it or an emergency involving it.

You're lucky I wasn't your neighbor.

8:54 AM, March 28, 2011  
Blogger Cham said...

JG, my thoughts exactly.

10:10 AM, March 28, 2011  
Blogger dunkelzahn4prez said...

Doesn't diesel have a significantly higher flashpoint than gasoline? IIRC, that's one of the reasons why German tanks had battlefield superiority early in WWII. American tanks had gas engines, so they'd burst into flame and immolate the tank crew when they got shot. German tanks were diesels, and didn't have that, uh, feature.

10:11 AM, March 28, 2011  
Blogger Peregrine John said...

Do I love me the Alkon? Yes, I do.

10:22 AM, March 28, 2011  
Blogger br549 said...

Electricity is generated in alternating current. It can't be stored, it has to be consumed. And DC doesn't "travel" which is why AC won out in the first place. If enough people around the country actually turned off lights, I am sure those whose job it is to balance the grid had a blast for an hour. Then of course, doing it all over again when all those lights, etc., came back on.

5:49 AM, March 29, 2011  
Blogger TMink said...

"Nothing authentic or lasting ever comes from this PC crap; it's just all theatrics to placate the shame and guilt that accompany liberal indoctrination and the self-induced impotence that results from Mama Gov't."

I think that is the point honestly. Progressivism takes the individual out of charity, with disasterous results. With no human connection, people on the dole are getting a check from the government, not me or you.

I give money to people on the street occasionally. But I shake hands, introduce myself, and say God bless you. I believe in that connection, it makes things more real.

Trey

9:36 AM, March 29, 2011  
Blogger ZorroPrimo said...

"But I shake hands, introduce myself, and say God bless you."

I say "God bless you" only if they sneeze. I'm a real stickler on that.

3:44 PM, March 29, 2011  
Blogger Larry J said...

When Rush Limbaugh had his TV show, he'd sometimes come out wearing a dozen or more of those silly colored ribbons. He'd then proclaim, "See, I care more than any of you!" He was pointing out absurdity by being absurd.

Empty gestures are nothing more than symbolism over substance. They give the illusion of caring without actually having to make any sacrifice.

8:12 PM, March 29, 2011  

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