A Celebration of Idiocy

ANNUAL “COUNT ME IN” DAY
Oh and it is happy happy time again. Woodstock and a myriad of other municpalities will celebrate…BLACKOUT DAY again….a celebration of the day the lights went out in Ontario and parts of the USA.
I think they are celebrating the change in names from “Blackout Day” to “Count Me In”.
The challenge is to try and save energy for one day by turning the lights out. This is to make us think about when the power went out for a few days back in 2003.
From what I understand, the original blackout was a result of some dufus not doing his/her job and a result of some american companies that distribute power not being diligent and allowing their infrastructure to deteriorate to the point where it just gave out.
So here we are, celebrating a bout with stupidity…which is nothing unusual in the city that Mike governs.
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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    "the original blackout was a result of some dufus not doing his/her job and a result of some american companies that distribute power not being diligent and allowing their infrastructure to deteriorate to the point where it just gave out."

    Yup, and McWeasel seems bound and determined to follow in their stumbling footsteps.

    Now if you'll excuse me I have to go turn all the lights and appliances on. Come to think of it, it's a bit chilly. Maybe I'll crank the furnace up too.

    Consider me a beacon of light in a blacked out world.

    aw

  2. jim bender
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    lol…I knew you'd be ther firing up that stive for heat!

  3. Anonymous
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    So, you don't care about energy conservation? Why am I not surprised. This is about making a personal commitment to reduce you energy consumption year round. But of course never let a fact stand in the way of your usual BS.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    'This is about making a personal commitment to reduce you energy consumption year round."

    Bullshit. It's about a bunch of green moonbats parading their delusions down Main Street. Go sit in the dark and burn a candle, bearing in mind that the candle releases more CO2 than a light bulb of comparable illumination.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Another stupid idea from your mayor magoo.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted July 4, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    'So, you don't care about energy conservation? Why am I not surprised."

    So, you're a well meaning idiot. Why am I not surprised? Your silly display hasn't saved one killowatt second of energy. The coal fired plants didn't burn any less coal because you refused to turn on a light. The tiny amount of electrical potential that went unused because of your public display of silliness was simply wasted.

    Blackout day has nothing to do with energy conservation and everything to do with making green loonies feel morally superior.

    We don't need to conserve energy. We need to generate MORE of it. It is the provincial government and Ontario Hydro's RESPONSIBILITY to provide for this province's energy needs. They have failed miserably and the well meaning (stupid) green fruit bats are helping McGuinty to whitewash his failure by claiming we need to conserve energy.

    Do the math… Self serving politicians + ignorant enviro moonbats = GO GREEN!

  7. jim bender
    Posted July 4, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Personally I think that #1…
    What's the point of turning off the lights…when they(OH)plan to continue production and sell it into the USA instead for the period of the blackout day?
    Are you silly enough to believe that they turn off the nukes for a day, and toss some water on the burning coals at Nanticoke?
    Ridiculous.
    Of course I am a conservationist…but I'm not a fool. Turning off the lights does squat for the few hours they are off, and yes, the people using alternative fuels and appliances to cook(ie…BBQ…wood..natural gas)will only contribute to the assumed greenhouse effect.
    What we really need to do is stop being foolish. Produce electricity through "friendly" means(HYDR-electric..which can actually aerate waterways making them more viable and not through massive mega projects as we commonly see. If you want to be smart, climb out of your box. I'm not getting into the box with you.

  8. Anonymous
    Posted July 4, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    "Of course I am a conservationist…"

    These days that's like saying, "Of course I am a fundamentalist Christian." Conservationism has gone from describing someone who abhors waste (practical)to someone who ascribes to the Green Religious Agenda (loony).

    We need a new word for practical people who want to put an end to waste and real polution as opposed to the fundamentalist loonies who worship at the shrine of Gore and Suzuki.

    Small scale hydro or even high efficiency natural gas generating plants on a scale of being able to supply 100,000 or so households would be the practical, environmentally friendly way to go. They would also return a degree of independance to the people as opposed to having us totally dependant on the provincial government for keeping the lights on. I don't expect to see it happen though. Good luck with getting the government to give up its control of electrical generating.


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