Thursday, April 23, 2009

Feel-Good, Do-Nothing Silliness

Did anyone catch the Red Sox game last night and see the special Earth Day jerseys the team was wearing? They were hard to miss, being illuminated the way they were under the 816,000-watts worth of light bulbs that were on at the time.

Who knew saving the planet was as easy as sewing a recycling logo patch on your shirt?

If the Red Sox organization had really wanted to make any kind of "planet-saving" gesture, they would have rescheduled the game in the afternoon to keep the lights off and closed the game to the thousands of people who chose to drive themselves to the ballpark.

Also in the news, our president celebrated Earth Day by flying a 747 to Iowa to give a speech.