THINK ABOUT IT

A Martian at Melbourne’s Moreland City Council supports the Sydney Morning Herald’s Earth Hour (this Saturday, 7.30pm-8.30pm):

Letter From Mars

Attention Earthlings – this is a warming. Climate change is not going to be nice …

Don’t like the idea! Well do something Earthlings!

For starters take part in Earth Hour which is an initiative for residents to turn off all the unnecessary lights.

Unplug all unnecessary appliances – mobile phone charger, TV, microwave, MP3 players – that are not being used and are on standby. Appliances left on standby account for up to 10 per cent of the average household’s electricity use.

Get together with your family and talk about this …

Think about it Earthlings!

Via ilibcc, who observes: “Directly above is an ad for the Pascoe Vale festival on the same day, which features the City of Moreland’s very own electricity-sucking Saturday rock concert – until 8pm!”

Posted by Tim B. on 03/29/2007 at 08:33 AM
    1. Gonna report Mars for spam!

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 03 29 at 08:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yep.  That just about says it all.

      Posted by murph on 2007 03 29 at 08:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Waterfront homes in Brunswick might be ok

      Not even the wildest global warming alarmist is proposing that Brunnie is going to have water frontages.

      I have a soft spot for Moreland Council as they named a street after my grandmother, but they are a great example of utterly clueless local government.

      If Moreland wants to address a really pressing issue, they would look at the tensions between Aussies and Muslims that led to a brawl at the Pascoe Vale pool last year, or the segregated swimming at Brunnie Baths so our Muslim sisters don’t have to share with infidel pigs.

      Posted by The Mongrel on 2007 03 29 at 08:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Come on Mongrel, they used her ‘ethnic’ maiden name not her Anglo married name.

      As for Brunswick, a global warming created tide would create a few home improvements and flush out numerous ratbags at the same time.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 03 29 at 09:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. By the way, you missed this gem on the same page:

      Turkish Story Time
      10.30 am, Tuesday 3 April
      Glenroy Library

      Ali Baba’s Farm, The Very Hungry Bear and other exciting stories will feature in this Turkish language story time led by Nezaket Kilicaslan. Puppets, songs and craft activities will have your children entranced.

      They are serious!

      Posted by Nic on 2007 03 29 at 09:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Umm. Great so now the Martians are blaming America for Martian Climate Change? I thought we only used solar-electric, non-emitting vehicles on Mars, though.

      Also, how do we know these are the good Martians and not the ones from War of the Worlds?

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 03 29 at 09:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. More Moreland Moonbattery via council minutes:

      Mr Cutrona asked how much did Council spend on the Reconciliation Conference 2000?

      Cr Ingham expressed disappointment at Mr Cutrona’s slanted and distorted question.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 03 29 at 09:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Martians complaining about global warming. That’s rich! (Unless they’re blaming us for their warming problem.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 29 at 09:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #7 Nic:

      That right there is why I advocate people randomly rising up and hanging as many gummit officials as they can catch every generation or so. Helps to keep ‘em humble.

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 03 29 at 09:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, I for one welcome our Martian overlords.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 29 at 09:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. TRJS

      That is one of my all-time favourite quotes from the Simpsons.  Kent Brockman is just the perfect character to represent the craven, snivelling bum-lickers that infest the media.

      Posted by murph on 2007 03 29 at 09:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Earth to Mars: mind your own bloody business

      sheesh is it having two moons that makes these little greenie men from the red planet extra moonbatty?

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 03 29 at 09:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #12 Nah, they’re just jealous that our moon is bigger than their two combined.  Besides, don’t we want Mars to warm up, so that we can someday go there on vacation?

      C’mon Mars, I dares ya to attack.  I’ve got Slim Whitman all lined up on the turntable.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 03 29 at 09:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Now we’re getting environmental advice from a planet that’s a single giant desert?  A red desert planet, no less, which shows you how well all the Lefty enviroposturing worked out for them…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 03 29 at 10:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. #13 rbj:
      I can’t believe I missed that one! Can we let them destroy Congress first?

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 03 29 at 10:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. #13

      I think you might have to explain that to the folks in Rio Linda!  lol!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 29 at 10:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mars has WMD (weather, mountains and deserts) and one report mentioned reds. WMD and reds dont mix.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 03 29 at 10:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. >Attention Earthlings – this is a warming. Climate change is not going to be nice …

      It was unseasnably warm last week here in Chicago.  I like climate change just fine

      (It is now seasonably miserable again, and next week it is to be in the low 30s F with snow showers—I am not sure if Al gore is coming for a visit)

      Posted by Room 237 on 2007 03 29 at 10:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Slim Whitman music kills martians, so all electronic equipment must be turned off prior to the invasion.

      Posted by tim maguire on 2007 03 29 at 10:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, it’s clear to me now.  The Martians are planning to take over while all the lights are off.  Sneaky bastards.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 29 at 10:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. I did my part.  I bought compact flourecent light. 75watt equivalent. Just 23watts.

      I put it in my laundry room.  Now I don’t have to bumble around in the dark looking for the string to pull, I can just leave the light on 24/7 guilt free.

      The light is fine, but it’s noisy.  So I won’t be putting them in living areas.  Maybe in the bathroom if they can do a vanity bulb.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 03 29 at 10:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Reds, you mean they’re on horse-tranquillizers?  That explains alot.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 03 29 at 10:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well I never!

      Watched the Footy Show with Fatty and Matty and the Chief – very entertaining as usual (yes I’m a Westie pleb) and while signing off they urged us viewers to support Earth Hour!?

      Good heavens – talk about brainwashing! No-one is safe! Not even ex footy players!

      For those in the US – this is a lowbrow show suited for lowbrow Westies like me who love footy

      Posted by aussiemagpie on 2007 03 29 at 10:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmm

      The atmosphere of Mars is quite different from that of Earth. It is composed primarily of carbon dioxide …

      The average recorded temperature on Mars is -63° C (-81° F)

      Goretopia!

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2007 03 29 at 11:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Can we let them destroy Congress first?

      What’s this “let” crap, kimosabe?  I’d make it part of the terms of surrender; if the Martian Overlords fail to do so, guerilla warfare resues.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 29 at 11:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. “resumes”, not “resues”, although that does have a certain appeal as well…..

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 29 at 11:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Unplug mobile phone chargers?!? Either they have remote control operated mobile phone chargers on mars, or this moron has a pretty rudimentary idea about how electricity works.

      Posted by Behemoth on 2007 03 29 at 11:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Earth will not submit to Martian ultimatums! At least not until they kidnap a few of our people first, then we’ll be falling over each other to talk…

      /Tony Blair

      Posted by Don Charleone on 2007 03 29 at 11:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Shoot, let the Martians have Congress, but they also have to take the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 03 29 at 12:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Shoot, let the Martians have Congress, but they also have to take the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

      And the UN. We won’t surrender until they destroy Congress, the 9th Circus, and the UN.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 03 29 at 12:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Martians already have Congress.  The Senate just passed their own WOW bill.(WOW=War on Winning)

      I wonder if the conference cmmte will use the arithmetic or geometric mean to establish the two conflicting surrender dates?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 29 at 12:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Shoot, let the Martians have Congress, but they also have to take the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

      I suspect the 9th Circuit crew was replaced by aliens long ago.

      Posted by Achillea on 2007 03 29 at 01:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. We won’t surrender until they destroy Congress, the 9th Circus, and the UN.

      While we are negotiating our surrender to the Martian Overlords, don’t forget to add in the Democratic National Committee, San Francisco, and George Soros.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 29 at 01:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. I have no need for her lights to be on.

      Posted by MarkD on 2007 03 29 at 01:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Letter From Mars

      Leave my damn M&M’s alone (Snickers, too).

      If one was to turn their lights off, how in the hell would one tell if one is eating a blue, green, red, brown or yellow?

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 03 29 at 01:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. #35
      A true Jedi M&M eater could tell.

      Ask the candyman
      ‘cause the candyman can

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 29 at 02:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. I call bullshit on this supposed Martian email. I’ve seen every episode of My Favorite Martian, and never once did Uncle Martin even allude to the possibility of global warming.

      Posted by AlburyShifton on 2007 03 29 at 04:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Moreland Council has long been the looniest of loony local councils – continuous moonbattery.  These are the idiots that wanted to charge Australia Post site rent for post boxes, and who opposed the original cable TV installation.  They’re all as mad as meataxes.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2007 03 29 at 05:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #23

      Aussiemagpie

      You must admit that it wouldn’t take much to brainwash your average footy player.

      Sorry.

      Posted by kae on 2007 03 29 at 05:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ok let’s join a few dots …

      The Martian at Melbourne’s Moreland City Council says,

      “Unplug all unnecessary appliances – mobile phone charger, TV, microwave, MP3 players – that are not being used and are on standby. Appliances left on standby account for up to 10 per cent of the average household’s electricity use.”

      And from Terry McCrann “Yesterday, Rudd restated that Labor would sign the Kyoto protocol on greenhouse gas emissions; and that its policy was to target a 60 percent reduction in Australia’s emissions by 2050”, and “But let me give him one number. A target to cut total emissions by 60 percent would mean something like a 90 per cent reduction in emissions per person or per unit of economic output.”

      So there we have it, the Martian really want us to run on standby! Join the moonbat Earth Day and remember that this is just the start.  By 2050, we’ll all be running on 10 percent energy, i.e., on complete standby.

      Yes, that’s it folks!  Look forward to an Economy that runs Perpetually On Standby.  Nothing else.  Something to look forward to: everyone sitting around watching their appliances on standby to save the planet!

      Posted by Wand on 2007 03 29 at 06:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mars – Waterlogged

      Posted by Mike H. on 2007 03 29 at 07:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. yojimbo

      Ask the candyman
      ‘cause the candyman can

      I tip my hat, to the master…:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 03 29 at 07:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mike H.

      From your link….

      its older, craggier face buried beneath the surface

      Ain’t nothin’ worse, to wake up to.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 03 29 at 07:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. My B.S. detector is going berserk!

      Correct me if I’m wrong (wouldn’t be the first time!) but hasn’t the “Appliances left on standby account for up to 10 per cent of the average household’s electricity use” line been proven to be another of those green lies – repeated often enough that the minions believe it as fact?

      I understand that some appliances use 10% of their running power when left on standby (and some a whole lot less). So now some greentard/journo has hyped this up to try to make us believe that 10% of a household’s entire electricity use is from appliances on standby.

      These guys have no shame…

      Posted by cal on 2007 03 29 at 07:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wonder if it worries Moreland ratepayers that these people have their money?

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 03 29 at 08:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’ll be in Caberrrrr (sounding like the peter harvey man with a ladies voice)

      Canberra is so boring it will have no effect, they all go to bed by 7pm.

      See you next week. hi margos

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 03 29 at 10:10 PM • permalink

 

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