Put A Candle In The Window…
… just don't light it.
Get this, a hot off the presses new article starts off:
"In a campaign that has spread like wildfire across the Internet, a group of Israeli environmentalists is encouraging Jews around the world to light at least one less candle this Hanukka to help the environment."
Wildfire? That's right, an electronic one, ya schmuck.
As I keep pointing out, there is nothing too small for warmalarmists to want to regulate, and today brings us the stupidest one yet (though it certainly won't be the stupidest of all time, I guarantee you).
"The founders of the Green Hanukkia campaign found that every candle that burns completely produces 15 grams of carbon dioxide. If an estimated one million Israeli households light for eight days, they said, it would do significant damage to the atmosphere."
Why not? I mean Jews couldn't light candles during the London Blitz… or in Auschwitz, right? Yet they got through that just fine, so the group only wants people to burn one less candle to save the planet, what's the big deal?
Now we're down to saving grams? Can molecules be far behind?
"Save the last candle and save the planet, so we won't need another miracle," said Liad Ortar
Which raises the question: Why, are miracles even more polluting?
Well I don't normally celebrate Chanukah, but you can be sure I will this year. And I'll be burning plenty of candles… you know, so Jews won't have to.
"They should encourage people to light one less cigarette instead," Avraham Ravitz said.
Now, if you're a Jew who smokes, and the wife won't let you light up in the house, so you bought an outdoor propane heater because it's cold on the last day of Hannukah*, you're either screwed or screwing the planet.
Rabbi Benny Lau: "This makes religious people think incorrectly that anything environmentalist is against them. The damage ends up being a thousand times the benefit. Tikkun olam must be done by adding more light and not by adding more darkness."
The Rabbi then added, "I'm aware of the irony there, ya putz."
If Nazis were cremating Jews today, do you think Green Hanukkia would be encouraging them to burn "at least one less" to save the environment?
*Unless you're in Argentina
Meanwhile, James Taranto had this to say about another environmental disruption I reported on recently:
"Back in April, we noted a Puffington Host post by Laurie David and Sheryl Crow, who boasted of having harassed Karl Rove (over his failure to address 'global warming'). In June, the New York Post's Page Six reported: 'The inconvenient truth for Laurie and Larry David is that their marriage is over.' Inconvenient in more ways than one! As for Sheryl Crow, she is 45, has never married, and, according to the Internet Movie Database, last year broke off her engagement to marry boyfriend Lance Armstrong. If Crow and Mrs. David are unwilling to make a few lifestyle sacrifices for the sake of the planet, what business do they have making demands of Karl Rove and the rest of us?