After watching the evening news on Saturday night and seeing reports about some hoopla in my home state .......
Searchlight, Nev. --
Organizers described this gathering Saturday of thousands of Tea Partiers minutes from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's home in desolate Nevada scrub as a "conservative Woodstock."
. . . For her part, Palin said the "lame-stream media" misinterpreted her exhortation on Twitter last week that conservatives should not retreat but "reload" as an example of violent rhetoric. . .
. . . the audience, which thinned out rapidly after Palin's appearance, was largely white and middle-aged . . .
[highlighting mine...Source and full article: San Francisco Chronicle]
.......we enjoyed the first part of Earth Hour with a candlelight dinner of organic spinach and cheese pizza (baked in oven just prior to 8:30pm) accompanied by a delicious salad with this dressing:
London. . .
Europe's best known landmarks — including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome's Colosseum — fell dark Saturday, following Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were switched off across the world to mark the Earth Hour event.
In the United States, the lights went out at the Empire State Building in New York, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, among many other sites in the Eastern time zone.
Millions were expected to turn off lights and appliances for an hour from 8:30 p.m. in a gesture to highlight environmental concerns and to call for a binding pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions. This year's was the fourth annual Earth Hour, organized by the World Wildlife Fund.
"I think it's great to see that hundreds of millions of people share this common value of lowering our carbon footprint," said Dan Forman, a spokesman for WWF in Washington.
Some 4,000 cities in more than 120 countries — starting with the remote Chatham Islands off the coast of New Zealand — voluntarily switched off Saturday to reduce energy consumption, though traffic lights and other safety features were unaffected, organizers said.
"We have everyone from Casablanca to the safari camps of Namibia and Tanzania taking part," said Greg Bourne, CEO of WWF in Australia, which started Earth Hour in 2007 in Sydney before it spread to every continent. [Source and full article: The Associated Press]
was not like this crowd
and it certainly wasn't like this.........
Toronto business district
* quote from Revolution by The Beatles (live video here)
Vintage Woodstock sew-on patch may still be available at this site.
Earth Hour 2010 photos from Earth Hour website
Annie's Naturals website