Saturday ‘Earth Hour’ Open — Update: Geraldine Ferraro, RIP

I’ve got a couple dozen things to take care of this morning, including getting my son a haircut he doesn’t want (this is gonna be fun!), so feel free to talk amongst yourselves for a little while.

Possible topic: Remember the controversial school shooting drill in Iowa where the hypothetical perps were to be, of course, bitter clingers unhappy with illegals pouring over the border? Well, don’t worry, because that drill was canceled. Why? Because of a real shooting threat at the school.

And try not to miss my manifesto over at Michelle’s place about how I’m going to celebrate Earth Hour tonight. I hope you can join me.

Update: Former congresswoman and the first female veep candidate, Geraldine Ferraro, has died. Predictably, about four seconds after that news was announced, the Westboro Cult freaks announced plans to picket her memorial.

Update II: As predictably as the sun rising in the east, it didn’t take some on the left long to use Ferraro’s death to bash Palin. Keep it classy!

Speaking of actual class, Sarah Palin released a statement about Ferraro’s passing, and didn’t use the occasion to remind everyone that Ferraro herself was the victim of Hopey-Changey rage in 2008.

Update III: Earth Hour is halfway through now and all my lights are shining so bright that I’m going to end up paying an Obamacare tanning tax, but it’s a small price to pay to honor electricity.

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