Taking a Page From The Carter Years...
Just in case you are under 30 and have lived in total isolation since birth, the Hilldebeast has lots 'o' energy saving tips for you on her website. These are all the most obvious ones that have been consistently crammed down our throats via government p.s.a.'s and other media since the Carter years and are recently undergoing a resurgence as everyone and their dog gets on the Greenie wagon.
(This was a p'shop op I couldn't pass up, sickbed or not! We all 'member Carter's lil' "fireside chats" about turning down the thermostats and carpooling and that other Big Daddy advice, right?)
"Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has published a list of 10 ways Americans can "address global warming and increase our energy independence" on her Web site.
These include replacing incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent ones and wrapping your home's water heater in a blanket. It is not known whether Clinton or her presidential campaign staff practices these apparent energy-saving tips.
"You can save 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year by wrapping your water heater in an insulation blanket," according to HillaryClinton.com.
Visitors to the Web site are asked to take a pledge to "confront ... global warming and move our country towards energy independence."
The energy-saving advice was posted to coincide with the release of Clinton's new proposed energy policy, which would, among other things, set up a $50 billion strategic energy reserve and phase out the incandescent light bulb.
Other points of advice included turning down the air conditioning, using energy generated by renewable sources like wind and solar power, and simply recycling.
"By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually," the Web site said."
No word on whether or not she is advocating driving below 55 mph, flushing only when there are turds in the bowl or alternate days for fueling up your car yet.
(My job is done here. Now back to the loving embrace of my pal, Nyquil....)