Thursday, March 19, 2009

March Madness...Basketball or Legislature?

Today is the first day of March Madness, that great Spring tradition of college basketball playoffs! The Legislature is in session, but they really should take the day off.

Oh no, they have a very important resolution to take care of today. In fact, it is the ONLY thing on the calendar in the House. House Resolution 31 to promote "Project Safe Passage." What is that, you may ask? You can read it here. The essence is this: it seems surveys have shown that many birds are flying into tall buildings at night because someone left the lights on in the office and the birds became confused. So, we need to encourage occupants of tall buildings to turn off all the lights from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

If you live in a high-rise apartment, I guess it's no Conan O'Brien for you! And, speaking of March Madness, let's hope all the games are done by 11:00 p.m. Who knows? A confused Jayhawk may want to fly into your place to watch his favorite basketball team on TV!

1 comment:

Noxley said...

I guess it's really important to protect the birds, the protection of which is endowed to them by their Divine Creator, as we are told in the Holy Bible. How in the world do these beings learn to migrate in the first place, except that God made them with a form of instinct that allows for this very mystical travel.
If we must turn off lights in high rise buildings and the like, is it not likely that we will have aircraft crashing into them, since they will not be visible as planes search for airports at night. I know that they operate with techical devices to get them (and we the passengers) to the right place on those runways, but with airports so close to major buildings in our cities here in Michigan, I think it best to leave the lights on, just in case someone is also using his or her eyes to see what is ahead. Such foolish legislation makes one wonder what else our esteemed legislators are dreaming up to protect the animal species of all sorts, while allowing for the murder of the unborn human species via abortion. The animal kingdom was created to serve humankind. I think we need to rething our priorities.