**Bumped up from last year because it’s happening again tonight, and it’s still amazingly stupid. Some content has been updated**

Every year it rolls around, tonight at 830pm wherever you are, it’s “Earth Hour” when the left, hippies and various poor souls who are intimidated by human accomplishment ask that everyone turn off their lights for an hour. It’s a request that perfectly illustrates the Left’s ultimate orgiastic hope–to throw the scourge of humanity back into the Dark Ages, literally. And just like how buying a Red iPod will do nothing to stop the continuing massacre in Darfur, cities turning off monument spotlights for an hour won’t do a damn thing about “the environment.” The silly, rank ignorance and hypocrisy of the left is neverending.

What socialist tyranny in the north gets you: The Korean Peninsula.

So, if you don’t long for the days when we can be just like North Korea (which has Earth Hour 24/7!), let’s indeed take Earth Hour seriously and do the complete opposite! Like last year, Tammy Blog and Tammy Radio asks you at the designated 8:30pm wherever you are, to turn all your lights on. As a matter of fact, bring out more lights! String those Christmas lights again on your patio! Open the doors and turn on the air conditioner! Have all the televisions on at once (and the radios too!). And you know those closet lights? They’ve been lonely. Turn them on 😉

Landmarks go dark, millions unplug for Earth Hour

SYDNEY — The white-shelled roof of the Sydney Opera House fell dark Saturday night, one of the first landmarks to turn out the lights in an hour-long gesture to be repeated by millions of people around the world who are calling for a binding pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Asian cities followed Australia and New Zealand as the fourth annual Earth Hour cranked up. Buildings in some 4,000 cities in more than 120 countries were expected to unplug to reduce energy consumption and draw attention to the dangers of climate change, according to organizers.

The event will roll across the world, with participants turning off the lights when the clock strikes 8:30 p.m. local time. From a shopping mall in Manila to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York, landmarks and skylines will dim.

There is, however, an exception to every rule. There is at least one place where we would all be better off if they actually kept their lights off 24/7.

And really, with Barack Obama out there, does Las Vegas really need to hurry things along?

If you need any more inspiration to turn on every single machine in your house tonight at 830pm, the Competitive Enterprise Institute encourages you to celebrate Human Achievement Hour instead!

On March 26, some people will be sitting in the dark to express their “vote” for action on global climate change. Instead, you can join CEI and the thousands of people around the world who will be celebrating Human Achievement Hour (HAH). Leave your lights on to express your appreciation for the inventions and innovations that make today the best time to be alive and the recognition that future solutions require individual freedom not government coercion.

Turn it on! Celebrate!!

2011 Update:
Bwahahaha! Earth Hour may be losing steam as novelty wears off

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  1. paboki says:

    On

    Lights, check.
    Tv’s, check.
    PC’s, DVR, check, check.
    Wash machine, check.
    Dishwasher, electric portable radiator, electric oven, hallway lights, check, check, check, check.
    charging stations for cell phones, iPods, check, check.
    (should I vacuum?)

    2010, 2012, we’ll check those off soon.

    • thierry says:

      make lots of toast- toasters use lots of power….and then throw the toast at the dweebs we’ll be voting out.

    • Tammy says:

      LOL! Yes, vacuum! I’m glad I put off all my housework. Gonna get a lot done tonight!

      • dennisl59 says:

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        4) “Have you paid Tammy a complement today?” (Hard coded Factory Default)
        5) “It’s your Mother: she wants to know when you’re going to get off your butt and find a job/wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend and get a haircut.”

        ROOMBAs Rule!

  2. thierry says:

    and absolutely no outrage or unified protest against the damage to the environment and all the sea,land and air kittens one nuclear or biological bomb from a rogue nation would cause.

    no outrage at all the poison dropped on nyc when those towers went down- poison from jet fuel and toxic dust and debris.

    but best not to criticize one’s allies, the jihadi kittens- fellow neanderthals, stone age cretins.

    these people are fantasists, deluded irrational children.

  3. Mrs. Malcontent says:

    Whenever I hear about turn off your lights night, I remember an early episode of Everybody Hates Chris where Chris’s dad goes from room to room turning off lights and muttering, “that’s 25 cents of electricity.”

  4. Mrs. Malcontent says:

    Everyone who has means should go out and buy the biggest plasma TV and plug it in. That way you are helping the economy and protesting at the same time (not valid in California).

  5. makeshifty says:

    Human Achievement Hour. I like it!

    I read today that my hometown is going to participate in Earth Hour. Unga-bunga!

    I do think there’s a basis for criticizing our civilization, but this is not the way to go about it. I’ve started to wonder if elements of our modern world can be looked at constructively from a design perspective: particularly means of production and sustenance and bringing them in line with human capabilities, a human scale, aesthetics, and what we know about Nature. Of course economics would have to be part of the equation.

    Hundreds of years ago, people in Western Civilization didn’t have freedom. They had to think about God and what their king and local lord wanted, but in that era great works of art were created. I suspect a large part of this is great works were what were expected. As humanity freed itself of the shackles, we also cast off those expectations, throwing out the baby with the bathwater–not all at once, but over time. Perhaps with freedom we’ve become selfish and egotistical. The aesthetic quality of what we create out of ourselves has declined. “What use was it?” we might ask. Aesthetics reflect how we create our world. Is it in harmony and proportioned (does it take into account the needs of other things beside what we want out of it), or is it uncaring and unharmonious?

    I think some who support the notion of human-caused global warming are at root really talking about this (others have dangerous notions of control, and I don’t include them in this). I heard someone talk on the radio recently about an “aesthetic morality” on the Left, and that sounds accurate. I don’t endorse the top-down way in which they’re trying to impose their agenda. It’s sad to me that in our society it seems we feel we have to choose between a “Let a thousand flowers bloom!” mentality, where there’s no sense of caring about what happens, and a “You’re doing it wrong” mentality that stifles freedom and creativity, and does not enlighten us. The danger in our society is we have no established structures that exemplify a higher calling (beyond the community building of our local churches), and so we depend on individual efforts to inspire us to that calling, if we will only listen and try to learn.

  6. mrcannon says:

    I have a thought: if we just ignore the left completely, would they cease to exist?

  7. Carol-1R says:

    Thanks for the reminder. I had not thought of pulling out the toaster. After I turn on all the lights, TV’s, washer and dryer, and anything else I can safely leave on, I’m going to drive around and burn fossil fuels to see how many of my neighbors are in the dark; I bet not very many.
    And vacuum too!

  8. longviewcyclist says:

    I’m such a redneck, I leave my Christmas lights up all year long.
    So, I guess I’m all set. 🙂

  9. trevy says:

    I’ll go hop on my Harley-Davidson Sportster and cruise Route 66. Then, I’ll be celebrating 2 of mankinds greatest ever achievments!

  10. Rob says:

    Wow – I almost missed it. Thanks for the reminder!

    I have just enough time to run to Home Depot and replace those burned-out halogen bulbs under the cabinets. I’ll check the light on the vacuum cleaner while I am at it.

  11. MetalGirl1 says:

    Lets See…All 5 tv’s are on, washer/dryer, dishwasher, computer, 2 stereos, hall lights, all 3 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, den and last but not least….my beloved coffee maker♥ Oh yeah, garage and patio too…

    • MetalGirl1 says:

      May I also say that Earth Hour is the dumbest thing I’ve heard about in the last 15 minutes….The left are the biggest idiots I’ve ever seen! *sigh*

      • El Gordo says:

        I’ve never met any Liberal that wasn’t either Mentally Ill, Ignorant, Naive’, Evil, Stupid, or Lazy. They have ever been and always shall be one if not a combination of those six categories and ALL have the characteristics of whinny, spoiled-brat 2-year old children who throw a hissy-fit when they don’t get their way. A good spanking in November 2012 may help solve the problem of these idiots. 🙂 PS. Its good to see a post from you Metal…Its been a while…I had to change my ID from “Gordon” due to a suspected hacking. 🙁

  12. Mrs. Malcontent says:

    I find it coincidental that in Las Vegas the big Monster Truck Rally is scheduled for this evening at the same time Mayor Goodman will be dousing the lights on the strip. Even as I write this post, the Air Force performed a flyover over Sam Boyd Stadium to kick of the festivities. Monster trucks will be consuming fossil fuels for most of the evening, bringing a lot of revenue to the area. I guess this is the definition of irony.

  13. ladykrystyna says:

    I forgot about or I would have had more stuff on. As it was I was watching the Glenn Beck episodes I DVR’d and my kids were watching Barbie Mermaid movie. My husband was napping. Still, it was better than turning everything off.

    And that video was great. Human Achievement indeed! I celebrate it and will always celebrate it!

  14. Red Barr says:

    Have a wild party by turning up your lights…

  15. Laura says:

    Electric guitar/amp

  16. dennisl59 says:

    The Wizard of Menlo Park just tweeted…”WTF?!” from his grave.

    Tesla, Franklin, Ohm, Volta, Watt, Hertz, and Faraday have an open thread going, they are PO’d too! “Our life’s work for this insanity?” And “this is the thanks we get?” The rest can’t be shared in mixed company.

  17. makeshifty says:

    I watched a video once that praised Earth Hour, and I got the impression that the people who liked it, liked it because it felt like a community event where people could join together in something peaceful, and not have the hubbub of city life ever present. What I figured, though, was, you know, people have been going to the national parks for that same reason for generations, and it works just as well.

  18. makeshifty says:

    Hey, what the… You brought over all the comments from last year’s Earth Hour, you sillies! 🙂

  19. Crueladev says:

    Earth Hour Fizzle! Who would have thunk it?

    [edmonton . ctv . ca ]

    In honor of Earth Hour.. A nice BBQ on the grill…gotta love the wafting of BBQ smoke throughout the neighborhood. Let’s not forget the TV’s blaring full strength as Colorado College plays tonight to advance to the Frozen Four! Lights will all be on as will the fireplace…Ah..Gotta love the earth and all that nature has to provide! I think the COW is tenderizing nicely! Enjoy your Earth Hour
    TAMearther’s!

    [Editor’s note: Sorry about the link, but it was removed, remember we now have the no links on Comments rule for extra security. Until we all get used to it your posts will publish, but the links will be removed. Thanks]

  20. El Gordo says:

    What’s with these weird Time/Date stamps on these postings?

  21. Ginger says:

    Yep, my lights were burning brightly during”earth hour”…”These little lights of mine, I really let them shine.”

  22. Artgal says:

    I was too busy painting a portrait of our future president to even notice it was Earth Hour. Just glad my timing was good though: my studio was very well lit using the evil form of light bulbs while we can, ambient music blaring through my Bose speakers & computer, the ceiling fan going & laundry being done all at the same time. So all in all, that hour on earth was very productive for me!

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