**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.
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 😉
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