When the Lights Go Off Again… All Over the World

…it’ll be “Earth Hour”, which is yet another moronic idea spawned by Glowbull Wormening cultists and pushed by the Useless Nitwits (h/t LC maxxdog):

In what it’s calling a “vote for the future of planet Earth,” the World Wildlife Fund wants every light in the world to go dark for one hour on Saturday as a symbolic gesture to call for action on climate change.

Actually, there is something symbolic about it since, were their idiotic plans for global wealth distribution and shutdown of global economies all in the name of some hysterical nonsense dreamed up by a seminary school flunk-out to come to fruition, then that’s exactly what the skylines of all the cities of Earth would look like shortly: Endless expanses of darkness while the few survivors huddle in their “eco-sustainable” caves eating sustainable porridge.

It’s called Earth Hour — and among the places where the lights will go out are the Eiffel Tower, the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, the Pyramids of Giza and Niagara Falls.

And, for the first time in the event’s three-year existence, the New York headquarters of the United Nations will also go dark,

Which, intellectually speaking, that building has been for as long as it has existed. Now, if only Air Force One were in the air at that hour and decided to honor it by shutting off the engines.

a move officials say will save $102, a figure that fluctuated wildly from its whopping initial estimate of $81,000 when requested from U.N. officials. After the story appeared on FOXNews.com, a spokeswoman called back to say their estimate was incorrect and the savings was $24,000, but then called back a third time to say it was really $102.

Still as blindingly brilliant at accounting as they ever been, huh? Of course, usually their “missing funds” tend to be in the billions and end up being found funding child prostitution rings.

Earth Hour — 8:30 to 9:30 p.m in every time zone on the planet — promises to be “the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change ever attempted,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said earlier this month.

As to ourself, we’ll make a note of turning on every single bulb we can find in the house. Heck, we may even go purchase a few floodlights to put up outside.

But critics say the U.N.’s participation in the event is a “self-serving,” thinly guised “gimmick” to sway public opinion ahead of the U.N.-led conference in Copenhagen in December at which world leaders will seek to approve a new global warming treaty.

“Self-serving” and “gimmick?” About the most unselfish, brilliant, august body of men ever assembled? Surely you jest, sir!

“It’s like a lot of what everything the U.N. does — it’s a gimmick, it’s empty, it’s shallow and it’s not going to lead to anything,” said Thomas Kilgannon, president of Freedom Alliance, a Virginia-based nonprofit organization founded by Oliver North.

There. Fixed that for you, sir.

Dr. Kenneth Green, a resident scholar on environmental science at the American Enterprise Institute, said Earth Hour shouldn’t even be considered an environmental activity, since there will be no tangible benefits.

“If the U.N. is trying to show it’s really committed to the Earth,” he said, “they should scrap the giant fleet of black limousines they drive around in and buy hybrid cars in the United States to help the economy of the country they’re in.

“That’s the real tragedy in what this symbolizes. They’ve taken the one thing that symbolizes man’s advancement over animals — that is, man’s ability to create light — and they’ve turned it into a bad thing.

“It’s the reversal of the Enlightenment. This is ‘the Disenlightenment.'”

And, as always, it is led by liberal fascists, elected by the dimmest bulbs (pun very much intended) among us.

Not all that surprising. We’ve always known that the dim outnumber the bright, so it was really only a matter of time before we’d fuck up and let the morons decide how to run things by majority rule. Once that corner had been turned the rest, as they say, was history.

As it has been time and time again in the past.

80 comments

  1. 51
    The Lone Haranguer says:

    L.C. Mope, Imperial Offsetter @:

    I wonder if they will turn the lights out in North Korea.

    Funny you should mention that. Korean Peninsula at night from space

    Not much of a carbon footprint there. Mother Gaia should be happy.

  2. 52
    sig94 says:

    VonZorch Imperial Researcher @:

    baby seals don’t hurt anyone, and that would just be pointless cruelty.

    I agree. In a moment of passion I included a defenseless, albeit tasty, bit of protein as the target of my wrath.

    In contrite apology I withdraw the baby seal burning analogy as a sign of my opposition to Earth Hour.

    Instead, I will screw an incandescant light bulb into a baby seal’s ass, a Barking Night Light™ so to speak.

  3. 53

    Princess Natasha, Uber-Whore of Zion @ 39: DAMN, Lt, that was simply awesome! Loved it! :em04:

  4. 54

    In my fantasy, the lights remain dark after they flick the switches back on.. :em93:

  5. 55
    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    Ain’t it the truth, Cheapshot? Watch them flip out having no modern conveniences. Yes indeed, send ’em back to the tenth century, let ’em enjoy it! In the meantime, troglodyte conservative I am, I would simply load my guns, light some candles, check my food and water stores. light a fire and plan ahead. A great many of these idealistic idiots have no clue as to how much hard work is needed to farm or ranch. Give a whole new meaning to will work for food signs.

  6. 56

    ‘Sure miss out on a lot when life comes wrapped in plastic, sanitized for everyone’s protection.

    Bunny’s are natures fast food, n’ the wrapper is just so cozy.

  7. 57
    Marinia says:

    Oh shit, I got 5 minutes left to go turn every light in my house ON. Be right back!

  8. 58
    Princess Natasha, Uber-Whore of Zion says:

    LC HJ Caveman82952 sez:

    Ain’t it the truth, Cheapshot? Watch them flip out having no modern conveniences. Yes indeed, send ‘em back to the tenth century, let ‘em enjoy it! In the meantime, troglodyte conservative I am, I would simply load my guns, light some candles, check my food and water stores. light a fire and plan ahead. A great many of these idealistic idiots have no clue as to how much hard work is needed to farm or ranch. Give a whole new meaning to will work for food signs.

    Leftard: “Whaaaat? No soy lattes, extra non-fat, 3/4 caffeine? Waaaaahhhh!!! I want my MOMMYYYYYYY!!!!”

  9. 59
    rickn8or says:

    Who else got their electric meter to glow a dull cherry red?

  10. 60
    nraendowment says:

    Every light in the house is on.

  11. 61
    LC Subotai Bahadur says:

    For those who could not get their lights, etc. turned on; we had to be elsewhere tonight. So we turned everything on at 1830 hrs. just before we left and we got back at 2130 hrs. There are two hours of extra consumption offset credits we generated that we hereby offer to any LC’s who were unable to fight the forces of darkness themselves. That’s our kind of carbon credits!

    LC Subotai Bahadur

  12. 62
    Princess Natasha, Uber-Whore of Zion says:

    I left to go shopping at around 1430… Left the lights on, and the exhaust fan in the kitchen, as well as the heat… Drove 80 miles each way just to go to the mall, at 85 mph. On the way back, Global Warming started to fall from the sky and became a blizzard… Had to slow down to 70 mph… (dammit). Came back at about 2100, turned on even more lights that I forgot about, and cranked up the heat. Commies can go piss up a rope.

  13. 63
    LC Anniee451 says:

    “baby seals don’t hurt anyone”

    I believe, in fact, that baby seals DO in fact cause harm. IIRC there are certain populations of PESTS that would normally be killed by the baby seals, but have been decimated themselves, which necessitates the killing of the seals themselves by predators such as ourselves.

  14. 64
    LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology says:

    LC Subotai Bahadur sez:

    For those who could not get their lights, etc. turned on; we had to be elsewhere tonight. So we turned everything on at 1830 hrs. just before we left and we got back at 2130 hrs. There are two hours of extra consumption offset credits we generated that we hereby offer to any LC’s who were unable to fight the forces of darkness themselves. That’s our kind of carbon credits!
    LC Subotai Bahadur

    Additionally, I opted to recognize the Hour of Light™ for all four major US time zones.

    Princess Natasha, Uber-Whore of Zion sez:

    n the way back, Global Warming started to fall from the sky and became a blizzard…

    You too, eh? I’m currently back home in the Midwest; we’ve got a freak snowstorm that’s still accumulating as I type this ~2:30 AM. Usually, this area doesn’t get any appreciable snowfall post-Valentine’s Day…

  15. 65
    LC Xystus says:

    My bros turned on unnecessary lights, opened the front shade so people could see the glow inside, & reactivated some leftover outdoor Christmas lights.

  16. 66
    lc purple raider says:

    Ah, you should have been here.

    Klieg lights in the front and back yards.

    Joe Satriani turned up to 11.

    Every single light on.

    TV on with sound muted (trust me, I wouldn’t want the sound on).

    The smell of brownies in the oven.

    Heat turned up to 80.

    My only regret is that I had to work, but hey, 56 miles round trip, 75 there, 60 back (ice and snow at night, I’m not stupid.)

    Yes, it was a grand day in Raider Nation.

  17. 67
    wcsbryan says:

    Turned on every light in the house cranked up the heater, and ran the hot water until it got cold, turned on every electric device in my house, to include the oven, all 4 eyes in the stove, and generally tried to do everything I could to offset the dopey ones who buy into the lights out crap.

  18. 68
    Jerry says:

    Spent the time running my rather large Lionel train layout with four post-war steamers gobbling up the juice along with every operating accessary, well, operating. All powered by three massive post-war ZW transformers, happily humming to the 60 cycle beat! The back AND front yard spots were on as well, to deter any prowlers, ya understand. Ahhh, the smell of Lionel and MTH smoke fluid filled the train room last night! I AM a happy man. :em93:

  19. 69
    yochanon says:

    Well, I stayed up all night with the lights on to assist my failing vision, hoping to see this great happening. I am sorely disappointed, because I didn’t see or feel anything special happen. Now I have to go and turn out the lights that I used to help me see the action and get back on my computer and ask libtards the world over if anything happened at all. 🙁

  20. 70
    BigDogg says:

    I had every indoor and outdoor light on. Interestingly enough, about 70% of my neighborhood also had their porch/patio lights on. Gawd I love living in Texas!!!

  21. 71
    Sir Guido Cabrone. LC, M.o.P. says:

    LC Subotai Bahadur

    For those who could not get their lights, etc. turned on; we had to be elsewhere tonight. So we turned everything on at 1830 hrs. just before we left and we got back at 2130 hrs. There are two hours of extra consumption offset credits we generated that we hereby offer to any LC’s who were unable to fight the forces of darkness themselves. That’s our kind of carbon credits!

    I’ll take those credits, if you don’t mind… (MY fucking power was out from around 0100 Saturday until an hour or so ago…) (Damned Global Wormering dumped three inches each of ice and snow here Friday night and Saturday…)

    And we don’t tend to get jack shit around here in that vein after V-Day…

  22. 72
    LC Aggie Sith says:

    BigDogg @:

    I had every indoor and outdoor light on. Interestingly enough, about 70% of my neighborhood also had their porch/patio lights on. Gawd I love living in Texas!!!

    Our entire cul-de-sac was lit!!!

    And the lights were turned on, too 😉

    Nothing beats living in Texas!!! :em69:

  23. 73
    Draca says:

    Well, as we had a freak snow where I live today, I would be grateful if the whole “global warming” scam would kick in soon. Possibly thanks to all the Rotties that left their lights on, we only got about 2 inches.

  24. 74
    LC Anniee451 says:

    Al Gore obviously didn’t participate in this essential protest – how could he?

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/03/29/report-gore-s-lights-left-media-hyped-earth-hour

    For shame, Al. Especially considering that you use more power than 100 of us “little people.” But, nice way to sabotage your own movement, hypocrite.

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  26. 76

    ‘Ought’a check the number of emergency calls during and just after.

  27. 77
    LC hilljohnny says:

    Draca sez:

    Well, as we had a freak snow where I live today

    i hate when it snows freaks, as bad as raining cats and dogs. :em93:

  28. 78
    LC Xealot says:

    You know a civilization is in decline when false problems are invented, real problems are ignored, and solutions require giving things up instead of building new things.

    Even if “climate change” was real, man-made and imminently destructive… solutions should be more along the lines of innovation, efficiency and new ideas… not something as stupid as turn off the lights and go be one with the trees.

    Where’s nuclear power? Where’s cheap solar power? What about building more dams, etc…? You know, stuff that solves the imaginary problem without requiring us to go live in the dark ages. Oh wait, nuclear power is EEEEVIL (nevermind, when done properly, it is incredibly clean). Cheap solar power? Oh yeah, in order to satisfy the greenies, they should be built from biodegradable cow turds. God forbid we use silicon or some other chemical that actually, you know, works. Dams? Oh, sorry, a few fish might have to lay eggs someplace else.

    Greenies are only good at saying the sky is falling and the only thing we can do is turn off the lights, shut down our factories and drive our cars over a cliff (preferably with us in them). And they wonder why we don’t take them seriously.

  29. 79
    GargVet says:

    Turned on everything even watched a movie with the outdoor speakers on.

    Butt I do not think I used as much electric power as the lying 2 faced as-wipe Al Whore who did even bother to turn off his driveway lights.

    I am sure he bought back carbon credits from his own company to offset his oversight . What a puke.

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