Burn Some Extra Electricity Tonight For Earth Hour

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Earth Hour, when the world is encouraged to darken itself on the notion that the darkness will conserve power and thus postpone the date at which our societies are ravaged by the impending climate change apocalypse we hear so much about.

Around the world, the lights are going dark at famous landmarks, but here at the Port household we’re going to be using an extra ration of power tonight in celebration of the wonders of technological advancement brought on by free market capitalism.

Don’t believe me? Get a load of what North Korea looks like at night as compared to their capitalist southern neighbors:

I’m burning my lights tonight because I can. Because I believe in progress. I celebrate what man has built. I’ll not participate in the darkening of my society in the name of some global warming fear cult that’s more about government control than clean air, etc., etc.

I want to push forward into the future, with the confidence that free minds working in free societies have the ingenuity to defeat any problem set before them, than to regress into a darker age where we eschew our own creations in the name of a fringe religious faith masquerading as a scientific movement.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Steven Schneider

    All the lights in the house are on. :)

  • Lgbpop

    Every light in the house is on, and the wife is baking biscuits. A/C’s cranked down to 73 and my pool heater is on. This is SO worth a few extra bucks in next month’s bill.

  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    Burn all the wattage you want; MDU will make more! (:^)

  • I H8 GOPers

    Rob Port; “Because I believe in progress.”

    What would Glans Beck say :O

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    300 watts of track lighting. Big screen TV with DVD of Mahler Symphony at 100dB through the 200-watt-per channel stereo. Cinema-size screen with my old G-5 writing this, all peripherals on. Space heater on and 72 on the thermostat. Two freezers, fridge, humidifier, lights on in every room, dryer running, dishwasher running, water heater, air filter, yard lights. Do I get a Merit Badge?

    • borborygmi

      Mahler’s 9th?

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        The 6th, with the tuba solo.

        • borborygmi

          Tuba? okay

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            I’m trying to remember which Mahler symphony has a movement that end with a tremendous fart on the tuba. Seems it was the 10th.

  • NDSuperman

    trying to figure out a way to have the A/C and the heat on at the same time

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Open the windows!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LXTBI7Z675QG63Y7USONOYUVIU Shrill Lib Idiot

    I have a huge carbon footprint. I’m making up for all the liberal treehuggers in Portlandia.

  • Guest

    I make it a point to waste as much energy as possible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…

    • borborygmi

      You bet, anything less and you are probably a Marxist,socialist tree hugging eco terrorist. All resources are infinite or something like that.

      • robert108

        Bullsh*t! Markets are based on the concept that resources are finite, but that the best way to ration them is through “free people making free choices”, rather than an impersonal, politically motivated panel of anonymous drones who are outside the market, and who live off of the taxpayers.

      • 2hotel9

        Look!?!? boob is cry. Squeeze outsome tears for us, Hairy Backed Mary.

        • borborygmi

          What the heck is a hairy backed Mary.

          • 2hotel9

            You, crybaby.

          • borborygmi

            Never heard the term. Hairy backed Mary hehehe

  • http://enigma-cypher.blogspot.com/ Enigma_Cypher

    Well then why should anyone else go dark? North Korea will do it for them.

  • di_da_is_alpha

    Don’t just turn on all your lights, make sure they’re all incandescent bulbs, too.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4RKUEHF3NG2Z32RT4B5A3Y7HUE Kenny

    My favorite was that YouTube had a “lights off” feature that let you save power. It turned the part of the screen you weren’t using black. As if that turned the power off!

  • WOOF

    The dirty hippies of General Electric have pwned you….

    ……again.

  • 2hotel9

    We had 3 TVs going and 3 computers, plus lights and a fire.

    • borborygmi

      You forgot your meth lab was cooking also

      • 2hotel9

        Ah, boob came here to cry, too. Poor Hairy Backed Mary, everybody keeps laughing at it.

      • 2hotel9

        Oh, and “meth labs” run on propane, that is why they blow up, stupid c*nt. Try watching the news or in some other way informing yourself to reality. Oh, yea, forgot, you are realitydenyingboob. Never mind.

        • borborygmi

          I will leave the running of a meth lab to you since you have the expertise.

          • 2hotel9

            I love watching them go boom when you put a rifle round into them, especially if the methhead is standing next to it.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Today is a great day to clean my oven, twice. I love that warm red glow from a 1000 degree electric oven

  • Camsaure

    I did my part

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POHKYWCSHVCVMBFTDPKQLJS5MU Kevin Johnson

    The power surge and spike from everyone coming back on line negates any savings for the hour. Gotta love the ineffectual lib mindset and unintended consequences.

    • 2hotel9

      Quinn’s 1st Law, in spades!

  • badlands4

    Turning everything back on all at once uses more energy than not participating at all. This is no different than sticking food in your gas tank. Totally ineffective, but we can give ourselves a pat on the back for “saving” Mother Earth and tell each other that we *really* care about the environment.

    Blech.

  • http://google-6.blogspot.com steve

    hi thank you very much
    now i know more about light, thanks to this article

  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    I still have every damn light in the house on. Might go start both cars(again), and hell the mower will need started sometime, might as well kick it off too.

  • borborygmi

    Earth Hour sponsored by Utility Companies of the Worlds knowing that Right Wingers will react just to prove a point that no one can push them around…..and then the right wingers do exactly as predicted.

    • 2hotel9

      Ah, is boob gonna cry now? Is Mother Gaia hurting and you can’t help Her? Please, post more crap, we love laughing at your retarded a$$.

    • 2hotel9

      Oh, and seeing as I am invested in several energy producers I LOVE when you leftards do this stupid sh*t. Lets have Earf Hour every day of the week. And the pest part? My electric bill does not go up, not a single penny. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    • robert108

      Yeah, free people making free choices are so easy to control. (sarc)

  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    Energy is ALWAYS conserved. It’s not just a good idea; it’s the LAW!

    • robert108

      Shhhh! Don’t confuse the enviros with physics. They’re believers.

  • borborygmi

    Bullsh*t! Markets are based on the concept that resources are finite. Why do conservatives hate people? Driving up the price. They have decided to use as much as energy as they can in a silly thumping of the chest demonstration to show the eco nuts with an equally silly demonstration that conservatives can’t be pushed around.
    Here is a suggestion , come with me on a week long canoe trip into the north woods. You will appreciate electricity that much more after living without it for a week. Most people can’t stand the quiet the first couple of days but the last few will smooth your soul out.

    • mikemc1970

      Um, that’s exactly what Liberals are trying to do. Drive up the price, artificially, in order to shunt more people towards green alternatives. Let the markets handle it, if costs rise and green alternatives are a reasonable replacement the market will fully embrace them.

  • Heburow

    All of you above: ignorant morons – and another reason for promoting birth control.

    • 2hotel9

      Yes, your mother should have used some form of birth control. Hell, it ain’t too late, she can still abort you at Planned Parenthood.

      • Guest

        Do you really think that you make any sense??? I pity you.

        • 2hotel9

          Waawaawaa, a welfare whore don’t like me, Ise a gonna cry all night. Go f*ck yourself, leftard.

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