Ah, it’s time once again for “Earth Hour,” a day (actually just one hour) where slacktivists swoon over themselves and pat themselves on their smug backs for continuing the global warming myth. How? By claiming to unplug and turn things off at 8:30 p.m. today in their local time zones. For a whole hour! Squee! Funnily enough, they seem to tweet madly about it.

https://twitter.com/khaela/status/315327337933725696

https://twitter.com/AndyBold/status/315571134718418944

Bingo. Evidently, social media isn’t covered under “unplugging.”

Oh Yoko. On the plus side, the annual event inspires awesome mockery. Sun Media columnist Ezra Levant starts it off in style.

Firefox falls for the slacktivist scam.

Seriously.

The hilarity continues:

https://twitter.com/kesgardner/status/315576568472817664

https://twitter.com/withoutsrains/status/315586661453008897

And on a serious note:

Truth. But, truth his hard for slacktivists. It’s much easier to use your iPhones and iPads to let everyone know how awesome  you are.

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  • Steve_J

    Not doing anything different today then I did yesterday or the day before.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    I might have to turn on all lights & appliances and then…… burn all my candles. >:^)

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

    Sure…Let’s ALL go dark for an hour so the home invasion goons can enter unabated, and rob us blind. Double points if y’all have turned in your guns and made your home a “gun free zone”…..Idiots.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      Libs should be required to post it in their yard: gun free zone, come and rob me!

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      I still haven’t seen reporters or liberals take up the offer to use those signs.

  • Kimihiro Watanuki

    My family and I will be cranking up all of lights. We got new hippie neighbors, though. Oh well….

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      If they have their house dark and it’s real quiet, walk around your yard chanting “Sar-ah Pa-lin, Sar-ah Pa-lin….!”

      • Silenttype78

        For a bonus bang on a drum.

      • Lady 12

        Get a video of that and post it on Twitter! It’ll go viral.

  • Steve_J

    One thing I am not doing is killing my girlfriend and stuffing her in a trunk and leaving her body there for seven years, like the originator of earth day. That’s just not a good idea, is it Ira?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      You won’t be able to hire Arlen Specter for an attorney like he did either.

      • Steve_J

        Both real pieces of work.

    • ERMERGERD

      He did it for the environment.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        One less pesky female consuming resources?

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      When you look at how little the left seems to know about Che, Hugo Chavez, or Darwin, it’s no wonder why Obama got re-elected with such turn-out from his base.

      Darwin was a racial supremacist in many regards, Chavez hurt his country big time and Che hated rock and roll and thought our brothers and sisters of African descent were “lazy”.

      • Hiraghm

        Saying that Darwin was a racial supremacist in many regards, in his day, is like saying Obama is a corrupt politician in many regards.

      • camnpat

        “Che hated rock and roll and thought our brothers and sisters of African descent were “lazy”.” And those are the only “nice” things one can say Che did and said.

      • camnpat

        “Che hated rock and roll and thought our brothers and sisters of African descent were “lazy”.” And those are the only “nice” things one can say Che did and said.

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    Going out to a steakhouse with my boyfriend during Earth Hour. I’m leaving on my TV, every light in my house, AND I’m gonna eat a nice, juicy slaughtered animal. It’ll taste extra murdery tonight ^_^

  • Catchance

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I LOVE all these comments! I wasn’t planning on doing anything, but now I believe I’ll turn on all my lights (also while burning candles) the TV, my washer and dryer, my computer, AND turn on the pool pump!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Cat, Make plans for Earth Day. This was my celebration a few years back.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFuEp7y2d50

      • Catchance

        Omigosh, that’s AWESOME!

        I only have one vehicle, but as I live in Arizona, I’ll undoubtedly need my AC on, too (it got up to 85 today). Maybe I’ll see how cold I can make it in my house, and invite my (liberal) neighbors over.

        • Lady 12

          I currently live in the Midwest, so I cranked the heater up as high as I could.

  • Netmilsmom

    For Earth hour we have one 52″ tv,, one 40″ and four computers running. All our lights, the washing machine, dryer and dishwasher are going too. Just like every night.

  • louisiana_mom

    Earth Hour? Cut our carbon footprint? Geeesh, it is the end of March and it will be 32 degrees in my area of LOUISIANA tonight! I think we need to start pumping a little more CO2 into the atmosphere so spring will arrive!

    • Ardell Simon

      but that would increase global warming, the ice caps will melt and that will cause CA and NY to flood and just become part of the ocean….hmmm…I just turned on all my lights, TVS and computers..LOL

      • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

        “CA and NY to flood and just become part of the ocean” There can only be an UPSIDE to that. ~_^

    • Hiraghm

      We’ll see it through with smoke and soot and CO2!
      (Fallen Angels)

  • Maxx

    Earth hour. The one hour each year when a liberal’s brains ain’t the only thing dimly lit.

  • lcky9

    can’t wait for the 10 P.M. news in CHICAGO to see how many MORE people get shot when the lights go out.. every year they have propaganda of downtown Chicago buildings FINALLY turning out some lights (mostly cause even when the lights are on no one is home).. yet.. I can’t find ONE person in the city or even out by me 40 miles away that does ANYTHING different.. fact is I will be plugging my laptop in at 8:30 and turning on the outside lights for the dogs to go out.. I THINK I can find a few more lights to turn on.. to bad I did my laundry earlier..

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    I will not exist for one hour starting…now.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

      Update: Still not existing. Thirty-nine minutes to go. Ah! Thirty-eight.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

        Knock knock.
        Who’s there?
        See oh.
        See oh who?
        Exactly. For seventeen more minutes.

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

          Just got back from nowhere, and boy, are my molecules tired. I need a 5-Hour Energy Drink to make up for the last hour of not being. Did the planet devolve at all while I was gone?

          • Silenttype78

            Welcome back.
            Checked in to make sure you made it safely. 😉

          • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

            Well, Obama is still president.

            Sorry about that.

          • Hiraghm

            No he’s not. He occupies the office, he wields power he is ineligible to wield, but he’s not President.

          • Lady 12

            No, but then we haven’t heard from the Kardashians yet.

  • Silenttype78

    I m gonna play Bo2 until 9:30.
    My “happy human progress ” hour!

  • 1SkepticalChick

    Lights blazing, a/c cranked, all tv’s & laptops running. Oh! Gotta go push down the handle on the toaster again!

  • The Big Stink

    I’m celebrating #EarthHour by having a neighborhood tire burn in my front yard.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    https://twitter.com/SteveStockmanTX is hilariously tweeting his way through Earth Hour with facts & laughs!

    • RightThinking1

      1Skeptical,

      Thnx for the link, one of my favorites:

      Rep. Steve Stockman
      [email protected]
      Obama participated in #EarthHour by shutting off lights at Solyndra, Fisker, A123, Ener1, Beacon Power, Nevada Geothermal, Abound Solar…..

  • HARP2

    LIGHTS ON ,car started, furnace cranked up ice cold beer ready….lets do it.

  • http://twitter.com/CoFemale Cuz Grandma Says

    Did I miss earth hour. I was working on my computer doing work for a client. Could a Liberal come up with a more idiotic idea? That is a rhetorical question. Earth hour does nothing, especially when all the Libs are driving in their limo or flying their Lear jets. I am also freezing my tail off hear in Colorado at 12 degrees. At least Michelle is freezing with me unless she is elsewhere in warmer weather.

  • Guest

    Thanks for nothing, DWS. Americans voted democratic in 06 and 08 and got this shoved on them.

  • ML

    I’ve never even heard of this. If I turn off my lights it’s because I want to save on the electric bill.

  • Hiraghm

    AUGH! I missed Human Achievement Hour!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK3KankNibk

  • http://alankhenderson.blogspot.com/ alanhenderson

    I honor Earth Hour every day, by living in a house smaller than Algore’s foyer. (3/2/1.5 1200-ish-square-foot-house)

    • http://alankhenderson.blogspot.com/ alanhenderson

      Wait…that should be 3/1.5/1. I don’t have a half-garage. (I’m so used to seeing 3/2 on house listings I typed it by habit.)