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|Times Square before and during Earth hour...|
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GLENN: Dude, how awesome was Earth hour this weekend? Rockin'. For almost an hour on Saturday, cities and people were encouraged to shut off their lights for an hour to raise awareness about energy conservation and the threat from climate change. Don't tell me you missed it. How could you? I mean, people were shutting off their lights... and stuff. It was probably like really dark, you know, and hard to see. Really? You missed it? It's so weird. From what I'm reading in the media, it was a huge success and Reuters said billions of people took part in the event. They also say that because of a couple of cities, you know, turned off lights for an hour that, you know, they also, they had a mandate and governments had to follow that. So still not ringing a bell, the whole Earth hour thing, huh? Of course, even though billions turn off their lights, there was still a few hiccups that the activists don't want to mention. You know, they were minor, you know. And probably good explanations for the hiccups like Times Square in New York City. Apparently it was still pretty bright with the lights off there because well, I mean, it just looks like there were a lot of lights still on. We put the pictures of what New York City looked like during Earth hour and it was well, you'll see it in the newsletter. Sign up for the free newsletter at GlennBeck.com. Maybe the city had already laid the guy off who was supposed to turn the switch off or more likely it was, you know, a nonunion person that was asked to switch the lights off and that person mysteriously disappeared minutes before Earth hour. So the lights on Times Square, they still looked like they were blazing, but that's all right because billions of other people, you know, they all participated in by the way, Las Vegas turned their lights off on the strip for an hour. Pictures at GlennBeck.com and in the newsletter. The problem as far as, you know, making the point on energy conservation and global warming, when you look at that picture, you can see an endless line of cars. I mean, the cars were still I guess they could have turned the lights off on the cars as they were still driving around but I don't know if that would have so the problem is, you know, now that the 80 bajillion lights in Las Vegas are running 24/7 again, you know, really kind of makes that whole hour that the environmentalists got kind of I mean, did they turn the slot machines off? I'd like to know that. This did he turn the bells and the lights off inside where there were people playing with the slots? And in an effort to illustrate just how much people can save by turning off their lights you know what, hang on. I've just got to turn off the lights here in the studio. Well, now I can't read any of it. Okay, I've got to turn the lights back on for just a second because I can't anyway, in an effort to illustrate just how much people can save by turning off the lights and conserving energy, the UN said that they saved $81,000 by shutting down the outside lights for an hour. When they got called out on that, the actual number came to no pun intended came to light. It was a bit smaller. It was well, it was close to $81,000. It was $102. Of course, I mean, the UN was just probably factoring in the usual added cost of corruption and bureaucracy in that $81,000, you know, an hour figure. It was probably just you know, we were funneling money over to anyway, I'm not sure exactly. But finally perhaps the final nail in the coffin that Earth day was an epic failure even though billions participated, I mean, not that it was a failure. I mean, it had a couple of hiccups. Drew Johnson, the president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research took a little drive by Al Gore's mansion during Earth hour. You may remember Al Gore. You remember, he's the guy that started the whole global warming movement. There may have been some global warming breaking news or something, some documents that had just come through and Al Gore had to read them because Al Gore may have left a few lights on. The spotlights that usually illuminate the mansion were off. I mean, he keeps them on all the time? That's weird. Are you sure they're spotlights, not just in some sort of angelic glow? I'm not Gore had his TVs on. You could see the bluish hue and the light movements. I mean, you stalkers know exactly what I'm talking about. And, of course, even Al Gore during Earth hour can't shut off the all important flood lights that shine on the trees on the driveway leading to the mansion. I mean, if he didn't light up his trees, how would everybody know that he loves trees and he's so green?
|Al Gore Leaves The Light On For Ya|
Update, Al Gore said he did honor Earth hour. National Post asked a spokesperson if the Gores were asserting that Drew Johnson was mistaken about seeing the lights at the residence. They responded, correct. Let there be no light, said Al Gore, and there wasn't.
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