Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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Part of that bright light at the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan? That’s me.
Doug Powers over at MichelleMalkin.com has an excellent take on this full-on-guilt “holiday.”
Here’s another reason I won’t participate in Earth Hour: I refuse to acknowledge, symbolically or otherwise, that electricity is the problem and that civilization can be saved by turning itself into North Korea for anylength of time.
Like Doug, I celebrate “Earth Hour” as much as I can all year, because I’d like my electricity bill to be as low as practicable (the market at work). But I’d bet that the liberals who insist we turn off our lights (ahem … Al Gore) are blazing away — especially on their power-sucking computers Tweeting about their supposed moral superiority.
My favorite #EarthHour Tweet:
Ahhhh … the irony. The fact that I can have my laptop plugged in (plus my wife’s) plus my TV, several lights, and my thermostat set at 67 today (with radiant heat in the house, that’s plenty), should be celebrated, not a source of communal guilt.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to replace the light in our foyer. It just burned out … and it will be replaced (at least for now) with a warm, pleasant, and old fashioned incandescent 75-watt bulb. Earth Hour in my time zone is almost over. Don’t want to miss out on the fun.