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September 30, 2008

Moonbats Call for Convenience Store Lights to Go Out in Japan

The ultimate goal of the environmental movement can be summed up with a photograph of North Korea at night:


In short, moonbats want the lights to go out. Britain has moved toward this highly symbolic objective by killing street lights at night, accepting higher crime rates in exchange for an insignificant reduction in harmless carbon emissions, effectively retreating so that the darkness might reassert its hegemony.

Now Japan is doing its part for the polar bears by calling for convenience stores to close at night, which would supposedly help avert global warming by reducing carbon emissions.

A spokesman for the Japan Franchise Association inappropriately attempted to inject sanity into the climate change issue:

Suppose we open at 7 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. — 16 hours instead of 24. A store couldn't shut down its refrigerators and freezers for just the 8 hours, and they'd have to have staff on hand an hour before and after closing. It would mean losing 20% of our business for an energy saving of 4%.

Clearly he's missing the point. Since global warming isn't real anyway, it doesn't matter if energy savings are significant, only that people be required to make gestures of obeisance.

The JFA points out that all-night convenience stores serve as valuable refuges for crime victims, lost children, stalked women, and others in need of help in the night. But they haven't done a thing for the polar bears allegedly menaced by global warming.

Hat tip: Watts Up With That? On a tip from Lou.

Posted by Van Helsing at September 30, 2008 10:00 AM


Now I gotta tell you, light pollution IS a problem where I live. It has nothing to do with "global warming", but more with quality of life. (Full disclosure: I'm also an amateur astronomer so I have a vested interest.)

If you live in a nice neighborhood and then people start putting up huge, ugly, high-emission sodium vapor lights as "security" for their homes, pretty soon it looks like a prison compound.

There are ways around this that can leave an area lit and yet attractive and without the glaring "riot-light" look of bare sodium lamps. Not a bad thing. Doing it for "the polar bears"? Unless the lights are keeping them up at night, that's just more "enviro-hoodoo".

Posted by: matt at September 30, 2008 10:15 AM

These green moonbats are such a bunch of idots over this global warming poppycock bull kaka i mean its a wonder some liberal politician espeacly a jerk like AL GORE hasnt already written lecislation to ban stret lights proving that AL GORE is 5 watt dim-bulb and that includes the green moonbat dim-bulbs

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at September 30, 2008 11:36 AM

I said before that it doesn't matter if EVERYONE IN THE WORLD turns off their lights because the power plants will still be running!

Maybe I shouldn't have said that; some greenie-weenie might see it and demand that the power plants be shut down for ten hour a day. Don't laugh, at one time we thought vegitarians were harmless health-conscious people.

Posted by: KHarn at September 30, 2008 12:43 PM

I feel Matt's pain. In our community, the ruling libs replaced some streetlights with old-fashioned omnidirectional globes. I realize that they don't much care about astronomy, amateur or professional, but I never understood why they weren't concerned about all the energy that they would be wasting trying to light up the clouds.

Posted by: ent at September 30, 2008 2:13 PM

By the way, I love that photo of Korea. Truly an example of a picture being "worth a thousand words".

Posted by: ent at September 30, 2008 2:15 PM

OMFG! These moonbats won' be happy until we're all living in the stone age in local hippie communes composting our own shat.

Global warming = Socialism

Don't tell us when and when wecan or cannot turn our freaking lights on.

Posted by: Chad at September 30, 2008 3:12 PM


Global warming = Socialism/Communism

"The threat of environmental crisis will be the 'international disaster key' that will unlock the New World Order." -- Mikhail Gorbachev, quoted in "A Special Report: The Wildlands Project Unleashes Its War On Mankind", by Marilyn Brannan, Associate Editor, Monetary & Economic Review, 1996, p. 5

"Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about Glasnost and Perestroika and democracy in the coming years. They are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep." -- Mikhail Gorbachev
"In October 1917, we parted with the old world, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving toward a new world, a world of Communism. We shall never turn off that road." -- Mikhail Gorbachev

Unmasking Global Warming:
The Case of Mikhail Gorbachev

Formerly leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev is now one of the world's most vocal global warming activists. This is an unlikely role indeed for a man who during his years in power showed no inclination to address environmental issues. This could not have been for lack of opportunity, given that he presided over a country which suffered from extensive ecological damage wrought by years of gross disregard and mismanagement. Had he had the inclination, there was much to do about the lamentable state of his country's environmental condition. Gorbachev, however, not only did nothing, but brazenly continued the Soviet regime's ecologically disastrous policies.


Environmentalism's socialist tendencies are already inherent in its starting premise which is that this world is headed for destruction because of the way modern societies conduct their life and affairs. The principal culprits are the business enterprise--whose relentless pursuit of profit has ecologically devastating consequences--and the masses whose excessive and irresponsible consumption exacerbate the already precarious situation. The only way to avert the looming catastrophe, then, is to rein in the greedy business and direct people's behavior in environmentally conducive ways. This naturally can only be done by a government properly equipped for the great task at hand. The net result of environmental activism is thus an empowered state exercising close oversight over the business and private spheres. In Marx's parlance, the means of production--and indeed nearly aspects of societal life--are placed under state control. This is nothing if not socialism rising, and since it also happens to be something Gorbachev has been striving for all of his life, it should come as no surprise that he has been an enthusiastic proponent ever since Marxism-Leninism became a byword for failure.

But while even the most basic forms environmentalism have proven themselves to be a potent vehicle for advancing socialist ideals, the potential of global warming has exceeded almost all expectations in this regard. All of the elements of the harrowing scenario it so vividly paints--its global scope, its imminence, its catastrophic potential--point toward the need for immediate and drastic measures on a wide scale. It should not take very long to realize that such a comprehensive response can only be mounted by a state armed with vast powers to decree, to regulate and to tax, powers which the devotees are only too eager to grant.

It is precisely for these reasons that the idea of man-made global warming so appeals to Mikhail Gorbachev who never did anything for the environment when he was in the position to do so. It is as paradoxical as it is revealing that this man who now parades as an angel of ecological salvation is by virtue of his actions at Chernobyl and elsewhere responsible for more environmental destruction than any other person alive.

interesting eh?

Posted by: Artfldgr at September 30, 2008 4:44 PM


Posted by: Spurwing Plover at September 30, 2008 7:26 PM

Back a few years ago some eco-freak wackos were demanding that cities and towns shut off their street lights to save the bugs HOW STUPID ARE THEY? SO STUPID A INSECT IS MORE INTELLEGENT THEN THEY ARE

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 1, 2008 7:28 AM


Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 1, 2008 10:36 PM