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Earth Hour: Limbaugh to turn on Christmas lights to celebrate

By Jimmy Orr / March 28, 2009

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh announced on his radio program that he may put up a Christmas tree and outdoor lights to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday night.

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Well, it's about that time.

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Darkness is setting in on the East Coast and that means Earth Hour is on its way. This is where you are supposed to turn your lights off for an hour in order to send a message to government leaders that more needs to be done to combat climate change.

And people from all over the world did that today -- from Sydney Harbor in Australia, to the Great Pyramids in Egypt, to a research station in Antarctica.

Many cities across the US are participating. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco all have events planed. In Boston, the Prudential Center and the Hancock building will power down.

Wanting to be a team player, we're going to do the same thing here at the Vote Blog. We're going to watch the Villanova - Pittsburgh game by candlelight.

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By the way, Rush Limbaugh is celebrating Earth Hour just like everybody else. Although he's planning on doing it a bit differently. Earlier this week, he announced on his radio show that he's making it much more festive.

"I have the ability from my couch, wherever I happen to be, I can turn on very light in the place, on all five houses. I can turn on the air conditioner and I can regulate the air conditioner. So I lit my place up like a Christmas tree last night.

"At 8:30 on Saturday night, I'm going to do the same thing. I mean, I might even put a Christmas tree up! I might even put Christmas lights on the outside lights, on the outside landscaping. I mean, I'm going to go just the opposite way, because I, El Rushbo -- as you know -- resist the tug of popular sentiment."

Planet or no planet, politics never sleeps

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