February 25, 2011

Bulb Meets Bulb.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:21 pm

Hello there.

Maybe you didn’t hear me; I said, “Hello.”

I heard you, but I don’t have to be polite to you, because as of next year, you’re toast, and I’ll be the only game in town.

Why is that?

The government says you’re bad for the environment.

That’s crazy. I’m comprised of glass and a tiny metal filament. I come on instantly in all kinds of weather, and I’ve been lighting homes and businesses for more than one-hundred years. If I break, one needs only to sweep up the glass and put it in the trash. You, on the other hand, don’t come on instantly, you cause epileptic seizures in some people and you contain mercury, with the result being that if you break, one has to call a hazmat team to clean up and properly dispose of the toxic mess.

You’re killing the polar bears.

You must be a democrat.




  1. I like the new bulbs. They save energy which saves money. They are also good for the environment which is another plus. We must all do our part.

    Comment by Kevin — February 25, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

  2. I like the new bulbs because with the screw thread bulb design , the proctologist can just screw them into a liberals ass when looking for their brains.

    Comment by dudley1 — February 25, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

  3. As with most things supported by the progressive idiots ,the new bulb is not as good as the old and is hazardous.Ethanol too is a waste and bad for the environment,but they keep using it.We can’t drill for oil,dig for coal,or big nuclear plants.I support burying the libs in a big hole so they can become fossil fuel.

    Comment by john — February 25, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

  4. Well said. We have a few boxes of the “real” light bulbs left. I wonder if people will be trading them on the black market soon, if not already? Bidding wars on eBay, etc. Heh.

    Comment by sheri — February 26, 2011 @ 10:53 am

  5. Every time I’ve gone to the grocery lately I buy a box of the real bulbs. Come the revolution, I shall be queen.

    Comment by LeeAnn — February 26, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

  6. I’m with dudley1!

    Actually, LED is the way to go, but they don’t burn out, so nobody wants to go that route!

    Comment by Julie — February 26, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

  7. dudley1 wins the thread!

    Comment by Dan — February 26, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

  8. We must move with the times!

    Comment by Kevin — February 26, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

  9. Kevin, I am big on saving money and the environment, but this was not a good choice. People are not going to throw these away the way they’re supposed to and if they break, that is a whole other story. The amount of mercury in each is not much, but it is cumulative. So if they end up in large quantities in landfills… that is a big issue. Think water table as well. And they will throw them away because the average American throws their batteries away, so will they with squiggly bulbs. Plus, you should see the EPA recommendations for when one breaks.

    Meanwhile, there have been reports of Chinese workers struggling with over exposure to Mercury, which should not be surprising as they don’t really have an OSHA. Perhaps someone considers this a great tradeoff. They get their money, but at a human price.

    Also, be careful not to use those squiggly lights all over. You can’t just randomly put any squiggly light wherever you want. Bathrooms with high humidity bring down the life of the bulb, as does a room where you flip on and off the switch. Dimmers need special squiggly bulbs.

    I’m not sold. I have them all over my house. It is what it is, but I don’t love them. It’s just another Nanny state requirement. Honestly, you say we should move with the times, but don’t you think it’s a bit extreme when the government steps in and forces down your throat what kind of frickin’ LIGHT BULB you can buy? Really?

    Comment by Bou — February 27, 2011 @ 1:23 am

  10. Should we not trust the government?

    Comment by Kevin — February 27, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

  11. No, Kevin…we should not.

    Comment by Erica — February 28, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

  12. Kevin… Seriously? I’m not trying to be rude, but HOW old ARE you?

    Comment by Bou — February 28, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

  13. Kevin, if the new bulbs were really that wonderful, then the government wouldn’t need to outlaw the old ones. They just wouldn’t sell any more.

    Comment by nightfly — March 2, 2011 @ 10:40 am

  14. Kevin……

    Should we not trust the Government? Certainly not,our founders did not, this is the reason for the Bill of Rights & division of power known as the system of checks & balances between the Executive, Legislative & Judicial branches of government.

    You should respect government , you should take part in the selection of representation to government….. but to trust government puts you one step closer to being a subject rather then a citizen.

    Comment by dudley1 — March 4, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

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