December 22, 2007

Big Brother is Now.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:18 pm

light-bulb.jpgJesus H. Christ!

The collection of fools geniuses in congress just passed (and the President signed — WTF?), a bill which, among other things, will outlaw 100-watt incandescent light bulbs by the year 2012. By 2014, you won’t be able to buy an incandescent bulb brighter than 40 watts.

I can see myself in a hardware store in 2012:

Jimbo: I would like a 100-watt light bulb to replace the one in my reading light that burned out.

Clerk: Sorry, pal. No can do. I could go to the slammer for selling them.

Jimbo: Damn, I forgot. How about two 50’s?

Clerk: No problem. Maybe you should stock up, because in two years I won’t be allowed to sell those either.

Jimbo: I don’t think I will, because I suspect that, by then, possession of a 50-watt bulb will be an indictable offense.

We’re told that we’ll be better off and the planet will be better off if we use billions of light bulbs that contain mercury, a highly toxic substance. Oy!

I believe that some day (maybe even in my lifetime) historians will look back on the havoc that will have been wrought by the detestable Al Gore and his high school science project caliber movie and wonder, “What the hell were they thinking?”

Via C&S


  1. 1. Will this start a crime wave?
    2. Imagine all the people running out to stock up on 100 watt bulbs.
    3. They’ll be building new wings onto rehabs everywhere.

    Comment by RT — December 22, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

  2. This will put a serious crimp on all the rock bands, won’t it?

    We’ll all have to go back to flicking our bics during the concert.

    BTW, if everyone goes vegan, the flatulence factor will take us over the brink and into ex-stink-shun. Pretty sure.

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — December 22, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

  3. I have replaced most of the incandescent bulbs in my place but not because I was trying to be environmental friendly..they just burn out to damn fast and the curly cue things seem to last for ever. I could really give a damn about saving a buck a month on the light bill nor do I give a shit about saving the planet..the way I look at it if the PC and left wing and enviro-nuts take completely over it will not be worth living on anyway..

    Only problem I have with the curly lights is that they ain’t worth a damn for a reading light..I rigged up a mirror on top of a lamp that reflects the light back and it helped some..

    Comment by GUYK — December 22, 2007 @ 8:27 pm

  4. Sorry. No lighters. Greenhouse gases. In addition, all concerts will be “unplugged.”


    Comment by Jim — December 22, 2007 @ 8:28 pm

  5. One of the big problems we’ll have in four or five years is that when the temperatures begin to drop and global warming will have been dispproved, Al Gore and his crew will claim the credit for having caused the drop.

    Comment by joated — December 22, 2007 @ 9:12 pm

  6. I don’t really care for the fluorescent light bulbs. Their light seems too harsh. But if you lived on the West coast, you would definitely start caring about “Global Climate Change”….or at least pollution. When you look out your window and the sky is *brown* it really makes you think about things.

    Don’t get me wrong. I drive an SUV and I drive a lot. I like to have lots of lights on in my home. I use hairspray…gasp! But when the sky is brown, when the beach is littered with crap….that’s not a lot of fun. It changes your mind about things.

    Comment by DogsDontPurr — December 22, 2007 @ 9:14 pm

  7. More proof that we need a real conservative int he White House, instead of these liberal nincompoops we seem to be getting in every election cycle.

    Fred Thompson should be running away with this nomination, and Ron Paul shouldn’t be far behind.

    We have some serious work to do if we’re going to stop this kind of crap.


    Comment by RightWingRocker — December 23, 2007 @ 1:53 am

  8. Merry Christmas

    Comment by hoosierboy — December 23, 2007 @ 7:38 am

  9. Jimbo: [entering dark hardware store] Hello? Hardware guy? Is anyone here? [knocks display over] Shit. I’m so sorry!

    Clerk: It’s OK, happens all the time. I’m down here. You’ll have to feel your way over. It’s not far. Be careful, go slowly so you don’t fall into the loppers and sever an artery or something. I know it’s tricky walkin’ in this light.

    Jimbo: Where ARE you? Keep talking so I can find you. I’m looking for light bulbs.

    Clerk: Oh aren’t we all. Feel your way around and follow the sound of my voice.

    Jimbo: I think I feel garden hoses. Where are you? Am I getting closer? Keep talking!

    Clerk: OK, do you feel the displays along your left? Sprayers, deadly poisons, and the like? Grope, man, grope! I’m gonna need you to take a right there and you’ll be in the light bulb section. I think.


    Comment by dogette — December 23, 2007 @ 8:15 am

  10. “Sassypanties”

    I deleted your comment. You used the URL of another blogger.

    I will not tolerate that crap.

    Parkway Rest Stop

    Comment by Jim — December 23, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

  11. I checked your timestamps and comment posting. It’s likely from an inmate in the federal pen here in Florida. It’s the reason I no longer allow my sitemeter to be public. He/she/it gets on our websites and spoofs, says horrible things, and threatens. is a company that specializes in communications for government institutions. Time to complain.

    I’ve saved every threatening remark from that IP, its stated location varies from Inglis, FL, Williston, FL, and Gainesville FL, sometimes as far west as Cedar Key. But it’s the same IP and you won’t see another IP like it in your site meter roundup.

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — December 23, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

  12. They won’t be wondering “What were they thinking?” — they’ll be saying “Jeebus, they was some kinda fools…”

    Comment by DMerriman — December 23, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

  13. This dooshwad is now mimicking Guyk’s url in my comments as well. I’d publicly threaten to rip the asshole of whomever it is that is doing this, so that it fits snugly over his/her/its’ head, but that might be construed as hurting, rather than helping.

    Comment by Erica — December 23, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

  14. I’m pretty sure it’s an evil spam-bot, launched from IP because word-veri seems to have stopped it on my site. It’s never once dared to email me. I know it grieves dogette’s soul for me to have word-veri, but without it, this is what happens.

    You could ban that IP and never miss a regular commenter.

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — December 23, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

  15. Chheezzz…and they thought they had it right with prohibition…we really are culpible of error…

    Comment by Timberline — December 25, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

  16. I don’t know why it took me so long, but I am just now thinking of the renegade toilet fiasco. It’s what gummint does.

    Comment by Rodger Schlong — December 28, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

  17. incandescent lights uses too much electricity compared to compact fluorescent lamps.+, blog site

    Comment by Warner Cowherd — June 17, 2012 @ 8:21 am

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