June 30, 2008

Don’t drop that Bulb!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:48 pm

At the end of last year, I wrote about a federal law that outlaws the sale of 100-watt incandescent light bulbs after 2012 and 40-watt incandescent bulbs after 2014. In another post, I speculated (only half jokingly) about where such stupid nanny-state legislation might lead.

Texas Congressman Ted Poe (see above) recently made a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives highlighting the lunacy of the use of those stupid squiggly “energy saving” bulbs. It’s a good speech, even though it appears that he spoke to a largely empty chamber, which doesn’t surprise me. Politicians care about two things and only two things — getting elected and, once elected, staying in office.

As I’ve said before, this crap is just the beginning, and you can damned well laminate that for your wallet.

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