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Environmental Terrorism: Please Donít Take My Lightbulb Away!
The Constitution Club ^ | 05-25-11 | Short Little Rebel

Posted on 05/25/2011 1:15:17 PM PDT by TheConservativeCitizen

When I hear third party supporters say that Republicans are just as bad as Democrats, I always duck and mumble, “No, not as bad.” And then I say, “We just need to get Obama out”. Or, I say, “A third party will only drain the most viable opposition to Obama. But here is the sad story of a Bush supporter who found out that Republicans really are as bad as Democrats. At least, sometimes.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I am just enraged about the government making LIGHT BULBS illegal. Light bulbs! If that is not sticking their big, fat fingers into my pie, I don’t know what is. If that doesn’t smack of unconstitutional, I don’t what does. Where does the government get off legislating such an innocuous product? Should we fear the dastardly deeds of this Enemy of The State? Has it murdered anyone? Blown anyone’s fingers off? Seeped radiation or toxic fumes? No. It’s just a silly, little light bulb. Rather a harmless little guy. Oh, occasionally, it will bite your fingers with a little burn bite, but otherwise quite friendly.

And yet, it will be contraband very soon- 2012- just a few months away. And what does BIG BROTHER want you to buy? Oh, just mercury ridden CFL bulbs that barely give any light (you know, the twisty bulbs?). And God forbid you drop one- You will need the EPA to come to your home with hazmat gear to clean it up. I’ll just bet that people will be fined for throwing those bad boys in the garbage too. The light bulb police are coming! Quick, hide!

Even better, Big Brother has another light bulb option for you: it is a nice, warm light emitting, environmentally saving LED light bulbs. However, these will not be available over 75 watts for indoor use, ok? And they last a long, long time. Doesn’t that sound great? Price? Oh, just a mere $69.93- per bulb.

I did a little experiment and counted the light bulbs on the main floor of my house. I have 64 bulbs. That means that to replace my bulbs on ONE floor will cost approximately, $4,480! Perhaps about $3,000 downstairs. $7,480 total! If I was ALLOWED to have my old, trusty light bulbs, it would only cost $59.84 to replace the 64 light bulbs and under a measly $100 to replace them all. This is TYRANNY. I would really like to see which politicians own stock in LED light bulb companies. I really would. Someone stands to become a trillionaire in 2012. And we, normal hardworking citizens will not take any vacations this year and will probably have to cancel our kids’ piano & gymnastic classes- so that we can afford LIGHT in our house. I guess Environment (no, I didn’t forget the “the” before the word, “environment”) is more important than I or my children are. Environment has greater needs than we do. We should all get used to referring to the environment as a Person- especially since Vance Jones is trying to now make it a legal entity, imbued with HUMAN rights. Environment is helpless in the face of my lightbulb crimes and I must be made to pay. My children too.

When I began this article. I was hot and bothered and foaming at the mouth at Obama. I thought he was using the Environmental Protection Agency or some other agency to, in essence, enact laws. He’s done it before- like freezing oil drilling by use of the Dept. of Interior. I was so sure. But, being a researcher, I decided I had better make sure. I had to dig quite a while online to find the culprit and how he did it. And here is the tragic part, fellow conservatives. I found our Native Son, President George Bush. HE signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Bush banned the light bulb. Good ol’ Nancy Pelosi was there. So was Obama, Biden & Dodds. Other major champions of the bill include Nick Rahall (D), who introduced it, and Steve Rothman (D) of N.J. But no one held a gun to Bush’s head. He signed the dog gone thing and so the responsibility lies squarely with him.

Bummer.


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: cfl; environmentalism; lightbulbs; regulation

1 posted on 05/25/2011 1:15:22 PM PDT by TheConservativeCitizen
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To: TheConservativeCitizen

I have enough stocked for the next five years. That’s not enough.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 1:19:13 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: TheConservativeCitizen
I did a little experiment and counted the light bulbs on the main floor of my house. I have 64 bulbs.

What?!? 64 bulbs?

I have 17 bulbs in a 2 bedroom house, total. 4 for the master bedroom, 2 for the spare bedroom, 2 for the living room, 3 for the kitchen, 4 for the bathroom, 1 for the front porch, and 1 for the half basement.

64 bulbs for the main floor of your house? Not typical, not at all.

3 posted on 05/25/2011 1:21:47 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: TheConservativeCitizen

Thanks for the reminder! I need more bulbs. And now!


4 posted on 05/25/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT by albie
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To: bgill

Hey! You’re crowding me out! I only have room for two more years!


5 posted on 05/25/2011 1:31:25 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: TheConservativeCitizen

Progressive Republicans are no different from Progressive Democrats....they are both for central government and the destruction of the Constitution and Rule of Law (Just Law). Power corrupts.

The light bill is fascism, nothing less, and is another attack on Capitalism and Consumer rights. Marxism is well and good in both parties because it is the only allowed ideology in our public schools, thanks to Marcuse’s Political Correctness and all the brainwashing into their dialectic of victimology and hate.

This is perfect example of how far we have gone from freedom to serfdom and how stupid and subservient the sheeple are to allow such stupidity and the poisoning of our landfills by products that can never be made in America.

But that is the government’s point—destroy all freedom in America. Make the masses slaves of the few elites who dictate all aspects of our lives. Soon they will be stating how many children we are allowed to have....even though they now control the thinking of the children through their mass propaganda machines of media and public school indoctrination into their one-way to think model of PC Marxism. Brave New World—we are on the threshold.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 1:33:10 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: bgill
I have enough stocked for the next five years. That’s not enough.

Hopefully it will be. I have enough 100W incandescents to last a couple of years. I figure by then LED lighting will be good enough and cheap enough to be practical for use. The transition to LED lighting would have come anyway, but the market should have determined that. The government has absolutely no business banning a perfectly good, safe, time-tested market option for consumers.
7 posted on 05/25/2011 1:34:51 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: TheConservativeCitizen

>If that is not sticking their big, fat fingers into my pie, I don’t know what is.<

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You must not have noticed when government determined the maximum size of the water tank on your latrine and size of shower head.

Be ready to get a citation if you flush your commode more often than is allowed. Any bets that the new commodes will have sealed counters on them which will be monitored monthly? You got the sh*ts? Do it in your pants.

Of course, these rules and regulations are not applicable in the WH, Capitol and other federal buildings.


8 posted on 05/25/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: TheConservativeCitizen

Bump.


9 posted on 05/25/2011 2:13:14 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: TheConservativeCitizen
Don't forget the current House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman and Republican, Fred Upton, he was right in the thick of things passing this.

From: http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/05/16/thank-you-fred-upton-light-bulbs-to-cost-50-each/

"The author of the light bulb ban, GOP Rep. Fred Upton..."

10 posted on 05/25/2011 2:48:19 PM PDT by RJL
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Why the HELL did GWB sign this stupid bill in 2007? Did he think that he would be “liked” by the left if he did?


11 posted on 05/25/2011 4:56:19 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: TheConservativeCitizen

I agree with what you said. But the Congress knows best what we need and likely will not change. So screw ‘em, I’m stocking up on 100-watt bulbs (also have a big supply of 60- and 75-watt bulbs). And since I’m a bit on the old side, I probably have a lifetime supply at this point.


12 posted on 05/25/2011 6:23:23 PM PDT by OldPossum
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