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Congress bans incandescent bulbs
WorldNetDaily ^ | December 19, 2007` | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 12/19/2007 5:40:50 PM PST by kc8ukw

In addition to raising auto fuel efficiency standards 40 percent, an energy bill passed by Congress yesterday bans the incandescent light bulb by 2014.

President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law today after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. The House passed the bill by a 314-100 vote after approval by the Senate last week.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; bulbs; carboncult; cfl; congress; congressdumbbulbs; democrats; dimbulbs; elections; energy; greenreligion; incandescent; lightbulb; lightbulbs; nannystate; startstockingup; stuckonstupid
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Don't worry folks. Congress is smarter than you. They know best.
1 posted on 12/19/2007 5:40:51 PM PST by kc8ukw
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To: kc8ukw

When incandescent light bulbs are outlawed...


2 posted on 12/19/2007 5:41:48 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: kc8ukw

Can a future president “unsign” it?


3 posted on 12/19/2007 5:42:09 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: kc8ukw

The new bulbs will look just lovely in my chandelier.


4 posted on 12/19/2007 5:42:19 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: kc8ukw
Good.

I guess this means the cops can't pull me over, taze me and shoot me because my license plate light is out.

5 posted on 12/19/2007 5:43:18 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Sacajaweau

Better stock up on Christmas tree bulb replacements.


6 posted on 12/19/2007 5:43:34 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: SpaceBar
Can a future president “unsign” it?

I haven't read the bill, but I'm sure Congress could pass another law undoing these standards. Good luck with that.
7 posted on 12/19/2007 5:43:39 PM PST by kc8ukw
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To: kc8ukw

Note to self:

Buy more ammo
Buy lightbulbs


8 posted on 12/19/2007 5:43:46 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: kc8ukw

Another effort to keep us in the dark.


9 posted on 12/19/2007 5:44:54 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

New bulbs are all made in China.....


10 posted on 12/19/2007 5:45:10 PM PST by loulou
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To: DuncanWaring
When incandescent light bulbs are outlawed...

Indeed. If we're going to have a pro-choice nation, I would at least like that to include light bulbs.
11 posted on 12/19/2007 5:45:23 PM PST by kc8ukw
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To: kc8ukw

Bush’s fault.


12 posted on 12/19/2007 5:45:48 PM PST by DManA
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To: NewHampshireDuo

We’ll be using leaves for toilet paper pretty soon. Ah...just like the wilds of Canada!!


13 posted on 12/19/2007 5:45:57 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: kc8ukw
These people need to do some research before passing dopey bills. I heard somewhere about a big dust-up regarding mercury disposal in the new $7.00 florecent bulbs.

Another rumor is that the Prius is dirtier than a Hummer in terms of TOTAL pollution (batteries).

Perhaps a fellow FReeper has more accurate and precise details.

14 posted on 12/19/2007 5:46:05 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: kc8ukw

OH GOODY, ANOTHER ETHANOL TYPE MESS BROUGHT TO US BY THE IDIOTS RUNNING CONGRESS - DEMOCRATS.


15 posted on 12/19/2007 5:46:10 PM PST by HD1200
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To: SpaceBar

Doubtful. Everyone hates low flush toilets, but we’re stuck with them.

Also, as of the beginning of 2007, washing machines had to meet new energy requirements. The result? They don’t get clothes clean. Even Consumer Reports, which never met a government mandate it didn’t like, said they are awful.

Our politicians are a bunch of spineless morons.


16 posted on 12/19/2007 5:46:11 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: kc8ukw

Where such laws have been passed before (Canada maybe?) it seems that there were a lot of exceptions: outdoor lights, reflector lamps, lamps over xx wattage, oven lamps, nightlight lamps, auto bulbs, lamps under xx wattage, colored lamps, etc.


17 posted on 12/19/2007 5:46:11 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: kc8ukw

I better stock up on the bad bulbs quick!


18 posted on 12/19/2007 5:46:21 PM PST by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah. I have compact flourescents throughout most of the house, but I need incandescent bulbs in one of the chandeliers and in a couple of wall sconces.

Guess I’ll have to go out and buy a twenty year supply of bulbs. Nuisance.


19 posted on 12/19/2007 5:46:29 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kc8ukw
Image is all there is. El Presidente Jorge must know that Meheeco makes all the fluorescent bulbs....I guess he's ending them the business.

Damn, I am disappointed in Boosh.

I know, I know...if you don't like Boosh, vote for Her Heinous.....I might....the result will be the same.

20 posted on 12/19/2007 5:46:39 PM PST by stboz
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To: kc8ukw

Just think of the impact to the comedy industry. You won’t be able to ask that question anymore.


21 posted on 12/19/2007 5:46:56 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: kc8ukw

Of course I will need to rewire my house at great expense. The dimmer switches in my house will not work with fluorescent lights. Al Gore’s insanity has taken control, and is destroying America.


22 posted on 12/19/2007 5:47:00 PM PST by devere
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To: Pining_4_TX

They clean the clothes fine. You just need to run them thru the cycles twice.


23 posted on 12/19/2007 5:47:38 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: kc8ukw

Wonderful...Lightbulb bans, sports investigations - steroids and the NFL netork.....Good Lord what a waste.


24 posted on 12/19/2007 5:47:41 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: kc8ukw

“after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle.”

An ugly boring ricegrinder delivers the crappy bill. What a shame it wasn’t Dec 7 and the symbolism would be complete.


25 posted on 12/19/2007 5:47:51 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: kc8ukw

Oh, goody! More mercury.

I’m sure all the politicians made sure they will make money off this deal.


26 posted on 12/19/2007 5:47:54 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: HD1200
OH GOODY, ANOTHER ETHANOL TYPE MESS BROUGHT TO US BY THE IDIOTS RUNNING CONGRESS - DEMOCRATS.

And the guy (President) who signed into law is........what?

27 posted on 12/19/2007 5:47:55 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Pining_4_TX
Which machines do you mean? I have a front-loader that meets energy requirements and it gets stuff cleaner than any other machine I've ever owned.

This one is sold under the Kenmore label ~

28 posted on 12/19/2007 5:47:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: kc8ukw

I’m sure all the “federalists” running for POTUS are OUTRAGED.

/s


29 posted on 12/19/2007 5:48:22 PM PST by EternalVigilance (For America's Revival - www.AlanKeyes.com)
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To: DManA
Bush’s fault.

I hope you realize it IS hit fault if he signs it, and it looks to me like he DID.

30 posted on 12/19/2007 5:48:25 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: kc8ukw

And I thought these people were “pro-choice.”


31 posted on 12/19/2007 5:48:34 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: kc8ukw

Here’s an investment opportunity for the little guy.


32 posted on 12/19/2007 5:48:52 PM PST by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: CindyDawg

“You just need to run them thru the cycles twice.”

Wow, what an energy and water saver! ;-)


33 posted on 12/19/2007 5:49:06 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: NewHampshireDuo

“buy lightbulbs”

I just had asked my honey how many lightbulbs we would need to last another 40 years—he thought I was joking.


34 posted on 12/19/2007 5:49:46 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: kc8ukw

Thomas Edison is spinning at 10,000 rpm in his grave.


35 posted on 12/19/2007 5:49:47 PM PST by EternalVigilance (For America's Revival - www.AlanKeyes.com)
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To: CindyDawg

Considering that the lights I bought just last year don’t work, better stock up on the light strings, because the LED Christmas lights are enough to make one sick.


36 posted on 12/19/2007 5:49:55 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee is the GOP's Jimmy Carter. Are you ready for Huck the Schmuck to plunder your pocketbook?)
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To: P8riot

The old saying , “i just had a bright idea” now will have to be changed to “I have an idea starting to glow”


37 posted on 12/19/2007 5:50:05 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Cobra64
These people need to do some research before passing dopey bills.

If you think they are concerned about facts and substance, you are mistaken.

38 posted on 12/19/2007 5:50:15 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: kc8ukw; CrappieLuck; SJackson; george76

Well, I’m not a financial investment expert by any means, but I’m going to town tomorrow and buying up all the politically incorrect (and illegal) light bulbs I can buy, cause I hate those other ones.

Wish I had some stock in the old brand (grin).


39 posted on 12/19/2007 5:50:16 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: kc8ukw

And just what will be used for incubators and brooders??


40 posted on 12/19/2007 5:50:23 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: muawiyah

I mean the new top loaders. The front loaders do work well (or so I’ve heard), but they are very expensive. Many people can’t afford them or just don’t want to spend that much $ on a washing machine.

Also, I hear some of them have a problem with the seals getting smelly if you leave the doors closed. People have been advised to leave the doors open, but many folks find that annoying.


41 posted on 12/19/2007 5:51:16 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: kc8ukw

WOW!! Those EXPENSIVE GENERAL ELECTRIC light bulbs that have MERCURY in them and have to be DISPOSED of ONLY in a certain way!! GE must have DONATED MILLIONS to these LOSERS!


42 posted on 12/19/2007 5:51:19 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SpaceBar

Yeah. Hillary will be sure to un-do the law.


43 posted on 12/19/2007 5:51:27 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Sacajaweau
We’ll be using leaves for toilet paper pretty soon.

Why not? Bears do.

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44 posted on 12/19/2007 5:51:32 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: kc8ukw

Jorge’s coyote buddies stand to make a huge amount of money smuggling light bulbs from Mexico...


45 posted on 12/19/2007 5:51:33 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: kc8ukw

i have called congress critters ‘dimbulbs’ for eons...now i know its true..dimbulbs are they now...holy cripes...so what are they going to outlaw next?


46 posted on 12/19/2007 5:51:46 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: CindyDawg

You don’t screw in a lightbulb, you screw in a Chevy.


47 posted on 12/19/2007 5:51:47 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Pining_4_TX
We double flush toilets and wash clothes twice. How will we make this workable though? Maybe, if we could get to the filaments (ms?).....
48 posted on 12/19/2007 5:52:28 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: HD1200

LOW FLUSH TOILETS....No more cheap FREON, and now THESE DANGEROUS and EXPENSIVE BULBS!


49 posted on 12/19/2007 5:52:48 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cobra64

I heard the same thing about the Prius and other hybrids, I think you can find the info at mikechurch.com...in his global warming archive


50 posted on 12/19/2007 5:52:49 PM PST by StnCldTruth (A gun in your hand is better than a cop on the phone !!!!!)
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