Skip to comments.Stan Cox Wants to Ban Air Conditioning
Posted on 07/12/2010 1:25:38 PM PDT by Marcus
Proving that there is no folly fallacious enough that it can't be written down, both in a book and in an oped in the Washington Post, Stan Cox, an agricultural scientist, has proposed to ban or greatly restrict air conditioning.
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Just the thing Obama needs to finish off Las Vegas.
You would be dead meat, Stan.
I think he should go first, and let the rest of us know how it works out.
Hey Stan, you ignorant moron...why don’t you come and spend a few months here in Arizona, where the temps can get as hot as 120° or more. Let’s see how you handle the ‘dry heat’ without any or limited air conditioning.
You bafoon....you think we are oppressed by chilled air. That’s funny.
What a ridiculous waste of time. Idiot.
Would be wonderful in conjunction with just using one square of toilet paper.
“Stan, an agricultural scientist...”
In other words, he grows and smokes pot.
Ban air conditioners? I say we ban liberals.
Funny how the libs are always quick to tell you what YOU should do, but the rules don’t apply to THEM.
The area was populated before air-conditioning and people did alright. Stan is a moron, but AC is a luxury, not a necessity.
Invest in ice.
Nearly any city in the summertime. Maybe people should go back to sleeping on rooftops and fire escapes.
The death rate in places like NYC would be horrendous.
If anybody doesn’t believe they want us all to live in the 18th century and eat tofu and bean sprouts, you are a fool................
In Florida, it’s a necessity.................
The Left has already said this. Barrack Hussein Obama M.M.M. said that we can’t just set our indoor temperatures at whatever we’d like.
The American standard of living is too high. We need to let our old people die in the summertime like they do in wise old France.
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A group capable of banning light bulbs seems perfectly capable of doing this. Especially considering most of the Sunbelt votes Republican.
Indoor toilets are also not a necessity.
I heard about this book and one of this little dictators wanna be reason is to force people to move back north thinking living in the north would convert conservatives to liberals.
Believe me, those irate people in red states who cling to their Bibles and guns will be a lot more irate without air conditioning. :)
Sorry, I disagree. Living here..it IS a necessity.
That’s what I was afraid of. Our Overlords will stay comfortably cool, while we are miserable and on our way to heatstroke. This guy is a Luddite of the first order, and right up there with the people who ruined our toilets and who are attempting to do away with plastic shopping bags. A plague on their houses.
Remember all the whining and hand wringing when some elderly people succumbed to the heat wave in Chicago a few years ago? Is the left again calling for the elimination of those who inconvenience their agenda?
Tell the idiot to go turn off his electricity and sweat in the dark. There were anti-technology twits like this guy in the 18th Century...Luddites. Luckily for us, our ancestors ignored them.
True, but it is a luxury I pay for out of my own pocket. Stan can go take a long walk off a short pier.
Perhaps someone should swing by where Stan llives and makes sure his building does not have central air. I’d imagine living higher up than the first floor in a high rise might be just a tad uncomfortable without it?
I have those curly light bulbs all in my house. They suck in ceiling fans. They do not work well in cold, like on the porch in winter. They don’t last as long as they say they will, they cost ten times as much and they don’t make a bright light. Other than that they are okay..........
The problem with stupid liberal morons like this is that they have waaaaay too much time on their hands.
‘’Greatly restricted’’ means ‘’except for the elite’’, doncha know?
If it was a necessity, all those people who lived there in the 1940’s wouldn’t have been able to do so. It’s a luxury.
Not in high rise building where the windows don't even open.
The growth of the 'Sun Belt' is a direct result of air conditioning.
Maybe it’s all part of the Obamacare plan...kill off the old people in the summer to reduce costs. Providing medical coverage for illegals, one dead grandma at a time. You know...just taking the lives Americans don’t want to live.
Some people insist and DEMAND that we live under tyranny.
Some air conditioning may be a necessity in some areas. People can adapt to temperatures in the eighties both outside and inside. But people who get used to air conditioning in the low seventies at home, in cars, at work, and out shopping never adapt.
Indoor temperatures near 70 is an expensive waste of energy. I’ve been to shopping malls where summer air conditioned temperatures seemed lower than winter heating temperatures. Eighty degrees is entirely sufficient for air conditioning. The way to get there is to have peak electricity use for air conditioning be very expensive.
And we need to go back to horses, Pony Express, Stage Coaches so that the “Ice Man” business can boom again! Not to mention the buggy whip industry. With emissions control equipment on all of the horses asses too of course! (Beginning with him.)
I’m hoping the industry will come out with an incandescent bulb that uses a lot less power so that Congress will reverse the ban.
As a fellow Arizona resident, “AMEN!”
We need to start with outlawing the AC in DC first...As stated by New York Times columnist Russell Baker (’78) pre Air Conditioned Congress was forced to adjourn to avoid Washington’s torturous summers, and “the nation enjoyed a respite from the promulgation of more laws, the depredations of lobbyists, the hatching of new schemes for Federal expansion and, of course, the cost of maintaining a government running at full blast”...Sounds like a good start to me....
Great...that’ll put The Deep South right back into 1930’s....real quick...
>> but AC is a luxury, not a necessity.
I guess you could say the same thing for heat and light bulbs. /s
Maybe an LED version, but incandescents are what they are. You can’t change the laws of physics..........
+1. Let them lead by example.
Try it at your house first, Stan, and let us know how MRS. Cox likes it. If she signs off on it I will think about it. But not too hard.
So...because it wasn’t around in the 40’s for people to use, therefore it’s not a necessity?
Regardless, as someone else posted...I pay for it out of my pocket. So the point is rather mute on necessity or not.
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