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Texas Tells Feds: Shove Your Light Bulb Ban
fox ^ | 6/20/11 | staff

Posted on 06/20/2011 7:00:14 PM PDT by Nachum

State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with. The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas - and sold in that state - avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year. "Let there be light," state Rep. George Lavender,

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; cfl; cwii; feds; incandescentbulbs; itsabouttime; lightbulbs; shove; statesrights; tells; texas
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Take this bulb and shove it!
1 posted on 06/20/2011 7:00:18 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The hits keep coming.....


2 posted on 06/20/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Nachum

Thank goodness for Texas!!


3 posted on 06/20/2011 7:03:06 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Nachum

Love it!

God Bless Texas!


4 posted on 06/20/2011 7:03:06 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Nachum

heeheehee!!! I see a day when I may move to Texas!


5 posted on 06/20/2011 7:03:08 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

IF, and it’s a big IF, we had more states like TEXAS, we could stop all this crap coming out of Washington. Relocating soon to the state of TX.


6 posted on 06/20/2011 7:03:13 PM PDT by OregonTide
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To: Nachum; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...

Nice work!

Force Obama/Holder justice dept to sue on this to get it in the news.


7 posted on 06/20/2011 7:03:42 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Nachum; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...

Nice work!

Force Obama/Holder justice dept to sue on this to get it in the news.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 7:03:50 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Nachum

And keep you fool edicts out of our State! You don’t get to dictate to us.


9 posted on 06/20/2011 7:04:55 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Nachum

WHAT!!!! You mean there’s nothing in our Constitution that mentions lightbulbs??? Really? Howz’ about children cars seats, 5-gallons per flush, abortion, penumbras, privacy, tobacco, seatbelts? Huh? Nothing? Then where did these restrictions come from? Huh?


10 posted on 06/20/2011 7:05:12 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Nachum
They may take our lives, but they'll never take our light bulbs!

freedom; bulb; politics; satire

11 posted on 06/20/2011 7:05:39 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Nachum

Texas will become a light bulb exporter to flea markets all over the country


12 posted on 06/20/2011 7:06:19 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Nachum

God Bless Texas !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbH60wCO-Yw

...from Bachmann’s district in MN.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 7:08:01 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: bert

>> Texas will become a light bulb exporter to flea markets all over the country >>

I want the NC franchise for Texas bulbs. Might be my next business.


14 posted on 06/20/2011 7:09:19 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: bert
Texas will become a light bulb exporter to flea markets all over the country

...at which point the Commerce Clause will take effect. Actually, I expect the Commerce Clause to be used against Texas very soon after Perry signs this. (if he even does)

15 posted on 06/20/2011 7:10:40 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Nachum

Sign it, Rick.

In a way, this whole light bulb battle is reflective of the true debate going on in the USA. The federal government has overreached in matters of daily living like toilets, light bulbs, dishwasher detergents, cars...and more.

The GOP candidate should bring the light bulb issue up in one of the debates. It will catch Obozo off guard, and he will give such a convoluted answer trying to justify it yet distance himself from it that it will cause seizures in the audience.


16 posted on 06/20/2011 7:13:28 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Nachum
The right to choose!

The libs believe that its fine to kill preborn children, but not okay to choose your own light bulbs.

My that is ridiculous~

17 posted on 06/20/2011 7:17:24 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I posted yesterday that I see opportunity here. I was thinking about a nice little online lightbulb business from my home here in central Texas. To hell with those corkscrew imitation bulbs!


18 posted on 06/20/2011 7:17:48 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Nachum

How many light bulb manufacturers are there in Texas?

Maybe soon there will be a bunch more?


19 posted on 06/20/2011 7:18:42 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Nachum

“...which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with...”

Does anyone here know anyone who *didn’t* grow up with incandescent light bulbs?

Maybe some Amish kid?


20 posted on 06/20/2011 7:20:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Nachum

I love it.


21 posted on 06/20/2011 7:20:15 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Nachum
Yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay Federal Government!

Geaux Texas.

22 posted on 06/20/2011 7:20:50 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: McLynnan

will you be my supplier?


23 posted on 06/20/2011 7:21:08 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Nachum

Rick Perry is looking better and better to me. Bachmann is solid but she’s not going to beat Obama. Too many females will vote against her. Don’t ask me why, I can’t explain it. But Perry would trounce Obama. Texas is hiring half the people in the nation. This guy can’t lose.


24 posted on 06/20/2011 7:21:20 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Nachum

If not for Texas obozo’s unemployment rate would be over 15%. They’ve created more private jobs than the rest of the Country.

Remember the Alamo


25 posted on 06/20/2011 7:23:24 PM PDT by bray (FR needs to start a Draft Palin Campaign.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Sure. Sounds like it may be illegal, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it : )


26 posted on 06/20/2011 7:24:45 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Nachum

If the Eunuchs in the US House had the gonads, they would repeal garbage like the light bulb ban.


27 posted on 06/20/2011 7:26:30 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum

South Carolina has already done this - I have a ‘connection’ so’s I get ‘black market’ ;o)

HOWEVER, If you let your power company install the Smart Meter on your house (Check with you area - most cities, states have passed a right to opt out) - but if y ou have the Smart meter - they can capture a signal - an electric signature - that will tell them what appliances you are using...from a hari dryer and how long - too - ???the right kind of light bulb???

Then there’s the radiation exposure - better research that...

How the smart meter can tell what you are using and when - and already ‘smart’ appliances are in the market - they’ll know if you’re using ‘illegal’ lightbulbs - and how long before you’ll be required to switch over to OTHER ‘green’ products/appliances?

start at minute marker 24:35

http://www.examiner.com/media-culture-in-sacramento/the-dark-side-of-smart-meters-utube-video-video


28 posted on 06/20/2011 7:26:37 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (I AM ISRAEL)
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To: Nachum
Texas Tells Feds: Shove Your Light Bulb Ban

Lightbulbs?

Meanwhile the state is overrun with millions of illegal aliens...

Boy, they're tough.

29 posted on 06/20/2011 7:27:26 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Signalman

Rick Perry can beat Bammy Boy by 20 points. Easily....


30 posted on 06/20/2011 7:28:51 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: upchuck

How many light bulb manufacturers are there in Texas?


Zero I believe but a black market may well develope as the Rio Grande isn’t that wide/deep in many places. Witness the illegals/drug traffic and crossings.


31 posted on 06/20/2011 7:32:47 PM PDT by deport
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To: Nachum
Silly Texas. Don't they know that the SCOTUS, including such heavyweights as Scalia, has used the necessary and proper clause to apply interstate commerce law to intrastate commerce, even in the case of completely non-commercial activity?

Where necessary to make a regulation of interstate commerce effective, Congress may regulate even those intrastate activities that do not themselves substantially affect interstate commerce.

--Antonin Scalia (Gonzales v. Raich)
32 posted on 06/20/2011 7:33:41 PM PDT by andyk (Interstate <> Intrastate)
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To: laweeks

Oh but doncha know it’s that all-inclusive “commerce clause” and the absent-but-obvious “right to privacy”


33 posted on 06/20/2011 7:34:17 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (EX Congressman Anthony Weiner: "Celebrate 'Perversity'")
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To: Nachum

I hate those damn twisty, dim yellow bulbs.

I think they are designed so old people can’t read anything, so they won’t know anything. Just the way Zero likes it - a blind, stupid, uninformed population.


34 posted on 06/20/2011 7:36:47 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: bert

And hopefully there will be a factory in Texas that will sell them over the internet. I think there’s a goldmine in there somewhere...


35 posted on 06/20/2011 7:37:09 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Nachum
I wonder why they did not do this earlier-the legislation is from 2007 and you know who signed it ugh. This is one of the things Bush did that I did not agree with. Sometimes I wondered what the heck was he thinking.
36 posted on 06/20/2011 7:37:56 PM PDT by funfan
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Everybody knows what incandescent lights are, but America has been lighted mostly by fluorescent lights since about 1948.

Every factory, school, office building and other large facility of any kind is generally lighted by fluorescent lights.

The use of incandescents has been pretty much restricted to private homes. That's why the legislation outlawing the 100watt incandescent bulbs will make almost no impact of any kind of national energy use.

Only idiots would have bothered proposing that bill or voting for it. Only a total fool would have signed it.

Sorry George "W" ~ this one was one of your more IGNANT tricks.

37 posted on 06/20/2011 7:44:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bert

Just wait until the Department of Energy SWAT team starts ‘no knock’ searches for made in Texas light bulbs in other states...


38 posted on 06/20/2011 7:51:05 PM PDT by Tucson_AZ (A million seconds ~ 12 days; a billion ~ 31 years; a trillion ~ 31,000 years - now think dollars)
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To: Signalman

Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think perry could mop the floor with zippy......and I think the rats know it.


39 posted on 06/20/2011 7:53:51 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

So, for those of us who will be crossing state lines to buy bulbs in TX, would this be a felony?


40 posted on 06/20/2011 7:54:42 PM PDT by Desdemona ( If trusting the men in the clergy was a requirement for Faith, there would be no one in the pews.)
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To: Nachum

appears i live in the wrong state. Illinois. stocking up
anyway.


41 posted on 06/20/2011 8:00:42 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: Nachum
Take this bulb and shove it!


42 posted on 06/20/2011 8:08:32 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: 1st Division guy

Wrong state? Heck we are on the front lines! I think Texas comes almost all the way up to Naperville anyway. Conservatives should be moving here to IL to join the battle. We’ve got the libs on the run and they know their days are numbered. It’s time to gear up! It started here and it will be finished here.


43 posted on 06/20/2011 8:11:00 PM PDT by infool7 (Let us water the tree...)
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To: Nachum

I screwed a compact bulb into a light socket for my basement steps a couple of months ago. It has already burned out. I turn the light on when I go to the basement to do laundry or when I leave through the basement garage. I turn it off when I’m not on the stairs. The useless things can’t take the frequent on/off cycles. They burn out. The box says to use them only where you can leave them turned on for an extended period of time.

My question—how is it saving energy when you have to leave the d—n thing on so it won’t burn out prematurely? An incandescent bulb can be turned off and on and lasts longer than Obama bulbs. Ergo, it saves energy when you can turn it off when you no longer need it. So, what do I use to light my stairs when I can no longer get incandescent bulbs? This country is being run by fools. No doubt about it.


44 posted on 06/20/2011 8:18:22 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: WestSylvanian

Beware the poison pill: does the bill allow sales only of bulbs manufactured in Texas? If so, are there any companies left there that manufacture real light bulbs?


45 posted on 06/20/2011 8:20:20 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: WestSylvanian

Beware the poison pill: does the bill allow sales only of bulbs manufactured in Texas? If so, are there any companies left there that manufacture real light bulbs?


46 posted on 06/20/2011 8:20:26 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: Nachum
How many EnviroNazis does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Only one but it takes an entire ER to get it out.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

47 posted on 06/20/2011 8:26:28 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: bert

“Texas will become a light bulb exporter to flea markets all over the country”

Great sense of humor. Line of the day!


48 posted on 06/20/2011 8:32:00 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: Desdemona

“So, for those of us who will be crossing state lines to buy bulbs in TX, would this be a felony?”

No, unless your state does not have a reciprocal agreement with TX Concealed Handgun Licensees. Lethal injection sentence otherwise.


49 posted on 06/20/2011 8:39:06 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Depends on how old you are. My youngest children, now young adults grew up with mainly fluorescent lighting. When house shopping, we looked at a home built in the 40’s. They couldn’t believe that someone built a house that didn’t have ceiling lights.


50 posted on 06/20/2011 8:41:06 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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