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John Warner urges keeping new light bulb standards
The Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | July 09, 2011 | Andrew Cain

Posted on 07/11/2011 11:18:29 AM PDT by iceskater

Former Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., briefly stepped back into politics Friday, joining U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to urge the preservation of light bulb standards that were included in the 2007 energy bill.

The U.S. House could vote as early as Monday on the BULB Act (Better Use of Light Bulbs) introduced by Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican. It would strip from the law, signed by then-President George W. Bush, standards that traditional incandescent bulbs be 30 percent more efficient starting next year.

Barton says consumers, not the government, should determine what type of light bulbs to purchase.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.timesdispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 112th; bhoenergy; bulbact; federaloverreach; lightbulbs; nannystate; rinos
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Shut up John. You've caused enough damage.
1 posted on 07/11/2011 11:18:36 AM PDT by iceskater
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To: iceskater

Go back to the tarpit dinosaur.


2 posted on 07/11/2011 11:20:06 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (BE BOLD SARAH)
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To: iceskater
Former Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., briefly stepped back into politics Friday, joining U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to urge the preservation of light bulb standards that were included in the 2007 energy bill.

I wonder how much money Warner got paid by the CFL industry?

3 posted on 07/11/2011 11:20:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

John Warner defines “dim bulb”. And Steven Chu defines loopy propeller head.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 11:22:01 AM PDT by Argus
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To: iceskater

I wrote my rep today. She’s a commie, but I felt it was worth a shot. I told her I’ll track her vote, and make sure everyone is aware of how she voted come Jan 1, 2012.


5 posted on 07/11/2011 11:22:05 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: iceskater

Worried about your kickbacks, Warner?


6 posted on 07/11/2011 11:22:45 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Argus

ROFLOL


7 posted on 07/11/2011 11:22:53 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Good question. There’s a database somewhere with the answer.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 11:23:52 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

9 posted on 07/11/2011 11:23:52 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: iceskater

That’s why Warner is a FORMER Senator.


10 posted on 07/11/2011 11:24:24 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: brownsfan

Good for you. Keeping up the pressure is the only way to restore our country.


11 posted on 07/11/2011 11:25:07 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

The Republicans sponsoring “better use of lightbulbs” don’t get it.

The Congress’ role with regard to lightbulbs is - nothing.


12 posted on 07/11/2011 11:25:46 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows.)
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To: Vaquero

Perfect! Love it!


13 posted on 07/11/2011 11:25:57 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: Little Ray

That and he is pretty old (read: senile).


14 posted on 07/11/2011 11:26:48 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater
Good question. There’s a database somewhere with the answer.

I already realized it wouldn't work.

All they have to do is make a backup image of your hard drive before they enter the password.

Then you are just shredding a copy.

Truecrypt has a decent alternative; a hidden encrypted volume inside of another encrypted volume.

You give them the password to the outer volume. There is no way to know that there is an encrypted inner volume, so your data is safe and they don't even know it is there.

15 posted on 07/11/2011 11:27:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: iceskater; All
"John Warner urges keeping new light bulb standards"


16 posted on 07/11/2011 11:27:00 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jim Noble

Agreed. This might be a way for the establishment guys to take the wind out of Bachmann’s sails. She has proposed a bill to rescind this stupid incandescent light bulb banning abomination.


17 posted on 07/11/2011 11:28:16 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

His new girlfriend must be a Greenie.


18 posted on 07/11/2011 11:28:44 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: musicman

Awesome! Perfect!!


19 posted on 07/11/2011 11:29:12 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: AppyPappy

Maybe. But he has always been a big government RINO.


20 posted on 07/11/2011 11:29:58 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

DIMwit Warner should just take a hike!!!


21 posted on 07/11/2011 11:30:18 AM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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To: iceskater

“Senator” Warner says so? OOOOOoooo like wow.

My trash man says the law sucks.

So the score is 1-1.


22 posted on 07/11/2011 11:31:21 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: AppyPappy

Probably 90% of “greenie motivation” is either

1) Feel good about yourself for caring for the erf.
2) Getting in the pants on someone who wants to feel good about herself for caring about the erf.

The remaining 10% are the communists using the “green” movement as a front.


23 posted on 07/11/2011 11:31:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Your general argument may be right. But I’m thinking it’s more like 70%/30%. I think there are that many communists in this country.


24 posted on 07/11/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

John Warner was a waste of a Senate seat. What a goof!


25 posted on 07/11/2011 11:36:30 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("One day he just washed up on the shores of his regrets. May his soul rest in peace." Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

Honey, he is a waste of oxygen.


26 posted on 07/11/2011 11:37:17 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

Heavily invested in the curly-cue light bulbs, John?


27 posted on 07/11/2011 11:40:26 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: iceskater

According to another thread it said the bill is being introduced by Texas Republican Joe Barton.


28 posted on 07/11/2011 11:40:34 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: iceskater

Warner is an idiot, nuff said. =.=


29 posted on 07/11/2011 11:43:18 AM PDT by cranked
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To: antceecee

I don’t know much about Barton. Is he a Constitutionalist or an establishment guy?


30 posted on 07/11/2011 11:47:19 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

Bush signed it into law. Tells me far too may Pubbies got their payoffs from G.E. too.


31 posted on 07/11/2011 11:47:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Agreed.


32 posted on 07/11/2011 11:49:51 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What does all that have to do with light bulbs?


33 posted on 07/11/2011 11:51:54 AM PDT by houeto
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To: iceskater; MrB

“Your general argument may be right. But I’m thinking it’s more like 70%/30%. I think there are that many communists in this country.”

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Most Commies aren’t even aware of their socialist proclivities.

Higher level Reds call them “Useful Idiots”.


34 posted on 07/11/2011 11:55:33 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: houeto

Posted that to the wrong thread. You caught me!


35 posted on 07/11/2011 11:58:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: EyeGuy

You are right. The split might be closer to 60/40.


36 posted on 07/11/2011 11:58:54 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

I don’t know. Just noted that a bill was being introduced by him. My question is how are they going to get this bill past the Obummer veto?


37 posted on 07/11/2011 12:03:38 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: iceskater

I don’t know. Just noted that a bill was being introduced by him. My question is how are they going to get this bill past the Obummer veto?


38 posted on 07/11/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: iceskater

Light bulb standards...the measure of modern American Statesmanship.


39 posted on 07/11/2011 12:04:14 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: iceskater

I want congress to stay out of my pocket, my bedroom and my light socket !


40 posted on 07/11/2011 12:04:59 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk
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To: Newbomb Turk

And my bank account.


41 posted on 07/11/2011 12:06:18 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: iceskater
It would strip from the law, signed by then-President George W. Bush, standards that traditional incandescent bulbs be 30 percent more efficient starting next year.
42 posted on 07/11/2011 12:08:43 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: kalee; Newbomb Turk

Dittos to both of you.


43 posted on 07/11/2011 12:08:49 PM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

You are right. The split might be closer to 60/40.

Check the WSJ. We’ve nearly doubled the number of people on food stamps in just 3 years.


44 posted on 07/11/2011 12:10:16 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AAABEST

I didn’t like it then and I sure don’t like it now. I started stockpiling light bulbs when GW signed this stupid law. I lost half of my stockpile in the divorce but I still have plenty to last a few years.


45 posted on 07/11/2011 12:10:19 PM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: EyeGuy; iceskater

The true commies are very clever, even to the point of enlisting and duping people who would be vehemently anti-communist. How many lefties have you ever tried to point out to how their ideology is furthering the cause of communism and they [honestly] deny that they support communism?

What the true communists do is find a cause that will, if pursued, accomplish the same goals as they are pursuing, but is a “sympathetic” cause.

Feminism, civil rights, and environmentalism are just some quick examples of causes that the communists have gotten behind to further their goals.

If a communist pol were to get up and state that he intended to destroy capitalism and the American economy, he wouldn’t get many votes (some, of course). But if he got up and said he favored environmental policies that saved the cute cuddly polar bears and kept the earth from warming, he’d enlist a lot more support. The end result would be the same, and he’d get it done a lot faster and easier.


46 posted on 07/11/2011 12:10:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And almost half the people in this country don’t pay any income tax. Ok. I’m revising downward again. 51/49.


47 posted on 07/11/2011 12:11:19 PM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: iceskater

Wonder how much this RINO stands to make on the new bulbs?


48 posted on 07/11/2011 12:11:50 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: iceskater
I never had any use for that statist SOB, Warner. This only reinforces my opinion. The feds operate on the principle of if it moves tax it, if it keeps moving regulate it, and if it keels over (because of the taxes and regulations, not that the statists would ever admit it) then subsidize it. They regulate what features my car has, what fuel I put into it, how I heat or light my house, the fact and degree of medical insurance that I must have, how I must purchase the guns that they allow me to have, etc., etc., etc. Heck, they even regulate how we take a crap (low-flow toilets)!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - GET THE HELL OFF OF OUR BACKS, OR THERE'S GOING TO BE A REVOLUTION THE LIKES OF WHICH THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN!!!!
49 posted on 07/11/2011 12:16:52 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Posted that to the wrong thread.

I thought that might be the case.

50 posted on 07/11/2011 12:20:04 PM PDT by houeto
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