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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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To: kc8ukw

Obviously the light bulbs didn’t go on in the minds of those who voted for this bill.


151 posted on 12/19/2007 6:35:28 PM PST by gotribe (I've been disenfranchised by the GOP.)
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To: kc8ukw
Soon when we go to Mexico twice a year to buy medicine, I guess we'll be adding incadescent light bulbs to the list.

Do you suppose the U.S. Customs Agents will be authorized to put us in jail for bringing incadescent light bulbs into the U.S.??

152 posted on 12/19/2007 6:35:36 PM PST by webschooner
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To: Chode
Let's turn this around. Surely there is a Freeper with the smarts to sue to prevent the bill from being implemented, under the banner of protecting the environment from Mercury poisoning.

Come on guys, let's boil them in their own oil!

153 posted on 12/19/2007 6:35:45 PM PST by JoeA (JoeA / The defintion of insantity is repeating an action and expecting a different result.)
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To: kc8ukw

Driven to the President in a Japanese car? Now that’s pathetic. We couldn’t use a hybrid of our own?


154 posted on 12/19/2007 6:37:43 PM PST by itslex71 (southern by birth, republican by the grace of my dad)
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To: kc8ukw

Follow the money.


155 posted on 12/19/2007 6:38:07 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: P8riot

Bugs bunny, eat your heart out.


156 posted on 12/19/2007 6:38:21 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: JoeA

Hell, I’m smart enough and I’m a flake. Everybody get a note from their doc diagnosed with Seasonal Affectation Disorder, boom, there’s your exemption.


157 posted on 12/19/2007 6:38:28 PM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: Ann Archy
right lady.

Go ahead and defend this President to the bitter end if you wish.

I won't, and I voted for him TWICE.

Not voting would have been better.

158 posted on 12/19/2007 6:38:30 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: kc8ukw
I haven't read the bill

You think any living or dead person has? 822 pages!

159 posted on 12/19/2007 6:39:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: kc8ukw

Are you serious?! This just pisses me off big time. Why the heck did Bush sign this? Why did the supposive R’s vote for this horse hooey! This actually pisses me off as much as the illegal alien issue. These whackers every last one of them need to go. I’m pissed and tired of being controlled in this manner! What is this CHINA?


160 posted on 12/19/2007 6:40:35 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: txflake

That could work!!!


161 posted on 12/19/2007 6:42:16 PM PST by JoeA (JoeA / The defintion of insantity is repeating an action and expecting a different result.)
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To: HD1200
OH GOODY, ANOTHER ETHANOL TYPE MESS BROUGHT TO US BY THE IDIOTS RUNNING CONGRESS - DEMOCRATS.

Too be fair, Bush signed it. He just wants to make his base sign him off completely. His legacy will be the President with the lowest approval rating in USA history. I am ashamed that, as of the last few years, he doesn't even disappoint me any longer; I almost expect him to make bad moves.

162 posted on 12/19/2007 6:42:47 PM PST by MichiganWoodsman
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To: Ann Archy
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!

I doubt it, as GE also sells incandescent Reveal light bulbs, which I have been stocking up on.

163 posted on 12/19/2007 6:43:12 PM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: kc8ukw

“Don’t worry folks. Congress is smarter than you. They know best.”

When is the last time Congress actually did anything to help the nation? I mean to really make things easier and improve the lives of ALL Americans not just special interest groups?


164 posted on 12/19/2007 6:44:15 PM PST by dljordan
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To: kc8ukw

Congress just banned the lights on our Christmas tree!

The people who voted for this bill should be committed to insane asylums.


165 posted on 12/19/2007 6:44:20 PM PST by devere
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To: kc8ukw
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

I would like the 315 wizards who supported this insanity to list all of the applications of the incadescent bulb that they just outlawed in 7 years! Morons??????

166 posted on 12/19/2007 6:44:44 PM PST by ErieGeno
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To: JoeA

Thanks!


167 posted on 12/19/2007 6:47:27 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: elkfersupper

What isn’t prohibited is mandatory.


168 posted on 12/19/2007 6:49:06 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: GOP Poet

“What is this CHINA?”

In China they are afraid of a revolution, so they listen to the people. Our masters have lost their fear.


169 posted on 12/19/2007 6:50:17 PM PST by devere
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To: devere
The people who voted for this bill should be committed to insane asylums.

They're already in an insane asylum. It's called the U.S. Government.

170 posted on 12/19/2007 6:50:30 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Evil never sleeps.)
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To: Sacajaweau
The new bulbs will look just lovely in my chandelier.

LOL.

Actually, you'll probably be able to get some kind of LED bulbs for your fixture, which may look more like a candle flame than the bulbs you're now using.

Still, I hate the light from fluorescent bulbs, and I am wary of the poisons they may contain.

171 posted on 12/19/2007 6:50:46 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: FocusNexus
It is amazing, that people don’t connect cause and effect — between elections and who controls the nation.

Exactly. This would not have passed a Republican Congress.

172 posted on 12/19/2007 6:51:21 PM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: kc8ukw

Someone needs to set up a web site that is a lifetime bulb supply calculator like the BMI Calculators. You type in your age, expected life expectancy, number of light bulbs you have, and it tells you how many you need to last the rest of your life.


173 posted on 12/19/2007 6:52:04 PM PST by microgood
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To: kc8ukw

once upon a time we thought GWBush could have rivaled Reagan.

Now, he rivals clinton and carter.


174 posted on 12/19/2007 6:52:08 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Larry Lucido
What isn’t prohibited is mandatory.

Correct.

I have apparently wasted at least the last decade by not looking for a place to live where one could drink, smoke, run with scissors, not wear a seatbelt, play poker and own lightbulbs among a thousand other formerly innocuous, simple pleasures.

Silly me.

175 posted on 12/19/2007 6:53:06 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: StormEye
How about 2 - 3 months. None that I have purchased have lasted 6 months.

I don't know why yours are not lasting that long. I have some that have lasted a really long time in a light light fixture that is on at least 8 hours a day. I can't tell you exactly how long but if it wasn't a lot longer than the incandescent ones I wouldn't bother. The one fixture in question has 5 bulbs in it. That is 5 60 bulbs I used to use to 5 14 watt ones now. 300 watts to 70 watts. Plus I don't have to change them as much in that fixture. But for the rest of my house I use the old bulbs since they are not on as much.

But I have to say this is a stupid law by congress. They didn't have to ban these bulbs to get people to use them. All they had to do is let you write them off and they would have gotten a lot of people to switch on their own. But they will lose money doing that from the write off. Now with a ban coming they will get more tax dollars since these bulbs cost more. Funny how that works. You don't think they thought about that before they did this law do you? ;)

176 posted on 12/19/2007 6:54:50 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Cobra64

who wants to put a mercury laden light bulb into their oven? Are appliance light bulbs with mercury heat resistant to 500 degrees farenheit? Will the mercury need to be professionally cleaned up when the bulb implodes due to excessive heat?


177 posted on 12/19/2007 6:55:22 PM PST by x_plus_one (The entire Islamic moral universe devolves solely from the life and teachings of Muhammad.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Well, when you think about the new toilets that don’t flush anything with one flush and that plug every time someone poops . . .

I love how efficient Congress is. I wonder if they evaluated how much it will cost to replace all the lightbulbs in government buildings in DC.


178 posted on 12/19/2007 6:56:27 PM PST by petitfour
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To: kc8ukw

In a rational world, this law would be unconstitutional. Amendments 9 & 10.


179 posted on 12/19/2007 6:56:52 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: kc8ukw; All; Calpernia; AuntB; WalterSkinner; Ultra Sonic 007; Antoninus

Thank God Hunter and Tancredo voted against this POS.

Roll call vote here.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll1177.xml


180 posted on 12/19/2007 6:56:55 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: CindyDawg

The next thing they will do is ban Christmas - not just the bulbs for the tree.


181 posted on 12/19/2007 6:57:16 PM PST by reg45
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To: kc8ukw

Start stocking up! Get some boxes and packing peanuts and start stocking up. Ebay is calling!


182 posted on 12/19/2007 7:01:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: reg45
The next thing they will do is ban Christmas - not just the bulbs for the tree.

Fine with me. That might cause the sheep to focus on the problem without distractions; but I doubt it.

183 posted on 12/19/2007 7:01:21 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: petitfour
the new toilets that don’t flush anything with one flush and that plug every time someone poops

I hate those things.

I've even seen them spit small particles of the bowl's contents as much as 5 feet across the bathroom.

I'd like to stick the head of the genius who designed it into the damn bowl.

And how about water saving shower heads, which take forever to rinse the soap out of your hair.

184 posted on 12/19/2007 7:01:37 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: kc8ukw

Going back to whale oil, are they?


185 posted on 12/19/2007 7:02:07 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: CindyDawg
They clean the clothes fine. You just need to run them thru the cycles twice.

Kind of like those low flow, energy saving toilets. They clean out just fine ... after two or three flushes.

186 posted on 12/19/2007 7:02:29 PM PST by RightField
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To: Secret Agent Man
Start stocking up! Get some boxes and packing peanuts and start stocking up. Ebay is calling!

Ding-dong.

Open zee door. Vee are come to inspect your bulbs, comrade!

187 posted on 12/19/2007 7:02:51 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: Pining_4_TX
washing machines had to meet new energy requirements .... (Now) they don’t get clothes clean

How much energy will be saved if you have to wash the clothes twice???

188 posted on 12/19/2007 7:02:53 PM PST by reg45
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To: All

GE must have paid good money for this one.


189 posted on 12/19/2007 7:03:46 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: pissant

‘Bring the bulb back’ will be a great catch phrase for campaigning.


190 posted on 12/19/2007 7:05:31 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: elkfersupper
And the guy (President) who signed into law is........what?

A liberal.

191 posted on 12/19/2007 7:08:54 PM PST by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: reg45
How much energy will be saved if you have to wash the clothes twice???

Twice as much, of course! ;-)

192 posted on 12/19/2007 7:10:03 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Calpernia

And lo and behold, the vast majority of fluorescent lights come from China. GE partnered with a PLA ‘company’ to build them there, and is shuttering multiple bulb plants in the good old USA:

GE to Ohio: Turn off your light-bulb factories

Environmentalists often tout the theory that investing in forward-looking energy-efficient technologies is a smart way for U.S. companies to create domestic jobs and carve out a competitive niche in the global economy of the future. But it doesn’t necessarily have to work out that way. On Thursday, General Electric, citing the fact that sales of incandescent bulbs are declining by about 10 percent a year, announced that it was closing seven lighting manufacturing facilities in North and South America.

Six of those plants are in Ohio. The vast majority of the compact fluorescent light bulbs that are replacing incandescents are manufactured in China. A union-led campaign launched in March argues that GE should invest in new lighting technologies in the United States, but GE claims that to manufacture CFLs in the U.S. would require adding 50 cents to the price of each bulb.

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2007/10/05/cfls_and_ohio/index.html


193 posted on 12/19/2007 7:10:58 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: kc8ukw
How are candidates react to the new law.

Guiliani....Bulb police will be sent forth to enforce the ban.

Romney....Already heavily invested in Chinese florescent bulb factories.

Huckabee....Has a program to provide free florescent bulbs to illegal aliens.

Thompson....Let the states ban the bulbs if they want to

Hillary....Wants law to force you to install florescent bulbs in all your neighbor's homes.

Obama....Florescent bulbs limited to 3 watts.

194 posted on 12/19/2007 7:12:47 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: reg45; Pining_4_TX
How much energy will be saved if you have to wash the clothes twice???

Very good point.

Add to the fact that all these energy saving creations are usually infinitely more complex than the devices they replace.

The more complicated they make these devices, the more frustrating it becomes to fix them when they break--indeed, we are becoming more and more a disposable society: cheaper to buy new gadgets then to fix the old one.

This is especially true when it comes to cars, which are as far as I'm concerned, are already way too darn complicated.

Now they're talking about adding features like turning the engine off at stoplights and turning off some of the cylinders when cruising along at a steady high speed.

Egads. What even bigger mechanical monstrosities cars of the near-future will be.

195 posted on 12/19/2007 7:13:29 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: Sacajaweau

Hold out the cost of a new light fixture that can take some sort of florescent bulbs without looking crappy from your income taxes (as a deduction for the cost of compliance).

The insanity has gone completely off the scale.

Will the last real American Patriot to leave turn the lights off...


196 posted on 12/19/2007 7:14:27 PM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please help us to elect a Godly and patriotic man for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: kc8ukw

So people have to buy expensive fluorescent bulbs for closets that are opened for 30 minutes a year, where an incandescent bulb will last for 50 years.


197 posted on 12/19/2007 7:14:50 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: CindyDawg

There are LED replacement bulbs for the incandescents that work perfectly well and are on the market now. My wife and daughter saw them on sale today.


198 posted on 12/19/2007 7:15:20 PM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven.)
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To: HD1200
OH GOODY, ANOTHER ETHANOL TYPE MESS BROUGHT TO US BY THE IDIOTS RUNNING CONGRESS - DEMOCRATS.

You had better check your numbers - the bill passed with a BUNCH of Republican support...

199 posted on 12/19/2007 7:15:36 PM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please help us to elect a Godly and patriotic man for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: longtermmemmory
OMG,..50 years after being beat senseless by Willie Wiredhand, Reddy Kilowatt has had a nose job!


200 posted on 12/19/2007 7:16:10 PM PST by Cvengr (Every believer is a grenade. Arrogance is the grenade pin. Pull the pin and fragment your life.)
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