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Some Texas lawmakers say light bulb bill is bright idea
Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 6/12/2011 | Anna M. Tinsley

Posted on 06/14/2011 6:37:14 AM PDT by crusty old prospector

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas could soon be in a position to turn the lights off on a federal plan to phase out certain light bulbs.

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.

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I guess all of those bulbs I have been hoarding up in my attic with my leftover Y2K rations are now not necessary.
1 posted on 06/14/2011 6:37:16 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


2 posted on 06/14/2011 6:40:25 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: crusty old prospector

I wonder if bulb manufacturers are privy to the memo?


3 posted on 06/14/2011 6:42:05 AM PDT by wita
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To: crusty old prospector

Texas, leading the way to freedom, once again.


4 posted on 06/14/2011 6:43:33 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: wita

I heard this on the radio this morning. I believe they said that the bulbs will be produced in Texas.


5 posted on 06/14/2011 6:44:21 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: wita
I wonder if bulb manufacturers are privy to the memo?


Maybe that the benefactor will be offshore mfgrs.

6 posted on 06/14/2011 6:44:46 AM PDT by deport
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To: crusty old prospector

What gives the federal government the right to dictate what kind of light bulbs we use? Can’t believe I am even asking the question about the federal government and light bulbs!


7 posted on 06/14/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Light bulbs today! Low flow toilets tomorrow! We need to proudly raise the “Come and Take It” flag again.


8 posted on 06/14/2011 6:46:52 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector

Skirting federal law by limiting production and purchase to within Texas boundaries also means more factories and jobs.


9 posted on 06/14/2011 6:50:29 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: ilovesarah2012

What gives the federal government the right to dictate


Right or no right they do it regularily with regards to things in our everyday life. Much of what each of us do daily is regulated by some form of gov’t intervention.


10 posted on 06/14/2011 6:50:45 AM PDT by deport
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To: crusty old prospector
The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas -- and sold in this 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.

I predict a black market in incandescent light bulbs! I've been stockpiling them for my own use...

11 posted on 06/14/2011 6:51:56 AM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012.)
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To: All

go Texas....


12 posted on 06/14/2011 6:54:09 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: crusty old prospector

If people want to waste money and energy and natural resources, I say let them. Let the market decide.

I have replaced “most” of my bulbs with the energy saving ones. In some cases I don’t want to wait for them to warm up. In most cases I want to save money and energy so you guys can waste it on incandescent bulbs.


13 posted on 06/14/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: American Quilter

I wonder which politically-connected individual will get the first light bulb factory contract?


14 posted on 06/14/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: deport

And we sheeple just go along with it. Can we sue the federal government for interfering with our right to privacy? If it isn’t the government’s business if I kill my unborn baby, how is it their business what kind of light bulb I use?


15 posted on 06/14/2011 6:57:36 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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I have begin to buy extra bulbs and I'l like some opinions.

Do you have any good experience with a particular brand of lightbulb regarding performance and longevity?

If I am going to stockup - I would rather buy what will last.

16 posted on 06/14/2011 6:59:05 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: faucetman

What many people tend to forget is the amount of heat that they give off in the winter. Of course, in Texas, it is like having a little space heater working in the summer.


17 posted on 06/14/2011 7:01:19 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector
BAN the Mercury bulbs!

They are harmful to children and other living things.

18 posted on 06/14/2011 7:03:40 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: crusty old prospector

Any truth to the rumor that the feds want to tell us what brand of toilet paper we can use?


19 posted on 06/14/2011 7:11:34 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: New Jersey Realist

The only person I have ever heard wanting to regulate toilet paper was the singer Sheryl Crowe. Just like with my guns, “they will have to pry my two-ply out of my cold, dead fingers.”


20 posted on 06/14/2011 7:13:19 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: ilovesarah2012

Soon light bulbs will be contraband.


21 posted on 06/14/2011 7:13:42 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Jedidah

Hmmm can imagine becoming a light bulb smuggler. Life has become ridiculous.


22 posted on 06/14/2011 7:33:22 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Amazing, isn’t it? Good ol’ George Bush II signed off on it.


23 posted on 06/14/2011 7:40:57 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: New Jersey Realist
Any truth to the rumor that the feds want to tell us what brand of toilet paper we can use?

In a few years they'll suggest you use this, since it won't be useful for anything else.


24 posted on 06/14/2011 7:47:45 AM 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: Anima Mundi

Yes, I can see you walking up at at truck stop as you open up your trench coat. Inside is a vast array of lightbulbs, high-output shower heads, bottle rockets, and Sudafed.


25 posted on 06/14/2011 7:53:57 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: New Jersey Realist

Any truth to the rumor that the feds want to tell us what brand of toilet paper we can use?

Why, did Mr. Whipple turn up at Moochelle’s fund raiser yesterday?


26 posted on 06/14/2011 8:22:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: crusty old prospector

Already been done on Seinfeld 13 yrs. ago. A guy with a bunch of showerheads under his trenchcoat, selling them on a street corner to get around New York City’s low-flow ordinance.


27 posted on 06/14/2011 8:24:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buffalo Bob

Do you have any good experience with a particular brand of lightbulb regarding performance and longevity?

If I am going to stockup - I would rather buy what will last.


If you are going to go that route then take a hard look at the industrial/hospital long life incandescent even thought they will hit your billfold a lot harder.


28 posted on 06/14/2011 8:27:09 AM PDT by deport
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To: Mr. Jazzy

If the citizens of USA don’t wake up and throw this nobama bunch out, Texas is going to have to move FREE-FROM the sinking ship.

I love America, but I love Freedom more and Freedom is what I am willing to fight for and die for.


29 posted on 06/14/2011 8:33:20 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: crusty old prospector

If only a three-gallons-per-flush toilet would somehow fit in there.


30 posted on 06/14/2011 8:35:00 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: crusty old prospector

The people in the other 49 states will still be interested in getting them. I’d draw up a business plan if I were you.


31 posted on 06/14/2011 8:47:32 AM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Do you know about the ban that goes into effect Jan 2012? No 100W incandescants will be sold after that date with the rest of the wattages to follow until all incandescants are outlawed Jan 2014.

I’ve been stockpiling incandescants for years because of this bill.


32 posted on 06/14/2011 8:50:36 AM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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To: Buffalo Bob

It probably doesn’t matter since they are all made in China any more. I buy the GE (I know, I know) ones that have the same spectrum as natural light. Dang bad memory getting me, I usually know the name of them. Starts with an R....


33 posted on 06/14/2011 8:53:27 AM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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To: New Jersey Realist

I haven’t heard the brand name rumor, but the mayor of Omaha proposed to the Obama administration that they do what he is doing and institute a per roll tax on toilet paper. We pay an extra 10 cents per roll thanks to Mayor Suttle.


34 posted on 06/14/2011 8:55:39 AM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
OK, maybe I borrowed liberally from this...


35 posted on 06/14/2011 8:55:59 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector
The way things are going with our new federal overlords we need
to be buying extra kerosene lamps and the fuel to keep them lit.
36 posted on 06/14/2011 9:05:40 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: crusty old prospector

“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.’ - Sam Houston


37 posted on 06/14/2011 9:06:55 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I thought they were on display in the back of a van.


38 posted on 06/14/2011 9:07:57 AM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: Vor Lady

It’s crazy. I can see it now - a guy dressed in a trenchcoat whispering “hey, wanna buy some incandescants” as he flings open his trenchcoat.


39 posted on 06/14/2011 9:14:50 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservaTexan

Now, the state needs to go back to work on the TSA groping law and the new EPA regulations aimed at closing down the refineries.


40 posted on 06/14/2011 9:14:53 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Army Air Corps; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; ...
Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

41 posted on 06/14/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: faucetman

Well, thanks for letting us decide what kind of bulbs we want. ‘preciate it.


42 posted on 06/14/2011 4:09:51 PM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/anybody (removed Cain because of Bush bashing.))
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To: ilovesarah2012

That was my plan! LOL


43 posted on 06/14/2011 7:20:55 PM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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