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Rejoice: Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Suspended
Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2011 | Kate Hicks

Posted on 12/16/2011 8:29:47 AM PST by CedarDave

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To: clintonh8r

This is a win/win for the enviro-nazis and the Republican enablers. The nazis get the light bulb banned, and the Republicans get to say they did something about it. Frankly, there is an F word I would normally use in this situation, to address to them all. Anyone seriously supporting Obama, or the Republicans pushed through the political system, that clean the leavings on the Marxists derrieres, deserves what is coming. Did they defund the Obama care yet? Did they even make a cut to spending yet?


51 posted on 12/16/2011 9:08:19 AM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: CedarDave

What about vitamins? Are they not going to be banned after the 1st?


52 posted on 12/16/2011 9:08:20 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: CedarDave
both sides of the aisle bowed to widespread public pressure

As well they should. Too many times they forget We the People are their bosses.

53 posted on 12/16/2011 9:09:56 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: CedarDave
Just curious - should we buy those closed plants, and start marketing a 99 watt bulb?

I don't want the mercury bulbs in my house.

The democrats try to ban mercury in coal fired generating plants, but mandate mercury in light bulbs.

And a single volcano puts more mercury into the environment than all other sources combined. Go figure.

54 posted on 12/16/2011 9:10:33 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: cripplecreek

Hell, just start doing it. Damned the regulations. Around my area, if we want to do something, we just do it. Do it on a cash only basis if you can.


55 posted on 12/16/2011 9:11:07 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: FoxInSocks; Locomotive Breath
I'm sure China has plenty of incandescent light bulb manufacturing capacity to fill our needs.

Perhaps that was the plan all along?

56 posted on 12/16/2011 9:12:04 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: Jukeman

Oh I do lots of “favors” and have “favors” done for me in return.


57 posted on 12/16/2011 9:13:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Paladin2
Was the 55 mph speed limit suspended?

There are many highways and smaller roads that have gone back to 70. Of course, now the problem is it's more likely you'll get caught in a speed trap not knowing a section is 55 when you've been going 70 for the past 30 miles.

58 posted on 12/16/2011 9:13:49 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wonder how many light bulb manufacturers went out of business in anticipation of the ban?

How many won't continue or re-start manufacturing because they aren't funding enforcement? Those jobs are gone...

59 posted on 12/16/2011 9:15:44 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; CatQuilt; ...

HC list ping


60 posted on 12/16/2011 9:16:35 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: cripplecreek

Signed into law by George W. Bush, who apparently never met a piece of Federal environmental overreach into American homes that he did not like. (it’s the reason you can no longer buy a clothes washer that actually works, and stores that sell used and reconditioned washers are doing a booming business)


61 posted on 12/16/2011 9:17:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bgill

There’s a reason it’s a republic not a democracy. It’s not supposed to be mob rule, there’s supposed to be a layer of separation for cooler heads to prevail and say “well if the people really think incandescent are bad they’ll stop buying them and there’s no reason to outlaw them.” So much for that.


62 posted on 12/16/2011 9:18:43 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: CedarDave

I read somewhere that a survivalist insulated his home with thousands of 100W lamp bulbs tucked in his walls and attic.....its the vacuum thingy for insulation.


63 posted on 12/16/2011 9:19:51 AM PST by spokeshave
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Apparently Americans haven't had enough.

Gingrich Frontline interview

"I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that there's a package there that's very, very good. And frankly, it's something I would strongly support." he said.

He then went on to criticize Bush for backing off the pledge.

"If he had instituted a regime that combined three things I just said -- mandatory caps, a trading system inside the caps, as we have with clean air, and a tax incentive to be able to invest in the new technology and to be able to produce the new technology -- I think we would be much better off than we are in the current situation," Gingrich said.

Two months later, Gingrich took part in a debate with Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts about environmental matters. Gingrich was slightly less gung-ho about cap and trade than he had been on PBS, but his message of "urgent need for action" on environmental dangers was clear.

"We should address it and we should address it very actively," he said in the debate, citing a UN report documenting the earth’s rising temperatures. "The … consensus is that humans have contributed to that. I don't think there's any consensus that we are the only contribution, but there is a clear agreement that human activity has helped increase the level of warmness."


64 posted on 12/16/2011 9:22:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: EternalVigilance
How many manufacturers and retailers are going to want to keep making a selling a product that is still technically illegal?

Exactly. All this means is that the feds will not be trying to shut down the black market at least right now, but legitimate manufacturers and retailers will not be selling products that are against the law on the books.

We'll have to rely on the Mexicans to bring them over the border along with the drugs and the illegals.

How many lives will be sacrificed as Mexican criminal cartels fight over the control of trafficking corridors of 100W light bulbs?

65 posted on 12/16/2011 9:25:07 AM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: CedarDave

crap- i just bought a couple of boxes at Home Depot last week for my recessed lighting...


66 posted on 12/16/2011 9:25:53 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: EternalVigilance

Ask your neighborhood dope dealer(s)


67 posted on 12/16/2011 9:28:03 AM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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To: CedarDave

Excellent !!!
Now we need to get the federal government out of the toilet flush water regulatory business, so I can finally purchase a toilet that flushes on the first push of the lever.


68 posted on 12/16/2011 9:29:48 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly. Complete and total agreement here.

Hopefully, Republican voters are starting to wake up and decide “You know, the Republican Party has installed more than a few morons into office too....”

Sadly, I don’t see any of the POTUS candidates that are left in the GOP field to be anything but.

Sigh.


69 posted on 12/16/2011 9:30:31 AM PST by NVDave
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To: NVDave

I like Bachmann and Santorum because they aren’t willing to pander to the “moderates”.

I’m with Rush. Screw the moderates, if they can’t vote for a real conservative then they can vote for Obama and prove that they aren’t really moderate at all. Its a showdown that we need to have.


70 posted on 12/16/2011 9:36:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: CedarDave

Common sense is breaking out all over. Steven Chu says that “we are keeping people from wasting their own money”. Unlike Steve Chu who has no problem wasting $500 million of taxpayer money on a hairbrained scheme like Solyndra.

I do not consider it a waste of money, I consider a convenience, I am buying a product that I prefer, that I can throw in the trash when it fails. I may not have a Nobel Prize, but I know what I like and I do *not* Dr. Chu to tell me how to live.


71 posted on 12/16/2011 9:38:43 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: cripplecreek

While they’re both consistent conservatives, neither one has the mental horsepower to understand the scope, reach and magnitude of the staggering financial fraud being executed on Wall Street in the last several years.

I’ll give Romney and Paul points for understanding more than most of the rest. I had hoped Cain would turn out differently than he did, because he seemed to have a fair grasp of the situation.

The problem now is that we’re coming down to a run-off of the latest incarnation of the “anyone but Romney” trend, and Romney. The latest “Anyone But Romney” is Newt. There isn’t enough time for someone else to jump up in the polling... so I suspect that this primary season will come down to millions of GOP primary voters deciding “Should I vote for Romney? Or write in the species of roadkill I saw on my way to the polling place?”


72 posted on 12/16/2011 9:42:20 AM PST by NVDave
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To: vbmoneyspender

http://www.elightbulbs.com/

I got a stash last month from them.


73 posted on 12/16/2011 9:42:35 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: cripplecreek

Good man.


74 posted on 12/16/2011 9:48:16 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: billorites

“I just bought 24 100W bulbs this week dammit”

Don’t feel bad I was getting ready to go stock up at Home Depot myself.

I hate to have to admit that the stellar accomplishment of the GOP in 2011 was saving the traditional light bulb. Sad but true.


75 posted on 12/16/2011 9:50:54 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m a historian not a scientist, Jim!!!


76 posted on 12/16/2011 9:54:11 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: CedarDave

If they would only defund enforcement at the source...the IRS.


77 posted on 12/16/2011 9:57:44 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

LOL


78 posted on 12/16/2011 9:57:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Liberty1970
Now if they would also allow us to buy toilets that work properly and don’t need to be cleaned daily because they hold virtually no water in them. That’s another favorite example of government micromanagement of our lives.

Hear!! Hear!!

79 posted on 12/16/2011 10:03:52 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Liberty1970

“Now if they would also allow us to buy toilets that work properly and don’t need to be cleaned daily because they hold virtually no water in them.”

You can buy all the five-gallon flush toilets you want across the border in Canada. Just list them as lawn ornaments on the form.


80 posted on 12/16/2011 10:04:46 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: FatherofFive

If you began making light bulbs, you would find that the govt would make it too expensive by way of Executive order, or an EPA ruling.


81 posted on 12/16/2011 10:06:23 AM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: CedarDave
energy efficiency standards that effectively made the traditional light bulb obsolete

The author apparently doesn't understand the meaning of "obselete". The bill would have made them ILLEGAL, not obselete. Incandescent bulbs are perfectly useful, and in most respects vastly superior to the annoyingly slow to light, mercury-filled abominations known as "compact flourescents".

82 posted on 12/16/2011 10:06:29 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: CedarDave

The size of my carbon footprint is my own dam business


83 posted on 12/16/2011 10:07:57 AM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: CedarDave

The size of my carbon footprint is my own dam business


84 posted on 12/16/2011 10:08:18 AM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Sicon

If the factories do not make them, and the stores do not stock them, you have an effective ban no matter what the posturing by politicians.


85 posted on 12/16/2011 10:09:52 AM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: CedarDave

Now that we’re not forced to buy the new bulbs, I’m sure that their price will come down substantially and quickly because of all the bulbs that are now in the ships that have nowhere to go.


86 posted on 12/16/2011 10:20:09 AM PST by chopperman
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To: CedarDave

When can we get 5 gallon toilet tanks back or at least 3.5’s?


87 posted on 12/16/2011 10:48:35 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: raccoonradio

Life is good!


88 posted on 12/16/2011 11:04:51 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: raccoonradio

Life is good! Now if they’ll lift the ban on ‘low flush’ toilets, horrible dish detergents, etc etc... I’m soooooo sick of liberals pushing their neurotic beliefs on the rest of us.


89 posted on 12/16/2011 11:06:34 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: CedarDave
Wasn't;t there a light bulb factory in the southern part of the US put out of business due to this insane ban?
90 posted on 12/16/2011 11:30:34 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: Jim Noble
See the update thread:

Congress suspends light bulb ban FUNDING--Update to original reports of law change

91 posted on 12/16/2011 11:38:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: CedarDave

Rejoice? It already killed light bulb companies and moved plants over seas. What good is it to recend it now?


92 posted on 12/16/2011 2:34:26 PM PST by TalonDJ
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The funny thing is that the reason we still had domestic manufacturers is that incandescent lights are too fragile and inexpensive to make it worth shipping them from China.


93 posted on 12/17/2011 7:08:28 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: CedarDave

It’s to little to late. Most, if not all the companies making incandescent light bulbs in America have already closed down.

I’m really fed up with this government. Now they are attacking our ability to use cell phones in cars.

What’s next;

A privacy wall between the driver and any passengers?

Fast food drive-ins to be outlawed?

You can’t drive on Tuesday’s while wearing anything blue?

Where does this intrusion into our lives get stopped?


94 posted on 12/18/2011 9:41:39 AM PST by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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