Skip to comments.Rejoice: Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Suspended
Posted on 12/16/2011 8:29:47 AM PST by CedarDave
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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?
What about vitamins? Are they not going to be banned after the 1st?
As well they should. Too many times they forget We the People are their bosses.
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.
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.
Perhaps that was the plan all along?
Oh I do lots of “favors” and have “favors” done for me in return.
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.
How many won't continue or re-start manufacturing because they aren't funding enforcement? Those jobs are gone...
HC list ping
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)
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.
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.
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?
crap- i just bought a couple of boxes at Home Depot last week for my recessed lighting...
Ask your neighborhood dope dealer(s)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
I got a stash last month from them.
“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.
I’m a historian not a scientist, Jim!!!
If they would only defund enforcement at the source...the IRS.
“Now if they would also allow us to buy toilets that work properly and dont 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.
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.
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".
The size of my carbon footprint is my own dam business
The size of my carbon footprint is my own dam business
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.
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.
When can we get 5 gallon toilet tanks back or at least 3.5’s?
Life is good!
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.
Rejoice? It already killed light bulb companies and moved plants over seas. What good is it to recend it now?
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.
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.
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?