Monday, October 12, 2009

The dim bulbs lord over us

I don't know if this is truly sinking in yet for most people, but in 2012, our incandescent light bulbs will be no more. That soft, warm pleasing light that has illuminated our lives will be replaced by a rapidly pulsating and toxic harshness that will make life that much more miserable.

And as usual, who is it that is imposing their morality on us? The dim bulb environmental activists using the power of government to make us live the way they want us to live.

ReasonTV has summed it all up for us in this succinct yet informative video:

If this were merely a dopey California state law, I would go to Nevada for my incandescent light bulbs, hiding them from the border inspectors as I crossed the state line. However, since this banning of our old light bulbs is a federal law, there will be nowhere to hide.

Funny, I have checked Article I Section 8 of the Constitution several times, and I can't find anything in there about Congress having the power to ban light bulbs. Yeah, yeah, I know: light bulbs didn't exist back then. Hmmm, I'm looking it over again, and I don't even see anything about banning candles or oil lamps either.

Isn't it great having a scolding school marm for a government?

Good Day to You, Sir


Charity said...

I was just posting about this on facebook. We are going to order a large supply of incandescents from Amazon, since most stores around here don't even carry them any more. CFLs cause severe headaches, dizziness and nausea for me, so I am extra special excited about this latest nanny-statism. Woo-hoo! Go big G!

Jack Welch said...

I miss the good old days when diesel trucks, trains, and cars could spew toxic fumes into the air with impunity. How about when big industry dumped pollutants into rivers and streams cause it was cheaper than treating it? I miss those days. Too bad the environmentalist ruined that for us too.

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know they'll be telling us what kind of paper we can use to wipe our arse with.


Chanman said...

I'm sorry Jack, what does your rant have to do with light bulbs?

I will miss the good old days when cleaning up a broken light bulb didn't involve wearing a hazmat suit and introducing high levels of mercury into the groundwater.

Way to go, Jack. Gotta love those environmentalists.