Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How Many Congressmen does it take to change a Light Bulb?

How Many Congressmen does it take to change a Light Bulb?
(Or Leftist Insanity!)


By now, you surely know that by 2014 you will not be able to purchase a single incandescent light bulb in America. Unless you wish to have your house unlighted, you WILL use fluorescent light bulbs… or… candles, or… oil lamps, or… well, sit around in the dark… as you watch TV.

This is now a law, mandated by Congress, and signed into law by the President. It is a perfect example of “knee-jerk law making” by Congress.

Well, Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, of Minnesota, has introduced a bill titled the "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act.” I am not kidding! (Only in America!)

There is an article by Kevin Diaz in the March 26th , 2008 edition of the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, Minnesota, titled “Bachmann is Pro-choice on Bulbs”. You’ll find it at:

If you tarried long enough to read some of the comments to this piece, you will not be surprized at the “nutzo” comments by some of the “lefties” upset that anyone would question Global Warming, saving the planet, or the government’s good judgement in decideing such things as what we drive, eat, and/or light our homes with. Right away, you see the socialist/communist heart of the “Green” movement worldwide. How dare you, or I, question their good intentions, or their wisdom! They know better than you what is best for you!

Have you tried the compact flourescent light bulbs? Oh… ho…ho…! First off… be preprared for the price. A one hundred watt compact florescent bulb, where I live, is around 6 to 8 dollars (US) per bulb. A 150 watt flourescent bulb is around 10 dollars (US) a bulb. Any size lower than a 100 watt flourescent bulb and you’ll do about as well, so far as actual light… candlepower… (lumens?) is concerned, with a flashlight!

A few months ago, I put them in my den. They lasted about two weeks before my wife and I decided the experiment had failed and we removed them and went to a 150 watt incandescent light bulb in our shared reading lamp.

A suppose you have heard the compact flourescent bulbs contain mercury, right? The stuff is poison… right? I suppose you have heard that if you break one you must immediately leave the room, for a minimum of twenty minutes, and you may have to replace your carpet, and other such items, to rid the room of mercury. Plus, they have to be disposed of as a hazardous material… etc, etc. All of these drawbacks should have been considered BEFORE the lefty/loonie Congress decided you and I would be better off with the more expensive, less efficient, not to mention… poison, compact flourescent light bulbs to light our homes than the dirt cheap, extremely efficient at what it does (provide light), incandescent light bulbs we have been using… for what… a hundred years(?)!

I will be writing my Congressman, and my Senators, and I will be asking them to support Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”. It’s time to shed a little light on common sense in Washington, DC.


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Frank said...

AWW Longstreet I use them in my trebble light in the garage, I know they are expensive, I think I should be able to claim those on my taxes, but anyway, if I nock my light down, the fillament doesn't beak (since there isn't one) like the incadescent lights. If I am working under my car, tranny work or oil changes I use the Halogens, especially in the winter.....

Old Soldier said...

I remember when I was a kid we use to break opena thermomater and get the mercury onto the ground and then put pennies or dmes in it and shin them up. Wonder how much I got into me from those days. I have these bulbs in my house, don't like the light it give off, but not much choice.