LightS ouT KidS!

.”..Congress slipped into the recent energy bill a mandate that within four years the everyday incandescent bulb is to disappear from the shelves of your local grocery and hardware stores. In it’s place? The fluorescent bulb that for years many consumers have avoided.

The list of complaints about fluorescent bulbs is long. Some are bothered by the higher price, others by the harsher light, others by their lack of adaptability to household fixtures, and still others by concerns over their mercury content.

So on what grounds has Washington justified this unwanted intrusion into our lives?

They say that these high-mercury bulbs will reduce the strain on our energy supply, reduce the carbon footprint, and lead to greater energy efficiency. But there’s little to no evidence to back up their claims.
Freedom Is Not the Problem, It Is the Solution

Congress has intruded on your shopping list on a whim; in favor of a fad.

Well, that doesn’t sit well with me and I know it doesn’t sit well with you.
America was founded on the idea that people are far better able to make their own decisions than the government.

Soooooooo…Who else is signing on to the control-crazed Ban-the-Bulb battle eh?

Yes, wev’e all heard the claims..(not the proof) that using these harsh, super bright, annoying, mercury laden lights would somehow prevent thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide from being pumped into the atmosphere.
The new enemy: Carbon dioxide, which is of course, the chief fraud behind fraudulent global warming.

I mean heck…Why just ban incandescent bulbs? Go all the way dudes. Ban all electrically driven lighting devices period. Yea. That’s the ticket.
We can all go back to living by candlelight huh.

The Global Hotheads would jus love that, now wouldn’t they?

Compact fluorescents are not quite as groovy as your power hungry politicain would like you to think.
Sometimes they buzz loudly, (ever been in a classroom when that happened?..might as well have scraped yer nails on the chalkboard). How bout when the light level jumps around and ya feel like your eyes are goin buggy or you’re about to be struck by lightening?

And um..mercury in your refrigerator?

No thanks Big Government.
I’ll take my soft, romantic lighting with a dimmer any day of the week.

Highly efficient fluorescent light bulbs are widely touted as environmentally friendly, but they have created a recycling headache for the Environmental Protection Agency and local governments.

More often than not, their toxic ingredients simply end up in landfills, where the chemicals can leach into soil and water and poison fish and other wildlife.

The bulbs contain mercury and should not be tossed in the trash as are regular light bulbs.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Become ‘Toxic Time Bombs’
“They’re very efficient, but once they’re used up, they become a ticking toxic time bomb..”

Ticking, toxic time bomb?
I’ll pass.

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24 Responses to “LightS ouT KidS!”

  1. Debbie says:

    I don’t think this will ever happen, Angel. Too much dangerous news coming out about these bulbs. it’s just crazy.

  2. LomaAlta says:

    Thanks Angel.
    Another example of liberals rush for government control and socialism.

  3. angie says:

    Nuts..What are they thinking again? Nanny state..Nanny state…and control over our lives.
    I love your pics Great Post as usual.

  4. Pinky says:

    I hate to be a nerd, but if we think Autism, Myofascial Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MS, etc. are a problem now…just wait about 10-15 years when all that mercury starts to seep into the water supply.
    Makes me ill, literally…I think I’ll stock up on regular bulbs now! :-)

  5. Tapline says:

    Angel, This is one of the most crazy laws the idiots passed this year….It doesn’t surprise me though, but, why wasn’t it discussed at length, it touches everyday life…Follow the money…I rest my case….stay well…..

  6. MK says:

    “Freedom Is Not the Problem, It Is the Solution”

    The way governments think these days, freedom is the problem.

  7. Aurora says:

    Another good one, Angel. It constantly amazes me that with all the new evidences emerging that GW is a farce and a fraud, our governments just keep implementing this stupidity as if they’re deaf, dumb and blind. When are they going to face up to the fact that the game’s up?

  8. KkarLmM says:

    And The LORD said “Let there be light”..
    And then the LORD created man…..
    Now you tell me, when did thing start to go wrong!!!!

  9. PD says:

    I like torches and candles…light em up!

  10. PD says:

    I didn’t think MK was the infamous Mudkitty, but MK makes me think it is.

    According to your blog, you are not Mudkkitty

    She’s a twit.

  11. Brooke says:

    Better stock up on your incans now!

    If it costs me one red cent extra to dispose of those stupid bulbs, I plan on throwing them right in the garbage!

  12. OMMAG says:

    To be sure the promotion of CFLs as an energy solution or an environmental solution is a complete fraud.

    Sad that the lawmakers of the USA are such total fools.

    We are fighting this in Canada as well!

  13. Bar Kochba says:

    We should all just move into caves. We would fit right in with our Muslim friends.

  14. The Hermit says:

    like the poster that has the old flag of the Soviet Union in the background and the caption “no smoking, Comrade. Your body is property of state.”

  15. nanc says:

    we removed every single one of these when we moved into our new house last year – i wrapped them and put them in a safe place, but don’t think i won’t go to the transfer station and do a dance on them just to see what they’ll do…*8]

  16. Layla says:

    Wow, unreal. More from our “nanny” government. What’s next hun? Sheese!

  17. Daniel Ruwe says:

    I don’t think this lightbulb ban will last long. It is one of the dumbest ideas I’ve ever heard of.

  18. Angel says:

    THANKS ALL FOR THE “ENLIGHTENING” WORDS..heh ;)

  19. benning says:

    I bought some to try and save on the elecricity bill. They do last longer than incandescant bulbs. But when one of them dies I will take it back to the Wal-Mart where I bought it. They recycle bulbs at Wal-Mart, so why not take them there?

    As for Congress … what a passel of idjits!

  20. Panhandle Poet says:

    Help! Help! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. in2thefray says:

    I liked this post. It had it all good work Angel. @ ommagI remember seeing something about the brilliant “click off” campaign. They used an interesting font to say the least and the poster looked like it said F@#* off. Oh well perhaps cfl will help Congress actually read the Constitution.

  22. in2thefray says:

    My bad I think the campaign was flick off.

  23. Perri Nelson says:

    So we’re trying to solve the problem of dependence upon foreign oil by becoming dependent upon China for our light bulbs? Brilliant.

    (China actually makes nearly all of these lovely items, they’re not made here).

    And of course china makes them in plants powered by coal, so the manufacture of these things produces CO2 anyway. It just moves the place its produced away from the consumer.

    Out of sight – out of mind.

  24. Incognito says:

    egads… what next?!