Repeal The Ban

I was quite put out when they told me that I would have to change all my light bulbs to the little pig tail looking things. I HATE them. They are so slow to come on and then the light is miserable and harsh. So, I have been stockpiling incandescent bulbs for about a year now. Every time I go to the store and see them I buy a pack. I was hoping to get enough to supply myself at least until I die.

What is the estimated savings here anyway? GE, the company who has the monopoly on these pieces of feces, has a handy little calculator here. According to their voodoo I’m going to save $178 a year. That will offset some of the cost I will rack up by stubbing my toes, walking into doors and going blind. Not to mention peeing all over the bathroom at night because the stupid bulb won’t light up fast enough. Isn’t technology wonderful? I’m sure future generations will thank us for this innovative item (still looking for that sarcasm font, Boss).

Just when I thought it couldn’t be any more depressing in walked Rep. Joe Barton (R) of Texas followed by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R) of Tennessee and Michael C. Burgess (R) of Texas with H.R.6144. What a wonderful piece of legislation. No, it’s not the impeachment of Chairman Zero and no it’s not the repeal of obamacare. It’s the repeal of the lightbulb ban. (Insert favorite victory song here.)

Yeah. Yeah. The bill has been introduced but there’s a little sticking point. It’s stuck in committee. The Energy and Commerce Committee to be exact. The committee chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman (D) of California. Yes the very same Henry Waxman who has been instrumental in attempting to perpetrate the global warming scam on the American people. Now, should you feel the need to contact Rep. Waxman to say, oh, I don’t know, cuss him out for not getting this bill passed right away, you can go here. Should you feel the need to contact any of our other fine Representatives, for whatever reason, you can go here.

With that said let’s forge ahead with the clean up and disposal procedures for these toxic pieces of garbage. Now I have heard that if you break one of these little gems that you need to cut the carpet out of your house and dispose of it as you would with any item contaminated with toxic chemicals. Well, that’s not quite true. You can keep your carpet but you need to throw away the clothes you wear when you clean your carpet. When you vacuum you need to throw the bag away. For actual clean up procedures go here. Now that’s from the gubmint so you know it must be true, right? Until next time, screw environmentalists.

PS: I will be gone for a week. Be back next Thursday.

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One Response to “Repeal The Ban”

  1. Mickey White Says:

    Prescription Drug Benefit.
    The final version (conference report) of H.R. 1 would create a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. Beginning in 2006, prescription coverage would be available to seniors through private insurers for a monthly premium estimated at $35. There would be a $250 annual deductible, then 75 percent of drug costs up to $2,250 would be reimbursed. Drug costs greater than $2,250 would not be covered until out-of pocket expenses exceeded $3,600, after which 95 percent of drug costs would be reimbursed. Low-income recipients would receive more subsidies than other seniors by paying lower premiums, having smaller deductibles, and making lower co-payments for each prescription. The total cost of the new prescription drug benefit would be limited to the $400 billion that Congress had budgeted earlier this year for the first 10 years of this new entitlement program. The House adopted the conference report on H.R. 1 on November 22, 2003 by a vote of 220 to 215 (Roll Call 669).
    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR this bill.
    Marsha Blackburn is a Hypocrite.
    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :
    http://mickeywhite.blogspot.com/2009/09/tn-congressman-marsha-blackburn-votes.html
    Mickey

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