HDR 167: The Light Bulb Goes Off

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ALOHA, ALL!!  Do you have any 100 watt light bulbs?  If so, keep them because they will soon be collectors’ items.  In fact, each time I go to the store I think I’ll buy a package….they will be very valuable in the future!  In spite of all the proof that much of the global warming “science” is a bunch of hooey, the ban on 100 watt bulbs is still set to begin in January 2012.  It’s called the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (oh yeah, that’s when Nancy Nitwit was in charge.)  Never mind that compact fluorescent bulbs are costly and difficult to dispose of.  In fact, my 90-year-old Mom is so worried about this that she asked me last week, “why can’t I just buy the light bulbs I want?”   Good question, Mom.   Republicans Flicker On Light Bulb Ban Repeal – Common American Journal  Here’s another question:  how many politicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Apparently, none of them can handle such a difficult task.  But they sure know how to screw us.

Project Gunrunner casualty.  Acting ATF Director to Resign Over Gun-Buying Sting  “Kenneth Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol and Firearms (ATF), is expected to step down in the wake of the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme in which weapons were sold to Mexico’s drug cartels.  Melson, who has been acting director since April 2009, is likely to resign within the next couple of days, says CNN.”  Can Holder be next?  One can only hope.  (Thanks to Lee for the link.)

And here’s why Eric Holder needs to go:  Issa: DOJ Covering Up on Mexican Gun-Running Scandal | CNSnews.com   “Issa says he does not believe Attorney General Eric Holder testified accurately in the Judiciary Committee on May 3, when he told Issa (who also serves on that committee) that he had only learned of the gun-running operation—called “Operation Fast and Furious”–a few weeks before that.”

But it’s not a war.  Airmen, sailors in Libya receiving “imminent danger pay” despite WH claim of no legal “hostilities” « Hot Air  “So no one’s in danger in Libya — and yet, according to the Pentagon, the men there are in enough danger to warrant extra pay each month for participating in combat. Which is to say, it is a war. It’s just not … a war-war.”

POOP (Particulars of 0bama’s Presidency):  This one has to do with 0bamacare and the IPAB (independent Payment Advisory Board.)  IPAB is a group of 15 presidential appointed bureaucrats who are charged with reducing Medicare costs.  And you don’t think there will be rationing?  Read here:  Travesty of Lawmaking – Opinion – PatriotPost.US

The very definition of useful idiot – This is former Rep Cynthia McKinney appearing on Libyan TV.  I think she should just stay there, since she likes it so much:

Barry’s “Firsts”:  President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts | US Opinion and Editorial Right Side News  A pretty good list. I might add “First usurping Marxist to be elected President of the United States.”

Boise, China.  Barbarians Within the Gate – Common American Journal  “China is now building a 50 square-mile self-sustaining city outside of Boise, Idaho and setting up Foreign Trade Zones in the US.”  HUH?????  What the heck is going on??????

Maybe China should buy all of California.  60 more firms move jobs, work out of California – Orange County Register  “So far this year, the departures average 5.4 a week, compared to 3.9 a week in 2010 and one a week in 2009, Vranich says.”

Final Thought:  “I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” ~Author Unknown


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4 responses to “HDR 167: The Light Bulb Goes Off”

  1. giliar says :

    Lighthouse – Bravo!!!!

  2. lighthouse says :

    RE Light Bulb Freedom of Choice:

    Several US states launching light bulb ban repeal bills, following Texas legislation
    see Blog – freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com
    Updates on US legislation, on US state light bulb bills, the Canada Government’s 2 year ban delay proposal, as well as Europe, and Australia
    via http://ceolas.net/#li01inx

    • giliar says :

      Excellent!!! On this Independence Day that’s great news!

      • lighthouse says :

        Yes good day for it…
        RE “how many politicians does it take to screw in a light bulb?”

        As you may have seen at the end of the ceolas.net website, http://ceolas.net/#fw1x
        To quote…

        On a deeper level, it’s about celebrating Creativity – not Destruction.

        Celebrating creativity is about recognizing the advantages that different products have.
        That is why they exist for people to choose
        [… and there are much more significant ways to save energy, if required, as described with relevant electricity generation, distribution and consumption policies
        on the website ]

        President Obama, State of the Union Address 25 January 2011:
        What we can do – what America does better than anyone – is spark the creativity and imagination of our people.
        We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices,
        the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers…

        Yes Mr President, Creative America, the nation of Edison:
        Would you not have allowed him to create his popular light bulb?

        And so it came to pass, in the autumn of 1879, after tireless effort working with different materials, Thomas Edison finally arrived at the ingenious invention we still see today, the Edison light bulb, in its basic form, without any energy efficiency constraints, the world’s single most popular electrical appliance and the oldest electrical invention in widespread common use:
        A beautifully simple, safe, cheap, bright light delivering construction.

        Maybe the time will come when, like its cousin the gleaming radio tube, it gradually fades away, the passing of old technology.

        But let it be a democratic passing by the will of the people,
        not a passing by committee dictats and decrees.

        How many American, European or other officials should it take to change a light bulb?

        How many citizens should be allowed to choose?

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