No More 100-Watters After Jan 1 - Phooey!

Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by George Costanza, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. George Costanza
    Offline

    George Costanza A Friendly Liberal

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    5,179
    Thanks Received:
    1,087
    Trophy Points:
    155
    Location:
    Los Angeles area.
    Ratings:
    +1,187
    You know those 100-watt light bulbs we have used for decades? Come January 1st, they become illegal. You won't be able to get them any more. God knows what will replace them. Whatever it is, it can't be good. Maybe those curly little sons of bitches that take ten minutes to begin producing light? I sure hope there's something available better than that.

    I was listening to Levin this afternoon. He was grousing about this ban on the 100-watt bulb, noting that our politicians gave lip service to repealing the law on the eve of its going into effect, but didn't have the balls to follow through. He bitched about how "liberals" were prone to pass nanny laws like this, dictating what we can and cannot have for our personal use, failing to mention that this law was passed during the El-Busho administration.

    Oh well - this really isn't a partisan issue. It's a BULL SHIT issue. Write your congressman/senator. Threaten to vote his/her ass out of office unless this mother gets repealed.

    That is all.

    George
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 4
  2. Zander
    Offline

    Zander Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    17,455
    Thanks Received:
    6,576
    Trophy Points:
    390
    Location:
    Los Angeles CA
    Ratings:
    +12,895
    Crony Capitalism at it's finest. Guess who stand to gain immensely from the phase out of incandescent light bulbs?? I'll give you a hint....it starts with G and ends with E.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. xotoxi
    Offline

    xotoxi Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    30,322
    Thanks Received:
    5,203
    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Location:
    your mother
    Ratings:
    +5,492
    100 watt lightbulbs are scary. They get too hot and start to smell like they are burning. I don't use over 60 watts.

    As for their replacement, it will be halogen. It will be even brighter.
     
  4. BOBO
    Offline

    BOBO The Magnificent!

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Messages:
    551
    Thanks Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Spokane area
    Ratings:
    +57
    It's just like the crude extracting companies hiring the enviro opportunists to make a ruckus about drilling/exploration. It keeps the price of crude up, the enviro opportunists get their cut & all the peons get phuked with higher prices. These get rich fast schemes have been going on forever. A sound precious metal backed currency would stop this bullshit.



     
  5. xotoxi
    Offline

    xotoxi Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    30,322
    Thanks Received:
    5,203
    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Location:
    your mother
    Ratings:
    +5,492
    George?

    George Bush?

    I knew it! It's Bush's fault!
     
  6. del
    Offline

    del BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    45,052
    Thanks Received:
    9,830
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +9,885
    scary?
     
  7. xotoxi
    Offline

    xotoxi Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    30,322
    Thanks Received:
    5,203
    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Location:
    your mother
    Ratings:
    +5,492
    Mortifyingly tremble-inducing.
     
  8. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,618
    I guess I can live without 100w bulbs.

    There's always using more bulbs if necessary.
     
  9. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,127
    Thanks Received:
    9,267
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,419
    That makes no sense whatsoever.
     
  10. martybegan
    Offline

    martybegan Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    29,495
    Thanks Received:
    4,017
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +11,046
    But doesnt that defeat the purpose of trying to get people to use more efficent bulbs?

    Its like the low flush toilets all over again. The Generation 1 units were so terrible it took 2-3 flushes to get rid of everything in the bowl, defeating the purpose of getting the low flushers entirely.

    The Gen 2 and 3 units are better, at least, but when those new regualtions came in the ones availible were crap (pun intended)
     

Share This Page