Let There Be Compact Flourescent Light: Dim Bulbs at Work in DC

Q: How many members of Congress does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Depends on how many hookers it’ll hold.

Speaking of dim bulbs, your “regular” light bulbs will soon be illegal.

From WorldNetDaily:

In addition to raising auto fuel efficiency standards 40 percent, an energy bill passed by Congress yesterday bans the incandescent light bulb by 2014.

President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law today after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. The House passed the bill by a 314-100 vote after approval by the Senate last week.

But how much will this cost?

Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the legislation will boost the energy efficiency of “almost every significant product and tool and appliance that we use, from light bulbs to light trucks.”

Which means the legislation will alter those things, so the answer is: It’ll cost a fortune. Let me guess — Rep. Dingall just happens to have some friends who make CFL’s — right?

Often when the subject of “banning” abortion arises, a pro-choicer will ask, “okay then, what should be the penalty for having an abortion?” I have to wonder how the light bulb “ban” will be enforced. What will be the penalty for defying the ban?

It’s a case study in irony, isn’t it? If you say you want to ban trans fats, SUV’s, smoking, light bulbs, and even spanking, the left lionizes you as a hero. If you say you want to ban books promoting homosexuality from your child’s elementary school library, you’re a Nazi scumbag.

As a result of the new light bulb ban, we’re now dangerously close to the following discussion taking place in a prison cell:

”What’cha in for?”

”Hacked a guy to death with a meat cleaver. You?”

”Incandescent light bulb.”

The first ”pollutant” we need to ban are buffoons in government, but that won’t happen anytime soon, as the ”what to ban” docket is quite full for the foreseeable future. By the time we reach ”politician” on the list, we’ll all be in jail for the crime of existing.

Author: Doug Powers

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