Temporary Reprieve From Incandescent Light Bulb Ban


You know there are libs who will actually lose sleep over this:

Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.

That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown.

Congressional Republicans dropped almost all of the policy restrictions they tried to attach to the bill, but won inclusion of the light bulb provision, which prevents the Obama administration from carrying through a 2007 law that would have set energy efficiency standards that effectively made the traditional light bulb obsolete.

The bill doesn’t actually amend the 2007 law, but does prohibit the administration from spending any money to carry out the light bulb standards — which amounts to at least a temporary reprieve.

And Al Gore wept and polar bears cannibalized (or is that polar bears wept and Al Gore cannibalized? … eh, whatever…).

For me this “light bulb ban” stuff is a case study in irony. If you say you want to ban trans fats, SUV’s, smoking, salt, incandescent 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.

In any case, light up those incandescent bulbs, America, and celebrate this bright, albeit possibly temporary, victory.

With all the problems the world faces, can you believe this is even in the realm of “important” issues?

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.