March 10, 2007

Dear Global Warmers, Lighten Up

Do you like your bright floodlights, your dimmer switches, your easy-to-read-by light bulbs, the motel light that Tom Bodett leaves on for you, and your choice to buy whatever you want? Well, just as the left wants to control what you say, now they want to tell you what kind of lights to purchase. It happened in Australia, is happening in Europe, and might be happening next in a country near you.

EU leaders to make Europe change lightbulbs

"The European Council ... invites the Commission to rapidly submit proposals to enable increased energy efficiency requirements for office and street lighting to be adopted by 2008 and on incandescent lamps and other forms of lighting in private households by 2009," the final statement said.

Incandescent lamps are traditional lightbulbs which use a filament. They are inefficient compared with new fluorescent lights and other alternatives.

"We are very impressed by the Australians and before we came to the summit, we had already been in touch with them and looking at the issue. We support this scheme and hope to take it on," Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said.

I didn't like it when the government said that water holding tanks on toilets should be smaller to conserve water, but those frequently result in double-flushing in some cases. Don't even think of a courtesy flush. Well, we may be seeing the same thing with electricity.

Now, governments ruled by the left are starting to tell us to use "their" light bulbs. If I'm going to have adequate light to read, then I would use three times as many of their bulbs to get the necessary brightness. So, how much would that cost for additional bulbs and how much energy would that take?

It's only starting. The "we know better than you, leftist, global warming" crowd wants to gradually run every aspect of our lives. By the way, did you know that PETA wants everyone to become vegetarians to stop global warming? Next thing you know, we're going to be told that we can only drive 55 mph on the highways. Oh...we've been there. And, it sure would be hard to watch night baseball with only flourescent and LED lights to shine the way.

This summer, I intend to go to the Braves games driving 70 mph, to grill meat while we tailgate, to watch the game under bright non-flourescent lights, and to flush the toilet in the men's room twice if I want. It's the American way, and I'll do it because I like it and because I can. So, lefties, go away.

Posted by Woody M. at March 10, 2007 01:40 PM | TrackBack

But of course it's all for the children...except they'll want to control procreation too.

Posted by civil truth at March 11, 2007 11:53 PM


Like your blog. Gotta tell you, tho, I switched my lights to those compact florescent's all over the house and shop. They put out every bit as much light as an incandescent at a fraction of the cost. My electric bill is half what it was last year! Now, that's the Amercian Way. Tom Bodett would be proud. Of course, it is your constitutional right to to pay more for less, but that seems so -- I dunno -- European or something.


Posted by Chester Ludlow at March 12, 2007 06:05 AM

I put those flourescent lights in our lamps and it didn't take my wife two days to take them right out. The light is not the same or as bright as they claim.

Posted by Woody at March 12, 2007 07:36 AM

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