Congress Reverses Light Bulb Ban… NOT

By the P/O’d Patriot

I, like many of you, did a few cartwheels when I noticed the headline on Drudge that said:

“Congress Overturns Incandesenct Light Bulb Ban…”

The dreaded “green” light bulb ‘mandate’ that was created in 2007 was dead! I began to proclaim the good news from the highest mountains in the land of Facebook without even reading the article. 

Shame on me for doing so…

I shortly found an article in Forbes that popped my bubble. So did Congress reverse the light bulb ban?  No, No, not really…

Read the rest at Gateway Pundit.

26 Responses to Congress Reverses Light Bulb Ban… NOT

  1. INCANDESCENTS FOREVER December 18, 2011 at 8:51 am #






  2. Rob N. Hood December 29, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Uh… really? If that is a major concern of yours, you should instead be shouting from your rooftop how lucky you are to live such a trouble-free existence.

  3. Rob N. Hood January 6, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    “…democracy is nothing if not a perpetual nuisance to the powerful. It asserts that public policy is everyone’s business, and that the concerns of even the most financially and socially marginal citizens are equal to those of the most elite. Indeed, no one is marginal in a democracy – a concept we embrace as a nation but don’t believe. And thus citizens are marginalized all the time.

    “Even in 2008, which saw the highest voter turnout in four decades,” Ari Berman wrote last September in Rolling Stone, “fewer than two-thirds of eligible voters went to the polls. And according to a study by MIT, 9 million voters were denied an opportunity to cast ballots that year because of problems with their voter registration . . . long lines at the polls . . . uncertainty about the location of their polling place . . . or lack of proper ID.”

    Robert Koehler

  4. NEIL F. AGWD/BSD January 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    No comment really. This is a wait and see……..

  5. Rob N. Hood January 8, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Yeah … no big deal…. kind of like having brain cancer and deciding to wait and see how that goes.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD January 8, 2012 at 9:17 am #

      I think you are assuming that my “no comment” coment was a reply to your comment. It was not. I am commenting on the posted story about the defunding of the light bulb ban.

  6. Rob N. Hood January 8, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Oh, well, it wasn’t obvious, so thanks for clarifying.

  7. Rob N. Hood January 13, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Canada’s Radio Act requires that “a licenser may not broadcast … any false or misleading news.” The provision has kept Fox News and right-wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the “Fairness Doctrine” in 1987.

  8. Joe January 14, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    In other words you never listen, nor Canada, to both sides. Always knew it and your post just proved it. Case closed.

  9. Rob N. Hood January 17, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    The other side is sometimes propaganda and/or delusion.

  10. Joe January 18, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    Never know until you view, read, see. You like blue Kool-Aid or red? Assume you like blue but never drank the red?

  11. Rob N. Hood January 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    I can “see” propaganda fairly well, although it is sometimes so pervasive, and ingrained, it can be very difficult and sometimes impossible to recognize. We have been (as are all humans) inundated with societal, i.e. political, propaganda from early childhood on. It becomes part of who we are, how we think, and what we think. And what is behind it, for the most part, is power and control. And money is the fuel.

  12. Joe January 19, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    In other words you do not wish to have money? I assume you must tith? If so, how much? How do you feed your family? If money is the fuel, just how do you stop the flow? Have others turn the tap from others to flow to you? Let me know, I’m curious. Interesting how envy and entitlement is so ingrained in society today.

    • Rob N. Hood January 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

      You are trying to corner me by comparing apples to oranges. And that is a very old and tired method of debate, if you can even call it that. Do you understand what I just said? If not (which I know you will choose) I will try to explain ONCE more, and only ONCE more. If at that time you feign confusion you will have to soothe and calm yourself in whatever manner is legal and effective for you.

  13. Rob N. Hood January 19, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    U assume much that is irrational and illogical. Nothing I state above has anything to do with envy or entitlement. You are simply parroting right-wing buzz-words and talking points, for no apparent reason other than to avoid any real discussion. But that is very normal here and with most right-wingers. That is what I have learned from this site. And I have already answered your question in many different ways and in many previous posts. What would fix this world-wide laissez-faire capitalistic mess would only elicit the knee-jerk accusations of “communism” and/or “socialism” as if you truly understand either. For example: cooperatives are acutally fairly common in this country and in others, and they exist outside the strangulating parameters of the form of capitalism that is inevitably going to implode world-wide. Cooperatives are actually VERY consistent with Libertarian ideals. But don’t let logic and reason stop you from foaming at the mouth…

  14. Rob N. Hood January 19, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    BTW- it is actually the wealthy elite (1-3 %) who are the biggest offenders re: envy and entitlement, not to mention greed.

  15. Rob N. Hood January 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Another e.g. “Joe” should appreciate: Potlatch. For those who don’t know- look it up.

  16. Joe January 22, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    I’m awaiting an answer on Do you you enjoy/use/spend/invest/ money even though it is the “fuel to power and control.” Please answer. You seem to dodge direct questions quite often don’t you? Please answer directly in 50 words or less or is that a problem?

    • Rob N. Hood February 13, 2012 at 8:19 am #

      Liqudated, at a loss, all of my stock market stuff which was actually only a IRA- a pathetically small amount to begin with and with the penalty, which I could not dodge since I am not rich to begin with, it became even smaller. But did so mainly to avoid the Bush crash which occurred a little bit later than I predicted it would, but nonetheless my loss would have equalled the penalty anyway, so it was a wash. However, Obama helped it to come back stronger than ever (a record high at one point if I’m not mistaken). But I have no faith in the stock market, I also don’t believe in it- it is just there for rich men/women to gamble with and make even more money that they sock away off-shore to avoid their share of the taxes. I however, had to pay, they rarely do. Is that more than 50 words Boss? If so I am sooo sorry.

  17. Rob N. Hood January 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    I’m sorry I don’t understand the question. And you respond to all questions promptly posed to you? Really? No you don’t. Stop being a hypocritical bully and try and get your question is better order so I can respond. Or is that a problem?

  18. Rob N. Hood January 24, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Also, tardy Joe, see above for a response that will undoubtedly not suit your tender and exquisite mind.

  19. Rob N. Hood January 29, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Is that a problem Joe? Hello, Joe?

  20. Rob N. Hood February 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Mic check for Joe…

  21. Rob N. Hood February 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Where’s Neil with a definition (i.e. Potlatch) for us? Huh. Usually he’s very puntual.

  22. Rob N. Hood February 8, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    sound of wind blowing… tumble weed rolling by…. then the chirp chirp of a lonely cricket…

  23. Rob N. Hood February 9, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    Funny how when the rubber hits the road these guys disappear.

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