Wednesday, January 31, 2007
DIM BULBS IN CALIFORNIA
A California lawmaker wants to make his state the first to ban incandescent light bulbs to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. The "How Many Legislators Does it Take to Change a Light bulb Act" would ban incandescent light bulbs by 2012 in favor of energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Clearly this lawmaker hasn’t been watching the “Living with Ed” show on HGTV on Sunday nights. Ed Begley, Jr.’s wife has made a point of the fact that compact fluorescent lights are tremendously unflattering to the complexion. How long will this ban be permitted to endure in youth and beauty conscious Los Angeles? One can only imagine an entire new underground light bulb smuggling network springing up to fill the needs of appearance-obsessed citizens who cannot bear the sight of themselves when lit by a fluorescent bulb!
Given that the entire global warming panic is based on junk science and completely ignores the fact that we are experiencing a normal cyclical change that happens every 1500 years or so, perhaps California should spend less time on tinkering with this kind of nonsense and spend a little more time, energy and effort on seeing to it that their high school graduates can actually READ and understand what they’re reading? Just a suggestion, kids!