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LLStarks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:12 AM
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Ridiculous Tea Party sign: "Leave my lightbulbs alone!"
Did anyone just see that on CNN TV?

Are the protesters so stupid that they don't understand the benefits of LEDs and CFL lightbulbs?

My message to these people: Incandescent is dead. GET OVER IT!
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:20 AM
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1. Their thinking is firmly rooted in the 19th century.
As are incandescent light bulbs.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:20 AM
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14. You'll have to pry my incandescent light bulbs from my cold dead hands. I HATE LED lighting
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:26 AM
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15. LED color and brightness are still a little off
but they're getting better. CFLs are not bad for light. 100-20-3 watts power drop is what counts.
There were people that complained electric light didn't look as good as candles or kerosene lanterns too.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:27 AM
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16. I think you touch on the heart of the matter, we need a new generation of LED's
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:14 AM
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25. I hate coal burning for electricity.
Oh! The hardship of LED lights!

What a weakling and a drama queen you are.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:54 AM
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28. my comment was tongue in cheek, but yours made me LOL! Talk about teh drama....
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 10:57 AM by KittyWampus
I spoof Heston's comment on guns and you go all UBER-liberal.

And in a thread mocking Freepers, no less.

The liberal-pissing match on DU continues... of course as a woman, I'm at a disadvantage :/
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Chemisse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:21 AM
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2. Maybe they're having a little bit of trouble
With the lightbulbs not turning on in their brains.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:29 AM
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3. I watched NBC Miami at 11.00pm last night
and could not believe I saw people marching through Dade County with signs like No to Universal Health Care. You should have seen the people with the signs.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:29 AM
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4. Us nutbags don't want none of them curly-cue SOCIALIST light bulbs.
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droidamus2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:43 AM
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5. Oh No!
'They want me to use those new fangled light bulbs I am a conservative I don't change for nobody so you can keep your hands off my lightbulbs'. Besides them being idiots on the face of things these 'conservative' people have to turn everything into a 'lib/con' contest of somekind. It's a damn lightbulb that creates that same amount of light and uses less energy thus saving you money which I guess to them is a bad idea. Oh I get it the new bulbs look different and of course we know that conservatives think that anything that 'looks different' is automatically bad.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:49 AM
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6. The teabaggers are essentially anarchists.
To them, all government is bad, and anything that any government anywhere does is always bad. They hate rules, regulations, laws, treaties - anything that puts even the slightest constraint on their behavior. The goal is anarchy - no government at all, dog eat dog, every man for himself.

In some ways, conservatives remind me of primitive cave-dwelling people. In other ways, they remind me of that little white doodle on top of old chicken shit.
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:18 AM
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12. They're not anarchist, they're racists. They bowed to every word Bush said !
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:28 AM
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17. Maybe government is OK as long as it is right-wing extremist?
I see a pervasive hate and distrust for government in general among the unhinged on the right. They hated Clinton in a similar way to what we see now, and he isn't black. But he was a Democrat, and he was "the gummint", so they hated him.

Their hatred for government actually transcends their racism. They put up with bush since he was "one of them" (God chose him, remember) but now they're right back at it. Perhaps it is effective government that bothers them the most?

Of course, all this is just speculation. I truly can't understand why the right-wing wackaloons believe the crazy things they believe. They seem beyond the reach of reason. It must be some form of mental illness, but I'm not qualified to evaluate their pathology beyond that.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:20 AM
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23. I call them anarcho-fascists
They're against all government except for the parts that kick (other) people in the teeth.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:55 AM
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7. All they're really saying is "leave my blankie" alone - any progress...
...threatens their safe secure world.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:02 AM
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8. Sounds like a pretty dim bulb!
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:06 AM
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9. Wonder how many teabaggers it takes to change a light bulb?
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:14 AM
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10. CHANGE a lightbulb? CHANGE something? You're talking treason and blasphemy there!
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:47 AM
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19. Funny question :) . None .. they are unable to change it. Party of NO.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:15 AM
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11. Unfortunately they are missing the most
important light bulb..the one in their head.

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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:18 AM
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13. Them idea cartoons don't look right with the newfangled bulbs!
:silly:
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:44 AM
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18. Thats like that sign "Moran"
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 08:45 AM by wroberts189

Totally astounding ignorance.


-no one is saying anywhere or suggesting they are coming after anyone's light bulbs.
-It's their electric bill that's just going to be higher ..less money for them to send to wingnut groups.
-CFL's are just as good these days. LED's getting there. Both are better.


on edit one more ..most states and electric companies make the CFL's cheaper with subsidies.

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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:51 AM
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27. Actually, I believe there is a government mandate to outlaw incandescent bulbs after a certain date.
After that date, you won't have a choice -- you won't be able to get incandescent bulbs anymore, period. So, in a sense, the wingnut is correct; the government will be taking away his incandescent light bulbs.

Frankly, I don't like having ANY choice taken away by a government mandate, just on general principles. I'm not a nanny-state liberal, I'll stand with the guy who doesn't want to be told what kind of frickin' light bulb he's going to be "allowed" to have.

sw
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:49 PM
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29. All they said was that they needed to be 30% more efficiant..

Have I crossed swords with you before? Oh well I agree with you. If someone wants 1000 watt light bulb let them have one.


good blog post with links...

http://greginthedesert.net/2007/12/congress-did-not-out...
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:55 PM
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33. Thank you for the link and the info.
And for agreeing with me -- whether or not we've "crossed swords" on other matters. :)

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FLDCVADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:54 PM
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30. Same here n/t
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:50 AM
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20. Maybe it was one of us goofing on them??
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:51 AM
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21. Teabaggers aren't very bright anyway.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:55 AM
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22. Here are some signs from our rally yesterday
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:57 AM
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24. When I took over my old movie theater
I changed all the lobby and hallway bulbs from incandescant to CF.

Would you believe that after I closed six years later, one of those original CF bulbs - back when the only ones you could get were the three double-tube varieties - was still working? Shocked me the last time I went through checking bulbs.

The people who are most afraid of LED and CF bulbs taking over are bulb manufacturers who hate the idea of not having to change a bulb every two months.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:16 AM
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26. It's the mercury thing...
They bought into the meme about the toxic mercury inside the bulbs. Yeah, there's some mercury in them. It can be released if the bulb is broken. But, it's a tiny, tiny fraction of what gets pumped into the atmosphere by the combusted coal used to light their precious fluorescent bulbs. Meanwhile, I'll bet this "moran" has regular fluorescent tube lights in his kitchen. And, I have no doubt he's been working and shopping under fluorescent lights all of his life. I guess he and his ilk don't understand the meaning of the word "compact".
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FLDCVADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:03 PM
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31. With me it isn't the mercury thing
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 10:04 PM by FLDCVADem
It's the light quality thing and the dimmer thing and the idea of the government controlling my life to the point that they tell me what kind of light bulb I'm allowed to use thing.

***edited to fix spelling in subject line.
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:08 PM
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37. They got my attention ..everytime I bust a FL I run for a air mask. nt
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:06 PM
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32. That person is just too early for the next round of "genuine grass roots protests"
against the vague Big Government. They're cranking up the nutjobs for the next round of town hall storming. This time funded by Old Energy Companies. Getting the troops out to protest curbing our carbon emissions as a socialist/commie/Nazi plot.

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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:57 PM
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34. You can have my leaded gasoline when you pry it from my cold, dead...
...erm... Model T.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:04 PM
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35. OMG- i got into a pretty heated discussion with a young
man I've known since he was just a baby.

He's a graduate of ..."Liberty University" and a right wing fool. But I can't stop trying to get through to him- he was such a wonderful kid...he and my oldest son, were best friends for years, until he enrolled in a private Christian High School.

anyhow, he was complaining that in 2012 he won't be able to use 'real' light bulbs, because they'll be illegal. This was after he admitted that the "Cap & Trade" HAD been instrumental in lowering the level of ozone and acid rain here in New England, over the last 12yrs.

I actually thought he was joking when he mentioned lightbulbs- and started laughing.

He was deadly serious.

It has got to be part of Rush's mantras- this kid listens to him all day at work-

:shrug:

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yodoobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:07 PM
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36. I use CFL whenever I can
But there are some applications where they are very unsuitable and/or have a very short life.

In those situations, its more ecological friendly to use incandescents, as opposed to buying and disposing of a CFL far more frequently.

If someone is proposing outlawing incandescents, I would certainly be against such a law.
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