Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I just had a new energy saving curlicue bulb fail

Oh yes, one of those florescent bulbs, guaranteed to save energy and last a zillion years. It made it a year, hooked to the stove. Naturally, I threw it in the kitchen garbage, despite me knowing the law which requires us losers to safely recycle or dispose such bulbs in with the hazardous waste trash, not the landfills.

This bulb cost me about $3.50, and was supposed to last three years. Oh well, a year is longer than most Hollywood marriages.

This nonsense of the Government and Industry working together is pure Bull Honey. It is not all about saving power, no; It is about clipping you and I tree-fiddy versus fifty cents for a good light bulb. That is more revenue and more taxes, and ultimately, more Government control over our lives.

For the greater good.

Read this Wall Street Journal op-ed piece.


JihadGene said...

I've gone through a ton of those crappy things in the ceiling fans, the hall, and outside.

Buck said...

Yup. I had the same experience... one year, max. We are now back to incandescent bulbs, for as long as they remain available (and a lil bit beyond).

Barco Sin Vela II said...

But the deal is that industry and government is working together to reduce carbon emissions.

I feel somebody is getting the love, but I ain't got kissed.