Woop Pee.

look. the floor. it is covered with mercury slurs.

The U.S. House approved a provision to save for a year the 100-watt incandescent light bulb, which has become a pear-shaped symbol of personal freedom to some Republicans.

Stupid, bitter morons clinging to their old-fashioned, non-toxic light…

Lawmakers passed on a voice vote an amendment to energy-spending legislation for fiscal year 2012 barring the Energy Department from implementing or enforcing lighting-efficiency standards set by 2007 legislation. The law would effectively push the traditional bulbs off store shelves, starting with the 100-watt version next year.

If they can order US to buy Health Insurance, I guess they can order US to buy anything else….

The legislation provides $30.6 billion in funding for energy- and water-related programs, about $5.9 billion less than the amount requested by President Barack Obama, and about $1 billion less than the programs received for fiscal 2011.
Efforts by Democrats to add millions of dollars to energy-efficiency and renewable-energy programs were rejected by Republicans during debate on the measure. The Appropriations Committee had cut $1.9 billion from the Administration’s $3.2 billion request.

The bill adds $45 million to pay for a waste-repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., which the administration is seeking to shut down.

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Environmental groups said the trace amount of the toxin in the bulbs isn’t a problem when they are recycled properly, and that the standards will eventually save the amount of energy that would otherwise be produced by more than 30 power plants.

“Eventually.” If everyone turned off their lights from 8:00pm to 8:01pm every night it would eventually save more than the amount of energy O’Bambi uses to cover his lies. Like a cat on a linoleum floor ….eventually.

And if “the trace amount of the toxin in the bulbs isn’t a problem,” then why all this?

Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean up mercury. The vacuum will put mercury into the air and increase exposure.

Never use a broom to clean up mercury. It will break the mercury into smaller droplets and spread them.

Never wash clothing or other items that have come in direct contact with mercury in a washing machine… Clothing that has come into direct contact with mercury should be discarded.

If a spill occurs on carpet, curtains, upholstery or other absorbent surfaces, these contaminated items should be thrown away. Only cut and remove the affected portion of the contaminated carpet for disposal.

Never walk around if your shoes might be contaminated with mercury.

powdered sulfur (optional)

Remember to keep the area well ventilated to the outside (i.e., windows open and fans in exterior windows running) for at least 24 hours after your successful cleanup. Continue to keep pets and children out of cleanup area.

Yeah. In a Minnesota winter or a Tucson summer…. With a hole in your carpet, no drapes, no shoes, no clothes. youbetcha!

The whole procedure.

OR, for Edison bulb breakage: vacuum it up and carry on with your day…

How much freakin free time do they think we clingy rednecks have?!? It takes time to make the money they want to steal tax, yanno….

17 Comments!

  1. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm |

    They can have my light bulbs right after they get my gun.

  2. MCPO
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm |

    I have 2 cases of 100w incandescent bulbs. Next will be a couple of cases of 60w ones. These eco-nazis are everywhere!

  3. Dave B
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 12:25 pm |

    When I was a kid thermometers would break – whoops. I would play with that shiny silver stuff. It was cool. Little did I know it was so dangerous.

  4. tctsunami
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm |

    I can’t add or do better than Claire has said.
    Your awesome.
    So just what do they want to do, have an open season on the old style light bulbs? Bag limits? How bout’ Boone & Crocket records.
    “I’s got me three 100 watt, two 75 watt, a half dozen of them little 25 watt little yellow bug lights and a three way. I score that at 256 points. (them 3 way bulbs is what really racks up the points, to bad I had to shoot thru the neighbors picture window to get it).

  5. joe
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm |

    The fact that our ‘lawmakers’ have spent more than 2 minutes making decisions on what sort of light bulbs and toilets we use is a downright shame. How the ignorant sons of bitches have the nerve to look normal people in the face eludes me. The miserable bastards get elected and then lose any semblance of common sense, constantly craving more and more control over the most mundane aspects of our daily lives. I have no doubt that they would regulate our bowel movements if possible so we wouldn’t all flush at the same time.

    I’m beginning to think that there is no form of government that’s workable for an extended period as long as it’s considered impolite to hang the ruling class every two or three years.

  6. geezerette
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm |

    Keep taking away choices and all we have left is theirs.–

  7. mech
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm |

    I just realized a new market and gadget for addressing this urgent need that the econazis have forced on us.

    I’d post it here but some leftards may sneak by and get all capitalistic on it.

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if the congresscritters would pass a balanced budget (or any budget, for that matter) before wasting time in these trivialities?

  8. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm |

    Wonder what the opening bid at Southabes will be on rare 100 watt light bulbs?

    “Ladies and gentlemen, we open today`s auction with a 100 watt light bulb. This bulb was donated by the Estate of Master Chief, noted for his purchase of Key West, Florida. Billionaires from the sale of their light bulbs, the Master Chief became known to the Hoi Polloi when he purchased a DD destroyer for the purpose of shooting clay pidgeons with a battery of 5″-15 naval guns. Additionally, the Master Chief was acquited of sinking 43 Mexican drug submarines when his top lawyer, Digital Hairshirt, convinced the jury he was depth charging for barracuda, which it was proved, gave identical sonor signals as the unfortunate subs…………..” “Shall we open the bidding at $50,000…?”

  9. dick not quite dead white guy
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm |

    The next president should make Claire the Secretary of Energy. That way, we wouldn’t need any Energy Dept. employees, saving hundreds of billions over the next ten years. After about ten days in office to fix things like the light bulb problem, and with no employees to manage, Claire could go back to her ranch and collect a nice salary to buy stuff for her horses.

  10. Fat Baxter
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm |

    I say we embrace CFLs — with a freakin’ vengeance. Whenever one breaks, dial 911 and demand a HAZMAT team respond to your house. Announce that you are evacuating outside until the emergency is taken care of. Pretty soon, all the local HAZMAT teams will be burnt out (no pun intended) and their budget will be busted.

    Then contact your homeowner’s insurance company and demand they pony up for the cost of remediation. Pretty soon, the insurance companies’ clue lights will come on, and they’ll throw their weight behind a repeal, simply to staunch the loss of their money.

  11. MikeG
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm |

    “Malicious Compliance,” Fat Baxter, It is starting to sound more and more appealing.

  12. accipiter NW
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm |

    Could also save the burnt out bulbs til you have enough to repackage into whatever multi-pack arrangement they are sold in and donate them to your favorite left wing/green organization- they loves to recycle.

  13. Fat Baxter
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm |

    Let’s start a pool: when will throwing a CFL at a public venue be considered an act of domestic terrorism?

  14. Paul
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm |

    I mean didn’t the Boston Tea Party dump a whole bunch of tea they didn’t want?

    So what would happen if everyone who has one of these ‘green’ mercury light bulbs went by the local EPA officer and, ops, dumped them?

  15. LLoyd
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    Here’s slap my knee til it hurts gubbamint wisdom:

    Actions You Can Take to Prevent Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

    Fluorescent bulbs are made of glass and can break if dropped or roughly handled. To avoid breaking a bulb, follow these general practices:
    Always switch off and allow a working CFL bulb to cool before handling.

    Well s**t, I’ve done that all my freeking life with incandescent!!! When I first heard tis on Rush awhile back, he read from a article as loaded with this BUT that a HASMET place had to be called and a bill to do so was $2500!!!

    “How much money does it take to screw in a compact fluorescent lightbulb? About $4.28 for the bulb and labor — unless you break the bulb. Then you — like Brandy Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine — could be looking at a cost of about $2,004.28, which doesn’t include the costs of frayed nerves and risks to health. Sound crazy? Perhaps no more than the stampede to ban the incandescent lightbulb in favor of compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs)…

  16. yatalli
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm |

    I’m betting that if you had a bulb break you would be obligated to disclose that when you sold the house. Failure could open you to lawsuits.

  17. Fat Baxter
    Posted July 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm |

    Like I suggested, try passing the expense to your homeowner’s insurance company. The insurance industry has a lot of pull in DC. Once it starts getting out of hand, they’ll leverage their blow-buddies in Congress to back off.