Another Outrageous Outrage From The Left: Who Told You That You’re Allowed To Choose Your Own Lightbulbs?!

Nothing wrong with LED lamps. They’re more energy efficient, give off less heat, come in all kinds of color flavors (Kelvin temps) and last longer than incandescent and fluorescent lamps. BUT

LED lamps are pricey, and often require new fixture replacements. Do you want to save $10 per year in electricity but spend $5K in fixture upgrades in your own home? The choice should be left up to you, not forced upon you by government fiat based upon specious climate change propaganda.

If you choose to retrofit, be cautious… some LED lamps closely mimic true daylight and can mess with your head. How many LED daylight fixtures have you installed in your own hovel, Charles?

140 Comments on “Another Outrageous Outrage From The Left: Who Told You That You’re Allowed To Choose Your Own Lightbulbs?!”

  1. Octopus says:

    Flourescent lights, everywhere!

    Hey, there’s the Blue Light Special…run, kids! 😆

  2. Octopus says:

    Now you’re just saying words, Fatass. Want some ranch dressing on that word salad?

  3. Octopus says:

    Oh, and that word “impeached” doesn’t mean what you and your Idiot Left friends think it means. There is zero chance Trump is going to be removed from office. In fact, lots of dummies who voted to pursue impeachment will be removed from office, in a year. I mean, LOTS of them. Check the polls, Chonky. Remember, they’re weighted towards the libturd-side, and they’re STILL saying this sham-peachment nonsense is a stinky piece of old artisanal cheese. 😆

  4. Octopus says:

    Fischer eviscerates the so-called, “Case Against Trump.” There is no case, whatsoever. Pelosi’s trying to delay handing it over to the Senate where it will be laughed out of the chamber. America is disgusted with the charade. Pelosi was right, for once, when she didn’t want to bring the baseless sham-peachment in the first place. Da Squad forced the matter, and the House will reap the whirlwind.

    • rightymouse says:

      Pelosi is totally out of control. She let Schiff (Mr. Eyeballs) get his way & it’s been a disaster for the Donkeys since then.

      • rightymouse says:

        As I read somewhere recently, let the Donkeys Schiff themselves. 😆

        • Arachne says:

          Yep. Once that transcript was released, Pelosi realized she was totally fucked, and that she was now stuck with waging an impeachment war based on a complete and utter lie. All you had to see was the Schifft desperately trying to keep GOP questions out of the testimony.

          • Octopus says:

            Idiot Left’s stock response to the crushing release of the transcript: “That wasn’t the real transcript—that was an impression of the transcript, written by Trump’s toadies!”

            It’s best not to waste time trying to convince Trump-Derangeds of anything. They get all the Factses they need from Seth Meyers, CNN and MSNBC.

    • Arachne says:

      I’ve always favored McConnell doing one of two things – either (1) tell Pelosi they’ll be just as Fair in the Senate as they were in the House, or (2) advise her that if they want to call “witnesses” they’ll be using the same ratio that was exercised in the House. In which case, they’ll bring 3 for every 1 the Democrats wish to call.

      • Octopus says:

        They have no possible way of getting the votes they’d need to force Trump out of office. Can they prolong the sham-agony? Sure they can.

    • Bunk X says:

      The day the transcript was released the word was that it was just a memorandum, a summary. The MSM walked that one back quickly.

  5. Octopus says:

    Dingell was a deeply-corrupt political hack who may well be in Hell, for all anyone knows. 👿 😂

  6. Octopus says:

    Things have never been better! 😃

    We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously
    Little of this made the news, because good news is no news
    Matt Ridley

    21 December 2019 9:00 AM
    Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time. We are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 per cent of the world’s population for the first time. It was 60 per cent when I was born. Global inequality has been plunging as Africa and Asia experience faster economic growth than Europe and North America; child mortality has fallen to record low levels; famine virtually went extinct; malaria, polio and heart disease are all in decline.

    Little of this made the news, because good news is no news. But I’ve been watching it all closely. Ever since I wrote The Rational Optimist in 2010, I’ve been faced with ‘what about…’ questions: what about the great recession, the euro crisis, Syria, Ukraine, Donald Trump? How can I possibly say that things are getting better, given all that? The answer is: because bad things happen while the world still gets better. Yet get better it does, and it has done so over the course of this decade at a rate that has astonished even starry-eyed me.

    Perhaps one of the least fashionable predictions I made nine years ago was that ‘the ecological footprint of human activity is probably shrinking’ and ‘we are getting more sustainable, not less, in the way we use the planet’. That is to say: our population and economy would grow, but we’d learn how to reduce what we take from the planet. And so it has proved. An MIT scientist, Andrew McAfee, recently documented this in a book called More from Less, showing how some nations are beginning to use less stuff: less metal, less water, less land. Not just in proportion to productivity: less stuff overall.

    This does not quite fit with what the Extinction Rebellion lot are telling us. But the next time you hear Sir David Attenborough say: ‘Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist’, ask him this: ‘But what if economic growth means using less stuff, not more?’ For example, a normal drink can today contains 13 grams of aluminium, much of it recycled. In 1959, it contained 85 grams. Substituting the former for the latter is a contribution to economic growth, but it reduces the resources consumed per drink.

    As for Britain, our consumption of ‘stuff’ probably peaked around the turn of the century — an achievement that has gone almost entirely unnoticed. But the evidence is there. In 2011 Chris Goodall, an investor in electric vehicles, published research showing that the UK was now using not just relatively less ‘stuff’ every year, but absolutely less. Events have since vindicated his thesis. The quantity of all resources consumed per person in Britain (domestic extraction of biomass, metals, minerals and fossil fuels, plus imports minus exports) fell by a third between 2000 and 2017, from 12.5 tonnes to 8.5 tonnes. That’s a faster decline than the increase in the number of people, so it means fewer resources consumed overall.

    If this doesn’t seem to make sense, then think about your own home. Mobile phones have the computing power of room-sized computers of the 1970s. I use mine instead of a camera, radio, torch, compass, map, calendar, watch, CD player, newspaper and pack of cards. LED light bulbs consume about a quarter as much electricity as incandescent bulbs for the same light. Modern buildings generally contain less steel and more of it is recycled. Offices are not yet paperless, but they use much less paper.

    Even in cases when the use of stuff is not falling, it is rising more slowly than expected. For instance, experts in the 1970s forecast how much water the world would consume in the year 2000. In fact, the total usage that year was half as much as predicted. Not because there were fewer humans, but because human inventiveness allowed more efficient irrigation for agriculture, the biggest user of water.

    Until recently, most economists assumed that these improvements were almost always in vain, because of rebound effects: if you cut the cost of something, people would just use more of it. Make lights less energy-hungry and people leave them on for longer. This is known as the Jevons paradox, after the 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons, who first described it. But Andrew McAfee argues that the Jevons paradox doesn’t hold up. Suppose you switch from incandescent to LED bulbs in your house and save about three-quarters of your electricity bill for lighting. You might leave more lights on for longer, but surely not four times as long.

    Efficiencies in agriculture mean the world is now approaching ‘peak farmland’ — despite the growing number of people and their demand for more and better food, the productivity of agriculture is rising so fast that human needs can be supplied by a shrinking amount of land. In 2012, Jesse Ausubel of Rockefeller University and his colleagues argued that, thanks to modern technology, we use 65 per cent less land to produce a given quantity of food compared with 50 years ago. By 2050, it’s estimated that an area the size of India will have been released from the plough and the cow.

    Land-sparing is the reason that forests are expanding, especially in rich countries. In 2006 Ausubel worked out that no reasonably wealthy country had a falling stock of forest, in terms of both tree density and acreage. Large animals are returning in abundance in rich countries; populations of wolves, deer, beavers, lynx, seals, sea eagles and bald eagles are all increasing; and now even tiger numbers are slowly climbing.

    Perhaps the most surprising statistic is that Britain is using steadily less energy. John Constable of the Global Warming Policy Forum points out that although the UK’s economy has almost trebled in size since 1970, and our population is up by 20 per cent, total primary inland energy consumption has actually fallen by almost 10 per cent. Much of that decline has happened in recent years. This is not necessarily good news, Constable argues: although the improving energy efficiency of light bulbs, aeroplanes and cars is part of the story, it also means we are importing more embedded energy in products, having driven much of our steel, aluminium and chemical industries abroad with some of the highest energy prices for industry in the world.

    In fact, all this energy-saving might cause problems. Innovation requires experiments (most of which fail). Experiments require energy. So cheap energy is crucial — as shown by the industrial revolution. Thus, energy may be the one resource that a prospering population should be using more of. Fortunately, it is now possible that nuclear fusion will one day deliver energy in minimalist form, using very little fuel and land.

    Since its inception, the environmental movement has been obsessed by finite resources. The two books that kicked off the green industry in the early 1970s, The Limits to Growth in America and Blueprint for Survival in Britain, both lamented the imminent exhaustion of metals, minerals and fuels. The Limits to Growth predicted that if growth continued, the world would run out of gold, mercury, silver, tin, zinc, copper and lead well before 2000. School textbooks soon echoed these claims.

    This caused the economist Julian Simon to challenge the ecologist Paul Ehrlich to a bet that a basket of five metals (chosen by Ehrlich) would cost less in 1990 than in 1980. The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, Simon said, arguing that we would find substitutes if metals grew scarce. Simon won the bet easily, although Ehrlich wrote the cheque with reluctance, sniping that ‘the one thing we’ll never run out of is imbeciles’. To this day none of those metals has significantly risen in price or fallen in volume of reserves, let alone run out. (One of my treasured possessions is the Julian Simon award I won in 2012, made from the five metals.)

    A modern irony is that many green policies advocated now would actually reverse the trend towards using less stuff. A wind farm requires far more concrete and steel than an equivalent system based on gas. Environmental opposition to nuclear power has hindered the generating system that needs the least land, least fuel and least steel or concrete per megawatt. Burning wood instead of coal in power stations means the exploitation of more land, the eviction of more woodpeckers — and even higher emissions. Organic farming uses more land than conventional. Technology has put us on a path to a cleaner, greener planet. We don’t need to veer off in a new direction. If we do, we risk retarding progress.

    As we enter the third decade of this century, I’ll make a prediction: by the end of it, we will see less poverty, less child mortality, less land devoted to agriculture in the world. There will be more tigers, whales, forests and nature reserves. Britons will be richer, and each of us will use fewer resources. The global political future may be uncertain, but the environmental and technological trends are pretty clear — and pointing in the right direction.

  7. Octopus says:

    I just bought a case of good, quality 100 watt incandescent lightbulbs, and already replaced all the dim bulbs around the house that have been bugging me. 😄

    Thanks, Trump!

  8. rightymouse says:

    Remember the Michigan woman who went missing after calling about shooting someone in the face outside the cabin she was at? She was found dead.

    • Octopus says:

      Something is rotten in Denmark, about that story. I think the boyfriend will be arrested, in the end. The whole thing is very weird. I think the cabin evidence was staged by someone. Thanks for posting, I hadn’t seen that.

  9. Octopus says:

    Starts slow, but builds nicely.

  10. rightymouse says:

    Fatso is an expert on Senate Impeachment rules. Who knew??? 😆

  11. Octopus says:

    We’re all saying, “Merry Christmas,” Fatass. Doesn’t that piss you off? 😆

  12. Octopus says:

    Soulful noodling. 🙂

  13. rightymouse says:

    Is Obama going to endorse Fauxahontas?? OMG! Laughing here! 😆

  14. Octopus says:

    Thanks, AOC. You’re so smart about things. I can’t wait for you to be in charge! 😱

    • Octopus says:

      …and nobody hates America more than Cornel West! 😂

      • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

        Maybe his dentist hates the USA more, ya never know. 👨🏿‍🔬👨🏿‍🔬👨🏿‍🔬

        • Octopus says:

          That gap in West’s teeth is considered by many American blacks to be a marker of belonging to a superior bloodline of African royalty, or somesuch. I’ve heard that malarkey many times, over the years.

  15. ISTE says:

    Bored with Charles Johnson. I found a new game to play.

    Junk mail as in the real mail that the nice USPS person delivers and email junk mail.

    Where do they get my physical address and my email?

    Well Geico offered me a $5 gift card that would be sent to my “HolidayHero” the site that Geico uses for this promotion is they wanted the USPS mailing address of my “Hero” so they could physically mail a gift card.

    Now, I am not stupid, NO WAY would I give anyone the mailing address of a friend just so they could get a $5 gift card.

    However…. I find it interesting to know how junk mail is targeted. As a side note, many years ago I had to attend a lot of trade shows. On registration you have to obviously give a name and a company. I used to change my middle initial so when I got sent junk mail addressed to me at the company I knew which trade show had sold my information.

    Anyway, the fun part…

    Thanks to you, GEICO has given a $5 gift card to a Holiday Hero in our community:

    Name: Natasha Katinski

    Natasha lives with me. Her gift card will be delivered to our home. It is going to be a Starbucks $5 card.

    Now, wondering how many “pre approved loans” and “life insurance quotes” etc Natasha will get.

    Oh…. Princess Natasha Katinski is a cat.

  16. Koko says:

    And they beg me for donations every time I use it. If they were politically impartial I might consider it. Since they aren’t they can piss off.

    • Octopus says:

      I hear you, gorilla. They’re run by the same breed of hipster-libturds as all the other tech-nerd monopolies. Ptui!

  17. Koko says:

    LOL! 🤣

    • Octopus says:

      Rather epic, eh wot? 😃

      Gee, I wonder if the sham-peachment clown-show will change the minds of 63 million voters….seems unlikely, doncha thonk, Chonk? 😂😂😂😂

  18. Koko says:

    Best reaction:

  19. Koko says:

    The Demoncrap’s frontrunner in a small conference hall in Iowa –

    Trump in Iowa in an arena:

  20. Octopus says:

    Not to be Debbie Downer here, but you’ve got much bigger problems to worry about. The stench wafting out of the bunker, for instance, has taken on a greenish-tint that is visible to your neighbors. Somebody’s bound to call in a Hazmat Emergency team, once they see it’s not a Christmas decoration.

  21. Koko says:

    Of course he would. What a douche.

    The emails, illegally obtained from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and published by WikiLeaks, show that Harwood reached out to Clinton officials including Podesta, communications director Jennifer Palmieri and adviser Jake Sullivan to offer compliments and to offer at least one interview to Clinton that she would “want” to conduct.

    “She looked so much more comfortable talking to Andrea today than to Brianna a few weeks ago,” Harwood wrote in a Sept. 4, 2015, email to Podesta, referring to CNN anchor Brianna Keilar and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “I think she’s over the hump. Knows she has to do this ad infinitum,” Podesta replied.

    “How are you feeling about where things stand?” Harwood inquired of Podesta in another exchange in October. “Battered but OK,” Podesta replied, to which Harwood said, “Sounds right to me.”

    Harwood engaged in another exchange with Podesta on Nov. 24, titled, “Don’t you think it’s time.” In the body of his message, Harwood continued, “For HRC to talk economy with me?”

    Podesta replied, “Time to start talking about the economy with somebody. Probably after Thanksgiving.”

    Related Story:
    “With me,” Harwood insisted in a subsequent message. “It will be the kind of substantive, deep, textured conversation about the economy she wants.”

  22. rightymouse says:

    Stopped clock….

    • Octopus says:

      Deep down, Gus knows he’s been rolling around in the slop with a lot of shit-eating commies. Too bad he can’t extricate himself .

  23. rightymouse says:

    Sez the dumbass atheist.

  24. Octopus says:

    Retweeting Oliver is one of Chonky’s favorite “amends,” but Two-Lunch still doesn’t acknowledge him. Keep trying, Fatass! 😄

    Whatchoo talkin’ about, Willis? 😂

  25. rightymouse says:

    Hubby is off conducting TWO back-to-back concerts today. Moi? I have the corned beef in the slow cooker, the green beans are simmering in preparation for a casserole and I need to get my carcass back in the kitchen to prepare two egg/sausage casseroles for tomorrow. Later!

  26. Octopus says:

    Jim Carrey is CERTAIN Trump is swirling down the toilet bowl. Only problem is, the only toilet bowl is in Carrey’s addled head.

    • Koko says:

      I’m not sure I recognize who Elvis Trump has lassoed. The one in the middle looks like GW Bush. Is dipshit Carrey so vacuous that he thinks GW is a Trump supporter? Or are they just supposed to be old white men in suits, hence Republiscum in his tiny low brow junior high purview?

      • Octopus says:

        I have no idea, either.

        • Octopus says:

          I wish Santa would leave us a painting in the Carrey-style, showing Jim trying to scrub his own sins out of the flushing toilet. In the poops would be such items as, “My career!,” “My last girlfriend,” “Sanity!,” “Artistic ability!,” “Shrillary!,” and, “Ace Ventura 4 — The Comeback!”

          The guy is toast, mentally and artistically. Fuck off, Jimbo.

  27. Koko says:

    More celebutard stupid tricks!

    • Koko says:

      Alyssa Milano doesn’t panic on rainy days in LA. She just calmly chants:

      Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day
      Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day
      Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day
      Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day

    • Bunk X says:

      Who is Alyssa Milano?

  28. Koko says:

    OMG! Don’t know whether to laugh or cry. 😨

    He’s such a giver. I mean he’s got a real good arm on him as he’s flinging cash at those bums!

  29. Koko says:

    This year, Mood Media is pulling “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” from its holiday playlists because the song includes a lyric about guns: “A pair of hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots.”

    Yes really. But I’m sure DVDs of hyper gun-violent movies and Gansta Rap CD’s will still be sold!

  30. Koko says:

    I’m surprised he didn’t ask him – Why do you waste time going to mass? Shouldn’t you be running practices? Also, give Devil worshipping a shot. You may find you like it.

    I know it’s an artifact of the camera lighting but sometimes he kind of looks like the Devil.

  31. Koko says:

    Mini-Mike Bloomberg. Is it just me or are the people around him incredibly tall? Maybe they thought the little kid would make him look taller. Those women must be from the Detroit WNBA team. LOL!

  32. Koko says:

    He ain’t comin’.

  33. Koko says:

    Oh yeah.

  34. Koko says:

    Thing about this stripper woman too is she’s no loser. She played b-ball and softball for Arkansas state. So being an athlete I guess she must look pretty good with her clothes off. But she’s no slouch when it comes to hard work. Unlike Hunter Biden who can’t stay off the crack pipe and likes to get paid for doing nothing. And she and her lawyer are busting ass to arm twist that low life into paying up for his kid.

    Hunter’s also ass deep in other criminal investigations. Here’s Rudy explaining the Burisma board fraud scam. Not only did he not earn the money it’s was also money laundered before it reached Hunter S. Biden.

    Rudy Giuliani has documents proving money was laundered through Ukraine, Latvia and Cyprus before it was paid out to Hunter Biden.

    “All of a sudden Shokin gets this communique from Latvia that shows a $16 million laundering transaction — classic laundering transaction,” Giuliani said. “It goes from Ukraine, to Latvia, it’s disguised as a loan to another company to ‘Wirelogic’ I believe — it then goes to Cyprus, gets disguised as another loan — this is called “Digitech” then it’s dispersed as payment as board fees,” he added.

    Giuliani added, “Now you don’t make two loans to make board fees unless you’re laundering the money. $3 million gets to Hunter Biden in that way.”

    “That is a straight out violation of a money laundering statute,” he said.

  35. Koko says:

    Side bar – OWNED.

  36. Koko says:

    I don’t really see a problem with this although the article is clearly intending it to embarrass Bloomberg and campaign (who didn’t know they were using inmates). But the prison system contracted for the work and then paid the inmates. Outbound phone work is a skill and builds confidence. And could help some of these people get a straight job on the outside some day.

  37. dezzez says:

    “Trump is Stupid”
    “The most successful con man in history”
    Watching Chucks mental gymnastics is disturbing on a number of levels.

    • Octopus says:

      It’s really tempting to just brush Chonky off as “stupid,” because so much of what he says seems, well, stupid. And I do think he’s actually stupid. I think he’s a failed con-man who uses stupidity as a tool to beg gullible left-wingers for pfennigs, but they don’t have any, because basements.

      He’s not evil. He’s stupid. And broke. And morbidly obese. And fused to the futon.

    • Bunk X says:

      He’s not stupid. He’s evil anagrams to Elvis’ shoe depth units.

  38. Bunk X says:

    Oh noes! Gus’ Twitter Feed gimped out on the sidebar!

    • Octopus says:

      That happens a lot. Chonky’s twitterwar never ceases to show up, dumb and dumber. Gus goes down several times a day, for no reason, but also for cash, IYKWIMAIKTYD.