Rush on the banning of incandescent lightbulbs
... Just like that, the Congress and the president banned incandescent lightbulbs. Now, what this is, folks, is death by a thousand little cuts. This is how liberty dies: drip, drip, drip, until eventually we have the Grand Canyon that's been created. "The federal law that bans the incandescent lightbulb in favor of the earth-friendly alternatives..." The Wall Street Journal had a commentary by a guy named Brian Carney.
I'll tell you what makes me mad about this. The government is taking away the need or drive for companies to produce products that are so good that people want to buy them -- you know, capitalism? What instead now is going on, is the government telling us what products we have to use, what products we have to buy, and what products we can't because they're not going to be available. Not even a peep! Nobody said a word. (New Castrati impression) "We're saving the planet, Mr. Limbaugh! I'm sure you don't care about it, but we're saving the planet. These lightbulbs are destroying the planet with global warming." It's ignorance, absolute ignorance and stupidity! How long have we been using the incandescent lightbulb? When did Edison invent the incandescent lightbulb, in the 1800s, right? We've been using the incandescent lightbulb over a hundred years. Will somebody tell me how much the temperature went up in the world because of incandescent lightbulbs? Zilch, zero, nada! In fact, I have from our official climatologist, Dr. Roy Spencer, the latest globally averaged satellite temperatures, and I hate to tell you that the globally average temperature of the planet has not warmed in six years, and it is still well below 1998. ...
Whatever the globe is doing regarding temperature, we're not controlling it. I blame the sun... and Al Gore.
Labels: Global Warming, Rush Limbaugh