13 July 2011

Let there be light

All is not well in the United States. The debt ceiling approaches, with Congress apparently deadlocked as to how to resolve the issue. Unemployment remains high and the feared double dip remains on the near horizon.

But the House of Representatives remains focused on the important issue of light bulbs. The Guardian reports:

A Republican campaign to defend America against a sweeping assault on personal freedoms – or energy-saving lightbulbs as they are more commonly known – went down in defeat on Tuesday night.

The result is a rejection of one of the great causes of the conservative Tea Party movement: the repeal of a 2007 law promoting environmentally efficient lighting.

And they wonder why there is a darkness across the land ...

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