Monday, June 23, 2008


Just a quick entry that I thought everyone would find interesting and enjoy.  I heard this on talk radio last week and I thought this was an excellent expose' of the hazards of the compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's) PhotobucketRepresentative Ted Poe, R-Texas, did an excellent speech on the floor of the House of Representatives recently that has since been entitled, "TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, THE PARTY'S OVER". The title is a clickable link to a transcript of his speech if you can't view the video.  If at all possible, view the video as you get the full impact of the speech.  The second thing Representative Poe did was a side commentary on Congress that I thought was excellent.  Representative Poe literally took the Constitution and beat them over the head with it!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


nelishianatl said...

I watched this video with great amusement.  The man behind him could see the humor in the ridiculous extremes that Congress has taken.  Since our house is filled with these new gadgets now, I guess we must be careful not to let the cats knock the lamp over.  We'd all have to evacuate.  What I want to know is how can you evacuate and clean it up at the same time? Common sense is gone from all of them.  

Sometime include the PREAMBLE from School House Rock on here.  I'm sure many of your readers would get a kick out of seeing it again as it was a Saturday morning classic for many.

Love you,


tschuckman said...

Great post !

Tom S

lifesabench6 said...

Oh Boy Dirk!  That was the best thing I've read in ages!!!!  That was great!!!  Nice to see there is still a little common sense in Washington.  So- will I still be able to buy Thomas Edison's bulbs, or will I have to convert my old and antiquidated sockets to fit the poisonous bulbs? I'm continuing to stock up anyway,  I've been buying a couple of packs of the old fashioned kind every couple of weeks.  At least I know that if one or two break, I don't have to call in hazmat!!!  God Bless you , and Thank Him for folks like Congressman Poe!  Have an excellent rest of the week!  Carolyn

lifesabench6 said...

PS- Nelishia, I LOVE Schoolhouse Rock!  I bought the DVD so I can show it to my son for homeschooling~  God Bless!!  Carolyn

wipforever said...

An excellent read, Dirk!!!  There was a report that came out in our paper that these particular bulbs might actually cause migraines too!

I bought some and the label said that they last 5 years.  They don't make clear what the 5 years is based on - continual use or average use, but let me tell you, they only lasted about 5 MONTHS.

Thanks for the link to the speech.  I will have to pass it on!

Take care,