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Breakfast Scramble: Keeping the Lights on in Texas

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Keeping the lights on in Texas, via Physorg [1]:

State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with.

The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas – and sold in that state – avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.

Let the Gorebots have their mercury contaminated light bulbs.

Hat tip and more:  Political Junkie Mom @ Pundit & Pundette [2].

So this is how it’s done, right? Since the sole remaining incandescent bulb factory closed last fall, will an enterprising upstart create manufacturing jobs in Texas to allow customers to choose? Will American-made incandescents win back consumers? Will black market bulb runners use existing drug networks to smuggle incandescents to the other 49? Will the disgraced ATF be in charge of lightbulb networks since they shouldn’t be allowed near weapons?

I’m willing to run the border for bulbs, how ’bout you

It is a bit far me to drive to Texas.  However I would like to see New York State go pro-choice like Texas.  Freedom is a wonderful thing.

So who is the dumb one? Video:

Hat tip: Ace [3].

Glenn calls Van Jones a socialist, video:

Hat tip: Nice Deb [4]

[Van Jones] challenged Glenn Beck to a debate at Nutroots Nation, and now, his attorney has sent a cease and desist letter to Beck, [5] accusing the talk show host, who likes to back up his claims with video, of making “sensational and inflammatory charges”.

Environmental wackos, like Van Jones, green on the outside, but red on the inside.