Thursday, July 30, 2009
The Summer Hump .. er .. maybe Slump
Here it is midway through the summer. Heatwaves are happening all over the country and world in the Northern Hemisphere. While I do believe we, the human race, can do a better job of taking care of our environment, I don't believe in all the hype of the global warming fanatics. Does it really make sense to replace standard light bulbs with ones that give off terrible light, contain a small amount of mercury, and a person needs a hazmat suit on to clean up if it accidentally breaks. Does it make sense to import said bulbs from China and burning all of the fuel it must take to ship them overseas? Bulbs that are supposed to last for years and years .. when in reality, I've already had to replace three in my kitchen pantry just this year after six months of use. What about the cost? What about using the bulbs in lights that can be dimmed? Not happening unless you fork over even more money for dimmable CFL's. Our planet is in a state of flux ... could be from solar storms .. but such conditions have existed even before man invented the industrial age. In the 1970's the scientists were talking about the coming ice age. Global warming is big business. And just who/whom stands to profit from all of the change? Does our government think that money grows on trees? Have you really turned in your older vehicle .. a clunker .. for cash (a tremendous amount of a cash rebate) for a 'government' approved .. energy efficient new car model. Do you really want to buy a car from Government Motors (I mean GM)? There is so much nonsense going on that the 'smart' people in Washington .. look pretty stupid. They are printing and distributing money that will have to be paid back by our great grand kids. Some of you people voted in CHANGE last November. Not that new leadership wasn't welcomed .. but is this dramatic change what ya bargained for?
In defense of incandescence .. read here all ye poets!
Disclaimer: This post was written while sitting up in my very hot bonus room. I take no responsibility or credit for offending anyone that reads here ;) ... especially YOU!
Photo: Mr. Nathan at his best ;)