The light bulb is the traditional symbol of human ingenuity. Nothing could be more emblematic of our corrupt and ideologically deranged ruling class than banning it:
Light bulb manufacturers will cease making traditional 40 and 60-watt light bulbs — the most popular in the country — at the start of 2014.
This comes after the controversial phasing out of incandescent 75 and 100-watt light bulbs at the beginning of 2013.
In their place, our rulers will permit us to use halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs, and high-efficiency incandescents — all of which are substantially more expensive. Presumably that means higher profits. They are also more difficult to manufacture. That means less competition from small companies for crony capitalists like GE and Philips who, thanks to generous lobbying (i.e., bribery), have a seat at the table in Washington.
We have been told that using normal, affordable light bulbs makes it be too hot outside, discomforting the sacred polar bears. Anyone who believes this will be in the dark regardless of which products Washington allows us to use.
The rules were signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007.
As the Big Government noose tightens around our throats, squeezing off the last remnants of free choice, it becomes ever more obvious that it is not enough to elect Republicans — we need to elect conservatives.
The symbol of an era.
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson met with Sarah Palin last week.
What’s not to love? Phil Robertson blew off liberal journalist Barbara Walters to go duck hunting. CNS News reported:
Many celebrities look forward to a Barbara Walters interview. Not so with Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. He skipped the interview to go duck hunting.
Radar Online is reporting that Robertson bailed on Walter’s ‘Most Fascinating People’ interview last month for the ABC network.
Walters talked with other members of the Robertson family, and Phil’s wife, Miss Kay, reportedly told her that the 67-year old founder of Duck Commander would rather shoot ducks than do the interview.
This can have application across the country, very nice decision.
Via NY Post:
In a blow to President Obama’s signature legislative mandate, a Brooklyn federal judge on Monday sided with several Catholic organizations in New York, saying they do not have to comply with an Affordable Care Act requirement to provide employees with contraceptive coverage.
Citing religious freedom grounds, the organizations filed the lawsuit last year seeking protection from the Obamacare directive. In the first permanent ruling on the hot-button issue, US District Court Judge Brian Cogan said the religious groups should not be forced to comply with the birth control component of Obamacare.
The plaintiffs benefitting from the permanent injunction are Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, Monsignor Farrell High School on Staten Island, the ArchCare healthcare group and Catholic Health Services of Long Island.
The Archdioceses of Rockville Centre and New York, which are also plaintiffs to the suit, are already exempt from the contraceptive care requirement as religious institutions. The law takes effect Jan. 1
A federal judge said Monday that he believes the government’s once-secret collection of domestic phone records is unconstitutional, setting up likely appeals and further challenges to the data mining revealed by classified leaker Edward Snowden.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of metadata — phone records of the time and numbers called without any disclosure of content — apparently violates privacy rights.
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Family Security Matters
The “S” in President Obama’s DHS doesn’t stand for “security.” It stands for “sleaze.” In the wake of Dirty Harry Reid’s sabotage of the filibuster, Democrats have rammed through the Senate nomination of a shady Chicago crony associated with dangerous Clinton corruption and at least two visas-for-sale schemes.
The White House wants Alejandro Mayorkas to helm the No. 2 position at the Department of Homeland Security. It speaks volumes about this ethics-challenged administration that the most qualified person it could find for this important post is a government DHS hack currently under investigation by other DHS hacks. More on that in a moment.