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The big debate: Fluorescent bulbs

‘These bulbs are yet one more tiny step forward in promoting the Nanny State that the lefty Greens desire to control our entire existence.’

The story: The feds review recommendations on compact fluorescent bulbs after a study says you should consider ripping out carpet if one breaks.

Your take: Those pesky enviros should leave us alone. When they try to fix something, they cause new woes.

Typical was the comment of David H., atop this column who added, “I tremble in fear as I wonder what some bureaucrat has up his sleeve regarding toilet paper!”

Mr. M. wasn’t surprised by the story: “Rush Limbaugh has been talking about this very issue with compact fluorescent bulbs for, oh, about a year now, maybe more.”

But the squiggly lights have their fans. “Even in rooms that we turn (the lights) on and off several times a day, they are lasting over four years,” wrote Merle B.

Buck B. knows where the fears come from: “It’s amazing how far the big oil folks will go to try to keep people wasting energy.” David H. comes up with the non sequitur of the day, He veered into John Edwards’ affair, then added, “the Democrats are sticking us with poisonous light bulbs.” I see.

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