Saturday, March 12, 2011

News Roundup

While Japan deals with the aftermath of the largest earthquake in its history--a disaster that has left over 22,000 people missing or dead in 22 countries and thousands more homeless--we in the U.S. have problems of our own.

Across the nation, red-blooded, patriotic Americans are up in arms over being required to buy light bulbs that will lower their electric bills. Oh, the tyranny...

And Rand Paul can't have the toilet he wants, which means he has less freedom than women who want an abortion. If you're too busy to click on the link Rand Paul's specific complaint is that he can't get a "super toilet," one of those monstrosities with industrial flushing capacity. Money quote:

"I think there should be some self-examination from the administration on the idea that you favor a woman's right to an abortion, but you don't favor a woman or a man's right to choose what kind of light bulb, what kind of dishwasher, what kind of washing machine."

I don't know much about abortions, so I don't know if his analogy is flawed or not. He can still get a toilet, just not a super-toilet. Is he saying that women have a choice between abortions and super-abortions?

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has been the scene of angry recriminations as Peter King held his hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community. As usual, the mainstream media has completely ignored the issue on everyone's minds: have the hearings made John Boehner cry yet?


3goodrats said...

I hate compact fluorescent bulbs. They don't last as long as they are supposed to and then you aren't supposed to throw them in the trash, but the alternative is incredibly inconvenient. I'll buy incandescent bulbs as long as I possibly can.

Kevin said...

Huh. I'm still using all the compact fluorescent bulbs I've purchased, so I actually don't know what you're supposed to do with them.

3goodrats said...

I believe there are certain drop-off places, like Home Depot and other places that sell them. But I really think they should be picked up with our recycling!

I live in a really old house, so perhaps my wiring can't handle these bulbs, but they don't last much longer than the old-fashioned kind here.

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John G Nelson said...

I think you'd enjoy my new novel Against Nature. It's a cautionary tale of what happens when we fill government with social Darwinists. The backdrop is a global pandemic, a disease without a cure caused by an extraterrestrial dust mite. An egalitarian scientist develops an experimental vaccine, but the government plans to dole it out based on ones future labor value to the stock exchange.
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I'd love you to review it in the Boston Globe.
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