Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bring Back the Steam-Bulb!

These are scary times. Once in a while you long for something familiar and old-time, even if its ridiculous and senseless. I was thus comforted to learn today that Congresswoman Michelle Bachman has introduced a bill to Counteract a provision in last winter's energy bill. The provision mandated the phasing out of wastful incandescent bulbs over the next 25 years; Bachman is fighting for our right to choose the crummy old bulb.

It fills me with nostalgia. Not incandescent bulbs; they suck. But to see Republicans rallying around some crazy-ass technology and screaming against progress, that's a welcome return to form. These are the people who fought shoe laces because it would put button-hook factories out of business, and it's great to have 'em back.

I think, however, that bringing back torture and the Crusades may be taking a good thing too far.

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