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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    “Our founding fathers an’ our liberty-loving forbears would never have stood for such widespread govt intrusion into the lives and choices of individual American citizens…”

    I want pajamas that are flammable. Who gave the government the right to make that illegal? Ding-dang nannies…..

    Please get over this; it’s such a small part of the way of the world. Incandescents are woefully inefficient, create great amounts of heat, cost way more in terms of energy expended, and therefore contribute to needless pollution by the energy companies who have to provide more energy for the same light, and cooling for large spaces full of bulbs.

    “It’s for your own good” applies here. Government is not totally wrong 100% of the time.

  2. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 3 years ago

    I want a CRT tv, who took all the CRT tv’s? *
    Is this a government plot aginst CRT tv watchers?*
    Did the government ban CRT tv’s?*
    All I can find are thin lite low energy using lcd, led and plasma tv’s.*
    It has to be a government plot!!!!!*

  3. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Yes, they are nannies, regardless. The market would have killed most incandescents over time, simply because of the efficiency of LED or CFC bulbs. There was no legitimate reason for this other than control.

  4. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, almost 3 years ago


    A perfect example of how the market found a better solution and CRTs have, for the most part, gone away.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    He was not a great cartoonist and dim as a 40 watt light bulb…

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago


    There is another reason the government did it: Big corporations that manufacture these products recognized more profit in making CF’s and LED bulbs that are far more expensive than the old incandescent ones were. That is good for their bottom line so they lobbied government to outlaw the later.

  7. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 3 years ago

    Yep, there’s them lib control freaks again, out to micromanage every tiny aspect of your life whether you like it or not. Isn’t it amazing that “choice” is a terrible thing when it comes to choosing what kind of light bulb you want to use, whether you want to join a union, whether you want paper or plastic (or even any bag) at the grocery store, whether you want fast food that night, what sized soft drink you buy, etc., but it is the most marvelous of things when it comes to being able to “choose” to murder your own child. There’s something very twisted in lib land.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Chip: “Blame Bush”, he signed the bill phasing out inefficient incandescent bulbs.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago


    I would like to agree with you, but I am afraid that the death of incandescents would take far longer if left to the free market, because alternatives, especially LEDs, are considerably more expensive to purchase. If they were a few cents more, it would be a natural progression, and the market would take care of it, but under these circumstances, people would be demanding incandescents for far longer. Sometimes the individual does not know better. Knowing when those times are…..that’s the problem.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    The argument isn’t about energy efficiency. It is about whether the government should be FORCING you to be energy efficient.
    I personally would prefer the market decide that rather than the government. After all, it’s your money to spend how you like to. If you don’t mind spending lots of cash on energy like Al Gore does then so be it. On the other hand, if you prefer to save money and use less energy that’s fine too. You not the government should decide that.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Yeah, right, trust the guys who control market, and eat up that $4+ per gallon gas they sell you every summer, and increase your heating oil in winter, nope, the cartels have no ability to “adjust” markets at all!! HAR!

  12. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 3 years ago

    do you not recognize sarc.?

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago


    Our tigger is not the brightest bulb on the string of LEDs, probably still incandescent. I loves ya tigger honey, but sometimes you can embarass the rest of us felines. I think GoComics should charge for multiple posts in a row, say, two or more. Thanks for watching.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    So what criteria favors incandescent bulbs over CFLs? Please cite references.

  15. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 3 years ago

    you r demented. Many people are respectful of the previous technologies that have gotten us to where we are now. How many want to go back to using it on a continuing basis.
    Do you want to go back to using an Atanasoff-Berry Computer.

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