Friday, December 16, 2011

Idiot Congresswoman wasting time, money

From today's Tennessean...

Marsha Blackburn presses fight to save incandescent bulbs

A gem...

“Despite my best efforts, our beloved incandescent light bulbs are still scheduled to go away at the end of the year,” Blackburn said in a statement a staffer provided Tuesday.

“I will fight until the end so that people can keep their light bulbs and we’ll see what happens in the coming days. In the meantime, I am stocking up and filling my family’s Christmas stockings with light bulbs. Hope my friends in Tennessee are too.”

and what she'll never understand...

Replacing a single light bulb in every home in the country with a CFL would save enough energy to light about 3 million homes for a year and keep 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gases out of the air a year, according to the EPA. That’s the same amount that is emitted by about 800,000 cars.

“Sometimes we have to pass a law to make a difference on a mass scale,” said Scott McIntosh, who is working on master’s degrees in both business and sustainability at Lipscomb University.

“People aren’t aware how little changes can make big differences.”