Breaking News: Light Bulbs Ambiguously Not Banned Yet

December 16, 2011

This just in:  In a spending-bill deal finally worked out last night between congressional Republicans and Democrats, the light-bulb ban will still not be repealed (yet), but the government will be prohibited from using any money to enforce it.  See news story from Bloomberg (longer), Newsmax, or the Chicago Tribune (shorter).  

The bill hasn’t been passed and signed into law yet, but it is expected to pass.  If it does, the ambiguous reprieve will last until September 2012 (or until further changes to the law are made).

The word is that public outcry made a big difference.  I.e., the system is working, in a way.  (Constitutionally, Congress should never have passed such a law in the first place.)

The conservative American Thinker comments.  The liberal laments.

Hat tip to Rush Limbaugh.

Related entry: “Lights Out”

Update (December 19th, 2011): The National Review editors weigh in.

3 Responses to “Breaking News: Light Bulbs Ambiguously Not Banned Yet”

  1. Snoodickle Says:

    Damnit, I just bought 5,000 candles!

  2. Tevyeh Says:

    “Fluorescent lights hum like angels.
    You’re never lonely if you’ve got a fluorescent light.”

    —Ned Flanders

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