August 6, 2012 | 55 comments
The case of the missing 100 watt light bulb — just for starters as we begin to face the next four years.
(Page 2 of 2)
Then there is the problem of mercury and other “heavy metals” released as fine particles in the air by coal- and oil-fired power plants. While the EPA is willing to force you to switch to light bulbs that even it admits could cause mercury poisoning in your home, it is unwilling to permit the tiny risks that accompany power generation. Scientists are uncertain that the new regulations will have any positive health benefits, but by everyone’s calculation the costs are large. By one industry estimate the cost of the new regulations could reach $120 billion — or about $1,200 per U.S. household every year.
I will leave you with one more scary thought: should the Democrats re-take the House of Representative in the next election, expect a return of “cap and trade.” The last version of this idea would have imposed draconian efficiency standards on everything from automobiles to household appliances, raising their prices, and would have mandated greenhouse gas emissions per person back to 19th century levels by the middle of this century.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online