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2014-03-08 02:25:45 PM
Fark you, Beck.   GO RIDERS!
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2014-03-08 03:19:13 PM
CFLs suck.

LEDs are where it's at.
 
2014-03-08 03:26:18 PM
I bet someone somewhere's advocated prison time for anyone not using incandescents.
 
2014-03-08 03:51:41 PM
I bet his prepper followers are livid.
 
2014-03-08 04:48:49 PM
Pete and Repeat sitting on a log; Pete fell off, who was left?
 
2014-03-08 04:50:06 PM
this sums up the right wing perfectly.
 
2014-03-08 04:50:09 PM
lancebrown.me
 
2014-03-08 04:50:34 PM
Angry that product X has been banned because freedom.... so he bans product Y because freedom?
 
2014-03-08 04:53:53 PM
In two years, Beck's studio will be lit with an arc lamp while the cameraman turns the crank on his silent camera.
 
2014-03-08 04:54:14 PM

Marcus Aurelius: CFLs suck.

LEDs are where it's at.


If they drop in price even further, I'll start buying LEDs.
 
2014-03-08 04:54:37 PM
I really hope a underpaid secretary or night janitor smuggles in a few curly bulbs, switches them out for the ones in Glenn's office, and then puts a picture up it up asking him to fire himself.
 
2014-03-08 04:55:25 PM
You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.
 
2014-03-08 04:55:48 PM
Energy efficient light bulbs have saved consumers a ton of money and have kept tons of crap out of the atmosphere, unlike Glenn Beck.
 
2014-03-08 04:59:00 PM

Skarekrough: You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.


I personally plan to dig up his body and take pictures of it doing embarrassing things ala Weekend at Bernie's
 
2014-03-08 05:03:47 PM
Maybe the MRWNJ should check himself out for mercury poisoning.
 
2014-03-08 05:04:14 PM
How does anyone get this worked up over light bulbs?
 
2014-03-08 05:07:10 PM
I like to believe that the energy savings contribute to lower price for oil, or at least lower increases for price/barrel, that this was the intended effect of the law to switch from incandescent.

So for me Glenn Beck is advocating breaking the law and want to pay higher prices at the pump, because reasons.
 
2014-03-08 05:07:38 PM

Soup4Bonnie: How does anyone get this worked up over light bulbs?


these are the same people who rate movies based on how conservative or liberal they are.
 
2014-03-08 05:08:14 PM

LessO2: Marcus Aurelius: CFLs suck.

LEDs are where it's at.

If they drop in price even further, I'll start buying LEDs.


I had my electrician do a little work in the house and he brought over a box of subsidized LEDs from the power company.  Paid $8/bulb for a pile A19 and BR30 replacements and completed my conversion to LED everywhere I could.  I still have a couple of CFLs and one 3-way incandescent.  The savings on the A19s weren't tremendous, but that was a great price for the 9 BR30s I needed.

Find out if your power company is subsidizing replacements.  Often, they'll come with a free home energy audit.
 
2014-03-08 05:08:15 PM

Soup4Bonnie: How does anyone get this worked up over light bulbs?


Maybe it's the curly shaped bulb.  Maybe it reminds Glenn of a pig.  Maybe Glenn is a sekrit Mooslim.
 
2014-03-08 05:09:02 PM
Sigh

Hyperpartisanship makes people do insane things.

Do you know how much money you save with CFLs?

Sure the short term hit is bigger but the long term hit is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar less painful.
 
2014-03-08 05:09:50 PM

sinanju:   Paid $8/bulb for a pile A19 and BR30 replacements and completed my conversion to LED everywhere I could.


Should have mentioned they're Philips bulbs.  No noise on dimmers.  The Cree bulb I bought as an experiment makes terrible noise on a dimmer.
 
2014-03-08 05:10:26 PM
He had better check his employees employment contracts before acting on his coke fueled rant.
 
2014-03-08 05:10:28 PM
I wonder if he's aware that's going to grow fairly difficult to actually buy incandescents relatively soon..
 
2014-03-08 05:11:39 PM

sinanju: LessO2: Marcus Aurelius: CFLs suck.

LEDs are where it's at.

If they drop in price even further, I'll start buying LEDs.

I had my electrician do a little work in the house and he brought over a box of subsidized LEDs from the power company.  Paid $8/bulb for a pile A19 and BR30 replacements and completed my conversion to LED everywhere I could.  I still have a couple of CFLs and one 3-way incandescent.  The savings on the A19s weren't tremendous, but that was a great price for the 9 BR30s I needed.

Find out if your power company is subsidizing replacements.  Often, they'll come with a free home energy audit.


The Costco near me (western burbs, MN) consistently has bulbs for $7.99 out the door because of an EPA rebate. I think I have a couple CFL's still plugged in mostly because they are either a special design/style or it is outside and it's been too damn cold to change the bulb.
 
2014-03-08 05:12:36 PM

MightyPez: sinanju: LessO2: Marcus Aurelius: CFLs suck.

LEDs are where it's at.

If they drop in price even further, I'll start buying LEDs.

I had my electrician do a little work in the house and he brought over a box of subsidized LEDs from the power company.  Paid $8/bulb for a pile A19 and BR30 replacements and completed my conversion to LED everywhere I could.  I still have a couple of CFLs and one 3-way incandescent.  The savings on the A19s weren't tremendous, but that was a great price for the 9 BR30s I needed.

Find out if your power company is subsidizing replacements.  Often, they'll come with a free home energy audit.

The Costco near me (western burbs, MN) consistently has bulbs for $7.99 out the door because of an EPA rebate. I think I have a couple CFL's still plugged in mostly because they are either a special design/style or it is outside and it's been too damn cold to change the bulb.


Errr... eastern burbs. But I imagine it's the same at every Costco in the area.
 
2014-03-08 05:13:04 PM
CFL's are what butthurt Republicans and other right-leaning types use to troll liberals with.

Old news is exciting.
 
2014-03-08 05:13:40 PM

Skarekrough: You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.


The sooner the country is rid of him the better. My only fear is that the damage he's done, namely the enabling of the nut cases in this country, is already past the point of no return. He helped take stupidity and self-inflicted insanity from something that's mocked to something politicians bend over backwards to kowtow to.
 
2014-03-08 05:17:05 PM

Cathedralmaster: Skarekrough: You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.

The sooner the country is rid of him the better. My only fear is that the damage he's done, namely the enabling of the nut cases in this country, is already past the point of no return. He helped take stupidity and self-inflicted insanity from something that's mocked to something politicians bend over backwards to kowtow to.


He's an entertainer. He wants you to love him or hate him, but you will be entertained no matter which one you are.
 
2014-03-08 05:17:40 PM

muck1969: I like to believe that the energy savings contribute to lower price for oil, or at least lower increases for price/barrel, that this was the intended effect of the law to switch from incandescent.

So for me Glenn Beck is advocating breaking the law and want to pay higher prices at the pump, because reasons.


Hey, that sheik's cheques to Al Qaida aren't going to write themselves.
 
2014-03-08 05:17:54 PM

cman: Cathedralmaster: Skarekrough: You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.

The sooner the country is rid of him the better. My only fear is that the damage he's done, namely the enabling of the nut cases in this country, is already past the point of no return. He helped take stupidity and self-inflicted insanity from something that's mocked to something politicians bend over backwards to kowtow to.

He's an entertainer. He wants you to love him or hate him, but you will be entertained no matter which one you are.


Not really.
 
2014-03-08 05:20:02 PM

sinanju: sinanju:   Paid $8/bulb for a pile A19 and BR30 replacements and completed my conversion to LED everywhere I could.

Should have mentioned they're Philips bulbs.  No noise on dimmers.  The Cree bulb I bought as an experiment makes terrible noise on a dimmer


I just installed recessed lighting in my living room (5 cans), bedroom (4 cans) and kitchen (5 cans) all on dimmers. They're using LED bulbs that use only 8w per.  The bulbs say they will last over 20 years, and the entire set-up uses less wattage than 2 of the previous light bulbs. And the light quality is amazing-- you can see every detail on every surface. My wife says LED stands for "Look! Everything's Dirty!"
 
2014-03-08 05:20:07 PM
I really fell sorry for him and his kind, kinda like the way I feel sorry for people with down syndrome.
 
2014-03-08 05:22:51 PM

dennysgod: I really fell sorry for him and his kind, kinda like the way I feel sorry for people with down syndrome.


Yeah but people with Down's Syndrome don't get paid money for spewing ignorant socially conservative verbal diarrhrea.
 
2014-03-08 05:24:04 PM
MightyPez: Find out if your power company is subsidizing replacements.  Often, they'll come with a free home energy audit.

The Costco near me (western burbs, MN) consistently has bulbs for $7.99 out the door because of an EPA rebate. I think I have a couple CFL's still plugged in mostly because they are either a special design/style or it is outside and it's been too damn cold to change the bulb.


Sometimes you can combine rebates, as well.  The bulbs are about the same price at my local Costco (Santa Clara, CA), and the city has a municipal power company that offers additional rebates of up to $10 per bulb for up to six LED bulbs.  Granted, you have to fill out a form and mail it in along with copies of the receipt(s), but getting a $60 credit on my power bill was worth the effort.
 
2014-03-08 05:24:07 PM
When he get's out the spork- then I'll be worried.
 
2014-03-08 05:24:20 PM

whidbey: cman: Cathedralmaster: Skarekrough: You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.

The sooner the country is rid of him the better. My only fear is that the damage he's done, namely the enabling of the nut cases in this country, is already past the point of no return. He helped take stupidity and self-inflicted insanity from something that's mocked to something politicians bend over backwards to kowtow to.

He's an entertainer. He wants you to love him or hate him, but you will be entertained no matter which one you are.

Not really.


Not really?

Have you actually seen a Glen Beck show? It is insanely entertaining. I cant help but laugh at that idiot when he opens his mouth.
 
2014-03-08 05:24:25 PM

dennysgod: I really fell sorry for him and his kind, kinda like the way I feel sorry for people with down syndrome.


Well you shouldn't. People with Down Syndrome are born that way, being a meathead derp of that caliber takes work.
 
2014-03-08 05:25:27 PM

whidbey: cman: Cathedralmaster: Skarekrough: You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.

The sooner the country is rid of him the better. My only fear is that the damage he's done, namely the enabling of the nut cases in this country, is already past the point of no return. He helped take stupidity and self-inflicted insanity from something that's mocked to something politicians bend over backwards to kowtow to.

He's an entertainer. He wants you to love him or hate him, but you will be entertained no matter which one you are.

Not really.


Yeah, I love the "You libs just don't get the joke!" defense when someone  like Beck or Limbaugh says something stupid/racist/sexist/homophobic.
 
2014-03-08 05:26:23 PM

cman: whidbey: cman: Cathedralmaster: Skarekrough: You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.

The sooner the country is rid of him the better. My only fear is that the damage he's done, namely the enabling of the nut cases in this country, is already past the point of no return. He helped take stupidity and self-inflicted insanity from something that's mocked to something politicians bend over backwards to kowtow to.

He's an entertainer. He wants you to love him or hate him, but you will be entertained no matter which one you are.

Not really.

Not really?

Have you actually seen a Glen Beck show? It is insanely entertaining. I cant help but laugh at that idiot when he opens his mouth.


I lost interest with the whole "right wing hate is funny" shtick years ago. What would be funny is if Glenn Beck eventually found himself holding up a sigh begging for $$$ on a highway off ramp. Now that would be great Reality TV.
 
2014-03-08 05:28:09 PM
Glenn Beck threatens to fire anyone caught using ... CFLs

And somehow this would be more radical than passing legislation making it impossible for anyone in the entire country who does want to use an incandescent bulb to buy one? Uh huh.
 
2014-03-08 05:28:41 PM

Marcus Aurelius: CFLs suck.

LEDs are where it's at.


I don't plan to ever buy another CFL; it will either be LEDs or halogen incandescents.
 
2014-03-08 05:29:01 PM

whidbey: cman: whidbey: cman: Cathedralmaster: Skarekrough: You know, some day that guy's going to kick off.....and the sheer amount of derp generated is going to be unlike anything we have or ever will see again.

The sooner the country is rid of him the better. My only fear is that the damage he's done, namely the enabling of the nut cases in this country, is already past the point of no return. He helped take stupidity and self-inflicted insanity from something that's mocked to something politicians bend over backwards to kowtow to.

He's an entertainer. He wants you to love him or hate him, but you will be entertained no matter which one you are.

Not really.

Not really?

Have you actually seen a Glen Beck show? It is insanely entertaining. I cant help but laugh at that idiot when he opens his mouth.

I lost interest with the whole "right wing hate is funny" shtick years ago. What would be funny is if Glenn Beck eventually found himself holding up a sigh begging for $$$ on a highway off ramp. Now that would be great Reality TV.


All I know is that Beck would make a great wrestler. Probably would suck in the ring worse than the Ultimate Warrior, but Beck is so good at making people hate him that they would pay big bucks to see him get his ass beat.
 
2014-03-08 05:29:33 PM
 
2014-03-08 05:30:41 PM

jjorsett: Glenn Beck threatens to fire anyone caught using ... CFLs

And somehow this would be more radical than passing legislation making it impossible for anyone in the entire country who does want to use an incandescent bulb to buy one? Uh huh.

www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com
 
2014-03-08 05:31:09 PM
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 paid-distribution

hmmmm
 
2014-03-08 05:32:33 PM

radiofreewill: I suppose reminding Mr. Beck that GEORGE W. BUSH SIGNED THE LEGISLATION OUTLAWING HIS PRECIOUS INEFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS would be pointless.


IIRC Beck isn't a fan of GW

Could be wrong about that, however, so take it with a grain of salt
 
2014-03-08 05:32:49 PM

Ivo Shandor: Marcus Aurelius: CFLs suck.

LEDs are where it's at.

I don't plan to ever buy another CFL; it will either be LEDs or halogen incandescents.


I personally prefer halogens.
 
2014-03-08 05:33:33 PM

radiofreewill: I suppose reminding Mr. Beck that GEORGE W. BUSH SIGNED THE LEGISLATION OUTLAWING HIS PRECIOUS INEFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS would be pointless.


Most right wing social conservaderps like Beck are right of Bush politically, so no, it would just lend fodder to the whole "both parties suck/the whole system is broken" bullshiat.
 
2014-03-08 05:33:34 PM

jjorsett: Glenn Beck threatens to fire anyone caught using ... CFLs

And somehow this would be more radical than passing legislation making it impossible for anyone in the entire country who does want to use an incandescent bulb to buy one? Uh huh.


You can still buy incandescent light bulbs.

Please stop listening to talk radio.  It makes you stupid.
 
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