Better Keep Stocking Up On Lightbulbs

Sigh. The bill to repeal the ban on incandescent lightbulbs didn’t pass because a 2/3 majority was needed and there are still enough statists in the House who think they know what’s best for us.

Well folks, if you hate the new and not so improved expensive and mercury filled swirly light bulbs, you may want to head to your local store stock up on what’s left of the traditional incandescent light bulbs.

Legislation to repeal a ban on incandescent light bulbs that will go into effect in January 2012 has failed.

There you have it, you have until January 2012 to stock up. But please, don’t buy anything made by GE.

Update: Memeorandum links to a Politico piece on this sad subject. They reported that Nancy Pelosi personally whipped (literally) her caucus to vote against allowing us choice in lightbulbs. Figures. She’s such a dreadful woman.

Update 2: Wyblog linked – thanks!