Take Your Bulbs and Stick ‘Em

Thanks to LC Guy S, we learn that governor Perry has, once again, told the fascist regime in DC to quit meddling:

The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration [he subsequently signed it], lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas – and sold in that state – avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.

We’ll be quite honest here and say that the new Ogabelini Mercury Bombs have progressed to the stage where the light from them isn’t downright offensive, but that’s not the point: The point is that there is no Constitutional authority for the retards in the DC swamp to tell us which kind of bulb we want to purchase and, Constitutional issues aside, nobody has any fucking business interfering with consumer choice. If one choice is superior to the other, it will win out in the market place without any interference needed.

If it isn’t, then nobody has the right to force you to choose the inferior product.

That’s the problem with the Ogabelini DC “Alliance”: They meddle.

We browncoats have an answer to that, and the fascists up there won’t like it.

We aim to misbehave, if we have to wade knee-deep through their blood to do so. That last bit actually sounds like a bonus.

Good for you, Perry!

Don’t mess with Texas!

“Secession by any other name would smell as sweet.”

Yes. I’m a secessionist. They have nothing we need, they have nothing we want. If they will not let us be, if they will not stay within their Constitutional constraints, if they will not honor the conditions set forth when we graciously allowed the Union to join us, then the devil take them and let the suffering be on their heads.

No amount of suffering can be worse than living under their tyranny.

Hoorah, hoorah, for southern rights hoorah,
hoorah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Come get some!

Thatisall.

32 comments

  1. 1
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    “[B]rowncoats?”

  2. 2
    LC Draco growls and barks:

    LC Xystus…..you are WAY behind the power curve, my friend!!

    But that’s ok…we are here to Edumacate!! /wink

  3. 3
    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    Yes. I’m a secessionist. They have nothing we need, they have nothing we want. If they will not let us be, if they will not stay within their Constitutional constraints, if they will not honor the conditions set forth when we graciously allowed the Union to join us, then the devil take them and let the suffering be on their heads.

    Absofuckinglutely correct !!!

    The midiots are already attacking Rick on his joking statement on this issue in the past. Being the morons they are, they took him seriously, which is not to say, he wasn’t. It’s Orwellian I tell ya.

    Rick is making some serious noise and I for one am hoping he’ll run. The downside is who would be his successor here under the Bonnie Blue? Nonetheless, the man is eminently qualified to be C-in-C.

    We are a band of brothers and native to the soil
    Fighting for our Liberty, With treasure, blood and toil
    And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far
    Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star!

    Hurrah! Hurrah!
    For Southern rights, hurrah!
    Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

  4. 4
    Lady H growls and barks:

    Welcome to the cause, Texas!

    Save the Incandescent Bulbs!

  5. 5
    LC Trooper THX1138, Imperial Gadget Geek growls and barks:

    Just finished Atlas Shrugged, and that sounded a lot like what John Galt said to Mr. Thompson is the Wayne-Falkland when the looters kept trying to persuade him to take over and save them.

  6. 6
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Also, Perry just added the TSA no-grope legislation back into the special session. I think it’s safe to say he’s running, and trying to stack the deck ahead of his announcement.

  7. 7
    Samsapeel1 growls and barks:

    Did “we” (conservatives, republicans, whoever) not recently win elections in Congress? I realize that things like the national debt and “unfinded liabilities” (SS,welfare, etc) are immediate existential threats to the American economy and the nation as a whole, BUT, why the fuck is a State Governor the only person holding elective office who is doing ANYTHING about either the TSA or this light bulb fiasco? Frankly, I consider both of these issues to be immediate existential threats to Liberty.

    And how the hell did the numbcunt RINO who drafted this crony capitalist (i.e. fascist … i.e. communist) light bulb legislation end up in the very leadership position that we should expect to repeal this watermelon abortion?

    Where the fuck are our representatives on this shit? ANY of them?

  8. 8
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Samsapeel1 @ 7 wrote:

    Where the fuck are our representatives on this shit? ANY of them?

    With the exception of Paul Ryan, and maybe Rand Paul, the rest of them are sitting in the DC Good ‘Ol Boy clubhouse with their heads up their asses.

  9. 9
    Lady H growls and barks:

    I will research Gov Perry…. he is looking good to me so far as a presidential candidate. (And we need someone from a border state in high office in DC to address the illegal border crossings– a sane voice, not one who is afraid of losing votes for doing the right thing.)

  10. 10
    LC Draco growls and barks:

    BigDogg…just saw that. The positioning is beginning!!!
    H/T H&B

  11. 11
    Southern Libertarian growls and barks:

    If he jumps into the race I might just consider giving him my vote. I would have to do some more research on him first but so far not bad.

  12. 12
    LC Draco growls and barks:

    SL….in Texas, the power is actually not with the Governor (it’s the LT Gov). HOWEVER!!!, Perry moved up from the LT position and has NEVER lost an election….I have NO doubt if he throws his hat in the ring, things are gonna get REAL interesting. In Texas, he has NO dirt on him. The Feds hate him, because he is an Ag, former military and throws the middle finger at big govn’t.

    If he decides to run…my money says he will pick Bachmann as a running mate. Yes, you saw it here first!!

  13. 13
    LC Guy S growls and barks:

    Draco, from your mouth to G-ds ears! That would be one of those tickets ensuring there would be massive exploding progressive heads from sea to shining sea!! Damn! I wish I was back in Texas!

  14. 14
    irish19 growls and barks:

    We aim to misbehave, if we have to wade knee-deep through their blood to do so. That last bit actually sounds like a bonus.

    I dunno. Those stains are awful hard to get out.

  15. 15

    Well, it definitely looks like Rick Perry knows which way the political winds blow.

    Another, better way of looking at Perry’s political success is to recognize that he has an uncanny ability to position himself to take advantage of political opportunities.

    Perry, after all, entered the Texas House in 1984 as a Democrat. He won reelection as a Democrat in 1986 and 1988, the same year he served as state chairman of Al Gore’s presidential campaign.

    I do admire him for taking a stand against the Nazi Lightbulb, though!

  16. 16
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    SoDak is the outpost covering texas’ northern perimeter

  17. 17
    Samsapeel1 growls and barks:

    Lady H,
    I have heard (I think on Mark Levin’s show) that Perry is a supporter of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. I haven’t verified this.
    Maybe someone from Texas can shed more light.

  18. 18
    sleeper growls and barks:

    And we need someone from a border state in high office in DC to address the illegal border crossings

    Like, oh, I don’t know….Janet Napolitano!

  19. 19

    Personally, I think “comprehensive immigration reform” should include fire teams in Hummers and hot Predators. All in all, Perry does seem pretty sound. I’ll let the eastern (from me, anyway) Rotties give the feedback. So long as they take eastern NM with them when they secede.

  20. 20
    AyUaxe growls and barks:

    “Hoorah, hoorah, for southern rights hoorah,
    hoorah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.”

    Though now mostly associated with Texas, the “Bonnie Blue Flag” and the fierce spirit of independence and freedom for which it is a shining symbol began as the rallying song and banner of the Republic of West Florida, an independence movement by settlers in the disputed Spanish colonial areas east of the Mississippi. Those intrepid individualists moved on to Texas, where apparently, they found enough room and natural wealth that they did not need to take their independence movement any further (or maybe it was that pesky Civil War that interrupted/changed the migration).

    In short, historically, in spirit, in fact, we the free (thereby excluding those in thrall to the Imperial F’n Fed) Lousyanans and I daresay the entire Gulf Coast are with our bretheren and sisteren of the Republic of Texas. “Hoorah, hoorah” indeed!

    However, for my automotive work lights, give me flourescent or led lights–they’re so much cooler and seem to hold up to occasional impacts better than incandescents. It’s the freedom to chose that I decline to cede to <0 and his commie cadres.

  21. 21
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Samsapeel1 sez:
    “Where the fuck are our representatives on this shit? ANY of them?”

    Did you really expect a politician to work for those who pay them the least? We, the regular electorate can’t afford them.

  22. 22
    bruce growls and barks:

    i just stock up on the light bulbs of “my”choice,i do the same for guns ammo, gold and food.

  23. 23

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician sez:

    So long as they take eastern NM with them when they secede.

    are you anywhere near Vermejo? I have ancestors that lived there, and are buried there. My great great grandfather was a sheriff there, and had a run in with Billy the Kid.

  24. 24

    Instead of seceding, we could balance the whole budget just by evicting DC, IL, NY and CA.

  25. 25
    LC hilljohnny, possom poker growls and barks:

    i dislike cfls because on the flicker problem in all flourescent lights. plays hell with my vision and triggers migranes. also i have read they emit mercury vapor when used and while not as much as a coal fired plant i do not have any of those in my house either. flourescent lights produce high levels of ultraviolet which incandescent lights do not. recommended exposure to the radiation from cfls is no more than two hours per day.

  26. 26
    Cricket growls and barks:

    The only reason this is the Law of the Land for the rest of us who do not live in the Republic of Texas is because it is good business for AlGore. We use Ott lights, which are better, and still a fluorescent. If this insanity spreads to Georgia, I will be buying bulbs in Texas.

  27. 27

    Sorry boss, but I still lump Perry with the rest of the RINOs. A former Democrat, he’s pretty good at talking the talk, but his record doesn’t show him doing much to walk the walk (at least, unless it’s an election year). Currently holds the Governor’s office not by virtue of who he is or what he stands for, but simply as the lesser of two evils. Most Texans, even those who dislike Perry, simply refused to hold their nose and vote for Bill White.

    Yes, economically Texas is doing better than many states. That’s mostly the State Legislature’s doing, not Perry’s. Yes, there are jobs available. Read the fine print, most of the job listings include this line:

    -Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.

    Side note: it’s a sorry state of affairs when most of the Pakistani convenience store operators in Texas speak better Spanish than they do English.

    Perry is WEAK on immigration, he’s a big fan of “eminent domain” and is deep in the pockets of Big Pharma. He’s a NWO advocate with ties to the Bilderberger group. And he’s most definitely NOT the best choice for the Oval Office.

    We are gonna wind up messing around and let the GOP nominate a non-conservative RINO like Romney or Perry, and Odumbo is going to sail into another four years by default.

  28. 28
    Samsapeel1 growls and barks:

    FrankOK sez:
    “Did you really expect a politician to work for those who pay them the least? We, the regular electorate can’t afford them.”

    Some of them. But If the elections are clean, and the voters informed, they should at least do what they’re supposed to for fear of losing reelection.

    So, I guess I’m being too optimistic about an interested and informed electorate and the extent of vote fraud.

  29. 29
    Samsapeel1 growls and barks:

    LC SirM sez:
    “We are gonna wind up messing around and let the GOP nominate a non-conservative RINO like Romney or Perry, and Odumbo is going to sail into another four years by default.”

    I fear the election of a RINO more than the reelection of Obama. If Obama is reelected, the odds of chaos (i.e., collapse of economy, collapse of social order, civil unrest, etc) followed by civil war nears 100%. If a left-leaning RINO gains the WH, the odds of communist totalitarianism (sans unrest or revolt) nears 100% — it’s just pushed off a few years.

    I know which I will choose.

  30. 30

    What LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says.

  31. 31
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    Not being from Texas (thus not knowing much about Perry) I find it hard to believe he is of the same cloth as Romney. After seeing first hand what Romney did while working in (m)Assachusetts……. the guy gives RINO’s a bad name, yep….. he’s that bad.

    I guess it’s time to dig into some research, now that it is pretty much a sure bet he’s gonna run. Any bit of linkage Rotties could send would be appreciated.

  32. 32
    noahquackenbush growls and barks:

    The question I have for any state that has more revenue going out to the Feds, than coming in, is what is the downside to secession? It is an economic win for states like Texas and North Dakota.

    I hope that they seriously consider it. It would be nice to leave Shitcago when I retire and go where there is a dearth of zero liability voters.

    Till then I will just sit at the circus and watch the animals kill each other…