E PLURIBUS MORON

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The Hitler-Lightbulb Theory of Argumentation

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God I hope people spend a lot of time googling the strange phrase that is the title of this post…

As those of you who attend my right wing-pentacostal church know, the end is nigh and this apocolypse is being ushered in by energy efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs. Yes, after Congress voted in 2007 to more-or-less phase out the regular old indandescent lightbulbs because they are energy guzzlers, concerned patriots began to sound the alarm that this was how our nation would become a totalitarian state.

Why, just yesterday the state of South Carolina passed a law allowing its citizens to ignore the new federal lightbulb laws and use the old fashioned ones because “Washington has no business telling the state how to light its homes and businesses”. Umm, isn’t this how the Civil War started? With South Carolina telling the federal government to get out of its grill? I’m pretty sure it was about lightbulbs too, not slavery. However, unless I’m mistaken and liberal facsism now means a decent way to spur capital investment and use less energy, this is not the definition of a fascist all-powerful government. 

Energy efficient lightbulbs-as-socialist tyranny should now be considered like bringing up Hitler in a political debate: it instantly means you’ve lost and you’re a stupid asshole. So yeah, in case you were confused you can scratch that off your list…

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Written by Your Benevolent Editor

March 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

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  1. WHY WOULDN’T YOU WANT A MORE EFFICIENT LIGHTBULB? IT SAVES YOU MONEY! MY MIND IS SCREAMING!

    leahfranqui

    March 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm


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