As the "Ban the Bulb" phasing out of incandescent bulbs and the phasing out over time from higher watts to lower wattage bulbs approaches in Europe, the US, China and elsewhere, predictably perhaps, there have been some who have threatened black markets to ensure the continued availability of the drug to which so many are still addicted: incandescent light bulbs.

Now, one of our Nation's Congressional representatives,  Minnesota's Michelle Bachman, a noted conservative, has become surprisingly pro-choice when it comes to light bulbs. She has introduced the "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act" to stop the phase-out of incandescent bulbs.

"This is an issue of science over fads and fashions," Bachman told an interviewer, and called any human connection to global warming "voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax." She continued: "Fluorescent bulbs are more polluting because of their mercury content. We are working on a light bulb bill. If the Democrats can hose up a light bulb, don't trust them with the country."

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