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Rand Paul on Light Bulb Ban During Energy Committee Hearing

Rand Paul Rips Energy Committee Hearing

Rands best line: “I’ve been waiting for 20 years to talk about how bad these toilets are.”

by Julie Borowski
Despite their rhetoric, the Department of Energy has little to no interest in protecting consumer choice. These federal bureaucrats believe that they can live your life better than you can. Beginning in 2012, the Department of Energy will ban anyone from using the 100-watt incandescent light bulb. The ban will effect the production of the popular child’s toy the Easy-Bake Oven. During the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Dr. Kathleen Hogan an earful. Please see video here of Rand Paul saying what is likely on the mind of many Americans.

Some notable quotes:

You’re really anti-choice on every other consumer item that you listed. Lightbulbs, refrigerators, toilets you name it. You can’t go around your house without being told what to buy.

I really find it troubling this busy body nature that you want to come in to my house. My bedroom, my bathroom, my laundary room. I just find it really insulting. All of your arguments for energy efficiency you’re exactly right. We need to conserve energy. But why not do it in a voluntary way? Not where you threaten to fine me or put me in jail if I don’t accept your opinion. In America, we believe in trying to convince our neighbors but not trying to convince them through the force of law.

The good news is that Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wy.) has introduced the S. 395 Better Use of the Light Bulb (BULB Act) to repeal the light bulb ban. It is cosponsored by 22 senators including Rand Paul. In the House, Rep. Marsha Blackburn has also introduced H.R. 91 the BULB Act to turn over the light bulb ban. Call your representatives and let your voice be heard!

Watch the video here.

Wow, this was delicious. Of course, Dr. Hogan’s response to his inquiry was jibberish, but it felt soooo good when Rand called her on it. That was almost as good as the daydream I have of someone standing up in the middle of an Obama press conference or speech and asking him to stop with the bull shit and just tell the truth (although, Joe Wilson came pretty close)!

I actually wanted to watch the rest of the hearing!  I especially liked the crestfallen deer-in-the-headlights mouth opening and closing totally gobsmacked reaction from Dr. Hogan at the end.

Thanks, Rand. You said it for all of us!

» 33 Comments

  1. Aunt Liz

    March 14th, 2011

    Amen, amen, AMEN!!!!

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  2. Suzsanne

    March 14th, 2011

    Put that in your toilet and flush it, Dr. Hogan

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  3. Tim

    March 14th, 2011

    Senator Paul was being disingenuous.
    He is surely aware that totalitarianism isn’t busy-bodiness!

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  4. Horrorman18

    March 14th, 2011

    Just loved how he left her mouth opened with that absolutely stupid grin on her face…this is what happens when liberals are confronted with facts and common sense instead of their standard talking point statements…Go Rand! GREAT JOB!!! And here is to getting you a working toilet

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  5. Combat Matt, Revolutionary

    March 14th, 2011

    If it uses half the water but you have to flush it three times…how much are we really saving?

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  6. Combat Matt, Revolutionary

    March 14th, 2011

    And YES,Jelous people,that is me with LLOYD MARCUS.
    So suck it.
    ——-

    Wow, I really AM jealous! And I thought I was hot snot when he replied to an email I sent him. Now I’ll just have to go eat worms :p – c

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  7. Webonot

    March 14th, 2011

    I saw this earlier. The best part is where Dr Hogan actually offers to help him get a toilet that works. Maybe a black market 5 gallon tank? Was she planning on installing it herself?

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  8. Edith McCrotch

    March 14th, 2011

    No the progtards will blame it on our diet..

    If we all ate grass clippings and pond scum then we wouldn’t be having problems with what we “put” into those things.

    What’s next? Toilet’s India style?

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/174434_f260.jpg

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  9. ElAnneinPA

    March 14th, 2011

    Y’know Rand’s been growing on me, especially after this take-down. When it comes to common sense porn, Rand’s giving Christie some competition.

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  10. Aunt Liz

    March 14th, 2011

    @ElAnneinPA – I’m with you on that!

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  11. norman einstein

    March 14th, 2011

    LOVED it! Wow. That progtard Hogan didn’t know what hit her.
    I think she actually tied BO’s record for the most number of ‘Ahs’ in a sentence.
    Hilarious!
    And Paul is spot on. They’re only for ‘pro-choice’ if it’s THEIR choice.

    But never mind that… look at Matt over there. Woo-hoo.
    DUDE! Pretty darn cool!

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  12. mickeywhite

    March 14th, 2011

    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extention.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :
    http://mickeywhite.blogspot.com/2009/09/tn-congressman-marsha-blackburn-votes.html
    Mickey

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  13. merle

    March 14th, 2011

    In May of 1941, and the light burns bright in London tonight ” Must Sink The Bismarack ” Again ?

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  14. Bilgeman

    March 14th, 2011

    I’m with ElAnne and Aunt Liz.

    Paul the Younger is fast becoming one of my most favored senators.

    (It’s such a pity about his HAIR, though!).

    His 500 billion spending cut proposal was statesmanlike in the extreme…if for no other reason than to hear the sound of Fedrocrats’ hearts falling out through their rectums and bouncing off the marble floors around town.

    “He proposed whaaaaaa?”

    Ka-CHUNK! (rattle-rattle-rattle)

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  15. merle

    March 14th, 2011

    “The Green Wieners Stricks Again ” Starring Charlie Pennsheen

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  16. Dan Ryan Galt

    March 14th, 2011

    Yeah, all that was missing was the image of a squiggly light bulb over Dr. Hogan’s head when she realized what an idiot she is.

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  17. FreeMan - Kiss Me, I'm Irish

    March 14th, 2011

    Screw the Screw Bulbs

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  18. merle

    March 14th, 2011

    My Outhouse is in jeopardy ! Made out of treehuggers wood its a 4 hole’r like golf I guess ? What should I do vote the Islamic ticket in 2012 ? Nah I cant read islamic even if was in american I couldn’t understand the unicorns, rainbows ,golf balls etc.,. but O no that islamic telepromter has went to paper on the podium ,training wheels are coming off ,so the 4 hole’r is safe

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  19. ironyCurtain

    March 14th, 2011

    EEEYAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    I have 3 Lib Killer Evil Toilets in my house (the old ones that work) and I’ll duct tape ‘em if they break rather than buy a non-working EcoToilet.

    Paul is now Da Man as far as I’m concerned. This has never been about energy, it’s always been about Little Hitlers trying to control every aspect of our lives.

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  20. Annie

    March 14th, 2011

    People with ADD and autism cannot use fluorescent lighting, the flicker rate is disturbing.

    ADD and austism are disabilities. Will those folks be able to buy incandescent bulbs? with an Rx of course.

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  21. Moe Tom

    March 14th, 2011

    Great work by Rand Paul. Dr. Hogan looked dumbfounded. Nothing changed though. Will these retrofitting laws be changed because of this exchange? I doubt it.

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  22. Team America

    March 14th, 2011

    This just says is all…. I love this post – just another one that paints picture perfect….
    http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=66029

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  23. jeckelmyhyde

    March 14th, 2011

    Rand Paul is right, oh how I miss the one flush super toilet that can suck the pimples off you ass and still handle those extra wide loads that may or may not have been the result of too many burritos at Hectors Mexican Shack. It not just the toilets and light bulbs, you can hardly buy a toaster that actually makes toast on the first try anymore, and it’s all because government thinks they know better than you how to live your life.

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  24. Dan Ryan Galt

    March 14th, 2011

    I have a 5, count em, 5 gallon toilet in my bathroom. You can flush a Liberal turd (redundant) no problem!

    Where the heck do they think that water goes, the Bermuda Triangle? Momma Earth recycles it and then I flush it again.

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  25. Blink

    March 14th, 2011

    While Dr Hogan’s expression was priceless, I much preferred the brunette wahine behind Sen. Paul.

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  26. right wing faggots

    March 15th, 2011

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  27. Mt. Burrji

    March 15th, 2011

    You want a Tea Party in your asshole? Wouldn’t that kinda’ scald?

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  28. Wyatt

    March 15th, 2011

    @Combat Matt: While I admire your choice of company, Mr. Marcus is…well…oh, hell – you’re in danger of losing your racist card. But I suppose if Mr. Marcus doesn’t care, I don’t either.

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  29. right wing faggots

    March 15th, 2011

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  30. Mt. Burrji

    March 15th, 2011

    Well yeah, I figure you’d kinda’ have to have shit for brain to want to have a Tea Party in your asshole. I mean, there wouldn’t be much room for cookies or those little cucumber sammiches would there?

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  31. Lefty Mongtard

    March 15th, 2011

    Yes we can! Whooo hopey changey. Get some…obamastash!

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  32. Bill

    March 15th, 2011

    With brains like hers is it any wonder we are where we are in this country?

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  33. Bill

    March 15th, 2011

    She is head of some department in federal government we shouldn’t even have.

    Why are taxpayers paying a salary to a women who probably can’t tie her shoes?

    One politician out of 535 finally telling the truth!

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