This is going to be a blog about various subjects today. A California Assemblyman, Lloyd Levine, proposed banning incandescent light bulbs in the state to save energy. Compact fluorescent bulbs cost more but last a lot longer than incandescent bulbs. According to the Federal Government, replacing one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent in every household would save enough energy to light 2.5 million homes for a year. Personally, we have replaced the bulk of our incandescent bulbs with the fluorescents some time back. It’s hard to say whether or not we are getting any savings as we are getting screwed by our electric company. I’ll keep you informed on that if I ever figure out the answer. Truth be told, we change light bulbs less often, and I really do think they use less electricity.

The question is, should the state ban incandescents? Texas doesn’t have anything like this under consideration, but I wonder if perhaps we should. At the very least government offices should be made to change to all fluorescent lights. Then the savings can be passed on to the consumers.

In another story, Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed ( or is about to sign) legislation making it mandatory for all girls in the sixth grade to be vaccinated against the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) This virus has been proven to be the cause of Cervical Cancer. Naturally a lot of people are up in arms. How dare this man force us to vaccinate our daughters! The government shouldn’t get involved with our health! HELLO! Ever heard of POLIO??? If a simple vaccination, like the polio vaccine can help to prevent one of the most virulent forms of cancer deaths among women, then I am all for it. If you don’t want your daughter vaccinated against a potential death sentence, then move to a third world country.

Let’s see what else. Oh yeah. According to this website, http://antiwar.com/casualties/ here are the latest US Casualty figures in Iraq for the month of February. 12 Americans killed in combat in Iraq. Way to go Shrub. I can’t wait for your surge to kick in.

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