“California nonsense” should be its own category. Yesterday, California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine has proposed a complete ban on incandescent light bulbs in California by 2012. Ideally, this would promote environmentalism and curb greenhouse emissions. Roughly 20% of a home’s energy bill goes to lighting; compact fluorescent bulbs would save about 75% of that energy. If the ban were to pass, California would reduce its home energy bill by 15%, tops. That does not account for all the other ways in which Californians use energy: 93 hours in LA traffic per year, office buildings, stores, processing unemployment for illegals, et cetera.
At least violators of the law won’t receive spankings.