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My Government, My Election System, and My Kitchen
Charles C.W. Cooke, writing in today’s National Review about the Biden Administration’s plan to ban gas stoves, quoted the apparatchik in charge of the relevant agency as making the following, remarkably stupid, statement:
Justifying the administration’s proposed move, CPSC commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. explained that “products that can’t be made safe can be banned.” What, I wonder, would be excluded from that definition?
Very good question, Charles. A few years ago one of my elderly patients was parking her car at a grocery store and bonked into something. She said she was barely moving, but her airbag deployed, breaking her arm. So airbags are dangerous, right? Well, yes they are, but they can also save your life. But since they “can’t be made safe” we should ban them, right, Comrade Trumka Jr?
Richard Trumka Jr. was appointed Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission by President Biden. You might think that Mr. Trumka Jr. might be uncomfortable with tyrannical power structures, controlling people through the threat of force. You would be mistaken. His father, Richard Trumka Sr., was the president of The United Mine Workers, and later he was president of the AFL-CIO. So it runs in the family, I guess.
Which means that a Democrat president owed a favor to a union thug who helped him get elected, so now I have to change how I cook supper.
Our government is simply out of control.
Just imagine what our founders would think of this. Heck, imagine what FDR would think of this. This is bonkers.
Our government is so insane that it’s hard to envision what it was before, or how we got here.
This is absolutely bonkers.Published in General
Hey, her doctorate is in education, not nutrition.
Meh, I don’t know, Flicker. I turn the lights out when I want to go to sleep. And the last I heard there is no caffeine in bourbon.
That was outrageous. If you accidentally broke one of those bulbs you had to call a hazmat team to clean it up. Home Depot used to sell them. When I had one burn out-prematurely- I took it back to Home Depot and told them to throw it in with their hazardous waste, because before I bought that bulb from them, I had no hazardous waste of my own.
You definitely want to use “cool” and “warm” lighting appropriately. Cool is for security and some office / factory applications. You don’t want to use cool color temperature lights in your home very much.
It’s the same thing with your TV. Unless the room is really bright always use warm.
And AOC has a gas stove.
Don’t want to get too picky, but there needs to be some kind of definition of terms. A stove is kind of a catch-all term. Specifically, there are ovens, cooktops, and ranges (which are a combination of ovens and cooktops).
Life Itself Causes Death.
Is that a Democrat bumper sticker?
Easy cleaning is a very good point. That’s about the only good thing in an electric cooktop.
It’s not just the “wrong” lights currently being on, that make it harder to sleep. It’s if you’ve been in an office during the day and even at home, with those lights, makes it harder to sleep later, when you’ve turned them off.
Perhaps. But we also have heard nothing of kitchen fires in the AOC kitchen. Therefore, gas stoves must be extraordinarily safe.
Modern gas cooktops have some kind of newer “sealed burner” technology that makes them easier to clean too.
Yea but…in the summer, the opposite is true. Incandescents give off heat which adds to your electricity bill for air-conditioning.
Isn’t that exactly what they are trying to do?
The lights are on for less time in the summer.
AOC can burn water regardless of the stove type.
They’ll cut it off at the utility company, so you can’t get it.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to a home-improvement store – Home Depot, etc – but the last time I was, I remember seeing displays in the lighting area for the different light “temperatures” and where they were most appropriately used, etc. They made it easy to select the style of lighting you wanted. But you do have to look at them to get the information, not just grab something off the shelf and head to the registers.
As I understand, using a glass top electric stove, is not safe with a canner, either water bath or pressure canner. Is the Big Guy igorant, stupid or malevalent?
I use a pressure cooker on one all of the time. Getting a stable pressure is tricky compared to gas. It’s even harder on induction but I think I’ve got it figured out.
Doctor of Domestic Sciences
Modern TVs run much cooler.
No, an argument for abortion.
Why not all three?
We have two topics here. The cast of the light thrown off by the LEDs and the fact that LEDs don’t have any heat and incandescence have a lot of heat. I am only talking about lightbulbs except for my one comment about the setting on television sets.
She said linked, not caused. Not that she knows the difference, or that she cares if she does know.
Everything is connected to everything, btw.
Computer screens, phones, and tablets have the same issue. Which is why you can now find settings on those devices that reduce the amount of blue, so you’re less likely to have trouble sleeping.
Thanks. Must be a regional thing. Here in NYC I think we mostly all have gas.
About ten years ago I was without electricity for four days due to a snow and ice storm. I did fine with a wood stove, gas fireplace, gas stove and a propane lantern,
I guess that means being pro-life is really being pro-death.