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March 22, 2007
MICKEY KAUS has updated his compact fluorescent bulb post, and I'm pretty sure his problem is the dimmer switches. But as a CFL booster, I found this observation rather troubling: "Note the hectoring get-with-the-program, you're-an-idiot-if-you-flicker, there-is-no-more-debate tone of some of the Fluorescers."
It's just a light bulb, people, not a moral crusade. I think that there must be a genetically programmed desire for moral crusading, hardwired into various people to various degrees. If you don't have religious stuff to crusade about, then you just make up something else to satisfy the need. But . . . light bulbs?