The Washington Post reports, “The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month.”
This yet another example of self-described “Progressives” attempting to put the toothpaste back into the tube. Ann Althouse’s post is titled a “A small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison’s innovations in the 1870s.” She rounds up these links and commentary:
Oh! It is so sad. It is doubly sad. The workers are losing their jobs, and we, who love traditional light bulbs are being deprived of a product we want. And those vile CFL bulbs? They’re made in China.
Thanks a lot, Congress.
Now, how many incandescent bulbs do I need to stockpile last until the end of my life? I need to buy them before 2014….
Incidentally, I found some leaked video of the closing ceremony that aired on a little-watched GE-owned closed-circuit TV channel. Click above to watch.