Ed Driscoll

Apparently, GE now stands for General Endarkening

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:

“The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month….”

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.

Update: Related thoughts from Jim Hoft; Red State proffers some advice for the next Congress.