Gang Green

Here’s a fine curmudgeonly rant about some of the lousy products we’ve had forced on us by our government’s shouldering aside of free markets in the name of saving the Planet. (My pet peeve: those bloody CF bulbs.)

If, upon reading this, your inclination is to leave a comment about how wonderful it is once again to hear the sweetsweetsweet of the prothonotary warbler along the meanders of the Passaic, keep it to yourself. I want toilets that flush properly.

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  1. When your post first caught my eye, I thought it was about a new song/dance performed by a psycho from outer space. Upon closer scrutiny, I realized it was about necrosis of our freedom to purchase products on a truly open market.

    Frankly, I am not sure which scenario is more scary.

    Posted February 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Clearly the latter, because it’s actually happening. And because it has deprived us of, as Dave Barry wrote, the 3.5-gallon toilets “that made this nation great; the toilets that our Founding Fathers fought and died for,” and that had “the kind of flushing power that made America the most respected nation on Earth.”

    Posted February 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
  3. Depriving us of 3.5-gallon toilets has turned us into a nation of four-flushers.

    Posted February 3, 2013 at 1:35 am | Permalink
  4. Dom says

    What we need is a similar rant showing the technological advances that have saved resources. I bet email has done more to save paper than paper recycling ever did.

    Posted February 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink
  5. Susan says

    What a bunch of whiners! Get over it. I have a low water toilet, and it flushes properly. Your’s doesn’t get a new one. Historically our founding father’s used out-houses, not flushing toilets. Find something worthwhile to complain about. Really? How stupid!

    Posted March 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Permalink
  6. OK, Susan, how about whining about Obama’s stupidity? Would that pass your strict criteria for whining?

    Posted March 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink
  7. Malcolm says


    Posted March 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Permalink