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More lies were unleashed at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday night, where the President offered new insights into the recent rollback of a Bush ’43 regulation requiring light bulbs to be increasingly energy-efficient. In his own words, here is what the President said:
“We will defeat the Democrat effort to drive up the cost of houses, cars, healthcare, and education by liberating Americans from their endless push for job-killing, soul-crushing Washington regulations.” Adding, “We will try to get that done and then they were forcing you to buy light bulbs that cost a fortune. So I signed something a couple of days ago that gives you the right to continue to use the incandescent light bulbs,” he said. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not a vain person. I know I have no vane people — especially these incredible ladies in the front — but I look better under an incandescent light than these crazy lights that are beaming down on us.”
And maybe we all looked better under candlelight too. Which made us think of this quote from Jane Austen on the subject of vanity, “Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.” Or of course, there is always Carly Simon!
Earlier this year, the NY Times’ Bill Broad shone a spotlight on the fine work of Linda Zall, who was a leader in using the CIA’s spy satellites to gather and analyze climate change data and intelligence for the government.
This past week, Our Daily Planet got a chance to sit down with the Right Honorable David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, as well as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor in Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet. We were inspired to talk to David after a recent TED Talk he […]
The Wheelabrator waste-to-energy incinerator is Baltimore’s biggest standing source of air pollution. Its smokestacks send toxic mercury, lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides into the air off of I-95 in South Baltimore, whose residents are primarily Black and low-income.
Why This Matters: High polluting incinerators like the Wheelabrator facility are both harmful and expensive.
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