Sunday, October 17, 2010

Home invasion

That's what the feds are committing with all the new "green energy" regulations that will affect everything from shower-heads to water heaters. Ben Lieberman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has the details in this Fox News video. This is the kind of thing that underscores the insane growth of government power (particularly the executive power exercised by the bureaucracy).

CEI, incidentally, is fighting the good fight for common sense in the highly-charged world of environmental and climate change politics. Here's an interesting interview with founder, Fred Smith.


mojo said...

An interesting point: all those "lo-flow" shower heads and such use a restrictor plate with holes to control the flow rate. A small drill can cure their miserliness quite well.

Toilets are not so easy, at least not anymore.

Paco said...

I'm looking for a revival of the chamberpot.

Minicapt said...

Try one of these:


JeffS said...

Never thought about that, mojo!

But you can get a satisfactory (not great, but satisfactory) toilet with a little careful choosing. The difference is the size of the tank outlet; the smaller the outlet, the higher the velocity.

I'd prefer Minicapt's solution, mind you. But not down the toilet, but up the rear ends of all these regulatin' greenies.