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Electrical Gizmos That Add To Global Warming

We can’t afford to do anything about global warming, they whine. It’s too expensive!

Let’s look at the facts about dealing with climate change: It requires conservation by all of us. Cap and trade won’t be enough – especially when President Obama is giving away permission slips to pollute when he had promised that they would be auctioned off to reflect the real cost of the pollution to American society. Cash for clunkers won’t cut it. We need to reduce our energy usage by changing our behavior, and our expectations.

It doesn’t have to be very hard, really. We use electricity and fossil fuels for things that aren’t even neighbors to necessity. Anyone who asserts that Americans cannot conserve electricity without creating harm to the economy and to personal lives needs to explain the economic necessity of the following energized gizmos:

The Voice Activated R2D2, sold for $169.95. “This motorized replica of the headstrong little ‘droid’ from the iconic Star Wars films responds to voice commands, navigates rooms and hallways, and makes any home feel like it has been transported to a galaxy far, far away.”

The Kool-Light-O-Scope underwater pool light, sold for $39.95. “It’s like swimming in a kaleidoscope of color as spinning LEDs form continually changing patterns on the bottom and sides of your pool.”

Hand-Held Espresso Machine, sold for $139.95. “The world’s smallest espresso machine goes with you wherever you go.”

Star Trek Full Size Captain’s Chair, sold for $2717.01. “This full-size replica captain’s chair features a working swivel design, light-up controls, and sound effects from the original Star Trek series.”

Please, someone, come here and comment that America can’t conserve electricity without being ruined. I really, really, want to have that conversation.

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