Obama’s in your fridge, now…

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When I was in Iraq in 2003, I swore two things;

1) I’d never go camping in the desert again.

2) I’d always have ice in my house for cold drinks. Always. Period.

One of my first purchases when we came home in August of that year was a new refrigerator WITH built-in ice maker.

Mission Accomplished.

I hope that thing never breaks down (again), because soon Obama will rig it so I never get another one;

Ice makers are the latest target in the left’s ongoing war against the conveniences of modern life. Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a report that may condemn this essential household item to the contraband list that already includes functional light bulbs, toilets, washing machines and showerheads.

Those looking for an easy way to cool down their drinks with ice cubes are guilty of increasing their refrigerator’s energy consumption by about 12 to 20 percent. That’s unacceptable to global-warming alarmists at the Department of Energy (DOE) who are hard at work finalizing regulatory standards for the fridge. The proposed changes will increase prices by an estimated $2 billion per year, but DOE justifies this added expense by claiming consumers would save $37 in electricity costs over the lifetime of a typical side-by-side.

Hear that? Okay…”read” that? I even highlighted it.

With every ice maker in America rudely yanked from our collective kitchen fridges, the total cost probably wouldn’t even touch the cost of one Obama Pizza Dash mission to Chicago.

But rest assured, he won’t take away your ice makers, he’ll only make it so costly for manufacturers to make them it won’t be worth it. Read further;

Distributing a product that fails to meet with Ms. Hogan’s [Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan’s] approval carries a typical fine of $7,300 per item. That adds up quickly. Last year, DOE accused a company of producing a showerhead that worked a little bit too well. For this “crime,” DOE demanded payment of $1.9 million and destruction of this highly effective product.

That’s per item. Every ice maker found to be even slightly out of compliance could conceivably cost manufacturers millions of dollars, which of course would be passed on to you in higher per-unit costs.

Next target will no doubt be store-bought bagged ice…the sheep are restless…

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Crossposted to a TowDog

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Erick Brockway
Work seven days a week at two jobs, a newly RETIRED EO1 (E6) in the Navy Reserves (Seabees), blog when I can from cellphone and computer. @erickbrockway #catcot #tcot

Currently living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a wife (20+ years) son, and two daughters.
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Work seven days a week at two jobs, a newly RETIRED EO1 (E6) in the Navy Reserves (Seabees), blog when I can from cellphone and computer. @erickbrockway #catcot #tcot Currently living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a wife (20+ years) son, and two daughters.

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bobmontgomery
April 25, 2011 9:05 pm

Yeah, let’s be good little Republicans and trot on over to the White House to discuss whether we want to trim $4billion or $38 billion from the budget.

bobmontgomery
April 25, 2011 9:48 pm

1. After the fiasco that was when the leadership went to the White House for the ‘Health Care’ summit, why they would ever go back is beyond me. They sat there and listened to him demand that they tell him what they liked about his plan and they. listened to him call Lamar Alexander a liar. 2. They heard from the conservative base, in spades, what the problems with Fred Upton were, and they appointed him as chair of Energy and Commerce anyway, AND AFTER HE WAS APPOINTED, he said “Well, let’s wait and see what the court has to… Read more »

texasgalt
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April 25, 2011 10:23 pm

These control freak statists won’t be happy till we are forced to live without any conveniences . . . like the Mayans in Mexico.

See the smiles on the tree-hugger couple who are excited to see the small footprint life of the Mayan woman. You’ll note she is not so smiley-faced.

That couple probably jetted back to Malibu or Carmel, anxious to talk about their “native” experience. They’d go native too, but you know, they just can’t give up their wine & cheese.