SCHWARZENEGGER SET TO BAN ‘ENERGY-GUZZLING’ BIG SCREEN TVS IN CALIFORNIA
Big screen plasma televisions are to be banned in California because they use too much energy. In a world first, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has given his backing to the crackdown on sets more than 40 inches wide. These liquid crystal display and plasma high definition sets can use as much as three times the power of smaller cathode ray models. Experts say the ban will reduce the state’s rocketing electricity bill by £5billion over the next decade.
We can now definitely confirm that when people refer to Arnold Schwarzenegger as an Austrian, they sure as heck aren’t referring to his economic views. (I know—I could just have easily ended this blog by saying, “Well, what would you expect from someone who married a Kennedy?”)
[Thanks to Travis Holte]
UPDATE: Ty Auvil sent this youtube video of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger talking about Milton Friedman.
WARNING: Do not watch this on a full stomach.
(Amazing, huh? “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”)9:30 pm on October 15, 2009 Email David Kramer