Sunday, January 13, 2008

Creepy Environmentalism, Part II

Ok, well, looks like I was ahead of the curve on this one. Via Radley Balko, it appears that the State of California won't wait for the Department of Energy to implement its "smart appliances" program based on "consumer choice," but instead is dropping all pretense and just outright saying that it is going to go ahead and take control of your home's thermostat.

Has it really come to this?

Maybe it is only wishful thinking, but I predict a severe backlash. While curtailment of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, habeus corpus, warrant requirements for search and seizure, and all of that kind of stuff (you know, basic liberties guaranteed by the Constitution) is only an abstraction for most people (those who are stupid or mentally lazy), therefore generating little in the way of hue and cry, when you start dicking with people's air conditioning, buddy, you best be prepared to deal with some angry motherfucking citizens.

1 comment:

Kingfish said...

So right hurts to laugh at that last sentence...BRILLIANT!