I'm still intrigued by the light bulb issue. It's always seemed to be a trigger for a section of the population in the U.S., sort of a "Don't Tread on Me" statement.
The weird thing is LED bulbs have come down in price and they last for 50,000 to 100,000 hours or more.
The typical lifespan for an incandescent bulb is around 1,200 hours.
Why would you bitch about getting rid of a bulb that last 1-5% compared with a new LED bulb? And the energy efficiency of LEDs absolutely crushes incandescents.
I don't get it, in terms of logical thinking, but I do get it in terms of it being a symbol of "get off of my lawn".
As for the flushing statement...I think it was a shot at California's new law - Low-Flow Toilets Required In California For All Home Renovations
In the end it's such a weird thing to focus on.
edit: Light Bulb Showdown: LED Vs. CFL Vs. Incandescent - it's pretty simple, really, but...see "orange" above