I know I'm tired of it. Why can't they just dump it?
Oh I am so ready to get rid of it. In southern Indiana we never had to worry about it but then one day they said "oh now we are going to observe it for the farmers to give them extra time". Sad thing is, even the farmers don't want it.
I don't think there is any reason to do this any longer and it should be abolished. All it does is screw up your sleep pattern.
When something that stupid continues on, it only means someone is making money from it and it'll probably never change..
I don't care, i like bitching about it..
HA HA HA!
It's an antiquated notion I could do without.
But it has its finer points for some.
I leave mine, too...
I once got into an argument with a person about it. Her argument "for" it, was that the crops need that extra hour of sunlight for growing. Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder.
That reminds me of something a wise Native American supposedly once said: "Only a white man would think that if you cut six inches off the top of a blanket and sew it onto the bottom, you have a longer blanket."
Normally I would enjoy the humor in that. But, thanks to the racially charged, ... everything - I'm actually a little offended.
Deal with it. :)
I like it too, Bub.
In fact, I wouldn't mind keeping DST all year round, except for the kids having to catch the school bus in the dark on winter mornings.
I don't know anything about an extension of DST under Nixon. I do know that the current extension of DST was put in place in 2007, when both houses of Congress were Democratic, and signed into law by Bush, so if kids were getting run over, Pelosi and Reid must share in the blame for letting such a law pass.
And BTW, Canada and Mexico soon followed suit with the DST extension, so I guess they (especially the Great White North, where the problem would be even more acute) didn't care about kids getting run over either.
And of course Obama and his majorities in the House and Senate could have easily rescinded the extension a year later, had they cared to, but they didn't, and for some reason, you never thought of that, or at least didn't care to mention it.
Not bitter at all, just stating facts. The extension was passed by Congress; it was not an executive order, by Nixon, Bush or Trump, as you are trying to imply.
I might just as well ask why Trudeau isn't getting on it right quick, eh? The problem is worse in Canada.
It makes no difference to the poor kids that got run over, agreed.
But it does make a difference to the liberal spin you initially tried to put on the issue: however it may have been passed, and without looking it up, it was automatically and reflexively some Republican's fault as far as you were concerned, Nixon in this case.
The grin in this case is sardonic, since your reflexive bias was exposed.
It was only after some probing that you admitted that a Democrat might possibly have been at least partially responsible, something I suspect you otherwise would rather not have done.
I only pointed out that the answer to your original question was 'no', that the extension of DST took effect in 2007, and that as far as I know, Nixon had nothing to do with it. You are welcome to disprove what I say, if you can, your smokescreens about Fox News and dodges concerning your liberal bias notwithstanding.
There once was a liberal bounder,
Who always would palter and flounder,
And feign being pious
When caught in his bias,
But never, with Tink, could confound 'er.
Aw, Tink's as cool as they come!
The pixie dust stings, eh?
Ok, I'll just stifle a laugh.
I like the spring forward part. Here, in the summer, light until 10pm. I hate it getting dark at 5pm in the winter.
They could leave it on, not do the fall backward thing.
I would be satisfied with that.
Arent many things that may be deemed... impractical, the things that give us pleasure. Without pleasure, life itself seems...impractical.
That was, well said.
I missed it,
That's what I mean, it just doesn't make sense to me.
JD, Was listening to the news last night and they were talking about new restrictions on healthcare in your neck of the woods, like no more surgeries on people who smoke or are obese because it's their own fault. Any word? Is it true or BS?
It's a scary concept. Where would the line eventually be drawn in a socialized medicine society with this thought process of personal responsibility? If you are a marathon runner, does that mean you can't knee replacement, if you are rugby player, you can't get fixed, if you're a meat eater.... if you're a drinker, if you're a horseman and get thrown....
I'd like to dump the switch, but I prefer DST to standard time. It means more light in the evening. I can't stand the winter when it starts to get dark at 4:30.
Me dad, a farmer....never said anything bad about it. I think it made it easier being a farmer.
Hey, if the time change was the only aggravation in my life...I'd be even more blessed.
HATE this stupid time change.
I hate it. We got along fine for years, but then we got a Republican Governor that made us change. Even though we all hated it, he got it passed.
Thing is, the "real" time, is what takes away the light in the winter....
I agree. I would much prefer they leave it, just how it is, right now.
I'll get right on that...
Another week and we are back on GMT for six months.We tried keeping it all year for a year or two back around1970.Then abandoned the idea.I think more people would prefer lighter evenings-but it would still be dark by six in the depths of Winter.And mucking around with the clocks doesn't change the amount of daylight you get-just the hours that you get it.
I'd rather have DST: dark hours longer in the morning, while I'm sleeping, and longer sunlight in the evening so I can do more outside in natural light.
Yes I wish we could get rid of it
Yes. Loved the native american saying Linnster
Oh grow up!
I agree with you.