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Friday, November 8, 2013

It's Not Dark Yet.... but it's gettin' there...

What's up with changing the time twice yearly?  Twice a year I have to reset my biological clocks.  And they're starting to get rusty!

The idea of daylight saving time was dreamed up by Benjamin Franklin in 1784.  Old Ben wrote an essay titled “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” that proposed to economize the use of candles by rising earlier to make use of the morning sunlight.  Thank you very much Ben.  And ah... how many of you readers are burning candles for anything but your fancy dining pleasure?  I don't think 'ol Ben had a backlit iPad or Kindle.  Then, Daylight Savings Time was first adopted to replace artificial lighting in order to save fuel for the war effort in Germany during World War I.  Great Britain and the United States thought this was a "super" idea and quickly followed suit.

Let's get over it.  Please join the "End Time Change Nonsense" movement.  Last time I checked,  changing the time didn't change the amount of time in a day or the amount of sunlight in a day.  Kind of like a mathematical equation.  Why are we continuing to do it?

Click here to read the full history of this cruel joke. 

Hmmm.... maybe I'll write to Congressman Chris Gibson requesting his support of the nascent "End Time Change Nonsense" movement.  He'll at least be happy to read it isn't another one of my rants on gun control or what to do about Ted Cruz.  And, who knows, maybe it'll be the bipartisan issue that turns the corner on dysfunctional Washington politics. 

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