lousyskater: Arizona has handled it pretty well.
Heamer: If I were an employer, and an employee came into work late "because of daylight saving time", they would probably be fired on the spot. I simply do not understand how a one-hour time change affects people so radically.
Pocket Ninja: What I've just realized upon reading this is that, if "springing forward" costs the economy half a billion dollars, then the opposite must be true when we "fall back" (which makes sense because instead of losing an hour, we're gaining one). So, let's do this: we'll mandate that, for the next year or so, we'll "fall back" one more hour until the budget deficit is fixed. No need to get unreasonable about it...we can do one a week, for an economic gain of about $2 billion per month. $24 billion in a year, not too shabby. Yes, this will cause some havoc with people's schedules, but as Mr. Obama is so fond of saying, we've all got to sacrifice. We could even switch it up a bit and make the fallback 2 hours at a time, which would double our savings. We could be in a surplus situation in a couple of years.And before you start poo-pooing the idea, I know what the major critique is. Yes, when all is said and done, we'd be a day or two, maybe 3 or 4, behind ourselves. That's fine..."days" are just a human concept, anyway. And once the economy was fixed and there was no more need to fall back for money, we could start springing forward again, a little at a time, until we were back to "normal." It's similar to time travel, really.Hey, that's an idea...what if we could fall back enough to change past events? Like, maybe stop the recession before it happened? We could make a ton of money for the economy AND prevent economic collapse, so we'd be ahead on two fronts. I'm excited about this.
choo: 3rdtimearound: Can't we just cut to the chase and blame Obama Hitler for this mess?FTFY!
dittybopper: I do have analog wall clocks. Know why? Because they always work, don't depend on infrastructure beyond a single AA battery, and an analog clock face is a much better intuitive visual representation of time than a digital display
jfivealive: I usually spend about 5 minutes a day picking my nose, so I had to give that up yesterday in order to change the clocks that didn't adjust automatically. It was tough, but it did lead to extra good pickins today.
odinsposse: JackieRabbit: Begoggle: DST is stupid.Get rid of it.Every year, we read in the media that Benjamin Franklin first proposed DST. He did, of course, but the ill-educated media morons never say anything more about this, which tells me they know nothing of Franklin. Franklin was a master of the absurd argument and had keen and somewhat evil sense of humor. He would propose ridiculous things and support them with what first appear to be sound logic, but when taken on whole, become farcical. His proposal for DST was one of these. He never meant for it to be taken seriously. He was just farking with the stupid people of his day.So I shouldn't have slept with all of those old ladies?
dittybopper: Do your wall clocks update automatically? Alarm clocks? What about your stove? Hell, even my relatively new (2 years old) TV needs to be told when to change.
dittybopper: Don't you think it's wasteful to get rid of things that still work simply because they aren't "new"?
Begoggle: DST is stupid.Get rid of it.
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