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(Bothell-Kenmore Reporter)   Washington State moves forward on bill for permanent daylight savings time, possibly leading to a future where we spring forward, fall back, and stay still to gather mildew   (bothell-reporter.com) divider line
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2019-03-14 10:38:52 AM  
I prefer a new system called Fall back, Spring also. That way every six months we get that sweet extra hour of sleep. I'm available to run for President.
 
2019-03-14 11:21:46 AM  
Mildew is our state flower.  Oxy is our pasttime. Baseball is our sadness.  Welcome to Washington.
 
2019-03-14 11:24:17 AM  
Florida actually passed a bill last year.  The Feds (house and senate) need to approve.  So even with a passed bill/law, nothing can be done without an OK from Washington.
 
2019-03-14 11:25:08 AM  
Daylight savings time, regular time, what does it matter when you never see the sun in Seattle anyway?
 
2019-03-14 11:26:48 AM  

cefm: Daylight savings time, regular time, what does it matter when you never see the sun in Seattle anyway?


Hey, July thru September is usually glorious. Unless the entire west is on fire, then it looka like a Mad Max hellscape.
 
2019-03-14 11:26:49 AM  
Schrödinger's daylight savings time.
 
2019-03-14 11:29:41 AM  

OkieDookie: Mildew is our state flower.  Oxy is our pasttime. Baseball is our sadness.  Welcome to Washington.


You didn't mention the local cuisine.
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2019-03-14 11:34:59 AM  
California did that. If Oregon would, we could split off into our own timezone.
 
2019-03-14 11:36:13 AM  

flucto: I prefer a new system called Fall back, Spring also. That way every six months we get that sweet extra hour of sleep. I'm available to run for President.


Well, you're logic is as good as any of the other candidates. You can count on my vote.
 
2019-03-14 11:36:58 AM  

farker99: California did that. If Oregon would, we could split off into our own timezone.


Yup, PST. Pretentious Savings Time.
 
2019-03-14 11:38:53 AM  
Meanwhile, Arizona is perpetually on Standard time (except for certain tribal areas in the northeast).
 
2019-03-14 11:39:13 AM  
I'm pretty sure come the first winter after something like this passes, when the sun rises at 8:45 am in Seattle, people will start to realize how stupid this whole "year-round daylight saving time" was.
 
2019-03-14 11:39:53 AM  

farker99: California did that. If Oregon would, we could split off into our own timezone.


Oregon is considering it.  California and Nevada might, AZ does it already.
 
2019-03-14 11:40:31 AM  
Good.

God damn it Iove my state. <3
 
2019-03-14 11:41:36 AM  

fsufan: Florida actually passed a bill last year.  The Feds (house and senate) need to approve.  So even with a passed bill/law, nothing can be done without an OK from Washington.


Tell that to Arizona.

Meanwhile New England is doubling down by planning on moving to Atlantic time
 
2019-03-14 11:43:23 AM  
I never could remember if it was "spring forward fall out" or "spring out fall over" so I'm for saving time instead of wasting it.
 
2019-03-14 11:46:07 AM  
Washington State should first worry about fielding a decent basketball team.
 
2019-03-14 11:49:30 AM  
I'm all for keeping time the same year round, but I want to be on standard time, not daylight, Y'know, the sun is highest in the sky to the south around noon ?
 
2019-03-14 11:50:06 AM  
Fark the dumb shiat.
Greenwich Mean Time and be done with it.
What does it farking matter what 'oclock' it is?
 
2019-03-14 11:56:13 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Fark the dumb shiat.
Greenwich Mean Time and be done with it.
What does it farking matter what 'oclock' it is?


Because people think they have to go to work at 8 and head home at 5 like the numbers on the clock are farking magical.
 
2019-03-14 12:00:25 PM  
I pray that movement sweeps like fire through the other states. I caught a mild sniffle and cough last week. Normally, I would be over it by now. Thanks to the time change, I feel like I've been hit by a truck or two.

The coughing really kicks in around dark. But I sleep well when I finally pass out around four in the morning.
 
2019-03-14 12:03:13 PM  

big pig peaches: flucto: I prefer a new system called Fall back, Spring also. That way every six months we get that sweet extra hour of sleep. I'm available to run for President.

Well, you're logic is as good as any of the other candidates. You can count on my vote.


Okay, I've reached a point where I can tolerate "your" used in place of the proper contraction for "you are" with only a slight flinch. However, substituting the contraction "you're" for the possessive "your" is outrageous and will not stand.
 
2019-03-14 12:04:40 PM  
It's laughable if you follow the white man's clock in any season.
 
2019-03-14 12:04:55 PM  

OkieDookie: Mildew is our state flower.  Oxy is our pasttime. Baseball is our sadness.  Welcome to Washington.


I have you farkied in a nice shade of Gray...

/I'm out to 'Shores
//
 
2019-03-14 12:09:15 PM  

Bruscar: big pig peaches: flucto: I prefer a new system called Fall back, Spring also. That way every six months we get that sweet extra hour of sleep. I'm available to run for President.

Well, you're logic is as good as any of the other candidates. You can count on my vote.

Okay, I've reached a point where I can tolerate "your" used in place of the proper contraction for "you are" with only a slight flinch. However, substituting the contraction "you're" for the possessive "your" is outrageous and will not stand.


Talk too my autocorrect.
 
2019-03-14 12:10:07 PM  

Enigmamf: I'm pretty sure come the first winter after something like this passes, when the sun rises at 8:45 am in Seattle, people will start to realize how stupid this whole "year-round daylight saving time" was.


'xactly. Just go back to the original times, mid-April to mid-October. When it actually saved some energy and didn't kill anybody. It has a purpose, but they took it to extremes. I don't wanna live in Mountain time (that's all they're doing).

/Quit screwing with my circadian rhythms
 
2019-03-14 12:11:05 PM  
Wake me when they figure out a single worldwide time.
 
2019-03-14 12:11:46 PM  
Just stick with Standard Time and adjust business/school hours if needed.  I guess I'm just used to having grown up in a tourist area and thinking seasonal hours aren't that big of a deal.  Don't change time itself, just open an hour later/earlier in the few instances where shiat like that even matters.
 
2019-03-14 12:24:02 PM  
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2019-03-14 12:29:06 PM  

farker99: California did that. If Oregon would, we could split off into our own timezone.


We haven't done it yet. The voters approved a prop, the legislature needs to act (and then the Feds have to approve it)
 
2019-03-14 12:33:31 PM  

Dangerous_sociopath: Wake me when they figure out a single worldwide time.


GMT - UTC 0. That was figured out a long time ago. Sooo....

WAKE UP!
 
2019-03-14 12:36:53 PM  

bd1709h9t: I'm all for keeping time the same year round, but I want to be on standard time, not daylight, Y'know, the sun is highest in the sky to the south around noon ?


Who cares where the sun is at noon?  How arbitrary is that?  I like leaving the office when there's still sunlight, and having some chunk of a day left to do work outside or just be out in the sun.  I'm all for DST all year long.
 
2019-03-14 12:40:03 PM  

God's Hobo Penis: Dangerous_sociopath: Wake me when they figure out a single worldwide time.

GMT - UTC 0. That was figured out a long time ago. Sooo....

WAKE UP!


24h or 12?
 
2019-03-14 12:41:20 PM  
Add me to the list of people who prefer DST so I can enjoy some sun after work.

I thought the pushback was kids waiting for the bus in the morning when its pitch black.  For that reason, I'm fine with keeping it like it is.  the extra/less 1 hour once a year is not a big deal for me, not sure why its so difficult for others.  they already decreased the amount of months for standard time a while ago..  
whatever.
 
2019-03-14 12:43:56 PM  

Khellendros: bd1709h9t: I'm all for keeping time the same year round, but I want to be on standard time, not daylight, Y'know, the sun is highest in the sky to the south around noon ?

Who cares where the sun is at noon?  How arbitrary is that?  I like leaving the office when there's still sunlight, and having some chunk of a day left to do work outside or just be out in the sun.  I'm all for DST all year long.


This. I despise leaving for work when it's dark and getting home at 6pm and it's dark again.
 
2019-03-14 12:47:29 PM  

fsufan: Florida actually passed a bill last year.  The Feds (house and senate) need to approve.  So even with a passed bill/law, nothing can be done without an OK from Washington.


But they ARE Washington!
 
2019-03-14 12:57:36 PM  
Permanent daylight savings time would really reduce the number of days where the sun sets before 5pm in the Winter. I approve. Seattle is further North than Maine. Not a lotta sun in the winter, it's going to be dark in the morning anyhow. Let it be dark an extra hour so I can see a sliver of light when I get out of work.
 
2019-03-14 12:59:40 PM  

Klivian: fsufan: Florida actually passed a bill last year.  The Feds (house and senate) need to approve.  So even with a passed bill/law, nothing can be done without an OK from Washington.

Tell that to Arizona.

Meanwhile New England is doubling down by planning on moving to Atlantic time


Arizona opted out from the beginning, so they didn't need approval from the Feds.
 
2019-03-14 01:02:23 PM  

cefm: Daylight savings time, regular time, what does it matter when you never see the sun in Seattle anyway?


Every time I see someone make this joke, I have to fight the urge to correct them.  Then I remember that Seattle's beautiful summers are a secret.

What beautiful summers?  I have no idea what you are talking about.  It just rains.  24/7/365.  Rain, rain, rain.  Stay away from Seattle.  Cold, dismal and dreary place.  You'll hate it.

Definitely do not move here.  We've had quite enough of that.
 
2019-03-14 01:05:40 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Washington State should first worry about fielding a decent basketball team.


TOO SOON!

I miss the Sonics.

::cries::
 
2019-03-14 01:11:47 PM  

OkieDookie: cefm: Daylight savings time, regular time, what does it matter when you never see the sun in Seattle anyway?

Hey, July thru September is usually glorious. Unless the entire west is on fire, then it looka like a Mad Max hellscape.


Last August:

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2019-03-14 01:15:19 PM  

Derek Force: Add me to the list of people who prefer DST so I can enjoy some sun after work.

I thought the pushback was kids waiting for the bus in the morning when its pitch black.  For that reason, I'm fine with keeping it like it is.  the extra/less 1 hour once a year is not a big deal for me, not sure why its so difficult for others.  they already decreased the amount of months for standard time a while ago..  
whatever.


It's has already been proven that later start times improve academic performance, so if DST goes permanent just start school later.

https://www.cdc.gov/features/school-s​t​art-times/index.html

Solves two problems at once.
 
2019-03-14 01:16:30 PM  
I have no preference for standard or daylight saving time. Whichever one causes the least amount of grief/accidents and the majority supports, let's do that one everywhere.

One of the few things I liked about AZ was that we didn't mess with that. Most of the time, I'd be completely unaware of it and cheerfully so.
 
2019-03-14 01:18:38 PM  
Meanwhile, in California ...

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2019-03-14 01:24:22 PM  
This is a collective mental illness.

Problem:  We work until 5:00, but it gets dark early, and we want more daylight.

Rational  solution:  Stop working at 4:00.

Insane solution:  Stop working at 4:00 but pretend it's 5:00.

Worse, you're forcing the outside world to know and follow your arbitrary local time, rather than simply adjusting your own habits to the geography where you live.  DST causes trouble as it is.  A hodgepodge of local arbitrary time zones is going to be a mess.
 
2019-03-14 01:36:27 PM  

Bruscar: big pig peaches: flucto: I prefer a new system called Fall back, Spring also. That way every six months we get that sweet extra hour of sleep. I'm available to run for President.

Well, you're logic is as good as any of the other candidates. You can count on my vote.

Okay, I've reached a point where I can tolerate "your" used in place of the proper contraction for "you are" with only a slight flinch. However, substituting the contraction "you're" for the possessive "your" is outrageous and will not stand.


But no complaints about the fact that it's Daylight Saving Time not Savings time?

/fark you subby
 
2019-03-14 01:37:18 PM  

farker99: California did that. If Oregon would, we could split off into our own timezone.


There's a bill moving forward in Oregon to do just that
 
2019-03-14 01:48:32 PM  
They should get rid of daylight saving time and keep standard time. Keep that extra hour of darkness where it belongs, in the evening.
 
2019-03-14 01:54:59 PM  
Typical. Government takes an hour of sleep and won't give it back.
 
2019-03-14 02:12:23 PM  
I thought time was an illusion?
 
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