Sunday, March 11, 2007

Nope, no bias there.

"Evil capitalist running dog lackeys attempt to soothe their guilty consciences over the rape of Mother Gaia by setting their Nazi clocks forward one hour. Jewish plot suspected."

Just kidding. The actual opening paragraph from Reuters was
"Energy-guzzling Americans on the lookout for a painless path to conservation can celebrate this weekend when they will cut greenhouse gas emissions by simply pushing forward the hands on their clocks."

Bias, anyone?


Anonymous said...

"Bias, anyone?"

Sure, I'll have some. Oh, wait, I'm already getting so much that I'm turning into a Biasbetic.

I'll pass then.

Alcibiades said...

Why I'm so offended I might launch a campaign called "Take Back the Daylight". It's goal is simple, to move DST back to April.

Of course, if that's too much work, I'll just leave the lights on during the day and nullify any savings.

phlegmfatale said...

What drives me nuts is the people who say we "gain" an hour of daylight. People like that should come replete with drool cups attached.

Seamus said...

Don't forget all the agricultural folk who seem to think that DST actually means that they lose an hour of daylight. As if the MAN-MADE time system has any influence at all on when the sun comes up.

BobG said...

I still have yet to see a reason that it helps anyone. You have lights on before the sun comes up, and you turn them on again when it goes down. Changing the clock does not change the amount of time between the two.

Anonymous said...

We can get rid of that daylight savings nonsense when we've finally defeated Hitler and Tojo.

Jeffro said...

Geez, I'd better guzzle some more energy to make up for that hour.

T.Stahl said...

I don't like this DST stuff. ALl it does is to mix up schedules and biorythms. During summer the sun sets later anyway.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Ironically, NPR's "All Things Considered" did a segment last week on how DST was not saving any energy.

According to them, retailers like it because with more daylight after work, people go shopping more. And so they drive more.

The golf industry likes DST for the same reason.

Ah, the law of intended consequences.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Bad typing! I meant "UNINTENDED consequences."


Anonymous said...

Rant On:

I have NEVER liked this time switch system! EVER!

Let's just agree to set our clocks for one time ALL year & leave it that way. Eventually, with "The People" ignoring the time swich, our congressional EMPLOYEES will have to repeal this asinine law.

Rant Off

NotClauswitz said...

And if you work at a place with *flex-time* with "as-necessary" in your contract or description and do occasional nights and weekends, this makes what kind of difference?

What I noticed on The Commute is that hardly anybody (around here among the Left-leaning, Priuscapade Bay-Aryans anyhow) actually goes to work at the same time, it would be a nightmare traffic jam in the AM - but they do seem to leave work at the same time and inflict that predetermined nightmare traffic upon each other. (How else would the self-righteous and self-endangering spandexified bicycle nincompoops have such a smugfest about their chosen form of ego-driven martyrdom?)

Hahaha, I'm out of work and don't care what the freaks do anyhow!

Rob K said...

Having lived in Indiana all of my 34 years, I never had to fool with DST until last year, and let me tell you DST sucks rocks! It's perhaps the most damn foolish idiocy I've ever encountered. Further, as a computer programmer, it plays hell with computers! Time is hard enough to deal with, without switching what time it is twice a year. Something else I'm hot over with this change in when DST starts -- all the devices like VCRs and programmable thermostats that have the DST switch date burned into a chip.

Daylight Savings Time, an idea whose time has past!

markm said...

bobg: I suspect the people who are pushing this are members of the "never worked with their hands" class that don't get up until 9 am.