This is the true test, dear reader. Are you a free man, or a mindless government slave? Like most Americans, you’ll dutifully and unthinkingly obey your masters and reset all your clocks tonight. Your Curmudgeon will set his clocks back too, but as we do so we’ll be raising a middle finger to show our discontent. To keep your sanity, think of this as “National Drop Trou and Bend Over Day,” which invites our governmental masters to have their way with us twice a year.
Here’s an article in National Geographic that gives the history of the law, and tells which countries do it and and which don’t: Daylight Saving Time 2013: When Does It End? And Why?
What else is going on? According to the Daily Mail, the Loch Ness monster may have switched sides, so to speak. See Has the Loch Ness Monster left Scotland for Down Under? Nessie-like creature spotted off Australia’s Magnetic Island.
And lastly, we have the reason why your irony meter may have exploded yesterday. The Discoveroids posted this thing at their creationist blog: For Telling the Truth About Alfred Russel Wallace, Historian Michael Flannery Is Slandered as a “Denialist”. Klinghoffer claims that Flannery has been “slandered”? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
Flannery is the Discoveroids’ favorite historian. He virtually deified Wallace for his confused writings late in life. In his dotage, Wallace had became a socialist and a seance attending mystic — see Wallace, Socialism, & More. Flannery, being thrilled by Wallace’s late-life babbling, turned him into a prophet of intelligent design. Flannery also conjured up a Darwin-Stalin linkage, which inspired us to write Discovery Institute: Beyond Despicable. And now Klinghoffer — who routinely blames Darwin for Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and even Manson — claims that someone is out there committing slander against Flannery, so he rushes to the defense of his Discoveroid colleague.
Anyway, that’s all we’ve got for you this morning. After you’ve digested these things, feel free to use the comments for an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Say what you will about science, politics, philosophy, economics, or whatever — but play by the rules. Okay, go to it!
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