Once again, dear reader, the 31st of October is upon us — and you know what that means. As night falls, graves will open and the undead will rise. Ghosts, zombies, vampires, and other supernatural horrors will be creeping around. And among those horrors, creationists will be especially active
As if that weren’t bad enough, daylight saving time ends this Sunday, 03 November, at 2:00 AM. When you retire for the evening on Saturday, 02 November, you should have already re-set your clocks. Otherwise, you’ll wake up on Sunday morning and think it’s 7:00, but you’ll be out of sync with everyone else in your time zone, for whom it’s only 6:00.
This insanity is due to the annual end of daylight saving time. Back in March we were required to set our clocks ahead an hour. This weekend’s adjustment will undo that chronological perversion, until the madness starts all over again next year. As they say: spring forward, fall back.
What bothers us most is the disruption of our dog’s feeding schedule. Politicians may be crazy, but dogs aren’t. On Sunday, she’ll be expecting her evening meal at 6:00 when it’s still daylight, but our reset clocks will say it’s only 5:00, so she’ll have to wait an hour. This is animal cruelty! We usually get her adjusted by feeding her when the clock says 5:30 — only a half hour late by her reckoning. After a few days of that, we’ll gradually do it later, until she’s accustomed to being fed an hour later. And then, next year, the craziness will start again!
We’re previously written about this tyrannical mandate, which (in the US) is the result of the Uniform Time Act — an intolerable governmental intrusion into our lives which upsets the natural order of things twice a year.
Last year, Florida passed a bill that would keep the state on daylight saving time all year round, thus ending the twice-a-year clock changing adventure — but it requires federal approval which has been withheld. For some reason, Hawaii doesn’t have daylight saving time, nor does Arizona (except for the territory of the Navajo Nation). Otherwise, the whole US is subject to the tyranny. We don’t know the situation in the rest of the world.
Have you ever wondered why no major politician ever speaks out to protest this twice-a-year craziness? It’s because they’re all in on the conspiracy. They like the power. If we comply with something as goofy as this, then we’ll meekly fall in line and do anything else they demand. It’s time (so to speak) to take a stand. We call on the people currently running for office to speak out against this tyranny. If you love liberty, repeal Daylight Saving Time!
Halloween is usually a slow day for creationism news, so we declare this post to be another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
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