This is my bi-annual reminder that this Saturday we move our clocks back by an hour and my reminder that it’s stupid. I’ve been posting this since 2006 and will continue to do so until we do away with Daylight Savings Time.
When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I’m going to pass a law getting rid of Daylight Savings Time. I don’t know if other countries do this. I do know that not all the U.S. states abide by it. Daylight Savings Time was created about 100 years ago to give farmers more daylight in which to do their work in the fields. Call me crazy, but why the hell didn’t someone just suggest that the lazy ass farmers drag themselves out of a bed a little earlier each day? Because those cud chewing, overall wearing, udder jerking lay-abouts can’t be bothered to set their alarm clocks we’re all stuck changing time?
I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but about 6 or 7 years ago the U.S. Congress, in another colossal waste of their time and our tax dollars, extended daylight savings time by a few weeks on either end. First off, why isn’t it called daylight spending time since we are using more daylight in the summer months? Secondly, at this point the farmers (except the creepy Amish ones) all have electricity and alarm clocks, which may not have been the case 100 years ago. I can get away with saying that about the Amish because my demographic data shows that for some reason I have very low readership among the Amish. I guess they just don’t get me. Reportedly the reason Congress did this is to save energy. How will changing our clocks twice a year save energy? Don’t we set our thermostats and use heat based on the outdoor temperature, not how light out it is? I’d like to save the energy I expend changing my clocks! I’d like Congress to tell me when I get that back. Congress has again proven to be the biggest collection of morons outside of…well…I guess I can’t think of a bigger collection. Why doesn’t Congress set their alarm clocks an hour earlier so they can get up early and get more of this important work done?
B.T. dubs, if we set our clocks back an hour now but we turn them ahead in the Spring, over the course of a year what difference does it make? If we learned anthying from Marty McFly it was that we shouldn’t muck about with time. Also, according to statistics the day after we change our clocks there are more workplace injuries, car accidents, and for the day, a 10% rise in heart attacks.
I for one am not going to go for this stupid daylight savings time thing anymore. I don’t work at a farm or for Congress, so I told my boss that for 6 months I’ll be to work an hour early or late, however it works out. When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, this is going to change.
If you’d like to support my bid for President or Sexiest Man Alive, please hit the Facebook, Twitter or re-blog share button below, but hurry because you have an hour less to do it in this weekend. Or is it an hour more? Have a great day! ~Phil
Once again, you never cease to amaze with your words! Hilarious and true!
I’ll vote for you for President. I’m biased when it comes to sexiest man alive, my hubby is pretty sexy now let me tell you.
I respect your right to your opinion regarding Sexiest Man Alive and I thank you for your vote for the Presidency.
Let me be the first sir, to endorse you -Phil – as candidate for president of the United States 2016! & Please get rid of this ridiculous daylight savings time. Which means that I now get to cancel my plans for my heart attack in April of 2017. Thanks Mr President
Thank you Lorenzo!
Okay, so this one I do remember. You know, this is a great way to keep track of what are truly your best blogs…the ones readers (or maybe just me) remember! Anyway, I don’t remember what I commented last time so…how’s the Amish readership going? I don’t know about you but my stats are booming over there.
My readership among the Amish is up. I think I totally got swag with the Amish.
You have me to thank for that, you know. Let’s just say I’ve been going in to the Amish communities with some very interesting propaganda.
Are there Amish communities in California?
Hey, I have traveled far and wide to spread the word (or if you seriously want to know, not that I have seen).
I believe we move our clocks one hour back, not forward on Saturday night.
Spring ahead, Fall behind.
Aaah! You caught me! I post this both in the Spring and the Fall and missed changing all the references.
We did it last weekend so does that mean we’re a week and an hour ahead of you?
Yes. Where are you?
Devon in England!
I suppose even the presidents have a slow day to pass such bills…. daylight spending indeed…. 😀