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Dannydoyle
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On 2010-03-14 19:17, balducci wrote:
From one of the links I posted:

Indiana has long been a hotbed of Daylight Saving Time controversy. Historically, the state's two western corners, which fall in the Central Time Zone, observed DST, while the remainder of the state, in the Eastern Time zone, followed year-round Standard Time. An additional complication was that five southeastern counties near Cincinnati and Louisville unofficially observed DST to keep in sync with those cities. Because of the longstanding feuds over DST, Indiana politicians often treated the subject gingerly. In 1996, gubernatorial candidate Rex Early firmly declared, "Some of my friends are for putting all of Indiana on Daylight Saving Time. Some are against it. And I always try to support my friends."

In April 2005, Indiana legislators passed a law that implemented Daylight Saving Time statewide beginning on April 2, 2006.


Yea I figured it would be there. Why couldn't they fix it back in maybe 1992? THAT would have been helpful!
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It's really a good time to stay up until 1:59 AM on March 13-14 to watch a Daylight Savings Time-automatic clock go right from 1:59 to 3:00. Totally worth it.
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On 2010-03-14 19:17, Al Angello wrote:
Danny
I was merely being kind to our distinguished former president, and I am sure that Mr. Bush had a good reason to change it. The fact that it is not clear to me is irrelevent.


Possibly the same good reasons that our distinguished current president had for voting in favor of it, when he was a distinguished senator.
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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The bill that extended DST, btw, was a huge bill with many various energy-related provisions. The change to DST was one small portion of it.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Bit me in the butt this morning. I came down at 6:00 AM, all ready to get showered and leave at 6:55 to catch a 7:00 bus... then my son came down, looked at the DVD player (which reset automatically) and said; "Dad, how come it's 7:00?"

*sigh* Half an hour late for work!
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By calling various people distinguished gentlemen I believe that it has taken the edge off of the conversation. LOL
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Actually by showing how little you know about things like how bills are passed, and not knowing much about them explains a lot.

I know it is popular to blame the guy in the White Houe, but come on you should know better. Unless they had control fo congress, it is not totally the big guys fault. Now they HAD control for maybe 2 years right? Here is some help. http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_law.html

Now is one of the times when the same party has complete control of each house of congress, so it could be said it is the top guys fault.

Odd how so much of what you hate Bush for, your guy Obama voted for isn't it?

Sorry to make sense like that and confuse you.

I am personally a fan of one party in the Executive brance and one in the Legislative branch. Gridlock is not always a bad thing.
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Here in Queensland, long known as the most conservative state in Australia (which means we're positively communist compared to anywhere in the US) Daylight Saving, which is long established in the rest of the country, has always been resisted.

Folks here have argued that the extra hour of sunlight would fade the curtains, increase skin cancers, and confuse the cows about milking time.

In the 1970's the virtual dictator of our state, Sir Joh Bjelke Petersen - a self righteous, right wing religious idealogue who'd gerrymandered electorates so his corrupt government retained power on not much more than 20% of the vote, absolutely rejected the idea of DS and suggested it was part of the great communist conspiracy to undermine the western democracies. Bob Hawke, then head of the trade union movement, and later probably our most popular Prime Minister ever, won Australian hearts by suggesting Sir Joh would not introduce DS because he thought the sun shone out of his arse and he wasn't getting out of bed an hour early for anyone.
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One good reason for DST (especially in this economy) is that it does change behaviors- with an extra hour of daylight, people tend to go out to the mall or the ballpark more. However, that's about the only thing it does anymore- any energy savings from one factor is offset by loss of efficiency from another factor.

So if they stopped lumping it with an energy program, it might at least produce fewer grumblings about useless government intervention with clocks. (And more grumblings about government intervention in our economy, no doubt.)
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