Ted’s essays

halfwits messing with every dang clock in my life

They just do this to prove their power over us. There is no positive purpose whatsoever.

You would have expected us to be smarter than that, or have our politicians under better control by now.


A Tulsa publisher looks at it:

‘Spring forward’ has lots of haters,
so why has daylight saving time been so hard to change?

Bitterroot Bugle looks at it:
My post four years ago.

daylight savings

Sure is a shame about the hour I am losing this weekend.

It was the one I intended to spend worshiping our government.

While there is even a .gov website describing circadian rhythms, other than the governments of Arizona and Hawaii, the rest of the governments within the USofA seem to be clueless about it.

I’ll put it in simple terms even a legislator can comprehend:

Messing with our clocks messes us up.

The ONLY purpose it serves is to twice every year demonstrate governmental control over our daily lives.

It COSTS the economy money.
It kills hundreds of people every year.
And, most importantly,
It pisses me off.

One year I skipped it…
for a while.
It was tedious, and eventually I quit correcting everyone I talked to in a time-related subject and adjusted my timepieces to fit in with the masses.

I do love Zulu, UTC or Greenich Mean Time as used by time-zone spanning communities such as amateur radio. Same time round the world, year-round.

Much of my life was spent self-employed. While I changed my clocks to fit in, I did not change my circadian rhythms. Sunlight, sunset, high-noon all continue to disregard our lame-brained politicians. So do I… whenever possible.

I’ll change my clocks again. But once more it will be with a black mark against every politician I can think of… that will linger for 365 days afterward… times twice a year. That’s a lot of black ink on their hides.