Highwaygirl banner

April 07, 2005

Here Comes the Sun

I'm just not understanding this - Congress wants to pass a bill to extend daylight-saving time.

Theoretically, Congress can pass a bill for just about anything. They can reschedule New Year's Day for July 17 and say that A.M. and P.M. are now switched.

But as far as I know, they can't do anything about the amount of time it takes the Earth to orbit the sun, the degree of planetary tilt, the rotation of the planets, etc.

Of course, Tom "Screw Ethics" DeLay might have something to say about that.

I know I'm missing something basic here. What is it?

"Extending daylight-saving time makes sense, especially with skyrocketing energy costs," said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, who along with Rep. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, co-sponsored the measure.

"The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use," said Markey.

Well, yeah, that I do understand, but - Congress can't mandate how much daylight we actually have. Right?

I'm confused.

Posted by Highwaygirl on April 7, 2005 11:50 AM to the category Current Affairs

Based on my limited understanding, what the bill would do is adjust the hours of the day to more closely match the time that the sun is up.

That way, the sun isn't shining at 5:30 AM. You're actually up moving and grooving instead of trying to sleep with that annoying beam of sun sneaking past your windowshade.

Posted by: Phildozer at April 7, 2005 12:26 PM

Don't try to understand it. Just know that, despite contradicting actions, Congress is NOT trying to play God or control Mother Nature or any of that funny business. Besides, don't you have a job to be at? Quit questioning our government.

I'm sorry if that was over-saturated with sarcasm.

Posted by: Indigo at April 7, 2005 05:43 PM

Face it the government is Cracked beyond any fathomable logic. And knowing how egocentric some of these government officials are, it wouldn't suprise me if one of those retards got it in their skull that they could play God. But Phildozer made a valid point... tho I feel that he has far too much faith in the cognitive ablities of our great government.

On another note... I don't hate this country, I love it... I wouldn't want to be any other place.

Posted by: Ravenous Fangs at April 24, 2005 02:24 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?

click to make your selection bold click to make your selection italic click to add a link
Highlight the text you wish to modify, then click on the bold, italics, or link button.

The bold, italics, and link buttons only work in IE 5+ on the PC.