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daylight saving time joke of the century

Florida wins a round. They blew fruitcake California into the tofu with this one.

Florida Says Yes to Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

The Daylight Saving Time Bill has been steadily moving up Florida’s state legislature since November. House Bill 1013 states “(…) it is the intent of the Legislature that daylight saving time shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state and all of its political subdivisions”.

The Bill will take effect on July 1, 2018 if Congress approves on the federal level.


I suppose there is a Cajun village somewhere in the marshes of Florida where they figger we allus got up at 7 and went to bed at 9. So a handful of false-ego-inflated political hacks can move them around the clock at a whim.

In the real world we get up when we wake up and take maximum advantage of the daylight hours. Politicians can name those hours any darn thing they want, but real people live in the real world. Oh, you wanna call the coffee hour “7”? Okay, call it “7”. 8, 6, 97, 356, what do I care what they call it?

Yeah, I tried one year not changing my time to suit their bogus clock spinning ritual, but couldn’t talk to anyone about time until I made the switch. Add this one to the “death and taxes” list.

Ah, but Floridian politicians have solved it. High noon is now 1100 hours… forever. O K. No change-o for us no mo.

I would still run my biological clock by natural events, but gotta admire the silliness of people who can imagine they are doing important stuff by moving the clocks for everyone in their state. Amazingly there are a pile of admirers who will unquestioningly, cheerfully move their daily schedule to synchronize with their government’s fantasy.

Don’t worry, Sunshine, we will protect you

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed off on the bill dubbed the “Sunshine Protection Act” on Friday, sending it to Congress. If approved, Daylight Saving Time (DST) will be permanent in the Sunshine State, eliminating the semi-annual practice.

Adding insult to injury, they now kneel before the body of political hacks the states originally created as subordinate and ask permission to adjust their clocks. Aaauuugh!

US Constitution 10th Amendment:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

NOWHERE in the Constitution of these United States is ANYTHING mentioned about time-keeping, clocks, or mystically pulling an extra hour out of the cosmos. Therefore, it falls to The States to conjure up this magic act… or not.

I’m with Arizona on this one. There is absolutely NO sense in high noon falling anywhere but at high noon. The other hours simply fall in place around that hard, physical reality. Yeah, a little drift left or right helps communities converse clearly about numerical time notations, but the best bet was railroad time. Some people with skin in the game needed consistent time numbering, invented it and replicated it. But they were intelligent enough to figure out that real people rose and set with the sun and their numbering system had darn well fall in line with community norms.

Worked fine until the Potomac Swamp diddled with it.