Sunday, March 13, 2016

It's About Time, Right?

Disappointing that Wisconsin is NOT on this list.

...Elected officials in 10 states have proposed legislation that would opt their states out of daylight saving time including Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. ...

The time-shift was a fuel-saving tactic originating during WWI, and revived for WWII.  LBJ and Tricky Dick kept it alive, and the Moronic Congress of 2005 made it eight months long.

In Wisconsin, the Farm Lobby has fought to keep it because at one time, tractors did not have headlights (!!).  (At one time, tractors did not have onboard GPS or air-conditioned cabins, either.)

Regulating toilet-flushes, refrigeration agents, 'healthy' diets, automobiles, lightbulbs, and sleep patterns.  The Petty Dictators of D.C. revel in their silly sanctimonies.

The Wisconsin Pubbies, led by Scott Walker, have shown that the zeitgeist, even one originating in the 1910's, is fine with them.  They are well behind the curve on this issue, too.

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