Daylight Savings vibes
— Nicole Trauma Llama ?? APRN, CNS (@TraumaSoapBoxes) March 12, 2023
The age of the morning people is over. The time of the night owls has come. https://t.co/g1pV5LFUAF
— Inez Stepman ?????? (@InezFeltscher) March 11, 2023
I personally would be glad if my junior senator could get what he wants here, but since I spent 15 years in Michigan (at the far western end of the eastern time zone), I wouldn’t bet a storebought cookie on his chances…
Once again, Americans will set their clocks forward an hour this Sunday — teeing up more evening sunshine but also a few days of confused circadian rhythms, missed appointments and groggy mornings from coast to coast.
And once again, the lawmaker dubbed the “Sun King” is vowing that this can be the year that Congress ends the nation’s much-maligned, twice-yearly time changes.
“Americans want more sunshine in the chilly, winter months, and Congress can deliver that to them,” said Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who got the Sun King nickname after he passed legislation extending daylight saving time in 1985, and again in 2005. Now, Markey is one of the sponsors of a bipartisan bill that would allow states to lock in permanent daylight saving time, enabling them to “spring forward” one final time and never “fall back” again…
The twice-yearly time change has long vexed Americans, who generally say in surveys that they want to do away with it, but aren’t unified on how to replace it. Studies have also shown a greater risk of heart attacks, strokes and traffic accidents in the days immediately after a time change. According to a 2022 Monmouth University poll, 44 percent of respondents wanted permanent daylight saving time, 13 percent wanted permanent standard time — and 35 percent wanted to stick with the system we have.
The fight has drawn an array of unlikely combatants: school groups fretting about children waiting at dark bus stops, golf course owners who want to maximize hours that players can spend on the links and religious Americans who worry about missing morning prayers before work. The American Medical Association also waded in last November with an endorsement of permanent standard time.…
I’m retired, apart from the hours I put in on this blog every day, so switching to permanent standard time would be fine by me as well. It’s the switching-over part that breaks our brains twice a year, after all.
Just because it made me laugh out loud:
(Drew Sheneman via GoComics.com)