Monday, November 24, 2008

Down with DST!!!

If I'd have known that Obama was against Daylight Savings Time, I might have been persuaded to donate to his campaign when he was running. I've always hated DST as the reasons for it - save energy and makes it safer for kids at school, just didn't seem right when looking at waking up in the dark and getting home from work in the dark. 

Now it's unclear from various blogs reporting this if Obama is actually considering this, or if he should be considering it, but if the former is true his approval rating in this household would go way up.

The Rational Moderate


Pete said...

I thought daylight savings time wasn't required by federal law. Though I am also completely against it, especially since I am of the opinion that time itself is totally arbitrary.

Sodfather said...

I'm late to the party on the DST thing, but I have to say that I kind of enjoy it (but wouldn't particularly miss it if it were gone).

My rationale is that, as a gardener who puts in 40-60 hours a week outside, an extra hour of daylight in the evenings is a great thing for me. Plus, from late spring through midsummer, the sun's up early enough on the weekends that I can be outside by 5 AM.

For people less addicted to the outdoors, your mileage may differ. :-)