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If bill passes, it’s Daylight Saving Time in Tennessee … permanently. Dark by 5:30 is bullshit.

12 Responses to “Here’s hoping”

  1. Fred Says:

    I like being sprung forward myself but honestly, just freakin pick one and leave it there, ugh.

  2. JTC Says:

    Add to one end take from the other, that’s the bullshit.

    Like Fred, I’ve always said leave it alone. Standard time.

  3. poobie Says:

    standard time == sad time. I’m with Unc – dark at 530 is bullshit.

  4. Paul Koning Says:

    Technically they’d be on Central Standard Time year-around. That’s because you can’t legally change the daylight savings rules — but you can elect not to have daylight savings at all, and you can pick your time zone. It’s the same thing as “eastern daylight time year around” just renamed to keep the feds at bay.

  5. Jay Eimer Says:

    The “excuse” for DST was that there’s more light in the evening after the 9-5ers get off work. TRUE. The excuse for not staying on it year round was the poor kiddies waiting for the bus in the dark in the winter. So move school times from 7-3 to 8-4 or 9-5!

    I’d rather have a half hour daylight when I get home than when I leave for work.

    Today my sunrise was about 7:30 and sunset will be 5:50. If we were on DST now it would still be light enough to hit some golf balls or shoot some steel at 7PM, but I’m not doing either at 7:30am – I’m in the shower! Plus it’s a lot warmer in the evening most days.

  6. HL Says:

    As previously stated, we don’t wan Standard time. We want Daylight time. Keep that shit straight, because it matters.

  7. Ron W Says:

    @HL, Yes! Just do it!

  8. JTC Says:

    Old Farmer Frank waxed the poetic and profound truth of this shit before he plowed his last furrow and placed his last byline, don’t know if his work is still accessible.

  9. Ish Says:

    Correct me if Im wrong, but even if this bill passes, the Earth will continue to rotate at ~460 meters per second, the Earth will still have a ~23.5 axial tilt, and Tennessee will remain right where it is at ~35 North by 86 West? Right?

    The amount of daylight and darkness will not, does not, and barring major cosmological events cannot be changed. The sun rises when it rises and sets when it sets.

    Daylight Saving Time is incredibly dumb.

  10. rickn8orr Says:

    Ish, but this will occupy Tennessee legislators, keeping them from discussing (and possibly going on record for)controversial and divisive issues during an election year.

    Next, making pi equal to 3.00000.

  11. SayUncle Says:

    All compelling, well-reasoned arguments against my position. But none of them change the fact that dark at 5:30 is bullshit.

  12. JTC Says:

    “…dark at 5:30 is bullshit.”

    Each of us has a right to our opinions.

    But not the right to inflict them on others.