I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Daylight Savings Time is stupid.
The move to turn the clocks forward by an hour on March 11 rather than the usual early April date was mandated by the U.S. government as an energy-saving effort. But other than forcing millions of drowsy American workers and school children into the dark, wintry weather three weeks early, the move appears to have had little impact on power usage. “We haven’t seen any measurable impact,” said Jason Cuevas, spokesman for Southern Co., one of the nation’s largest power companies, echoing comments from several large utilities.
The comments of his post go on to say…
Actually, it was passed with evidence that it would not work: http://www.ucei.berkeley.edu/PDF/csemwp
The thought of politicians jumping up and down yelling “We’ve got to -do- something, gentlemen” reminds me of an exchange from Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles:
Governor William J. Le Petomane: HOLY UNDERWEAR! People murdered? Innocent women and children blown to bits? We must do something to protect our phoney-baloney jobs people. Harumph! Harumph!
All of the governor’s lackeys but one chant along with him: Harumph! Harumph!
Governor: I didn’t get a harumph out of that guy.
Another lackey: Give the governer a harumph!
Governor: You watch your ass.