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Well, friends, we set our clocks ahead an hour this weekend. How did that work out for you? Were you late for church? Were you on time, but tired when you got there? Were you tired at work today? Do you have young children who don't understand why their bedtime was suddenly an hour earlier? Could you come up with a reasonable explanation for why?

Daylight Saving Time is an idea whose time has come. Truth be told, it was a bad idea from the start, but it has no business staying around anymore. It's a lie -- you can't lose an hour; you can't gain one. All we do is shift the hour hands on our clocks around and tell each other that it makes sense. But it doesn't make sense.

As you know, I am a vocal advocate for eliminating Daylight Saving Time. Studies show that it wastes energy and costs more and is responsible for increased death and injury rates. Obviously, this is a horrible practice that should be abolished -- we are slaves to DST.

Last year, Congress actually lengthened Daylight Saving Time. Our government is clearly out of touch.

It's time we took our clocks back.

This November, it's time to send the politicians a message. It's time to let them know that we don't want to pretend anymore. It's time to get someone in DC who will work to change the law, not the clocks.

This is why I urge you to vote for me for President this year. No, you won't find my name on the ballots. You're going to have to write my name in.

My campaign is centered around the elimination of Daylight Saving Time. When I am elected President, the first thing I will do is work with Congress to pass a bill completely striking down DST once and for all. This is an issue that hurts everyone, and I'm the only candidate who is interested in addressing it.

Dr. Mellow for President: It's time for a change.

Comments

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fettman
Mar. 11th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm fettman and I approve this message.
Political ad paid for by the Dr. Mellow for President campaign.
yesthatjill
Mar. 11th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
I am a single issue voter. Dr. Mellow for President!
eagle243
Mar. 11th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
You've got my vote.

Seriously.
meep
Mar. 11th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
Expanded slogan:

It's time for a change to not change the time.
meep
Mar. 11th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
By the way, I've been trying to expand your reach:
http://rgoing.livejournal.com/192642.html
meep
Mar. 11th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, guess I should have read that entire comment thread.
drmellow
Mar. 11th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
I appreciate the support -- theevilhalf tipped me off yesterday....

Down with DST!
prester_scott
Mar. 11th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
I still think you would make a far better President than any of the current candidates.
drmellow
Mar. 11th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Me, too.

It's really sad, but it's true.
0ccam
Mar. 11th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Devil's Advocate
I really hate the Devil's Saving Time, but it does give me time after work to go grab a geocache or a waymark.

On the other hand, if work was 7 to 4 and there was no DST, the same thing would be accomplished.

Without unnecessary laws.
drmellow
Mar. 11th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Devil's Advocate
On the other hand, if work was 7 to 4 and there was no DST, the same thing would be accomplished.

Without unnecessary laws.


That's exactly what I was going to say. If you have any sort of flexibility with your job, take advantage of that instead of relying on these unnecessary laws to force a lie on us all.
damnedrodan
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Excellent. This may be the tipping point in my deciding whom to vote for. ;)
christtrekker
Oct. 24th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
This is your most recent DST post, so I thought I'd point at http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/23/1924259 ...
drmellow
Oct. 24th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll keep my eye on it.
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