back to the future hilarious but please don’t mess with my clock….

When told the reason for Daylight Saving Time the old Indian said,
“Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and
sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.”

Author unknown

From Michael Levin, Fox News…

Time travel isn’t just part of the plot line for science fiction books and films.
Like Michael J. Fox in the three “Back to the Future” films,
most of us travel backward and forward in time on a regular basis –
and now we’re doing it again.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, daylight saving time begins.
We “spring forward” one hour – even though the season of spring doesn’t begin until March 20.
And we’ll travel backward in time on at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 when we “fall back” in time.
At least then we’ll be doing so in the right season, since fall begins Sept. 23.

But if Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, both Florida Republicans, have their way,
our forward and backward travels through time will come to an end.
They filed a bill in the Senate Wednesday to extend daylight saving time for the entire year.
They call it the Sunshine Protection Act.

The senators introduced the bill because the Florida Legislature voted last year
to adopt year-round daylight saving time.
But the change can’t take effect unless Congress changes federal law.

Currently, only Hawaii and Arizona are exempt from the Uniform Time Act enacted in 1966
to make daylight saving time nationwide.

Rubio and Scott said in a joint news release that making daylight saving time
permanent across the nation would reduce a lot of bad things, including:
car crashes, car accidents involving pedestrians, heart attacks,
strokes, seasonal depression, robberies, childhood obesity and energy use.

Hmm … that sure sounds good. If we moved our clocks forward
two hours would we get twice as much benefit?

Rubio introduced the Sunshine Protection Act last year and it went nowhere in Congress.
So maybe he and Scott need to think about rebranding the
legislation this year to help it become law now.

We can start with a new name.
“Sunshine Protection” sounds like the name of a suntan lotion you buy at the drugstore.

The senators need a name the media will go wild over, giving their legislation massive news coverage.
How about: The Yellow New Deal? After all, sunshine is basically yellow,
at least when little kids draw it with crayons.

More importantly, the media write and broadcast news stories every day about
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal,
an impossible socialist dream that would send our economy into a tailspin
and turn America into another Venezuela.

And if they want their bill to mooooove through Congress,
Rubio and Scott need to emphasize that it will make dairy cows a lot happier,
since they won’t have to adjust to new milking times.
That’s a heck of a lot better than the fate awaiting cows under the Green New Deal,
which calls for getting rid of them because of the global warming caused by –
pardon the expression – cow farts.

The Yellow New Deal would also makes airlines happier,
because they won’t have to keep changing their schedules twice a year.

As far as I can tell, Amtrak doesn’t really operate on a fixed schedule,
so it wouldn’t be affected. Trains just sort of show up from time to time,
so that wouldn’t change.

And if the Yellow New Deal becomes law, millions of Americans will be very happy
not to have to change their clocks twice a year. No one will be embarrassingly
late for church or soccer practice or whatever else they do on Sunday mornings,
so that’s a positive.

On balance, I’m in favor of the bill.

But the senators from Florida need to be careful for what they wish for.
Ocasio-Cortez and her far-left supporters of the Green New Deal are trying
to increase governmental control over the climate, the economy, health care,
and pretty much everything else in our lives.

The Green New Deal is already attracting a lot of criticism due to its hefty cost.
So the radical left may try to add some amendments to the Yellow New Deal
to try to sneak through (or pay for) some of the same provisions they won’t
get if the Green New Deal fails.

The real threat to sunlight, Democrats will surely argue,
is Global Darkening. So they may add an amendment making it illegal for the sun
to go down before 10 p.m. If the other things in the Green New Deal are possible,
so is legislating the actions of the sun.

That extra hours of sunlight, the Democrats can will argue,
would allow workers to work overtime to earn more money,
which would be taxed at a new 100 percent tax rate.
That could pay for a tiny part of the costs for the retrofitting of buildings and
all the other wild ideas in the Green New Deal.

But perhaps the best argument the senators can make for instituting
daylight saving time 365 days a year is that Russia no longer observes it.
That should prove, beyond a doubt, that there was “no collusion”
with the Russians in drawing up the bill springing us forward once and for all.

Who can possibly argue with a plan that would move America forward and leave Russia behind?

18 comments on “back to the future hilarious but please don’t mess with my clock….

  1. You are hilarious! Gotta love it! 🙂 ❤ ❤

  2. I’m telling you— keep it consistent— this back and forth is killing me!! ⏱⏰🕰

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    Hahaha – good one! I love the idea of the Yellow New Deal, but it does have a liberal ring to it. Just think, we could add a new color deal for every color in the Crayola 64 count box. Enough for at least 3 years of NEW DEALS. I have my doubts if fushia or olive drab would fly.

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  5. Elihu says:

    Honestly, I’m good with them keeping us where we are now. Changing the clocks always messes with kids and adults. It takes me at least a week to get back on track!

    • Elihu says:

      Maybe I should clarify… when I say “keep us where we are” I mean—let’s not flip back and forth anymore. Let’s make this the final time change and be done with it. My daughter was born during the “fall back” which meant the nurses couldn’t remember when to wake me up, which of course meant I got even less sleep than the hour or so I normally got…Oddly enough, that same kid can hardly handle the time changes. She becomes an emotional mess for at least a week.

      • I hear you!
        I hate the switching back and forth!
        I especially hated it when I was teaching.
        I wish they’d stick with one of the two and must be done with it.
        They tout all the benefits yet I read various studies that claim there are more heart attacks following the change as well as more traffic accidents…in part due to folks being so tired.
        We already run ourselves ragged while stretching ourselves thin enough with the time in our lives—why cut it even further away?
        I was telling my husband just yesterday how when I son was a baby (30 years ago) how difficult the time changes were in trying to keep a routine with bedtime and sleep.’
        This morning he reported how grumpy our 1 year old granddaughter was this morning not wanting to get up for daycare.
        I don’t care which one they choose—(although the one we just left is our origianl) but just picking one and keeping it while letting the seasons do their own thing…would be grand!!!!

      • Elihu says:

        Yes! I totally know what you’re talking about. I have 3 kids and I think this is the first time in 11 years when the shock hasn’t been as severe…

  6. Tricia says:

    Nice Julie, very funny! I’m all for permanent Daylight Savings Time, bring on the New Yellow Deal!

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    The Green New Deal is terrible! But this “Sunshine” law is something I can support

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