Thursday, May 10, 2007

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

A friend e-mailed a copy of the following letter to me the other day.
Whether it is authentic or not is beyond my estimation.
If it isn't real, it is a wonderful prank.
If it is real, then I will seriously reconsider my stance on voting rights.

In a letter to the editor of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette dated Monday, April 16, 2007, Connie M. Meskimen of Hot Springs, Arkeesaw, outlined her fears about the members of Congress interfering with the natural order of the universe.
"You may have noticed that March of this year was particularly hot. As a matter of fact, I understand that it was the hottest March since the beginning of the last Century. All of the trees were fully leafed out and legions of bugs and snakes were crawling around during a time in Arkansas when, on a normal year, we might see a snowflake or two.

This should come as no surprise to a reasonable person, as you know, Daylight Savings Time started almost a month early this year.

You would think that the members of Congress would have considered the warming effect that an extra hour of sunlight would have on our climate.
(editors note:better read that again)
Or did they?

Perhaps this is another plot by a liberal Congress to make us believe that Global Warming is a real threat. Perhaps next time there should be serious studies performed before Congress passes laws with such far reaching effects."

How can one possibly question the urgency for implementing the No Child Left Behind program of edjumakasional reform that President Bush promised.
Does the writer actually believe that Congress, even a liberal one, has the power to make the Sun shine for an extra hour? I know that Daylight Savings Time is difficult for those of us still wrestling with VCRs, but I had no idea that some people gave politicians this much credit.
Perhaps blending Creationamalizm and Intelligent Design into the Science Curriculum weren’t such a grate idee’r afterall?
Either way, former Vice President and self proclaimed Creator of the Internet, Al Gore, who hails from neighbouring Tennessee, has really got his work cut out for him trying to explain the nuts and bolts of global warming to this particular concerned citizen.
The writer od this letter is obviously a proud Republican and Annie 'Git Yer Gun' Coulter, the GOP’s hottie/haughty voice of Conservatism, may finally be in jeopardy of being replaced as the trophy gal at the Good Old Boys Club.
How can we STOP politicians from playing dice with the Universe?

23 comments:

  1. Ann Coulter is pretty cuckoo methinks!!
    The only way to stop politicians from playing dice is to strap em all up and shoot them into outter orbit!!

    Just the plain moronic disregard to the environment is a little scary..

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  2. All those who have read His Dark Materials know that anyone going by the name of Coulter is not to be trusted.

    How do we stop politicians screwing up the environment? Taking away their vested interest might help. Why should the political system in developed countries be so expensive that rulers must be backed by coal and oil moguls, placing limitations upon their ability to rule effectively even before they come to power?

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  3. Exactly right, fathorse! Taking away their vested interest might help.
    Until they have nothing to do with big business, they will not stop playing dice with the Universe.
    Al Gore is just another guy who's jumped on the bandwagon. There is something very fishy about him. I wonder what he's getting out of it and who is greasing his palm.

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  4. She is a regular writer to the editor and the letter is a spoof on ignoramuses. Check "Snopes".
    As for Al Gore - I believe he gets $10,000 per lecture to spout the party line on warming. The sky is falling -oh no oh no!

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  5. As I watch the SouthEast burn down all around me, I smile with extreme predudice imagining the things I'd like to do to Ann Acoulter than involves leather and latex, and hope to live long enough to hear the grandchildren of the present day nay-sayers curse their grandparents for being so blatently fratricidal.

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  6. How can we STOP corporations from playing dice with the Universe?

    This might be a slightly more pertinent question since it is corporations, and not politicians, that are doing the super-polluting.

    Campaigning, educating, this blog post goes some small way doesn't it. Worrying, though, to look at the Bush administration's response to 9/11 'Okay, we'll go to war on terror' and the response to the flooding and widespread destruction in New Orleans 'Sign a global agreement on restrictions to greenhouse gas emissions? No thanks.'

    But the people get the politicians they elect (with a little help from the media corporations, course) and to blame politicians for not doing enough about climate change is good but they rule in the name of the people and we should strive to do more to protect our earth. It's not enough to say 'Well, if I was a politician I would protect the environment'. But, yes, we all do what we can.

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  7. Is this what people mean when they say they have
    SEEN THE LIGHT?

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  8. id say we spam them. for every bad science sheet they come out with, we spam them with 100 good science stuff. good trashes evil. eh?

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  9. In the days of Joh Bjelke-Petersen it was said (facetiously?)that he believed the sun shone out of his bum and he wasn't getting out of bed an hour early for anyone! Therefore, this State did not have Daylight Saving.

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  10. if I can be serious for a mo, which I barely ever am here (wrong colour pill): doesn't it have to be bottom up

    consumers can choose how to spend their money with the most ethical companies - householders can recycle and reuse and even turn off their lights when they walk out of a room and not leave gadgets on standby - drivers can buy more fuel efficient cars - there will soon be more choice regarding alternative/renerable energy - I shan't go on, you know what I mean

    when has a politician EVER got it right? let's face it - even if they'd listened to the science years ago, it would still be up to us to do the right thing

    (think I'll go back to humming BVs now)

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  11. That is more than a little disturbing...

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  12. My main concern is the extra sunlight fading the curtins, Class action to new curtins anyone?

    Im sure he meant well:)

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  13. perspective,
    Annie is losing a little traction now because the Prez and the Right are circling the drain. She's had her day in the Sun and soon shell be the hat check girl at the Pentagon.

    fathorse,
    The cost of mounting a campaign could feed the world!
    Never has so much been spent to so little effect! Of course the corporations or unions paying for it all want something in return so they sure as hell don't want the system to be fixed. The like the Beholdin' Method.

    cream,
    All politicians should dress like Race Car Drivers and have all of their sponsors logos all over their jumpsuits!
    Well how can Gore top inventing the Internet? I think that Jimmy Dean Sausages is his main sponsor.

    mr. rioso,
    Thank Heavens it is a lark. I knew that it was too good to be true!
    Thanks for the head's up and ruining my fun in the process.

    THE michael,
    Ann looks like a meat and potatos kind of gal to me? But hey ya never know? She is obviously into Negative Attention and her schtick is that she doesn't look the part.
    tick tock tick tock..

    Jammer,
    Even those with the best of intentions run into the brick wall when they finally get elected..the whole system needs to be rebooted. It's all FERSHLUGINA!

    steve,
    You and your 'bright' ideas!

    ghosty,
    Spam spam spam SPAM SPAM spam spam.

    dinahmow,
    HA We have a Province in Canada that refuses to participate too,
    Sasquatchewan.

    iltv,
    AND we can conserve energy by not writing out the commentors full name like I just did!

    stace,
    I was relieved that it was a lark but then again I was just as disappointed. Torn really. Oh well onwards and upwards and all that say wot!

    aidan,
    But an extra hour of light squeezed out of the Sun is good for crops and that means good for gettin' the Farm Vote in the Midwest! Yeehaw!

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  14. I'd so love to say that I run this off solar power (at least I save on punctuation!)

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  15. All of it went over my head. Well, I saved on my mind. Thanks!

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  16. iltv,
    oh yeah! I run mine on of kinetic energy. neener.

    gautami,
    You mean to tell me that a brilliant person like yourself from the world's largest democracy didn't know that politicians can control the Sun?

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  17. I didn't want to say anything at the time, but when I heard of this extra hour move, I figured the hippie liberals were behind it.

    They control everything. The media. Hollywood. And the amount of sunlight that hits the earth each day.

    Simply put, they are becoming too powerful, and need to be stopped.

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  18. "I can't believe that three republican candidates say they don't beleive in evolution," I says...

    A young-person-I know-but won't-identify replies, "Well, it IS kind of complicated and hard to believe."

    I immediately turned bright red...

    We were standing in line at the Arizona Science Center waiting to see Body Worlds 3...

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  19. anonymiebloggarz,
    Stickin' it to the man! The Hippys turned into Yuppys and now as they start to hit 60 they seem to be turning back into Hippys again?

    kindness,
    Ahem. I shudder to think what the actual percentage would be of Republicans who do NOT believe in Evolution...I won't even guess but I would safely assume that it's over 10%.

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  20. reyspoutine1:46 PM

    al gore never claimed to be the inventor of the internet.you make a mockery of the ideals of a free press.
    cease and desist.

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  21. In a March 1999 interview with Wolf Blitzer, Gore said, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."

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  22. oh my word thats funny... maybe people should be made to write an iq test before they're allowed to drive or vote! then again- maybe it was politicians who wiped out the dinosaurs...

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  23. angel,
    I was so relieved that the letter was a prank. I would be scared to test people on basic issues before they went in to vote...if we really knew how haphazardly we elected our governments (like we're doing next week) it would be totally depressing.

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