Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Congress Now Controls The Sun

This is far and away the stupidest thing I've ever read. Politics, global warming, and everything else aside, apparently this woman thinks that daylight savings time has some sort of an effect on how much sunshine there is in a given day.

Wow. That's amazing.

Although I linked to it, I'm including the entire text of her "article" here. Inevitably this article will be removed eventually. But it will be preserved here at Hooray Beer.

Also, I apologize in advance for increasing your stupidity by putting this in front of you. And I also apologize from taking us away from baseball and inane things. But at least I bumped the platypus off the top of the page.

Anyway, here's the story:

Daylight exacerbates warning
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 any reasonable person. As you know, Daylight Saving Time started almost a month early this year. You would think that members of Congress would have considered the warming effect that an extra hour of daylight would have on our climate. 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. CONNIE M. MESKIMEN / Hot Springs

I truly hope that not everyone in Arkansas is this stupid. Apparently the "letters to the editor" editor is equally stupid as he (she) left the title as "daylight exacerbates warning" instead of replacing "warning" with "warming". I suppose we should just be thankful for the well placed use of "exacerbates". That's a big word for folks from Arkansas.

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