This is from the Central New York edition of Time Warner's 24-hour-news cable franchises, regarding the extension of Daylight Savings Time another week.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 which was designed to cut down on energy use caused daylight saving time to begin three weeks earlier this year in March. It was also extended an extra week in the fall, meaning it won't end until November fourth.
The act was seen a benefit to farmers, giving them a few extra hours of sunlight, meaning more time for harvesting. The change will also provide extra safety for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
Oh that's rich all right. The candy multinationals have been trying to get Daylight Savings extended past Halloween for years. Apparently kids aren't Trick-or-Treating enough in the dark and it was cutting into the companies rightful profits. And cutting down on energy use? I have a question for the ex-Congressman (who shoved this bill through) turned UMass prez from Massachusetts Marty Meehan: HEY LAMEBRAIN, IT'S DARK NOW WHEN I GET UP TO GO TO WORK. IS THE POWER I'M USING EARLY IN THE MORNING ANY DIFFERENT FROM THE POWER I WOULD BE USING IN THE EVENING, YOU KNOW IF IT WERE DARK THEN INSTEAD OF IN THE MORNING?
Idiots. We are ruled by idiots.