Skip to comments.Lawmaker hopes upcoming daylight savings will be Tennessee's last
Posted on 03/08/2014 4:16:33 AM PST by don-o
When Tennesseans spring ahead this weekend, it could be the last time they change clocks.
That is, if a bill sponsored by state Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, goes through. Todds bill calls for the state to stay on daylight saving time all year round. As usual, people are advised to set their clocks ahead one hour as the time change goes into affect at 2 a.m. Sunday. If the bill is written into law, it would be the last time adjustments would be made and no more clock changes would occur.
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I want this to happen.
I would prefer to stay on standard time, but eliminating the 2x switch is better than how it is now.
The thing that has always bothered me when they have expanded daylight savings time is the kids that walk to and wait for the school bus while it is still pitch black outside.
In fact, push the daylight as late into the day as possible. How drab would it be to come home from work in the middle of summer to a sunset? On the other hand, how great would it be to come home from work in June or July, fire up the grill and sit in your backyard for hours before the sun sets.
Make it so you get a sunset in summer around 9 or 9:30 pm and I can live with that. You would even still have some daylight left in the middle of winter on the way home from work.
Dark mornings, I think we can learn to deal with.
Gee, I forgot what DST was when I left Tennessee, and the USSA.
We are such stupid sheep that we let the D. C. masters tell us what time we have to get up in the morning....and how much water we can have to flush our toilet. From that point on, have you ever counted the number of Federal and State laws you comply with every day? It is staggering....and yet we call ourselves “free.”
Since you are a deserter, I advise all FReepers to ignore your comment.
I already live on EDT.
At some point in the not to distant pass, my old body determined to hell with it. I function on daylight time. So, I fall asleep or wake at pretty much the same time regardless of what the clock says.
Curiously my wife seems stuck om EST. We live an hour apart
Since I live two miles from the Tennessee border and work there I personally hope this does not go through
I love that extra hour of daylight in the evening. I always have.
That’s what I think about it. Stupid, is what we do now and it continues unabated except for AZ and I think Hawaii.
I can sympathize. I have a family member who lived in the central time zone and worked in the eastern time zone. She managed that schedule for more than ten years.
Only an hour away; still to close. :-)
Here in Arizona, many of us look forward to having the sun set in June or July. Fortunately, Arizona stays on Standard Time all year.
Does that actually happen anywhere on standard time?
Also, recall that the current imposition of "savings time" originated from Jimmy Carter's response to the Arab oil embargo of the 1970's. It was supposed to decrease oil imports, which, of course, it never did.
Previously it was imposed as "war time" to increase agricultural production. I am not sure if the crops grew faster and lusher or not. I rather doubt it.
Myself, I want a 13th month added to the calendar, so I get an additional Social Security check.
Except the Navajo reservation. To visitors traveling back and forth between Arizona, the Navajo Reservation and Utah, it is hard to keep track of the time.
Plus one and minus one is hard? All righty, then.
But seriously, this debate has been going on in Tennessee for a half-century or so. The fact that Tennessee is in two time zones (the Eastern/Central line runs between Knoxville and Nashville) adds another complication, particularly for those who live near the line.
In the 1960s or 70s, in Nashville, the two major newspapers, the Tennessean (the morning paper, solidly Democratic), and the Banner (the evening paper, staunchly Republican), though under separate ownership, were printed in the same building. On the front of the building was a vertical sign, bearing "Tennessean" on one side, and "Banner" on the other, with a two-faced clock underneath it. Yep, you guessed it: during daylight saving time, the two clock faces showed two different times.
I don't know which paper had which position. But some of the anti-DST people were Christian fundamentalists, who regarded standard time as "God's time," not to be interfered with by mere mortals.
“Since you are a deserter, I advise all FReepers to ignore your comment.”
Welcome to the “dog in a manger” club.
If enjoying one’s own life is viewed as “desertion”, what can I say? The country CHOSE what they have. I choose to have my own life. It does not include Barky Obumbo telling me how to live. If he is your guy, so be it. Love it.
I know what a Marxist society is. I choose to avoid it.
I agree. Late sunsets and early morning sunrises were never a problem for me.
That’s true. I forgot about the reservation.
Nice, but is Tennessee doing good that it has this to pass.
I am generally nervous and suspicion when ANY legislative body is in session. The historic tendency is for all of them to pass ever more laws. We actually have so many laws that it is impossible for a citizen to obey them all.
This particular legislation I like because it corrects an over reach of the federal power.
No, the arithmetic for one hour is not the problem.
Keeping track of where you are and where you are going to be at some predetermined time and then calculating the time required for a calculated distance is the problem.
“Nice, but is Tennessee doing good that it has this to pass.”
Tennessee, in my opinion, is as fine as any state in the union. Years ago, the state motto was “The Three States of Tennessee”, referring to the diversity of west, central, and east If you could lop off west Tennessee, it would truly be as fine as any state.
Same thing for work...change the damn hours. Robots don't tell time.
DST destroyed the drive in movie business...
I can’t help but think the story is misreported.
Std = 8 eastern, 7 central
Dst = 9 eastern, 8 central.
Right now, East TN is on eastern time, and then central and west TN is on central time. I can see East TN being on EST in the winter and then CDT in the summer (thus they would not change their clocks)....but would Memphis really want to be on EST in the winter?
The legislation as I’ve heard it described is to permanently remain on DST. Not for the entire state to be on one time. Lots of people would prefer the state be on Eastern time, but I work with people in NY, Texas and LA via conference calls. I don’t want to move to Eastern and be 3 hours different than LA. I like splitting the difference. I think a better idea is for the US to split into two timezones.
If we could convince the AGWers that DST causes global warming because the Sun stays up longer before it has to go to bed I think we could get rid of it in no time at all!!!
That reminds me of the joke:
A guy calls the pizza place and orders a pizza. The order taker asks, “Do you want this cut in 6 slices or 8 slices?” The guy says, “Cut it in 6 slices. I don't think I can eat 8 slices.”
I keep telling all the FReepers who “can’t stand daylight time” to move there. And they can vote against McLame in the 2016 R primary.
Kids can adapt.
Here’s the solution I always get hit with...home school.
Excuse what? I said what I think on the subject.
If I were to return to Tennessee, I would live in the area of Monteagle/Sewanee. There is no better land on God’s earth that is any better.
A wise old Indian once said that ,”White man is crazy if he thinks he can cut one foot off one end of his blanket and sew it on the other end and have more blanket’”
Straw man argument. Nobody is making the case that Daylight Savings time increases the amount of daylight. Instead, we are talking about "shifting" the daylight from the early morning hours (when most people are still sleeping or getting ready for work/school) to the early evening hours when many people are engaging in recreational activities.
I would rather have it dark at 7a.m. in exchange for it being daylight at 7p.m., when I am more likely to be out in my yard, taking the dog for a walk, or sitting at a beach.
They already do go to school in the dark in Tennessee.
You have made some pretty rude statements about the Western part of the state, yourself!!
You have made some pretty rude statements about the Western part of the state, yourself!!
Wouldn’t it make more sense just to move all 24 time zones 1 hour?
I believe I have proposed ceding west of Nashville to Arkansas. I have also objected to the Memphis criminal enterprise known as the Ford family.
If that qualifies as rude, I plead Guilty as charged.
That’s what people say when they lose the argument.
DST was first adopted to replace artificial lighting so they could save fuel for the war effort in Germany during World War I.
One of the many innovations from the Great War.
I'm with you on this (hahaha!). Plus, I'm retired and I don't care whether it's DST or ST. Pick one and stay there.
I vote for that. Let's spring forward, enjoy a longer day, and stay there. No more switching. Takes me weeks to get used to the change in the spring.