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Lawmaker hopes upcoming daylight savings will be Tennessee's last
Johnson City (TN) Press ^ | March 7, 2014 | Tony Casey

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. Todd’s 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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It's about time. (Doh!)

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.

1 posted on 03/08/2014 4:16:34 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

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.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 4:30:34 AM PST by Abby4116
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To: don-o
I agree that changing the clocks twice a year is a hassle (and a growing IT burden for many corporations). But if we are going to agree on keeping one time, we should stick with Daylight Savings Time instead of Standard Time. Having that extra daylight during the summer months at the end of the working day is psychologically important for most people.

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.

3 posted on 03/08/2014 4:31:58 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: don-o

Gee, I forgot what DST was when I left Tennessee, and the USSA.


4 posted on 03/08/2014 4:34:20 AM PST by AlexW
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To: don-o

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.”


5 posted on 03/08/2014 4:34:35 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: AlexW

Since you are a deserter, I advise all FReepers to ignore your comment.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 4:37:24 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

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


7 posted on 03/08/2014 4:42:00 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: don-o

Since I live two miles from the Tennessee border and work there I personally hope this does not go through


8 posted on 03/08/2014 4:42:44 AM PST by Sybeck1
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To: SamAdams76

I love that extra hour of daylight in the evening. I always have.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 4:44:41 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: SamAdams76

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That’s what I think about it. Stupid, is what we do now and it continues unabated except for AZ and I think Hawaii.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 4:46:50 AM PST by wita
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To: Sybeck1

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.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 4:46:52 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: bert

Only an hour away; still to close. :-)


12 posted on 03/08/2014 4:47:33 AM PST by bondserv (God governs our reality and has seen fit to offer us a pardon.)
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To: SamAdams76

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.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 4:50:22 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: SamAdams76
How drab would it be to come home from work in the middle of summer to a sunset?

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.

14 posted on 03/08/2014 4:51:48 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

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.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 4:53:22 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert
hard to keep track of the time.

Plus one and minus one is hard? All righty, then.

16 posted on 03/08/2014 4:55:22 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
That there extry hour of sunlight makes mah crops burn up.

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.

17 posted on 03/08/2014 5:00:23 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("The power to tax is the power to destroy." -- Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819)
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To: don-o

“Since you are a deserter, I advise all FReepers to ignore your comment.”
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18 posted on 03/08/2014 5:02:03 AM PST by AlexW
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To: SamAdams76
There is no “extra daylight” associated with this ridiculous nonsense, the days are exactly the same length before or after.
19 posted on 03/08/2014 5:05:16 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: SamAdams76

I agree. Late sunsets and early morning sunrises were never a problem for me.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 5:08:32 AM PST by Straight8
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To: bert

That’s true. I forgot about the reservation.


21 posted on 03/08/2014 5:09:36 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: don-o

Nice, but is Tennessee doing good that it has this to pass.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 5:10:36 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ExCTCitizen

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.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 5:14:21 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

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.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 5:18:49 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: don-o

btt


25 posted on 03/08/2014 5:19:11 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ExCTCitizen

“Nice, but is Tennessee doing good that it has this to pass.”
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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.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 5:20:50 AM PST by AlexW
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To: don-o
Stop playing with the clocks and work on the schedules. My grandkids school day started at 7:15. Ridiculous. Lunch was at 10:50. What a bunch of stupid grown ups we have running this stuff.

Same thing for work...change the damn hours. Robots don't tell time.

27 posted on 03/08/2014 5:24:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: AlexW

Uh...excuse me?


28 posted on 03/08/2014 5:32:12 AM PST by TheRobb7 ("Patriots don't negotiate the terms of our enslavement"--JimRob)
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To: don-o

DST destroyed the drive in movie business...


29 posted on 03/08/2014 5:37:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Sybeck1

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?


30 posted on 03/08/2014 5:44:43 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

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.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 5:52:35 AM PST by OrangeDaisy
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To: exnavy

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!!!


32 posted on 03/08/2014 5:55:33 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: don-o
Myself, I want a 13th month added to the calendar, so I get an additional Social Security check.///

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.”

33 posted on 03/08/2014 5:59:45 AM PST by Know et al (Spill chick want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

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.


34 posted on 03/08/2014 6:06:19 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Abby4116

Kids can adapt.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 6:08:16 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Abby4116

Here’s the solution I always get hit with...home school.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 6:10:53 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: TheRobb7

“Uh...excuse me?”
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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.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 6:10:55 AM PST by AlexW
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To: don-o

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’”


38 posted on 03/08/2014 6:44:07 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: exnavy
There is no “extra daylight” associated with this ridiculous nonsense, the days are exactly the same length before or after.

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.

39 posted on 03/08/2014 6:49:21 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Abby4116

They already do go to school in the dark in Tennessee.


40 posted on 03/08/2014 6:52:25 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: don-o

You have made some pretty rude statements about the Western part of the state, yourself!!


41 posted on 03/08/2014 6:58:14 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: don-o

You have made some pretty rude statements about the Western part of the state, yourself!!


42 posted on 03/08/2014 6:59:09 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: exnavy
"There is no “extra daylight” associated with this ridiculous nonsense, the days are exactly the same length before or after."

So true! The tilt of the earth and position of the sun cannot be changed - seasons change and so do sunrise/sunset times. It gets darker in the winter earlier!! Why don't we legislate that it is ALWAYS SUMMER? Makes about as much sense!
43 posted on 03/08/2014 7:08:20 AM PST by NewCenturions
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To: SamAdams76
What a ridiculous statement.
44 posted on 03/08/2014 7:12:12 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: don-o

Wouldn’t it make more sense just to move all 24 time zones 1 hour?


45 posted on 03/08/2014 7:12:34 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
You have made some pretty rude statements about the Western part of the state, yourself!!

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.

46 posted on 03/08/2014 7:31:11 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: exnavy

That’s what people say when they lose the argument.


47 posted on 03/08/2014 7:34:13 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: don-o

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.


48 posted on 03/08/2014 8:08:06 AM PST by managusta (The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.)
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To: don-o
Myself, I want a 13th month added to the calendar, so I get an additional Social Security check.

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.

FMCDH(BITS)

49 posted on 03/08/2014 8:11:46 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: SamAdams76
But if we are going to agree on keeping one time, we should stick with Daylight Savings Time instead of Standard Time.

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.

50 posted on 03/08/2014 8:27:56 AM PST by virgil
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