Join the war against daylight savings time. Kazakhstan, and drive-in theaters will thank you.

House Bill 1233 was introduced this past week, and represents the second measure to come from this years’ legislative session to attack the decades old implementation of daylight savings time.  Am I just oblivious to this, or did daylight savings time somehow become an important issue worthy of devoting time, attention and money on defeating it?

I did some research on the topic, and apparently, there are good reasons why this has become such a driving issue.

Apparently, The government of Kazakhstan cited health complications due to clock shifts as a reason for abolishing Daylight Savings Time in 2005. And, everyone knows, as goes Kazakhstan, goes South Dakota.

And according to Wikipedia, “Daylight Savings Time also hurts prime-time television broadcast ratings, drive-ins and other theaters.”  Truly, this is an effort at South Dakotans taking a stand to save it’s drive-in theater industry. All three of them.

Well…. that’s as good a reason as any for the legislature to focus on this important issue!

So, call your legislators today, and urge them to join the war against daylight savings time. Kazakhstan, and drive-in theaters will thank you.

14 Replies to “Join the war against daylight savings time. Kazakhstan, and drive-in theaters will thank you.”

    1. Anonymous

      First there’s no extra hour of sunlight, only the clocks change. Second it’s daylight saving time not savings.

  1. Anonymous

    –e government of Kazakhstan cited health complications

    There have been plenty of studies in the US substantiating the same thing–waaaay too many studies!

    It’s time, literally, to get rid of changing time twice a year. It’s just a waste of time.

  2. Common Sense

    Like the old wise chief stated in regards to daylight savings: Only the government would think you could cut off the bottom half of the blanket and sew it onto the top half to make the blanket longer.

  3. Springer

    We should stay with the rest of the states (except I think AZ); if daylight savings is done away with, it should be on a national level, not a state by state thing.

    1. MC

      Springer is right. The goal of daylight saving time was to save energy, by taking advantage of available daylight.

      Today we are a 24/7/365 society. You can call bank at 2AM and get a mortgage. you can go to Wal-mart in the middle of the night and pick up some motor oil, milk and even some socks.

      Farmers don’t look at the clock. They go by the sun, and even then not so much. If there is work that needs to get done, they get it done.

      We should do away with daylight saving time, as a nation, not one state at a time.

  4. Anonymous

    “Sleep fragmentation is already typical among older adults—particularly those who have chronic health conditions,” says Sharon Roth-Maguire, M.S., R.N., senior vice president of quality and clinical operations for BrightStar Care, a home health agency. “Even small changes in sleep patterns can have significant consequences for senior health.”

    Why is SD killing our elderly??

    Surely this is a bandwagon PP would hop onto, considering his [misguided] vocal opposition to pee-testing demented grandma in the nursing home!

  5. Anonymous

    I work in Minnesota but live in Sioux Falls. If we don’t change in Spring and Fall it is going to be an issue for people in my situation. Also, since the biggest city in the State is close to the border with two other states, it is going to create issues as we have a lot of commerce between the three states.

    Switching the time twice a year isn’t that big a deal, but having our time differ from the neighboring states would be.

  6. Anonymous

    There are more than 3 functioning drive inn theatres in South Dakota. Your inability to fact check is disturbing.

  7. El Rayo X

    The same people that have trouble figuring out time, probably have issues with the calendar itself. You know, some months have 30 days, some 31. Hells bells, there’s even one with 28 and what’s up with leap year thing? Here’s the solution, 13 months with four weeks each per year, 364 days total. We call that leftover last day of the year “Last of Year Day” and celebrate it with parties and football just like New Years Day. Every four years, we stretch it to a two day celebration. In honor of those time challenged people, the thirteenth month would be called Moronuary.

  8. Anonymous

    “We call that leftover last day of the year “Last of Year Day””

    How would that day be labelled? Rayowary 1st?

    14/01/17 that’s followed by 01/01/18?


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