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by der Teufel
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time
Replies: 42
Views: 3518

Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

jason812 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:43 pm
der Teufel wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:36 pm


I lived in Arizona for a few years, and until then I wondered why they were opposed to DST. After living there I found out. Arizona is tucked at the far west side of the Mountain Time Zone and even without DST the sun sets pretty late in the day. In the desert, the last thing those folks need is another hour of daylight! Here, I find it's not so bad. I'm happy the way things are.
Umm... they get the same amount of daylight no matter what the clock says :biggrinjester:
Ha! Word of the day is … pedantic! :lol::

But, I should have said another hour of daylight in the evening!
by der Teufel
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time
Replies: 42
Views: 3518

Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

I don't have any complaint about changing the clock twice a year, it's not that onerous.

What I would NOT like to see is Texas doing something unique that sets it apart in a weird way from its' neighbors. I remember in the 70's when DST was initially introduced. A news service interviewed several folks around the country for their opinions. Most had an opinion, and valid reasons for holding that opinion. What struck me most however, was a man in a port city along the gulf coast who said it really messed them up. It seems ships were arriving at wrong times because ships at sea didn't necessarily realize that the United States had changed the time. I could see that as a negative if we were to be different. I would REALLY be opposed to a 30 minute shift. Thankfully that doesn't seem to be under consideration.

I lived in Arizona for a few years, and until then I wondered why they were opposed to DST. After living there I found out. Arizona is tucked at the far west side of the Mountain Time Zone and even without DST the sun sets pretty late in the day. In the desert, the last thing those folks need is another hour of daylight! Here, I find it's not so bad. I'm happy the way things are.

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