I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this.
A while back the House proposed that we (the USA) extend daylight-saving time for two monthsâ€”starting a month earlier and ending a month later. I was all for it because I hate it when it gets dark at 5 PM. So is most everyone elseâ€”at least all the people I know were for it. You would think it would be a pretty simple deal, but this is the government we’re dealing with.
After the usual wrangling, the House and the Senate reached a compromise that extended daylight-saving time by only three weeksâ€”not the full two months.
What could I not believe?
As reported on CNN:
According to some senators, farmers complained that a two-month extension could adversely affect livestock”ï¿½
Do these folks think that changing daylight-saving time actually changes the amount of daylight? It only changes the setting of the clock; and since animals (at least all the ones I’ve ever been around) can’t tell time, how can a clock setting affect livestock? It gets light for them the same as ever, and dark, too.
Are these people really this dumb? Or am I missing something? If I am, please educate me.