The Daylight Global Savings Warming Conspiracy

From Ambitious Wench‘s blog, a letter to the editor published in my old home-state newspaper, The Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

You may have noticed that March of this year was particularly hot. As a matter of fact, I understand that it was the hottest March since the beginning of the last century. All of the trees were fully leafed out and legions of bugs and snakes were crawling around during a time in Arkansas when, on a normal year, we might see a snowflake or two. This should come as no surprise to any reasonable person. As you know, Daylight Saving Time started almost a month early this year. You would think that members of Congress would have considered the warming effect that an extra hour of daylight would have on our climate. Or did they ?

Perhaps this is another plot by a liberal Congress to make us believe that global warming is a real threat. Perhaps next time there should be serious studies performed before Congress passes laws with such far-reaching effects.

CONNIE M. MESKIMEN
Hot Springs

There’s a scan of the letter, and Ambitious Wench tracked its publication date as April 16. My favorite part is the headline from the scan: “Daylight exacerbates warning”.

(My, er, thanks to James Nicoll, on whose journal I saw it first)

Update: According to Missy, Connie Meskimen is indeed a bankruptcy lawyer who has practiced in Hot Springs and Little Rock, and who has a pretty good peer rating.

6 thoughts on “The Daylight Global Savings Warming Conspiracy

  1. This could be the start of a new save the planet movement. Next year, let’s all do our part to protect the planet on Earth Day, April 22, by changing one light bulb over to a compact fluorescent bulb and wait until that day to spring forward. We’ll really be saving the earth.

    *sigh* Only in Arkansas.

  2. For the record:

    >> On Monday August 8, 2005 President Bush signed into law a broad energy bill (Energy Policy Act of 2005) that will extend Daylight Saving Time by four weeks in 2007…

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/08/11/extra.daylight.savings/index.html

    ….Liberal congress my ass. If u kept up with the news, lobbyists from the golfing industry, outdoor-events industry etcetera were vying for this to increase their sales. It was supposed to have a significant impact on American economy.

  3. Kim, I’m not sure who you’re addressing. If it’s Connie Meskimen, you’re not likely to reach him on this blog. If it’s me, well, I didn’t write the letter.

  4. Hi Stephen. No that was my response to the content of the letter and was not directed at you. Thanx for the clarification though.

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