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.

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