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Daylight Savings Time

Ah yes, twice a year, we Americans jostle our time, throwing an hour away here, taking it back there. Statistics show that heart attacks and car accidents go UP during the spring forward event, and they drop during the fall back time change. What does this all mean? Nothing, except that it is extremely arbitrary and seems pointless to me.

Two years ago, George Bush signed legislation that would reduce the time period of Daylight Savings from five and a half months to four. Wow. That was random. The reasoning? To save energy. If we keep going at this rate, we’ll be setting our clocks back December 20, and setting them forward December 22.

I’m all in favor of getting rid of the time changes, as our good buddies in Arizona have figured out. Personally, I prefer Daylight Savings over Standard time, as I like having the light in the evenings. But what do you think? Feel free to take my poll, letting us know how you’d prefer to have your time. (Just don’t take too much time doing it, as you lose an hour this weekend.)


  1. Benjamin is a talented illustrator and insightful cartoonist, too. A great member of the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators for many years now, in addition to producing beautiful children’s books and paintings with also extremely multi-talented wife Cherish. I look forward to seeing more politixcartoons at the .com and in papers and magazines!
    -Che’ Rippinger, Relationship Humorist
    Colorado Alliance of Illustrators, president
    Playgirl Cartoonist, The Denver Post columnist/illustrator/cartoonist

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