It's time to quit whining about DST

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CDT is EST

Marysville, OH

#141 Oct 28, 2006
Because Indiana is on the border of the time zone, it makes the issue stay alive.
There are 3 options for Indiana
1) NO DST, on EST year round
(where we used to be)
2) DST in Eastern Time Zone
(where we are now)
3) DST in the Central time zone
(which we have never tried)
The reason Indiana has stuck with number 1 is because it is most optimal of the 3...a good balance of light/dark am and pm.
With the Energy Act of 2005 going into effect next year, DST is extended to be almost 8 full months of the year (MAR 11 - NOV 4).
IF INDIANA WAS IN THE CENTRAL TIME ZONE, we would be on CDT (aka EST...option 1 above) the majority of the year, the SAME TIME as before DST, and we would also be observing DST along with the rest of the country.
This makes the most sense for Indiana.
Making it Simple

Elizabeth, NJ

#142 Oct 28, 2006
Simple, I'll change back tonight but my clocks will stay there even if Indiana goes back to EDT next year. I live in southeastern Indiana and have gotten along quite well for over 30 years dealing with the county next to me jumping back and forth while our county stayed the same. My work is in California, not Cincinnati or New York which makes a 2 hr time split easier than a 3 hr one to the west.

Again, it's simple, I have to pay taxes in Indiana but I don't have to change times. You do what you want to do and I will too.
Denny

AOL

#143 Oct 28, 2006
Good freaking god are you DST whiners simpletons. The whole damn country save for Arizona and Hawaii do this, and all you do is bitch and moan and complain, as if DST is this HUGE imposition on your small, worthless, uneducated little lives. The idea that the majority of you PREFER the sun go down at 4:30 in the winter months is proof that not only are you hopelessly moronic, but that the state as a whole is doomed to mediocrity.
tom s

United States

#144 Oct 28, 2006
Thank goodness...we've spent the last several years beating the proverbial dead horse that was class basketball, now we can replace that worn out carcass with a fresh new one...DST.

Additionally, I wonder if all of the bar owners who were so adamant in whining about the hour of income they would have lost this spring, prompting the governor to exempt them from the law and allow them to stay open, are planning to close an hour early tonight to balance it out, or are they going to pocket an extra hour of income tonight while getting their patrons even more intoxicated befor sending them out on the roads. Perhaps they should donate that money to the governor's campaign fund in return for the earlier favor, or to the state to help pay the police overtime for drunk driving task forces.
John

Carmel, IN

#145 Oct 31, 2006
Yes, DST is a dead horse. One that we kept in the grave for several decades. Then miraculously, the Republicans in the state house finally made the successful incantation to bring it back from the dead. In the spirit of Halloween, now is the time to destroy this zombie relic that has roamed freely these past six months and kill it once and for all. We need to elect state representatives that will enact a state constitutional amendment that would permanently ban DST in Indiana. Such an action would also allow the citizens of Indiana an up or down vote by themselves on the issue at last.
Max Kime

Indianapolis, IN

#146 Jun 7, 2008
It's good to know Ray Rymph is still alive. Mulberry?

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