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  Friday, March 7, 2008

Hoo boy, this has to be the most dead-on quotation I've read in a long time:

"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year." - John Foster Dulles
I'm taking that one to work on Monday, and putting it into my annual goals statement. If I'm still fixing the same problem next year, something's very wrong.

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Daylight Saving Time wastes energy. Billions of dollars, just in Indiana. The stupid, misguided idea that moving the beginning and end dates would save energy was wrong. Stupid. Wrong. Someone sold the idiots in Congress a bill of goods, and we're paying for it. And just when it's getting comfortably light in the morning at the time when I'm normally heading off to work, they're taking away an hour of precious light at the beginning of the day--starting this Sunday--and giving it to the barbeque lobby. Yes, way back the last time Congress mucked with DST in the mid-'80s it was due to heavy lobbying from the barbeque industry, who figured folks would buy more Webers and charcoal with more hours of light at the end of the. What our brilliant legislators don't get is that there are only so many hours in the day, and only so many hours of daylight, and screwing with our clocks doesn't buy us one second more daylight. Dipsticks.

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