Monday, April 30, 2007

Uncommon Logic(tm) #1 - Daylight Savings Exacerbates Global Warming

Thought I'd start this series on truly amazing thinkers.

Some might call it "folk logic", like snapping your fingers to keep the tigers away. No tigers near here, so it must be working.

This is also known as bad logic, or plain old stupidity.

I like to think of it as a Shrubbery, or the type of logic Shrub employs.

"Daylight Exacerbates Warming (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition, April 16th, 2007)

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.


Unfortunately, it appears that Mr. Meskimen wrote this tongue-in-cheek (see Snopes write-up). But it is still worth a laugh, and, I hope, a start of a new series.


CherkyB said...

Exactly how you attach such a parody to a particular president is amazing. Can you please explain the connection, as I can't figure it out other than through knee-jerk left-wing unhingedness.

Rhonda said...

"folk logic, bad logic or stupidity"
I don't get it?
does that mean I'm illogical?

JohnnyB said...

CherkyB -

I didn't attach this to Shrub, I said it was in his style of logic.

If the majority of the world consider W an idiot, is that my fault, or his?

wife of CherkyB said...

Yeah. Bush is an idiot for trying to save a little electricity in a very simple way. He should have jumped at this along with France.

Random visitor said...

And I thought the earlier Daylight Savings was an attempt to hide the fact that it was uncommonly hot this March which I reasoned out to be due to global warming... Go figure !

Rhonda said...

or ontological?

Nava said...

Ah, this is truly precious!!

I am gonna turn the fan on, to reduce the global warming right now!

JohnnyB said...

Rhonda - you're making me laugh!

I don't think I've ever seen reference to Ontology and Shrubbery thought stream.

Rhonda said...

Shoot, ontology and shrubbery go together like, peanut butter and mayonnaise... um yeah they do.


MichaelBains said...

Hmmm... The AC is on in my office-building. Think I'll bust out some winders to help cool the ol' Earth down ala Nava's plans!

Thanks guys!

CherkyB said...

You used to bog more when you weren't smoke free.

I guess there are all kinds of hidden benefits to quitting smoking.

RanLiCoop said...

Kudos on quitting. Keep it up and we might just let you back in the CLO ;-)