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March 16, 2008

Waukesha carnival time – March 16, 2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this, the March 16, 2008 edition of The Waukesha Carnival. Let’s get to it.

David B. Bohl starts us off this week with the post Where is the Love? Tips for Getting Back that Old Spark posted at Slow Down Fast Today!,

Healthy, committed relationships can sometimes lose their luster because we get too comfortable and fall into old routines. We take each other for granted and put our partners on the Low Priority list. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Tom Gehl posting at Brookfield Basics informs us that he will be going on hiatus and blogging infrequently.

Let’s move to the budget.

Fox Head tells us why both sides need to work to fix Wisconsin’s budget.

Sen. Mary Lazich (Kevin Fischer?) tells us that the Democrats have the wrong solution for our budget shortfall It’s posted at Conservatively Speaking.

Dad29 links us to Boots and Sabers where Owen shows that the numbers in Governor Jim Doyle’s budget “rescue package” does not add up. Surprise, surprise.

Okay, let’s move to, let’s see, photography which The Asian Badger discusses at The Asian Badger Kultural Korner.

In Waukesha County politics, Linda Richter, who posts at Inside New Berlin, insists that a post at New Berlin Citizens for Responsible Government has spin & blunders .

Kyle Prast compares two different referendums and two different tour themes from her blog Practically Speaking.

James Wigderson tells why he’s going to need more hose at Wigderson Library & Pub. It was picked up by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Best of the Blogs” feature.

Jeff, posting at his Five Points blog shares the answers to his downtown survey.

More photography is next as Spring City Chronicle has some interesting old pictures from previous Circus Parades.

In national news, Jessica McBride has not blogged often recently but she does have a regular column in the Waukesha Freeman and Saturday she discussed the Spitzer double standard.

Bryon Houlgrave opines that Daylight Savings Time is costly. You’ll have to click on the link to find out why.

Pete Fanning talks about a recent trip to Giggles Comedy Pub at his blog PeteRepublic.org.

That concludes this edition. I may skip next week as we’ll be in Ohio next week. It depends on if I can get an Internet connection.

You can always submit a post to the next edition using the helpful carnival submission form. If it I don’t post next week, I’ll include it in two weeks.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on the archive page.

November 5, 2007

Thanks, Congress.

by thoughtfulconservative

Because they just needed to “do something,” they extended Daylight Savings Time by four weeks this year, creating headaches for everyone with technological devices.

Three clocks that set their times via radio and WWVB in Colorado, had to be set to Eastern Time last week and back to Central Time this week to give the right time.

I have a DVD/VCR player that gets its time automatically, too. It went back one hour last week and another hour Sunday! I’m gonna have to find the book now to see what I can do, besides set it manually.

November 3, 2007

The Benefits of Not Falling Back

by thoughtfulconservative

An eWeek.com slide show for time change Sunday.

My satellite clocks have been going nuts all week. I didn’t even bother resetting the clock on my VCR/DVD. Why bother for a week?

Again, why was it delayed by a week? Did we “save” that much energy in one week?

Statistically significant evidence for energy savings during Daylight Savings Time has proved elusive, although a recent study shows 30 cents per family. That’s a penny per day for the recent one month extension, 3 weeks in March and this past week.

There may be benefits to safety, especially in pedestrian deaths; lower during DST higher during standard time.

But Congress likes to fiddle with time, as it did in 1918, 1919, 1942, 1945, 1966, 1974, 1986 and 2005.