At first, it sounded like the sun was staying out a bit longer for all of us, so we can soak up even more of its energy. But, then I did the math and realized that the sun still shines the same number of hours upon any given spot regardless of what the clocks say. It just means that we'll all have to reprogram all of our semi-smart devices that used to know when to adjust, and hope that all the servers in the world get fixed in time so we don't have to worry about losing out on an EeeBay auction or buying stock an hour before we really mean to.
I guess that's one good way to create new jobs for the IT industry. Like Y2K all over again. Very clever. Might as well dig a few million holes, so people can have jobs filling them back up. Leave that for the transportation bill to tackle though. More road fixes and potholes to fill, and very little for fuel-efficient trains, or renewable fuel infrastructure.
So, let's get ready to change the timers of all your phones, computers, watches, VCRs, PDAs, clocks, and other devices later in the year, so we can all pretend the sun is out for more hours so we can postpone turning our lights on, which will save more energy, and help us all get off our dependence of foreign oil, reduce the need for war, end terrorism, and save us all from global warming.
Too bad General Shrub doesn't have any solar panels on top of his Casa Blanca to take advantage of the extra hours of sunshine the new energy bill is giving U.S. Heck, he could even cut his own energy bills if he did. But what does he care, its U.S. who are paying for it anyway... Or should I say W.E.?