Home > personal > Lawmakers Hate Kids

Lawmakers Hate Kids

July 24, 2005

In a CNN article about the new changes to Daylight Savings Time, Rep Fred Upton, R-Michigan had something stupid to say: “Kids across the nation will soon rejoice,” said Upton, because they’ll have another hour of daylight trick-or-treating.

Maybe I live in fantasy land, but I lived in lots of different cities and states as a kid, and I can’t recall a single kid going out trick-or-treating before dusk. We wanted to, sure, but we always had to wait. It’s Halloween, for heaven’s sake!

So, now, instead of trick-or-treating from 7pm to bedtime (9pm?), kids will only get to trick-or-treat from 8pm to bedtime (probably the same 9pm). How idiotic.

If you asked any kid across the nation, they wouldn’t be “rejoicing” about this. On behalf of all stupid adults everywhere, I sincerely apologize. It’s not my fault, I swear.

Categories: personal
  1. Bohnster
    August 10, 2005 at 6:53 am

    Wrong! Myopic thinking at work here. Halloween is only one night, and yeah, kids will get the shaft on that one. But think about how much fun it was to play outside after dinner on warm late summer nights. You had to go inside once it got dark. Now kids can run amok for an extra hour, playing freeze tag, riding their bikes in the cul-de-sac and enjoying those last vestiges of summer. My kids wolf down their dinner and practically break down the door to play with their buddies in the hood. A few more weeks of after dinner shennanigans is good for the whole family. But yeah… Halloween will suck.

  2. November 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Cool stuff. Keep up the good work. opponents can fetch soldier

  1. No trackbacks yet.
Comments are closed.
%d bloggers like this: