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And people say Congress can’t do anything…

Dear Editor:

It’s a “chronometer” kinda Friday…have you noticed it is now darker in the morning but lighter in the evening?…Voila!…our politicians did what Jim Croce could only sing about – they captured “time in a bottle”…they seized an hour of morning sun and moved it to the end of the day!!…our politicians were able to grasp the most mysterious of concepts – time – and manipulate it to our advantage…and people say Congress can’t do anything!?!?…

Of course, the deed is diminished somewhat when you consider our retired friends – they were able to make everyday a Saturday!! (at least in their world)…that is equally amazing…not everyone supports this rearranging of sunshine but most do…I once heard one of the great thinkers of our generation extolling the virtues of Daylight Savings Time by saying that the crops would benefit from the extra hour of sunshine..{pause – and rimshot!}…and yet, our politicians were a bit shortsighted in the actual implementation of this “time machine” magic…as you all know, the clocks are actually adjusted each Spring and each Fall at 2a.m….Really?!?!…

Mr. Obama, if you want to be the most popular President since FDR or maybe even A. Lincoln, here is a simple formula for you to follow…forget Obamacare (it doesn’t really fix what needs to be fixed anyway)…drop the whole minimum wage issue (that is a fool’s chase up a dead end alley)…you probably can’t repeal The Patriot Act (the worst piece of legislation since The Missouri Compromise of 1820)…so here, Mr. President, is what you do…

You make a small change to the whole Daylight Savings thing and you’ll be aces with the working class (at the last census it was determined that there are still over a dozen people still working in America)…as President of the United States of America, along with Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker Boehner, you need to enact legislation that would change when we adjust our clocks in the Spring from 2a.m. Sunday Morning (who in the heck thought that one up?) to  2p.m. Friday…amazingly simple and yet brilliant!!…

What working person doesn’t dread that long Friday afternoon waiting for the weekend to start…and then, all of sudden, the weekend is catapulted one hour closer!!…every Spring the remaining working people in America would leave work an hour early singing the praises of President Obama…and don’t worry about the retirees; they aren’t even out of bed yet…

Now in the Fall you make the time change effective at 7a.m. Monday…imagine…every working person dreads dragging their weary behind out of bed on a Monday morning…so at 7a.m. when the alarm goes off, that poor working stiff can roll his/her Rolex back to 6a.m., turn over and snuggle down for that extra hour of sleep…

Mr. Obama, you will forever be praised as the “Snooze Alarm President”…well there you have it, Sir, a golden opportunity to fix what previous politicians didn’t get quite right…this is your chance to do something that working America can understand, agree with and be grateful for!…you would be the first President in our generation to achieve those three criteria…and the 17 of us who are still working will wave with all five fingers when we see you on the street in a couple of years…the ducks on the pond will still see you at daybreak…and Mother Parker knows how to the adjust the timer on her brew machine.

The Kelster

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