Arkansas Woman Blames Heat On Daylight Savings Time

UPDATE: The item depicted and quoted below was indeed a letter to the editor of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on 16 April 2007, but Snopes tells us:

“It was not intended to be taken literally, as its author, Connie M, Meskimen is a Little Rock lawyer known for penning sarcastic letters with tongue planted firmly in cheek.”

Looks like you got us Connie! Apparently the fact that the paper published it caused quite an outrage amongst its readers. Well, at least this explains why the letter was written fairly well. Still, I shudder at the thought of how many neo-conservatives ignoramuses down there must have read it (or tried to read it) and found themselves agreeing, in whole with its premise. Thanks to Murphy for pointing out the Snopes article.

Pople are constantly finding new levels of idiocy, but this Arkansas woman who blames Daylight Savings Time for the hot weather demonstrates a truly stupefying lack of intellect! Connie M. Meskimen is apparently convinced that the hot weather she has been experiencing lately is caused by the fact that Daylight Savings time started about a month early this year. Then, as if this vacuous assertion was not enough, she goes on to surmise that the legislation responsible for moving Daylight Savings ahead on the calendar was a ploy by the “liberal congress” to “make us believe that global warming is a real threat”.

Telling Connie that she needs to check her facts seems mind-numbingly obvious! Aside from her needing to realize that Congress, no matter how liberal, can’t alter the rotation of the Earth, she needs to remember that it was the Republicans that passed this ridiculous legislation!

Anyhow, here is the article:

Prank Letter

Prank Letter


Hat Tip: Courtney for the great find!

If you can’t read the image for some reason, here is the text:

Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Letters

Daylight exacerbates warming

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 Savings 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.

CONNIE M. MESKIMEN
Hot Springs

6 thoughts on “Arkansas Woman Blames Heat On Daylight Savings Time

  1. Hey man, she’s right. Stop and think about it. . . With all this science crap, who’s to say “The Man” hasn’t altered time and space? Huh? Think about it.
    We’re fighting a war of terror. Where is that war? Where it’s hot. So if we can make it hotter, they’ll all die and we’ll win! Amerika is the greatest super power in the universe! They must have the teknology to do this!
    I gotta go before the aliens helping the government do this come to take me away.

  2. @Mary,

    Thank you for your comment of questionable value and literacy. Clearly you feel strongly about something, but for the life of me I can’t tell what it is! Please remember to take your medication before commenting. Otherwise, you risk being seen as irrationally angry… Oops… Too late.

  3. 1. Connie Meskimen is a male.

    2. March 2007 was NOT the hottest March on record.

    3. Global Warming is a Politically Correct Theory, not a scientific fact.

    4. Science is NOT decided by a consesnsus of observers. If it were, Galileo was wrong.

    5. Grow Up!

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