About the only problem we had here at The Gulch was not really storm related. I had to make some repairs to the drain for the kitchen sink as something clogged it and it wouldn’t drain. It wasn’t a food clog. Or rather, it wasn’t food or grease that was the ultimate cause, but objects that shouldn’t have been in the drain or drain trap to begin with. Since neither I or the WP Mom recognized the objects, we figured they had been in the drain since before the WP Parents had bought The Gulch. (There was a lobster/crab fork and pieces of a spoon or spoons in one of the traps.)
For the most part we just watched the snow fall, blow around, and accumulate. There was nowhere we needed to go (though if the need arose, we could have), nothing we needed to get, and nothing we needed to do outside other than clearing the snow from the driveway, the front steps, and the edge of the roof once the storm faded away.
This is a lesson that needs to be learned again and again: Get woke. Go broke.
The latest business to learn this?
Who’da thunk that a woke, bisexual, climate-change fighting Superman would cause sales to drop off the edge of a cliff? Apparently everyone except the pandering woke morons running DC Comics.
Speaking of woke, this is something that needs to be repeated again and again and again:
I have come to define the woke thusly: People who are angry/outraged on the behalf of people who they feel should be angry/outraged about something, but aren't, and therefore they are angry/outraged at the people who aren't angry/outraged about the thing the woke feel they should be angry/outraged about.I have seen variations of this, but they all say basically the same time thing: The woke are nuts and they need to be disparaged and exposed for what they are whenever possible.
It's why I ignore them and show my disdain whenever I can.
Here’s an example of the woke insanity I mentioned above: A Native American group has filed a lawsuit to block a Colorado bill that would ban the use of Native American mascots.
A Native American Group sought an injunction halting what they said was a discriminatory Colorado ban on the use of Native American Mascots.So a group of woke asshats decided they needed to protect Native Americans from being offended even though those same Native Americans they say they are representing keep claiming they aren’t offended, and in fact, see the mascot names as honoring them, their history, and their culture. The woke asshats decided they knew better than the people they demanded should be offended and are offended by the fact that they weren’t offended. When will they learn that they’ve gone too far? Will they have to start dying at the hands of those they’ve decided aren’t offended enough to suit them? Or will we finally say “Enough! This far and no farther!”
The group sought what’s called an “interlocutory” appeal and injunction, which means that there is no final judgment yet in the District Court. The group also an interlocutory injunction from the 10th Circuit, halting the mascot law pending the appeal.
The 10th Circuit just rejected the request.
Is the GOAT retiring?
There seems to be conflicting reports that Tom Brady, quarterback extraordinaire, may be retiring. The seven-time SuperBowl winning quarterback – six times with the New England Patriots and once with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – is 44-years old, but plays as good if not better than quarterbacks 10 or 15 years his junior.
His stated goal was to play until he was 45, but if he pulls the plug early I doubt anyone will condemn him for doing so. That he could retire and still be in good shape is saying something considering how beat up many quarterbacks are when they finally hang up their helmet.
If he is indeed retiring I believe it will be a long time before we see another as good as he is and with his longevity.
Somehow, I knew someone was going to make this claim.
Nor’easter Snow Storm Being Linked To ‘Climate Change’.
What? Was there something different about this Nor’easter as compared to all of the previous Nor’easters? I can think of a couple right off the top of my head that were bigger, meaner, nastier, and with a lot more snow and wind.
The Blizzard of ‘78 is still used as a milestone to which all others are measured against up here in New England. So much snow fell and drifted that it shut down Route 128, the circumferential highway around Boston. Thousands of vehicles were buried by the snow and it took days for them to be dug out and towed off of the highway.
The Blizzard of ‘93 dropped heavy snow starting all the way down in Texas before it made its way to the East Coast and developed into a full blown Nor’easter that dropped snow from Georgia to Maine and well into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada. (If I recall correctly, that storm dropped 2 feet of snow in the town where I was living at the time and there were drifts almost 4 feet high here and there around town.)
Yesterday’s Nor’easter was pretty typical with very few surprises. While we didn’t get quite as much snow as I would have liked to see considering we are still well below average for snowfall for this time of the winter, we still had enough for most folks. I know the local ski area here is more than happy with the amount we did receive.
And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the skies are blue, the lake is frozen over, and where the new snow is still drifting.