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BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

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BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by surfpirate » November 26, 2013 10:28 pm

Wednesday, 27 November 2013
“When a snowflake falls somewhere in the south ...."
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by Bicycle Bill » November 27, 2013 1:16 am

Not so much like that up here; we know it's coming sooner or later.
On the other hand, it IS hilarious to watch the newscasts of all the drivers who seem to think that this is going to be the winter when snow will not be slippery finding out otherwise.
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by sistergoldenhair » November 27, 2013 5:03 am

Are there any junior mints left?? Please tell me they did not buy up all of the junior mints...
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by Saltx3 » November 27, 2013 7:19 am

Love it (maybe because it's just so stinkin' true)
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by bodypainter » November 27, 2013 7:28 am

Even a subtropical cartoon is not safe from the white menace!
If I wasn't fishing in this all day rain,I'd be home doing something stupid.

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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by dnw » November 27, 2013 9:05 am

:-) :-) :-)
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by big john » November 27, 2013 9:52 am

I'm often perplexed when I see newscasts of "1 inch of snow in Atlanta" and it
shows motorists spinning wildly in circles down the road. That's not "snow", that's
just a "dusting". :pirate:
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by surfpirate » November 27, 2013 10:29 am

big john wrote:I'm often perplexed when I see newscasts of "1 inch of snow in Atlanta" and it
shows motorists spinning wildly in circles down the road. That's not "snow", that's
just a "dusting". :pirate:
Southern cities that get a 1" dusting only once every 5 years or so
don't have local taxes paying for a standby arsenal of snow trucks, plows, salt trucks, etc.
No one owns snow tires, chains or carries a shovel and kitty litter.

Here in D.C. we have the second worst traffic situation (behind only L.A.) in the country.
Traffic is a snarled mess daily on bright sunny days.
Even though we have a fair amount of snow equipment, salt, etc. around here,
4 or 5 inches will inevitably *shut us down*.

Schools build in 4 or 5 snow days. The Fed Gov has *liberal leave policies*,
so we use 'em and let the streets stay as clear as possible so that the trucks can clear them.

So all of you low traffic area, northern city veterans of 2 feet of snow,
go ahead and laugh ... YOU try driving a rental car with radial tires in D.C. traffic
when it snows. You'll be sitting and not moving with the rest of us.
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by big john » November 27, 2013 11:26 am

surfpirate wrote:
big john wrote:I'm often perplexed when I see newscasts of "1 inch of snow in Atlanta" and it
shows motorists spinning wildly in circles down the road. That's not "snow", that's
just a "dusting". :pirate:
Southern cities that get a 1" dusting only once every 5 years or so
don't have local taxes paying for a standby arsenal of snow trucks, plows, salt trucks, etc.
No one owns snow tires, chains or carries a shovel and kitty litter.

Here in D.C. we have the second worst traffic situation (behind only L.A.) in the country.
Traffic is a snarled mess daily on bright sunny days.
Even though we have a fair amount of snow equipment, salt, etc. around here,
4 or 5 inches will inevitably *shut us down*.

Schools build in 4 or 5 snow days. The Fed Gov has *liberal leave policies*,
so we use 'em and let the streets stay as clear as possible so that the trucks can clear them.

So all of you low traffic area, northern city veterans of 2 feet of snow,
go ahead and laugh ... YOU try driving a rental car with radial tires in D.C. traffic
when it snows. You'll be sitting and not moving with the rest of us.
Well............just for the record I haven't owned snow tires for years. Never owned
chains. And I don't keep a shovel and kitty litter or sand in the trunk. We do have
snow days built into our school schedules but we usually just go with a two-hour
delay. :pirate:
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by Bicycle Bill » November 27, 2013 12:26 pm

big john wrote:
surfpirate wrote:
big john wrote:I'm often perplexed when I see newscasts of "1 inch of snow in Atlanta" and it
shows motorists spinning wildly in circles down the road. That's not "snow", that's
just a "dusting". :pirate:
Southern cities that get a 1" dusting only once every 5 years or so
don't have local taxes paying for a standby arsenal of snow trucks, plows, salt trucks, etc.
No one owns snow tires, chains or carries a shovel and kitty litter.

Here in D.C. we have the second worst traffic situation (behind only L.A.) in the country.
Traffic is a snarled mess daily on bright sunny days.
Even though we have a fair amount of snow equipment, salt, etc. around here,
4 or 5 inches will inevitably *shut us down*.

Schools build in 4 or 5 snow days. The Fed Gov has *liberal leave policies*,
so we use 'em and let the streets stay as clear as possible so that the trucks can clear them.

So all of you low traffic area, northern city veterans of 2 feet of snow,
go ahead and laugh ... YOU try driving a rental car with radial tires in D.C. traffic
when it snows. You'll be sitting and not moving with the rest of us.
Well............just for the record I haven't owned snow tires for years. Never owned
chains. And I don't keep a shovel and kitty litter or sand in the trunk. We do have
snow days built into our school schedules but we usually just go with a two-hour
delay. :pirate:
What big john said.... no snow tires as such on the Spokeswagon, just all-season radials, although I do keep a shovel and jumper cables in the back of the van (got 'em from my dad when I got my first car; it's one of the signs of becoming a man up here in the north country).  It's guys like him and me that would still be able to get around as long as all the rest of the panic-stricken do us the convenience of staying out of our way by courteously sliding off the road instead of abandoning their snow-bound vehicles in the middle of the traffic lanes.  My biggest worry would be getting t-boned or hit from the rear by some of these fair-weather fools.

And snow days?  I remember having exactly one in my day, and that was when we got something like two feet of snow in 24 hours.  Of course, I was parochial schooled, but even the public schools didn't bus every kid from one side of town to the other back then, either.  If it snowed, you got up a little earlier so you would have the time you needed to walk to school.
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by surfpirate » November 27, 2013 12:55 pm

Y'all kinda missed the main points that
1) southern cities don't have an army of snow removal and salt trucks at their beck and call; don't need 'em except once in a blue moon winter
and
2) ain't nobody going nowhere in DC traffic; this ain't like plowing and salting country roads and highways with little traffic
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by Bicycle Bill » November 27, 2013 3:52 pm

surfpirate wrote:Y'all kinda missed the main points that
1) southern cities don't have an army of snow removal and salt trucks at their beck and call; don't need 'em except once in a blue moon winter
and
2) ain't nobody going nowhere in DC traffic; this ain't like plowing and salting country roads and highways with little traffic
Image Silly question — if these sorts of occurrences are so rare, what for do you need the liberal leave policies or the built-in snow days? Image
And for the record — St. Paul/Mpls MN, Milwaukee WI, and even Des Moines IA are not exactly the wide open spaces.  There's a fair amount of daily commuting traffic in these locations as well.

I think you might have overlooked my point, SP.  Instead of expecting to be able to still be dashing around at 75 per on the beltline or trying to do zero-to-50 blastoffs from a traffic light only to have to slam on the binders again at the next red light a couple blocks later, if people would just use that organ that holds one's ears apart and realize that one must drive for conditions — even conditions that only occur maybe once in a blue moon — drivers in warm-weather climates such as Charleston, Atlanta, Little Rock, and yes, even Washington DC would be able to get through.

Well, maybe in Charleston, Atlanta, and Little Rock anyway.  Expecting politicians and bureaucrats in DC to use their heads?  As you were.
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by Rabbitz » November 28, 2013 11:10 pm

Ahhhh now I get it.

Snow.

OK.

You know, despite being a big fan of the Biathlon, I watch every race of the World Cup Season, I have never actually seen snow up close and personal.

Got as far as seeing sleet, and that was a long way from home.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr talking about it makes me cold. I gotta go where it's warm...
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Re: BN Critters - November 27th, 2013

Post by jayparrot46 » November 30, 2013 1:37 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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