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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It’s Official

A friend writes:
So funny how everyone I talked with was ecstatic when it was announced that this was the worst snow season in Boston ever.  Having gotten through this winter we all, it seems, want a badge proclaiming that this had been THE worst. It makes us feel much better to have survived the worst than to have survived the merely bad.
Ya know, I really, truly didn’t need to beat a specific number to know that I’ve survived the most brutal winter in memory. I keep seeing that the snow stat to top is from the winter of ’95-’96 when there was a total of 107.6”. That’s a fuck ton, don’cha know. You’d think I’d have some memory of it wouldn’t you? I don’t. I’m guessing it was a normal winter—snow showers and blizzards spread out over three and a half months with thaw action in between.

So then, this year we had over NINE FEET of snow AND more than half of that fell in February. You know, February—the shortest month? The one with just 28 days? Yeah, that’s the one.
February became the snowiest month on record after more than 45 inches fell in just two weeks. By the 28th, the month’s total was 64.8 inches.

64.8 inches in one tiny month. That’s almost five and a half feet. Hells, I’m only 5’5”. Sheesh.

Of the ten snowiest Boston winters, six have happened since 1992.

Global Warming anyone?

None for the idiot from Oklahoma, thanks.
While the rest of Washington spent Thursday trying to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe brought a snowball to the Senate floor during a speech questioning the science behind climate change.
Inhofe, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has long argued that climate change is a "hoax," and he's opposed the Obama administration's efforts to reduce carbon emissions. He brandished his snowball prop on Wednesday during a broader speech questioning global warming.
What a complete waste of skin and breath! Thanks to everyone who didn’t get out and vote in the last election, this greed headed pile of vulture poop is actually the head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. NO really, stop laughing it’s true and WHAT a colossal joke America, half of us anyway, has become.

We’ve got that epically dim, maggot brained piece of cockroach puke, Tom Cotton (R-Ark), treasonously writing to the government of Iran and he doesn’t even know that Tehran’s the capital. And we have Inhofe (R-Okla) bringing a snowball to the senate, smirking that this proves that global warming’s a hoax.

If monstrously dimbulbed cretinism was an Olympic sport, these two would totes take the gold. Easily.

My cousin Della and her 18 year old daughter will be visiting the US (from Berlin) during the merry month of May. Della grew up in New York but has lived abroad most of her adult life. Maya’s been to the US before but not, I think, since she was a tot. I’m guessing that all Maya really knows of America is what she sees on the news. If I were her I’d be pretty freaked right now. Ya know, “Mother, where are you taking me? There’s nothing but war mongering, gun toting, science denying crazies there!”
Warmer temperatures last week also revealed a massive amount of litter across the city. Officials said the garbage may not be completely cleaned until mid-May.

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