Home - by BigFurHat - January 29, 2012 - 11:30 America/New_York - 22 Comments
January 29th, 2012
Ok, that was fun! Been thru many of those situations. Not fun while it’s happening, but I’d miss it if I lived elsewhere.
eternal cracker p
Actually, this type of thing is more likely to happen in the USA the further south you go in general. The drivers in these areas can’t drive in these conditions and it seriously complicates the issues not to mention the southern areas don’t have the crew to clear the areas as quickly as northern routes. As well, the weather is more prone to ice storms in the south. Just sayin’.
Snow chains, people! Easy-peasy.
Just to vent:
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and I thought it was because of our charm and hospitality versus the high taxes, high crime rates and liberal dominace of the north…
Y’all are more than welcome down here, but if I here one more yankee say, “that’s not how we do it up north” Ima gonna go Alec Baldwin on your ass…
True, although the hurricanes and tornadoes make up for the lack of snow.
And 110 degree days in the summer is why they move back north.
That was a funny reminder of how most winters are in the Northeast. But where I live, winter hasn’t started yet and it’s almost February!
(Oops, hope I didn’t just jinx it)
FreeMan - Save Us Sarah
I love it. Bring winter on.
If you don’t know how to drive in it, stay home.
And ICE is non discriminating.
I did come to my senses a little bit and traded my mini cooper for a jeep 4×4.
I’m not a big fan of winter, but I still prefer it to a hot, humid, prone-to-tornadoes and hurricanes climate.
A lot of the drivers in the video are either really stupid or not used to winter driving. Half of them didn’t even have their cars properly cleaned off. It’s nice to be able to see as you’re sliding off the road, or are about to be rear-ended.
Reporter meet Snowplow…Priceless. I don’t
miss it one damn bit. 2″ of snow here in SC
and the entire state is shut down until it
melts, usually by lunchtime….
The vid should be titled “Obama voters on ice”.
After my dad passed I took my mom down to visit with relatives in Florida. My thinking was that maybe she’d like it down there and would concider moving down and retiring there… Michigan winters being what they are etc. As we were driving around central Florida I brought the subject up, “Ma, what do you think about maybe living down here?” “No.” She replied. “Too many skinny cows.” It was true. Every cow we saw was skinny with it’s ribs sticking out along with a bony pelvis. Every bit of pasture looked awfully scruffy and patchy with not much grass growing on it. The thought of living in such environs just didn’t sit well with that old farmer’s daughter.
I think she’s staying in Michigan, she bought a new snow shovel this year.
99th Squad Leader
Moved to the South for the money – great place to live but I really miss winter. Love the snow!
See that snow on the mountains over there? That’s the kind of snow I like.
I don’t like walking in it. I don’t like driving in it. And I hate shoveling it!
Makes you wonder why in the hell those derps got into their cars in the first place. Ain’t nothing worth losing your life or killing innocent bystanders on the road. JMHO
This Michigan girl married a California boy back in 1979. Other than brief escapes to Oregon and Virginia, I’ve been stuck in “endless summer” California hell ever since. However, I still love the California boy more than I hate California itself. So far…
Looks like a shit load of Global Warming,,, “AL!!!”
Czar of Defenestration
I’m a “cow” guy (mom from Wisconsin), and times have changed. North of Tampa, along Routes 52 and 54, between US75 and the coast, you’ll find a number of pastures (yes, yes, I was as freaked out when I saw it with my own eyes, too) with lots of healthy ones.
The orange juice is better, but good farmland abundant. And, if it’s true about the “cooling” coming, maybe we’ll open up an outlet of UWisc’s legendary “dairy Bar,” where they serve unbelievable ice cream….
Florida is the third largest cattle producing state in the country, after Texas and Oklahoma.
In the people’s republic of Maryland last week we had one of our famous freezing rain storms. My 200 yard driveway was a sheet of ice from the street to the house. Neither my wife’s Honda Pilot or my Jeep Grand Cherokee could make it up the driveway.
I wasn’t going to let the weather beat me, so I drove both cars right up the front yard. The traction was fine on the lawn.
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