January 15, 2018

New snow, right now.

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22 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Nice snow job.

traditionalguy said...

Happy MLK Day. Martin has a National Monument this year including His Daddy King's Baptist Church, his grave site and a Museum exhibit.He earned them.

Ralph L said...

I hadn't realized snow in Wisconsin was an event worth memorializing.

It reminds me of our light blue '63 Chevrolet that glowed purply-turquoise in twilight.

rehajm said...

Suck it, Spring!

Ann Althouse said...

"I hadn't realized snow in Wisconsin was an event worth memorializing."

We've been terribly snow deprived this winter. It makes a huge difference. Snow is so pretty and we like to go skiing.

exiledonmainstreet said...

I don't mind the snow as much when it is the light fluffy stuff that is easy to brush off your car. I have dreadful memories of shoveling heavy, wet, dense snow as a child. We had a corner lot so there was twice as much sidewalk to shovel. My mother took quite a few pictures of us standing forlornly with our shovels next to snow drifts almost as tall as we were. Well, what good are kids if you can't put them to work doing the grunt work?

It's pretty out there today, but I have now reached my Snow Appreciation limit for the season.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Althouse, while I've hated the terribly cold weather this January, I've been happy about the relative lack of snow, because that has meant a relative lack of ice. Having slipped and broken my wrist once due to ice, I have become positively paranoid about it. I'll push though a pile of snow alongside the sidewalk if I see any dangerous looking stretches of ice on the path in front of me, but sometimes, like at a crosswalk, it is impossible to avoid stepping on ice. I like to take long walks and I don't mind bundling up, but if it's icy out there I stay inside as much as possible.

FullMoon said...


Traffic very light today. Must be a holiday

21,995,000 Govt employees

At a modest twenty dollars per hour, that cost taxpayers $3,519,200,000.00 today, not including retirement, medical and other beneficial contributions, or overtime paid to those that must work.

There are Ten Federal Holidays

FullMoon said...

National debt is almost 20 trillion.
Cancel holidays, pay debt, have 10 trillion surplus.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

FullMoon said...

Cancel holidays, pay debt, have 10 trillion surplus.

Cancel holidays for the next 1000 years, pay debt, have 10 trillion surplus.
( Your original approach appears to be mixing billions and trillions. )

Clyde said...

RIP, Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries. Dead too young at 46.

Howard said...

Wednesday: You should never ever deny yourself ambulation. It's the one thing that will keep you healthy and strong. I deal with ice when visiting the kids in Boston with high knee walking. I look a little like John Cleese, but it gets the job done. If I lived in it everyday, I would use trekking poles.

The downside to trekking poles is they make you look like a Bernie Bro. Add a beret and Keffiyeh scarf and you will be served free hot cocoa in Downtown Madison for life.

Trekking Poles @ Amazon

Etienne said...

Bare trees, gray light
Oh yeah it was a cold night

-- Kirwan before he went crazy.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Howard said...
Wednesday: You should never ever deny yourself ambulation. It's the one thing that will keep you healthy and strong."

I own a treadmill. I hate it. It always makes me think of these poor suckers:

https://www.geriwalton.com/the-treadmill-for-punishmen/

I would much rather walk outside in the fresh air, but I won't risk breaking a bone to do so.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"The downside to trekking poles is they make you look like a Bernie Bro."

That's a very definite downside.

" Add a beret and Keffiyeh scarf and you will be served free hot cocoa in Downtown Madison for life."

I lived in Shorewood WI, which is almost as lefty as Madison, for years and was able to pass without the beret and keffiyeh scarf. I know that because my house was not torched, my car was not keyed, and my dog is still alive.

FullMoon said...

Cancel holidays for the next 1000 years, pay debt, have 10 trillion surplus.
( Your original approach appears to be mixing billions and trillions. )
1/15/18, 12:12 PM

OK, next time I will use a calculator.
Good news is, debt still paid before AGW kills us all.

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Etienne said...

Quebec and Great Britain would easily pay $1 Trillion for Maine. It would extend their fishing zones. I think it's a good deal.

Hell, most of the people there can't speak English anyway.

Humperdink said...

"Quebec and Great Britain would easily pay $1 Trillion for Maine."

What would they do with King Angus? Or is it Angus King? Who names their kid Angus?

Original Mike said...

"Quebec and Great Britain would easily pay $1 Trillion for Maine."

Make sure they have the trillion, first.

Clyde said...

Humperdink said...
Who names their kid Angus?


Scots.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Clyde said...
Humperdink said...
Who names their kid Angus?

Scots.

Ranchers?