The Snow Apocalypse of 2018!!!

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To hear the TV and radio noozies tell it, today’s snowstorm is just too awful, too fraught with doom and disaster, to bear thinking of–which doesn’t stop them obsessing about it.

So, yeah, just now, here in Noo Joisey, it’s terribly cold and snowing very hard–as it has done many times before, and will do many times again. It means a bit of hardship, but it won’t last.

I look out my bathroom window, where there’s a maple tree whose branches almost touch the screen. Despite the nasty cold snap we’ve been in, the tips of those branches already bear hard, tight little buds–this year’s leaves. In due time, according to the pattern ordained by our Creator, the buds will fatten, open up, and be green leaves.

We have God’s promise: While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22)

But I don’t suppose too many noozies know that anymore.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

15 responses to “The Snow Apocalypse of 2018!!!

  • UnKnowable

    I’m pretty sure I’m the one responsible. Last summer, when it was good and hot (like it has always been here) I ran my A/C and forced this calamity on the east coast. 🙂

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  • Linda Sorci

    Here’s a webcam from somewhere in New Jersey –

    Here in New York, it’s no better 😦 and I’m freezing!

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  • UnKnowable

    I guess bombogenesis is a real meteorological term for some kind of event, but it’s nothing new. What is new is the desire of the journalistic world to abandon their ethics entirely in exchange for getting to use a scary term. I doubt that very many of these writers understand what it is or there overall significance of it. https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/bombogenesis.html

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    • leeduigon

      Now why is it that whenever noozies use a term I hadn’t heard before, my first thought is “crap”?

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      • UnKnowable

        Because they use it improperly, out of context and without understanding. Reporting on aviation is a perfect example. They always zero in on something that sounds sensational, but is insignificant.

        In the late ’80s, there was a very cold spell of weather and a Northwest Airlines flight leaving Minneapolis couldn’t retract its landing gear. It was probably just packed with ice, no big thing, but the pilot came back and landed. The local news channel in Minneapolis went out to the airport and interviewed “survivors” of this non event. No one was in any danger at any time. They probably put the plane in a hangar and swung the gear a few times just to be safe, but it was hardly a big deal and the captain handled it perfectly. Nonetheless, the nooze media wasn’t about to let this out of their grasp without making all sorts of noise.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Now they even name winter storms. This global warming is really becoming troublesome. Someone should make political hay of it 🙂

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