Snowpen Thread

While Goldy enjoys a warmish day on the East Coast, it’s freezing here. I’ve heard some horror stories about the commute last night, but in general, this isn’t as bad as 2 years ago. Given how much of a surprise it was that it was as bad as it was, the response was pretty good overall.

I took my bike most of the way into work before my boss called and said not to come in. Most of the roads seemed well plowed this morning, and it was more slush than snow. Light rail is still going fine. If 2 years ago was snowpocalypse, then this year is more snowpoc-eh-lypse.


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    Took me 5.5 hours to get fm Issaquah to Renton via the freeways. Icy roads and people still insist on driving fast. I’m lucky none of the idiots in 4×4 trucks (that ended up in the ditch) didn’t take me with ‘em.

    Fucking morons. They probably voted Republican, damn ignorant cockroaches.

    To quote the great Bill Nye, the science guy: “Inertia is a property of matter.”

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    worf spews:

    If the light rail is running on time, I’m sure Jonah Goldberg will make the argument that it is because liberalism is rooted in Nazism.
    Stoopid nazi-socialist-liberal-progressive-alinsky-people-moving-thingies.

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    A sentence with the word “was” 4 times in it. I may have to stop making fun of The Seattle Times’ Ed Board Blog’s lack of editing.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It could be worse. At least North Korea’s artillery shells can’t reach Seattle yet. Although they’re reaching the stock market.

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    Wayne spews:

    Got on the bus in Pioneer Square at 5 PM after a 45 minute wait. Arrived at the Lynnwood Transit Center – midnite.

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    NikkiTaMere spews:

    So 3% of Seattle area workers commute by bike

    What % today? 10% of that?

    But obviously, we need to apply at lest 30% of our limited transportation funds to alleviate the conditions for you .003 % that are commuting today,

    rather than having a brain & taking a bus or the link rail

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    manoftruth spews:

    the golden jew is on the east coast? he must be getting his orders from the world jew congress on how to conduct this seasons war on christmas.

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    jcricket spews:

    Left work at 4:15…it took an hour to get to I-5. Seriously, there was a Metro Bus with a problem at almost every intersection blocking traffic. Why do they try to run articulated buses on ice? It took another 30 minutes to go the distance of the on-ramp NB I-5. Then another 30 minutes to get from Olive Way to the 520 bridge. Another hour to go across the bridge and then 30 more minutes to get from the east high rise to Redmond.

    I was one of the lucky ones. Only almost spun out once and got home just before 8:00. Stayed home today, with a brisk walk to the local grocery store for a few items and to see what the streets are like today. It’s a beautiful day.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    My daughter left work in downtown Seattle about 7:00 p.m., caught a bus and arrived in the U. District at about 10:45 p.m., then she and her friends rescued a family from out of town who had a stuck car.

    I still claim the prize from two years ago: I left Bellevue at 6:45 p.m. and arrive home in Everett at about 5:45 a.m.

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    manoftruth spews:

    btw, shitheads, ireland, portugal and spain are about to collapse, just like i’ve been telling you morons, its coming here. soros’ 5 billion in gold will multiply 100 times when the dollar crashes, and when the good ‘ol boys cant feed their kids, i dont think scaring them with labels of bigotry will save you.

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    Steve spews:

    I’ve always found that there’s an upside and a downside to having my office at home. Not having to drive anywhere the last couple of days and still getting my work done goes in the upside column.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Kitsap County remains pretty dark. No predictions about when power might be restored from the powers that be. Hard to know whether to pick up the turkey and continue to prepare for guests if you don’t know if you’ll be able to cook the damned thing.

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    drool spews:

    For starters, they need to do something about the bendy buses when it snows. If they go to reduced routes they should just park them. Dumb idea on not opening express lanes northboud too. There was goin gto be (and proven) no real traffic into town in AM so it would have been worth it to get people out quickly. That being said, an awful lot of people didn’t listen (must’ve been listening to Dori) and did not get out when they should have. My GF split at 1300 and had to wait a bit but got to Federal Way in a reasonable amount of time. I bugged out from Boeing Field at 1500 and scrambled over Beacon Hill (4wd) and hooked up to I-90. It was a 2 1/4 hour commute to Carnation….not fun but doable. It was whiteout in Issaquah and trucks were chaining up. It got bad between Fall City and Carnation. TH eidiots were on the road today in force. Since when do th elaws of physics get suspended when you are on compacted snow/ice?

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    Michael spews:

    There’re a couple of guys in my ‘hood with Porsche 911’s from the early 70’s. When it snows, they put studded tires on them and go have fun. Those little buggers are just about unstoppable.

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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    -10 and -30 with the WindChill where I am.
    Wind is stopping.
    Think I’ll go out for a nice walk.
    Snow & Ice on the roads.
    Hardly any accidents.

    I guess the Californicators & educated idiots of Seattle struggle with driving in less than pristine conditions.

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    Politically Incorrect spews:


    The market’s up about 132 today. Looks like I was correct in my assessment – it was a good day to buy yesterday!

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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    I agree yesterday was a great day to buy….but do not fall in love with your stocks.
    I see a relatively narrow trading range (+ or – 600 points on the DOW.

    Here is the chart for Barrick Gold (ABX) which Rog called me crazy for buying more in late July–I start buying in late 2008 when it was around 26.

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    FWIW Kitsap county was hammered by wind that felled trees all over the place and blew cars off the road. In this small area the storm was as fierce as any we’ve had in the last 20 years.

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    Steve spews:

    @20 Horseshit. You had your chance to post trade confirmations and you were a no-show. That’s because your trades never happened. You lied then like you’re lying now.