Posts tagged "weather"

The polar vortex is back

And so is the debate about whether the crispy, frigid temperatures that have returned (as I write this, it is 3 degrees F outside my window) are caused by global warming (er… excuse me, that term is politically incorrect. I’m supposed to say “climate change.”) Some idiots said the cold weather disproves the global warming... Read more »

Chicagoans' insufferable whines about "dibs" and unplowed side streets and alleys.

An upholstered chair sits in the sun, saving a parking spot in the Southwest Side as people dig their cars out of the snow all over the city. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / February 3, 2011) Part of the whining is the grim debate over the morality of shoveling out your own parking space and,... Read more »

Live views of the snow-bound drivers on LSD

 
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Gery Chico pushing a car out of snow

Got to hand it to him, for being the first to get out a video of him pushing a car out of the snow. Of course, he’s not the first to do it. Newark Mayor Cory Booker did the same thing about a month ago. Political stunts? I suppose so, but kudos for getting out... Read more »

Nominations for the most unlucky blizzard guy

Alex Clifford receives congratulations from Metra’s board after he is appointed the rail agency’s new executive driector Tuesday. (José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / February 1, 2011) >My nomination goes to the new exectuive running Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail system. Alex Clifford was introduced to everyone the day before the blizzard hit. So, here he comes... Read more »
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