Like Tree0Likes

Snow Madness

Reply
Old 01-27-2004, 08:07 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
VinMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Freehold NJ
My Boats: 32' Velocity /Thoroughbed
Posts: 606
Angry Snow Madness

Am I the only one, or is everyone else sick of all this "Snow Panic"???? Listening to the news and weather, ."This huge winter storm will drop up to 3" of snow on us!" WTF??? 3 inches!!!?? Have we never had snow before. People are wiping out the supermarkets thinking they are getting buried in their houses. the schools close if we get a snowflake falling.
The media scares the s**t out of everyone, acting like its the end of the world everytime it snows. I hate to sound like my grandfather, but I remember 2ft of snow every year and still having to go to school! Why do all these people have SUV's if they are afraid to drive in a little bit of snow

Just my morning rant!
VinMan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 08:09 AM
  #2
Registered
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Niskayuna, NY
My Boats: 2009 FORMULA 292
Posts: 5,543
Default

VinMan,

Typical media BULLCHIT! They do the same with politics. IDIOTS! Keep in mind, these are the same people that can be WRONG 85% of teh time and still be considered ACCURATE!
Shane is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 08:18 AM
  #3
Registered
 
BODYSHOT1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Freehold, NJ. USA
My Boats: Thoroughbred/Velocity 32'
Posts: 5,367
Default

Bro....I think if you had joined us at the Typhoon Party & After-Party...you wouldn't be so tense....
BODYSHOT1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 08:27 AM
  #4
Registered
Thread Starter
 
VinMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Freehold NJ
My Boats: 32' Velocity /Thoroughbed
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by BODYSHOT1
Bro....I think if you had joined us at the Typhoon Party & After-Party...you wouldn't be so tense....
Beotch!!
VinMan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 08:30 AM
  #5
Registered
Thread Starter
 
VinMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Freehold NJ
My Boats: 32' Velocity /Thoroughbed
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Shane
VinMan,

Typical media BULLCHIT! They do the same with politics. IDIOTS! Keep in mind, these are the same people that can be WRONG 85% of teh time and still be considered ACCURATE!
I dont even care about the accuracy!! why cant people function in 2" of snow?? I know you get alot up by you ,but down here everything shuts down for the slightest bit. It was never like that as far as I can remember
VinMan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 08:36 AM
  #6
Registered
 
outer42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: CRANBURY,NJ
My Boats: 42 GTX OL
Posts: 1,289
Default

marty get him laid, i thought i was tense and need a boat ride. this is a pain in the ass in the truckin business even 1inch or a foot.
outer42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 08:39 AM
  #7
Registered
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Niskayuna, NY
My Boats: 2009 FORMULA 292
Posts: 5,543
Default

When I lived in NJ (did I actually admit to that? ) I do remember school closing with 4 inches. But when was the last time NJ ever had so much snow you couldn't go anywhere? March 1996. And it was only for a day or two. People DEFINITELY over react. Don't worry though, the same thing happens here in the summer when it gets hot.
Shane is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 08:46 AM
  #8
Platinum Member
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: so. WI
My Boats: Formula
Posts: 1,562
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by VinMan
I dont even care about the accuracy!! why cant people function in 2" of snow?? It was never like that as far as I can remember
VinMan-
Don't feel bad- I went on a very similar rant over in the OT forum a couple of weeks ago I grew up in the 60's and 70's- cars were all rear wheel drive; 4-wheel drive was seldom seen except the occasional gas station owner (I drove GTO's). Now everyone and their neighbor has an SUV (that never goes offroad )and almost all vehicles are front wheel drive at a minimum. And the people drive worse!
The same bad forecasting is happening here in the Chi-town area- you can add about 8 hours to the forecast snow start time, and take all of it with a grain of salt, although they dump tons of salt on the roads when the first flake is seen.
jafo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 08:58 AM
  #9
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
CigDaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
My Boats: Cigarette 35 Cafe Racer
Posts: 21,346
Default

It's not just you Shane and it's not just the snow. They try to make the weather into stories of pending doom of epic proportions.

I'm sick of it, too!
CigDaze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2004, 09:10 AM
  #10
Registered
 
Playn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: BRENTWOOD, TN
Posts: 4,367
Default

Same thing here. It borders on rediculous. They've anounced that schools were going to be closed today. Oh well, I drove the wife's car to the morning coffee shop and have the sleds loaded up and pointing north
Attached Thumbnails
Snow Madness-snow-day-003.jpg  
Playn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
RJBBC
Checkmate
14
03-20-2006 11:09 PM
wwwTOPDJcom
General Boating Discussion
1
01-23-2005 10:06 AM
Chris288
General Boating Discussion
10
04-08-2003 09:29 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:27 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.