Roads are clear in Elizabeth. We got lucky. I looked at weather radar before I went to bed. There was heavy snow over the state, some white bands a few miles wide - which indicate very intense snowfall. But the worst part of the storm was just off the coast, all white, all smacking into Long Island. The storm was moving north quickly at about 40 or 50 mph & the line of snow ended abruptly in south Jersey. Below it was about 150 miles of nothing, then more, less intense snow over Virginia. Overnight conditions were awful, almost blizzard when I went to sleep. But this morning people cleaned off their cars, plows did their work, a little more snow came, & that was that. Although I often complain about media weather hysteria, Sunday's alarm was warranted. This noreaster was a close call.
Rush Limbaugh at CPAC:
We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. [Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness.
That source citation ought to give pause to fans of Thomas Jefferson. CPAC is not the Republican Party, but if Americans choose to see Limbaugh as the ugly face of the Repulibans, that's fine with me. What more could we ask for than a blustering, soft-bellied, egomaniacal, drug addict, snake oil radio salesman as the Repug counterpart to President Obama? The guy's a totally uncool magnet for every halfwit bigot in America. Celebrity? He'd have to go into training for a year to compete on "Dancing with the Stars."
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson