Obligatory #BombCyclone Discussion Thread

Apparently it’s Snopocalypse times Snowmageddon–nobody even knows how bad that is!

Stay in contact as long as you can. We’ll see you on the other side.

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  1. Reasonably bad, anyway. I haven't seen extended snow intensity like this since we got 7+ feet in the 2003 storm.

    • Snow continues at a mad clip at 9500' in Gilpin. We're several hours past the one foot mark, but at some point you lose track of just how much has fallen. We're not yet to using the second floor exit as ground floor; I suppose that's something.

  2. MADCO says:

    remember- there is a Free Market solution for everything, including this

     

    You want to drive on plowed roads – hire a plow.
    You want better weather reporting- pay for it

    Lead free water- buy water without lead

    Clean air – buy air that's clean

    I could on.
    Stay out of it if you can – the wind is BIG

    • Just build a wind screen, MADCO…

    • PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

      Hot tip on a quality service provider…

    • ParkHill says:

      Are you a stalinist?

      • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

        C'mon now, Park Hill….everyone who has ever disagreed with V about limiting or regulating  the oil and gas industry in any way is a Stalinist….you oughtta know that by now.

        If you disagree three times in a month, you get a free T shirt!!

      • deathpigeon | they/them says:

        You know, there are critics of free market capitalism, and, yes, even communists who are not only not stalinists but also heavily critical of Stalin, the USSR, and stalinism.

        • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

          So what do you want on your free t shirt, pigeon? I do recommend young Stalin. I had asked for a "hot young stallion", but I guess there was some breakdown in customer service.

          • deathpigeon | they/them says:

            Emma Goldman would be amazing, tbh. Way more badass than Stalin.

            • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

              I still have Emma's book of essays. One of my role models as a young feminist. I  used to have her autobio "Living my Life", but I think I loaned it out and never got it back.

              We'll have to wear our Ts to the next Pols get together. That might actually be fun – wear a political tee that is a blast from the past, or a trip back to the future.

              • deathpigeon | they/them says:

                Goldman was great. She even wrote a letter in support of trans people (using the older term "uranian") in a letter in 1923 to Magnus Hirschfeld. She's hugely inspirational to me and a vastly better communist than basically any stalinist I can think of.

        • VoyageurVoyageur says:

          I'm a Bukharinist myself.  NEP forever!

          • deathpigeon | they/them says:

            Ergh. Right Communists. Almost as bad as Stalinists. Leftcoms and anarchists are where it's actually at.

            • VoyageurVoyageur says:

              Nah, left wing communism is an infantile disorder and anarchists are self-defeating imbeciles. You’re in the Goose faction!

            • Diogenesdemar says:

              Anarchists are nihlists who offer, literally, nothing to anyone . . .

              . . . leftcoms are useless, dopey, utopian dreamers with no faculty for reason, and an adolescent denial of reality, whose time would probably be better spent playing more Dungeons and Dragons in their parents’ basements.

              • deathpigeon | they/them says:

                I'm sure you know all about anarchism and what it has to offer.

                • MADCO says:

                  The problem with anarchism is no one understands what it is and hardly anyone can explain why its a good thing.

                  I cannot think of a time that anarchism and anarchists stopped capitalism from causing the negative outcomes it's known for. And don't tell me Haymarket got us the 8-hour work day, the Labor Movement was never and is not mostly anarchists.

                   

                  • VoyageurVoyageur says:

                    Anarchists contributed almost nothing to the labor movement.  Democratic socialists like Walter Reuther, however, were vital.  And outright communists like lee pressman even helped, especially in the CIO, though they never controlled it.

              • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

                Harsh, Dio. Bad experiences in a misspent youth?

                Or run up against sociopathic Antifa scrappers?

                I remember going through an anarchist period…mostly out of exasperation with the opportunistic lying-ass Trotskyites, and the everlasting droning intellectual martyrdom of the Marxist-Leninists.

                But I wouldn't say that I had nothing to offer, even then, when I metaphorically flushed all those ideologies down the drain.

                Sometimes you have to throw everything out and start over. That's what my anarchist phase was. It's taken decades of seeing which ideologies are actually lived and actually make people's lives better now.

  3. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    It's kind of "meh" up here on the northeast plains. An average snowy day in Colorado. About an inch sticking, and coming down hard.But I'm happy to take a snow day off, anyway.

    • DENependent says:

      Not a huge amount sticking here in West Denver, but the snow is heavy and the wind is fairly bad. No idea what the numbers are, but my power has gone off for a minute twice so far. In case it goes out and stays out I am running the heat up much higher than I normally would. Much worse than the greater depth of fluffy snow from little while back.

      Back to shoveling.

  4. itlduso says:

    Kudos to the school districts and others who preemptively called for closures.  Nothing but rain was happening when we awoke this morning.  I bet many were ready to call Fox News to decry our weak American spirit.  But, now with a 68 mph gust reported here in Centennial and lots of snow it looks like they made a very wise decision to close.  It's always hard to make those calls and they should get credit when they get it right.

  5. The realistThe realist says:

    Report from the high country: More than 8 inches snow since last night – on top of feet of snow this season. Have not seen snow piled up so high in the yard in the 13 years we've been in this location – probably 8-9 feet high where it's been plowed and shoveled.

  6. Diogenesdemar says:

    From where I sit, the very best thing about this blizzard is that it apparently has kept Vicki Marble at her home, where none of her inane rantings today are being overheard or reported on . . .

    . . . I’m very pro-blizzard, right now!

  7. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    Not too bad in near south Denver. I can see across Lincoln St. and I can see the shed on the back edge of our yard. Power's on and our satellite is even working.

    My wife was working upstairs. She came down a few minutes ago, to report the power is out in LoDo, so she can’t patch into her desktop at the office. Her company is down 20th St. from Coors Field.

  8. And now we need an "I survived the bomb cyclone" t-shirt for Denver 2019.

  9. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Snow amounts aren't close to a record at my location in Denver — probably only about 8-10" — but the wind this morning was noticeable, taking out a couple of bare branches from a mature shade tree. One, around 3" in diameter and 10-12 feet long, looks like it broke just ahead of a knot, so it may have been bored out.  So, a bit of sawing in my future.

  10. deathpigeon | they/them says:

    I managed to avoid going outside all day, but I was going to b/c my roommate had a job interview scheduled for today and he doesn't know the buses around Longmont as well as I do, so I was gonna go with him. Luckily, he rescheduled to tomorrow, but, when he did, the person he talked to got snippy and annoyed with him b/c he dared to try to reschedule an interview over a blizzard.

  11. NeonNurseNeonNurse says:

    Out on the high dry plains we are mainly getting wind. Late 60s building like the one our bookstore is in (on Main Street in Lamar) have 'wind magnets' built in to help keep the doors closed during gusts.

     

    Today I had ours on max, but I still didn't manage to keep the door from blowing open until I put a box with *15* bricks in it right in front to hold it closed.

  12. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Snow totals across the state – from 20" in Nederland to 2" in Niwot. We have ~3-4" here in Morgan County.

    • DavieDavie says:

      The winds were so strong the snow was blowing horizontally, so only 2 or 3 inches stuck out here in NE Park Hill.  But the moisture content was pretty high, so what stuck was mostly ice.  None of the light fluffy stuff for me.  Time to break out the kitty litter and sprinkle my front steps!

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