Here comes the snOMG

The Carrboro Citizen warns us ice is coming, and you can follow the very amusing, weather-induced mass hysteria at Twitter via the snOMG hashtag (dynamically displayed below).

Have you stocked up on bread and toilet paper yet?


Total votes: 37


I moved down here about 18 months ago from upstate New York.  I've found that the most dangerous part about getting around in the snow down here isn't the weather itself, which is never more than a little dusting.  Not hard to drive in at all.

No, the problem is all the idiots surrounding me on the road.  It's like people just decide to abandon any semblence of logic once it snows.  Force is equal to mass times acceleration, people.  Frictional forces are reduced when the road is slick, meaning smaller accelerations (speeding up, slowing down, or turning) will cause slippage.  Accelerate, decelerate, and turn more slowly, and you don't slip.  Not that hard.

But no, people choose to slam on their brakes and throw their steering wheels around like recently decapitated chickens.

Marianne Williamson wrote a fascinating article pointing out why it appears as if the Democratic Party and its leadership (including President Obama) have lost their way.  What say ye the people?  Read the article and post your comments at






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This Week in Orange Politics

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

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