I should apologize for the lack of articles this week but it’s something I just can’t help. I spent a very busy 4 days in Chicago attending a conference, it was like being in the belly of the beast! I’m so glad to be out of that town, in my opinion the traffic was worse than D.C. and Midtown Manhattan. Let’s just say I’m glad to be HOME.
In other news in my neck of the woods we got 6+ inches of snow this afternoon, which predictably snarled traffic and sparked conversations like this:
Joe: Wow can you believe it’s snowing outside, this is crazy!
John: Man that’s nothing, I’m from (insert some northern state) and we get (exaggerated) ___ feet of snow every day! Ha!
I left my office around noon as the snow started to fall and have shoveled my driveway and back patio twice since being home. I found out that my 8 month old German Shepherd LOVES the snow, he was outside with me and just played and played. I also had an interesting exchange with one of my neighbors after shoveling my drive for the 2nd time. He attempted to pull into his driveway and couldn’t get past the curb. I’m not sure why people buy 2 wheel drive SUV’s but apparently he is one of those who feel that 4WD is just not necessary. Anyways I offered to give him a push up the drive, it struck me as odd that he didn’t know what I was talking about. “A push? What do you mean?” *pause* “Well that means you step on the gas and I push your vehicle, we’ll rock it up the driveway.” Of course it worked but I was just surprised at how little people know about dealing with this type of weather.
I’d be interested in hearing about any of your experiences from this recent winter storm if you were in the path of it. Post up in the comment section!
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One of the Worst Ice Storms in Years Continues From Texas to Kentucky
PJ: It’s not like we didn’t have a warning…but there will still be those who are caught with their pants down.
At least 2 dead, 250,000 in Texas without power, as winter storm slams South, Midwest
PJ: It doesn’t have to be an EMP strike or Cyber attack!
Big Banks Are Being Hit With Cyberattacks “Every Minute Of Every Day”
PJ: In a world where everything is connected, NOTHING is safe. 3 years ago my checking account was cleaned out in a matter of hours, fortunately I got all the funds back. Yesterday I had to cancel my debit card and order a new one after $300 in charges from several hundred miles away surfaced. I noticed the discrepancies immediately because I have alerts set on my account, any transaction over $100 generates a text to my phone.
Gun Control Coming to the Senate Floor on Monday
PJ: No chance, we made our position clear throughout 2013 and remain vigilant when it comes to protecting our 2A rights.
It’s Time to Talk About Guns and the Supreme Court
PJ: Just…WOW. It’s not often you see this strong of an opinion coming from within the ranks of the military. For the record, I disagree with his stance.