Friday, March 22, 2013

Follow up to yesterday's post on our frigid 1st day of Spring.

I thought this news story was quite funny in light of the freezing weather we are having in place of a normal Spring. This is besides the fact that the weatherman has said we might get 6 inches of snow Sunday night. For those of you not living in the United States, Punxutawney Phil is a groundhog and tradition says if he comes out of his burrow and see his shadow we will have an early Spring, if he does not see his shadow we will continue to have 6 more weeks of Winter. Groundhog Day is on February 2nd and the miscreant rodent gave false information.

Punxsutawney Phil indicted for false informing News, Weather   


Officials in Butler County, Ohio have indicted a famous groundhog for the rash of cold winter-type weather we've been having. 

The indictment, filed by Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Gmoser, alleges that on or about February 02, 2013, at Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney Phil did purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the people to believe that Spring would come early. 

"I woke up this morning and the wind was blowing, the snow was flying, the temperatures were falling, and I said 'Punxsutawney, you let us down,'" said Gmoser. 

The suit goes on to say that, "contrary to the Groundhog Day report, a snowstorm and record low temperatures have been and are predicted to continue in the near future, which constitutes the offense of MISREPRESENTATION OF EARLY SPRING, a Unclassified Felony, and against the peace and dignity of the State Of Ohio." {See the full indictment here} 

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