Wednesday, February 02, 2005


Fox News reports:

Punxsutawney Phil has "spoken," and the news isn't good. The world's most famous furry forecaster saw his shadow today, suggesting another six weeks of wintry weather.

Said furry forecaster is a Groundhog, a genial 2' tall rodent that has a habit of hurling itself into the path of approaching joggers, as I know to my cost. More importantly, they draw exactly the opposite conclusions from the evidence presented - if it's sunny they think it will stay cold, if it's gray they expect Spring.

Here is my partial list of Groundhog politicians, with help from the Washington Times:

1. Al Gore for forecasting global warming on the coldest day in New York City in 2004.

2. Michael Moore, who on the day before the Iraqi elections featured a link on his website to a column in the New York Times with the headline, "A Sinking Sensation of Parallels between Iraq and Vietnam."

3. George Soros, who intoned in 2003: "To claim that we are invading Iraq for the sake of establishing democracy is a sham, and the rest of the world sees it as such."

4. Former President Jimmy Carter who told NBC's "Today" show in September: that "I personally do not believe they're going to be ready for the election in January ... because there's no security there."

5. The Brits have Edward Heath (he of the Tienanmen Square "crackdown"), who can always be relied upon to be totally wrong.

So, with a snarl from Punxsutawney Phil, let's hear it for the Groundhogs! All suggestions for additions are welcome.