Groundhog Day: The Groundhog was right! And wrong!

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If you believe Punxsutawney Phil, we’re getting six more weeks of winter.  If you believe Staten Island Chuck, it’s an early spring.  General Lee agrees.  No one asked the original General Lee how he felt about having his name attached to an oversized rodent weatherman.

Ground hog, woodchuck, whistle-pig, or land beaver, I can tell you that the woodchucks in this neck of the woods were completely iced in and didn’t even get a vote.

But a lot of groundhogs south of us did.  How’d they do?  Well, somebody was right.  If you look at the accuracy, it’s less than chance.  Which is spooky if you realize what we’re really celebrating is a pagan sacred bear ritual made weird and kooky by Christianizing it.

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