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Published:March 22nd, 2013 11:38 EST

Video! Outrage: Prosecutor Demands Death Penalty for Punxsutawney Phil

By Robert Paul Reyes

"As severe cold grips the eastern U.S. on March 21, Punxsutawney Phil`s forecast for an early spring is best described as an epic failure. The prosecuting attorney of Butler County, Ohio, Michael Gmoser, wants the groundhog to pay for his flawed prediction, with his life."


Washington Post

TheOnion.Com satirical Web site recently wrote the groundhog had been beheaded for his inaccurate prediction.

I must admit that Punxsutawney Phil`s forecast for an early spring was one of the most epic failures in human and groundhog history, but why so much tongue-in-cheek hatred for the cute critter?

It`s March 22, and the temp was barely in the 20`s when I got up this morning, but I`m not even tempted to write a snarky article about Phil.

We expect too much from the little fellow, we rudely awaken him from his hibernation and expect him to accurately forecast the weather for the next six weeks. Even the best meteorologist in the world will think twice before forecasting the weather more than two days into the future.

Cuteness covers a multitude of sins, and as far as I`m concerned the darling groundhog is entitled to screw up every once in a while.

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