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Weather Bulletin - Denver (Humor)
E-mail | 12-23-2006 | E-mail

Posted on 12/23/2006 5:18:42 AM PST by ThreePuttinDude

WEATHER BULLETIN

Up here, in the "Mile-Hi City", we just recovered from a Historic event--- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a historic blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.

FYI:

George Bush did not come.

FEMA did nothing.

No one howled for the government.

No one blamed the government.

No one even uttered an expletive on TV.

Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit.

Our Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else.

Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.

CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5 snowstorm. Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.

No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.

No one looted.

Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something.

Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.

No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera.

No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found.

Nope, we just melted the snow for water.

Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars.

The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a penny.

Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments delivered it to the snowbound families.

Families took in the stranded people - total strangers.

We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns.

We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die".

We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.

Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.

"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate."

It does seem that way, at least to me.

I hope this gets passed on.

Maybe SOME people will get the message. The world does Not owe you a living.


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1 posted on 12/23/2006 5:18:43 AM PST by ThreePuttinDude
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To: ThreePuttinDude

Add to that, I was up for 2 nights straight and had to cancel my ski vacation to the Rockies. I don't blame Bush either.


2 posted on 12/23/2006 5:25:10 AM PST by razzle
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To: ThreePuttinDude

I blame Nagin and Blanco. Because it just feels good.


3 posted on 12/23/2006 5:36:56 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

Refreshing. Thank you.

America the way I remember it.

Merry Christmas everyone.

The Freep, one of the most fun places on the net.

Thank you Freepers!!


4 posted on 12/23/2006 5:38:46 AM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

We suffered through many horrible winters in Boston when I was growing up. Communities helped each other. I always have thought of that after Katrina. We didn't demand the government pay for our roof after '78. We didn't demand the government pay for our burst pipes many times over. There were times we couldn't afford oil for the furnace, and we had no "Saint Chavez & Angel Kennedy" to help us. What it taught me was that people need to help each other and themselves. It never occurred to us to demand the government bail us out.


5 posted on 12/23/2006 6:21:18 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: Colorado Doug; george76; ican'tbelieveit
Where is FEMA?

Oh no Doug. It looks like FEMA isn't coming. What ever will we do?

6 posted on 12/23/2006 7:26:34 AM PST by jan in Colorado (God Bless our Troops and their families!)
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To: jan in Colorado
Oh no Doug. It looks like FEMA isn't coming. What ever will we do?

I don't know Jan. It's worse than I thought. The sled got broken during the blizzard and from what I hear, Hickenlooperduper has cornered the market on sleds. If we are to resume sledding, I may have to fix mine if federal aid does not arrive quickly.

7 posted on 12/23/2006 7:45:00 AM PST by Colorado Doug
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To: Colorado Doug

Maybe Santa will help!?!


8 posted on 12/23/2006 8:38:51 AM PST by jan in Colorado (God Bless our Troops and their families!)
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To: ThreePuttinDude
Please forward this to the following people:

Rush Limbaugh
Sean Hannity
Bill O'Reilly

This is short and succinct enough to be read on the air.

Consider yourself HIGHLY commended, sir!

Cheers!

...oh, and Merry Christmas.

9 posted on 12/23/2006 8:46:21 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

I had to walk in knee to waist deep snow to get out of my house, to my car, to and around work...


10 posted on 12/23/2006 12:45:15 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: jan in Colorado

I think the government should force UPS to deliver my Christmas present.

And, obviously this cold will result in higher than normal heating bills; time for some handouts for that.


11 posted on 12/23/2006 12:47:18 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

Very excellent!! bttt


12 posted on 12/23/2006 12:48:31 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Wear Red on Fridays to support the troops!!)
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To: ThreePuttinDude
Awesome.

Might I add, no NBC reporters faking it for the camera. (reporting from a boat while people walked through the puddle behind her.)

13 posted on 12/23/2006 12:56:59 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! ("Tolerance" is only required of Conservatives and Christians.)
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To: jan in Colorado

Our local King Sooper's was wiped out of dairy products and almost all meat. There are babies crying right now! Where is FEMA and my 2 grand?


14 posted on 12/23/2006 3:10:30 PM PST by jwh_Denver (Don't be near Ted Kennedy when his liver explodes.)
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To: jwh_Denver

I noticed that at both Walmart & Safeway last night. No fresh produce, bread aisle in Walmart was nearly bare (what was left was in very poor shape).

I really needed bread to make sandwiches next week.


15 posted on 12/23/2006 7:22:43 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: jan in Colorado
Maybe Santa will help!?!

After watching what happened in New Orleans, I thought Santa and FEMA were the same entity!?!?

16 posted on 12/23/2006 10:17:35 PM PST by Colorado Doug
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Yeah, you really need bread for Christmas!


17 posted on 12/23/2006 11:07:04 PM PST by jwh_Denver (Don't be near Ted Kennedy when his liver explodes.)
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To: jwh_Denver

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Glad to see you folks are doing alright there.

After the blizzard in IL a few weeks back we had folks in Southern IL who were without power for over a week. There wasn't hide nor hair of Jesse Jackson, Geraldo, President Bush, nor was there a single FEMA trailer to be found.

Strange.

L

18 posted on 12/23/2006 11:15:03 PM PST by Lurker (History's most dangerous force is government and the crime syndicates that grow with it.)
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To: Lurker

That sucks. One thing we get very little of here in CO is freezing rain.

Bread looks good. Got butter?


19 posted on 12/23/2006 11:26:08 PM PST by jwh_Denver (Don't be near Ted Kennedy when his liver explodes.)
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To: jwh_Denver
Got butter?

Some people.....

One thing we get very little of here in CO is freezing rain.

I'd rather have 2 feet of snow than one inch of freezing rain. It's pretty amazing that so little ice can bring down those big long haul high tension power lines.

The power company down there says they've had to replace over 275 miles of the stuff. That's what took so long. None of their vendors keeps that much of it in stock.

They were working 3 shifts to get it replaced. Oh people were bitching, but nobody got too squirrelly. It is downstate IL after all. You can get away with looting in Chicago but south of I-80 you're far more likely to get your backside shot off than make off with a sixer of Heineken.

So by and large folks helped each other out. IEMA was there and we dispatched some of the State assets we're responsible for tracking but there wasn't any big call for FEMA to show up.

At the height of it there were something like 200,000 people affected in one way or another.

Well that's one more subject I can add to my Preparedness Training Seminars anyway.

L

20 posted on 12/23/2006 11:33:59 PM PST by Lurker (History's most dangerous force is government and the crime syndicates that grow with it.)
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To: ThreePuttinDude
Well that's very good! I'm in Aurora and I was pulled out of a dip at an intersection by a gentleman with a large SUV and a chain. I offered him money but he wouldn't take it. So all I could do was thank him profusely and proclaim him a Saint.

Major and secondary streets are now passable - though narrower - and the cul-de-sac streets are "travel at your own risk", but something that would go a long way towards bringing this city back to life would be to lift the assinine salt ban. I mean, why torture yourself?

21 posted on 12/24/2006 5:56:33 AM PST by Musket (It's very simple:<i>your quoted text pasted here</i><p> produces Quoted Italic with paragraph break)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

bttt


22 posted on 12/24/2006 6:00:21 AM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Lurker

“I'd rather have 2 feet of snow than one inch of freezing rain.”

Agreed. I remember one winter in the mid nineties when there was a freezing rainstorm every week for about two months. We didn’t loose too many power lines but the constant coating of ice took its toll. It took more than a year to resurface all the damaged roadways.

But then here in "Bawlmure, Murrland" we panic over any weather. A month ago they closed schools early on the “forecast” of heavy rain. A few weeks ago schools were closed and events cancelled because of fog.

Interestingly though, we have some reason to be fearful of Winter storms because while there are really big snows out West, historically most of the biggest, costliest and deadliest blizzards occur along the East Coast from the Mid-Atlantic up through New England – probably so costly due to the concentrated population centers. These coastal storms are very unpredictable and often develop and flare up almost overnight.

http://nsidc.org/snow/blizzard/storms.html

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/disasters/major_blizzards.htm

I don’t worry about storms coming at us from the West, rather in Winter, I look to the South for the low pressure to the Gulf for moisture and to Canada for the cold because when all those come together, you get a classic Nor’Easter; basically an extro-tropical Hurricane with snow. You just haven’t lived until you been through Thunder Snow!

The worst I’ve lived through to date was '93. But ‘77,'78,‘83 and “03 were pretty bad too.

But while these blizzards were a major inconvenience for me, I can’t imagine living without electricity for so long. The last time that sort of thing happened here was hurricane Isabell.


23 posted on 12/24/2006 8:23:31 AM PST by Caramelgal (Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.)
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To: jwh_Denver

Anyone seeing this Bronco game on CBS... it is snowing in Denver. I think the forecasters missed this one.


24 posted on 12/24/2006 3:10:53 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

They said possible flurries today.


25 posted on 12/24/2006 7:19:04 PM PST by jwh_Denver (Don't be near Ted Kennedy when his liver explodes.)
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To: jwh_Denver

Oh, I must have taken a vacation since Friday. I thought we had something coming through Friday, then nothing for awhile.


26 posted on 12/24/2006 8:49:02 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Colorado Doug
I thought Santa and FEMA were the same entity!?!?

I just meant that maybe Santa could bring you a sled! ;o)

Merry Christmas!

27 posted on 12/24/2006 10:13:51 PM PST by jan in Colorado (God Bless our Troops and their families!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I don't know about UPS, but the mailman delivered packages today! I was shocked.

Merry Christmas!


28 posted on 12/24/2006 10:30:12 PM PST by jan in Colorado (God Bless our Troops and their families!)
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To: jan in Colorado

First, Merry Christmas.

Is that your house? Just lovely. If so, did you take the time to dig out the decorations? My light covered trees and reindeer are still buried under snow. I was not about to try to dig them out, :-(.

But, I still have my lights along the top of the house.

Again, lovely.

So, I think UPS may have shot themselves in the foot over this mess. When the roads cleared, FedEx, DHL, and the postal service (government agency, wow) delivered through the weekend to make up for the two days during the week. UPSs response: we don't make guarantees during the holiday season or bad weather.

I have a package in Commerce City that will get to me tomorrow, :-(.


29 posted on 12/25/2006 7:20:56 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: ThreePuttinDude
I understand what you are saying. Katrina and New Orleans made a disgusting spectacle for all of us to watch and Houston is still paying the price for our generosity but.......... you didn't get snow *inside* your house up to the rafters. That part you saw on TV was real. A flood and a snow storm are kinda different weather events.
30 posted on 12/25/2006 7:34:50 AM PST by Ditter
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Merry Christmas!

No, it isn't my house. It's a few blocks away, but we sure enjoy driving by it often.

Sorry you didn't get your package, but hey, now you still have something to look forward to!

Have an awesome day!

31 posted on 12/25/2006 7:43:48 AM PST by jan in Colorado (God Bless our Troops and their families!)
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To: jan in Colorado

No worries on the package. But, knowing it is there, I figure UPS will have to do some damage control because FedEx & others will have positive press.

I took two days of vacation last week so I could run do last minute shopping, etc, and drive around to see all of the Christmas lights. I hope the roads improve enough and people keep their lights on this week. We will definitely try to make it out.


32 posted on 12/25/2006 8:01:31 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: jan in Colorado

Are you ready for the storm moving in tomorrow? It has the forecasters excited.

Weather warning was in excess of 8 inches last night, moved to in excess of 12 inches today. They are still trying to figure out if it will break apart before hitting us.


33 posted on 12/27/2006 9:39:50 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Thanks for the update. Last I heard it was going to be about 5 inches...which use to excite me, but after 2 feet last week, 5 inches is a 'dusting' LOL

I was out early this morning and finally saw plows clearing some of the side streets. It is a mess but I LOVE the snow!

34 posted on 12/27/2006 10:19:44 AM PST by jan in Colorado (God Bless our Troops and their families!)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

Just how lucky can a state get?/ no MSM!!!!


35 posted on 12/27/2006 10:48:13 AM PST by buck61
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To: buck61
Well, down here in Texas, on Galveston Island, we feel pretty lucky. We all just left when Rita was coming in! And now our lovely and talented Mayor Lyda Ann is going to teach them all how to do it! Yeah Lyda Ann (Google her and read about it if you didn't hear about our evacuation...that's a whole other story...we've got to get the state folks on board! We had no contraflow lanes + Houston mayor told his people to leave. Our 60K people wouldn't have been a problem otherwise. But at least got off the island!).

BTW, way too much snow for me...had 144 inches in Fairbanks Alaska the last winter we lived there! We're coming to Denver next November; hope it snows a bit while we're there but not a blizzard!

Stay warm, folks.
36 posted on 01/02/2007 11:38:01 AM PST by TXweezie
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To: ThreePuttinDude

Rocky Mountain New
WASHINGTON — Western lawmakers are pushing to give emergency disaster relief to farmers and ranchers hammered by winter storms.
On the first day of the new congressional session on Thursday, Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Loveland, and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Fort Morgan, introduced legislation that would give aid to livestock owners who suffered blizzard-related losses in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.


So much for smug self-righteousness


37 posted on 01/06/2007 10:19:42 AM PST by reality_check2
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To: razzle

Are you kidding me with that reply? You are comparing someone losing their home, all of their valuables and memories, to you not being able to go on vacation in the mountains. Seriously, that's pretty ridiculous. I live in Denver, and lasted through this storm just fine. The storm is no comparison to Katrina...


38 posted on 01/06/2007 5:58:03 PM PST by Denver_07
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To: Denver_07
Relax dude, I'm sorry about your Broncos but you didn't read my post, I wasn't comparing my canceled ski vacation (that I was planning for months) and several hundred dollars, to you losing a night of sleep, or some fool from New Orleans (I lived there for 3 years in the late 80s) who was too dumb to hop on a bus. I wouldn't do any such thing.
39 posted on 01/07/2007 5:11:21 AM PST by razzle
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