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More than a million wait in icy darkness across US
AP via Excite ^ | Jan 28 | PATRICK WALTERS

Posted on 01/28/2009 6:50:08 PM PST by PAR35

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Well over a million people shivered in ice-bound homes across the country Wednesday, waiting for warmer weather and for utility crews to restring power lines brought down by a storm that killed 23 as it took a snowy, icy journey from the Southern Plains to the East Coast. But with temperatures plunging, utility officials warned that it could be mid-February before electricity is restored to some of the hardest-hit places.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: blackouts; disaster; energy; fema; globalcooling; globalwarming; ice; january2009icestorm; obama; snowstorm; winter
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People dying, power out for weeks, freezing weather, icy roads, a disaster hitting directly at the heart of the country's biggest retailer.

Where's Fema? Where's Obama? Where's my flat screen TV?

1 posted on 01/28/2009 6:50:09 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Zero be hatin white folk!!!!


2 posted on 01/28/2009 6:51:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: PAR35

GLOBAL WARMING !!! (Hundredth!)


3 posted on 01/28/2009 6:52:10 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: PAR35

Where’s my crate of Heineken??????


4 posted on 01/28/2009 6:52:29 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: PAR35

Why doesnt Barama DO SOMETHING!??

Why wasnt he prepared?

Oh the huge manatee!


5 posted on 01/28/2009 6:53:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PAR35; SkyDancer
How are ya’ll doing? We have friends in Ardmore Ok, we haven't talked to them but I have been wondering about that area.
6 posted on 01/28/2009 6:54:16 PM PST by Ditter
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To: PAR35

I think we need a telethon where someone will say: “Barack Obama does not care about white people.”


7 posted on 01/28/2009 6:54:39 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: PAR35

And Obama is having a cocktail party at the White House tonight. He has no sense of shame, drinking and laughing, while real Americans are suffering, children freezing, old people without the comfort of a warm cup of tea.


8 posted on 01/28/2009 6:55:59 PM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: PAR35

And Obama basically called us weak and to send the kids to school, ice or no ice. I just about busted my rear on the ice a few times, not to mention having to get my car pushed once today. Sending kids to school on buses on ice covered roads would have been disasterous.


9 posted on 01/28/2009 6:56:02 PM PST by HollyB
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To: mylife

Great question! What are the common people of the nation to do in the face of this foreseeable natural disaster? He should have had generators at the ready, he is “the One” you know!


10 posted on 01/28/2009 6:56:04 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: ConservaTexan

I am holding out for FEMA pie.


11 posted on 01/28/2009 6:56:15 PM PST by Ditter
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To: PAR35

Mid Feb?


12 posted on 01/28/2009 6:57:05 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: PAR35
Well over a million people shivered in ice-bound homes across the country

Ignorance is a terrible thing!!

13 posted on 01/28/2009 6:57:51 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: PAR35

Barry Obama doesn’t care about white people..

Our power was out once for five days after a tornado hit the area. I feel very sorry for these people. At least it was October and not so cold. We spent alot of time sleeping. And actually met some neighbors we rarely saw and never talked to...


14 posted on 01/28/2009 6:58:27 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: ConservaTexan
Where’s my crate of Heineken?

At least you won't have any trouble keeping it cold.

15 posted on 01/28/2009 6:58:33 PM PST by PAR35
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To: mylife
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16 posted on 01/28/2009 6:58:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Ditter

Mmmmm... Female pie...


17 posted on 01/28/2009 6:58:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cripplecreek

L0L


18 posted on 01/28/2009 6:59:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PAR35
Hey Gore, how's that Global Warming thing going?
19 posted on 01/28/2009 6:59:55 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: mylife

LOL! Not exactly what I meant, I prefer apple or peach.


20 posted on 01/28/2009 7:01:48 PM PST by Ditter
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To: org.whodat

Don’t forget the 2000 dollar FEMA cards. You might have to ask.


21 posted on 01/28/2009 7:02:39 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: tobyhill

Al Gore is still running around and screaming like Chicken Little that the Global warming will kill us all.

What an idiot.


22 posted on 01/28/2009 7:03:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

It’s called “climate change” because they don’t know which way the temperature is going to go. But they sure know it’s going to change - and it’s all our fault.


23 posted on 01/28/2009 7:03:46 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: PAR35
More than a million wait in icy darkness across US

and into the frigid wasteland of what was once a proud, prosperous land, stepped...bladdiddy blah freaking blah.

24 posted on 01/28/2009 7:04:17 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (this is disney world and obama is mickey mouse.)
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To: Ditter

25 posted on 01/28/2009 7:04:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PAR35

"Now, I know things might seem bleak to a very small minority of you in Kansas....and a small number of you in Illinois.....and I understand there might be one or two people in New York and Kentucky along with a handful of people in Arkansas and North Dakota...and maybe even in...did I already say Tennessee?.....
26 posted on 01/28/2009 7:06:08 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: PAR35

The one good thing about being in Vermont is that we haven’t had any of those ice storms—yet. But the snow sure is piling up, and it’s been really cold. I think I’m going to run out of cord wood before it’s spring.

We spent most of the day shoveling, but by morning we’ll have to do it all over again.

I’ve been wondering if this might not be God’s reaction to Obama the Baby Killer.


27 posted on 01/28/2009 7:06:33 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: PAR35
The latest AP photo from the scene:


28 posted on 01/28/2009 7:06:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Ditter

The Dallas area should be ok by tomorrow afternoon. If the idiots will turn off their automatic sprinklers. Lots of buried power lines, not many big trees.

Not like the mess they have up in the Ozarks.

I’ve been through Ardmore a few times, but I don’t remember what they have in the way of trees and power lines.


29 posted on 01/28/2009 7:07:59 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35
Why isn't Obama visiting the stricken area, and landing in Paducah to see for himself what happened on the ground.

Instead, what do we see this morning ~ he's laughing and joking about a "little bit of ice".

What a fraud this 0Bama is ~ what a terrible, nasty little man.

30 posted on 01/28/2009 7:08:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Fu-fu2
I actually was without power for 5 days in St. Louis once because of an ice storm. One night I had 18 candles lit in the bedroom for heat. I wasn't sure whether the cold would kill me first, or the lack of oxygen.

Nah, it was OK. Would rather not do it again, though.
31 posted on 01/28/2009 7:08:56 PM PST by kc8ukw
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To: coloradan
Climate Change is real! It's called seasons.
32 posted on 01/28/2009 7:09:01 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: Cicero

I’m real glad this storm missed us in southern Mi. We’ve had more than our fair share and then came the cold.


33 posted on 01/28/2009 7:09:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: PAR35

Get used to shivering or sweltering and sitting in the dark folks. Obama’s energy plans will assure that the price of electricity will become almost unaffordable and that there will be frequent blackouts while we wait for the windmills to turn or the solar cells to heat up.


34 posted on 01/28/2009 7:11:43 PM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: mylife

Oh the tzar-chasm!


35 posted on 01/28/2009 7:12:26 PM PST by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: PAR35

I can never understand why this country doesn’t convert to underground electic lines. Every winter we have this, every hurricane, every windstorm.

For what it costs repairing these lines/poles every damn time we could have put the lines underground 10 times by now.


36 posted on 01/28/2009 7:12:38 PM PST by Lorianne (People who do not own their homes outright are mortgage-owners, not homeowners.)
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To: PAR35

Obama said thinks those who are freezing to death are all part of the ‘SACRIFICE’. Martyrs are very pleasing to ‘the one’ (piss and excrement be upon him).


37 posted on 01/28/2009 7:13:13 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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To: CindyDawg
Mid Feb?

One guy in NW Ark was told that it could be a month before his house was hooked back up. But I just went with what was in the AP story.

38 posted on 01/28/2009 7:13:30 PM PST by PAR35
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To: kc8ukw

We had a cold front that decided to stay awhile. We lived in an old house that only had gas heaters but still stayed cold. We blanketed the doors off the living room and camped out. It was warm there but going to the bathroom was like stepping into a freezer. The kitchen was cold also but no one but me minded since I was delegated to bring food to the gang.


39 posted on 01/28/2009 7:14:10 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Sry: Obama ‘thinks’. Too exited on the keyboard, here. ;)


40 posted on 01/28/2009 7:14:20 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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To: wgflyer

L0L!


41 posted on 01/28/2009 7:14:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PAR35

I hope he has a warm place to go to.


42 posted on 01/28/2009 7:15:35 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: mylife

heh heh.


43 posted on 01/28/2009 7:16:11 PM PST by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: Lorianne

What? a ruin the skyline?


44 posted on 01/28/2009 7:16:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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and ruin the skyline?
45 posted on 01/28/2009 7:19:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CindyDawg

THey have shelters and most of the hotels are open, but that’s going to get old in a hurry. If I was him, I’d get a generator. The ice should melt by this weekend.


46 posted on 01/28/2009 7:19:56 PM PST by PAR35
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To: ConservaTexan
Where’s my crate of Heineken??????

Comin' right up!

47 posted on 01/28/2009 7:20:31 PM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Lorianne

I think the tricky part with underground lines is the need to have to dig every time someone hooks on to them, or when they need repair, which is much more expensive than climbing up a pole. So I don’t know if it would save money in the long run.

Re your tagline: true they don’t own the home but they do own the equity they’ve built in paying on the mortgage, albeit subject to markets whims.


48 posted on 01/28/2009 7:21:36 PM PST by Rennes Templar (The Messiah and the Religion of Fleece)
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To: Lorianne

Distribution lines shouldn’t be a problem to bury. Heat’s the issue with the big cross country transmission lines.


49 posted on 01/28/2009 7:21:47 PM PST by PAR35
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To: CindyDawg
I aways just fire up the old wood stove and cook on the gas grill. Life is good!!!
50 posted on 01/28/2009 7:21:59 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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