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Record-breaking storm closes US federal government
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/09 | Stephanie Griffith

Posted on 12/21/2009 9:33:34 AM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The federal government was closed Monday after a record-breaking snowstorm swept across the northeastern United States and put a damper on one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.

Just days before Christmas, the eastern seaboard from North Carolina to New England was digging out from the worst blizzard in years, which closed train and bus service, paralyzed air traffic, crippled motorists and left hundreds of thousands of residents without power in some areas.

Americans pining for a white Christmas got more than they bargained for, with local officials urging residents to hunker down indoors as record snowfall wreaked havoc on roadways.

And with the roads and transportation in disarray, many churches canceled Sunday services and some schools planned closures ahead of the December 25 holiday.

Commuters faced uncertainty on Monday, as the region struggled to clear persistent snow and ice. Federal agencies and local jurisdictions were closed, with all workers except emergency employees excused from work.

In Washington, crews worked throughout the night to restore service to the Metrorail system, de-icing tracks and digging train cars out of the snow in rail yards.

The storm was a blow to the already reeling retail sector, which had been counting on cash registers ringing loudly on "Super Saturday" -- traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year -- to make up for weeks of lackluster sales.

"I think we can safely say that sales in the Washington region were crippled," National Retail Federation vice president Ellen Davis told AFP.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: closes; federalgovernment; freezingjackasses; globalcooling; recordbreaking; storm
Women, children and elderly most affected.

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How about a headline ya'll never see?

Gubamint runs out of dough, cuts spending drastically

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Not even a major blow can keep the Dems from their relentless agenda.

Operation Barbarossa II. The Senate prepares to push the Union over the edge into a deep abyss. Future casualties be damned. General Reid doesn't care.

1 posted on 12/21/2009 9:33:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

It didn’t close it soon enough or hard enough, too bad there weren’t a bunch of frozen stiffs in the senate.


2 posted on 12/21/2009 9:35:26 AM PST by mrsmel
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People walk through the snow-covered National Mall in Washington, DC. The federal government was closed Monday after a record-breaking snowstorm swept across the northeastern United States and put a damper on one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)


3 posted on 12/21/2009 9:36:10 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

Need more storms.


4 posted on 12/21/2009 9:37:03 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: NormsRevenge

bushes fault....


5 posted on 12/21/2009 9:37:04 AM PST by tatsinfla
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Monumental snow storm : Snow covers the Marine Corps War Memorial
in Arlington, Virginia. (AFP/Karen Bleier)


6 posted on 12/21/2009 9:37:11 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

Somehow, I think it has to be Bush’s fault, but the best news I’ve heard in a while.


7 posted on 12/21/2009 9:39:54 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did everyone notice that the MSM did not give us the usual 2 day doom and gloom for us to run out and empty the shelves of bread and milk?

They couldnt let a blizzard interrupt Presbo’s global warming speech.


8 posted on 12/21/2009 9:40:55 AM PST by blackminorca
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank GOD for good news, for a change.


9 posted on 12/21/2009 9:41:34 AM PST by Marathoner (At least Hitler was a corporal.)
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To: NormsRevenge

(God of Israel speaking)

Job 38:22-23 (King James Version)

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?


10 posted on 12/21/2009 9:43:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: The Antiyuppie
“Need more storms.”

We need a mighty storm of outraged Americans.

11 posted on 12/21/2009 9:44:18 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: The Antiyuppie
“Need more storms.”

We need a mighty storm of outraged Americans.

12 posted on 12/21/2009 9:44:32 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: The Antiyuppie
Need more storms

I'm thinking a big fat lightning bolt...

13 posted on 12/21/2009 9:45:40 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Harry Reid - Pimp of the US Senate)
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To: NormsRevenge

The REAL storm to shut down the current government is still 3 years away.


14 posted on 12/21/2009 9:46:02 AM PST by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: hsrazorback1

Hey obama we’ll fix your wagon!!!! The wheels will fall off you re election!!!


15 posted on 12/21/2009 9:48:53 AM PST by GregB (The enemy is the United States Senate!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

They closed government because they didn’t want to hear from the record breaking storm of people that want them arrested and prosecuted.


16 posted on 12/21/2009 9:48:53 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NormsRevenge

It looks like divine intervention may be our only remaining hope...


17 posted on 12/21/2009 9:49:50 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: NormsRevenge

For one day, we were safe.


18 posted on 12/21/2009 9:50:32 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: The Antiyuppie

Then the solution is to move the federal government to Little America.


19 posted on 12/21/2009 9:50:37 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Quick! Weld the doors shut so they can’t come back to work!!!


20 posted on 12/21/2009 9:53:27 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: NormsRevenge
It's an Obamicle! The Big O goes to Copenhagen for a day and Global Warming is over! Break out the leaded gas.
21 posted on 12/21/2009 10:25:09 AM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: NormsRevenge

They can’t clear the roads days after a storm but they want to control my health care.

And there are actually morons who think they’re going to benefit from this disaster.


22 posted on 12/21/2009 10:58:38 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: NormsRevenge
Instead of staying home people were out traveling in this storm.

I-95 was basically a parking lot because of the snow and accidents. The State Police local LEs could not get to many of the accidents and other calls because I-95 was so clogged with traffic.

I know it is Christmastime but this was a major storm for this area and people were just to stupid or selfish to stay home.

23 posted on 12/21/2009 11:35:34 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: F15Eagle

AMEN!


24 posted on 12/21/2009 2:54:31 PM PST by RoadTest (Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3)
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To: NormsRevenge
What records are being broke? I am near philly and we have more snow than this before. I also see the weather-tainers referring to storms as category 4 and 5.

I guess that is a little like being a “Master” Carpenter. Good for TV but does not exist.

25 posted on 02/06/2010 8:24:19 AM PST by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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