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Patrick declares state of emergency in Mass.
boston.com ^ | 26 December 2010

Posted on 12/27/2010 5:54:19 AM PST by NautiNurse

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency as the season's first snow storm barrels into New England.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: devalpatrick; globalcooling; globalwarminghoax; massachusetts; snow
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It's going to be a long and expensive winter when New England liberals declare a state of emergency for each snow storm.
1 posted on 12/27/2010 5:54:21 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

http://www.weatheraction.com/
mini ice age predicted based on solar observations


2 posted on 12/27/2010 5:57:45 AM PST by griswold3 (Employment is off-shored, away from govt. regulations, price pressure groups, and liabilities.)
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To: NautiNurse

He has ordered all non essential state workers to not go to work. The jokes write themselves.


3 posted on 12/27/2010 5:58:30 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: NautiNurse

We’ve already got over a foot here in southwestern New Hampshire, but even our communist, metrosexual governor hasn’t called for “state of emergency”.

State of emergency is usually declared to solicit Federal moneys and to put the National Guard on alert for duty against looters and rioters.

We haven’t lost power, yet, but we have a backup generator and heat our house and water with wood. We also have a wood cookstove, but we use it mostly for heat, since we have a gas cookstove.

Plow is mounted on the truck, and I’ll be going out soon to clear the snow off the driveway. Neighbor just plowed the road. He beat me to it.

We’re ready.


4 posted on 12/27/2010 6:01:26 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: NautiNurse

Way to forget that you live north of the Mason-Dixon Line, Massholes.

People in the NE are such winter drama queens.


5 posted on 12/27/2010 6:01:51 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: NautiNurse

Why? There’s a few inches of snow on the ground in Boston.

(whiny squeaky liberal voice) state of emergency! it’s a state of emergency! there’s 4 inches of snow on the ground! state of emergency!


6 posted on 12/27/2010 6:03:31 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: NautiNurse

Because snow in the winter in Massachusetts is so Unexpected!


7 posted on 12/27/2010 6:03:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (Sarah.)
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To: Westbrook

Hey, if the NH guv were the President’s Mini-Me, he might declare a state of emergency too!


8 posted on 12/27/2010 6:03:52 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: NautiNurse
This is NOT a state of emergency! It is called a little bit of snow.
9 posted on 12/27/2010 6:05:20 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: 9YearLurker

> Hey, if the NH guv were the President’s Mini-Me, he might
> declare a state of emergency too!

He was able to distance himself enough from the communist POTUS, and a lot of folks dislike the candidate the Republicans fielded in November, so we’re stuck with the gay boy liar for another 2 years.

He won’t call a state of emergency for a moderate snow storm, because most New Hamphire-ites would correctly perceive him as a drama queen for doing so.


10 posted on 12/27/2010 6:07:24 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: VanDeKoik
I live in Massachusetts near the NH border and it only took me about an hour to shovel my foot of snow this morning. Just a routine snowstorm for me. Now I'm ready to head out to the Dunkin Donuts, which I'm sure will be open.

This "state of emergency" is a crock. There's no emergency here! It's just the governor extending the holiday weekend for his cronies. Had this same storm happened on a Wednesday in a regular workweek, it would have been business as usual the next morning.

11 posted on 12/27/2010 6:07:31 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Looks like we got 1.5 feet in CT.

Storm starting to wind down here, heading out to shovel and park truck back in driveway.

It’s winter people.


12 posted on 12/27/2010 6:12:07 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Boardwalk

The joke is on the taxpayers.


13 posted on 12/27/2010 6:13:11 AM PST by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: NautiNurse
Half a foot of snow is nothing except to
an Obama carpetbagging plant from Chicago installed
by none other than David Axelrod.


14 posted on 12/27/2010 6:13:32 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: NautiNurse
I think we should all put aside ideological differences and try to help your Governor (who does look like Barack Obama on steroids) cope with this massive, paralyzing, unprecedented-in-New England, tragic, dangerous storm, which could delay the prompt delivery of aid to women, children, and minorities throughout the Commonwealth. I am not forgetting Gays and Lesbians, even though I had been led to believe that Lesbians, too, are "gay."

Snow in New England. It is caused by Global Warming and by that Dick Cheney and his patriarchal gender normative diabolical Weather Machine, which is of course, George W. Bush's fault.

Now is a good time to remember that Deval Patrick is Governor of all the MAssholes, not just the good people, alive and dead, legal and illegal, who voted for him.

15 posted on 12/27/2010 6:14:08 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who elect them.)
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To: VanDeKoik

> People in the NE are such winter drama queens.

Not all of us are.

In a real blizzard, the roads and highways clog up with cars that get stuck. Going uphill, even with snowtires, without 4WD, in 6” or more of snow is near impossible. Add to that white-out conditions where you can’t even see where you’re going. A lot of people pull over, if they can, and walk to the nearest house or store to wait it out. Their cars will be towed to make room for the plows. Roads and highways will be shut for days. Much of the area will experience power outages.

For metrosexuals living in the city and suburbs, this is high drama.

For rural, somewhat self-sufficient types,a real blizzard is an awesome and beautiful display of God’s expression in nature followed by some work to dig out and a few days of peace and quiet.


16 posted on 12/27/2010 6:15:49 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: VanDeKoik

After Katrina and the oil spill, you below the Mason Dixon Line have ABSOLUTELY nothing to say about drama.


17 posted on 12/27/2010 6:19:24 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: SamAdams76
Hanscom AFB is shutdown today except for essential personnel. I am taking PTO and will be allowed to make it up over the next couple of weeks.

Having grown up in Wisconsin (Yeah, some of us did actually grow up!), this is a nice snow storm. I will have another cup of coffee, shovel a path to the shop and get a fire started in the wood stove, and enjoy the day off.

I'll crank up the snow blower this afternoon and clear the driveway. We have heat, power, water and coffee...life is good!

18 posted on 12/27/2010 6:25:09 AM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: Westbrook

Wait until the greenies get control of the country and ban “inappropriate technology”...like weather satellites.


19 posted on 12/27/2010 6:26:44 AM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: Westbrook
Going uphill, even with snowtires, without 4WD, in 6” or more of snow is near impossible...

Balderdash, old chap. Have you never driven and old Volkswagen? Or a modern FWD car? Or a '48 Plymouth with chains? Or popped on the studs for a few days?

Worst snow cars ever? pre-2000 BMW, Mercedes, Volvo!

20 posted on 12/27/2010 6:33:42 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who elect them.)
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To: NautiNurse

I just want to know if Coupe Deval went on TV in a nice warm sweater to announce the state of emergency to the public.


21 posted on 12/27/2010 6:35:31 AM PST by ssaftler ("Know why Santa is so jolly? He knows where all the naughty people are!")
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To: Redleg Duke

> Wait until the greenies get control of the country and
> ban “inappropriate technology”...like weather satellites.

Most of the greenies are city-dwelling metrosexuals. This will backfire hardest on them.

The greenies up here in the rural areas do know how to take care of themselves, but they are a royal pain to everybody else.

Greenies, like all communists, are noisy, meddling busybodies. Everbody has to live according to their world view. They can’t just let people be. The push-back is gonna be ugly if they don’t stop.


22 posted on 12/27/2010 6:35:31 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Good Rant, but did you mean Gender Nominative? (sorry)


23 posted on 12/27/2010 6:36:34 AM PST by gr8eman (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

4 inches so far. NYC is supposed to get 15 inches in one day. That happened here in Ohio a couple years ago and they closed Wright-Patterson AFB. Of course I had just made it to the gate when it closed. In the 15 miles I drove my 4 wheel drive I saw about 15 cars off the road and this was before 7 am. Sometimes it is best to close things.


24 posted on 12/27/2010 6:36:47 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: ssaftler

> I just want to know if Coupe Deval went on TV in a nice
> warm sweater to announce the state of emergency to the
> public.

LOL!!!

Shades of Mike DuCaca during the blizzard of ‘78.

I was living in NH, working in MA at that time. We had a 4WD, but it took us 6 hours to get home. At one point, we had to drive on the center strip to get around all the cars stuck and abandoned in the middle of the road.

When we got the to NH border, the road had been plowed clear, with huge snowbanks on the side of the road. Massachusetts was closed for a week. None of the roads in NH were closed, and the gubmint schools were only closed for a day or two.


25 posted on 12/27/2010 6:39:10 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Redleg Duke

Just did what you just said, wood stove is going, got the ducks and geese fed and taken care of, have a nice hot cup of joe and will snowblow tomorrow. Here in the western Maine mts, a pretty good snow storm, but so far can’t match the blizzard of ‘78 which the Boston media tries to do with every snowstorm since.


26 posted on 12/27/2010 6:39:32 AM PST by VeeP22
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To: Kenny Bunk

> Have you never driven and old Volkswagen?

LOL!

I had about 10 of these Hitler’s Revenge monstrosities from about ‘68 to ‘74. Pieces of junk, but they were cheap and reasonably easy to fix on your own.


27 posted on 12/27/2010 6:41:15 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Redleg Duke

The Border Patrol helicopters are out. A BP vehicle just went screaming up the hill, in search of what, or doing what, only the good Lord knows. Possible 70 degrees today. A Mexican semi just offloaded a couple hundred illegals outside Nogales. News indicates unemployment along the Arizona-Mexico border exceeds twenty percent. The interstate is dotted by vehicles with California license plates headed home to Mexico. A score of BP agents are playing grabbass at the Tubac border check point. Just another day in Aztlan.


28 posted on 12/27/2010 6:46:19 AM PST by Melchior
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To: gr8eman
did you mean Gender Nominative?

ABSaLOOTLY NOT. It's definitely "Gender No R mative," '

I.E, In former times the word was "homophobic." But now, homophobes are people who think that two sexes are some sort of "norm."

"Gender," by the way, like "Nominative," is a grammatical term. "Gender" referrings to the classification of nouns in foreign languages as either "feminine," or "masculine," e.g. LA fille or LE fils. Actual living things belong (hopefully) to a "sex."

29 posted on 12/27/2010 6:56:15 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who elect them.)
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To: Westbrook
Enough of this frou-frou badinage!

Jump in your Four-Wheel Drive Escalade, pick up some bush meat, and go and see if Aunt Zeituni is OK. I hope she has a good stock of yams and that she remembered to bring the goat in.

30 posted on 12/27/2010 6:59:32 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who elect them.)
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To: griswold3

I think they are all timed based on the Eclipse on a Winter Solstice. Ok, so no scientific proof here but just for giggles go back and see when the last Full Eclipse on a Winter Solstice took place... and look at the mini-ice age it was in. I know conspiracy abounds...


31 posted on 12/27/2010 7:03:20 AM PST by light-bulb (Plures efficimur quotiens metimur a vobis; semen est sanguis Christianorum)
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To: Kenny Bunk

LOL!!!

If I remember, Aunt Zeituni is down in Dorchester, over two hours away from us in good weather.

She ain’t my lookout.

0bama himself will have to look after her.


32 posted on 12/27/2010 7:04:44 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Boardwalk

State judges can stay home.


33 posted on 12/27/2010 7:05:25 AM PST by Oystir
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To: NautiNurse

EMERGENCY!! EMERGENCY!! ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!


34 posted on 12/27/2010 7:11:22 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: NautiNurse

This storm was a fizzle in New Hampshire...didn’t even lose power, and when you consider the archaic state of the utility infrastructure around here; that’s saying something. A squirrel running along a wire usually knocks out power...


35 posted on 12/27/2010 7:15:50 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lockbar

Massachusetts drivers have to be the worst in the world and all of them out together driving around in the snow is not a good idea. How does a cadilac do in the snow anyway?


36 posted on 12/27/2010 7:16:18 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Westbrook

I had some too — old VWs. ‘Black Flash’ was one. They were really easy to nudge back onto the highway if you spun off in the snow, tho. “You get the back bumper, I’ll get the front.” And putting on chains was not a problem. Staying warm inside them, however, was.


37 posted on 12/27/2010 7:18:16 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Kenny Bunk
It is caused by Global Warming and by that Dick Cheney and his patriarchal gender normative diabolical Weather Machine, which is of course, George W. Bush's fault.

I'm in the SE. We got about 6" of snow, a decent storm, but down here it's the next ice age.

There was an article in the local fishwrap yesterday, touting more-or-less exactly what you described. It mentioned (and you missed) the incoming Republican Congress, which is sure to worsen GW in the coming two years, unless they come to their senses and jump on the bandwagon.

38 posted on 12/27/2010 7:18:44 AM PST by wbill
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To: NautiNurse

Notice how snow storms are only “disasters” when they hit the east coast? When they strike midwest flyover country, the media barely even notice.


39 posted on 12/27/2010 7:18:52 AM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why act surprised?)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

(whiny squeaky liberal voice — a few inches of snow in Boston) — It’s NambyPamby Land. (I love that ad).


40 posted on 12/27/2010 7:20:28 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: NautiNurse

The disaster is BO.

http://www.examiner.com/breakthrough-energy-in-national/gulf-loop-current-stalls-from-bp-oil-disaster


41 posted on 12/27/2010 7:36:33 AM PST by FS11
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To: Westbrook

“For rural, somewhat self-sufficient types,a real blizzard is an awesome and beautiful display of God’s expression in nature followed by some work to dig out and a few days of peace and quiet.”

Amen (from the Burbs) - was out shovelling @ 4AM, quite peaceful. I’m guessing 14” but it was fairly light, fluffy.


42 posted on 12/27/2010 7:37:20 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: wbill
......touting more-or-less exactly what you described....

Billy, one could not possibly make up the crap that is inundating our fair land. All one can do, apparently, is observe, report, and prepare to fall back to Nova Scotia.

43 posted on 12/27/2010 7:37:47 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who elect them.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Yep. When I lived in Maine, we called this "Winter".

Just like the locals here in the south call it "Summer" when it's a little hot in August.

But, what do I know. No government grants handed out for common sense.

And, I dunno about Nova Scotia. I had the pleasure of going to Halifax in the wintertime (back when I lived in Maine and was used to the cold) .....and I've never seen cold weather like that before. Absolutely shattering, made a cold day in Bangor feel like T-Shirt weather.

I'm sure it's nice in the summer, though. :-)

44 posted on 12/27/2010 7:45:18 AM PST by wbill
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To: bboop

I bought a brand new VW as soon as I got home in `71,paid $2K for it and put 90K on it and sold it for more than I paid for it in the gas shortage times

Sure wasn`t much of a heater unless you going 50 mph

Remember loaning it to my bro once when he took it on a date,he went parking I guess and he didn`t know the trick of putting it in reverse...he was p***ed at me later that nite after pushing it about a 100`


45 posted on 12/27/2010 7:52:48 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: NautiNurse

Oh for pity’s sake. This is utter crap. I grew up in Massachusetts- it snows there in the winter. Sometimes quite a bit. Granted- I haven’t lived there in 28 years (omg where did the time GO) but it’s hard to believe people in my home state have become such wusses they aren’t prepared for winter.

And yes. It’s true. We DID walk to school in the snow! However, it was only up-hill one way...on the way home we slid downhill on our rugged New England butts and had a blast:)


46 posted on 12/27/2010 7:57:48 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

You don’t understand Beacon Hill. This is called a Four Day weekend. Well, since Friday is a day off too, they might as well just take the whole week off. Me, I was at work on time.


47 posted on 12/27/2010 8:03:56 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NautiNurse

Does this mean that privately owned firearms will now be confiscated by the state or Feds?


48 posted on 12/27/2010 8:07:48 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Westbrook
For rural, somewhat self-sufficient types,a real blizzard is an awesome and beautiful display of God’s expression in nature followed by some work to dig out and a few days of peace and quiet.

That's how I felt this morning while shoveling...something about snow on trees all around you is very, very peaceful (that and knowing the coffee was brewing inside while I was shoveling).

This is NOT a "state of emergency" storm. We have had much, much worse. This is a "we get a three day weekend after all" storm for state workers. It raises the age-old question: if they are "non essential workers", why are they on the payroll?
49 posted on 12/27/2010 8:15:27 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

> if they are “non essential workers”, why are they on the payroll?

Exactly!!

Well said!


50 posted on 12/27/2010 8:22:52 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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