Skip to comments.Patrick declares state of emergency in Mass.
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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He has ordered all non essential state workers to not go to work. The jokes write themselves.
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.
Way to forget that you live north of the Mason-Dixon Line, Massholes.
People in the NE are such winter drama queens.
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!
Because snow in the winter in Massachusetts is so Unexpected!
Hey, if the NH guv were the President’s Mini-Me, he might declare a state of emergency too!
> Hey, if the NH guv were the Presidents 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.
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.
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.
The joke is on the taxpayers.
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.
> 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.
After Katrina and the oil spill, you below the Mason Dixon Line have ABSOLUTELY nothing to say about drama.
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!
Wait until the greenies get control of the country and ban “inappropriate technology”...like weather satellites.
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!
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.
> 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.
Good Rant, but did you mean Gender Nominative? (sorry)
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.
> I just want to know if Coupe Deval went on TV in a nice
> warm sweater to announce the state of emergency to the
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.
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.
> Have you never driven and old Volkswagen?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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...
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.
State judges can stay home.
EMERGENCY!! EMERGENCY!! ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!
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...
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?
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.
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.
Notice how snow storms are only “disasters” when they hit the east coast? When they strike midwest flyover country, the media barely even notice.
(whiny squeaky liberal voice — a few inches of snow in Boston) — It’s NambyPamby Land. (I love that ad).
The disaster is BO.
“For rural, somewhat self-sufficient types,a real blizzard is an awesome and beautiful display of Gods 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.
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.
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. :-)
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`
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:)
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.
Does this mean that privately owned firearms will now be confiscated by the state or Feds?
> if they are “non essential workers”, why are they on the payroll?
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