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Stay warm out there! Obama soaks up the sun as Snowzilla storms up the East Coast
The Washington Times ^ | 1/2/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 01/02/2014 6:53:45 PM PST by tellw

President Obama hit the links and enjoyed high temps in Hawaii as a massive blizzard bore down on much of the Midwest and the Northeast, and meteorologists predict the storm could tie traffic, cut power and give headaches to 40 million or so Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at p.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: hawaii; obama; obamavacation; snowzilla

1 posted on 01/02/2014 6:53:45 PM PST by tellw
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To: tellw

Do we really want Obozo involved in this?


2 posted on 01/02/2014 6:54:48 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: tellw

3 posted on 01/02/2014 6:55:05 PM PST by tellw
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To: tellw
He and his family are renting the $24,500-per-week gated Plantation Estate,

Yeah. Sure "they" are.

4 posted on 01/02/2014 6:56:59 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: tellw

E-Z-GO
the official golf cart of the Caliph of the United States?


5 posted on 01/02/2014 6:57:10 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: tellw

You will NOT be seeing any “pool photos” of him on this trip, guaranteed.

It’s not that he is on vacation - it’s that we are on vacation from him!


6 posted on 01/02/2014 6:57:16 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: tellw

Snowzilla? Oh please.

Every stupid storm is now some gigantic catastrophe per all media. Even worse Weather Channel is naming snowstorms like hurricanes and some other outlets are starting to accept that.


7 posted on 01/02/2014 6:57:34 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: raybbr

Let Bammy poop a few more golf balls. Maybe he could TeaBag them.


8 posted on 01/02/2014 6:59:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SevenofNine
Watch out for Snowzilla


9 posted on 01/02/2014 7:01:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Even worse Weather Channel is naming snowstorms like hurricanes

I think that's the result of their being purchased by NBC to use as a propaganda tool. And it works! I've seen poorly educated youts post on the internet "they had to start naming these storms because they are so much stronger than before climate change".

10 posted on 01/02/2014 7:02:25 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I noticed that too. Also, the Weather Channel is starting to become more like a TV show. There’s reality shows of weather. They are entertainizing the weather.


11 posted on 01/02/2014 7:02:47 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: the OlLine Rebel
The naming of the winter storms is ridiculous and I take no part in that nonsense.

I'm in Chelmsford, MA tonight and it's one degree and snowing. No big deal. It what normally happens around here in January. We might get 10 inches but it's so light I can push it off my driveway with a broom. I got the fireplace going and it's toasty warm here. I have a generator gassed up and ready to fire up just in case the lights go out.

I've lived in New England almost 50 years and never once has a storm kept me indoors for more than a couple days. All these morons watching the "special reports" on the TV, getting all alarmed and making panicked runs to the supermarket for milk and bread. I have enough food in my house to last at least a month and that's always been the case. Like I said, no storm, not even the blizzard of 1978, kept me snowbound more than a couple days. As for the current one, I'll be out and about in the morning.

12 posted on 01/02/2014 7:04:13 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: The Antiyuppie

Why we won’t publish photos issued by the White House

By Sandra Duerr

December 5, 2013

As journalists, we strive to offer independent coverage — whether it’s breaking news, investigative stories, and individual or business profiles, for example. That includes photos.

Yet the White House has imposed what news organizations, including The Tribune, believe are unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama.

Instead of allowing journalists to cover some public events, it’s banning them — then releasing its own photos and videos, using social media to help spread the word.

“Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or videotape the president while he is performing his official duties,” according to the recent letter sent by 38 news organizations to the White House, the Associated Press reported. “As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the executive branch of government.”


13 posted on 01/02/2014 7:09:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SamAdams76

Amen,the press makes a big deal of nothing 24/7 because they have no news but a little snowfall in an area of the country that normally has it.The blizzard of 78 never stopped me in the least either even with the national guard all over the roads.


14 posted on 01/02/2014 7:11:49 PM PST by plainshame
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To: SamAdams76

I’m more southern but we have some snow like this all the time. Worst is how people go to stores as you said. I don’t get it. Lived through several actual blizzards here, none has ever made us pack in for more than a couple days. All of us have plenty provisions for that. Even the great winter of ‘09-’10 - record single fall of 33” in 1 day and so on - and great icy winter of ‘93-’94 did not keep us down for long.


15 posted on 01/02/2014 7:14:57 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SamAdams76

“We might get 10 inches but it’s so light I can push it off my driveway with a broom.”

You have a heck of a broom! I would need my Ariens snowblower for 10 inches!


16 posted on 01/02/2014 7:16:39 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: SamAdams76

Sun, Mon and Tues are going to be cold here in s.e. Wisconsin. Right now the forecast says that Monday’s high will be -10 F.


17 posted on 01/02/2014 7:19:36 PM PST by virgil
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To: SamAdams76
I'm in Chelmsford, MA tonight and it's one degree and snowing. No big deal. It what normally happens around here in January. We might get 10 inches but it's so light I can push it off my driveway with a broom.

I'm further west but I've been out a few times this afternoon and evening shoveling a few inches of snow every time. By standards of winters past, this is no big deal but I've already been told that some state offices are going to be closed tomorrow. Whatever happened to hardy New Englanders? Now we get close to a foot of snow with below zero temperatures and it is the Apocalypse. (Apocalypse being defined as paid day home for state workers)
18 posted on 01/02/2014 7:21:52 PM 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: HereInTheHeartland

When the temperature is cold like it is (near zero), the snow has the consistency of cotton candy. When I got off work today, I could just about blow the snow off my car.


19 posted on 01/02/2014 7:22:31 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Cold here in Iowa. 21 below by Sunday night in northern Iowa. Where are you Al Gore?

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.1535728&lon=-93.20103669999997&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Mason%20City%2C%20IA%2050401%2C%20USA#.UsYu8LR0ldA


20 posted on 01/02/2014 7:30:32 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: tellw

Hey, so long as obamaramadingdong and his family can vacation and relax on the taxpayers dime while the rest of America struggles to survive it’s OK.


21 posted on 01/02/2014 7:31:52 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: tellw

The cold reaches all the way down to Tampa, FL! That should kill some of those invasive species.
22 posted on 01/02/2014 7:43:27 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: SamAdams76

23 posted on 01/02/2014 7:57:39 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: tellw

He deserves this fun and relaxation, fighting for ‘the middle class’ is tiring.

Everyone have affordable health care yet?


24 posted on 01/02/2014 8:31:38 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: SamAdams76

I just remembered - Snowmageddon! What happened to that? Now it’s Snowzilla! Was there also a snowcopolypse?

Ridiculous. Just 4 years ago they didn’t come up with all this name and nickname hooplah, and that was 1 of the biggest ever.


25 posted on 01/02/2014 8:34:44 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: tellw

I wish Pele (the Hawaiian god of volcanos, not the soccer player) would erupt a volcano and cover the Obamas with lava.


26 posted on 01/02/2014 9:08:06 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014 the year of dead RINOs)
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To: tellw

Is that a urinal holder next to the Usurper?


27 posted on 01/02/2014 9:30:00 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: tellw

We got dusted with snow this evening must be the
lower edge of the storm.
Dahlonega Ga. 20 degrees now.


28 posted on 01/02/2014 11:46:49 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tellw

It is a snow storm. We in the Midwest get them all the time, and we don’t go bleating on CNN about how bad it is.

This is a local issue, not a national one. The TPOTUS doesn’t need to be involved, other than it makes golf hard.

I do have one question. In every Midwestern and Western state I have lived in, everyone runs to the store and buys bread and milk before it hits. Doesn’t matter where you came from (a Korean friend of mine did it in college, thinking there was some sort of cultural mandate to do so). Yet most of the time it is not needed. We buy groceries ahead anyway, and a few days stuck at home isn’t a big deal. Does the same thing happen out East?


29 posted on 01/03/2014 4:28:29 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SamAdams76

My little sister was the result of the ‘78 storm hitting Nebraska. I came from the blizzard of 1974.

Another one of those Midwestern traditions that I suspect is worldwide. When the snow hits, you find ways to pass the time.


30 posted on 01/03/2014 4:30:31 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

“...everyone runs to the store and buys bread and milk before it hits...Does the same thing happen out East?”

Yes, absolutely. That is a cute story about your Korean friend, btw.

Today hubby and I went to do our “emergency” shopping, we bought 3 kinds of bread, milk (even though we don’t need it, and a gallon because I guess hubby was in full storm anxiety mode), chips, dip and 2 kinds of cookies!

This happened after the attacks of 9/11/01 too and some were mocked for it. But I had no food and I was tasked with “rescuing” my friend’s elderly mom, as neither daughter could get to her. And I had to go to the weirdo supermarket because the A & P parking lot was filled with people who were blocked from crossing the Bridge between Bayonne, NJ and Staten Island, NY.

It was the only time I was in that store, such a surreal day.

I was going to say I guess it’s just some atavistic scarcity fear, but I read the thing written by the guy over at Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, about how he got frozen in for over 3 days in Dallas, and really did have no food. He had to risk his neck to get some, I had no idea an ice storm could hang around that long.

Stay safe!


31 posted on 01/03/2014 4:56:58 AM PST by jocon307
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To: tellw

Gosh, I hope FEMA gets here soon with the pizza. I’m starving.


32 posted on 01/03/2014 5:02:19 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: redgolum
We buy groceries ahead anyway, and a few days stuck at home isn’t a big deal. Does the same thing happen out East?

Pretty much. Carts full of bread, milk, eggs and TP. Sometimes HUGE amounts of one or more of the four.

If you are actually there doing your normal non storm-panic-driven shopping, it's somewhere between amusing and annoying.

33 posted on 01/03/2014 5:30:14 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Forecast high of -20 on Sunday here in God’s Country. Right now I think God is mad at us.


34 posted on 01/03/2014 5:37:28 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Riley; jocon307
I was at Walmart last night doing some after holiday grocery and other shopping. Just trying to get some yogurt and water filters that we didn't have after Christmas.

It was PACKED. We are expecting -25 F over the weekend, and people want to get their shopping done so they don't have to go outside.

It was NUTS!

As for running out of food. I grew up in the country, so I can't honestly picture that. We have two chest freezers, filled with meat and veggies. Not to mention the canned carrots and red sauce. We may run out of milk, but I have never ran out of food. The closest I have ever gotten was in college where we ended up eating Chef Boradi (sp) for a few days because we ran out of money.

But in the city, I can see it being an issue. My sister lives in Chicago, and they don't have the room for the type of food storage that we do.

35 posted on 01/03/2014 5:39:30 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

He just has a unique sense of humor.

Remember that boat stuck in the ice? It was a cruise packed with climatologists going down to study global warming.

God is funny.


36 posted on 01/03/2014 5:41:06 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

“Just trying to get some yogurt...”

You are lucky you weren’t shopping at our local grocery store. The yogurt was almost all gone! Don’t know what flavors were left, but certainly the most unpopular ones. All kinds, sold out!

Also, the eggs were almost gone, all that remained of the Eggland’s Best were a few opened carton, all with at least one broken egg. We were able to buy the store brand, so that was OK for us.

Some of the produce and bread was also in skimpy supply. I don’t know if some of their deliveries got stuck out west due to weather or if folks just went nuts purchasing.

We have all that we need food wise, and we thank the Good Lord, and our hardy workers at Shoprite!


37 posted on 01/03/2014 5:52:32 AM PST by jocon307
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To: plainshame

“the press makes a big deal of nothing 24/7 because they have no news but a little snowfall”

There is plenty of news that should be headlined but it does not fit their agenda.


38 posted on 01/03/2014 6:04:19 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: tellw

Just when is that lazy, self-centered, Marxist going to get back to the job WE THE PEOPLE are PAYING him to do? How I hope the Republicans gain control of the Senate and maintain control of the House. Impeach and convict the bleeder so he can do what he’s doing in that picture as much as his black communistic heart wants to.


39 posted on 01/03/2014 6:06:03 AM PST by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: SandRat

HA HA LOL!
Hey Sandrat have you see trailor for Godzilla reboot oh yeah I am going see it LOL!


40 posted on 01/03/2014 8:26:45 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: tellw
5 (that's FIVE) inches of snow in my neck of soviet Red Hampshire...Snowzilla??? Unusually cold? I might agree with that, but Snowzilla? They even closed the schools, and many businesses altered their hours.

Yankees...you have NO BUSINESS laughing at southerners again. Ever.

41 posted on 01/03/2014 8:34:50 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: SevenofNine

The REAL Godzilla returns...about time.


42 posted on 01/03/2014 8:36:55 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: LostInBayport
Whatever happened to hardy New Englanders?

Dead or moved away.

43 posted on 01/03/2014 8:38:06 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: who knows what evil?

You know who play scientist
Walt from Breaking bad him

I was at the movies over holidays I saw Anchorman 2 it was okay first one was funnier

Yeah Godzilla is backk


44 posted on 01/03/2014 8:49:26 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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Thanks tellw.
45 posted on 01/04/2014 7:15:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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