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Many didn't warm to snowless holiday (Al Gore supporter says global warming hurt Christmas)
Boston Globe ^ | December 26, 2006 | Michael Levenson

Posted on 12/26/2006 10:17:11 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Jeanine Browne knew something was amiss the moment she strolled into the Public Garden yesterday morning with her 5-month-old whippet, Cocoa . Birds were chirping, the grass was green, and families were playing football in sweatshirts, no hats or gloves needed.

The historic Boston park utterly lacked a key ingredient for classic yuletide cheer: snow.

"I want icicles dripping from the trees. I want 32 degrees. I want a white Christmas," Browne protested. "I might as well be in San Francisco if I wanted a Christmas like this."

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I guess the heating bills are too low for some.
1 posted on 12/26/2006 10:17:17 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

2 posted on 12/26/2006 10:17:33 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I'd like to see many white Christmas's.


3 posted on 12/26/2006 10:20:01 PM PST by Firefigher NC
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I guess. We had a very warm December here in DC and I still have a $371 bill from Washington Gas. I am not a happy camper. Far as I'm concerned Christmas could be eighty degrees.
4 posted on 12/26/2006 10:21:02 PM PST by Fairview
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"I want icicles dripping from the trees. I want 32 degrees. I want a white Christmas," Browne protested. "I might as well be in San Francisco if I wanted a Christmas like this."

At the rate the Massachusetts Supreme Court is going, she already is.

5 posted on 12/26/2006 10:22:01 PM PST by Dahoser (Never question Mr. Nibbles!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I absolutely was ecstatic that we had no snow. We had freezing rain last night and one of my daughters claimed they had 2 or 3 inches of snow overnight. I don't care what has caused us to not have snow yet. It won't last and by March we'll be digging out from the normal 2 or 3 feet. But I'm enjoying the lack thereof now.


6 posted on 12/26/2006 10:23:31 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Jeanine Browne doth whineith too damn much. If she wants a white Christmas, she needs to move to Fairbanks, Alaska. She demonstrates one of the problems so common with so many Americans these days. Everything always has to be perfect. If it had been 32 degrees and snowing, you can bet should would be whining about not being able to walk her 5 month old whippet in the park because it was too cold and slippery.


7 posted on 12/26/2006 10:24:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Sorry you were disappointed this year, lady. Here's what I want for Christmas:
8 posted on 12/26/2006 10:26:52 PM PST by AirForceBrat23
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To: AirForceBrat23

Let's not forget Tom, either:

Tom Nolan , a grandfather who was strolling on Castle Island in South Boston with his cocker spaniel, Bailey , said he was worried about global warming. "They laugh and mimic Al Gore, but I believe him," Nolan said. "It's a major problem. Maybe not today, but years down the pike."


9 posted on 12/26/2006 10:29:20 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: devolve; MassRepublicanFlyersFan; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; bitt; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave; ...
Gore will keep us warm!


10 posted on 12/26/2006 10:32:01 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
They laugh and mimic Al Gore, but I believe him, so I am going to keep driving my car and burn gasoline so I am just as big a hypocrite""
11 posted on 12/26/2006 10:34:32 PM PST by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hey! We don't want her up here...hehe
12 posted on 12/26/2006 10:34:38 PM PST by alaskamomma
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"She demonstrates one of the problems so common with so many Americans these days."

She also demonstrates how so many people have such short memories and a lack of critical thinking. I grew up in Ohio and I remember mild winters and rough winters. I warm winter this year does not mean all in the future will also be warm.
13 posted on 12/26/2006 10:36:14 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Perhaps the little flakes didn't come in enough abundance for Christmas, However the winter season isn't over yet.


14 posted on 12/26/2006 10:36:31 PM PST by R_Kangel ("Please insert witty tag-line here")
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To: potlatch


I guess algore driving over 85mph in that big luxury SUV the State Troopers caught him in does not count in the global warming mix.

We are the only ones who must be Green and play by the rules.


15 posted on 12/26/2006 10:39:41 PM PST by devolve ( ....shop_invest_and_hire_wisely)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; COEXERJ145

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones in Mexico
16 posted on 12/26/2006 10:41:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

lol! Tell me about it. Just when you think oil is going through the roof again, global warming saves the day! lol!


17 posted on 12/26/2006 10:43:41 PM PST by Screamname (My name is Screamname and I approve this message.)
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To: MPJackal

Exactly. I was living at Grand Canyon, Arizona during December 1967 when we were snowed in with five feet of snow over 10 days. Flagstaff got 105 inches during that same time period. We would have blamed those storms on "global warming" but Algore hadn't invented it yet.


18 posted on 12/26/2006 10:49:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This is the first non-white Christmas in history, i guess.


19 posted on 12/26/2006 10:52:05 PM PST by Shimmer128 (**Happiness isn't free, it's priceless)
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To: alaskamomma

I was at Wainwright for four years back in the 80s. I sure do miss that place. I check the News Miner's web cam at least once everyday.


20 posted on 12/26/2006 10:55:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

She should have been in Denver.


21 posted on 12/26/2006 10:56:51 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I was driving through Arizona one April about 10 years ago and recall a blizzard in Sedona. Roads were blocked. Is that common/uncommon for snow in April in Sedona?


22 posted on 12/26/2006 10:57:35 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MPJackal
She also demonstrates how so many people have such short memories ...

No kidding ... 2005 Boston blizzard

23 posted on 12/26/2006 10:57:51 PM PST by RightField
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Mine was STILL $179. But this house has virtually NO insulation, and it's not mine, so I can't do much about it.


24 posted on 12/26/2006 10:58:05 PM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Tom Nolan , a grandfather who was strolling on Castle Island in South Boston with his cocker spaniel, Bailey , said he was worried about global warming. "They laugh and mimic Al Gore, but I believe him," Nolan said. "It's a major problem. Maybe not today, but years down the pike."

Next time you want snow, Tom, you need to have Big (Dumb) Al hold another Global Warming Conference!

The last time he was there, Boston recorded its coldest day in 50 years!

25 posted on 12/26/2006 11:02:05 PM PST by uglybiker (A bunch of radical Unitarians left a flaming question mark on my lawn!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Last April, we got 18 inches in about 24 hours where I live. The high desert in Northeastern Arizona. This was a very uncommon storm. It's also uncommon for Sedona. Flagstaff on the other hand....

While I was in the military, people would ask me where I was from. I'd say Arizona and almost everyone of them would tell me a story about being stuck in Flagstaff during a blizzard. LOL!

26 posted on 12/26/2006 11:03:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Now wait a minute.... I thought glaobel warming was responsible for snowier, colder winters and sending us into the next ice age. Which is it, Mr. Gore?


27 posted on 12/26/2006 11:07:44 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: sageb1
Same here. I got cured of snow when we lived in the lake effect area south of Lake Ontario and got 11 FEET of it in one January. I know because I was measuring it for the NWS that year.
28 posted on 12/26/2006 11:09:56 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom; DaveLoneRanger

glaobel=global

GOOD LORD!!!! That's what I get for staying up past my bedtime.

Night, all.


29 posted on 12/26/2006 11:12:46 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Hello - I had four foot drifts at my front door...in Colorado Springs. And I was stranded in Phoenix for four days, and didn't get home until after midnight Christmas Eve.

No snow? Hah!

30 posted on 12/26/2006 11:18:37 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Shimmer128
This is the first non-white Christmas in history, i guess.

Well, not really. But to hear some complain you would think so. I wonder just who told them that there had to be snow on the ground come Christmas morning?

Personally, I would prefer a white Christmas. Just as long as it all melted away by the day after. In my long life with all the snow and blizzard throughout the years, anyone who wants snow can have mine too. Now everyone should have a little snow. Like maybe a matchbox full in their freezer so they can take it out now and then just to remind themselves what it actually looks like.

31 posted on 12/26/2006 11:24:03 PM PST by jerry639
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To: FlingWingFlyer
In 1967 they probably blamed it on Global Cooling. That was all the rage in the 70's. I remember being taught how ALL the scientist had PROVEN that pollution would block out the sun and we were all going to freeze to death.

Now ALL the scientist have PROVEN how pollution will block in the sun's heat and we're all going to burn.

I often wonder how many of the GW crowd were in the global cooling camp back then, and how they can square that.

If these guys would just say "Hey, we have a theory that human activity MAY cause harm to the environment. So we think to be safe we should clean up the air and water and recycle." But don't tell me I have to return to the dark ages because of a theory stated as fact based on BS paid for by people that want to live in the dark ages.
32 posted on 12/26/2006 11:27:25 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: jerry639

I'll take your snow. We don't get it here in middle GA, except for once every second blue moon.


33 posted on 12/26/2006 11:33:39 PM PST by Shimmer128 (**Joy is not in things, it is in us)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

San Francisco is actually having a much colder summer just like much of the rest of the Pacific coastline all the way up to Calgary where they are having the coldest winter since the 1800's. sorry, global warming is only happening on the east coast this year. Somehow, that should be good for oil prices but it won't be.


34 posted on 12/26/2006 11:47:04 PM PST by bpjam (Never Give Up, Never Surrender (Unless James Baker gives you permission))
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To: Shimmer128
I'll take your snow. We don't get it here in middle GA, except for once every second blue moon.

You are more than welcome to it. However, I assure you it gets tiresome over time. While it is quite pretty to look at and makes your yard looks as good as any of your neighbors', the darn stuff is really slippery and cold. lol

35 posted on 12/26/2006 11:48:45 PM PST by jerry639
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"They laugh and mimic Al Gore, but I believe him," Nolan said. "It's a major problem. Maybe not today, but years down the pike."

The scientists on the global warming side predict a rise of one degree in the global average temperature. I don't think that's going to make or break your typical white Christmas.
36 posted on 12/26/2006 11:53:13 PM PST by Rastus
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To: bpjam
I live about 100 miles south of San Francisco and for about two weeks or a little more now, it's been below freezing in the morning. I've seen cold days here but not to that extent. Personally, I don't mind the cold weather. Freezing weather kills germs in the air. A little snow, 2 or 3 inches, would thrill me and my son. I grew up in Northern Quebec Province and it was the norm to have 15-20 feet of snow in a season.
37 posted on 12/27/2006 12:13:25 AM PST by antiunion person (Give 'em an inch and they will take everything !!!!)
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"However the winter season isn't over yet."

Yep. Didn't it just start about 4 days ago?? LOL

I bet these complainers bitch and moan 365 days a year.
38 posted on 12/27/2006 12:19:45 AM PST by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (LIBS = Lewd Insane Babbling Scum)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The chicken little weather alarmists were probably screaming about the pending man-made ice age then.


39 posted on 12/27/2006 12:22:04 AM PST by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (LIBS = Lewd Insane Babbling Scum)
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To: jerry639

Fresh deep snow powder can be hard to 'walk' in too, when with every step you sink to your crotch. Then you either use snow shoes or crawl. I did that for a week when we got snowed-in when I was 10. I loved it, but mom and dad didn't seem too pleased. Dad especially wasn't happy about pushing groceries in a duffel bag up a 55 degree hill. Took us an hour to go only about a quarter mile. Felt good though to 'bring home the bacon'.


40 posted on 12/27/2006 12:37:31 AM PST by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (LIBS = Lewd Insane Babbling Scum)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

>>I want a white Christmas

You know what? Snow can be pretty sometimes--maybe an inch or two. But that being said: I LOVE Global Warming! I love
the weather we've been having (no snow in Boston)...and not having to hear on the radio, or see on the TV:

"Total snow accumulation expected to be..."

"Dangerous driving conditions. If you don't have to be
out, don't go out..."

"A classic nor'easter, with high winds and heavy snow
will..."

"Ice will mix in. Better bring a chisel if you want to
get into your car..."


41 posted on 12/27/2006 12:41:43 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Irish Eyes

Yeah, I'm in Denver... 28 inches last week... new storm moving in expected to drop in excess of 8 inches... global warming my ass.


42 posted on 12/27/2006 12:45:02 AM PST by jim9215
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To: RightField; All

True story: December 9, 2005. I work a 6 pm shift at the post office. Knew snow was coming so I left at 2:15 pm(!).
Went about 4 and a half miles, then traffic came to a total standstill on Rt 128, Danvers MA. Thunder-bursts of snow,
but mostly ice...cars couldn't move. Rt 128 was a parking lot and I inched along.

Danvers police were going up to every car (the snow had stopped by then but it was a huge traffic jam, and road conditions were bad) telling people to head home. I called in to work and told them due to conditions, I couldn't come in. So I headed back (went via the access road to a shopping mall.)

Had left for work at 2:15 pm. Got back to Beverly--one town away, 4.5 miles...at 6 pm.

So, 9 miles: 3 and a quarter hours on the road.
In better weather, I can go to Burlington VT (210 miles
away) in 3 hours and 45 minutes.


43 posted on 12/27/2006 12:46:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: jim9215
Yeah, I'm in Denver... 28 inches last week... new storm moving in expected to drop in excess of 8 inches... global warming my ass.

Don't forget, extremes of cold are also indications of global warming. In fact, weather of any kind is an indication of global warming.

44 posted on 12/27/2006 1:28:19 AM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (I hereby pledge to endeavor to eliminate most sarcasm from my posts... (NOT!))
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"I want icicles dripping from the trees. I want 32 degrees. I want a white Christmas," Browne protested

Hemorrhoids and opinions have one thing in common....every a**hole has one.
45 posted on 12/27/2006 5:04:55 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Well we got 30 inches of snow in Denver w more on the way.
I'm keeping the car running until this part of the globe heats up.


46 posted on 12/27/2006 5:07:14 AM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Just a random thought but has Al Gore ever shoveled snow?


47 posted on 12/27/2006 5:08:58 AM PST by Tribune7 (Conservatives hold bad behavior against their leaders. Dims don't.)
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To: raccoonradio

But but - I thought y'all Yankees could drive in all that stuff. At least that's what I hear when we get our occasional heavy wet snow that freezes into solid ice.


48 posted on 12/27/2006 5:09:02 AM PST by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: Recon Dad
"I want icicles dripping from the trees. I want 32 degrees. I want a white Christmas," Browne protested

I want a palm tree and a parrot.

49 posted on 12/27/2006 5:10:30 AM PST by Tribune7 (Conservatives hold bad behavior against their leaders. Dims don't.)
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To: G Larry
This was official declared a brown Christmas for Duluth MN. The last one was 1979. Before that was either '67 or 68. The rest were before 1950. My Grandmother once told me that the winter of 1941-42 was so warm the neighbors were having grill outs at Christmas(in Duluth, MN!!). Warming and cooling is a typical earth pattern. Of course, these are interviews with Northeasterners and they tend to think like Europeans. The old timers tell of working the forests and lakes in the 1930's in Northern Mn and they talked of the hot summers and the snowless winters. I'm sure Al Gore would love to explain that. They had no SUVs and still relied on horses for some of the work
50 posted on 12/27/2006 5:17:45 AM PST by sachem longrifle (proud member of the fond Du lac band of the Ojibwa people)
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