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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: boston; christmas; globalwarming
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Feeling blue on brown Christmas? No, we're in the pink
51 posted on 12/27/2006 5:50:19 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions, keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Forty five degrees in Boston? Wow, I can remember throwing a football outside the house in Mass back in the late sixties and the temperature was almost 70.

Seems like it's really getting colder down there in fantasy land.


52 posted on 12/27/2006 6:05:22 AM PST by Grateful One
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To: Grateful One

Twas on Christmas day.


53 posted on 12/27/2006 6:06:37 AM PST by Grateful One
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To: Grateful One

Warm winters have occurred since the Founders were here, and before too I'm sure. It's not a new phenomenon. It may happen a bit more often now, but I don't think it much to do with us.


54 posted on 12/27/2006 6:06:58 AM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I loved not having slush/snow/rain/clouds on my birthday (the 19th). It was a bit cold, but it was bright and sunny and that never happens on my birthday.

I loved driving out to see my dad on Christmas Eve because it was warm and we didn't have to worry about ice/snow on the highways and I didn't have to "bundle" up.

Some people really don't know a good thing when they've got it.


55 posted on 12/27/2006 6:29:36 AM PST by kcbc2001
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To: raccoonradio

Paging Shelby Scott.


56 posted on 12/27/2006 8:08:34 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: Grateful One

>>Forty five degrees in Boston?

One year on Dec 1st it managed to hit 60. From my back
porch here in Beverly I could see people on Jet-Skis out
in the harbor!


57 posted on 12/27/2006 8:31:43 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: don-o

>>I thought y'all Yankees could drive in all that stuff.

Actually there was something on the news here in Boston
about a woman dying of emphazyma and her relatives trucked
in some snow (maybe was actually ice via an ice company)
so she could have her last Christmas be a White Christmas...

in the Boston area, some of us are referred to as Yankees
(esp. of Olde English heritage) but usually that term
refers to a NY baseball team that we DON'T like. :)


58 posted on 12/27/2006 8:37:06 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.

Stay warm & dry...just think how cold and wet you would be without global warming ;)

59 posted on 12/27/2006 11:08:05 AM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: bpjam

Here in Iowa, temps are moderating. Winters have been warmer, but the summers cooler. Not really warming or cooling, just narrower extremes and more erratic weather patterns.

In the last several years we have had frosts around the 18th of May. Very rare indeed. Our first frost this year was in September. Yet we've also had mild winters, a few years ago I picked salad out of the garden Christmas eve.

Does anyone remember the buttass cold of '93 - '95? I lived in Chicago those years and had to walk 15 blocks to work. I remember many subzero days and a few record low mornings at -25. No global warming those years. Funny how that gets forgotten.


60 posted on 12/27/2006 11:51:50 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none!)
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To: antiunion person

Quebec and now San Francisco.... You must be more of an anomaly than the most of us on Free Republic considering the probability of you NOT being a socialist having lived in both those places consecutively. I'm the only GOP Jew in my family for two generations so I can understand being an anomaly.


61 posted on 01/01/2007 10:25:05 PM PST by bpjam (Never Give Up, Never Surrender (Unless James Baker gives you permission))
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To: Free Vulcan

Yeah, I visited Chicago that winter and swore to God I would never come back because it was so cold... I went back to Denver, started driving truck over the road and was through Chicago damn near every week for a year. Shows you what good making promises does.


62 posted on 02/17/2007 7:55:00 AM PST by jim9215
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