A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Driving ban? Take a hike, gov
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Driving ban? Take a hike, gov
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 2/10/2013 5:39:27 AM

Hey Gov. Patrick, didn’t your mother ever teach you about the magic word “please”? You know, you’d ask her for something, and she’d say, “What’s the magic word, Deval?” I guess she didn’t because I didn’t hear it Friday, when you ordered everyone in the state off the roads at 4 p.m. Like everyone else, I did hear about the $500 fine and/or one year in jail for violating your order, which you had said the previous day you probably weren’t going to issue. I know, the bow-tied bumkissers are already falling all over themselves

Comments:
"out-Dukakised Dukakis"

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/10/2013 5:51:08 AM     (No. 9168233)

Well MA voted for the idiot and they got one in spades.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/10/2013 6:15:47 AM     (No. 9168248)

Yes, and they voted for him twice. That he spent the whole surplus left over from the Romney term did not satisfy them. The importnt thing is that he is black and he is not a Republican.

I am from MA, and my brother still lives in a town that borders Vermont. Years ago in a similar snow storm my brother shoveled his driveway all day long to get to his garage and nevr did make it in to work. From here in Fl, I had a good chuckle. There must be something vicious in me because at least once a year I have to enail him to let him know the temperature here. In addition to his other problems, the poor man is a Republican.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/10/2013 6:25:31 AM     (No. 9168252)

I just heard some idiot on the radio news that he was going to brave the blizzard to get to a beer festival in Boston.That´s the kind of mentality we´re dealing with today.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/10/2013 7:18:26 AM     (No. 9168294)

As Howie said, liberals love to lecture. I am so sick of the lectures posted on electronic, overhead signs on Interstates. You know, "over the limit, under arrest; click it or ticket." The trouble is liberals also love the power of regulation, and don´t you know regularly scheduled driving bans in the name of environmental and fuel conservation are on the progressive agenda. This driving ban in MA is a successful dry run run for central planners. Some day sooner than you might think, they won´t need a snow storm.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/10/2013 7:43:13 AM     (No. 9168331)

Howie´s memory is shorting him. Dukakis´s statewide driving ban was for an entire week, and was totally unnecessary. The Blizzard of 1978 was a very destructive storm, but it took place mostly inside the Route 495 belt; west of Worcester, there was only about six inches of snow. That Dukakis shut down the Mass. Turnpike and Routes 91 and 93 meant that no food trucks could get to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine--not to speak of any other commercial traffic--which made all of those people justifiably very unhappy. But the upshot is, everybody resident in the state who´d been plowed out disobeyed the ban, and no one got arrested.

It did take places like Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville--plus the South Shore, which was horribly damaged--a while to clean up, but the rest of the state was up and running a day after the blizzard.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/10/2013 7:54:38 AM     (No. 9168346)

Wannabe king.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: edgar, 2/10/2013 10:18:41 AM     (No. 9168531)

If you do not voluntarily give up your freedom, the governement will take your freedom away!

Did you notice Coupe Duval´s jacket? It says MEMA. Isn´t that Sheldon Cooper´s grandmother?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: craige, 2/10/2013 11:46:36 AM     (No. 9168662)

I live in the high desert (60 miles north of Los Angeles). We get 1 to 2 feet of snow every so often. Those affected take measures.

Stay Home From Work. Have a couple of day´s food on hand. Maybe a week´s worth. If the power goes out, have a supply of wood on hand, oil lamps and candles. I keep a Coleman for cooking.

Simple and fairly inexpensive precautions. Our ancestors would have been disgusted with our ineptitude.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/10/2013 11:55:21 AM     (No. 9168680)

Such categorical moves are an excellent measure of the statist mindset.

Since ´their people´ are government drones of the employee or recipient variety, it is a simple matter to tell them all to stay home in their government-funded Habitrails. Sit up, roll over, beg, burp, open another bag of Cheetohs and wait for the next reality TV show to air.

The prospect of commerce persevering in the fact of adverse weather never occurs to them, nor does the concept of adults making their own decision on when to close a business due to a lack of trade on the day, snow piled up outside, etc.

It´s a leftist´s dream: ban something and, in the act of banning it, be praised for your empathy and kindness. You can see why bans on food, drink, guns, cars, chemicals, fuel, etc. etc. are so appealing to statists: no intelligent contemplation of contingencies and exceptions is required, there are draconian punishments for those with legitimate reasons for violating the ban, and negative economic fallout can be blamed on someone else, in this case Mother Nature.

Compassion is much more euphonious than coercion but lefties have rendered the two synonymous.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/10/2013 12:02:43 PM     (No. 9168695)

Was the mail delivered?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment



Post Reply   Close thread 722843




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"



The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

   

 

B-G1


 
The tyranny of the organic mommy mafia
New York Post, by Naomi Schaefer Riley    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:53:17 PM     Post Reply
“Am I going to be an outcast?” A friend, who recently moved to an upscale neighborhood in Madison, Wis., called me last week to ask if she would be able to make mommy friends if she continued feeding her children — gasp! — non-organic food. She had just come back from the park where two mothers were discussing a recent vacation to a resort in Puerto Rico. One told the other that there, for the first time, her toddler was given Jif peanut butter. He loved it. Prior to that he had only had Whole Foods peanut butter, which (one might

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Cherokee women want to meet
Elizabeth Warren on book tour
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:46:22 PM     Post Reply
In Elizabeth Warren’s new book, A Fighting Chance, Warren claims to be “hurt and angry” that people criticized her claim to be Native American, specifically Cherokee. Warren blamed the Scott Brown campaign, the local Republican Party, and “some blogger.” In fact, Warren has no one to blame but herself for her false claim to be Cherokee. Read Elizabeth Warren Wiki, and these posts responding to the claims in her book: Twila Barnes, No Pity for Warren Michael Patrick Leahy, Elizabeth Warren Repeats Her False Claims of Native American Ancestry in New Book and Elizabeth Warren History Of ‘Minority Status’ Listings At Odds

Reflecting on Kelo nine years later
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 4:03:21 PM     Post Reply
It’s been nine years since the Supreme Court, expressing their decision in the writings of John Paul Stevens, decided to fundamentally change the Takings Clause of the constitution in the case of Kelo v. City of New London. On this auspicious anniversary, a diarist at Redstate decides to take a fresh look at how wonderfully that exercise in freedom worked out for the citizens, and what they received in exchange for their liberties. The Kelo ruling was controversial and precedent-setting because, under eminent domain, the government may seize the property of a private citizen when it’s deemed necessary for public use

Don´t Call It Ping Pong: College Sports
Rivalry Expands to Table Tennis
Wall Street Journal, by Douglas Belkin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 8:36:01 AM     Post Reply
MONROEVILLE, Pa.—When the Texas Wesleyan Rams arrived here this month to defend their 10 straight national titles, the 14 players and coaches wore navy blue and gold track suits and carried matching bags. The walkie-talkies worn on the hips of tournament personnel crackled to life: "Texas Wesleyan has entered the building." The opposing teams,?most of whom brought only a handful of players, some in a mishmash of college sweatshirts,?stopped to watch in awe and dread. "We are the New York Yankees of table tennis," said Texas Wesleyan University Coach Jasna Rather. "Everybody hates our guts."

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
On upcoming trip, Obama
will try to pivot to Asia - again
McClatchy Newspapers, by Lesley Clark    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:19:38 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will leave Tuesday for a four-nation trip to Asia, looking to recharge a focus on the region, an ambitious initiative that’s been sidetracked by domestic politics and international conflicts elsewhere. Yet even as Obama attempts to boost his effort to emphasize U.S. interest in Asia, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Ukraine is complicating efforts to reassure Asian nations _ which share the region with an increasingly assertive China - that the U.S. is committed to their security. The administration’s efforts to refocus U.S. policy toward Asia were already being questioned in the region with the



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

54 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
44 replie(s)
The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

44 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

43 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

   

 



 
Living in the New York Times World
37 replie(s)
American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

32 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

30 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

   

Post Reply   Close thread 722843





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~