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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Marcia, Dec 17, 2009.
Meant to post this yesterday.
This was a second vote confirming the first vote taken a few weeks ago.
I guess people here are used to the idea because there has been no response! This is what will happen in our culture - people will get used to it and not see it as abnormal or unusual anymore. That's already happened to some extent.
I couldn't help but think that the huge snowfall DC is having is some kind of expression of God's view on the vote. I am not saying it is, it just came to mind in a sort of amusing way.
I couldn't help but think the same thing, Marcia.
having lived in Buffalo for a full 3 years I don't think it is. some folks I've met there and became friends with tell me that during a really huge snostorm during the last century, or early this one as it, they had to go up the second floor of their houses and out that floor's window if they wanted to go out...they slid down to the street, digged their cars out and kept their fingers crossed the roads ahead were at least half the street level it used to be...now, that could be a tall tale right there, but three or more people telling the same story and thy not knowing each other and telling it at different times tells me something is legit.
I've seen plowed snow in parking lots reaching the roof-level of the Niagara Falls Comminty Bank which is a one story fifteenn feet high building, and stretching half the length of the parking lot. And these on snowy days when children are allowed to go to school.
Ain't come yet.
But it might.
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Thats right - think about it for a minute
Not only that, but should we also allow the mom to abort her baby up to 30 days after birth?
We're talking about Wash DC, not Buffalo.
Ftr, this was the largest snowfall on record in Washington DC in the month of December!
Also, it was the single largest snowfall on record at National Airport.
I thought so again when I heard this was a record snowfall for this area in December. The US government closed (and they don't do that often - they will give "liberal leave" but closing down is unusual).
Uh, it's Washington DC. DC stands for "diminishing centigrade". Words like "snow" "blizzard" "sleet" "frost" and "flurry" are taught in kindergarden, and are usually among the first words kids learn, right behind "Mommy", "Daddy", and "welfare".
This has nothing to do with the topic and it sounds patronizing.
???? You're implying that DC having a snowstorm is some sort of divine retribution, and you're accusing me of being patronizing? Oh the irony.
If you read what I wrote carefully, I said I couldn't help but think of it that way. I would never pronounce that as a fact nor even try to defend it. It just came to mind as I was going through the snowstorm, since the D C Council had just voted.
Point taken. It stands, though, that snowstorms in DC are so common, you can practically set your watch by them.
I never understood what what in the minds of our leaders when they chose to relocate the capital to DC. Perhaps it was because Bangor, Maine was busy?
John, this is just not true!! You are so wrong! Snowstorms are quite uncommon here. We have snow sometimes but usually never much. We may have 3 or 4 times of snow in winter amounting anywhere from half an inch to maybe 3 or 4. Even if there is more snow, it is usually to the west of DC and not much in DC itself.
This was quite an unusual snowstorm and a record one for December.
I don't understand why you make statements like the above that are just not true. We do not normally get a lot of snow here.
I've lived here since '91 and before I lived in Atlanta, I had lived here fro 6 yrs. I can only remember one bad snowstorm from the previous 6 yrs. and since '91, I can only recall one other storm that was close this one, and it wasn't in December.
I'll have to take your word for it. You would be more of the expert than I. My brother lived in Arlington, VA (a stone's throw from DC) for 25 years, and frequently commented about the unkind weather. He moved to Seattle about 5 years ago, where he says the weather is quite mild. Go figure
I lived in Arlington for 13 yrs. until 2008; I now live only 2 miles west of Arlington, so I'm pretty close.
The reason your brother might have commented on the "unkind weather" here is not snowstorms, but high humidity in summer and in winter, a tendency to get ice from weather fronts clashing over this area. We have a somewhat unstable weather pattern here, so it's hard to know if we will have rain, freezing rain, sleet, or snow or a mixture of those, or all of them in the same day, sometimes in the winter.
He didn't mind the summer, it was the winters he cursed. Not having first hand experience myself, I'll have to defer to your experience, seeing as how you live there. You're in a better position to know than I. Although, he used to tell me that if it was July and raining, give it about 5 minutes, and it will stop.
BTW, I've visited Arlington a few times in the spring on business, and found it to be absolutely gorgeous.
If the weather in Seattle is mild as far as your brother is concerned, then he must have been referring to the heat in DC, not the winter. It does get cold here, but only for a few weeks of winter, but the heat, oh, my !
Now, my half-sister lives in Seattle, and she's complaining of the constant rainfall in the non-cold months, and the cold and the snow in winter.
I'll stay right here in the OC, where average summer temps are in the mid to upper 80's, and the average winter temps are in the mid 50's to upper 60's.
I wonder what it will be like when I relocate to Orlando someday.