Pray for snow – lots of it

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The best run city in America readies for Snowmageddon

Washington D.C. was shut down yesterday by an “unexpectedly high amount” of snow; specifically, one inch. If, as promised, they get hit with 2 feet over the weekend, can we hope that the place stays shut and the bureaucrats and politicians holed up in their burrows until spring? Probably not; their hot air will soon melt escape tunnels, but it’s nice to dream.

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30 responses to “Pray for snow – lots of it

  1. AJ

    When the shit hits the fan and the economy tanks, maybe we can all find work shoveling snow.

    Soros, the Fed, and the art of creating expectations. https://quittingiseasy.com/2016/01/economic-collapse-all-the-worlds-a-stage-and-someone-is-writing-the-script/

  2. Cos Cobber

    Looks like happy times are coming to Cos Cob again. Plowing = Big $. Gonna be able to upgrade the usual 12 pack to a keg for Sunday’s NFL action.

  3. SnowBird

    The Washington DC mayor is a black woman. She was treated with kid gloves today by the mainstream media, allowing her to give excuses rather than explanations for her screwup. Such is the life of the politically left. Color trumps ability.

  4. Once again, National Review shows sense, brains and judgment:
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430137/donald-trump-conservative-movement-menace
    Want one reading to learn the truths about government and freedom? Read National Review. Start with the first issue, and continue to today. Ronald Reagan’s favorite magazine.

    “Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones. Trump’s politics are those of an averagely well-informed businessman: Washington is full of problems; I am a problem-solver; let me at them. But if you have no familiarity with the relevant details and the levers of power, and no clear principles to guide you, you will, like most tenderfeet, get rolled…. Trump has shown no interest in limiting government, in reforming entitlements, or in the Constitution. He floats the idea of massive new taxes on imported goods and threatens to retaliate against companies that do too much manufacturing overseas for his taste. His obsession is with “winning,” regardless of the means — a spirit that is anathema to the ordered liberty that conservatives hold dear and that depends for its preservation on limits on government power….. He appears to believe that the administrative state merely needs a new master, rather than a new dispensation that cuts it down to size and curtails its power….Since 1984, when Jesse Jackson ran for president with no credential other than a great flow of words, both parties have been infested by candidates who have treated the presidency as an entry-level position. They are the excrescences of instant-hit media culture. The burdens and intricacies of leadership are special; experience in other fields is not transferable. That is why all American presidents have been politicians, or generals……what is Trump’s rhetoric but show and strut?”

    • Anonymous

      Balzac,we get it, over and over again—you hate Trump. Problem is every time you and others talk about his failed principles—his poll numbers rise. If the other candidates were not so weak he could have become irrelevant sooner. His popularity is actually a result of the weak field rather than Trump as such a strong candidate.

      • Anonymous

        And no matter what you think about the man there is a kernel of truth in almost problem that he has a proposed solution, and he uses relatively simple language to explains it. Then toss in a backlash against the uber liberal politics of Obama and his ilk, and this is what you get. If Obama, Hillary and co. were more moderate in policies, chances are Trump would not have the traction he currently has.

    • Grumpy

      National Review is finding out today that their huge anti Trump cover story has consequences. It was a stupid move on their part, sending a message to the Dems that the R’s are fractured so badly that it’ll be an easy win for Hillary. Trump has his negatives but you can’t tell me he isn’t even more determined to win the presidency. The more push back he gets from his critics, the more he digs in his heels to win other voters.
      Get past this Balzac. Trump can win and that’s not something to be sneezed at.

      • Anon, it’s not about me hating Trump or anyone else. It’s about Trump, and about ideas. Conservatism and limited government are about ideas. Trump doesn’t know any of these ideas, and DOESN’T CARE ABOUT IDEAS. Yes, he is popular. So is that other reality-TV star, Kim Kardashian. Honestly, which of the two has more knowledge of the constitution, of government’s proper relationship to citizens? NEITHER! Their knowledge of this important stuff is EQUIVALENT! Trump is an inexperienced 22 year old vomissure from tabloid TV, in the body of a rich, cranky 69 year old.

        Yes, there is certainly a kernel of truth in what he says. Problem is, in the background (relevant) and experience (real) of Christie, Bush, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, even Fiorina, there’s MORE THAN A KERNEL! Trump is as deep as……..reality TV!

        Not worried about National Review which in the Balzac home we call THE TRUTH. Yes, standing up for the principles has consequences, and takes courage. Kind of like those punks Adams, Hamilton, Jefferson and Washington taking on the world’s biggest empire and navy in 1776…….

        Hillary is SO awful…..dishonest……beatable. The flawed, inexperienced TV star is the one candidate who can’t beat her. Nominate him and the movement conservatives stay home, the evangelicals stay home, the money dries up (what average person will donate to the Donald, who is always saying, “I’m soooooo rich…”?).

        If this were a TV show called the Apprentice, we’d never hire Trump for the Presidency, a task completely foreign to his experience. Would you hire him as mayor of NY? Governor? City Council? to run education, or energy, or social security, of any government task? Hell no. He knows nothing about any these tasks.

        This is one of those cases, in which conservatives find themselves all the time: everybody is running madly in one direction, and it’s up to conservatives to STOP AND THINK AND ACT. This guy has no knowledge or affinity for the ideas that motivate our movement. The emperor has no clothes.

    • Anonymous

      Ronald Reagan? The guy the republicans (back then) dissed?

      http://spectator.org/articles/63436/yes-trump-can-win

      • Libertarian Advocate

        They didn’t “diss” him they hated AND ridiculed him as a simpleton. He then CLOBBERED them.

        • Anonymous

          Reagan would not be welcome in today’s GOP. As in indicattion of how far the party has moved to the right, even centrist republicans would find him to be not conservative enough.

        • Anonymous

          In response to anon, the Republicans haven’t moved to the right. If anything, they’ve lost their principals and are empty suits. The reason the dems have veered so far left is that the Republicans no longer hold their feet to the fire.

      • Don’t know who that author Mr. Lord is, but he misses the point. There is no comparison between Reagan, a successful governor of our largest state, who was warm and charismatic, and Trump, rich NY wheeler-dealer whose real estate empire blew up in bankruptcy so he exploits his fame by yelling at people on reality- TV, and has never been elected to a city council?

        Reagan’s whole career showed an interest in limited government and public policy. Trump’s show no interest in limited government (remember that old idea, which is actually the foundation of everything important to conservatives?)

    • AJ

      I like Trump’s response that the magazine is “dying, dying.” Could this be a ploy to gain more readers? And, Balzac, what about your guy, Jeb!? Do you seriously believe that he could beat the Bern, the likely Dem nominee? Do you seriously believe that what this country needs is another Bush presidency? What have you got in your pipe: you must be smoking ‘shrooms.

  5. Walt

    Dude –

    I just got back from the grocery store. I didn’t go because of the coming snow, I just do my shopping every Friday. THE PLACE WAS MOBBED!! What is it about snow that makes people buy more food? And toilet paper? Do people eat and shit more when it snows? I don’t. I didn’t even buy any TP. If worse comes to worse, and I run out, I can use my bidet for the first time. Or my socks. Anyhows, it was a horrible shopping experience. I had to wrestle some old hag for the last dozen eggs.

    Did Steph reach out to you for my contact data yet? The sooner she starts her therapy with me, the better for her. She will get bored if she is snowed in for a few days with Buddy and the two poofs. And then she will be tempted to drink. I will provide her with distractions. You heard she got busted for DWI, right? And did you hear GE is moving out of Connecticut?

    Your Pal,
    Walt

  6. AJ

    Tough guy cop cries like a bitch when he finds out he’s going to jail for 263 years — Video. https://quittingiseasy.com/2016/01/cop-cries-after-sentencing/

  7. Greenwich Gal

    She’s a mess cuz she’s been pimped out by her mom since she was 15. Her life has been one of depravity and louche living. She is uneducated and aging. And married to an equally talentless, chinless, pot bellied “billionaire.” I’d be drinking too.