Thursday, 11 February 2010

In Passing

“Read my lips: I’m ‘agnostic.’”

Soo-prize soo-prize soo-prize!  Dept
Bloomberg:
President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.
 ...
“The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table,” the president said in the interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. “So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in terms of solutions.”
The man can’t decide whether he wants to be Jimmy Carter or Bush I.

Via: Insty.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Clipfile

Clipfile - February 10, 2010

“The liberal establishment in this country doesn’t just think their personal preferences are just that, preferences, but rather they see them as [the] natural and correct state of the world.  They bemoan the loss of the bi-partisan good old days, when... Republicans were fine and decent men like Howard Baker, Gerald Ford and Robert Michel.  Men who knew their place…in the minority, helping Democrats pass important social programs and tax hikes.” - DrewM.

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Linkage

From the snowy East...


Nathan looks down on Alexandria, Virginia, from 27 stories up.


Turk is hangin’ in there...


(Turk’s earlier photos here, here, and here.)

And Joanna (observing at a distance) offers an appropriate haiku.

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In Passing

Vote Republican and Pray For Snow!

Give ’em the old One-Two!  Dept
The Caucus (via The Corner):
With snow quickly accumulating around the Capitol again Tuesday night, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, gave up on his hope of advancing a jobs-creating bill by the end of this week.
Paul Krugman (via Todd via Warren via Mark):
...a vote for a Republican, no matter what you think of him as a person, is a vote for paralysis.
Well, we can always hope...

Later:  Tam chimes in:
I’ll be clearing a path from the back door to the garage again this morning and sweeping the roomie’s car clear of snow, but I’ll do this with a smile on my face every day from now ’til the Fourth of July if it keeps all those bloodsucking midgets in DC from doing any more legislatin’.
More:  RNC says, “Thanks, Paul”? (via IP):
...In the latest ABC News poll ... Republicans are in a dramatically improved position for the midterm elections, and are competitive with Democrats and President Obama on whom the public trusts to handle key issues.

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In Passing

I agree with NJT


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Monday, 08 February 2010

Dear Diary...

Here we SNOW again?


Predicted snowfall map through the overnight:
Snowfall probability map for February 9, 2010

Tuesday:
Snowfall probability map for February 10, 2010

Wednesday:
Snowfall probability map for February 11, 2010


As of noon, they’re saying “five to eight inches” for central Indiana.  Lovely.

Roberta has pix from Saturday, promises to soldier on.

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Saturday, 06 February 2010

Linkage

“I SAID it’s a God Damned cannabis indica!!!”


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Dear Diary...

Snow- one day later


They’re saying we got 6 inches accumulation, which matched my driveway.  Could have been more, but I’d guess a fair amount must have melted early on.  Last night things were quite sloppy; was the kind of snow we usually get in late March, not early February.

Amazingly, the city has done a pretty good job of clearing the major streets. Here’s yesterday’s intersection- 24 hours later.

Yes, that’s sunshine.

Meanwhile, the fun continues to the east.  The numbers are additional accumulations predicted for today.
Snowfall probability map for February 5, 2010


Oh, and the NWS has us slated for another 4 inches or so (40% probability) on Monday.

Everybody’s telling weather stories over at Tam’s.
MORE:  Washington D.C. pictures (via SDB)

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Friday, 05 February 2010

Linkage

Vanishing Victoriana


A portion of the remains of Brighton’s historic West Pier is being removed to make way for an observation tower.  The Telegraph has a photo retrospective.

Related:

Wikipedia entry:  West Pier
New Civil Engineer:  Brighton West Pier concert hall cleared for tower
West Pier Trust:  Concert Hall Wreckage to be Removed
Still hope for rebuilding?
Historically important items will be salvaged for safe keeping by the Trust and the iconic Pavilion island will not be touched.
This Is Brighton:  The West Pier

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In Passing

Blargh!


Dr. Weevil:

If FNMA is pronounced ‘Fannie Mae’ and FHLMC is pronounced ‘Freddie Mac’, shouldn’t IPCC be pronounced ‘Ipecac’?  Reading about the IPCC and its chairman has much the same effect on me as drinking syrup of ipecac.
Spotted by C.G.Hill (who also supplied the links).  He sez (no doubt while ducking and running), “Well, somebody had to bring it up.”

Related:

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