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Get the gummint off our roads! They got no bidness touching our snow! It's a gift from God, and they bedder not innerfurr.

Ain't nuttin in the Constitution about no snowplows or snow plowin'! Teh Constitution don't even talk 'about snow!

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  •  It'd actually be nice to see a plow come through (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Gooserock, Youffraita, NancyWH

    the neighborhood.  I haven't seen one since before Christmas (I think) and we've had around 5-6 inches since Christmas morning.

    •  One Bright Spot of a Lower Mid Class Bluecollar (2+ / 0-)
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      side pocket, NancyWH

      rustbelt town in a red state is the town like many hereabouts is blue. We pay our taxes and they plow the crap out of our streets. Curbside recycling, scores of well maintained parks, good schools, discount electricity sold by the city, no written off neighborhoods, they're removing dams to continue to restore the once flaming Cuyahoga River, codes are strict and enforced, low crime with consequent cheap insurance, and the median income here is around 45 grand with most of the houses around 100 grand plus or minus.

      And we had all this under a long serving Republican Mayor. But we just elected a Democrat.

      I gather that Weatherdude lives in another such community. It's not at all hard to accomplish even with very modest economics.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 06:54:41 PM PST

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      •  Oh, CR is blue for Iowa. When we moved here (1+ / 0-)
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        NancyWH

        30 years ago, the first sign of a snow flake the plows were out with salt and sand.  Now, the major roads get plowed and salted regularly, along with the monied neighborhoods.  For the rest, if the 'snow event' is under 4 inches, we don't see a plow on residential streets.

        We do have the good schools, good parks (one year there was a bond to replace all the city pools with 'modern' 'toys' and add a bunch of splash pads around town - came in several hundred thousand under budget which was put into a maintenance fund), curb side recycling, etc....

  •  Delete my fucking snow, Kos! n/t (6+ / 0-)

    Politics means controlling the balance of economic and institutional power. Everything else is naming post offices.

    by happymisanthropy on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 06:46:38 PM PST

  •  South Texas (1+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH

      Hey, the scrubs are still flowering - but the trees finally lost all their leaves last week.
        SNOW?   What is that!   :-)

        But the "rant" did make me smile.

  •  If this gets social networked the right way, (6+ / 0-)

    we can expect some Congressperson to be denouncing the socialist snowplow tyranny in as little as a week. Claiming that snowplows actually cause snow.


    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 06:52:46 PM PST

  •  And not only that - they're out there (4+ / 0-)
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    nchristine, NBBooks, Youffraita, NancyWH

    delivering the mail!!!!!!!! Soshulisuuuuummmmmm!

    I don't love writing, but I love having written ~ Dorothy Parker // Visit my Handmade Gallery on Zibbet

    by jan4insight on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 07:09:47 PM PST

  •  The Founding Fathers (1+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH

    They didn't have no gummint clearing snow! At least that's what Sisters Sarah and Michelle told me.

    Blue is blue and must be that. But yellow is none the worse for it - Edith Sidebottom

    by kenwards on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 07:41:38 PM PST

  •  COMMIES!! All Commies!! (2+ / 0-)
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    Youffraita, NancyWH

    Commies and all their high falutin' comm words.  Damn Commies in everything.  COMMunity, COMMon Good, COMMunicate.  COMMpromise. COMMpassion.  COMMittee.

    Commie talkers,  all of 'em!

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 08:39:48 PM PST

  •  I am living rurally just now. (3+ / 0-)

    I expect to not be able to get out til Wednesday next.  They will send a plow down here as one of the last items on the list. And I may have to shovel a path out. (sigh)

    Raynaud's syndrome sucks in the winter.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 09:49:37 PM PST

  •  Got an unexpected day off (0+ / 0-)

    Thursday here in Southern Tier [Broome Co] NY.  Dug out when it stopped snowing Friday, went in to work for a half day while Mr. WH replenished groceries.  Worst part was trudging 1/4 mile, each way, to daughter's farm to feed and water animals, and keep wood burner full.  Twice a day.  Knee deep snow. Last day, 0 degrees.  They went south last Saturday, and couldn't come home til Friday, because of the roads.  Got home about 1:30 this morning.  Yay!  

    "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

    by NancyWH on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 05:06:53 AM PST

  •  Those plows are doing it WRONG! (0+ / 0-)

    The  lead plow should be loading the following plow, not driving his bank into the freshly plowed lane to his right. Idjits.
    Note the trail of cars behind? Good little civilians!
    Don't be a dick and pass the plows, your SUV is not a tank even if it is AWD.
    Following too close behind a spreader has it's own punishment.
    /rant

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 06:00:55 AM PST

  •  Snow is fun to watch coming down, but where (1+ / 0-)
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    Death Lee

    I live, it brings the whole town to a halt. So I'd rather not have it.

    What scares me to death, though, is freezing rain. It knocks down power lines and plunges whole neighborhoods into darkness.

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    by Kimball Cross on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 06:03:52 AM PST

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