01
Mar
12

snow problem

Snow falls as people stand in line to see President Obama in Nashua, N.H.

Arriving at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, New Hampshire

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President Obama walks to board Marine One helicopter from the South Lawn of the White House, March 1

For some reason, missing from the schedule:

Manchester airport waiting for the President. Crews clearing the runway …. “Believe it or not there is a runway out there.”

WMUR

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President Obama’s motorcade drives through a snow storm enroute to a speech on energy policy and the economy at Nashua Community College


144 Responses to “snow problem”


  1. 1 LunarSea
    March 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

    he he he

    • March 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Winner! I thought the snow pic was appropriate considering what’s waiting for PBO in Manchester 😕 Morning LunarSea!

      • 3 LunarSea
        March 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

        That’s perfect for me here is Maine. I’m off from work today because of snow. LOL That would not have happened 10 years ago, but this new crop of Mainer’s are scared of 6 inches. Used to be business per usual unless there was a foot or more, but who am I to complain?

        And I love this picture because it reminds me of my family playing in the snow. My favorite was building dragons and coloring them with colored water before the water froze.

        The kids loved to take a cup of boiling water and throw it into the air, where upon it instantly turned to snow. What fun…thanks for the memories as well as the picture.

      • 4 anniebella
        March 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

        I love to see POTUS with Malia and Sasha, you know a Father with his daughters.

      • 5 utaustinliberal
        March 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        Gorgeous picture.

  2. 6 Carol
    March 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

    When is he talking?

  3. March 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Its like that here today.. snowing all morning & just stopped- March in like a Lion in ND. We’ve had the strangest winter ever imo.

    • 11 hopefruit2
      March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Meanwhile in the mid-Atlantic we’re experiencing very mild winter. I’m not complaining at all! Mother Nature loves PBO. She wants him to travel smoothly to fundraise, so she’s taking it easy on Washington for now.

      • March 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

        We’ve had a very very mild winter here also.. it’s snowed about 4 times this winter.. and two of those times have been this week.. so rare. I’m not complaining either, it’s been like spring here for months.

  4. 13 Jessica
    March 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Is it safe for him to be flying into that kind of weather. I hope everything goes smoothly.

    Anybody have a idea of what the final tally will be on the Blunt Bill?

  5. March 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

    what runway ? Does AF1 have skiing wheels ?

  6. 16 Linda
    March 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

    No one seems to be in the Senate Chamber…where are they hiding…they are calling the roll right now.

  7. 17 Claire
    March 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Can you believe this crap at the Clarendon metro station? Metro officials know they did not have to go with this because of the profanity.

    http://www.arlnow.com/2012/02/29/ad-in-clarendon-metro-station-go-to-hell-barack/

    • March 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

      For those who are interested…..the followng is the contact number

      Media Relations. 202-962-1051.

      I just called and the poor lady on the phone is really getting heat. She said there was nothing they could do because it is a First Admendment issue…LOL…she also said most of the people there voted for the president.

    • 20 Janet Salahuddin
      March 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      I would love to take a Louisville slugger to that screen.

  8. 29 defytheodds
    March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Nation’s Electric Grid Gets Smart

    Per a provision in the Recovery Act, the Department of Energy has begun the long process of modernizing the nation’s 110-year-old electric grid. Expected to take possibly two decades to complete, the building of the so-called “Smart Grid” is a federal government partnership with utility companies, which are adding approximately $5 billion for the initial phase to DOE’s $4.5 billion.

    The effort will essentially computerize the current electric grid and install digital communication systems among grid components so that electricity can be delivered much more efficiently, collectively saving consumers and businesses billions of dollars over the next 20 years, officials say………

    Tomorrow’s Grid

    One key feature of the Smart Grid will be in-home/office Smart Meters: digital devices that will communicate directly with a utility’s operations center. Among many other capabilities, Smart Meters will let consumers know how much electricity they’re using at any moment and what the cost is. Other components, like transformers and substations, will similarly communicate with the utility. In addition, the Smart Grid will include more sources of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.

    http://www.recovery.gov/News/featured/Pages/Nation%E2%80%99s-Electric-Grid-Gets-Smart.aspx

  9. March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Sen. Patty Murray moves to table the Blunt Amendment. Clerk now calling the roll. Simple majority needed.

    http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

    • 31 Jessica
      March 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

      I almost want this to pass so PBO can make a huge speech infront of the nation when he veteos it but I think it would look bad for the Dems because we can control the Senate (even if it is only by a very slim margin). It’ll turn off the low-information voters and suppress turnout.

  10. 32 defytheodds
    March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Recovery Funds Remove and Secure Nuclear Waste

    Workers completed the last phase of nuclear waste cleanup at the Nuclear Radiation Development site near Grand Island, New York, and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California.

    Last summer a total of four truckloads – three from Nuclear Radiation Development, one from Berkeley –of soil, sludge, tools, rags, and protective clothing contaminated with radioactive elements was driven to a Department of Energy (DOE) disposal site outside Carlsbad, New Mexico. Encased in steel drums, the waste was then placed in storage facilities more than 2,000 feet below ground. Costs were covered by $172 million in Recovery funding.

    About the same time, DOE and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions supervised the sealing of two decommissioned reactors at the historic Savannah River Site in South Carolina. During the 1950s, the site played a leading role in nuclear weapons manufacturing that produced tritium and plutonium-239. The sealed reactors were the two oldest of five decommissioned reactors on the site. The remaining three will be sealed at a later date.

    Before the doors of one reactor were welded shut, officials placed inside a time capsule containing items depicting the history of the site and showing current events in the region and the nation. Items ranged from documents recording the decommissioning process for the reactors to a copy of People magazine featuring the royal wedding in Britain.

    The two reactors are expected to stay in their present states for 1,400 years.

    Since the 1990s, the Department of Energy has been working to treat and remove contamination on the 310-square-mile Savannah River Site. Recovery funds totaling $1.6 billion are allowing DOE to accelerate the Savannah River Site efforts.

    • March 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      The two reactors are expected to stay in their present states for 1,400 years.

      To put this into perspective – 1,400 years ago was 612, during the reign of the do-nothing kings of the Merovingian empire, roughly a century before Charles Martel drove back the muslim invaders to the Iberian Peninsula.

      So to the visitors of 3,412 it will mostly be: Waz that – Britain ? Rojal – could you spell that for me ?

  11. March 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

    President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One from Marine One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, March 1, 2012. Obama is traveling to Nashua, New Hampshire to speak about the economy, before continuing to New York City to attend Democratic fundraisers.

    Oh crikey:

    Snow falls as people stand in line as they to see President Barack Obama , Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Nashua, N.H.

    • 35 hopefruit2
      March 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Stay warm my friends!!! He’ll be there soon 🙂

    • 37 PoliticalJunkessa
      March 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Hellloooooo, New Hampshire :-P. Love my fellow Americans waiting for the Prez….in the snow (as I sit here in 70 degrees in Richmond)!

      • 38 LunarSea
        March 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

        I’ll take 70 degrees, thank you very much. But with a fire in the wood stove it is nice and toasty inside while pretty out the window.

        • 39 edp4bho
          March 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

          I’m so jealous of you LunaSea. I’ve been wanting snow for the longest here in Pennsylvania. It just doesn’t seem like winter, more like early spring, so the onset of warm weather will be no biggy for me this year. I love hibernating, and hoping the neighborhood does the same for a bit of peace, before all the loud cars and kids hollering, running across your lawns and such….LOL. So, I’ve decided to cancel winter inside, and start planning my garden.

          • 40 LunarSea
            March 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

            Yes Feb snows are the favorite time for planning gardens in Maine. I think everyone I know does it. Now is the time I like to start rosemary and parsley seeds, because they take so darn long to germinate. Unfortunately I haven’t order my seeds as early as usual this year. Too much other work.

            I think I’ll browse the catalogs to see what’s new. Thanks for the suggestion 😆

    • March 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      wow.I love pictures of these loyal supporters. Go obots.

  12. 42 Linda
    March 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I hope every one of these Men voted Aye…never gets laid again…

    • 43 Jessica
      March 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

      I thought Aye votes was to kill the bill, nay was to pass it. I’m a little confused.

      • 44 Linda
        March 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

        You are right……I am wrong.

      • March 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm

        You are right. Yay is for the good side.

        51 Yes vs 48 No.

        mnchin, nelson and cassey joined the rethugs. fucking nelson had to stab the party eve as he was leaving.

        • March 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

          Manchin makes my skin crawl – the other two do too, but ooooh, that guy.

          • 47 LunarSea
            March 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

            I agree, there’s a special place in hell for Manchin. I don’t think he was ever a dem. I think he saw the spot as the only way to win and went for it. He is consistently against everything -not just some things- that dems are for, by and large

  13. March 1, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Vote on Sen Murray’s motion to table Blunt Amendment: Yes 51; NO 48

  14. March 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    they’re waiting in the snow?

    good for them

  15. 59 Jessica
    March 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    51-48. 3 measley votes. Now imagine if PBO and Sebellius had not overruled the FDA and allowed Plan B on the shelf, that would have passed with flying colors.

  16. 62 edp4bho
    March 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Seems the dead man suffered heart problems a year ago. One would think knowing this, one would be a bit kinder, never knowing when he’ll meet his maker. Also, he’s the son-in-law of actor Orson Bean. I didn’t know that.

  17. 63 Linda
    March 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Collins expressed skepticism about the wide scope of Blunt’s amendment, but said the administration’ incomplete rule — specifically its lack of detail about how to treat self-insured plans — compelled her to support the measure.

    “I feel that I have to vote for Sen. Blunt’s amendment with the hope that the scope will be narrowed and refined,” she said, adding, “I do this with a lot of conflict.”

    BS Alert

    • 64 LunarSea
      March 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      She’s the queen of BS. I loathe her.

      I used to just disagree with republicans, but their actions of late have really caused me to despise them, which for me is very out of character. However, now when I hear someone is republican, I just have to shake my head and walk away with no desire to at least try and connect. I know I have to get over this because I have to work on converting people for the upcoming election, but how can women, ppl of color, immigrants, working middle class, gays, handicapped possibly be FOR those who hate and dismiss them their humanity. It leaves me so incredulous that I just walk away.

      Right now the party stands for greed & division, anti-American, anti-working class. I’m still waiting for the sane ones to come forward.

      /endRant

    • March 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Translation: I voted like Mitch told me to vote. Collins is a trip.

  18. 69 GGail
    March 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Talk about die hard supporters of President Obama…..waiting for his arrival in a blizzard!

  19. 87 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    OOPS…SORRY..NOW I SEE IT…THAT’S WHAT I GET FOR DRINING DECAF THIS MORNING…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

    • 89 LunarSea
      March 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      OMG they must be freaking kidding me. I’m glad he’s gone. One less hate monger to contend with. His heart probably couldn’t stand all the hate it was carrying.

    • March 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Jonah can’t even cry right.You can tell he has no feelings for him. A real Ebenezer Scrooge, ol Andrew was. I love how they are trying to wax poetic about he had four kids and a wife and all of this, like I’m suddenly supposed to feel sorry for him. He didn’t think of that whenever people like Ted Kennedy died or when he sullied Shirley Sherrod’s name. I’m sorry, why am I supposed to follow the rules of respect with a person who had no respect. The best I could say about him is that he died, he’s dead, and he ain’t living no more. Thats it.

  20. 99 Ladyhawke
    March 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Wow, Senator Patty Murray didn’t waste any time getting this message out about the Blunt Amendment. Nicely done…..

    DSCC Hits GOP Senators On Blunt Amendment Votes

    The DSCC issued a statement from chair Sen. Patty Murray, going after Republican Senators who voted in favor of the Blunt Amendment to allow employers to deny coverage of medical care that violates their religious or moral beliefs. Their email pointed specifically to votes in favor of the amendment for Scott Brown (R-MA) who is running for reelection against Elizabeth Warren and Dean Heller (R-NV) who is running against Rep. Shelley Berkley:

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/dscc-hits-gop-senators-on-blunt-amendment-votes

  21. 100 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    NOT WELL TODAY…PLUS I HAVE TWO LEANING TREES IN MY BACKYARD AND A LANDLADY WHO PUTS OUR NEEDS LAST..WHERE IS SHE? JUST LEFT HER A DARN PHONE MESSAGE…EVERY YEAR SHE SUNS HERSELF IN MEXICO FOR 3 MONTHS AND IGNORES WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE! I’M TICKED…I’LL BE MORE TICKED IF THE TREES FALL! GREED OVER PEOPLE!

    • 101 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      THE TREES WON’T HIT THE HOUSE BUT THEY COULD CRUSH THE STORAGE BARN!

      • March 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

        Are the trees the right height, Sue? 😕

        • 103 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          March 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

          HAH…I’D LIKE TO PUT THEM WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE! WE HAVE A DEAD ONE IN THE FRONT…BEEN DEAD 6 MTHS…BUT…OH NO…WE CAN’T CUT THAT DOWN…GOTTA GET TO MEXICO! CAN U BELIEVE IT? IF THAT ONE GOES AND FALLS IN THE MAIN ST…THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY! I DESPISE GREED!

          • 104 SUE DUVALL SMITH
            March 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

            THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN SELF-CONSUMED WEALTHY PEOPLE WHO WON’T EVEN TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN RENTAL PROPERTIES. SHE HAS ABOUT 6 HOUSES!

            • 105 SUE DUVALL SMITH
              March 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

              I AM TOO SICK TO MOVE AGAIN SO…HAVE TO STAY HERE AND I DO LOVE THIS HOUSE…1950’S FONZIE HOUSE. I DON’T LIKE NEW HOUSES!

  22. 107 Linda
    March 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Mitt Romney: ‘I Like All The Amendments’ |

    Apparently taking a lesson from the Sarah Palin School of Awkward Answers, Mitt Romney told a rally attendee concerned about gun rights in North Dakota this morning that he likes “all the amendments.”

    The crowd chuckled, and Romney went on to say that he’ll defend the First and Second Amendments, and the other 24 too, it seems.

    Someone tell Mitt there are 27 Amendments to the Constitution….or is there one he just wants to ignore ?

  23. 108 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    POOR PBO…SMILIN’ IN THE SUN…THEN OFF TO A BLIZZZZARD! YOWZA!

  24. 124 Lightfoot
    March 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Why, I said, why is Barack Obama so f#k!ng SEXY!!!! Hah? Why?!

  25. March 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr:

    President Obama walks over to greet people after arriving in the snow at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

    More snowy pics added!

  26. 139 Claire
    March 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Wow, what weather, come home soon Pres. Obama. It’s 65 degrees and sunny in Bethesda. Sasha is probably out in the sun enjoying recess right now.

  27. 142 CTGirl
    March 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    The man has the IT factor! He is just “cool like that” 🙂 I can’t get that song out of my head now 🙂

  28. March 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Those are some pretty pictures of AF-1 in the snow!


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