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Decision 2012: The Snow Poll

Unfortunately votes from some states won’t be counted for weeks, by which time this poll will be long over. So it’s not technically true to say:

But, the decision of the rest of you people –๐Ÿ™„ – will be final, unless I don’t like it. Voting ends in the morning-ish.

Okay:

vote

PS This is a global snow poll – a snow globe, so to speak:


205 Responses to “Decision 2012: The Snow Poll”


  1. 5 FiredUpInCA
    December 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow.

  2. December 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Chips, you are in a very snowy mood!

  3. 10 theo67
    December 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Can transplanted Canadians have more than one vote? I vote yes – twice! It doesn’t feel like Christmas without the snowfall…

  4. 15 GGail
    December 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Chipsticks – I LOVE the SNOW!!!! Thanks for bringing it back this year๐Ÿ™‚
    The poll already shows 100% in favor of keeping the Snow – is it rigged? LOL!!!!!!

  5. December 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Oooooh, the snow has taken an early lead.

    • 19 GGail
      December 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Early lead? It’s the only question that has registered ANY votes – LOL!!!!!!!

    • 20 COS
      December 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Chips, “Oh the weather outside is delightful”.

    • December 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      I vote for it – on the computer! As long as it stays digital, I’m good.

      • 22 GGail
        December 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        Me too Maryl1. I live in the Los Angeles basin and I have the pleasure of looking up at the mountains and seeing the snow, but I’m so far away that I don’t have to deal with it except when the wind blows off the mountains – then it’s very cold (45 degrees)๐Ÿ™‚

      • 24 isonprize
        December 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        I vote for it โ€“ on the computer! As long as it stays digital, Iโ€™m good.

        ABSOLUTELY!!! I’m with Mary!!!

        • 25 vcprezofan2
          December 4, 2012 at 9:07 pm

          SCREEEEAAAAM! Voters really should be more informed before they are allowed to vote. Look at how many of you are voting to keep it without thought to the consequences! //planting my face in my hands??

          • 26 GGail
            December 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

            Consequences? what consequences? MY computer operates just fine with the snow๐Ÿ™‚

            • 27 vcprezofan2
              December 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

              Re consequences; I was teasing from my real world perspective GG, like shoveling and snow tires and slippery conditions and frozen fingers and …. playing the grinch, so to speak.

              I really DO like the TOD snowy effect though I am cognizant of the fact that it can play havoc with some people’s tech toys. In fact, last year, I remember being able to make the flakes dance from side to side and that was such fun! I wasn’t able to make them dance in a circle so I plan to try that this year. ๐Ÿ˜†

          • December 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

            ๐Ÿ˜† It’s DEMOCRACY VC, enough with your voter suppression efforts!!

    • 30 FiredUpInCA
      December 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Check the cross tabs and the likely voter screen at unskewedflakes.com

    • December 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Chips, not to be a nag or anything, but is there a thing about how many beautiful PBO pictures one may earn by being first – like no consecutive pictures? Because that would make me really sad what with all the training, diet regimen, exercise, mental stamina, computer loafing, etc….. but if there’s no law, I’d really appreciate another awesome pic. And I think I voted both for and against the snow.

  6. 36 amk for obama
    December 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Heh, where is the option of “What is snow?”. We, hot blooded animals in tropicals, never heard of it.

    • December 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜† Apologies for forgetting your climate Amk, just click ‘Other’!

      • 38 amk for obama
        December 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

        Not good enough. I want my ‘flaky’ poll option. Now.

      • 40 GGail
        December 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

        Chipsticks – don’t coddle amk. The options are clearly listed.

        • 41 amk for obama
          December 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

          That’s ‘pure white as snow’ racism.

          • 42 GGail
            December 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

            Sounds like one of those who wanted “gifts” just for them

          • December 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

            ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

            Check the post, scoundrel.

            • 45 GGail
              December 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

              Tsk, Tsk, Tsk, Chipsticks – you caved to the lone squeaky wheel. Stop reading Boehner’s handbook

            • 47 amk for obama
              December 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

              Good. Now I can (and did) vote for “Stay – It’s Snoooow Lovely”. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

              • 48 GGail
                December 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm

                Say gnnite you Rascal !

              • December 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm

                So you voted twice? Huh, I hope Fox expose you in the morning. #Acorn

              • December 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

                So far, nine people have voted in Amk’s personal poll – the thoughts of nine Amks in my life …. ah crikey.

                • 54 GGail
                  December 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

                  Oh Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

                  • 55 amk for obama
                    December 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

                    Now it’s a dozen. And my job here is done. Gunnite folks.

                    • December 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm

                      Goodite multiple-voting criminal.

                    • 57 carolmaewy
                      December 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

                      Amk you are so cute, you must always get your way.๐Ÿ˜‰ I can tell you all about snow. I’m in WY. My vote is probably obvious if you look at my avatar. I think today is the perfect day to start the snow because I got my first Holiday card and its from the Obama family. It has Bo on the front playing in the snow on a very snowy day. Similar to the one of the snowball fight in the picture section. I’ve posted this more than once today since I’m popping my buttons over it. If I ever figure out how to post pictures I will post it on the page. So I hearby declare today the best day to start snowing on TheObamaDiary. Of course I don’t have computer problems like others do. I’m on an iPad and I don’t see anything moving. But I think I know what others are talking about. ๐Ÿ˜‰ gunnite amk.

            • 58 vcprezofan2
              December 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

              Chips (on a serious note): I would like to vote for SPORADIC snowfall (which wasn’t an option) between now and December 24th. I do like the snowy effect, but I think it might be more fun if it wasn’t constant and if we didn’t know when to expect it. In fact, we could entertain ourselves by checking times to see who first notices it when it does ‘fall’.

              (8) ADDITIONAL REASONS FOR SPORADIC/RANDOM TOD SNOWFALL:
              > more natural / mimics nature
              > easier on sensitive browsers
              > minimizes dizzyness
              > still lovely
              > caters to everyone
              > etc.
              >etc.
              >๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. December 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

  8. December 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I live in freaking Alabama! I get threats of snow … then nothing, nada … I want the snow. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

    • December 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      “I live in freaking Alabama!”

      Okay, I’m officially weeping here – thanks Daisy!!!!

      • 71 daisydem
        December 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        It is not my fault … I was born here. I did not get to make a choice. Poor me, thanks for the sympathy. On the up side : we (Alabama football team) get to play Notre Dame for the national championship and attempt to avenge the 1973 (12/31/1973) loss to them by one (1) point for the championship! I am hyped!!

  9. 72 mtmarilyn
    December 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I love the snow!!! We don’t have much here yet!! I am ready for snow. I love the winter. Thanks Chips!

  10. 74 PoliticalJunkessa
    December 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Let it snow! I predict a landslide election in favor of precipitation (and Nate Silver backs me up).

  11. 77 dudette9t9
    December 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I’d just like to gloat for a moment and point out that dashing Vote 2012 graphic of our handsome President is from the Georgia Democrats. We may not have won him the state this year, but damn if we didn’t have him styling and profiling on our poster! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gotta take the joy where you can find it!

    Loving the snow, btw!

    • 78 vcprezofan2
      December 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      And a swaggering job you all did with that poster! I loved it.

    • 80 jackiegrumbacher
      December 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Dudette, I bought the button version of that poster from the Georgia Dems and proudly wore it every day of the campaign. Everybody I met coveted it and wanted one for themselves and I referred them to Georgia. I loved it and will always treasure it.

  12. December 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Sometimes I can see snow up on the mountains – and on this page right now! Last time I was in snow was in Scotland, right before the ’08 election. Gorgeous!!!

  13. December 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Wednesday:

    10:50: President Obama delivers remarks to members of the Business Roundtable and answers questions

    3:05: Delivers remarks at the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of Interior

  14. December 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Okay, there’s a trend developing here. People who only ever see snow on TV are voting “SNOOOOOOOOW!!!!!”; people who are snowed under most of the year are voting “NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!”. This might end up too close to call.

  15. December 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  16. December 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Hey peeps!

    My first Christmas present to myself arrived today. Its a camera but with all the instructions, booklets, and CD’s I got, it may also be part rocket ship. Geesh!

  17. 116 Betsy
    December 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I can’t see snow, is it because I am using my IPAD?

  18. December 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Hmm, 73.45% so far for snow – it’s an avalanche.

  19. December 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I voted OTHER.

    Having been mostly out of snow, I did live in New England for five minutes (Bahstin, Hahtfahd, and Terrytown), and snow is nice from Thanksgiving to Boxing Day. Then it needs to disappear, and no ice storms EVER.

    It’s why I’m so thankful to be home in SoCali with my tumbleweeds, and my glorious Pacific.

  20. 171 Pamela
    December 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Hey all o’ y’all… Am home with my feet up, what’s all this jive about SNOW? snow belongs in the mountains. End of story!๐Ÿ˜†

  21. 172 lamh36
    December 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    this is too cute.

    Jay-Z Rides the Subway, Adorably Explains Who He Is to an Adorable Old Lady – @Gawker http://gawker.com/5965706/jay+z-rides-the-subway-adorably-explains-who-he-is-to-an-adorable-old-lady

  22. 177 theo67
    December 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This might have been discussed already, but the seriously poor judgement of Petreaus is really blowing me over. He said that Roger Ailes was a “brilliant man”, and seriously considered taking Ailes’ advice, knowing all the skeletons that were hidden in his closet (and I’m sure we’ve only seeing the tip of the iceberg). The ego of these people!

  23. December 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  24. December 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

  25. 184 amk for obama
    December 4, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Heh, what happened to my personal poll ????

    COWARD !!!

  26. 190 sabreen60
    December 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Just got time to sit down at the computer so I don’t know it this was covered in another thread. These 38 Repubs are douche bags.

    • 191 dudette9t9
      December 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      To you douchebags, to me turdballs sabreen. Either way, disgusting forms of human waste – every last one of them.

  27. 192 amk for obama
    December 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  28. December 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    So, today’s Senate vote on the UN disabled person convention greased my writing. The piece should be up tomorrow morning. Here’s a taste of it.

    It used to be that fears of one-worldism were relegated to the militia movement and the remnants of the John Birch Society. But from the Reagan official who once said America would wave bon voyage to the UN should it leave New York, now to elected Republican officials preparing for the UN Armageddon, what once was fodder for poorly printed newsletters is now a dominant discourse in one of the America’s two major political parties.

    The GOP fears anything which doesn’t fall within the purview of “Americanism”, at least as they interpret that vague word. George Washington warned the country of “foreign entanglements”. That horse has long left the barn. The GOP is fine with being entangled with the worldโ€”as long as the world acquiesces to US standards.

  29. December 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

  30. 197 dudette9t9
    December 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Naughty mat diversion alert!

    Hey vc… your “etc, etc” above reminded me of Yul Bryner in the King and I
    This movie was made in 1956, before my time, but I remember watching it on tv reruns as a kid. That was one fine-assed bald man. Yet another crush! Goodness gracious he was hot!

    • 198 carolmaewy
      December 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Yes he was. Saw a play of the King of Siam in our nearby big City. Thanks to my parents for enlightening me on the arts.

  31. December 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Chuck Todd will be on Tweety tomorrow to give the punditry on the Snow Poll. I know he will spin like crazy….Wolf Blitzer has said it’s all tied up.

    • 200 dudette9t9
      December 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Hey, can we get Mark Knoller to spout some dumb statistic like the number of snowballs PBO threw at Boehner’s effigy during Snowpocalypse last year?

  32. December 4, 2012 at 10:25 pm

  33. 203 carolmaewy
    December 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    The President declared it first snow day for me when we opened our mail and got a Holiday card signed by all Obama’s including Bo’s cute paw print.๐Ÿ˜‰ He was on the front playing in the snow in front of The White House. Have been smiling all day.
    This is the funniest thread I’ve been on anywhere. I just started posting yesterday, so most don’t know me. Like the idea of sporadic snow. I don’t think iPad users can see the flurries, that would be me and a few others that posted earlier. So in the spirit of my first card Happy Holidays to all, starting now!๐Ÿ˜‰ I suppose I’ve posted this enough for one day! First post was about 2 something in afternoon.

  34. 204 dotster3
    December 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I like the festive snow—–but it makes the bottom of my screen have lightning strikes——-jumping and flashing——so—–the violent weather takes the edge off the enjoyment a tad.

  35. 205 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    December 5, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Snow is beautiful on the computer screen. In real life I could do without it. But I vote yes to keep it falling in TODville through Christmas.๐Ÿ™‚


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