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1 posted on 01/28/2009 1:49:06 PM PST by CMoran325
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DC drivers aren’t wimp, they are just bad drivers. When I see a DC or Maryland license plate I reach for my insurance card.


2 posted on 01/28/2009 1:50:15 PM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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I'm from Chicago, too, and the 6 or 7 winters I have spent here in the D.C. area, I have been amazed at how a little bit of snow or ice shuts this place down.

DC keeps the same amount of ice and snow removal gear on hand as Chicago? Gee, who knew?

3 posted on 01/28/2009 1:50:48 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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Shouldn’t the president be focused on more weighty matters?


5 posted on 01/28/2009 1:53:30 PM PST by skeeter
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When the roads are cleared of snow and ice and treated so the surfaces don’t refreeze then I’ll agree with you.

Until then, it’s safer to keep kids in school buses off the roads. In freezing icy weather it’s better to have the children at home rather than waiting on street corners for buses that may or may not arrive.

If O objects to having his children home that’s his problem.

I for one, loved snow days. We got to do some neat stuff with our kids on an unexpected day off from school.


10 posted on 01/28/2009 2:02:38 PM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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I grew up in the upper Midwest but now live near DC. The schools were right to close today for several reasons including:
1. Tens of thousands of students do not own winter boots, an unneeded expense when children grow quickly and it seldom snows.
2. Sidewalks are not shoveled so these children would end up walking on the roads.
3. This was a snow, then ice, then rain, storm, which is tricky for many southern and foreign drivers to handle.
4. About five snow/hurricane/whatever days are built into the schedule to facilitate closure in dicey conditions.
5. There are an unbelievable number of lawyers around here, most of them eager to sue at the drop of a hat - or whenever anyone slips and falls on the ice.


13 posted on 01/28/2009 2:08:55 PM PST by StayAt HomeMother
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Maybe they recognize they don't have the necessary skills to drive on ice or snow. Like Dirty Harry said: "A man's got to know his limitations".

Here in Upstate NY 6-10 inches of snow is "snow big deal". People still get into work OK. If DC commuters tried to drive in half an inch you would see 30 car pile ups.

15 posted on 01/28/2009 2:10:38 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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One person has already died in a DC car accident, attributed to the weather. The Messiah’s foot has met his mouth.

“Welcome to our city.”

“Thanks, and since none of you asked, I’ll tell you anyway - you’re a bunch of p&@@ies” (tries to walk through window)

“Get out the stone tablets and start chiseling”


18 posted on 01/28/2009 2:17:51 PM PST by lacrew (Where's Blago?)
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Sorry but whether true or not, this is a stupid thing to say. DC and other places may be over cautious but Obama gives the impression that there should never be snow day cancellations which is simply dumb.

Chicago and other urban areas don't have the hills and dangerous curves such as NH or VT or Maine or...etc. It's easy to poo poo all the non-urban school districts that have more dangerous terrain and longer bus routes as opposed to urban areas, like Chicago, where a lot of 90 degree turns on relatively flat terrain are a safer bet.

I can't wait to see the reaction of the locals bacause Obama gave a broad-faced slap to his Peeps.

21 posted on 01/28/2009 2:18:46 PM PST by torchthemummy (My apologies if this post retreads on ground already covered!)
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I guess people move south just to beat their chests over snow days? Kinda stupid. Just embrace the local custom and enjoy an unexpected day off.

Besides, nobody, and I do mean nobody, can drive on black ice. You’d have to have cleated chains or studded tires to even keep the vehicle remotely under control. You can’t even remain stopped on an incline on black ice, the vehicle will slide downhill.


22 posted on 01/28/2009 2:56:37 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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