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State of Emergency - Washington DC

by Mac McMullen / January 15, 2009 6:38 AM PST

By declaring a State of Emergency for Washington DC for inauguration day the President opened the cash drawer at FEMA to provide $10 million to assist in offsetting government expenses on inauguration day.

I thought FEMA was there to respond to ?disasters?.

Did GWB, in a subtle way, get in a last word ? Wink

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It's a way to access money...
by EdHannigan / January 15, 2009 7:02 AM PST

to handle things, so nothing is amiss. I believe this was done in concert with the Obama folks.

Are you saying that Barack assuming the Presidency is a "disaster"? Only time will tell.

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Hi Ed,
by Mac McMullen / January 15, 2009 12:28 PM PST

"Are you saying that Barack assuming the Presidency is a "disaster"?

Only with tongue in cheek in a poor attempt at humor.

We are where we are - the voters have spoken - and we best give
Obama his space and our moral support. Life as we have enjoyed in
this country fully depends upon him working some magic.

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Depends upon him working some magic.
by EdHannigan / January 15, 2009 8:07 PM PST
In reply to: Hi Ed,

That's what scares me. I don't like relying on magic.

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I just can't wait until...
by Paul C / January 15, 2009 8:48 AM PST

...the New Messiah realizes that the forces arrayed against him are so great that he can't possibly fulfill his task of making America a Euro-style social democracy.

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More likely due to the coming highway carnage
by James Denison / January 15, 2009 9:15 PM PST

Temps are currently 10 degrees this morning in Maryland, will drop to 6 degrees Friday night and on Sunday a snow storm is expected, on the weekend everyone's coming to DC for the inaugural event. Everyone from snowless states coming here and not knowing how to drive under snow and ice conditions will create carnage on the highways. I predict almost total gridlock during Monday rush hour that may not be cleared in time by Tuesday.

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(NT) Probably more like the two million people expected
by Diana Forum moderator / January 15, 2009 9:27 PM PST
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