Its official.  President Obama has basically said we are a bunch of wimps.  Why?  Well, you just saw it in the video.  the Washington area shuts down when it snows or ices.  This phenomena has always been a subject for Washingtonians and its suburbanites to quarrel about. 

All the kids in the region know the tricks.  Sleep with your pjs inside out.  Do a snow dance. 

(Sorry about that commercial!)

Working parents have contingency plans for school being closed and schools going in late.  Every school division has its different codes to alert folks as to who is expected to report  for duty and who isn’t.

If things get real bad, the feds shut down.   The new president is really going to roll his eyes over that when it happens.  What part of it doesn’t he get?  This is Washington, DC and we do love our snow days.  We do not drive well in snow.  We do not realize that an SUV does not make us immortal. 

So what is it that we need to tell President Obama if fixing the economy, handling a 2 front war, the Gaza strip and the energy crisis start to bore him and he reads our blog?  Why does Washington, DC shut down when it snows?

Are we wimps? Are Chicago folks just weather thugs? What’s the difference?

[Spellcheck let me down.  Thanks to PWConservative who pointed out the error of my ways.  I had misspelled ‘wimp’ in 2 out of the 3 places I used it.   All fixed now.]

56 Thoughts to “Who Us? Wimps? Obama!”

  1. Leila

    Hum Rick, I don’t see where the brilliance of Monty Python fits with the others in your list. I also think dominance can be subtle and with wit. Ultimately I would say Jane Austen would win a dominance contest over most contemporary comers. I’m not kidding.

    I do like Bill Maher a lot, even if he stacked the deck a bit with Religulous. And I don’t have a problem with ultra-vulgar insult contests if they have a heart. I think Kevin Smith’s Clerks, Clerks II, and Chasing Amy have brilliant male-to-male put down humor, but Smith is at core a mensch.

    Anyway, I can think of vulgar female humorists who don’t work in ensembles with men as Fey and Quivers do. Sarah Silverman for example.

  2. Moon-howler

    I think Tony Kornheiser (sp???) is funny. How sick is that? Bill Maher is totally irreverent and I think he is extremely funny. Robin Williams also makes me howl.

  3. Detailed accounts of 13 racially motivated attacks on hispanics in Suffolk County, New York where Marcelo Lucero was murdered. It’s important to note that in many of the cases, the responding police officers did next to nothing to catch the perpetrators. I wonder if the police would have been so nonchalant had the victims been white college girls?

  4. Does this mean there’s still one water fountain for the white people…and one for the colored?

  5. Punchak

    Can’t stand Kornheiser. He comes over as “dumb”. To me, anyway!

    Some of the things he wrote way back were pretty crummy IMO. Like about the winter Olympics in Norway and Clinton’s visit to Indonesia.

  6. Moon-howler

    Punchak, I once read him comparing Barny to a purple newt with dentures. I have never gotten over it.

    I didn’t read those topics you mentioned. He might very well have been a jerk. Robin Williams can have me howling fairly quickly. I used to think he was the funniest man in America.

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