And on the Fourth Day. . .

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of the great blizzard-caused government shutdown in Washington, we are all beginning to go a bit crazy.
We have apparently surpassed all records now — beating the snow blitz of 1888-89 for the amount of snow the DC region has experienced during a season. And we have more on the way on Monday.
My friend Rick has decided to taunt me with this winter photo just taken outside his door in Venice, California.
And now back to thinking about our Afghanistan follies.
— Steve Clemons

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8 comments on “And on the Fourth Day. . .

  1. Regan says:

    Hoped you hadn’t snapped this pic as I would have hated to miss
    you — Jason and I live just off the Canals. Let us know next time
    you’re here and we’ll have you and your friend Rick over. (p.s. our
    sofa folds out to a bed 🙂 Big Hug!

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  2. Linda says:

    …, Not sure if West Coast weather can be considered mild (maybe just temperatures) with El Nino I would not call it mild–especially for people I know living up in the hills of La Cresenta-La Canada-Flintridge.
    POA, loved your story. I only go back to the 1960s-1970s when Santa Monica and Venice were much more fun and charming places than they are today.

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  3. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Nice picture.
    In my teens, a coupla blocks from there, around Brooks and Rose, I was sleeping with my GF on a waterbed on my sister and brother-in-law’s veranda. Awakening to God awful snoring at about three in the morning. I opened my eyes to see the wide open eyes of my bedmate, staring into mine. She thought I was snoring, I thought she was snoring. It was truly surreal to share the experience of realizing NEITHER of us were snoring.
    A homeless old guy had taken up housekeeping under the veranda, that had a plywood skirt. No telling how long he’d been there, but he had rugs, books, a coleman cookstove, a little ice box, and had even rigged an electric light and a little heater by tapping into an under-house electrical wire. A bad head cold gave the poor old duffer away. And unfortunately, my brother in law was a criminal attorney, third generation law practice in Santa Monica, so he was just enough of a prick to unceremoniously and callously pay two goons to stuff the old boy’s worldy possessions into a plastic trashcan and march him off the block.

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  4. ... says:

    the westcoast weather has been very mild this winter… mildest winter i can remember in a long time…..

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  5. David says:

    Pat-a-Crock, Pat-a-Crock, Disease Care’s Man. Robertson is nothing if not consistently full of theological dreck (apologies to all those who actually grasp what one of the great humanitarian universalists apparently actually championed).

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  6. Mr.Murder says:

    MORE FROM MCCLATCHY
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    “All is well!”

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  7. Jack B. Nimble says:

    No, let’s continue obsessing about theories about theories of certain nonelected officials’s theories; communications strategy as seen by noncommunications professionals; and palace intrigue. Much more substantial. Forget that silly policy stuff.

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  8. JohnH says:

    Anybody consult Pat Robertson about God’s message?
    I can think of plenty of ways Washington has sinned! But Robertson’s message is probably different than mine. Robertson’s message would probably be along the lines of, “God is angry because Congress is tampering with United Healthcare’s rightful spoils.”

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