WATCHWOMAN PLAYING THE GULLIBLE KOOL-AID PART – I know It must be global warming because Al Gore said “the earth has a fever!” ▬ Donna Calvin
Heavy snows spoil weekend holiday plans in West
By STEVEN K. PAULSON
DENVER (AP) — Ski resorts are bustling with activity. A key highway into Yellowstone is closed because parts of the road have seen more than 25 feet of snow. And campgrounds are feverishly removing snow from campsites to clear the way for visitors.
Welcome to Memorial Day weekend in much of the West.
The traditional kickoff of the summer season will have a decidedly wintry feel in the Rocky Mountains, as well as California’s Sierra Nevada, because of a lingering record snowfall.
Epic snowpack in parts of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and California is forcing many tourists to abandon the annual rites of launching their summer holidays with a camping trip. Others plan to take advantage of prolonged skiing and showshoeing this strange spring.
In Denver, Brooke Schmidgall had her sights set on high-country camping this weekend as she shopped for gear at a sporting goods store.
“I’ll bring my snowshoes,” she said. “We have a big family tent. It will be nice and warm.”
Rocky Mountain National Park’s popular Trail Ridge Road is closed because of 17-foot snow drifts. Normally, holiday motorists can cruise at altitudes surpassing 11,000 feet but not this year.
Janelle Smith, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain region, recommended that campers consider heading to lower elevations – like Arizona or New Mexico. Campers in Idaho were being warned to check first before heading to camping areas – or risk being turned back by lingering drifts or muddy, impassable roads.
In Oregon, some resorts were still trying to dig out cabins – let alone campgrounds – from snowpack.
Yellowstone National Park has just one campground open. “We’re telling people to be prepared for snow,” said park spokesman Al Nash
In other parts of Wyoming, officials have extended winter closures of wildlife management areas to campers. The reason: To protect wildlife from humans because animals are still searching for food at lower elevations.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center is fully staffed to warn outdoors enthusiasts.
“May snow depths are deeper than anything we have seen in the last 45 years,” said avalanche center spokesman Bob Comey.
In California, a historic Sierra Nevada snowpack is making Yosemite National Park’s springtime cascading waterfalls especially beautiful – and dangerous, with several accidental drownings already of people who failed to keep away from thundering waterfalls and swollen creeks and rivers.
But snow has kept rangers from installing a cable railing that helps hikers maintain their footing at Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome. Anyone holding one of the allocated permits to climb will be out of luck this weekend.
WATCHWOMAN WARNING WITH MY TONGUE IN MY CHEEK! – The little treadmill for the little shrimp in the picture below (in the video I gave you a link to) I think I heard cost $500,000! Do I need to get my ears fixed? How can that be? But then again, after all, it’s fair for them to steal your hard-earned money right out of your wallet and spend your money on things they want to study, right? … … Say what? That upsets you? Why? Are you un-American or something? It’s creating a government job for somebody who’d otherwise be out of work. Obviously you have no heart and lack compassion for your fellow man! You’re just a greedy capitalist! Obama and company have the obligation to keep the unemployment rate down! Now how do you expect Obama to do that without raising your taxes! He has to spend his way into prosperity. I know. I heard him say it on TV. It must be true. ▬ Donna Calvin
JELLO WRESTLING, PORN, & TREADMILL SHRIMP: REPORT REVEALS OUTRAGEOUS TAX-FUNDED EXPENSES
Shrimp “working out” on treadmills. A robot that can fold laundry. Gelatin wrestling. The impact of FarmVille on personal relationships. Even porn. These are only a few of the bizarre things your taxpayer dollars are supporting.
In an outrageous new report, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn alleges gross misuse of federal funds by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition to doling out monies on some seemingly suspect initiatives, the NSF is also paying a boatload in rent. ABC has more:
The National Science Foundation has its headquarters in Arlington, Va., just across the river from Washington, D.C., a building it pays $19 million a year to rent. But now that the 20-year lease is nearly up, it has decided that it is time to move; into a new building that will cost $26 million annually to rent.
“The good news for taxpayers is there is no question NSF has contributed significantly to scientific discovery,” Coburn writes in the report. “The bad news is a significant percentage of your money is going to what most Americans will consider fraud, waste and abuse, and there are many areas where NSF could contribute far more with better management and smarter targeting of resources.”
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WATCHWOMAN HEADS UP: Not a monologue passes up the opportunity to spread a mean-spirited comment about Sarah Palin by the Democrat lemming, Jay Leno, written by his joke writers from the far left. That’s how I know Palin is a serious threat to Obama. If you listen to the late-night host shows on TV and listen for who they are stoning in the Republican Party, you’ll know who are the ones who are any kind of a serious threat to the Democrats in the oligarchy of power. I’m quite sure they are on the fax list for talking points from the Democrat National Committee (DNC). Then the joke writers just take the DNC Talking Points and construct that night’s monologue for the center-stage lemming. ▬ Donna Calvin
Rush Limbaugh: GOP and Dems Both Fear Palin
By Hiram Reisner
Talk show host Rush Limbaugh says that, if he were President Barack Obama, he would not want to face a staunch conservative such as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin because she carries a frightening message — that he is beatable. Limbaugh also said on Fox News Thursday night that the GOP establishment fears Palin as well.
“I think this bus trip — it’s certainly designed to get people speculating that she’s in,” Limbaugh said. “The thing about Sarah Palin to me is that she has now learned to relish and to profit from all the attention — negative or positive — and she certainly knows negative attention.
“She has suffered slings and arrows — she’s had the media . . . exam — unlike any other Republican candidate,” he said. “And I think she has now come to grips with the fact that that’s part and parcel of the process. And I think one of the things that she enjoys is just rubbing it right back in their face. She knows that they are trying to intimidate her into silence.
Limbaugh said Palin is mastering the things she will have to master if she decides to run. Results of the most recent Gallup Poll that showed her only two points behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “shocked me” — especially since she still hasn’t made a decision, he said.
“That was startling,” Limbaugh said. “Greta, you’ve asked the question of the day — you’ve asked the question of the campaign: The Republican Party is really royal right now, inside-the-Beltway intelligentsia, power base is not oriented towards conservatism.
“Conservative Republicans make them nervous,” he added. “The inside-the-Beltway ruling class — the elite — they’re more oriented toward candidates they can attach the word ‘serious’ to — which is another way of saying someone who is boring, who doesn’t ruffle feathers, someone who exudes an air of formal education and sophistication — she doesn’t exude that, and I think it’s going to shake a lot of people up.
“You know the effect that she has on establishment Republican people,” Limbaugh continued. “They’re just as frightened in their own way as the Democrats are of Palin and one thing I think is inescapable — particularly in looking at the Democrats — the Democrats and the media will always tell you who they are afraid of by virtue of who they spend time trying to destroy.”
By the same token, when Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was flirting with getting in, The Washington Post and The New York Times were saying “this is the one Obama really fears,” trying to goad him into the race, Limbaugh said.
“It was really convoluted thinking — but the bottom line is she scares them — she also scares the Republican establishment,” he said. “But so does some other potential Republican candidates.”
Van Susteren asked which other conservative candidates are feared.
Limbaugh cited former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, noting, “Bachmann especially. Anybody who is tea party oriented is going to send some chills down the spines of both Democrat and Republican establishments. There’s something about the tea party that frightens them and I think it’s the direct connection with the American people.”
The GOP establishment considers the tea partyers outsiders who are upsetting the entire Washington power and social structure, Limbaugh said .
“They’re outsiders — they’re not considered genuine political professionals,” he said. “By definition: Tea party people, in many cases, have never even been involved in politics. They started going to town hall meetings a couple of summers ago and simply have come to life because they don’t like the direction the country is going.”
The GOP establishment has a “message problem” because of fear and a belief that moderate is the way to go, Limbaugh said.
“And I think that’s always going to be a problem with the Republicans until there is a nominee who is conservative — who is proud conservative, who is passionate conservative — and doesn’t need note cards, and doesn’t need a prompter and can’t wait to talk to people about it.”
Limbaugh added that the reason there was so much excitement for Donald Trump before he ended his flirtation with a 2012 run was because he was taking it to them on the future of the country.”
Obama is beatable because he has taken the moderate tack, he said.
Limbaugh said his “dream candidate” would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
“I would love for Rick Perry to get into it or anybody like him,” he said. “The more conservatives in this race, the more full-throated, unapologetic, pedal-to-the-metal conservatives in this race, the greater the opportunity one of them is going to be elected.”
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