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Achenblog: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Snowmaggedon: The musical

Was it not Edgar Allan Poe who said, after the Titanic hit the iceberg, "I rang for ice, but this is ridiculous"? This is the view out the front door first-thing this morning, with many more hours of snow...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 6, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
 
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The Washington white-out

3:55 p.m.: Pip is nervous as he surveys the first flakes of Snowmaggedon. He knows that if this gets really ugly he becomes someone's lunch. 4:45 p.m.: Cynics deride my photographs for being mere "snapshots" in the same way...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 5, 2010; 9:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
 
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The storm before the storm

Waiting for the Big One. Again. This might make the Snowpocalypse of Dec. 19 look like a dusting. It's going to be like a Roland Emmerich movie. There will be so much snow that it will destabilize the earth's crust....

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 5, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (217)
 
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The snowy winter

Please shoot me when I no longer want to get out in the snow. Just end the whole thing. Being from the Deep South, having grown up in a place where our idea of a sublime alteration of the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 4, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (298)
 
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Who lost the moon?

I feel bad for the people who worked on Constellation. The new NASA boss, Charles Bolden, compared it yesterday to a death in the family. We need to give them time to grieve, he said. But they're not just...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 3, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (260)
 
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The coming moon war

Major doings at NASA! Rocketships canceled. A moon mission spiked. Fury in Congress. I tuned in to the NASA telepresser and, when the Q&A time came, asked one question -- where, exactly, are we going to go other than...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 1, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (394)
 
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Buddy, can you spare a trillion?

It's Budget Day! Always a big day here in Washington, as we learn of new ways that the government will spend more than three and a half trillion of our dollars. That's about one and half trillion dollars more...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 1, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
 
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