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Posted on 01/30/2019 6:25:43 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
"'We're getting soft': Kentucky governor says America is weak for closing schools as a deadly arctic deep freeze wreaks havoc with record-breaking low temperatures"
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has criticized schools for closing as a deadly arctic deep freeze wreaks havoc on tens of millions across the United States as they are hit with record-breaking low temperatures.
Hundreds of public schools and several large universities from North Dakota to Pennsylvania canceled classes on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the dangerous temperatures.
Bevin, in an interview with NewsRadio 840 WHAS , said America was weak because of it.
'Now we cancel school for cold?' he told host Terry Meiners on Tuesday.
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My god daughter, a foot surgeon, flew into MSP last night, about midnight.
She was returning from a week in Honduras, where she and her team spent their week fixing little kids. Deformed feet and ankles, kids with club feet, and worse.
They do it somewhere in the world, every year.
She wasn't supposed to work today, but, at 2AM, her pager went off and she was called to work at the County Medical center.
She spent the next 13 hours in surgery, fixing slip and fall broken and shattered ankles due to black ice conditions here, along with amputations of black, frostbitten toes.
Being in Kentucky, I don't expect you to understand killer, cold weather. I'm personally inviting you to visit us in Minnesota, experience deadly weather and then tell us to our faces that we are "weak".
Until then, Mr. Governor...
These are unnecessary risks in a world that's more mechanized & computerized every day.
My wife works in St. Paul. Her morning bus is usually full. Six people on it this morning. I decided to pick her up after work. No traffic during rush hour. Hardly any cars in downtown St Paul. Went to Fuudruckers in Edina. Maybe a dozen people there during evening rush time. No traffic on 494 that amounted to anything.
Tomorrow she will do it again while everyone stays at home since this is apparently the first time it got cold in Minnesota in the middle of the winter.
I used to work outside in this stuff. It sucks but when you live up here in the frozen lands you need to adapt.
America is such a fabulously wealthy country that staying home in such conditions doesn’t cause much financial hardship. Bravo!
There are still plenty of people who HAVE to go out in this stuff. Nothing wrong with an abundance of caution.
My kids get days off a lot cheaper than I did in the 1990s. I will say that. I dont remember getting days off for wind chill or a dusting of snow. It would take 4 or 5 inches.
Yeah but if you work for the government, you get off work, with pay.
Be safe up there.
“Being in Kentucky, I don’t expect you to understand killer, cold weather.”
No, I dont. Help me understand it. Kentucky is Hawaii from where I grew up on which is Saskatchewan,Canada. The arctic blast hits us before it gets down Stateside and we still went to school regardless if it’s friggin -50. He may have a point...Americans are getting whinier every damn year.
One of the problems was that there was such a demand for natural gas that there is now a shortage.
Customers have been asked to dial their thermostats back to 63.
So, what happens when all the kids get to school and the school loses heat?
Who wants to own that risk?
I’ve held jobs where staying home was not an option. So we went out no matter what. However that’s no longer the case. So I say if you can afford to wait it out, do it.
I can get anywhere, no matter the weather.
This is about kids.
I am hoping that was taken out of context. I would like to think he was referring to how some places are closed down from a dusting of snow. Because the roads aren’t cleaned off enough on the backroads, etc. And spoke without thinking of the consequences of extreme cold these two days. Kentucky normally doesn’t get as cold as a lot of places North. These couple days are exceptional for Kentucky.
Well, your god daughter is tough.
The Governor must not be a lawyer. One school bus accident on an ice patch would beggar the district. So they take the easy way out.
She’s the best.
I think the Governor is missing the elephant(s) in the room. Sue happy lawyers who will take any and all schools/districts to court if ANY child is injured or alleges frost bite. You can hardly blame any administrator from making a decision to close based solely on this reason.
“People need to cowboy up a little.”
But, we look out for the safety of children.
In that case, screw dear old Gov.
No, the problem is judges and juries who let the lawyers get away with it.
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