Skip to comments.Next time, try harder (Bloomberg's epic NYC blizzard fail)
Posted on 12/28/2010 4:28:45 AM PST by jimbo123Edited on 12/28/2010 5:48:48 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
What a disaster: Ambulances unavailable. Trains stalled for hours. Streets unplowed. Fire trucks stuck in the snow. Buses canceled.
These were not mere "inconveniences" -- as Mayor Bloomberg put it at one point -- in the wake of Sunday's widely, and accurately, predicted snowstorm; in some cases, they were potentially life-threatening foul-ups. And to such an extent, you've just got to wonder if the response could have been better.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
People who call 911 in New York City should say they are calling from a mosque. Then they’ll get all the help they need.
Bloomberg is more concerned with getting a mosque at ground zero than he is in making sure that the city has emergency services.
Bloomberg’s leadership reminds one of Nagin’s leadership in New Orleans at the time of Katrina.
A complete and utter disasster, a failure of true leadership.
Guiliani, NYC needs you back again!
Why wait for government? Grab a shovel and dig in, doncha know.
Did NYC hire a global warming consultant? A local city around here did, and they sold their plows. Right before a record setting storm.
Now they just say that GW will soon make winters a thing of the past and they won’t be investing in new plows.
Whaaatts goin on wit youse guize? When I wuz in da city and it got bad, we wud all pitch in and clean up da crap. Looks like da city is spendin way too much on B.S.
Where was FEMA - and POTUS Obama? It must be his fault.
This was the thinking with Katrina and President Bush.
You can be sure Bloomberg’s army will be out in force handing out tickets for failure to shovel sidewalks, though. They have priorities, you know.
Why wait for government? Grab a shovel and dig in, doncha know. - Wolfie
Yes,, that is the right approach. What about the pussificaton of us private citizens that we need gubmint to wipe our nose for us?
The militia is private citizens voluntarily acting for the public good in an emergency. The militia is a lot more than just bearing arms.
They will get what deserve for voting for Bloomberg (Islam, NYC and Medford, MA).
Guess I’m reading this a lot different from most folks. Unplowed streets, ambulances can’t get through, firetrucks can’t respond, medical calls unanswered for hours. Department of sanitation couldn’t meet the challenge.
From a liberal standpoint that’s a wake up call that means raise taxes to get better services, hire more government rejects and provide more services to the people.
To me it means, shxt happens.. it’s a snow storm. I remember not getting plowed out for days when I lived in Maine (born & raised), I didn’t freak like these liberal azzwipes do. I can go without power, I can eat and I can handle my trash. You need medical assistance.. you get it when it’s available. If help can’t get through, help can’t get through... that’s life.
A couple of the “protected class” being frozen to death outside of the welfare office, and the entire Federal government would have been mobilized.
More government workers would have meant, more government employees staying home during a “snow day” lol.
I don’t agree with the editorial. You can’t fight a blizzard. All you can do is dig out from it when its over. New York has seen these kinds of storms before and will see them again in the future.
NYC has never seen a cleanup failure like this before. That’s why there is outrage. And I’ve been here though worse storms and an infinitely better job was done on the day after cleanup on those storms. Epic failure all around.
Bloomberg looked pissed the entire time before and after the storm. It’s probably because he wasn’t able to spend Christmas week in the Caribbean with his ruling class friends.
A similar failure did Lindsay in during the ‘70s. Gawd...I am SOOOOO tired of Bloomberg. Just go a-WAY...
Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemys first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.. © Vaquero 2010
Want to see a city that can handle big snow? Go to Montreal.
There, the work crews are organized like an army - squads of snowplow clear the streets in well-rehearsed echelon formations, other workers clear all the water drains (for the inevitable melting), while special motorized snowblowers drive down each sidewalk, clearing the way. They go overnight, all thru the night, and by morning all the main streets are driveable.
Freaking military efficiency!! It’s really something to watch if you’ve never seen it.