Skip to comments.Turmoil as de Blasio botches early snow
Posted on 01/22/2014 6:58:05 AM PST by jimbo123
Mayor de Blasio bungled the second winter storm of his administration when the snow hit a few hours earlier than expected Tuesday causing a rash of car crashes and snarling traffic across the city.
The snow had stopped by Wednesday but bone-chilling temperatures remained, with the wind chill making it feel as low as 8 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service. The high is expected to reach 19 degrees, but at night that could drop to just 7.
All NYC public schools are open, but parents were being urged to exercise their own judgment when taking their children to school.
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It’s just beginning with Mayor DeWilhelm.
Attention New Yorkers, you voted for this bozo, now let the games begin...
And they only got 3-4 inches of snow. It should have gone more smoothly than that. Kaiser Wilhelm’s an idiot. Reports have surfaced that he’s constantly late to meetings and his staff play cards at City Hall.
I guess people in NYC can’t really gripe too much. They voted for the stupid communist. He don’t care about the roads and stuff, he just cares about social justice, class warfare, and redistribution.
They voted for it, they own it.
“Bill de Blasio hates white people!”
Then when it is runnning well and profitable, the Democrats will steal it again. They are incapable of creating anything beneficial on their own.
Geez that one picture makes it look like the shopping mall scene from The Blues Brothers.
I am by no means a fan of Mayor de Blasio, but it isn’t clear to me that he bungled or botched anything.
NYC had snow. There were accidents. Flights were cancelled. People were inconvenienced.
Sort of a strange article.
Ah, the joys of communism, comrade...
This kind of thing has gotten mayors fired before, sometimes with extreme distrust. Does anybody remember Jane Byrne of Chicago? She got elected in a race against Michael Bilandic, who had been acting mayor after the death of Richard Daley, largely because of a blizzard that hit Chicago just before election, in early 1977. He couldn’t get the streets cleared, and those who could get out to vote, overwhelmingly turned down his bid for a full term.
Oh, God this is going to be funny. Let’s watch New York implode due to communist corruption and incompetence.
Sometimes the only thing you can do is stand by and let people destroy themselves, and pray you just don’t get sucked in by the wake.
“New Oldsmobiles are in early this year.”
But the government is supposed to make it all warm and sunny don’t you know. Wonder what it would be like if they got some serious snow.
And may the odds be ever in your favor?
Declare it an asylum.
Allow no traffic between it and the rest of the country.
I’ve been tossing out the idea of putting ALL large cities under the jurisdiction of the federal government like DC and not able to affect the state they’re located in.
Last evening I was watching the Weather Channel, which I assume leans somewhat left given their pro-global warming stance.
The anchors on duty expressed wide-eyed incredulity that DeBlasio didn’t close the public schools in the wake of the storm. They just couldn’t understand it. I figured he was thinking that the indoctrination must go on, regardless of the weather.
Then fly the President over Manhattan. Then the Droogs will shoot him down and Obama will be forced to use the escape pod.
liberalism reminds of the aliens in Independence Day....they take over a planet, consume the natural resources and move to the next planet.
dims consume the resources of a city, state, etc and when that’s screwed up, they move to another location and repeat the process and wonder why things are screwed up when they weren’t before.
Paging Michael Bilandic, Chicago Mayor Michael Bilandic. Your political career-ending snowstorm is holding on Line 2.
“I am by no means a fan of Mayor de Blasio, but it isnt clear to me that he bungled or botched anything.”
I doubt that the mayor decides when to send out snow plows or tells them what streets to plow. Doesnt he have an army of faceless highly paid union bureacrats to do that?
For those who don't know, that's General David Dinkins, happily now the erstwhile worst mayor of New York City...
Not considering the context of most of the media's articles. Appeal to emotion. Whatever it takes to sell laundry detergent.
If they only had snow shovels...
I've been less temperate in conversations with liberal alumni. When it comes to ObamaCare, I told them "I'm gonna ram it (ACA) down your throat every chance I get."
I agree. I live & work in NYC (don’t blame me - I voted, and volunteered, for Lhota), and the response didn’t seem any different to me than previous snowstorms. The commute might have been a little worse, because the heaviest snowfall came just before/during the evening rush hour (the past few big storms have dumped most of their snow overnight and/or on weekends/holidays), but that would cause a mess regardless of who is mayor.
"I see where you are going with this."
Try 10-14, more in some of the coastal areas of the outer boroughs. 11 in Central Park.
Fill the potholes. Clear the snow off the street. Make sure the waste goes away when people flush their toilets. That’s mayor work. Talking about communism? That’s what professors do because they’ve never had to work. This guy read the wrong job description.
Cut their water supply from Upstate New York.
Jane Byrne defeated Bilandic in the April, 1979 mayoral primary. The snowstorm was in early 1979 and Bilandic’s poor command of Democratic Machine forces was fresh in everybody’s minds.
I heard you were dead.
Yeah. You and everybody else.