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Turmoil as de Blasio botches early snow
NY Post ^ | 1/22/14 | Kevin Fasick, Frank Rosario and Bruce Golding

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deblasio; nyc

1 posted on 01/22/2014 6:58:05 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It’s just beginning with Mayor DeWilhelm.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 6:59:37 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: jimbo123

Attention New Yorkers, you voted for this bozo, now let the games begin...


3 posted on 01/22/2014 6:59:52 AM PST by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: jimbo123

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.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 7:00:52 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jimbo123

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.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 7:01:59 AM PST by dforest
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To: jimbo123

“Bill de Blasio hates white people!”


6 posted on 01/22/2014 7:02:04 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jimbo123
Democrats will merrily destroy a city, state, country, until it gets so bad a conservative is voted in who straightens the place out.

Then when it is runnning well and profitable, the Democrats will steal it again. They are incapable of creating anything beneficial on their own.

7 posted on 01/22/2014 7:03:36 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: jimbo123

Geez that one picture makes it look like the shopping mall scene from The Blues Brothers.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 7:04:07 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jimbo123
Good think he focused his efforts on banning horse drawn carriages or things would really be bad. </sarc>
9 posted on 01/22/2014 7:04:30 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 7:05:03 AM PST by kidd
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To: Rumplemeyer

Ah, the joys of communism, comrade...


11 posted on 01/22/2014 7:06:30 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kidd

http://fairbanksalaska.com/goldenheart/


12 posted on 01/22/2014 7:06:47 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Rumplemeyer

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.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 7:09:15 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: dforest

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.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 7:10:16 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: jiggyboy

“New Oldsmobiles are in early this year.”


15 posted on 01/22/2014 7:11:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kidd

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.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 7:14:35 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Rumplemeyer
Attention New Yorkers, you voted for this bozo, now let the games begin...

And may the odds be ever in your favor?

17 posted on 01/22/2014 7:14:58 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: jimbo123
Put a large fence around New York City.

Declare it an asylum.

Allow no traffic between it and the rest of the country.

18 posted on 01/22/2014 7:15:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 7:17:31 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jimbo123

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.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 7:20:03 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Lazamataz
Put a large fence around New York City.
Declare it an asylum.
Allow no traffic between it and the rest of the country

Then fly the President over Manhattan. Then the Droogs will shoot him down and Obama will be forced to use the escape pod.

21 posted on 01/22/2014 7:21:30 AM PST by kidd
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To: Fido969

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.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 7:25:38 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: jimbo123

Paging Michael Bilandic, Chicago Mayor Michael Bilandic. Your political career-ending snowstorm is holding on Line 2.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 7:26:03 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: kidd

“I am by no means a fan of Mayor de Blasio, but it isn’t 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?


24 posted on 01/22/2014 7:26:12 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: jimbo123

"Thank you, Bill! Thank you!"

For those who don't know, that's General David Dinkins, happily now the erstwhile worst mayor of New York City...

25 posted on 01/22/2014 7:26:18 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: miss marmelstein
What ever happened to the good ole days of city government ?


26 posted on 01/22/2014 7:27:01 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: kidd
Sort of a strange article.

Not considering the context of most of the media's articles. Appeal to emotion. Whatever it takes to sell laundry detergent.

27 posted on 01/22/2014 7:28:49 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: miss marmelstein
And they only got 3-4 inches of snow.

If they only had snow shovels...

28 posted on 01/22/2014 7:30:27 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: dforest
They voted for it, they own it.

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."

29 posted on 01/22/2014 7:31:54 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: kidd

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.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 7:35:00 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Lazamataz
Put a large fence around New York City. Declare it an asylum. Allow no traffic between it and the rest of the country.

"I see where you are going with this."


31 posted on 01/22/2014 7:36:30 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: miss marmelstein
And they only got 3-4 inches of snow.

Try 10-14, more in some of the coastal areas of the outer boroughs. 11 in Central Park.

32 posted on 01/22/2014 7:38:16 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: jimbo123

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.


33 posted on 01/22/2014 7:41:30 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Lazamataz
"Put a large fence around New York City.
Declare it an asylum.
Allow no traffic between it and the rest of the country. "

Cut their water supply from Upstate New York.

34 posted on 01/22/2014 8:06:53 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: alloysteel

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.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 8:29:05 AM PST by 12Gauge687
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To: UCANSEE2

I heard you were dead.


36 posted on 01/22/2014 8:46:28 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah. You and everybody else.


37 posted on 01/22/2014 10:19:00 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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