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Atlanta's Problem with White Stuff
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Posted on 01/31/2014 12:42:15 AM PST by chessplayer

The ice storm that shut down Atlanta this week was a "fiasco" that was "manmade from start to finish," according to Atlanta Magazine's Rebecca Burns, writing for Politico. But we have to note that, in part, the men who made the fiasco were white ones.

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Un-effing believable. The black mayor is saying it's all the weather forecasters fault, and MSNBC is blaming racist whites.
1 posted on 01/31/2014 12:42:15 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Has it been called a chocolate city yet?


2 posted on 01/31/2014 12:46:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they want a nearby volcano instead. Then they can get ash of various dark colors erupted onto the streets, if not hot lava (which turns black when it cools).


3 posted on 01/31/2014 12:49:21 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: chessplayer

It is sad what is happening to Atlanta. My parents came from there in the 30s. Many do not know that Atlanta, the city, is quite small, less then 500,000. It is landlocked by incorporated towns. The city, of course, is now run by Obots.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 1:12:27 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Yep. Everybody basically lives in the surrounding suburbs, while the actual city itself is small.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 1:34:49 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: AlexW

Atlanta was destroyed like every other major US city has or will be by Dem policies starting with the CRA.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/robert-moon/new-study-confirms-economy-was-destroyed-by-democrat-policies/

From the no income, nothing, just anything is fine NINJA loans mandated by the DEMS who controlled both houses during the last 4 years of Bush, the above will tell the truth.

Now, once again we have the DEMS running bills up that we cannot pay, our kids cannot, and; and it is for the very same people who according to Obama- now deserve -”INCOME EQUALITY.”

We just saw what these folks did to the homes they had no means to buy, had no idea how they’d pay for the place, so; now Obama wants us to give them more.

This GIVE IS GETTING DAMN OLD. Obozzocare is one gives insurance to another and he/she pays as Obama says you owe your brother. Obama has never worked a damn day in his life. We cannot afford anymore idiots like him. AA created mandatory graduation and promotion. I saw it in 1970-72 and it is worse now. Let’s go back to -”you get what you earn.”


7 posted on 01/31/2014 2:07:08 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: Lumper20

bfl


8 posted on 01/31/2014 2:15:19 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: chessplayer

Lots of blame really to go around. Bad Southern Drivers, lack of equipment and too many people trying to leave at the same times...

growing up in a cold climate i have NEVER seen so little snow cause SO much travel problems...


9 posted on 01/31/2014 3:07:39 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: chessplayer

Not to worry. In a city, the longer the snow stays around, the closer to black it becomes.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 3:11:08 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: AlexW

I like your term ‘Obots’. So true when you think about it. Supporters of Obamma are indeed ‘Obots’. Their support of Obamma is automatic indeed, just like a robot. Obamma can do no wrong.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 3:36:32 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

” Supporters of Obamma are indeed ‘Obots’”
_________________________________________________
Yes, and the USA is now an Obamination. It will take a miracle to save the nation.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 3:49:00 AM PST by AlexW
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To: FreedomPoster

I was not into and am not into bit coins.

The part that is old is we have not learned is that folks have to want help and have to want to make the friggin effort themselves. This poor Joe or Sue needs a free house, EBT, plus this and that and 99 weeks of unemployment is not enough is BS. No more handouts/free ride.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 4:06:42 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: chessplayer
In early January - 1973 - Atlanta was hit by a freezing rain/ice/snow strom.

It paralyzed the city for nearly a week, the roads were closed, and much of the city was without electricity. A miserable time was had by many.

But, no wimpering, no second-guesssing, no tales of woe.

You persevred.

14 posted on 01/31/2014 4:08:29 AM PST by jamaksin
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To: wyowolf
Bad Southern Drivers

Not so fast on that one. The stuff turned to ice very quickly. The semis jacknifing and getting stuck on all of the interstates (whose drivers presumably came from all over) were a large part of the problem.

Blame?

  1. GA DOT didn't get started with the salt soon enough and got caught in the traffic jams like everyone else.
  2. The multiple school districts who normally call off school at the drop of a hat ignored the forecast.
  3. The many businesses who prevented employees from leaving until it was already too late (not physically prevented, but threatened them with job action)
  4. The state government - a big employer in downtown Atlanta that likewise didn't release employees soon enough.
  5. All of those people who migrated from the northeast and thought that they could drive on ice and got stuck

15 posted on 01/31/2014 4:09:11 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

After many years in Minnesota, I moved to Des Moines. The ice is much worse and clearing the roads of snow and ice is lackadaisical at best in urban/suburban Des Moines. And of course, office-job commuters in their 4WD pickups and SUVs won’t slow down, so four wheels slide around instead of just two.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 4:16:53 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jamaksin

I was at FT Benning,GA in Jan 73 going through the IOAC. My first wife, a very capable RN, drove through the 20” of snow to get me to Martin Army Hospital. That was normal driving for us as I was from NY. She was from Omaha, NE.I do not recall people in a panic then.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 4:18:38 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: chessplayer
A popular bumper sticker 30 years ago:

I'm not black, I'm not gay
I live in Atlanta anyway

18 posted on 01/31/2014 4:22:51 AM PST by real saxophonist
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To: chessplayer

I would blame the forecasters who were predicting early on that this system would cover a narrow swath to the south and miss Atlanta completely.


19 posted on 01/31/2014 4:24:20 AM PST by yawningotter
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To: from occupied ga

while I agree with all that.. sorry i saw SO MANY HORRIBLE drivers with Ga plates Tue, many many many stupid decisions or actions by the drivers themselves that made it that much worse...

I agree the truckers really screwed up a LOT of traffic... especially on CCP just before i20.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 4:30:00 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: Lumper20

Respectfully: Driving in 20” of snow is *far* different than driving on 1” of ice. ;D


21 posted on 01/31/2014 4:37:41 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: chessplayer

If this POS is so concerned about the people of Atlanta, why does she live in Cobb County and not in the city where she allegedly “works”.


22 posted on 01/31/2014 4:39:35 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: wyowolf
sorry i saw SO MANY HORRIBLE drivers with Ga plates Tue

That's because you're in GA :-) I agree about horrible drivers everywhere.

back in the '82 ice storm I saw one woman come to a stop at the bottom of an icy hill and then slowly start up it. Well naturally she didn't get very far. She tried this several times meanwhile the number of people she was holding up was growing by the minute. Some guys got out of their cars and told her to get a moving start. She ignored them. Well they helped her by pushing her car at the point she was getting stuck. They pushed her car sideways into the ditch at the side of the road and then drove by. Funniest thing I saw the whole time.

23 posted on 01/31/2014 4:47:21 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: wyowolf
growing up in a cold climate i have NEVER seen so little snow cause SO much travel problems...

What is the population out there?

24 posted on 01/31/2014 4:49:22 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Daffynition

Yes, That is why people like us had stud tires then. I also drove from Omaha to what we in SF call Faggotville, NC in late Dec - 1 Jan 70 with studs on the rear of my 70 Vette roadster. I stopped by to see my old CO, Jerry Kilburn, at Bragg. They had just come back from Son Tay.

Now, those studs were not supposed to be driven on non icey roads/snow over 55 MPH then. I do not know if they are legal out west now?


25 posted on 01/31/2014 5:09:35 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: chessplayer

Black ice=racism.

I see.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 5:21:25 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: chessplayer

FUN!


27 posted on 01/31/2014 5:36:55 AM PST by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: chessplayer

The first white Republican up the food chain will be blamed for this 100%. That would be Gov. Nathan Deal.

All Democrats and/or blacks will get a pass.


28 posted on 01/31/2014 5:53:20 AM PST by randita
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To: Lumper20
It's easy to check online...I only know NE:

Local State Studded Tire Regulations

CONNECTICUT: November 15 - April 30
MAINE: October 2 - May 1
MASSACHUSETTS: November 2 - April 30
NEW HAMPSHIRE: No restrictions
NEW YORK: October 16 - April 30
RHODE ISLAND: November 15 - April 1
VERMONT: No restrictions

Ever go to ice races on a frozen lake?....very popular in NH lakes. Many DIY studded tires. LOL...they are amazing. :)


29 posted on 01/31/2014 5:58:06 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Lumper20

FWIW: Smart USA 2-man Oly bobsled team had BMW redesign the US sleds....78 years of disappointment may be broken. Will be fun to watch.

http://youtu.be/HJZtOjseTxk

It’s nice to have a HP car under you when you are driving on ice.


30 posted on 01/31/2014 6:14:22 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

WOW.


31 posted on 01/31/2014 6:36:55 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: wyowolf

growing up in a cold climate i have NEVER seen so little snow cause SO much travel problems...


Not so much the snow but the ice.


32 posted on 01/31/2014 7:02:45 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: jjotto
office-job commuters in their 4WD pickups and SUVs won’t slow down

I've noticed this phenomenon. About half of SUV driver exhibit NO caution when driving in absolutely horrendous conditions.

It was with some satisfaction that I saw a driver and his SUV on the center median of the Adirondack Northway who had minutes before blasted past me at 70 while I and everyone else crept along at 35 during snowstorm that was rapidly changing over to ice.

33 posted on 01/31/2014 7:02:53 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam
I've noticed this phenomenon. About half of SUV driver exhibit NO caution when driving in absolutely horrendous conditions.

During the winters when we were stationed up in North Dakota we would drive the 15 miles to town after a snow storm and a majority of the vehicles stuck in the median and on the side were four wheel drives.

It seems that too many of the drivers think that they are under differing laws of physics when in a four wheel drive.

34 posted on 01/31/2014 7:24:52 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: chessplayer

Newsflash for the rest of the country. There is not a white face to be found in the Atlanta City govt. or the Fulton county govt. Get real!!!!


35 posted on 01/31/2014 9:02:07 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Newsflash for the rest of the country. There is not a white face to be found in the Atlanta City govt. or the Fulton county govt. Get real!!!!


But it’s still all whitey’s fault. NBC is blaming the white governor. And remember when the libs blamed racist, GOP whites for all of Detroits problems?


36 posted on 01/31/2014 8:02:05 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: OldMissileer

Some of these SUVs completely isolate the driver from the driving. I remember a pilot complaining about “fly by wire” technology. In the past, he could learn a lot about outside conditions by just putting his hand on the tiller. With fly by wire, nothing. I think today’s SUVs are like that.


37 posted on 02/01/2014 8:48:49 AM PST by Oratam
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To: chessplayer

You can bet the Mayor will get a pass, and all the blame will be on Georgia’s White, Republican Governor.


39 posted on 02/01/2014 1:18:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lumper20

I was stuck in the snow and ice on I-75. 23 hours to get from Tampa to Atlanta. 22 inches of snow fell on Macon.


40 posted on 02/01/2014 1:25:55 PM PST by stboz
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