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Frustration boils over for CNN interviewer
AP ^ | January 31, 2014 | DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 01/31/2014 7:10:41 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN's Carol Costello was more than prepared for her contentious live interview with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday, having spent frustrating hours caught in the epic traffic snarls caused by the rare Southern snowstorm.

Unlike other motorists, Costello wasn't stranded overnight in her car, but it took two tries and more than three hours for her to drive two miles to her home Tuesday from the news network's Atlanta headquarters.

(Excerpt) Read more at tv.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; cnn; costello; weather
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Global warming has people hot under the collar.
1 posted on 01/31/2014 7:10:41 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

two miles?? Why the hell didn’t she walk?


2 posted on 01/31/2014 7:13:57 AM PST by babble-on
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To: ConservativeStatement

She shoulda walked.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 7:14:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

The commies love minorities and other commies, until the incompetence inconveniences them.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 7:18:04 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

She’s upset because she expected him to protect her. How utterly pathetic.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 7:18:07 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This show the idiocy of The Media more than anything else. She thinks “The Government” should have ready answers for every problem tha arises, including a snowstorm where it never usually snows.

Does she think they should keep and maintain expensive snow removal equipment at the ready to handle the snow they get once every 50 years?


6 posted on 01/31/2014 7:20:53 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: babble-on
two miles?? Why the hell didn’t she walk?

She probably didn't want to abandon her car. And the walk home may have involved going through some rather dicey neighborhoods. This is Atlanta after all.

7 posted on 01/31/2014 7:21:42 AM PST by Blennos
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To: ConservativeStatement

“”I was amazed that he kept passing the buck — pointing fingers everywhere but at himself,” Costello said in an interview. “

It’s the affirmative-action way!


8 posted on 01/31/2014 7:22:24 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: ConservativeStatement

She’s mad as hell and she’s not gonna take it any more!


9 posted on 01/31/2014 7:22:28 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: ConservativeStatement

What is CNN?


10 posted on 01/31/2014 7:22:58 AM PST by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: Mr. K
I checked her Wikipedia page to see her place of birth. She attended high school and college in Ohio. Under her personal section is “Costello is childfree.” Is that a PC-term?
11 posted on 01/31/2014 7:23:08 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
She’s upset because she expected him to protect her. How utterly pathetic.

Treating the roads with sand and salt before a two inch snow storm is basic local government. Anything short of that is pathetic.

12 posted on 01/31/2014 7:23:09 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Blennos

her car was safe in the CNN garage. She’s just lazy. 2 miles?


13 posted on 01/31/2014 7:24:14 AM PST by babble-on
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To: ConservativeStatement
I wanted to get answers from the man who was supposed to be protecting me from that and I didn't get that."

what is he? her body guard? is she supposed to be a self-sufficient, i-am-woman-hear-me-roar feminist? or a damsel in distress? get over yourself, female!

14 posted on 01/31/2014 7:24:42 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Mr. K
This show the idiocy of The Media more than anything else. She thinks “The Government” should have ready answers for every problem tha arises, including a snowstorm where it never usually snows. Does she think they should keep and maintain expensive snow removal equipment at the ready to handle the snow they get once every 50 years?

Every 50 years??

Atlanta averages 2 inches of snow a year. This was a 2 (or 3) inch snow storm.

15 posted on 01/31/2014 7:24:57 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s a weird term. Who calls themselves child free? If you don’t have kids, it’s just normally written as “married to John Smith from Atlanta”, etc.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 7:27:08 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: babble-on

That was exactly my reaction. WALK.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 7:31:28 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: FreeReign

Yes! Atlanta should have a full compliment of snow removal equipment and mountains of ash and salt for the roads. It should all be ready and maintained!

I cannot understand your cavalier attitude. After all, doesn’t Phoenix have a huge multimillion dollar fleet of lifeboats standing by in case of rising water?/


18 posted on 01/31/2014 7:32:47 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Her biggest mistake was expecting a Democrat mayor to do a proficient job.


19 posted on 01/31/2014 7:35:46 AM PST by moovova
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To: ConservativeStatement
it took two tries and more than three hours for her to drive two miles to her home Tuesday

Even at my age I can walk two miles in an hour......................

20 posted on 01/31/2014 7:38:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: FreeReign

Let me see if I am clear- they average 2 inches of snow per year- all at once? or over the course of the winter?


21 posted on 01/31/2014 7:41:00 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: babble-on

Walk?

Get mugged? Get knocked out ?


22 posted on 01/31/2014 7:41:13 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: DesertRhino

Here on the Gulf Coast of Florida’s Panhandle, our ALL bridges were closed from Tuesday night till Thursday morning due to ice. We have no salt stockpiles and have never needed any in my lifetime. Nobody here is complaining, whining and bitching about it. Weather happens.................


23 posted on 01/31/2014 7:41:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: DesertRhino
Yes! Atlanta should have a full compliment of snow removal equipment and mountains of ash and salt for the roads. It should all be ready and maintained! I cannot understand your cavalier attitude. After all, doesn’t Phoenix have a huge multimillion dollar fleet of lifeboats standing by in case of rising water?/

Thanks for the strawman fallacy filled argument. I never said that Atlanta should have a "full compliment" of snow removal equipment and "mountains" of ash and salt.

LOL.

Don't do that.

24 posted on 01/31/2014 7:43:14 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Red Badger

Seems like it would be easy to suck up some salt water from the ocean and spray on.
That wouldn’t work if it was Minnesota cold, but for high 20s....


25 posted on 01/31/2014 7:43:52 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Paladin2

Walked? Self-sufficiency is not a liberal hallmark. She waited for the government to ‘do something’ about her situation, like a good little brain washed liberal....................


26 posted on 01/31/2014 7:44:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: nascarnation

Yes it probably would work, if we had the means to deliver it.
All the salt from Sam’s and other places like Home Depot and Lowes that people use for water softeners and salt water pools was bought up by the Sheriff’s department, or so I heard.............


27 posted on 01/31/2014 7:46:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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28 posted on 01/31/2014 7:46:50 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: bert
Walk? Get mugged? Get knocked out ?

Get propositioned?..................

29 posted on 01/31/2014 7:47:11 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Good way for the pesticide ag applicators to make a few bucks in the off season.


30 posted on 01/31/2014 7:51:16 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Red Badger

“Weather happens.................”

Yeah, everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.


31 posted on 01/31/2014 7:56:43 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: DesertRhino

Just an FYI, Greta Van Sustern reported the other night that Atlanta just purchased 2-3 million dollars worth of snow removal equipment. Don’t think it was used the other day.....


32 posted on 01/31/2014 8:01:18 AM PST by mrsadams
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To: babble-on
Why the hell didn’t she walk?

She probably wanted to get there alive. CNN is on the edge of the jungle. Lots of ferals in the area, although they were probably inside where it was warm.

33 posted on 01/31/2014 8:06:01 AM PST by PAR35
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To: FreeReign
Treating the roads with sand and salt before a two inch snow storm is basic local government. Anything short of that is pathetic.

If it started raining bananas in your neighborhood, whould you have the required banana removal equipment?

Atlanta should just close the roads when they have snow. It would be cheaper than all other alternatives.

34 posted on 01/31/2014 8:19:06 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I wanted to get answers from the man who was supposed to be protecting me from that and I didn't get that.
Unexpected! In reality, that's what all Liberals do in response to questions... reply with personal attacks, shift the blame and announce, "I'm moving forward."
35 posted on 01/31/2014 8:28:02 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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Atlanta should just close the roads when they have snow.
That's what would have happened had the mayor declared a preemptive state of emergency the night before.
But he didn't - he was probably too busy watching Øbama speech reruns.
36 posted on 01/31/2014 8:32:50 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: bert
Get mugged? Get knocked out ?

That might cure her of liberalism...

37 posted on 01/31/2014 8:34:37 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: SampleMan

I guess in your world it does rain bananas on occasion. In the real world it does snow. Ice storms are much more dangerous. In my stupid little town in southern MS. we closed the schools, sanded the roads and didn’t have any problems. Of course we are not a big intelligent city like Atlanta.
Their excuse? We didn’t know it was coming. Hell we knew and talked about it for at least two days prior to the storm hitting. It doesn’t require much equipment. Just the sense to make the right calls and do something rather than sit on your ass.


38 posted on 01/31/2014 8:34:51 AM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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If it started raining bananas in your neighborhood, whould you have the required banana removal equipment?

I believe Atlanta gets about an inch+ snow storm every two years. How often do you think it rains bananas?

39 posted on 01/31/2014 8:39:38 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: ConservativeStatement

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40 posted on 01/31/2014 8:42:15 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have no fear, she’ll be back on the black Mayor’s plantation by Summer. The Press never stays upset with Rat politicians.


41 posted on 01/31/2014 8:58:48 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: FreeReign

“Atlanta averages 2 inches of snow a year. This was a 2 (or 3) inch snow storm. “

2/3 inches? In Cleveland, we still wear shorts and flip flops in that kinda weather!


42 posted on 01/31/2014 9:02:30 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: babble-on

“two miles?? Why the hell didn’t she walk?”

Thank you! That she had to drive 2 miles caught my breath. She and others like her who had only short distances to travel, but who had to get on the road when they could have walked are as responsible as anyone else.

She should walk the two miles every day. Good for the environment that I am sure she’s concerned about as well as her own health. If her walk would include passing thru high-crime areas, with her mic she’s in a position to do something about it. So all around, her daily walk to/from work would be a good thing!


43 posted on 01/31/2014 9:14:38 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Mr. K

As a long-time resident of the metro area, I can attest it is more like every 8-10 years. But your rhetorical question still holds.

I predict that within 4 years we will have a(n incorrect) weather forecast that causes the city to shut down for a non-event. And so it goes . . .


44 posted on 01/31/2014 9:22:06 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: SampleMan

There was a great FReeper comment in one of the ATL Snowpocalypse threads along the lines of “when I moved from up North, my Atlanta neighbor saw my snow shovel and told me people in Atlanta don’t shovel snow, they wait for it to melt. He was right.”

This is essentially correct.


45 posted on 01/31/2014 9:26:41 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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As a long-time resident of the metro area, I can attest it is more like every 8-10 years. But your rhetorical question still holds.

The rhetorical question doesn't hold. See the Link and do the math.

(excerpt)

In Atlanta, snowfalls of greater than 2.6 inches happen every 4.25 years and snowfalls of greater than 1 inch happen every 1.5 years. And that doesn't include freezing rain storms and flash freezes.

46 posted on 01/31/2014 9:55:54 AM PST by FreeReign
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And? I’ve been here. 8-10 years is about right for a frozen precipitation event that substantially affects traffic across the metro area, your mechanistic recitation of meteorological data notwithstanding.

Wisdom > Data


47 posted on 01/31/2014 10:19:56 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: prof.h.mandingo
It doesn’t require much equipment. Just the sense to make the right calls and do something rather than sit on your ass.

There is something like 36,000 miles of roadway in Atlanta. So yea, probably a dozen trucks could have handled that.

Like I said, the logical and most economical thing to do would have bee to close the Interstates and major routes and wait 36 hours.

48 posted on 01/31/2014 10:28:40 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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And? I’ve been here. 8-10 years is about right for a frozen precipitation event that substantially affects traffic across the metro area, your mechanistic recitation of meteorological data notwithstanding. Wisdom > Data

Unbelievable.

Two short years ago...


49 posted on 01/31/2014 10:49:35 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign; SampleMan

OK, so I wasn’t verbose enough. An event creating a traffic disaster such as we saw this week happens every 8-10 years. In 2011, the timing was such we didn’t have that. It snowed. We stayed home. It was fine.

Beyond that, please see SampleMan’s post #48 in this thread.


50 posted on 01/31/2014 11:58:24 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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