Skip to comments.Al Roker blasts De Blasio for keeping schools open - comes under fire for putting kids in danger
Posted on 02/13/2014 10:15:12 AM PST by Libloather
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for putting children at risk by failing to declare a snow day as blizzards hit the city on Wednesday.
Teacher's unions and elected officials called the mayor's decision a 'mistake' as schools were kept open despite New York's governor declaring a state of emergency.
NBC weather anchor Al Roker even took time out from his Olympic coverage to blast the mayor's snow policy, saying: 'Its going to take some kid or kids getting hurt before this goofball policy gets changed.'
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Is that old windbag still on the air?
They couldn’t be bothered with voting so they get De Blasio. They can sleep in the bed they made.
Al Roker was so excited to be at the White house he pooped his draws
I thought al croker was a candy made by brown & haley...oh....wait a minute...
Is he still pooping his pants?
And parents, you’re supposed to be adults. If you think it’s dangerous to send your children to school, don’t do it. DeBlasio isn’t your boss. So they miss a day of school - big deal.
Wow I always thought The Weathermen (e.g., Bill Ayers) were partial to communists.
“And parents, youre supposed to be adults. If you think its dangerous to send your children to school, dont do it.”
That sums it up in a nutshell.
I feel bad for the kids, but FUNYC!
You hired this nut, now choke on it.
BTW, Roker was talking about yesterday, not today. It was not even snowing until very late last night. (Not defending the Commie mayor, just saying...)
I hope you live in New Jersey, Al. Or else your days of actually having your garbage picked-up are through.
Funny how pussified liberals are today. Go back even 30 years and it took apocalyptic blizzards to get a snow day.
During the last snow storm in NY few parents sent their kids to school. De Blasio should get a clue from that.
I'm surprised the headline didn't refer to them as "little ones."
One assclown criticizes another.
That’s very true as well. But pussification is a part of that also.
When I was a kid, school board policy was that if you lived within 2 1/2 miles of your school, you walked to school.
Which we did on many days WAY worse than today.
Of course with a minimum of five miles of walking every day, we did not need a big government anti-obesity initiative.
Ahhhh Roker is still smarting from the drubbing he got from Atlanta 2 weeks ago with that ‘altered’ forecast, eheheh.
Anyway who can mind that he blasts de Blasio even if its not fully warranted.
We had busses covering the whole area but I remember a lot of 30-40 below zero mornings standing at a bus stop I walked 3/4 of a mile or so to get to. And standing at them for a while waiting.
Shart yo mouf !
The chancellor was on tv last nite and I swear that she said that she’s keeping the schools,because some of the kids only get their meals at school.
Damn fools it could be their last meal.
Farina announced Wednesday night that schools would remain open despite a travel advisory urging people to stay off the roads.
She later defended the decision.
If people can go to work, then kids can to school, she told ABC. Many of our kids dont get a hot lunch and, in many cases breakfast, unless they go to school. So its still a parents decision whether they send their kids to school or not. My decision is where the kids are safest and the most taken care of, and the answer to that is in schools.
. My decision is where the kids are safest and the most taken care of, and the answer to that is in schools.
“Funny how pussified liberals are today. Go back even 30 years and it took apocalyptic blizzards to get a snow day.”
I’ve lived in northern NJ (a dozen miles west of NYC) my whole life; there was NO WAY kids were getting to school this morning. As I was shoveling with the kids this morning, we could hear the police on loudspeakers instructing people to get off the roads - they were getting stuck trying to get up hills and such (and these were the people that could get on the road). This isn’t apocalyptic, but the new-fallen snow is landing on mounds of frozen snow from past storms (nothing is melting), and people are literally running out of places to put it. Most streets are too narrow for cars to pass each other; there isn’t even room for one to pull over to let the other pass.
I posted on another thread earlier this morning that the schools were “open” so the teachers’ union can proclaim they’ve been open 180 days this year; a teacher I know was complaining that if they took winter or spring break days away from them (to make up for excess snow days used) she would be unable to go on a trip she’d planned.
Many of our kids dont get a hot lunch and, in many cases breakfast, unless they go to school. So its still a parents decision whether they send their kids to school or not. My decision is where the kids are safest and the most taken care of, and the answer to that is in schools.
The nanny state has always maintained that children are much safer in the hands of the state than parents, but a lot of these parents were off today. The schools were “open” just so they can reach their quota of school days; they could care less if no children showed up at all.
In northern NY we had lots of winter days literally just like that. And still went to school. Of course we didn’t have unions refusing to plow roads...
“In northern NY we had lots of winter days literally just like that. And still went to school. Of course we didnt have unions refusing to plow roads...”
Those unions are making a killing right now; they aren’t refusing to clean the roads. They are simply running out of places to put the snow. I’ve definitely seen worse storms growing up here; I don’t recall seeing such accumulations of snow lasting for weeks on end.
We used to dump it on the lake. Of course they cant do that anymore because it’s somehow worse for the environment than letting the same exact snow melt with all it’s same exact contaminants and flow into the same exact lake ‘naturally’.
They still dump snow in rivers here when it gets like this (probably because it will end up there anyway through the storm drains). The logistics would still make that difficult in my area; cars are parked on top of frozen snow, and the vehicles to remove it can’t fit into many of the spots from which it needs to be taken.
It’s not like this is the first time this ever happened. I’m sure that those in charge ‘lack the will” (Read that playing politics) to get it done. That and people are to pussified to help dig their own cars/areas out and lend a hand. Like people used to.
I still see plenty of people helping each other out; probably more of the former than the latter.