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Rage as De Blasio keeps schools open in storm
NY Post ^ | 2/14/14 | Yoav Gonen, Bob Fredericks and Jeane MacIntosh

Posted on 02/14/2014 4:52:38 AM PST by jimbo123

Faced with a blizzard of criticism from angry parents forced to trudge with their kids to school through a nor’easter that dumped up to three inches of snow an hour on the Big Apple, a seemingly out-of-touch Chancellor Carmen Fariña defended the call to keep classes open Thursday — blindly declaring it “a beautiful day out there” as wet flakes and freezing rain continued to pelt New Yorkers.

Fariña and her head-in-a-snowdrift boss, Mayor de Blasio, scrambled to explain why school buses were rolling and kids sliding through the blinding storm, with Hizzoner trying to pin the blame on the National Weather Service for not providing a more precise inch count the night before, and insinuating the agency had low-balled its forecast.

“It has totally stopped snowing. It’s absolutely a beautiful day out there right now,” Fariña said during a Thursday-morning news conference with de Blasio, a mere 45 minutes after Gov. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the city and its suburbs.

“It’s getting warmer, which means that, theoretically, the snow will start melting,” Fariña said as the jaws of reporters in attendance and parents across the city collectively dropped.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deblasio; nyc; socialism

1 posted on 02/14/2014 4:52:38 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Everytime I read a story about NYorkers and how “pissed” they are about something Deblasio did, I laugh. I wish upon them more snow, ice and schools open. I’d also like their taxes to triple. They voted for this.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 4:55:59 AM PST by albie
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To: jimbo123

Why should New Yorkers be enraged? They elected the bastard. Let them enjoy him.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 4:56:19 AM PST by sport
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To: albie

A big AMEN to that!


4 posted on 02/14/2014 4:58:02 AM PST by sport
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To: albie

The problem is not that they voted for it, but that most of them didn’t vote at all. Only 17% of New Yorkers voted.

Same thing happened nationally in the presidential elections last year - terrible turnout. So because some people are too “pure” to vote, a tiny percentage (whipped up and even brought to the polls by “activist” Dems) get to elect the worst candidate.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 5:04:26 AM PST by livius
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To: jimbo123

It’s all about money. These schools don’t get money if the kids don’t get to school. Even if they stay 15 minutes,,,they get the money...


6 posted on 02/14/2014 5:06:46 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: albie

Yesterday watching the news they said the NYC public schools had been closed 11 times since 1978. Those schools would have been open regardless of who won the election.

ELEVEN TIMES!


7 posted on 02/14/2014 5:07:19 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: jimbo123
Women and children most affected!
8 posted on 02/14/2014 5:09:27 AM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: kearnyirish2

This is just the intro wait.............


9 posted on 02/14/2014 5:10:11 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: albie

I have already seen calls for a recall on FB.. One was from a friend I know voted for him.

Yes. I rubbed it in.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 5:12:02 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: jimbo123

Just because school is open doesn’t mean parents HAVE TO obey and send them.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 5:12:03 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: jimbo123

I had heard last night on 11PM news that DB had said to the effect...
“We keep the schools open because the parents depend on them to watch their kids during the day” .... or some senseless drivel that was close to above...

Stupid is as Stupid gets...


12 posted on 02/14/2014 5:13:20 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Students who didn’t attend will have unexcused absence and will get 0’s for all assignments for the day.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 5:15:07 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123


14 posted on 02/14/2014 5:17:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: jimbo123

Yeah, I know. But from what I hear about the schools in New York ... what’s another zero?


15 posted on 02/14/2014 5:18:31 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: livius

In 2012, the turnout percentages for repubs were higher than 2008 (the previous presidential election), it was the opposite (lower for dems).

There are so many people that falsely believe what you stated, I just can’t fathom how the lie will be overcome...


16 posted on 02/14/2014 5:19:14 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: livius

“...but that most of them didn’t vote at all. Only 17% of New Yorkers voted.”

Then they voted by not voting.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 5:19:38 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: jimbo123
“There is the illusion you can have perfect information and perfect decisions.”

The essence and epitaph of Socialism.

18 posted on 02/14/2014 5:21:20 AM PST by Maceman
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To: albie

There was only 17 percent turnout.

Don’t wish it on the ones who voted for Lhota.

Things are bad enough without freepers constantly piling on.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 5:22:38 AM PST by firebrand
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To: jimbo123

Elections have consequences?


20 posted on 02/14/2014 5:25:42 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: cableguymn

What’d he promise, anyway? More “hope and change”?

I know he ran openly as a socialist. I suppose the people that think that’s a good thing will now simply write this off not as a failure of socialism, but a failure of implementation.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 5:27:46 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

Hey idiots, just keep the kids home if the administration is too stupid to close the schools.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 5:28:06 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: albie

Me too...until I realize that they will all be moving to my neck of the woods and I’d have to deal with those arrogant backwards SOBs.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 5:33:00 AM PST by gr8eman (Neptune, Titan, stars don't frighten!)
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To: jimbo123

Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?


24 posted on 02/14/2014 5:42:40 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: albie

Most NYC kids take the subway to school or walk. It is not like they are out there waiting for the school bus. Therefore, many times the city schools will be open when the suburb schools on LI, NJ, CT and Westchester County are closed.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 6:15:12 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: kearnyirish2
Yesterday watching the news they said the NYC public schools had been closed 11 times since 1978. Those schools would have been open regardless of who won the election.

ELEVEN TIMES!

Now go back and plot how many severe snowstorms have hit NYC since 1978 to see if your observation has merit. Besides, the idiot in charge of the schools cancelled after-school activities and her own Town Hall meeting citing "inclement weather". Duh.

26 posted on 02/14/2014 6:56:35 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: albie

I feel sorry for the 25% who voted for the GOP candidate for mayor.

For those who voted for the communist De Blasio, I’m with you. I have no sympathy for them either.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 7:06:42 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I grew up here (a dozen miles to the west of NYC); I can safely say we average two snow days per year. They are averaging one every three years...


28 posted on 02/14/2014 7:16:35 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: AD from SpringBay

“But from what I hear about the schools in New York ... what’s another zero?”

So true — and so sad. In the ‘60s when I was in high school in NY State, their system was excellent. School was difficult and challenging.

I figure the Gov didn’t cancel for two reasons: (1) he wanted to receive the dollars connected to each attending student, and (2) every day the kids aren’t in school they aren’t being indoctrinated by liberal teachers and staff.


29 posted on 02/14/2014 7:24:20 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: jimbo123

Dear New Yorkers:

You voted for this.

Signed,
Sane people


30 posted on 02/14/2014 7:34:02 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: albie

I detest DeBlasio but in this situation I feel he’s getting a bum wrap.

If he cancels school they bitch about childcare and what to do with the kids.

They were not “forced to trudge” the kids to school. They could have kept them home.

Much ado about nothing.

.


31 posted on 02/14/2014 7:38:22 AM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

Most of the kids did stay home. Attendance averaged about 40%, and was as low as 11% in some places.

The teachers also had to come in, of course, and it took them hours to get there - to nearly empty classrooms.

Not to mention that having all these extra people out driving or even driving empty schoolbuses around was dangerous and also made it even more difficult to keep clear the streets.

I don’t know why De Blasio did this. It’s not a common event in NYC, but the winter this year has been unusually harsh and snowy.


32 posted on 02/14/2014 9:09:21 AM PST by livius
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To: xrmusn
11PM TV news reported that DeBlabio said “We keep the schools open because the parents depend on them to watch their kids during the day” .... words to that effect.

THE BLEEDING HEART, TWISTED PROGRESSIVE MIND AT WORK------keeping schools open shows Blabio's animosity for well-to-do parents........in favor of those who use schools as baby-sitters.

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NOT YET READY FOR PRIMETIME NYC Schools (gag) Chancellor Carmen Fariña's sap-happy remark at a news conference was supposed to allay criticism WRT the Mayor's stupid decision to keep schools open. The clueless Farina's response to the blinding snowstorm: “It’s absolutely a beautiful day out there,” she beamed...flashing a sap-happy smile to the cameras.

Within minutes of wrapping up the Mayor's presser, Fariña bailed out of the bldg. A short time later, Fariña’s office announced that her town hall meeting in Brownsville, Brooklyn, was canceled “due to inclement weather.”

CONCLUSION: D-U-H-VERSITY-OBSESSED BLABIO PROMOTED FARINA TO CHANCELLOR B/C HE LIKED THE WAY SHE CLEANED SCHOOL TOILETS

33 posted on 02/14/2014 2:20:20 PM PST by Liz
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So.... you think ditzy City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña's sap-happy remark that a blinding snowstorm was, in her words, "a beautiful day" is looney-tune time?

Here's what she told the City Council on Tuesday. Testifying in favor of universal pre-K, Fariña, gave a truly bizarre statement: “The grade at which we look at incarceration in the future is third grade. Third-grade reading scores nationally are the grade by which jails are chosen to be built.”

This information stunned the chamber, but apparently for the wrong reason — the members plainly took it as face value, when it’s self-evidently absurd: Few if any governments across the country do anything like that kind of long-term planning when it comes to prisons, which after all don’t take that long to build.

It’s hard to say whether or not the ditz knew she was peddling a myth — or which would be worse.

34 posted on 02/14/2014 2:27:31 PM PST by Liz
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To: albie

By keeping the schools open the school does not have to make up the day at the end of the year and it keeps the unions satisfied.

Also people can make up their minds whether they send their kids to school.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 2:38:54 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: livius

have the pundits or experts said why the turnout has been low for past few yrs? Does not make sense to me ie leaving the decision of voting to someone else.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 2:38:55 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: VeniVidiVici

Now go back and plot how many severe snowstorms have hit NYC since 1978 to see if your observation has merit. Besides, the idiot in charge of the schools cancelled after-school activities and her own Town Hall meeting citing “inclement weather”. Duh.
_____________

This is about unions.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 2:40:20 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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