Skip to comments.Rage as De Blasio keeps schools open in storm
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 noreaster 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. Its 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.
Its 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.
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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.
Why should New Yorkers be enraged? They elected the bastard. Let them enjoy him.
A big AMEN to that!
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.
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...
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.
This is just the intro wait.............
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.
Just because school is open doesn’t mean parents HAVE TO obey and send them.
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...
Students who didn’t attend will have unexcused absence and will get 0’s for all assignments for the day.
Yeah, I know. But from what I hear about the schools in New York ... what’s another zero?
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...
“...but that most of them didnt vote at all. Only 17% of New Yorkers voted.”
Then they voted by not voting.
The essence and epitaph of Socialism.
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.
Elections have consequences?