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(Uproxx)   The Daily Show of course gave Atlanta a well-deserved shaming last night, complete with the best two inch jokes anyone has made yet   (uproxx.com) divider line 35
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2014-01-31 12:50:02 PM  
That was pretty good.

THE CALL WAS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!
 
2014-01-31 01:11:19 PM  
My driveway is still covered in an inch of ice.
 
2014-01-31 01:12:24 PM  
Odd.    Atlanta blamed it on the Mayor and Governor for not heading to weather warnings.  yet Birmingham and other cities had the same problem as Atlanta.

3 points for Linux_Yes.  Swoosh!  Lets get that budget cut more, folks. so the wealthy/big business can get those much needed tax cuts.


http://www.livescience.com/34679-budget-cuts-impact-weather-forecast in g.html    (SFW)
 
2014-01-31 01:22:47 PM  
I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest.  It's not funny to kick people while they're down.
 
2014-01-31 01:23:03 PM  
Upstate New York got over a foot of snow the other day.
They shrugged.
 
2014-01-31 01:32:42 PM  

Chariset: I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest.  It's not funny to kick people while they're down.


Agreed. This gets greenlit, but TDS's outstanding sendup of Hannity's threat to leave NYC earlier this week didn't!? Was it even submitted!?
 
2014-01-31 01:57:46 PM  
NO WHAMMIES!
 
2014-01-31 02:06:17 PM  
That was funny.
 
2014-01-31 02:23:07 PM  
ITT: A lot of butt-hurt Confederates.
 
2014-01-31 02:43:48 PM  

Chariset: I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest.  It's not funny to kick people while they're down.


I lived near atlanta.  Everyone with a brain knows you stay inside for even an inch of snow. These folks were not blindsided by it.

I don't laugh at the stupid individuals who got themselves in the situation, and the majority of Stewart's commentary was on the sheer ridiculousness of the State's response: claiming they didn't see it coming, ignoring the warnings, having no plan for it, and then as it was occurring continuing to ignore it.

I'm no 'they bought their ticket, they knew what they were getting into, I say let em crash', but at a certain point you deserve the lack of respect you are getting. Don't let them crash, but certainly mock the hell out of them and point out just how freaking bad their decisions were so maybe it is less likely to be done again.
 
2014-01-31 03:45:54 PM  
As a Birmingham resident, I recall our state being one of the many that sent utility trucks to NY after hurricane Sandy to help get power back to a place that isn't used to storms of that magnitude.  And we were gracious about it the whole time. A few factors hit us all at once, and for about a day and a half we had trouble, but we all pitched in, we helped each other, and in the end it wasn't a big deal.  Now we're at a back to normal Winter temperature in the 40's and we're all fine.  When the 2003 NYC blackouts happened, why were all those people sleeping on city streets?  Why didn't they turn on the generators?  Oh, because it was a weird event and no one needs equipment like that on a month to month basis.
 
2014-01-31 03:49:35 PM  

Easy Reader: When the 2003 NYC blackouts happened, why were all those people sleeping on city streets?  Why didn't they turn on the generators?


The ones who were walking because subways run on electricity? Are you farking stupid?
 
2014-01-31 03:56:18 PM  

Chariset: I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest.  It's not funny to kick people while they're down.


Yes it is. Especially when it's the south.
 
2014-01-31 03:59:24 PM  
No, I'm not farking stupid.  Why didn't the subways have backup generators for times like that, dumbass?
 
2014-01-31 04:04:54 PM  
Why didn't they just take their cars?  Because they live in a place where cars aren't normally needed, so they didn't have them, sir.
 
2014-01-31 04:15:16 PM  

Easy Reader: No, I'm not farking stupid.  Why didn't the subways have backup generators for times like that, dumbass?


A backup generator for a subway is called a power plant.

Do you have any concept of the amount of energy used just keeping the tunnels dry? No? I didn't think so.

99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of what happened in ATL (on the roads at least) was idiot drivers who were unaware of the changing conditions (own fault) going too fast for conditions (own fault) and the "new breed" of super-trucker semi-drivers who think that their trucks are magical chariots that will carry them through anything. THEY are a problem everywhere, not just the south. Even other (usually older... more experienced) truckers hate them.

Now then... of course they did not take the cars they did not have.

You know what they DID do? They walked, they hung out with friends.. they cooked out .. They had block watches to keep an eye on things just in case. No riots, no muss, no fuss, no panic, no National Guard.

Look, I know it was ice and not snow.. and you can't drive on ice... but if you PAY ATTENTION to the way your car moves on the road you will know WELL before you get to the "Holy crap I am driving on ice" moment.

It was predicted. They failed to prepare. They deserve sympathy, and enough mockery to make sure they learn from an idiot mistake.

Your comparison with NYC (which.. no .. I don't live there .. I am not defending it out of some sort of pride) is stupid.

Subways do not work without power. Most people move by subway. So, they walked. And people got by. Like they do.
 
2014-01-31 04:21:24 PM  
Shadow Blasko:

Now then... of course they did not take the cars they did not have.

Subways do not work without power. Most people move by subway. So, they walked. And people got by. Like they do.


We had snow, we don't have snowplows.  And now a day later, we're OK.  And we're not going to get snowplows either.  The same way that NY isn't going to build a backup powerplant because their subway was down for a few days.

Are you starting to see the parallels?
 
2014-01-31 05:11:18 PM  

Chariset: I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest.  It's not funny to kick people while they're down.


... in 2" of snow.
 
2014-01-31 05:38:27 PM  
Say what you want, but every summer there's news coverage about northern cities going into a panic and dropping over dead when the temp gets above 85-90, or as we here in Texas call it, a pleasant spring day.
 
2014-01-31 05:46:46 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Say what you want, but every summer there's news coverage about northern cities going into a panic and dropping over dead when the temp gets above 85-90, or as we here in Texas call it, a pleasant spring day.


And that's how it goes. We're all ill-prepared for once in a decade turn of events. And in spite of the mocking, when the North has its out of context meteorological events, we'll send our trucks right back up to assist any way we can.
 
2014-01-31 06:17:13 PM  

blacknite: NO WHAMMIES!


1.bp.blogspot.com

Sorry. Your two inches of luck have failed you. Please enjoy these parting gifts.
 
2014-01-31 06:46:34 PM  
To the people going on about, "But... ice!" well, too bad. It's poor driving here, plain and simple.

I was in Indianapolis a couple of years ago and we got an ice storm. As in, ice rained down for hours. Everything, everything was covered in 1/2" to 3/4" think of ice. And I had to drive to work that night. I didn't see a single person spin out, crashed, or otherwise screw up in my hour plus drive to work. We took the roads slow and made it out ok.

The first pic is of the windshield of the ex's car. You can see the 1/2" thick slab of ice. Second is a chunk that I chipped off of my car, close to 3/4" thick. Last pic is of the trees as I came home that morning.

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2014-01-31 09:28:32 PM  
Shadow Blasko
2014-01-31 04:15:16 PM


Easy Reader: No, I'm not farking stupid. Why didn't the subways have backup generators for times like that, dumbass?

A backup generator for a subway is called a power plant.

Do you have any concept of the amount of energy used just keeping the tunnels dry? No? I didn't think so.

99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of what happened in ATL (on the roads at least) was idiot drivers who were unaware of the changing conditions (own fault) going too fast for conditions (own fault) and the "new breed" of super-trucker semi-drivers who think that their trucks are magical chariots that will carry them through anything.


You of course can provide facts to back up your argument right?

Because it smells like something you pulled out of your ass.
 
2014-01-31 09:31:57 PM  
Shadow Blasko

They deserve sympathy, and enough mockery to make sure they learn from an idiot mistake.
I have the same opinion of obamabots. Laugh at the farkers for their idiotic mistake.


So were you laughing at all the brown people in LA after Katrina?
 
2014-01-31 10:05:17 PM  

Chariset: I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest.  It's not funny to kick people while they're down.



Hell, that's when it's funniest!

CtrlAltDestroy: To the people going on about, "But... ice!" well, too bad. It's poor driving here, plain and simple.

I was in Indianapolis a couple of years ago and we got an ice storm. As in, ice rained down for hours. Everything, everything was covered in 1/2" to 3/4" think of ice. And I had to drive to work that night. I didn't see a single person spin out, crashed, or otherwise screw up in my hour plus drive to work. We took the roads slow and made it out ok.

The first pic is of the windshield of the ex's car. You can see the 1/2" thick slab of ice. Second is a chunk that I chipped off of my car, close to 3/4" thick. Last pic is of the trees as I came home that morning.

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Oh hell yeah, ice storms are a biatch. Two inches of snow isn't really that big of a deal... but 1/4"-1/2" of slick ice covering every surface outside is a whole other story.
 
2014-01-31 10:08:52 PM  
Sister lives in that area, left work at 2PM, and got home at 2AM.

12 hours to go 9 miles.

Brother in law left at 2PM and got home at 10:30AM. He had to go roughly 20 miles.
 
2014-01-31 11:55:24 PM  
"Your city doesn't have the equipment to handle situations that are extremely rare in your area? HAHA you personally are so STUPID!! The whole area is nothing but stupid!!"
 
2014-02-01 01:03:25 AM  
I scoffed too. I am from around Tahoe, and lived in New England. Difference is, the salt and sand is out in short order in those places. We went out Thursday in the 4x4 and the roads outside our subdivision were a sheet of ice, with cars in ditches. We pulled our neighbor out and were nearly wiped out by an idiot driving like it was a normal day before he ended up in a ditch too. I am more afraid of clueless drivers here than anything the weather can throw our way.

/Half hour south of ATL.
//The dogs had a blast.
 
2014-02-01 01:03:43 AM  
There's a "waaaah, don't pick on me for not being prepared for rare weather" and "socialism/Obamacare/food stamps is the devil" contrast to be made, I'm sure of it, but it's too late in the evening now.

In the end I just sure wish the south would stfu.
 
2014-02-01 01:55:40 AM  

quo vadimus: There's a "waaaah, don't pick on me for not being prepared for rare weather" and "socialism/Obamacare/food stamps is the devil" contrast to be made, I'm sure of it, but it's too late in the evening now.

In the end I just sure wish the south would stfu.


Don't let the fact that Atlanta is an overwhelmingly liberal city poke any holes in your preconceived notions.  That might make it harder for you to feel superior.
 
2014-02-01 03:14:09 AM  
I know two inch jokes.  I am an expert on 2 inch jokes.

Those were mediocre.
 
2014-02-01 03:42:54 AM  

freetomato: I scoffed too. I am from around Tahoe, and lived in New England. Difference is, the salt and sand is out in short order in those places. We went out Thursday in the 4x4 and the roads outside our subdivision were a sheet of ice, with cars in ditches. We pulled our neighbor out and were nearly wiped out by an idiot driving like it was a normal day before he ended up in a ditch too. I am more afraid of clueless drivers here than anything the weather can throw our way.

/Half hour south of ATL.
//The dogs had a blast.


My mom used to decide that we got snow days even if only an inch was going to accumulate.  That was in alpharetta. The folks down there just don't know how to handle it.  I'm not talking plows, I'm talking driving slow, slowing down even more if you plan on turning, stopping early, and just plain not leaving the house.

Of course it takes a lot more snow up in michigan to have that affect, but I still mock those morans who simply MUST leave the house without good reason on the worst days.  Going to work? Sure.  Driving up to the bar? fark off.
 
2014-02-01 09:21:53 AM  

Easy Reader: ReapTheChaos: Say what you want, but every summer there's news coverage about northern cities going into a panic and dropping over dead when the temp gets above 85-90, or as we here in Texas call it, a pleasant spring day.

And that's how it goes. We're all ill-prepared for once in a decade turn of events. And in spite of the mocking, when the North has its out of context meteorological events, we'll send our trucks right back up to assist any way we can.


I didn't realize 2011 was in the last decade.
 
2014-02-01 12:19:31 PM  

dillenger69: Chariset: I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest.  It's not funny to kick people while they're down.

Yes it is. Especially when it's the south.


Thhis.
 
2014-02-01 08:17:36 PM  

Smackledorfer: Chariset: I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest.  It's not funny to kick people while they're down.
I lived near atlanta.  Everyone with a brain knows you stay inside for even an inch of snow. These folks were not blindsided by it.
I don't laugh at the stupid individuals who got themselves in the situation, and the majority of Stewart's commentary was on the sheer ridiculousness of the State's response: claiming they didn't see it coming, ignoring the warnings, having no plan for it, and then as it was occurring continuing to ignore it.
I'm no 'they bought their ticket, they knew what they were getting into, I say let em crash', but at a certain point you deserve the lack of respect you are getting. Don't let them crash, but certainly mock the hell out of them and point out just how freaking bad their decisions were so maybe it is less likely to be done again.


That was how I took it. The video was way more an attack on the Gov not stepping up to the plate when the warning signs were well known. These is also a little humor in people doing stupid things and having it blow up in their faces. YouTube is filled with FAIL videos to prove that point. I understand snow is rare down there. But dealing with snow and winter driving is well documented. They don't have to figure out what to do, merely look it up. Again, I blame the Gov for not properly preparing the people.

Besides, of all the cities in the South, Atlanta must have one of the highest populations of transplanted Northerners. There should be plenty of winter driving skilled people available.

But I can't figure out why people were stuck on the roads for so long? 2" isn't that much. Well within the limits of modern all-season radial tires.
 
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