Chariset: I didn't find that particularly amusing, to be honest. It's not funny to kick people while they're down.
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?
Easy Reader: No, I'm not farking stupid. Why didn't the subways have backup generators for times like that, dumbass?
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.
blacknite: NO WHAMMIES!
Shadow Blasko2014-01-31 04:15:16 PMEasy 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.
Shadow BlaskoThey deserve sympathy, and enough mockery to make sure they learn from an idiot mistake.
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.[img.fark.net image 850x637][img.fark.net image 850x637][img.fark.net image 850x637]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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