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de Blasio Surrenders To Snow Which Is "Falling Faster Than Workers Can Plow It"

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Say what you will about Mike "sugary drinks are illegal" Bloomberg, but at least the trains ran on time. And so did the snowplow. Sadly for his replacement, the same can not be said as was revealed following just one of the first modest snow storms in Bill de Blasio's career as mayor. In his own words (via AP): "Mayor Bill de Blasio says the snow has been falling faster than New York City workers can plow it." So New York gets 8 inches of snow and suddenly it is a snow panic? What happens in case of a blizzard: de Blasio request assistance from the Soc Intern, or perhaps the only solution is to tax the "wealthy" an arbitrary, but "fair", amount more?

From the AP:

De Blasio said Monday that the storm's arrival time — the morning rush hour — also hampered the plowing operation.

 

The city has been using 450 salt spreaders along with the 1,500 plows.

Perhaps if the snow cleaners didn't take 2 hour brunch breaks, and stop for work ever 5 minutes, the city that never sleeps wouldn't become the city that always needs an excuse. Or maybe that assessment is too "unfair"?

 

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Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:02 | 4397968 TideFighter
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Today, the market was falling faster than the PPT could plow it. 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:05 | 4397981 J S Bach
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Funny... they were able to plow the snow out of Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment pretty fast.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:06 | 4397985 GoldRulesPaperDrools
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Good one! :) I'll bet it didn't end up in the evidence locker, either. ;)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:14 | 4398033 J S Bach
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They tried salting it, but it turned into some weird form of freebase.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:16 | 4398043 knukles
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See!
An asshole Progressive is in Office 15 minutes and Nothing the Fuck Works.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:20 | 4398065 IridiumRebel
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Pretty much. Looks like those firemen are on the ball. I guess standing looking stupid is a job pre-requisite. 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:32 | 4398122 Pure Evil
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Youse guys are being way to hard on "The Beave".

You need to give the poor boy more time to turn NYC back into the murder capital of the world.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:42 | 4398172 Big Corked Boots
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Carlos Danger is so hot.

If he had been elected all he would have to do is show the flakes his salami and they would turn into rain and wash away the filth of the city.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:48 | 4398211 Harbanger
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Many west locust libs, boston trust fund babies and euros now inhabit NYC.  Not long before this progressive mayor makes Dinkins look like a free market conservative. 

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:26 | 4400120 Kobe Beef
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It's not crime! It's cultural enrichment.

s/

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:47 | 4398205 nmewn
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Now see, this is the problem.

These NYC employees drive like crap, then retire down here, crash through hair salon store fronts, then stand around like its completely normal.

(muttering obscenities)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:52 | 4398237 knukles
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classic

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:27 | 4398379 Al Gorerhythm
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"An asshole Progressive is in Office 15 minutes and Nothing the Fuck Works."

Don't be so choosy.
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:53 | 4398468 VD
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all u Bloomberg basherz r gonna miss him sorely when Deblazeeyyo's ineptitude is fully shown for what it is and plus he's absolutely in-fukn-sane!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 00:26 | 4398947 Harbanger
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That line has been crossed forever.  Certain peeps will miss those who once defended them.  Think about this deeply.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 07:37 | 4399497 negative rates
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Brass monkey, that funky junkie. Brass funky monkey junkie.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:13 | 4398008 Snoopy the Economist
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Not exactly. If you looked at the TNX (10yr treasury) then you would see it dropped 2.5% today - this means the PPT spent most of their money pushing the TNX down and probably some of their time supplying support for the stock market. The TNX down means we can get ready for another decent rally.

When the TNX breaks above 3% then all hell will break loose.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:16 | 4398344 pods
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Did ya ever think that maybe all that money that was leaving the S&P just might be heading to treasuries?

Just a thought from a non economics guy.

pods

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 05:44 | 4399430 Snoopy the Economist
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Sure some - but it doesn't acount for a 2.5% move. It's a known fact that the fed does not want the TNX to break 3%. They are playing a delicate manipulation game.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:10 | 4398011 aVileRat
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What's funny is the Private contractor snowplough's are still working fine up-state. In Canada where snowfall is about twice the NYC level, the roads are still being cleaned like clockwork.

I suspect there is some sort of overtime clause the new Mayor does not want to trigger, and as such a few NYC glare ice accidents are acceptable loss. I doubt the media will make a big deal out of this, what with Mr. Christie owning the whole 'road-scandal' story arc.

 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:35 | 4398137 i_call_you_my_base
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Mostly people who live in nyc don't drive. Public transportation is a bigger concern.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:52 | 4398238 thecoloredsky
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"Mr Belvedere, cancel my limo ride home. I'll take the chopper to my house in the Hamptons so I don't get snow on my oxfords."

-Goldman Sachs lackey

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:55 | 4398254 Irene
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We might not drive much, but we do walk.  I just came in - streets are a friggin' mess.  And we've got two more snow days coming this week.  *sigh*

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:39 | 4398163 Pure Evil
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Left-wing marxists with lesbian wifes and bi-racial children are always given a pass. Hell, he would have hit the trifecta if he had been a transgendered man.

While right-wing marxists, no matter what, are always skewered over an open pit and roasted by the mainstream media.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:54 | 4398244 Long Duck Dong
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He could still claim a disability and hit the trifecta that way.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:19 | 4398347 pods
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If they would have roasted Krispie over an open pit it would be rain falling in NYC now.

And ya can't put out a grease fire with water either!

pods

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:01 | 4398279 Stuck on Zero
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Solution:  Declare the city a disaster area and wait for dollars to rain down from the Federal Government.

 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:05 | 4397969 Pool Shark
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Don't drop that Groundhog!!!

[I personally suspect Christie's aides are somehow behind this...]

 

 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:21 | 4398060 knukles
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That's right, distract the peasants!

Next we'll have a DiBozolio aide caught sending selfies trying to tongue punch the Groundhog's fart box ...

In the words of the immortal Hunter S. Thompson, "It's just not weird enough yet."

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:39 | 4398168 Pure Evil
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My only question for Mr. Thompson is, exactly when do we hit the apex of weird enough yet?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:52 | 4398225 knukles
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I'll bet you if Hunter was here today and had a single moment of clarity he'd kill himself all over again.

We're well past the just not enough, yet

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 07:38 | 4399501 negative rates
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Birds of the same feather, flock together.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:04 | 4397970 Platinum
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Climate change tax to fund ObamaPlow.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:05 | 4397982 GoldRulesPaperDrools
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Dude, don't give them any ideas!!! ;)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:09 | 4397993 The Gooch
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HOMELANDFEMA PLOW.

"State of emergency"

(progress!)


 

 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:52 | 4398224 Bastiat
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Tanks with plows!  Now!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:04 | 4398287 The Gooch
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Turrets for the children!

And salt!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:04 | 4397980 JohnG
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We'll send some snowplows up from Atlanta!  :)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:44 | 4398186 Mike in GA
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Yessir...we sure don't need 'em again for another 4-6 years!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:26 | 4398592 TexasAggie
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Aren't they just like new, hardly used.

 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:07 | 4397984 ifishivote
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Just more overtime for the unions at the expense of the tax payer

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:06 | 4397988 Stoploss
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LOL!!!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:07 | 4397995 nmewn
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The snows falling! The Dow's crashing!

DO-NOT-PANIC-NEW YORKERS!!!

(de Blasio's got this...lol)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:23 | 4398071 knukles
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              he's got it?  did you get the rash from him, too?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:33 | 4398124 nmewn
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Its fine if you cut it with naloxone ;-)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:29 | 4398102 Stoploss
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The facist killing Les Paul should have a pair of these ready to go should the Duncan's go toneless.

http://wildepickups.com/Wilde_Bill_s_Twin_Blades.html

These are the real deal, from Bill's site.

Enjoy.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:10 | 4398003 cynicalskeptic
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It's been a pretty heavy, steady snow.  Not easy to keep roads clear.   just saying......

 

 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:13 | 4398028 ShrNfr
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Cry me a river, like NYC never gets heavy steady snow. I grew up in Bergen County.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:16 | 4398039 fonzannoon
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your comment mixed with your screen name = irony

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:22 | 4398067 SilverIsKing
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I don't get the irony but then I can't understand his handle either.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:23 | 4398082 nmewn
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So the heady promises of yet another benevolent NYC dictator really weren't all they were cracked up to be?

Ok, I retract my last, everyone panic! ;-)

"De Blasio said the city has made several changes since the Jan. 21 snow storm, where he acknowledged the plowing operation was botched in some neighborhoods.

“We felt very good about the response to the first snow storm on Jan. 2. And then the response to the last storm obviously left something to be desired. So we did a review of our efforts and we’ve come up with some initial changes that we actually were able to implement right away to improve snow clearing operations,” he said."

Yaaaaeeeee!

"Among the changes, the city made an early call to cancel trash pickup - allowing them to have salt spreaders pre-positioned as of midnight Monday, before snow started falling."

Wait, wut?

"The Sanitation Department was also given access to NYPD cameras to monitor conditions on the ground."

Look George, its really comin down ova deah on tirdy tird & tird.

"The MTA also made sure that all the articulated buses put on the road Monday morning had chains on their tires to prevent buses from getting stuck."

Now there's quality, thinking outside the box central planning right there...lol.

"De Blasio also said that unlike the last storm, where some traffic agents had to be pulled from their posts because poor visibility put them in “real danger,” this time they were expected to stay on the street."

I don't know WTF a "traffic agent" is but apparently they carry shovels ;-)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:40 | 4398171 Hulk
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Was this the first winter that snow fell on NYC or sumting ???

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:51 | 4398223 nmewn
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Sure sounds like it.

Its like a Di Blasio Vortex or sumpin...lol.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:48 | 4398671 Oh regional Indian
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Snow @ Dirty Turd and Turd did you say NM?

That was a good one...

New Yawk.....I have a record of gettinig ticketed or towed every time I drove in there. If it wasn't the monday here, tuesday there thing, it was one inch over the line baby, one inch over the line...

Very strange city...

ori

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:02 | 4398277 NotApplicable
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What is this "winter" of which you speak?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:13 | 4398021 Surging Chaos
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I raise your global warming with a Fukushima.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:13 | 4398022 ShrNfr
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Hey, dems snowsfrakes is unionized. Yuz cantz get rids of dem dat easily.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:14 | 4398026 IridiumRebel
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Lazy fucks. The city services have plummeted in quality. The infrastructure is shitty. The whole place has way too many people there. You get what you get. Good news is that for those shitastic services, you get the highest rent in North America. Totally worth it. Keep telling yourselves that. 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:23 | 4398070 akak
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But, but, but .... Broadway shows!

 

(Frankly, I find the particularly pernicious statist politics of big cities like New York, and the mindless antheaps of humanity who support them, vastly more entertaining, myself.)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:26 | 4398091 knukles
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As a prior resident and commuter in and out via GCT for about 12 years, all I can say is Fuck NYC.  They voted shitheads like that in charge, want the Big Top Show of Social Services and this is the Result.
Nothing the Fuck Works.

Redistribute nothing because that's all's left.

Assholes.

To quote one of my best buds from Austin:

"May they freeze to death in the dark"

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:14 | 4398326 Pareto
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+100 Knukles for "Nothing the Fuck Works!"

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:19 | 4398048 noob
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It's fake... /s

Sno-FX Fake Snow, Invented In North Van, Now Patented
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/08/sno-fx-patented_n_4242578.html

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:18 | 4398050 Theos
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Im 20 miles north and my streets are clear since 4...?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:20 | 4398054 Freedumb
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From someone who was born and raised in, as well as currently lives in New York, that's a load of crap that under Bloomberg the snowplows "ran on time". Bloomberg got Park Ave. plowed while the outer boroughs were buried, for WEEKS in some areas, during the 2010-11 storms. I had to walk to the store in ski pants + knee high gaiters through more than waist deep snow in the middle of major two-way streets to pick up groceries on behalf of my elderly senior citizen parents, something like 5 days after the storm was over, when streets were STILL unplowed and Bloomberg's ugly mug was on TV telling us all to "go see Broadway shows" and how the city was "open for business".

It seems non-New Yorkers have this love affair with these shitbag mayors we constantly get here like Giuliani and Bloomberg. I rarely agree with Al Sharpton, but he said it best regarding Giuliani and 9/11:

"We elected you mayor, not Messiah," Sharpton said at his Harlem headquarters during a rally attended by Ferrer.

"You didn't bring us together, our pain brought us together and our decency brought us together," Sharpton said.

He added, "We would have come together if Bozo [the clown] was the mayor."

 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:27 | 4398093 Freedumb
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And I will add that my street is currently nicely plowed, in Brooklyn, WAY more quickly than we had grown to expect from Bloomberg. Good riddance to you, douchebag. You turned this city into a boring generic shithole full of chain stores and chain restaurants.

And crime was already on a sharp downtrend before Giuliani took office, don't even get me started by trying to claim that he was our hero and savior in terms of eliminating crime and making the city safe.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:50 | 4398218 Mike in GA
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Glad to hear you love your communist mayor.  You voted for him, you got him.  History will soon be the judge.  Meantime, he'll have the NYT on his side since they will never tell the whole truth on one of their own.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:55 | 4398251 Freedumb
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I didn't actually vote for him, and never said I loved him. My post focuses on people giving undeserved credit to Bloomberg. If your impression of Bloomberg is based on anything but living in New York City, it is a distorted view that you've formed based on what the media has fed you.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:52 | 4398239 Pure Evil
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Wow, I'd hate to see you go off on Obozo the Clown and his sidekick The Wookie.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:27 | 4398545 CaptainSpaulding
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I saw countless snow plows going up and down RT. 27a about 6 times here on lovely Long island all day long . No issues. Speaking of Brooklyn, I was in there New years eve and it is still as beautiful as i remembered it , Only better.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 23:21 | 4398760 Freedumb
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So who or what gets the credit for it now being better?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:26 | 4398097 knukles
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Betcha Sharpton won't say that about Obozo

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:53 | 4398232 Freedumb
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Looks like I've upset the Park Ave. glitterati and the Ohio transplants who decided to take over my home town and make it suck every bit as much as an oversized and overpriced Cleveland by attacking Lord Bloomberg!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:41 | 4398423 Loanman26
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Bozo came from Chicago where there is no such snow removal problems.

Mayor Bilandic

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:59 | 4398494 luckylogger
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Toughen' up buttercup.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:38 | 4398637 Freedumb
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I'm not the one whining about losing dear leader Bloomberg or whining about snow removal. It's shocking that even Zerohedge is turning toward this sort of shit flinging Democrat vs. Republican paradigm. Because you disagree with one guy doesn't mean you agree with the other. I'm not a communist, I don't support Obama's or Al Sharpton's politics, I'm just telling some clearly misinformed people that Bloomberg was not some fucking modern Julius Caesar.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:46 | 4398656 wisehiney
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Cocksucker bloomberg is a commie too.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 02:51 | 4399278 Freedumb
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And the trains sure didn't fucking run on time. Whoever participated in writing this either for the AP or whoever reposted it here with commentary, clearly has never lived in New York or is being dishonest with us. The trains NEVER run on time, NEVER have and probably NEVER will.

Very few people have any clue what sort of urban decay issues there are here. The subway system is like 100+ years old. They've been building a third water tunnel from the Catskills since the fucking 60s, and hopefully it will be finished soon so they can shut the other tunnels down for maintenance in basically the first time in nearly a century. We have two water tunnels bringing the city water from over 100 miles away, one built in the 1910s and one built in the 1930s. Doesn't matter what god damn mayor you elect, this city is fucked and probably always will be.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:21 | 4398057 akak
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More inspiring news from the Big Crapple.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:20 | 4398064 Clowns on Acid
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Every time one sees a bunch of NYC "workers" doing a job on the streets, at least 2 are always breastfeeding shovels. 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 23:37 | 4398801 Gilligan's isle
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"breastfeeding shovels"  

Priceless image.  May I please be the tool for DOROTHY DANDRIDGE.


Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:24 | 4398077 Gringo Viejo
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Fuck That Communist and the cretins that voted for him.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:24 | 4398086 Seasmoke
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Damn Goodell is a lucky motherfucker this didn't come in 12 hours earlier !!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:40 | 4398167 Droel
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The snow might have made the game interesting and watchable. Goodell would have been lucky to have it earlier. Now we might have to put up with another sb in the north.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:25 | 4398090 surf0766
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A new progessive SNOW tax should be implemented across the NYC area to fix it.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:27 | 4398098 Theos
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Hey ZH - Why not talk about the central planning disaster that was superbowl mass transit? People were waiting at the PATH station for 3 hours, loading one at time into single trains where 4 platforms are present. 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:27 | 4398101 Heroic Couplet
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Let's revisit Hank Paulson and Members of Congress passing TARP or quote there will be tanks in the streets unquote.

 

As long as there are tanks on the streets where the banks are, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, CitiBank, etc., I'm fine with having tanks in the streets. I am not fine with bailing out the TBTF.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:36 | 4398147 q99x2
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I'm in NYC and the snow is no problem. It stopped long ago.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:45 | 4398194 disabledvet
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very cold winter..but it's been very a dry one too.

I do remember the "snopacalypse" though.
That was in Maryland.
Been living in snow all my life and i'd never seen snow like that before.

If the weather stays cold but the gulf stream warm (supposedly in the 80's in Florida today) you really could get a major snow event

This one doesn't seem so bad.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:45 | 4398198 conspicio
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Putin will assist Comrade de Blasio to ensure he fully understands government does not put up with the people's shit. Comrade de Blasio will learn to make no excuses.

Snowplows will sit idle until whining stops. Da?

 

Fucking you bet Da!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:08 | 4398303 trailerparkblues
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If W was still commandeer-er in chief - he would tell the New Yorkers to go out and buy a snow shovel..........

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:07 | 4398305 linrom
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or perhaps the only solution is to tax the "wealthy" an arbitrary, but "fair", amount more?

 

No, the solution is get the wealthy to shovel the snow themselves!

 

Someone please get an editor at ZH, the stuff here is looking more and more as some political rhetoric written by juveniles.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:11 | 4398313 Shathawk
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Is Zero Hedge becoming a Murdock media co-opted echo chamber?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:40 | 4398642 wisehiney
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You had better go find some skin thickener. The truth is gonna be coming hot and heavy at you from now on.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:15 | 4398331 Bitchin Bear
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We'll send him some of our super-duper high efficiency plows from Jawga!  We probably won't need them for a few more years and by then we will have different politicos to screw it up all over again.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:16 | 4398342 Reaper
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Way back in the 60's, Mayor Lindsey sold many of the city's snowplows, because it hadn't snowed in then recent earlier years and thus would never be needed. Then came the blizzard and there were too few plows left to plow and the city came to a halt. DiBlasio, like Lindsey, is a mayor with great central plans and limited mental capacity. Will he sell some of the NYC plows, this summer, due to global warming? How many real blizzards like that one that destroyed Lindsey are in the DiBlasio Central Plan?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:20 | 4398353 yochananmichael
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ill take Bloomberg over Kaiser Warren Wilhelm II any day.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:25 | 4398365 viator
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Vlad knows snow, maybe De Blasio should give him call.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:30 | 4398390 mendolover
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All these light weights down here need to go to Vermont and learn how the fuck to plow a road the right way.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:19 | 4398572 djsmps
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I moved to Lebanon, NH 20 yearsa ago, and in the first week, we had 23 inches of snow. I live in the Midwest now, where it snows every winter. Everything is closing down in advance.

Maybe they will issue a nationwide SHELTER IN PLACE.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:38 | 4398411 Bunga Bunga
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Need a stock market closure? Got snow? No problem, we can fix that.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:58 | 4398482 djsmps
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I'm in the Midwest, where it snows every winter. And people are freaking out about a snow storm tonight. It snows here every year. Every year.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:22 | 4398583 Professorlocknload
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Why is the Civil Service Welfare Recipient plowing down there in the ditch?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 23:22 | 4398767 deerhunter
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my god we have raised a wimpy nation.  I saw a woman pick up a middle school age girl and while waiting for a crossing guard I saw the woman drive four houses down from the school and pull in the garage.  She picked up her kid to drive her less than one block.  It was snowing a little and a bit windy.  I pruned fruit trees in the winter on Saturdays while in high school.  I loved it. mid December through mid February every Saturday.  Apple, peach, pear and plum trees.  Brought the shotgun to kick some brush piles for rabbits and maybe wander through the swamp before dark as well.  Early seventies and could make 30 bucks in a day.  What a way to grow up.  I don't think most people have a clue what it takes to get meat, milk or produce to their grocery stores.  Not a clue.  It is nothing but hard work and always at the whims of the weather.  It snows every winter.  We skate on ponds in the winter as I recall not in the summer so much.  That is from the cold.  Oh, and if you stay out playing hockey long enough you might get frozen toes or a bloody nose or lip and lose a tooth or two.  Such fun. America,   I miss you.  

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 01:40 | 4399132 Flakmeister
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Did I miss the Atlanta storm coverage here at the Hedge??? That was some hilarious shit but we all know that ice is the worst

It snowed hard here, ~1/2" to 1" per hour 12 hours starting at 4 AM, absolute worst time for traffic impact. Bloomberg got very lucky as a number of storm hit Friday or Saturday with modest impact...

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 09:52 | 4399739 orangedrinkandchips
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New York.....WHO FUCKING CARES IF THEY GET 1 SNOW FLAKE!

 

GET OVER IT....BFD nyc....

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:34 | 4399909 esum
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Libtards and NYC unions .... their specialty is THEFT not work. 

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:18 | 4400084 NoTTD
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Is de Blasio from Atlanta?

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