01/29/2014 by syrbal-labrys
Ok, I watch the news and weather every day. And Monday, I watched warnings of extreme winter weather for the Southern United States — Georgia, Alabama and such. And I said to myself, “If I lived there, I’d bloody stay home!”
So, tonight, watching the news to see schools and freeways locked in by ice, people miserably trapped on roads and in cities? I am terribly confused. Is this an example of the common “Oh, I don’t watch news, it’s depressing,” attitude? Or do they simply disbelieve? And of course, in Atlanta in particular, people are pissed off at their local government. Why? Do they take NO personal responsibility for their choices? There were complaints about kids in cars being cold — so, seeing a weather report that says cold and snow is coming, parents cannot make a decision? To pile on sweaters and put a couple blankets in the car?
Seriously, people? You all scream about a “nanny state” and at the first lick of trouble you blame the GOVERNMENT for being stuck on icy roads? I mean, parents CAN make a choice, for instance, to NOT send the kids to school if severe weather is in the forecast. I’ve done the same myself. And yes, I am a damned Yankee. But I have lived in the south and whatever I thought of it then? I didn’t think the people there were completely devoid of common sense!