Thursday, January 20, 2005

Gripe Session about Yesterday

This is an online gripe session about assigning blame for yesterday's snow problems in Raleigh.

The abridged version...

  • The Yankees blame the Southerners, the Southerners are telling the Yankees to go home...
  • Everyone but a few people think the NCDOT did a lousy job...
  • There's some blame being cast on the meteorologists ?!?!
  • Mixed bag on Wake County Schools keeping kids over night, not cancelling school yesterday, not releasing little kids first, busing...


Bottom line, everyone's angry with someone...

As for myself, I hold two institutions responsible:

Wake County Gov't : county roads were awful. There was no treatment, no police presence, all around poor performance.

Wake County School Administrators: If you bus kids all over the gosh darn county, this is what happens. Let kids go to the schools closest to their house. If you insist on busing kids - two words - TIRE CHAINS. Put tire chains on the buses - if they tear up the roads, then maybe someone will realize it's time to invest in an extra salt spreader. Pickup the little kids first - why you let high school kids go and leave elementary kids at school until after dark when the roads freeze over is an exercise in monumental stupidity.

Kudos to Wake County teachers for doing a great job in the face of incompetent boobery on the part of their bosses. Kudos to the City of Raleigh - RPD, the City Engineer, the Street Superintendent, the Mayor...great work.

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