State of Denial

State of Denial

While the premature, cautionary muscle flexing the past two days has been amusing, hopefully the south is prepared for the very real emergency manifesting.

January 29th, 2014, the Governor of the State of Georgia,  with city and school officials alike, ignored early warning from the National Weather Service with disastrous consequences.  After the event it took days to at least admit any response could have been better.  Two weeks later, with another dangerous weather system on the horizon and eager to demonstrate a lesson learned, Atlanta battened down as if General Sherman were arriving at an unknown hour.  A full 36 hours in advance of bad weather, February 10th, 2014, school and work was cancelled far too early.

Presumably this was a preemptive move,  not to be caught by surprise again.  Only no one had ever been caught by surprise.  Then it cost an extra day cleaning up the mess of cars strung along the interstate in the aftermath.  This time Georgia stubbornly shut down the unnecessary day in advance.  This evening officials are on the news congratulating themselves for a job well done.  Of course, no ice or snow or even freezing temps have yet transpired,  nor  is it due for another 12 hours.  It is still too soon to treat roads.  It’s maddening.  What should I  expect from a state that still electing  from good ‘ole boy networks, where candidates running on a platform of creationism are taken seriously.


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