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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SOCIALIST SALT TRUCKS? NEVER!



        I simply can't believe people in Atlanta are crying for Socialist salt trucks to show up and take care of their highways during this winter storm!

        I mean, isn't Georgia one of those "every man for himselfishness" red states?


 
("The moose out front shoulda told ya!")                                   
 
 
 

14 comments:

Nan said...

Guess they didn't learn anything after big storm of a few years ago. Can't recall now if it was 2010 or 2011 when the Interstate was shut down for multiple days due to a couple inches of ice on it. The trick is to salt before the snow starts falling, not after.

squatlo said...

Nah, REAL men pull themselves up by their snowboot straps and hitch up the horses to the truck when it gets stuck, like in those boner pill commercials. Salt is for Socialists who need Uncle Sugar to take care of everything for them!

(snark is my native tongue, forgive me...)

Melanie said...

Is it terrible that I have been laughing about this since last night when I first started hearing about it??

squatlo said...

Yes. Yes it is, Mel. You should be ashamed of yourself... finding humor in the misfortune of others. I'm ashamed of Myself, and you should be, too.

We should start up a salt drive for Atlanta, and organize relief trucks full of Peace Corp volunteers wearing Obama campaign shirts.

Melanie said...

Or not...

Ol'Buzzard said...

You would think that they wouldn't be so concerned. They are all just bidding their time here on earth until they can all go to Jesus.
the Ol'Buzzard

Don said...

Squat. The best of this to me is that they had adequate warning to STAY HOME!!!

OK, the other best to me is that Walmart sales will take a severe dip until this clears up.

Fuck Walmart!

J.O.B. said...

I'm with you Mel. I've been laughing my ass off. 2 1/2 inches? I think we got that before noon. LOLOLOLOLOL
LOSERS

squatlo said...

Okay, watching Atlanta miming out Paul Simon's "Slip Sliding Away" might be amusing, and it's easy to point and laugh... but ice was the problem before the snow landed on it.

Several years ago I was coming through Atlanta just after a sleet and ice storm hit on my way back from the Citrus Bowl (when Tennessee gut stomped the Meeshigan Wolverines, the Winningest Team in College Football) and until you've come to a complete stop on a slanted interstate designed for 75MPH traffic, you can't really judge how much of an angle those roads pitch. Every time I touched the gas on that Firebird, the ass end would slide down toward the median concrete or the truck in the next lane. Took HOURS, and you couldn't even change lanes to get off the mother fucking interstate. Sucked!

There are people who sat out there for over twenty hours yesterday, most without blankets or proper clothing for the elements.

Hell, I keep blankets, water, flashlights, etc in the trunk, just in case. Never know.

J.O.B. said...

" you can't really judge how much of an angle those roads pitch. Every time I touched the gas on that Firebird, the ass end would slide down toward the median concrete or the truck in the next lane. Took HOURS, and you couldn't even change lanes to get off the mother fucking interstate. Sucked!"

I can judge SQ. Because I deal with those conditions every three days. Windchill at -36 yesterday. So cry me a fucking river Georgia.

"There are people who sat out there for over twenty hours yesterday, most without blankets or proper clothing for the elements."

And maybe they'll take climate change a little more seriously! If you asked those motorists the name of my fair city, I'll bet 75% would say Shitcago. But at least we know how to drive on ice and deal with cold. Again, cry me a fucking river Georgia.

squatlo said...

Wait... what? A conservative (am I wrong, JOB?) is popping someone's cherry for denying climate change? Geez, have I gone down a rabbit hole into Bizarro World?

I don't know, man, driving on ice is for Zambonis, not cars and trucks. I hear a lot about how northerners have no problem dealing with the elements, but I'm constantly surrounded by idiots with Michigan and Ohio plates who CAN'T FUCKING DRIVE ON DRY GODDAM CONCRETE. Maybe the skill factor kicks in when shit's on the street. And only then.

And believe me, I won't get all weepy for Atlanta's failure to salt and brine the interstates ahead of a storm, but that city's a clusterfuck on a good day, much less in an ice storm.

I just had a tad bit of empathy for some folks I know who had relatives stuck on the interstate overnight and half of today.

Must be a Shitcago thing.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Only the Rich deserve to have there Streets plowed. Plowing for Poor is EVIL SOCIALISM!!!

And when Bill DeBlasio didn't personally plow the Rich Manhattanites Roads it was Kristallnacht 2!!!

J.O.B. said...

LOLOLOL. You're profiling me SQ. Just because I do not like Obama or his Presidency does not mean I'm a Conservative. To tell you the truth, just about the only thing that Conservatives and I have in common is the Obama factor. Of course, they usually have their own dumb reasons.

squatlo said...

JOB, I apologize for the slur, then! Can't think of a more disgusting thing to call someone than a conservative these days, so if the shoe doesn't fit, I retract the accusation.

Pedophiles are less repulsive, because they at least have a mental compunction that drives them to do horrible things. Conservatives do it out of spite.