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December 28, 2010

Incompetent Snowman: Bloomberg's Alleged Competence Takes Major Hit As NYC Remains Buried Under Snow

Huge post by Allah on the huge snowfall. Bloomberg's unearned reputation as Mr. Capable is taking a big hit as his block in Manhattan is clear but the outer boroughs are strangely still snowbound. Hmmm. Guess it just worked out that way.

How bad was it? This bad.

Daily News writer Erin Durkin was stuck on the A train between the Aqueduct and Rockaway Boulevard stations (above ground, at least) for seven hours on Sunday after the conductor announced, "This train is completely dead." The 500 passengers went without food, water, bathrooms, and heat. The passengers tried to stay calm and not go crazy and eat one another, but it became difficult: "Spirits rose when they announced a rescue train was coming to fetch us — but sunk again at the news: 'The rescue train is stuck,'" Durkin writes. Conductors reportedly "pleaded for help, but no one came." One passenger banged on the windows and screamed, "I want to go home!"

No bathrooms? Oh boy. Seven hours is a long, long time with no bathroom. I'm guessing that nature won out over manners.

If this sticks to Bloomy, this video will become the metaphor that plays with his picture when people talk about an independent presidential run.

I'm not sure what the right mechanical solution was here, but I'm pretty sure it would have included "stop moving" and "develop a new plan" and "call for an additional vehicle."

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