Would the Last Person Out of New York City Please Turn Off Mayor Bloomberg's Light. Thank You.

I presume Mayor Bloomberg is reading from Ray Nagin's "Katrina" playbook? At least Rockaway Beach and lower Manhattan aren't also below sea level!

Posted by Alexander at August 27, 2011 2:19 PM

Yeah, Bloomers is an arrogant idiot but he does care about the really important things, like how many trans-fats everyone eats.

Posted by Buck Floomberg at August 27, 2011 3:06 PM

Will there be photos of NY school buses under water?

Posted by Donald Sensing at August 27, 2011 3:07 PM

Depend on public transportation and you are pretty much out of luck for any "emergency." On 9/11, DC shutdown all the commuter trains running out of DC. Metro still ran so if you needed to go from Silver Spring to Rockville, you could travel underground past the two primary targets in all the world but God forbid, a choo train leave Union Station headed north, away from the targets. I always assumed they dusted off the WWII attack on Washington plan which halted all trains to avoid having the tracks blocked but the Metro wasn't on those plans so they let it run.

Did they shut down the DC Metro this time, in 2003 they pulled all the trains underground for a small storm passing by stranding people like you describe for NYC.

Posted by JKB at August 27, 2011 3:45 PM

You all don't understand. Bloomberg did not order those in low lying areas to evacuate the city. He ordered an evacuation of the low lying areas. In many cases this is a couple of blocks. Cabs were still around at 5pm, the deadline for evacuation.

Posted by umbrelladoc at August 27, 2011 5:08 PM

Did you see the old newspaper headling. "Stocks Skid. Down Down 12". Down 12 is a skid? Wow, it just goes to show that inflation has hit stock market prices over the years.

Posted by CBDenver at August 27, 2011 5:11 PM

They better leave. They we be inspected to make sure they don't have salt or transfats in their bags. If caught they we be subjected to watch Bloom(bed)bug's speeches forever.

Posted by PTL at August 27, 2011 9:20 PM

Our ruling elite really are that stupid and clueless.

Posted by Robohobo at August 27, 2011 9:25 PM

"Our ruling elite really are that stupid and clueless" Or perhaps they just treat the people as wimps and pussies too afraid to protect themselves and in need of the elites superior knowledge and talent to make sure they all live secure from a little rain.

Posted by St. Thor at August 28, 2011 9:40 AM

You are right. It was incredibly stupid of Bloomberg to order a manditory evacuation, and then shut down the transit system, the only way most people could possibly comply with the order. If he had ordered a transit shutdown 24 hrs after the evacuate order, it would have made some sense, since everybody would have had a full day to comply, but ordering an evacuation, and closing transit within a few hours, incredibly stupid. Guliani was a pretty good mayor, but this guy is incredibly stupid, first the snow, then this.

Posted by richard40 at August 29, 2011 3:59 PM