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I'm always on the lookout to connect with like-minded people, learn new things and debate the issues. I enjoy indoor gardening, traveling, going to the theater, reading and cooking. My great grandmother instilled in me a love for democratic politics. She lived through the great depression and talked about how essential FDR was in rescuing our country from the brink. My pronouns are he and his; I use they, them and their in posts when I refer to others when I do not know their gender.

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Photos: Thousands stranded in 20-hour commute as minor snowstorm hits Atlanta

Behold the fruits of a state being managed by a republican super-majority.

And the sad thing is, the same people complaining about being caught in traffic will elect the same bunch of morons next time around. Because, freedom, or something.

We even have our own "Heck of a job" Brownie, by way of Georgia's Emergency Management Agency. He didn't activate GEMA until after 4:00, when school buses full of children were already stuck on the freeways. On the local media here are unending press conferences with the governor, mayor of Atlanta, someone called "the colonel" and GEMA director. When they're not blaming one another, they are talking about "everything they've learned" from their rarefied perches above the people.

We have been through this before -- three years ago. So it's not like it's something that's never happened to Atlanta.

Photos: Thousands stranded in 20-hour commute as minor snowstorm hits Atlanta
Commuters spent the night on the freeway

A winter storm (or, as northerners might refer to it, a “storm”) has all but shut down Atlanta, where the interstates were entirely unprepared for the two inches of snow that fell on Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Some, having left work and school last evening, are still on their way home as the commute creeps past hour 20.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who late Tuesday night declared a state of emergency, said early Wednesday that the National Guard is sending military Humvees out to Atlanta’s freeways to get food and water to people, while State Patrol troopers are checking on students who had to spend the night at school. The local police force, meanwhile, is overwhelmed...


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