NBC weatherman Al Roker has come out stinging against newly elected NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio whom the iconic weatherman accused of neglecting certain parts of the city based on class lines. Implied in Roker’s delicious bellicose rant was the assertion that Blasio had purposefully neglected the usually platinum terrain of the Upper East side for ‘alternate burrows.’
The furore comes after accusations that Mayor Bill De Blasio has forsaken the well to do provinces of 5th avenue because residents purportedly failed to endorse the socialist bent new Mayor.
Payback tell critics has led to the Mayor ignoring the needs and demands of well to do residents who have had to deal with debris and unplowed streets after yesterday’s winter storm. Never mind the fact that there are just as many well to Republicans as Democrats in the gilded neighborhood that Blasio is said to have purposefully have overlooked.
In defending his tardiness to come to the timely calling of Upper East side residents, Mayor Bill De Blasio told the winter storm took his administration by surprise. Never mind weather channels had been trumpeting the vetting of another snow storm as early as last week.
Retorted a mean as hell Al Roker on the Today Show this morning: ‘They claimed it caught them off guard, that it came in early,’
‘No, no, no, it didn’t! They should have been watching us!’
You better werk it bixch!
Our preferred hero’s fury was promptly followed by televised scenes of people tumbling to the ground on snow and ice covered streets more than 24-hours after the snowstorm hit New York City.
Continuing on his delicious spectacle, Roker told that he feared that De Blasio, who has only been in office less than a month, had made a huge mistake by not being on top of his response to the storm.
Our hero then made an ominous reference to former New York Mayor John Lindsay, who had the mantle of dealing with a storm in February 1969 which left 14 people dead and 68 injured and had legions in the less heeled burrow of Queens crying foul for having to fend on their own.
‘Two Words Mr. Mayor….John Lindsay!’
Asked why Atlantic Avenue near his home neighborhood of Brooklyn was clear of snow and ice to the ground, but the Upper East Side was still under snow in some parts on Wednesday morning, de Blasio remained calm, insisting that his smug ass could handle any right wing media slog the establishment could throw at him.
Told De Blasio: ‘There is a rich history of people in leadership positions dealing with weather crisis,’
‘My attitude is to lead from the front and to be out leading from the front.’
Which is Bill’s way of telling you to suck it up.
Rushing to the fore to pounce on the perceived failure to look after the well to do constituency of the Upper East side, the nypost who has a noted hate/hate relationship with Blasio took to peddling disgruntled peons who could conveniently bash the Mayor.
Told one resident Barbara Tamerin to the ny trash: ‘I can’t believe de Blasio could do this. He is putting everyone in danger,’
‘What is he thinking? We’re supposed to get up to a foot of snow and nobody on the Upper East Side is supposed to blink an eye? I can barely get around and I’m on snow shoes! All of the buses are stuck and can’t go anywhere. He’s crazy. We need Mayor Bloomberg back!’
Reacted one Brooklyn resident to the fracas: ‘It’s good to see Brooklyn finally getting this attention and not Bloomberg’s neighborhood,’ said Amber Moran, 21.
‘I’m glad we’re getting this treatment . . . It’s about time!’
As an interesting aside Al Roker’s post as weatherman for NBC is up for contention as his $8 million a year deal comes to a close with the network at the end of the year and rumors have started percolating that the network may look to replace the gusher to save costs as viewers continue to turn away. Unless of course Al can bring the viewers back in droves…?
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