Winter storm drops ice, closes school...

Winter storm drops ice, closes schools in Oklahoma

There are 93 comments on the KTUL story from Jan 20, 2011, titled Winter storm drops ice, closes schools in Oklahoma. In it, KTUL reports that:

A winter storm is moving across Oklahoma dropping frozen precipitation that has left roads slick and is blamed for at least one deadly crash.

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Liberal Reporter

Montgomery, AL

#1 Jan 20, 2011
The small amount of ice and snow in the Oklahoma City area was not enough to close schools down.

Oklahoma is teaching their kids to be wussies and look for excuses to not go to school, and work in the future.

Real men are not afraid of a little ice and snow and know how to deal with it.

Attendance should be an option let the weanies stay home and make up the time later and let the rest continue and get out earlier for their determination to continue on.
okisokiok

United States

#2 Jan 20, 2011
You're an idiot. In Oklahoma we love our children and cherish their lives.
Packing Heat

United States

#3 Jan 20, 2011
Liberal Reporter wrote:
The small amount of ice and snow in the Oklahoma City area was not enough to close schools down.
Oklahoma is teaching their kids to be wussies and look for excuses to not go to school, and work in the future.
Real men are not afraid of a little ice and snow and know how to deal with it.
Attendance should be an option let the weanies stay home and make up the time later and let the rest continue and get out earlier for their determination to continue on.


I know this is off topic but just curious if you work at the Advertiser? I lived in the Millbrook area for several years. I recall back in 86 or 87 they closed I-65 due to a snow that only lasted about an hour past sunrise.
Packing Heat

United States

#4 Jan 20, 2011
okisokiok wrote:
You're an idiot. In Oklahoma we love our children and cherish their lives.


I will say this for Alabamians they do a hell of a lot better at teaching their children manners like “yes sir and yes ma’am” something too many in Oklahoma do not do. I was born and raised here in Oklahoma so I am an Okie but have to say there is nothing like that good ol’southern hospitality.
Liberal Reporter

Montgomery, AL

#5 Jan 21, 2011
okisokiok wrote:
You're an idiot. In Oklahoma we love our children and cherish their lives.
You have just provided support for my opinion. You think your children are going to die because of a little ice and/or snow.

An idiot is someone who refuses to deal with reality and learn how to overcome things when they are not as desired and carry on. I did not go to school in Alabama and where I went roads were not cleaned any better than in Oklahoma, schools were not canceled unless there was at least 1.5 feet of snow not 1.5 inches.

So Sir/Ma'am I would suggest you keep loving your children and teach them how to overcome a little adversity it will help them later on in life. If not they will be crawling under the bed when the boogie man comes expecting their mommy to come and rescue them.
Liberal Reporter

Montgomery, AL

#6 Jan 21, 2011
Packing Heat wrote:
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I know this is off topic but just curious if you work at the Advertiser? I lived in the Millbrook area for several years. I recall back in 86 or 87 they closed I-65 due to a snow that only lasted about an hour past sunrise.
No I don't, actually I don't even live in Alabama my ISP is just routed through there.
Packing Heat

United States

#7 Jan 21, 2011
Liberal Reporter wrote:
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No I don't, actually I don't even live in Alabama my ISP is just routed through there.


Ok, was just wondering. Thanks.
raymond

Seminole, OK

#8 Jan 21, 2011
liberal you might want to employ a little common sense. A lot of students live out in the boonies and getting to school is very difficult in this weather. I would lean on the side of safety rather than trying to "teach our kids a lesson." I'd rather them be out of school for 1 day than have someone killed in a wreck.
Liberal Reporter

Montgomery, AL

#9 Jan 21, 2011
raymond wrote:
liberal you might want to employ a little common sense. A lot of students live out in the boonies and getting to school is very difficult in this weather. I would lean on the side of safety rather than trying to "teach our kids a lesson." I'd rather them be out of school for 1 day than have someone killed in a wreck.
Employing common sense will allow you to get to school even if there is snow/ice on the roads.

It is the children that are never allowed to experience common sense because they are over protected.

What will happen if you have an emergency in a rural area and never have driven in inclement weather?

Teach you children some common sense and how to drive or get around in inclement weather it will do them good and they will not be a slave to the weather, they will be strong and confident they can prevail and survive.

Once again if you use common sense you will not die. You will teach your children how to avoid work/school by keeping them home, it will just be one more excuse to not do something and throw in the towel.

America was not made a great nation because the founding fathers were quitters because it snowed or had freezing rain. I know they didn't have vehicles like today but they had common sense and dealt with the weather and did not let it hinder them.
okisokiok

Austin, TX

#10 Jan 21, 2011
raymond wrote:
liberal you might want to employ a little common sense. A lot of students live out in the boonies and getting to school is very difficult in this weather. I would lean on the side of safety rather than trying to "teach our kids a lesson." I'd rather them be out of school for 1 day than have someone killed in a wreck.
Thank you!
80 proof Monk

Broken Arrow, OK

#11 Jan 21, 2011
Packing Heat wrote:
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I will say this for Alabamians they do a hell of a lot better at teaching their children manners like “yes sir and yes ma’am” something too many in Oklahoma do not do. I was born and raised here in Oklahoma so I am an Okie but have to say there is nothing like that good ol’southern hospitality.
How do you make Alabama cookies? Put them in a big bowl and beat for three hours
raymond

Seminole, OK

#12 Jan 21, 2011
liberal you are really making no sense. You are employing common sense when you venture out on icy roads putting yourself and others at danger? No matter how good of a driver you are accidents do happen and they are more likely to happen in bad weather. Wise up
Liberal Reporter

Montgomery, AL

#13 Jan 21, 2011
raymond wrote:
liberal you are really making no sense. You are employing common sense when you venture out on icy roads putting yourself and others at danger? No matter how good of a driver you are accidents do happen and they are more likely to happen in bad weather. Wise up
I am not putting myself or anyone else in danger when I go out because I use common sense.

I don't drive fast, I keep a safe distance between my vehicle and others, I don't try to make sudden turns or stops etc.

If you think you or your kids are going to die then stay home and be afraid of the weather.
raymond

Seminole, OK

#14 Jan 21, 2011
sorry to burst your bubble liberal, but you are more than capable of wrecking just like anyone else. Nobody goes out with the intention of wrecking, it just happens. I'm not into jeopardizing kids lives unnecessarily.
Liberal Reporter

Montgomery, AL

#15 Jan 21, 2011
raymond wrote:
sorry to burst your bubble liberal, but you are more than capable of wrecking just like anyone else. Nobody goes out with the intention of wrecking, it just happens. I'm not into jeopardizing kids lives unnecessarily.
Stay home then if you can't handle it. It is that simple but let those of us that can carry on with business and not promote cowards.
raymond

Seminole, OK

#16 Jan 21, 2011
go for it liberal........drive all you want. Stop with the lame reasons though for putting kids at risk.
Unhappy Employer

Tulsa, OK

#17 Jan 21, 2011
I agree, Liberal Reporter. I had two of my employees not come in because of the 1-1/2 in snow. Give me a break! People that live in the northern latitudes have more snow than this on the ground THE ENTIRE WINTER! The kids you said are being taught to be wusses grow up to be adult wussies that don't come in to work when they should!
Unhappy Employer

Tulsa, OK

#18 Jan 21, 2011
raymond wrote:
go for it liberal........drive all you want. Stop with the lame reasons though for putting kids at risk.
Maybe the little darlings should stay home all winter in places like Michigan or Buffalo.
okisokiok

United States

#19 Jan 21, 2011
I'm thankful for the decisions of the "backwoods" schools for deciding to keep our children safe. Selfishness is ignorant, as are you.
80 proof Monk

Broken Arrow, OK

#20 Jan 21, 2011
Unhappy Employer wrote:
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Maybe the little darlings should stay home all winter in places like Michigan or Buffalo.
Q. What do the Buffalo Bills and Billy Graham have in common?
A. They both can make 70,000 people stand up and yell "Jesus Christ."

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