Friday, January 12, 2018

TKC MUST READ!!! CRAIG GLAZER FIGHTS FAKE WEATHER NEWS IN KANSAS CITY!!!



This EXCEPTIONAL bit of writing from our pal Craig should boil the blood of forecasters but offers a nice perspective on weather accuracy. Take a look:

Craig Glazer: What Ice Storm? Fake Weather News Hurts Our City!

As we all know Kansas City has had very little snow or even bad weather the last many years. Yes it does get cold in January and February, but snow storms, ice storms? Almost zero. Yet our weather news departments insist on telling us several times a year.."Don't go out unless you have too, its deadly out there, stay off the roads"... as we heard the last two days leading into yesterday, Thursday's school closings and the major road problems of ice and snow. Did it happen? NO! Do they do this way too often now? Yes. Why?

Bad news travels fast, very fast. With weather it becomes a conversation with your family and friends in just minutes: "did you hear about the big storm for tomorrow? Boy I'm sure not going out, not going to work even. We cancelled all our plans too. I'm gonna get our in that mess." The word travels and of course we all tune in to the t.v. news shows for the up to the second reports. Those of us 'brave' enough to go out as we did yesterday are shocked to see there is no storm, the streets are nearly totally clean of ice and no snow at all. IN fact during most of day you could have traveled at top speed and stopped on a dime, no sliding. Why...the storm was b.s. Yes it did get cold as the day moved on but it was just a cloudy, chilly, windy gloomy winter January day nothing more. Far from dangerous and no reason on earth to close schools, businesses, force already beleagured stores and shops to take in no dough at all. So why?

Simple: there really hasn't been much bad weather lately, the one snow we had was in the wee hours of the morning a few weeks back and did not effect the roads and highways much as the day came and it began to melt. So the weather folks saw the radar looks and a possibility of some perhaps cold and rainy weather and unloaded before they really knew if it was going to happen or not. I understand our school system plans for at least 3 off days due to weather so why not now, especially with a national holiday Monday..hey maybe it will be a five day weekend!

In the end nothing really happened. TV news continued throughout the day to show us some cars slipping off the road here and there, as well as some iced up spots in parking lots lord knows where, but they found a few. The truth was there was no reason to close anything. They knew it and kept on going. This keeps eyeballs on their shows, gets their ratings higher and that gets more money for tv spots etc..we also dial int news radio for the same reasons.

Last year and for the last few years we have had about ten fake weather news stories each season. There are rare "I'm sorries" from the news foks and they just keep on doing it. Wouldn't it have made sense to predict a possibility of ice and snow, but a wait and see before we hit the panic button? How many millions were lost by shops, stores, entertainment and list is long. Oh groceries do get busy we have to buy food and such because we will not be able to get outside for days right. Sure thing. Hey its wrong to do this every year and every winter. I understand they say its for public safety, but is it? Remember when you were a kid, hell they didn't close school unless we had a major snow storm, ever. We always hoped for it, but they were rare. The weather folks need to take more responsibility for these reports and what they cause. Remember last year they gave us the huge snow storm for the Chiefs/Steelers playoff game so they moved the gametime til that night. It never happened either. Nice.
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You decide . . .

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely right!

The weather was pretty typical Kansas City stuff.

Nothing that most of us couldn't handle with some extra caution and care. Good on you for calling it out Craig. Nice work.

GD said...

It's a balancing act. For some people the weather was no big deal, others need a lot of warning and a reminder to slow down. Probably better to error on the side of caution.

Jim Claxton NKC said...

I think it all depends on who you are listening to.

Some of them were outrageous but I think weathermen like John Holt did a good job of keeping folks informed and safe without panicking. Gotta give him credit, Bryan Busby is good with that to - Those guys don't get people scared but they give them everyone the information they need to plan ahead.

Anonymous said...

Craig is going to start ratting out weather forecasters. It worked so well with drug dealers.

Anonymous said...

Too long, didn't read.. what I do know is that Craig Glazer is a shit rat lying traitor bitch.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember which Super Bowl it was, early 2000s. Every weather person in town predicted the ice storm of the century, particularly Katie Horner. Everyone went to the store and loaded up to stay at home and not go to the bars. Super Bowl Sunday comes and goes and not a drop of rain. My buddy that owns a bar said it cost him $20,000. These guys go way overboard freaking people out.

Anonymous said...

The funniest thing about this whole diatribe is that it actually happened pretty much as predicted.

Anonymous said...

Our weather forecasts are wrong because Bryan and Gary have been getting buttfucked by 3” cocks and their boyfriends are telling them it’s 9”. Their perception has been compromised.

Bowtied Silverback said...

John Holt is a newscaster

Anonymous said...

Awwww, poor Craigie saw someone with a dollar bill in their hand, and now he's running around screaming "He's Got MY DOLLAR!"

How much money is "enough"?
For Craig, it's ALL!
What a "Stable Genius"!

Anonymous said...

I truly wish the weather-guessers would go back to the old-fashioned weather report. Give us the current temperature, wind speed, humidity and the PREDICTED forecast for the next 12 hours. After that, shut up. Don't send some poor shlub of a reporter to stand out in the driving rain or snow. We don't need the "high drama" -- just give us the facts.

Anonymous said...

804, you nailed it.
Additionally, I have to side with Craig on this one. These weather people are gonna whip everyone into a frenzy every chance they get. But too many missed shots and viewers/listeners are going to start ignoring the boy that cries wolf.

Anonymous said...

It's probably pretty warm in Port au Prince, Haiti if any of you cucks were thinking of putting your money where your mouths are and thinking of taking a vacation to the lovely and stable and not at all a shithole country.

Anonymous said...

tried to fo busines, pressing business, and found offices closed. it was ridiculous.

under similar circumstances, the chinese, germans, swiss, and even the english would have been working productively.

Problem solved said...

I know the solution to all of this.

We need to get Craig greased up and have him fight Gary Lezak at the Sprint Center. Only that will settle this debate once and for all.

Anonymous said...

LOL, bigly!

Jameson said...

Hate to break it to you guys, but it only gets worse in the Spring during tornado season. That's when the weather panic really shines.

Anonymous said...

Ranaway Craig needs every reason he can get to explain why nobody goes to his "shithole" club. But I bet "shithole" licker David Rice showed up.

Anonymous said...

Local news weather people are a bunch of HOMOSEXUALLY ABOUNDS TRANNY BITCHES drama bitching Queens . Want an accurate forcast , watch the weather channel or go to AccuWeather.com , no hysterical , gay , butt munching bullshit !¡!!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Craig is butt buddies with Gary Gayzak and Bryan Buzzbrain? Maybe Craig's just pissed because his boyfriends frigid.

Anonymous said...

Nice work Craig. Glad somebody is speaking up about all the money this weather panic is costing KC small business.

Anonymous said...

Weather panic. I guess they towed around the streetcar because it works so well in the ice.

Anonymous said...

Glazer has pissed and moaned this same story once before. Face it Craig, you're a whiny bitch who hauled ass while his friend was killed because you're a gutless wonder with no balls.

Go tell all those with torn up cars there was no storm and follow it up by telling the little girl I saw fall down on the ice and break her arm. You disgusting puke.

CG said...

Hey 1:26 my balls are in 1000 news stories, a book, tv interviews, radio shows and on and on...I use my real name...cowards hide behind fake names or being anonymous...like you...I never ran from anything...you couldn't carry my socks.

Anonymous said...

I remember on Thursday watching Fox 4 and seeing Karli Ritter, Bogo and Keri Stowell in nice dressed showing off their tits. And for some reason all three of them were warring fuck me boots.

Anonymous said...

1:26 FTW

You're a failure CG everything you have touched you have failed in. You killed off KCC except for the tiny crowd that hangs there. You fucked JD in the bar deal and even your marriage failed. The comedy club is same as dead because the comedians are sick of your crap. Banned from a radio station, that's a first for Kansas City I bet but not a trophy to brag about. No you're the true loser here who somehow keeps crawling up out of the mud full of pigs thinking you are so great.

Anonymous said...

Just saw this on this old story 1:26, are you a Vacca rat or some other punk...who knows what have I done...the list of good things is endless...it matters not to a punk like you. Who cares what you think fake name nobody,