The Midwest is experiencing temperatures that are colder than Antarctica. Here in Indianapolis, it was -8 with wind chills at – 40 and in Chicago, they had to light the commuter train tracks on fire so the trains would run. Crazy!
Yesterday, Kentucky’s Governor Matt Bevin made some comments about Kentucky schools canceling classes because of the colder temperatures.
Appearing on WHAS radio, Bevin said, “C’mon now. There’s no ice going with it or any snow. I mean, what happened to America? We’re getting soft, Terry [Meiners]. We’re getting soft.”
He added, “It’s better to err on the side of being safe, and I’m being only slightly facetious,” Bevin said. “But it does concern me a little bit that, in America, on this and any number of other fronts, we’re sending messages to our young people that if life is hard, you can curl up in the fetal position somewhere in a warm place and just wait until it stops being hard, and that isn’t reality. It just isn’t.”
That did NOT sit well with NBC meteorologist Al Roker who slammed the governor on-air and called him a “nitwit.”
“By the way, I just have to say this nitwit governor in Kentucky saying that, ‘Oh, we’re weak,’ these are kids who are going to be in subzero wind chills,” Roker said. “No. Cancel school. Stop it. You know, adults, if they wanna be out there, that’s great. These are our children. I’m glad you’re not a teacher.”
Al Roker with some strong words for Matt Bevin this morning pic.twitter.com/jDxqWsPyyv
— Matt Jones (@MattJonesRadio) January 30, 2019