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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Happy Macabre Monday, Wheelizens; lurve today’s thread pic, Mac.

It took until just about midnight to get the power fully restored at Harstfield; what an unacceptable clusterfark. IMHO, this is what happens when critical positions at ATL become sinecures for certain politically and ethnically connected groups, rather than hiring the best people for the jobs.

That’s not bias, it’s the simple truth.

It is also a very compelling argument for privatizing Hartsfield, but that’ll never happen.

Pretty much all of the coverage I’ve seen strongly suggests that communication to passengers was damned near nonexistent. For hours. Additionally, pilots, airport personnel and airport police knew almost nothing, except the self-evident fact that the power was out. I find that utterly unacceptable in this day and age.

In short, they done screwed teh pooch bigtime.

I was unsurprised that Chik-Fil-A stepped-up to the plate, got staffers to the airport and managed to feed carp tons of people at no charge despite the outage. Free “hate chicken”…NOM! (HoneyLambK and I concur that hate chicken is the best chicken.)

No news on the actual cause of this debacle; I’m confident that the obfuscation and cover-up has already started. Much as I loathe the thought, I think the FAA top brass needs to “bigfoot” the local authorities, get to the bottom of this mess and make damned sure it gets fixed…local politics be damned.

Paddy O'Furnijur
Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

I read last night that the fire started in a Georgia Power underground facility, which then damaged two sub-stations serving the airport -- the main sub-station and the redundant one.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Hai, Paddy and Mac!

Paddy --

Thanks for that info; I’ll check it out later. (Seems like a fairly serious design flaw, but I’m just a dumbass roofer and musician.)

Iā€™m sure people will be held as accountable as a private company would be.


Mac funnee. šŸ™‚