Jon Stewart mocks Georgia governor over ‘ice age zombie doomsday apocalypse’

By Arturo Garcia
Friday, January 31, 2014 0:32 EDT
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Jon Stewart took Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) to task for their lack of preparation for the two inches of snow that brought the city to a standstill, pointing out that they could have gotten their news from the Atlanta-based Weather Channel.

“Not only were they warned, but the call was coming from inside the house,” Stewart said. “The Weather Channel is located in Atlanta — it’s right there. Also located in Atlanta: the Society for the Prevention of Highway Stuckage and the National Department of Seeing Sh*t Coming.”

Instead of supervising storm preparations, Stewart noted, both Reed and Deal were at a ceremony honoring Reed as “Georgian of the Year.”

“Who did he beat out for ‘Georgian of the Year?’” he demanded. “Paula Deen and the guy who raped Ned Beatty in Deliverance?”

The scenes from around the city initially led Stewart to declare, “[Sen.] Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was right,” until he heard how little snow it took to create the “ice age zombie doomsday apocalypse.”

“Really, two inches of snow?” Stewart asked. “Is that what happens when the South is confronted by something not specifically mentioned in Revelations?”

Watch Stewart’s take on the Georgia storm below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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