Al Roker - is there a bigger buffoon on Earth?

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  1. ApeFace

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    Al Roker says yellow cab snubbed him for being black
    JASON SILVERSTEIN NEW YORK DAILY NEWSUpdated: 11/21/2015 11:08 PM ET
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    Famed weatherman Al Roker (right), seen in March with his son Nicholas, wife Deborah Roberts and daughter Leila (from left).
    Famed weatherman Al Roker rained down rage on Twitter Saturday night about an alleged snub by a taxi driver — an action the “Today” star said was racially motivated.

    “Filed a complaint today after getting passed up again by a NYC Yellow cab. Cabbie picked up a white guy a block away. Wonder why Uber wins?” Roker, who is black, wrote around 8:30 p.m.

    “This happens to folks of color every day. And while most cabbies do their job, there are those ignorant, racist ones who hurt the others...What really hurts, my 13 yr. old boy was with me and asked why the cabbie passed us. I said, ‘Nick, ignorant people make dumb choices.’”

    Roker told his 421,000 followers he would keep them “posted” on the complaint.

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    AL ROKER VIA TWITTER
    Al Roker said on Twitter he was snubbed by a yellow cab.
    It’s unknown where and when the weatherman was allegedly shunned. Reps for Roker did not return requests for comment.

    Taxi and Limousine Commission chair Meera Joshi appeared to confirm the complaint in a statement to the Daily News.

    "Service refusal goes to the core of the taxi industry's social contract with the riding public and it will not be tolerated," she said.

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    AL ROKER VIA TWITTER
    Al Roker's said in his tweets he believes the alleged snub was racially motivated, and said he filed a complaint.
    "We're grateful that Mr. Roker took the time to file a complaint, and I can assure him that we will investigate this thoroughly and take every appropriate action."

    The TLC website notes that it is illegal for yellow cab drivers to refuse a passenger “because of race, disability or destination within New York City.” Some complaints can lead to hearings between the customer and city officials.

    Roker, 61, has been forecasting for NBC's “Today” for nearly 20 years. His morning show on The Weather Channel, “Wake Up With Al,” was canceled last month after six years.


    I love that Al feels no need to take any other possibilities into account. He didn't get picked up so the cab driver absolutely must be racist. Al wants to sound all militant as if he's living in 1950's Mississippi. What an asshole. Is it possible the cabbie didn't see him and his nerd son? Of course not. Is it possible the white guy was there first and Al didn't realize it. Of course not. The struggle is real for Al.
     
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    I miss fat Al

    This skinny Al is an arrogant fuck that needs slapped down a peg or two.

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    I see a lot paki types driving cabs now
    was this cabbie one of them?
    if so then al may have a point
    because the sand ones really do hate the regular ones
     
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    If I was a cabbie, I'd only pick up hot women. They could be black or white, as long as they're hot.
     
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    MrWarmth Impeach THIS Gold

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    "You're one of the good ones, Lionel"
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    Thanks Shoebootie
     
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    He can't afford a fucking car with a driver by now? Sounds like Al is a little grumpy after his show was cancelled.
     
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    MrWarmth Impeach THIS Gold

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    Sam Champion is rubbing his nose in the dirt
     
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    I looked up Al on Wikipedia to see how old the daughter is

    I never made the connection that he and Roxie Roker were related-cousins
    Strange that never occurred to me

    daughter was born in 1998 btw
     
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    He's a dummy
    But he's a dummy with money and all he does is tell you the weather 3 times a day. Only day he works is thanksgiving
     
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    When I want to know if it's raining, I stick my head out the door. If my hair gets wet, it's raining. I don't need a weatherman to tell me.
     
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    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter.

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    the majority of cab drivers aren't white but let's not let the facts get in the way of a good bullshit story.
     
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    Didn't he recently get roasted for posting a smiling "selfie" among South Carolina flood damage?
     
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    Top 1% first world problems.
     
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    The real tragedy of the story was that he had to wait 90 seconds for the next cab to come along and pick him up. Would the white guy half a block away have a reason to file a complaint if the cab had picked up Al and family first?
     
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    you'd think that he being a network guy in New York would give him unlimited access to Livery Service courtesy NBC... why fuck with Yellow cab.....?

    But according to Seinfeld he takes the subway...

     
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    I know, I just found that out too!! So he is Lenny Kravitz's uncle!!
     
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    “This happens to folks of color every day. And while most cabbies do their job, there are those ignorant, racist ones who hurt the others...What really hurts, my 13 yr. old boy was with me and asked why the cabbie passed us. I said, ‘Nick, ignorant people make dumb choices.’”

    Here's another fact you should teach your 13 year old son asshole.


    There are no more white cab drivers in NYC. The New York Times reported earlier this year that only 6 percent of yellow cab drivers are even American-born
     
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    Lemme guess, you're white.