Michael Bloomberg Wants People To Run Over The Dead Bodies Of Sandy's Victims UDATE: Generators For Marathon, Not Victims

"We're gonna die! We're gonna freeze! We've got 90-year-old people!"-A Staten Island resident who doesn't appreciate how important the NYC Marathon is.

There are no words to describe Michael Bloomberg's decision to allow the NYC Marathon to be run as scheduled this Sunday. If there were they would include, callous, despicable, contemptible and criminal. But those words do not convey the level of stupidity and cruelty involved.

Each year the NYC Marathon starts its five borough tour of the city on Staten Island. Right now Staten Island is a disaster area in every sense of the term. The majority of the deaths in NYC from Sandy happened on Staten Island and vast swaths of the Island (which is essentially a barrier island for Manhattan) are still flooded, homes have been destroyed, people are missing (door to door searches for the dead haven't begun yet) and survivors have been left with out food, water and shelter.

Just yesterday the bodies of two young boys who were ripped from their mother's arms by raging floodwater were discovered.

The heartbreaking discovery came as residents and public officials complained that help has been frustratingly slow to arrive on stricken Staten Island, where 19 have been killed — nearly half the death toll of all of New York City.

Garbage is piling up, a stench hangs in the air and mud-caked mattresses and couches line the streets. Residents are sifting through the remains of their homes, searching for anything that can be salvaged.

"We have hundreds of people in shelters," said James Molinaro, the borough's president. "Many of them, when the shelters close, have nowhere to go because their homes are destroyed. These are not homeless people. They're homeless now."

Molinaro complained the American Red Cross "is nowhere to be found" — and some residents questioned what they called the lack of a response by government disaster relief agencies.

A relief fund is being created just for storm survivors on Staten Island, Molinaro and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Friday. And Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Administrator Richard Serino planned to tour the island.

These stories are not unique to Staten Island but are being repeated across the city and the region, yet Michael "No salt or Transfats" Bloomberg wants to have a party.

The people crying for help aren't idiots, they may or not have had emergency supplies on hand, but it doesn't matter. Anything they had is gone. It was all washed away by the sea that left nothing behind but destruction and misery. This isn't about the reaction of the government, it's about not hampering relief efforts in the middle of a disaster. Make no mistake, the disaster is ongoing in many places and will be for days and weeks.

I'm a "life must go on" guy but it must go on AFTER everyone has been not made whole but at least has received basic emergency aid. It goes on AFTER a relief supply system has been put in place. It goes AFTER everyone has been found and AFTER the dead are buried.

What Michael Bloomberg is doing is putting the NYC Marathon over the health and well being of the people of New York City.

There are people without food, water and clothing across New York City today. All of those things will be handed out to runners on Sunday. Might there not be a better use for those vital supplies? If you have no food or water I guess you need to sign up for the marathon to get some.

It takes a small army of volunteers to put on an event like this. Might not these volunteers be asked to do some relief work instead? How much more could be done with that kind of effort? How many lives made better?

There are reports that police are being forced to give up their off day to work the marathon. These cops have been working almost non-stop since last weekend. For many this would have been their first day off, their first chance to care for their own needs and tend to family and friends. But no, the race must go on!

And what about firefighters, doctors, EMS, sanitation workers and on and on and on who are necessary to put this event on? How in the world can one justify putting a single person on marathon duty when so much is to be done and so many need help?

Right now all city parks are closed but Central Park will be ready to host the finish according to organizers. What resources are being used to get the park in shape that could be used clearing debris to open streets and help get power back on?

But hey Mayor no rush on getting anything done. It's not like there's the chance of another winter storm hitting the area next week. Oh wait.

Staten Island is...an island. There are four bridges that connect it to the rest of the world (3 to NJ and one to Brooklyn). The only connection to the rest of NYC is the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, that bridge is also the starting point of the marathon. Every minute that bridge is closed even partially to accommodate runners and it's closed for hours) is a minute supplies aren't getting through.

This isn't about people's feeling or if it's "too soon" to get back to normalcy. It's about New York Road Runners Club and Michael Bloomberg WILLFULLY hampering relief efforts. If one ounce of relief material is delayed for one second getting to a person in need, Michael Bloomberg should be put in jail.

Added: This guy gets it.

Richard Nicotra, who owns the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield, said those who have been displaced by the hurricane can stay as long as necessary. Marathon runners are unhappy that he will not honor their reservations, but Nicotra said he will not ask the evacuees to leave.

“How do I tell people that have no place to go, that have no home, that have no heat, that you have to leave because I need to make room for somebody that wants to run the marathon,” Nicotra said. “I can’t do that.”

Nobody HAS to run a marathon. A lot of life is getting your priorities right. Putting a recreational activity ahead of life and death needs is never the right priority.

Update 2: Are you FUCKING kidding me?

As hundreds of thousands of Big Apple residents suffer in homes left without power by Hurricane Sandy, two massive generators are being run 24/7 in Central Park — to juice a media tent for Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

And a third “backup” unit sits idle, in case one of the generators fails.

The three diesel-powered generators crank out 800 kilowatts — enough to power 400 homes in ravaged areas like Staten Island, the Rockaways and downtown Manhattan.

Be a real shame if a mob showed up and put them to good use.

Posted by: DrewM. at 10:00 AM



Comments

1 Sounds like a good plan to me.

Posted by: the crazy guy that keeps posting gotv or stfu at November 02, 2012 10:00 AM (cgxNI)

2 Get their voter ID card so you can vote for them!

Posted by: the crazy guy that keeps posting gotv or stfu at November 02, 2012 10:01 AM (cgxNI)

3
oh - by the way

GOTV
or
STFU

Posted by: the crazy guy that keeps posting gotv or stfu at November 02, 2012 10:01 AM (cgxNI)

4 Heck of a job bammie!

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 02, 2012 10:02 AM (9+ccr)

5 I think Benito Bloomberg just lost about every single vote next election from Staten Island.

Posted by: DarthLevin at November 02, 2012 10:03 AM (oUY4j)

6 Instead of "Let them eat cake" we're getting "let them run."

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at November 02, 2012 10:04 AM (KvKOu)

7 I'm not sure I have the words to describe what I think of Bloomberg right about now.

I frankly hope the people of Staten Island walk their way to the Verrazano Narrows and force their way in front of the media to shame his despicable ass over this.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 10:04 AM (e0xKF)

8 Business as usual! And never forget, this is business, as only an anti-capitalist can love...

Posted by: M. Murcek at November 02, 2012 10:05 AM (GJUgF)

9 Bloomberg ain't no Giuliani, that's for sure.

Maybe the people of NYC will wake up and hand him his walking papers after this fiasco. . .

Nah. . .

Posted by: Looking closely at November 02, 2012 10:06 AM (6Q9g2)

10 You're silly Drew. Bloomburg endorsed Obama and there won't be a single negative story about him or the total failure of the relief, recovery or anticipation efforts until at least after the election.

If Libya didn't prove it to you: The bodies of Americans are not as important as the reelection of Barack Obama.

Posted by: RoyalOil at November 02, 2012 10:06 AM (imtbm)

11 Bloomberg ought to read up on a bit of Chicago history. Google Michael Bilandic. Find out about how big city mayors should prioritize things during bad weather events.

Posted by: Roy at November 02, 2012 10:06 AM (VndSC)

12 I have a couple of neighbors who are NYPD. They left for work last Sunday and have not been home since.

Oh, and Nanny Bloomberg blames global warming for the hurricane. If there was only a Nobel prize for stupid.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:07 AM (PD2ad)

13 Bammy and Bloomy the one-two punch in teh phi beta kappa stupid.

Posted by: Jim Scrummy at November 02, 2012 10:08 AM (sbV1u)

14 Barack Obama hates black people.

Posted by: Poolboy at November 02, 2012 10:08 AM (EmVCW)

15 Global warming is a mulligan poor leaders use to excuse bad judgement on their part

Posted by: Thunderb at November 02, 2012 10:08 AM (Dnbau)

16 11 Bloomberg ought to read up on a bit of Chicago history. Google Michael Bilandic. Find out about how big city mayors should prioritize things during bad weather events.

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Fuck yeah!

Posted by: Harold Washington at November 02, 2012 10:08 AM (e0xKF)

17 Perhaps the residents of Staten Island should show up at the start line.....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:08 AM (da5Wo)

18 Also David Drucker on the John Batchelor show last Night poo pooed R/R coming to Pa. as a Ploy to get Obama to come to Pa. & out of Ohio, UMMM Davey this is the last weekend of the campaign you don't do FUCKING Head Fakes Fucking asshat ! This is what constitutes "Political Reporting" sucking Bammy Cock

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 10:08 AM (ck76k)

19 There are no words to describe Michael Bloomberg's decision



It made perfect sense he endorsed obama. A negative all around.

They are all a disgrace.

So inhumane.

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:09 AM (LpQbZ)

20 Seems pretty selfish of the Sandy victims to put their needs ahead of other peoples fun. I thought they were all liberals there and they cared and shit. Ah me....

Posted by: torabora at November 02, 2012 10:09 AM (QX1B1)

21 If a marathon runner happens to find a decaying corpse on the run, they should report it at the next aid station.

Posted by: Roy at November 02, 2012 10:09 AM (VndSC)

22 Dick Morris @DickMorrisTweet
The Gallup Poll finds that the 2012 election will actually have more Republicans and fewer Dems voting than any of the past 4 elections.

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 10:09 AM (ck76k)

23 Per Charlie Sykes here in Milwaukee:

Huge lines to get into the Milwaukee Romney event at State Fair. People on twitter to Charlie worried they won't get in due to overcrowding.

Posted by: H Badger at November 02, 2012 10:10 AM (n/0Nw)

24 "Barack Obama doesn't like white Italian people"

Posted by: Kanye Sinatra at November 02, 2012 10:10 AM (JVBtw)

25 someone should photoshop him standing on the remains of Staten Island in a toga as the new Nero

Posted by: Thunderb at November 02, 2012 10:10 AM (Dnbau)

26 What did they do about Trick or Treat?

Posted by: the crazy guy that keeps posting gotv or stfu at November 02, 2012 10:10 AM (cgxNI)

27 22 Ras needs to adjust his polls.

Posted by: Honey Badger at November 02, 2012 10:10 AM (GvYeG)

28

There are literally bodies still floating and/or not found.

wtf
honestly, wtf

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:10 AM (LpQbZ)

29 No gas, no power, no mass transit. Millions of people affected.
If Bloomy wants to show off for the world, the best way would be to take care of his own citizens first.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:10 AM (PD2ad)

30 I hope Biden goes to the marathon to watch. The exercise will do him good. Wouldn't want him to drop dead or anything would we...

Posted by: torabora at November 02, 2012 10:11 AM (QX1B1)

31 Who are the commercial sponsors, they haven't pulled out of this PR disaster?

Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 10:11 AM (hrAg/)

32 The Stupid !
- It Hurts !

Posted by: AmericanDawg at November 02, 2012 10:11 AM (XIsD/)

33 just donated to the Salvation Army storm relief fund
Cannot do anything about Bloombergs stupidty but I can try to help those in need

Posted by: LRBnSC at November 02, 2012 10:11 AM (Qp3K5)

34 Bloomy flying to Bermuda this wkend?

Posted by: BignJames at November 02, 2012 10:11 AM (rlFQ+)

35 You have every reason and right to be Righteously Angry. Bloomie has once again put his prestige ahead of his city

Posted by: joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at November 02, 2012 10:12 AM (MnSla)

36 Are you sure his last name isn't Bourbon or Hapsburg?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - counting the days at November 02, 2012 10:12 AM (hLRSq)

37 Does anybody know if they gave the orders to evacuate Staten Island?

Posted by: the crazy guy that keeps posting gotv or stfu at November 02, 2012 10:12 AM (cgxNI)

38 But Bloomy and most of his boot-lickers will say that we need to postpone the election in NYC because "there's no power" or something like that.

Posted by: DocJ at November 02, 2012 10:12 AM (A5uiv)

39 OT; So where's the Drudge sex scandal today?

Posted by: torabora at November 02, 2012 10:12 AM (QX1B1)

40 http://tinyurl.com/c2zhcb5



‘LET’S WIN THIS MOTHERFUCKER!’: SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT DELIVERS SHOCK SPEECH AT DNC NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 10:12 AM (ck76k)

41 Whiners.

It's not been a week and the Yankee already want "daddy" to take care of them.

I went through 14 DAYS without power after Hugo. I don't remember seeing any TV cameras down here.

Man up boys.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 02, 2012 10:13 AM (wR+pz)

42 What makes this situation even worse is that there is another storm scheduled to hit the area on Election Day and the Marathon will eat up precious time they could be using to fix things before the next one hits.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 10:13 AM (e0xKF)

43 Let's not forget the two massive generators that are being deployed to keep the officials in the tent warm during the marathon.

Apparently, they are each large enough to power several dozen homes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 10:13 AM (piMMO)

44 F*ck Bloomberg.
He's far more concerned about what the "global community" thinks of him than he is in dealing with disaster relief.
He'd last, oh, about 5 minutes here on the coast of North Carolina.

Posted by: antisocialist at November 02, 2012 10:14 AM (j/nZn)

45 NY Libs have always treated SI like trash. It was one of the few Republican leaning enclaves in NY, and they're routinely punished for it. Same thing with Breezy Point. The Feds have been trying to seize Breezy for Gateway National park for decades.
I think Romney should blast Bloomberg for this.

Posted by: Iblis at November 02, 2012 10:14 AM (rZe6n)

46 Damn... Glen Beck is cussing up a storm over Bloomberg...

Posted by: AmericanDawg at November 02, 2012 10:14 AM (XIsD/)

47 R/R teasing a big surprise endorsement at Milwaukee rally per twitter?

After Charles Woodson for Obama yesterday an Aaron Rodgers endorsement would be killer.

Posted by: H Badger at November 02, 2012 10:14 AM (n/0Nw)

48 #18
The Romney campaign isn't that stupid.

Even if they wanted to "head fake" Obama into devoting more resources into PA, they don't know how he's going to respond to a personal appearance by RR there. Obama could send a surrogate (ie he's got Bill Clinton campaigning for him in FL), he could increase ad money, etc.

The only reasonable assumption one can make here is that with exceptionally limited time left, if Romney is making a personal appearance in PA, his campaign believes the state of the race is close enough there that its worth trying to make a play for it.

That doesn't necessarily mean they're right about this, or that they'll actually win PA, but those are seperate issues.

Posted by: Looking closely at November 02, 2012 10:15 AM (PwGfd)

49 Why isn't Shepard Smith standing on the Verrazano crying about people on Staten Island?

Posted by: huerfano at November 02, 2012 10:15 AM (bAGA/)

50 17
Perhaps the residents of Staten Island should show up at the start line.....


Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:08 AM (da5Wo)

Well, you know Staten Island is the only Republican borough, right?
Payback is hell.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 02, 2012 10:15 AM (wR+pz)

51 This is going to be the world's shortest sympathy bounce.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 02, 2012 10:15 AM (qx7YW)

52 Michael Bloomberg Wants People To Run Over The Dead Bodies Of Sandy's Victims

It's a steeplechase more than a marathon, this year.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (X3lox)

53 James Pethokoukis @JimPethokoukis
Here we go again! Economists: October job gains are 'implausibly high' aei-ideas.org/2012/11/here-w…

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (ck76k)

54 Remember this - If they can hold Marathons , they can hold elections...

Posted by: AmericanDawg at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (XIsD/)

55 To be fair, Bloomberg did ban 32 oz. soft drinks from being sold. So right there he has saved or created countless lives.

Or so a liberal would think.

Posted by: Marmo at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (QW+AD)

56 Give here -
http://www.mercuryone.org/

Posted by: izoneguy at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (oKH8p)

57 Strong words, Drew.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (QupBk)

58 41 Whiners.
It's not been a week and the Yankee already want "daddy" to take care of them.
I went through 14 DAYS without power after Hugo. I don't remember seeing any TV cameras down here.


This shit is getting tedious.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (PD2ad)

59 Some snide eurotrash runners will no doubt complain about how the sullen provincials and the squalid conditions marred their marathon experience.

Posted by: 66chevelle at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (QjSgY)

60 #41: New York in November is a bit different - you know, freezing temperatures and everything all wet? Hypothermia is a killer.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - counting the days at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (hLRSq)

61 He'd last, oh, about 5 minutes here on the coast of North Carolina.

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Probably the same in Louisiana.

The only reason Blanco lasted as long as she did was that people were relishing the opportunity to vote her out and Jindal in.

There was footage of her from the last debate in 2003 talking about what to do if a Cat 5 hit New Orleans. Her answers in the debate were the exact opposite of what she did during Katrina.

That footage would have made for a great campaign commercial if she'd been dumb enough to run again.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (e0xKF)

62 Um, Mayor, Can you just pretend to care?

Posted by: ass kissing journolist at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (FxBCF)

63 54 I was just thinking that very thing...

Posted by: antisocialist at November 02, 2012 10:16 AM (j/nZn)

64 So the NY Runners Club has access to power, food, shelter, and water? Decent people would realize this is a crisis and focus on what's important. If those in charge of the marathon aren't capable of doing that, they're selfish assholes who should be jeered and insulted every mile of the race they run.

Posted by: Slublog at November 02, 2012 10:17 AM (0nqdj)

65 Sandy has been a real problem for the liberals. NBC was showing the outrageous outrage of Staten Island residents on the "news" last night, even as it pimped the wonderfulness of Choom Boy's visit. Yes, the Traitor-in-Chief cares, folks, even if, as usual, he didn't do fuck-all except preen and posture. Now Mayor Mikey is getting into the act as well, and hit the trifecta of Stoopid by endorsing President Historic First©, blaming Global Warming for the disaster and keeping on with the Marathon.

Funny, I seem to recall a lot of these East Coast liberals trashing Booooosh for the response to Katrina. They were so certain that NYC and environs wouldbreeze through a petty little thing like a hurricane.

NYC would do better with an incompetent fuckwit like Nagin in charge.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 02, 2012 10:17 AM (ZgX/g)

66 Posted by: huerfano at November 02, 2012 10:15 AM (bAGA/)

Because they are not black & the President isn't R ??

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 10:17 AM (ck76k)

67 54 Remember this - If they can hold Marathons , they can hold elections...

Absoutely!!! - Don't let them weasel out on Tuesday...

Posted by: izoneguy at November 02, 2012 10:17 AM (oKH8p)

68 One can only hope a rogue great white lurking in the submerged sections of NYC gets to snack on Bloomberg before the voters do.

Posted by: Judge Roy Bean at November 02, 2012 10:17 AM (t0XF4)

69 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 10:18 AM (8y9MW)

70 Yay government!!!!!!

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 02, 2012 10:18 AM (/j01h)

71 RE the polls showing Sandy bump for the JEF

People on the phone, the 9% they get to participate anyway, may say they feel better about the JEF, but will they really vote?

Who is more motivated?

Voters for the incumbent? Or the challenger?

In place like PA or VA, who will be more motivated?

And NJ and NY were gonna be blue anyway, they gonna be more blue? So what, they only have so many electoral votes.

Look to the swing states. Forget the rest

Posted by: Thunderb at November 02, 2012 10:18 AM (Dnbau)

72 Let's not forget the two massive generators that are being deployed to keep the officials in the tent warm during the marathon.

Apparently, they are each large enough to power several dozen homes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 10:13 AM (piMMO)


I heard enough for 400 homes. But ... the poor, widdle marathon elites can't just wear jackets and shit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 10:18 AM (X3lox)

73 "There are people without food, water and clothing across New York City
today. All of those things will be handed out to runners on Sunday.
Might there not be a better use for those vital supplies? If you have no
food or water I guess you need to sign up for the marathon to get some."

I think Drew pretty much hits the same issues that occurred to me when I heard they still planned to go on with the race. Lots of people are still looking for basic supplies. This is nuts.

Posted by: dissent555 at November 02, 2012 10:19 AM (yR6A1)

74 60
#41: New York in November is a bit different - you know, freezing temperatures and everything all wet? Hypothermia is a killer.


Well, try 95 degrees, no electricity, mosquitoes and no water.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 02, 2012 10:19 AM (wR+pz)

75 Well if they get all the folks with dysentery to put on roller-skates and activate their afterburners, they might set some new records for jet-assisted marathons. Cleanup may be a bit messy though.

Posted by: What, me worry? at November 02, 2012 10:19 AM (+2rUY)

76 vote, GOTV, pray

Posted by: Thunderb at November 02, 2012 10:19 AM (Dnbau)

77 Wait? The visit by TFG and Rolly Polly didn't cure all???

Shocked I tells ya.

Posted by: RWC at November 02, 2012 10:19 AM (fWAjv)

78 Staten Island is a conservative enclave in NYC, I hear from someone who was born there. I'm sure that's not relevant...

Posted by: Teh Obvious, Belabored at November 02, 2012 10:20 AM (l1oyw)

79 Hey Horde, an acquaintance up in the NYC area is telling me that he's heard that Bloomy is now calling for postponing the race.


Waiting to get more info from the friend....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:20 AM (da5Wo)

80 This is Libtard Gov. at it's finest.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 02, 2012 10:21 AM (kc2b9)

81 But....but...they need to run that marathon so they can put that "26.2" sticker on their cars to show the rest of us how wonderful they are.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 02, 2012 10:21 AM (vg8iE)

82 Perhaps the residents of Staten Island should show up at the start line.....
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:08 AM (da5Wo)



yes

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:21 AM (LpQbZ)

83 37
Does anybody know if they gave the orders to evacuate Staten Island?

Posted by: the crazy guy that keeps posting gotv or stfu at November 02, 2012 10:12 AM (cgxNI)
If I lived in pretty much guaranteed flood zone I would have been long gone before any evacuation order was given.

Posted by: Red Shirt at November 02, 2012 10:21 AM (FIDMq)

84 After Hurricane Katrina, even LSU postponed their home opener a week to make sure that everyone was taken care of first. And that was under the administration of Kathleen, cry on camera and refuse to declare an emergency, Blanco.

And in southern Louisiana LSU football is much more important to the people than the New York City Marathon is to NYC residents.

Posted by: Colonel Pooteh at November 02, 2012 10:21 AM (zpEAp)

85 Don't you be telling us to chill, Brownie, it's panic time because President Happy and Major Bloomjeans are running the Big Top. And of course, Henry the Horse dances the waltz!

Posted by: Jen Psaki at November 02, 2012 10:21 AM (rzTDZ)

86 Where is upstate NY? I remember reading reports when the Tsunami hit Japan that families in non affected areas were opening their doors to the victims so they had a place to stay...

Why are shelters closing at night?

Crap I would WALK out of NY/NJ to get my family to another state or place that had food/heat/ water if I had to....Why are people sticking around Staten Island waiting for gov't help? Get the hell out of there until it's safe to return....if your home is gone then it is gone....there is no wishing it back.

Rule #1 in a disaster....NEVER rely on the gov't to do a damn thing for you. Think of DMV lines on steroids

I remember all those folks just sitting around the Superdome....waiting and waiting...Meanwhile shelters in TN and No. MS were open willing and able and little to no one came.

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 02, 2012 10:21 AM (JWLqy)

87 95 degrees, mosquitos and no water? Sounds like the early twentieth century in the south.

Try30 degrees, everything wet and no water. You'll die of hypothermia long before you'll die of malaria.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - counting the days at November 02, 2012 10:22 AM (hLRSq)

88 My handpicked mayor completes the plan.

Posted by: Ra's Al Ghul at November 02, 2012 10:22 AM (nZvGM)

89 Hey, this is just like me. Who gives a shit about the plebes.

But, if they run, I'll feed them.

Posted by: Hunger Games at November 02, 2012 10:22 AM (wUFaM)

90 And in southern Louisiana LSU football is much more important to the people than the New York City Marathon is to NYC residents.
Posted by: Colonel Pooteh at November 02, 2012 10:21 AM (zpEAp)

That's the south. Prioities are not a mystery.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 02, 2012 10:22 AM (kc2b9)

91 Staten Island is the only borough in NYC that is Republican... Voted strongly for Rudy Giuliani in each of his 2 wins.

So sad... But Mayor Bloomberg is, and always was a tone deaf SOB...

Posted by: TFC3Tweets at November 02, 2012 10:22 AM (bgzAd)

92 People that got into line at 7:30AM for the R/R rally are being turned away due to numbers...now trying to add an overflow building for the numbers.

Probably should have held it at the Speedway grandstands!

Posted by: H Badger at November 02, 2012 10:22 AM (n/0Nw)

93 Staten Islanders should join the Marathon. The running will keep them warm and the route passes many dumpsters full of edible garbage.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 02, 2012 10:23 AM (8sCoq)

94
79
Hey Horde, an acquaintance up in the NYC area is telling me that he's heard that Bloomy is now calling for postponing the race.


Waiting to get more info from the friend....


Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:20 AM (da5Wo)


Strike all that. He screwed it up. Not Bloomy, the Manhattan borough pres that was calling for it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:23 AM (da5Wo)

95 I'm still waiting for the Midget Stalin to cough up a couple billion of his 20+ billion stash in order to help New York out. He spent over $200 to get a job running the place that only pays in the low 6 figures, but he can't be bothered to spend any more of his petty cash to help New York out in a time of need. Yet, he wants to tax the living shit out of everything that walks or crawls.

Bloomberg should be eaten alive by Manhattan subway rats. Slowly.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 10:23 AM (X3lox)

96 Which job is worse?
Being a PR flack for Bloomberg or a PR flack for the asshats who turned away the non-union contractors who volunteered to help restore NJ power and utilities.

Posted by: Roy at November 02, 2012 10:23 AM (VndSC)

97 Hey Horde, an acquaintance up in the NYC area is telling me that he's heard that Bloomy is now calling for postponing the race.


Waiting to get more info from the friend....


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I think he's holding a press conf at non

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 10:23 AM (piMMO)

98 Who are the commercial sponsors, they haven't pulled out of this PR disaster?
Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 10:11 AM (hrAg/)


good point

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:23 AM (LpQbZ)

99 prayers for th people of NY and other affected areas.
Bloomberg, priorities dope.

Posted by: willow at November 02, 2012 10:23 AM (hX8cq)

100 Where's Pesident on-the-job?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 02, 2012 10:24 AM (kc2b9)

101 Pops, charity is better coerced from others.

Posted by: willow at November 02, 2012 10:24 AM (hX8cq)

102 This guy doesn't really handle natural disasters very well does he? At least he's sensitive enough to have a Signer at his press conferences though. That should even it all out.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 02, 2012 10:25 AM (uD2fR)

103 But, but, but, Obama had photo ops with Christie and was endorsed by Bloomberg. Doesn't that mean everything is back to normal in NY? The President was there and things are going great. Lay off the lies.

Posted by: ejo at November 02, 2012 10:25 AM (GXvSO)

104 I went through 14 DAYS without power after Hugo. I don't remember seeing any TV cameras down here.

Man up boys.
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 02, 2012 10:13 AM (wR+pz)



I heard a report that NY'ers are hit more so than others, big city living, because, uhh, elevators, and commuting...

And, think about how obama wants to destroy suburbs and move everyone into the city...

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (LpQbZ)

105
12 "If only there was a Nobel prize for stupid"

Don't worry, we already have ours.

Posted by: Barack Obama and Paul Krugman at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (khZbv)

106 Oh to have America's Mayor back on the job

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (piMMO)

107 My first thought when I heard this was but don't they have to close the bridges for the marathon?


I'll be blunt, anyone who runs this is aiding and abetting the suffering of those whose relief supplies are delayed. Each and every person. What the actual fuck is wrong with the runners that they haven't risen up en masse and said "Don't do this!"

Now, I've known obsessive runners and I've known people who've spent their whole year, hell, a few years, training for the NYM. I realize that this is actually a big fucking deal in the world of competitive running. I know all that. Guess what, sometimes there are more important things.

Oh. To answer what happened to kinder, gentler alex? Yeah, reality intervened.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (VtjlW)

108 I'm surprised that the media aren't bitching that President GW Bush is just lounging on his ranch during the cleanup efforts.
It's a nasty habit that's hard for them to break.

Posted by: Roy at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (VndSC)

109 We were in about the fifth year of holding Cruisin' The Coast, a weeklong event loaded up with antique cars, when Katrina struck in 2005. Katrina hit in August, the Cruise event is held in early October.

The event was cancelled in 2005. Highway 90 was still destroyed, two main coastal bridges were out, 65k homes had simply vanished. We had better things to do that year.

But us dumb old redneck hicks ain't smart and sophisticated like you NY Yankee fellers.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (ccXZP)

110 Having the signer there is great. That way, if you are a starving but deaf Staten Islander who somehow has access to a TV despite nopower, you can be happy that a marathon is being run in the city. And no, the runners don't give a damn about anything but running.

Posted by: ejo at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (GXvSO)

111 If Romney were President, Anphimp ships would be hitting those beaches like D-Day full of supplies and the Hospital ship would be on station off the coast to help the injured.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (kc2b9)

112 Pops, charity is better coerced from others.

Posted by: willow at November 02, 2012 10:24 AM (hX8cq)


I'm just stunned that the midget stalin never got this question posed to him (even before this). He wastes over $200 million just to make smokers' lives hell, push everyone around and let New York be infested with Occupoopers but can't spend a penny to actually help a city going bankrupt and no one ever brings this up.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (X3lox)

113
106
Oh to have America's Mayor back anyone else on the job


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (piMMO)

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (da5Wo)

114 To paraphrase St. Augustine: Evil is the ordering of lesser goods above greater goods.


Posted by: Barky O'Bumbles at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (he2LC)

115 Nobody HAS to run a marathon.

Why do you hate Kenyans? /s


This is our "green" future--the serfs shiver in the dark while the rich and powerful play/watch games with their friends in light and comfort.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (ZKzrr)

116 Attention race watchers....dead bodies are not there for use as steps to get a better view...thank you

Posted by: Mayor Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (FIDMq)

117 Let them eat kasha, darlings.

Posted by: bette midler at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (nkiQM)

118 I thought wearing a bomber jacket fixed everything.

Posted by: Honey Badger at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (GvYeG)

119 Let's not forget the two massive generators that are being deployed to keep the officials in the tent warm during the marathon.

Apparently, they are each large enough to power several dozen homes.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 10:13 AM (piMMO)


And an additional one for standby. Fuck that shit.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 02, 2012 10:27 AM (RXKbn)

120 It's bloombutt, what do you expect? Maybe he will let everybody have an extra large soda waiver for the day?

As a disaster field inspector who worked Irene last fall up in NJ, my prayersgo out to allyou folks on the East Coast.

Posted by: Bud Hurd at November 02, 2012 10:28 AM (BCiHi)

121 Anytime Bloomberg needs a consultant, he can call me.

Posted by: Ray Nagin at November 02, 2012 10:28 AM (wUFaM)

122 Oh. To answer what happened to kinder, gentler alex? Yeah, reality intervened.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 02, 2012 10:26 AM (VtjlW)


Rant away my dear.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:28 AM (da5Wo)

123

Honestly, the police should just say NO, I need to go help those in need.

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:28 AM (LpQbZ)

124 A kid goes trick or treating and rings the doorbell. The door opens and he says"Twick or tweat!"

The homeowner says" "Twick or tweat? Oh, you mean trick or treat. And what are you supposed to be?

The kids says, "I'm a piwate."

The homeowner says, " A piwate? Oh, you mean a pirate. And where are your buccaneers?"

The kids says, "They're under my fucking hat."

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 02, 2012 10:28 AM (Hx5uv)

125 Recall that Mike Bloomberg purposely changed election law to run for this 3rd term in office... Would not shock me if he changes it again to run for a 4th time...

Posted by: TFC3Tweets at November 02, 2012 10:28 AM (bgzAd)

126 106 Oh to have America's Mayor back on the job


For sure. I can't imagine Rudy diverting resources for a marathon dog and pony show while ordinary people are suffering.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:29 AM (PD2ad)

127 I went through 14 DAYS without power after Hugo. I don't remember seeing any TV cameras down here.

Man up boys.
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 02, 2012 10:13 AM (wR+pz)



being without power is very different than children being washed away in a flood of water

being without power is very different than a tidal waive washing away your house and everything that belongs to you

come on

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:29 AM (LpQbZ)

128 And, think about how obama wants to destroy suburbs and move everyone into the city...

I don't know why anyone is complaining about eating rats to survive. They're locally-sourced, free range, and no rGHB!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 10:29 AM (ZKzrr)

129 I guess its only lower Manhattan that does not have power, below 34th st. So the swells are just fine. Like Bloomy. He could not care less about Staten Island

Posted by: Thunderb at November 02, 2012 10:30 AM (Dnbau)

130 I don't know why anyone is complaining about eating rats to survive. They're locally-sourced, free range, and no rGHB!
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 10:29 AM (ZKzrr)

Don't they sell those at Whole Foods?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 02, 2012 10:30 AM (kc2b9)

131 But us dumb old redneck hicks ain't smart and sophisticated like you NY Yankee fellers.

Are you missing the part where most ordinary NYers are outraged by Bloomberg's priorities?

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:30 AM (PD2ad)

132 Look, if the people of Statin Island will just get up off their asses and go running this weekend, they will

1) get warm
2) get free clean water
3) get the hell out of statin island.

It's less a marathon and morea self-deportation program

Posted by: Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:31 AM (SO2Q8)

133 Pops, we already know how Progressives think , and dem voters either agree, or just don't care as long as they believe they are in the party of cool.
They are righteous in ideas (not but they think so)unless it costs them personally

Posted by: willow at November 02, 2012 10:31 AM (hX8cq)

134 "Speaking in Green Bay, Wisconsin this afternoon, President Obama
reminded voters that if Mitt Romney was president, he would 'rubberstamp
the Tea Party’s agenda.'”

You had me at, "He's not Obama."

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 02, 2012 10:32 AM (Hx5uv)

135

What would be stunning is, if ZERO RUNNERS SHOW UP.

Would you?

And, there is no way the international runners could travel into the city for the event.

I swear, the runners should boycott it.

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:32 AM (LpQbZ)

136 Per Tom Friedman, isn't Bloomberg the real pro-life candidate (because of his saving lives by banning fats and big gulps). Actual actions that help people in danger, not so much.

Posted by: ejo at November 02, 2012 10:32 AM (GXvSO)

137 132 Look, if the people of Statin Island will just get up off their asses and go running this weekend, they will

1) get warm
2) get free clean water
3) get the hell out of statin island.

It's less a marathon and morea self-deportation program
Posted by: Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:31 AM (SO2Q


Yeah, and those people are too FKN fat anyway.

Posted by: Moochelle Obama at November 02, 2012 10:32 AM (kc2b9)

138 NJites are passing around a petition on line to stop the marathon. The little people are not pleased

Posted by: Thunderb at November 02, 2012 10:32 AM (Dnbau)

139 I'm going to make it a point to stay at Richard Nicotra's hotel next time my wife and I visit NYC

Posted by: Highsmith at November 02, 2012 10:32 AM (uwaMU)

140 Happy days are here again. The skies are blue and ... wtf.


Posted by: Barky O'Bumbles at November 02, 2012 10:32 AM (he2LC)

141 Are you missing the part where most ordinary NYers are outraged by Bloomberg's priorities?

We're not missing the part where "most ordinary NYers" re-elected him to a third term.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 10:33 AM (ZKzrr)

142 President Obama

reminded voters that if Mitt Romney was president, he would 'rubberstamp

the Tea Party’s agenda.”




Feature, not a bug.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:33 AM (da5Wo)

143 PS:
For one of my favorite sites to lurk at, trying to post something readable heresucks as much as mayor monkey butt's salty balls do. IYKWIMAIKTYD!

Posted by: Bud Hurd at November 02, 2012 10:33 AM (BCiHi)

144 I don't know why anyone is complaining about eating rats to survive. They're locally-sourced, free range, and no rGHB!

---

Ever had a ratburger?

Less filling, tastes great!

Posted by: Sgt. John Spartan at November 02, 2012 10:33 AM (e0xKF)

145
93 hours until my polling place opens.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 02, 2012 10:34 AM (GeD0A)

146 Michael Bloomberg is a SCOAMF.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at November 02, 2012 10:34 AM (b4W5O)

147 "Speaking in Green Bay, Wisconsin this afternoon, President Obama
reminded voters that if Mitt Romney was president, he would 'rubberstamp
the Tea Party’s agenda.'”

---

And dumbfuck wonders why him speaking ends up boosting the turnout of the opposition.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 10:34 AM (e0xKF)

148 Like Bloomy. He could not care less about Staten Island

Posted by: Thunderb at November 02, 2012 10:30 AM


No doubt Mayor Mikey's helicopter is all gassed up and ready to take him anywhere. When the stench of NYC and all that misery get too tough for him, Bermuda's not so far away....

It is simply mind-boggling that America's morals have declined so much since Choom Boy took office. There was a time when losers like Bloomberg, Christie and Obama would not have been able to show themselves in public without facing pelting by rotten vegetables. Of course there was a time when shitweasels like them were the exception and not the rule in public office.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 02, 2012 10:35 AM (ZgX/g)

149 I know none of us inbred brain-dead mouth-breathin' drip-coffee-swillin' hicks are allowed to be anything less than deadly serious when NYC is in crisis partially of their own making, but "statin island" makes me snort zombie cookies all over my cubicle.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 10:35 AM (ZKzrr)

150 I've been checking Facebook every couple days (as opposed to every couple months usually) to check on friends back east.

One person asked if there were any way to donate and sort of adopt a certain community and get former residents to contribute.

Someone responded "FEMA and other agencies will take care of them". In other words, don't help.

I logged out before the spasms overwhelmed me.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 02, 2012 10:35 AM (SUKHu)

151 We're not missing the part where "most ordinary NYers" re-elected him to a third term.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™


Got me there. They are Dems. But there are numerous AoS morons here too. Kind of a patriot underground.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:35 AM (PD2ad)

152 Wonder how much cash the members of the Ground Zero Mosque donated for relief....

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 02, 2012 10:35 AM (3ZtZW)

153 93 hours until my polling place opens.

My polling place is always open, IYKWIMAITTYD.

/wink

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at November 02, 2012 10:35 AM (w+lzM)

154 Yes, the Traitor-in-Chief cares, folks, even if, as usual, he didn't do fuck-all except preen and posture.

And, big government is good!

Bomber Jacket Trending!

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:35 AM (LpQbZ)

155 "Upstate" is more or less everything that isn't NYC and the boroughs. I know Westchester county got slammed--I have family in the Chappaqua area that's still without power as of last check--so you might have to move a fair bit inland before you find fit housing. And that's a lot of people to move under less than ideal conditions, by the way.

That favorite phrase of mine, "round robin Charlie Foxtrot", is in full effect here. Heck of a job, Bloomie.

Posted by: Brother Cavil presents at November 02, 2012 10:36 AM (GBXon)

156 Bomber Jacket Trending!
Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 10:35 AM (LpQbZ)

You don't do a carrier landing, you aint shit.

Posted by: George Bush at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (kc2b9)

157 This just in...eating rats to survive banned b/c they contain too much cholesterol.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (ZKzrr)

158 NY Libs have always treated SI like trash....
Posted by: Iblis at November 02, 2012 10:14 AM (rZe6n)

Literally! Witness the great kills landfill.

Posted by: WisRich at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (hdpay)

159 Rush to set up extra bleachers and sound outside of the R/R State Fair venue...people calling in to Sykes disappointed at not getting in to the venue but pumped that there were so many there...only room for likely 4000 tops inside...at least double that in line when they cut it off.

Pretty damn incredible for a work day in Milwaukee.

Look out WI voters are engaged again right in time for the election.


Posted by: H Badger at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (n/0Nw)

160 Dick Morris @DickMorrisTweet

The Gallup Poll finds that the 2012 election will actually have more
Republicans and fewer Dems voting than any of the past 4 elections.

---------

People knock DM, but I will say that he's been one of the most positive people out there for Romney's chances. If I only shave off a little bit from his rosy predictions, we're still gonna win this thing. He's been a good shot in the arm this entire election cycle.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (lTVJy)

161 Doesn't Anderson Cooper care about those people on Staten Island? Or can't he and his boyfriend find a nice bb out there while spewing lies about George Bush.

Posted by: ejo at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (GXvSO)

162 Have curious and her cats weighed in on this matter?

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (RXKbn)

163 Billy bob, you're kinda insufferable. Did you lose your home during that 14 days? Were they still searching for missing people while a fuckin' marathon was running past people who have lost everything, including loved ones? Quit with the 'my 'disaster was worse than yours.' schtick.

Posted by: Tami still in the dark... at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (m+6V+)

164 Why didn't they relocate the marathon, it's not like you need a field or a race track? Go to Ithaca or Poughkeepsie, block some roads, dragoon the Boy Scouts into passing out water. Nobody actually watches the TV coverage.

Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (tmzN0)

165 A poster on a NYC billboard displaying Giuliani's mug and the words "Miss Me Yet?". That would be a good thing.

Posted by: mrp at November 02, 2012 10:38 AM (HjPtV)

166 Bllomberg is a disgrace. A self-serving egomaniac. Compare his handling of this crisis with Guiliani post September 11th.
And Staten Island is a Republican stronghold. My Dad was born and raised there. It's a shame they are enduring this.

Posted by: tofer732 at November 02, 2012 10:38 AM (2zM0P)

167
‘LET’S WIN THIS MOTHERFUCKER!’: SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT DELIVERS SHOCK SPEECH AT DNC NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

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Boortz was talking about a bunch of NBA players who wanted to exempt the word "motherfucker" from the NBA's no profanity rule because that word is a part of black culture. You know, like illegitimacy.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 02, 2012 10:38 AM (Hx5uv)

168 162 Have curious and her cats weighed in on this matter?
Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (RXKbn)

I think Curious would be down a couple cats by now.

Posted by: George Bush at November 02, 2012 10:39 AM (kc2b9)

169 163 Billy bob, you're kinda insufferable. Did you lose your home during that 14 days? Were they still searching for missing people while a fuckin' marathon was running past people who have lost everything, including loved ones? Quit with the 'my 'disaster was worse than yours.' schtick.

Dittos. Becoming truly annoying.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:39 AM (PD2ad)

170 Bloomberg is Nagin, but with money and less pigmentation?

Posted by: huerfano at November 02, 2012 10:39 AM (bAGA/)

171 mike murphy ‏@murphymike
PA thoughts: 1.) I hope Mitt wins just to land a deadly and disruptive blow to CW political punditry…

PA thought 2.) I saw surprisingly good #’s for Romney on a swing CD poll in PA two weeks ago. And some good PA pros think he could upset.

mike murphy ‏@murphymike
PA 3.) PA elected GOP Gov in ‘10. But hard to see how he’d win PA and lose OH. PA would be huge outlier. If Mitt wins PA, he wins WI too.

mike murphy ‏@murphymike
PA 4.). So we’ll see. Possible, but historical math ain’t easy. Still, if he wins PA, I think he wins OH.

RT @hollybdc: Romney appears to be filming folks asleep in the front cabin of his campaign plane with his iPhone. He's laughing.

mike murphy ‏@murphymike
Thats how I see it. Maybe 1.5 pts. RT @kevpga63: @murphymike If he is within 2 pts in PA, he wins OH.

NOW Settle down Bed Shitters & smile

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 10:39 AM (ck76k)

172 If Staten Islanders register for the marathon, they can get fresh water at the hydration stations. Quit complaining, folks.

Posted by: Mayor Michael Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:39 AM (dtjHp)

173 Fatties don't run marathons. Bloomberg only cares about the skinnies, most all of whom are democrats.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at November 02, 2012 10:40 AM (PH+2B)

174 People turned away came in from:

Ripon
Oshkosh
Beloit

Its not just WOW people showing up for the rally...people fired up from all over.

Posted by: H Badger at November 02, 2012 10:40 AM (n/0Nw)

175 Richard Nicotra, who owns the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield,saidthose whohave been displaced by the hurricane can stay as long as necessary.

Check back in 3 years and see if he still feels that way. Hint: NOLA, Houston, and Katrina.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2012 10:40 AM (GFM2b)

176 Posted by: Lady in Black at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (lTVJy)

he is annoying at times, But remember he got Bubba elected twice

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 10:40 AM (ck76k)

177 Bloomberg is Nagin, but with money and less pigmentation?

Posted by: huerfano at November 02, 2012 10:39 AM (bAGA/)


I think that would make the Midget Stalin's day. Nagin got re-elected even after Katrina.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 10:41 AM (X3lox)

178 My church makes up cleaning buckets to send south to hurricane victims. I googled around to find the list of supplies. Here's a link to another church's pdf file with what to put in them.

http://tinyurl.com/bsuz9wd

It's the exact same list we had, so someone has thought this through.

FYI, in case anyone wants to do something to help.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 02, 2012 10:41 AM (SUKHu)

179 I predict the winner will soemone from the Maldives

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 02, 2012 10:41 AM (3ZtZW)

180 Hey, it's another case of libs doing exactly what they claim republicans do.
I remember when Bush told people to "go shopping" after 9/11. Actually, it turns out whatI remember is a bunch of biased liberal talking heads hacks told us that Bush told us to "go shopping".

Bush actually saying, "go shopping" never, ever, remotely happened. Those words weresome Time magazine hack's commentary on what Bush actually said.

Posted by: rockheads at November 02, 2012 10:41 AM (jtTKf)

181 Have curious and her cats weighed in on this matter?

If teh oZfic actually lives there, odds are they have far more important things on the mind at the moment.

Posted by: Brother Cavil presents at November 02, 2012 10:41 AM (GBXon)

182 Stay at his hotel, hell I'm ready to setup a PAC so he can run for mayor.

Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 10:42 AM (hjRtO)

183 The only thing better would be if this post was entitled "Obama Supporter Wants People To Run Over The Dead Bodies of Sandy's Victims."

I can not get over the sheer disgust I feel over this Mayor doing this. It is horrendous.

Posted by: Baldy at November 02, 2012 10:42 AM (opS9C)

184 You know why Bloomberg is doing this? Because Bloomberg doesn't like middle class people.

Posted by: Kanye West at November 02, 2012 10:42 AM (Hx5uv)

185 Freeway still backed up from 60th street all the way to the exit at 84th with cars trying to get into State Fair...


really should have done it at the Speedway!

Posted by: H Badger at November 02, 2012 10:42 AM (n/0Nw)

186 http://tinyurl.com/9kxt37h


CNN Exposed, Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon Blows The Whistle, Let me repeat that.CNN is paid by the US government for reporting on some events, and not reporting on others. The Obama Administration pays for CNN content

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 10:42 AM (ck76k)

187
F'ing liberal elitists, it really is all about them isn't it?

Is the airport even open?

Oh well, you get the govt you vote for, hey, isn't there some kind of election coming up?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 02, 2012 10:42 AM (PHb2k)

188
I ran the NYC Marathon in 2005. Under normal circumstances, it is a truly awesome event. It was sunny and in the 70's the year I did it, the following year (P. Diddy Runs the City year), it was 80. The weather is always unpredictable.
You run through all the boroughs and over all the bridges. It's an event that truly brings out all the people of NYC, and kind of a uniting thing for all the diverse people. The qualifying standards are more stringent than Boston (but you can qualify with a half marathon, unlike Boston) and there is also a lottery (which Boston doesn't have). As a runner, I would be reallybummed out if it cancelled (all the hard work put into qualifying in the first place and then all the training for the race involved--a huge investment of time and energy), but I would totally understand the necessity to do so. I also wouldn't let all that training go to waste, I'd try and find another marathon to do.

That being said, this race should have been cancelled. Yeah, it brings in a lot of revenue for the city, and yeah there is a storied reputation, and yeah, I'm all for trying to return to normalcy, but recovery is hardly even underway. It is truly callous and insensitive as well as unsafe to be proceeding with this race. I can't believe that an organization like Road Runners Club of NYC iswilling to do irreparableharm to their reputation with their "the race must go on" mentality. I don't think that this race is going to be very good for the runners either. I realize that people are traveling from far away, and that there are all kinds of foreign, elite runners who were planning to do this race.

The ill will generatedfrom continuing on with this race is going to have long-lasting ramifications. I as a runner am appalled.

Posted by: runningrn at November 02, 2012 10:43 AM (Uw091)

189 Breaking News Update: Eating rats is now permitted despite cholesterol levels if the rat or serving of rat is 12oz. or less.

Posted by: tv journalist kneeling in a puddle of water at November 02, 2012 10:43 AM (nkiQM)

190 Richard Nicotra, who owns the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield,saidthose whohave been displaced by the hurricane can stay as long as necessary.

Check back in 3 years and see if he still feels that way. Hint: NOLA, Houston, and Katrina.

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It depends who he has in there.

If it is hard-working people who want to get their lives up and running again, it won't be an issue.

Lifetime welfare recipients who expect everything to be handed to them, like many Katrina displacees, not so much.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 10:43 AM (e0xKF)

191 So you're saying the kind of leaders one votes for actually matters? Who knew? But Bloomturd has at least identified the root cause of the problem as Gorebull Worming. Along with the transfat and soda bans he has taken courageous first steps to protect the people of New York.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at November 02, 2012 10:43 AM (JRU+g)

192
If Romney were President, Anphimp ships would be hitting those beaches
like D-Day full of supplies and the Hospital ship would be on station
off the coast to help the injured.


MAC runs C5's out of Newburgh and Westover. Their clamshell ass end restricts airdrop capability to a degree, but they DO have airdrop capability. A couple of C5's doing a low pass along the beach dumping pallets of MRE's would cure the food problems pretty fucking quick.

That's something TFG could order with a snap of his fingers...and would happen with hours...if he gave a shit...which he don't.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 02, 2012 10:43 AM (URXKC)

193 "Upstate" for NYC residents is Yonkers.

I'm so far upstate I went into a Staples yesterday to look at the new Kindle, and it was set to French.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at November 02, 2012 10:43 AM (PH+2B)

194 Let them eat marathons.

Posted by: Marie Antoinbloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:44 AM (Hx5uv)

195 "Obama doesn't care about white people."

Posted by: Kanye West at November 02, 2012 10:44 AM (M/WbE)

196 195 "Obama doesn't care about white people."
Posted by: Kanye West at November 02, 2012 10:44 AM (M/WbE)

There's a Bumper sticker I would buy.

Posted by: George Bush at November 02, 2012 10:44 AM (kc2b9)

197 CNN Exposed, Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon Blows The Whistle, Let me repeat that.CNN is paid by the US government for reporting on some events, and not reporting on others. The Obama Administration pays for CNN content

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Not really a surprise given that it is CNN.

Ever read Robert Weiner's book, "Live From Baghdad"? He talks about the kinds of stuff they covered up to keep their stringers in Baghdad from being killed in retaliation.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 10:44 AM (e0xKF)

198 193 "Upstate" for NYC residents is Yonkers.

I'm so far upstate I went into a Staples yesterday to look at the new Kindle, and it was set to French.



Yup. Upstate is relative. One of my law school profs called anything north of the Bronx, "the Canadian provinces."

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:45 AM (PD2ad)

199 Dammit

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 02, 2012 10:45 AM (kc2b9)

200 Homelessness and hunger are just the beginning. Just wait until the filth and disease kick it into high gear. But what do I know? Maybe Global Warming activism is more important.

Posted by: Fritz at November 02, 2012 10:45 AM (/ZZCn)

201 162
Have curious and her cats weighed in on this matter?


Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 02, 2012 10:37 AM (RXKbn)

Us little people in the 56 other states don't understand the suffering the New Yorkers have been thru, since 2001, I cant imagine the tirade coming our way now.

Posted by: Red Shirt at November 02, 2012 10:45 AM (FIDMq)

202 Oh, the airports are open. So they can jet off to where the beautiful people are.

Posted by: Iblis at November 02, 2012 10:45 AM (rZe6n)

203 As I look at the gas lines, I can't help but think we are witnessing paradise for Greenies.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:46 AM (PD2ad)

204 Just wait until the filth and disease kick it into high gear.

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Looks like Bloomy is trying to bring back the David Dinkins days.

Now all we need is a few race riots to complete the turnaround.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 10:46 AM (e0xKF)

205 Nice list, only thing I would add would be permethin and rodent poison pellets.

Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 10:46 AM (pmDdf)

206 PUT that generator down. Electricity is for runners.


Do you think I am fucking with you? I am not fucking with you, my friend.

Posted by: Blake Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:47 AM (z9HTb)

207 Bloomie is one big snow storm away from Thunderdome. I don't think he realizes this.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (URXKC)

208 Breaking News Update: Eating rats is now permitted despite cholesterol levels if the rat or serving of rat is 12oz. or less.

And you don't salt it before or after cooking.



As hundreds of thousands of Big Apple residents suffer in homes left
without power by Hurricane Sandy, two massive generators are being run
24/7 in Central Park — to juice a media tent for Sunday’s New York City
Marathon.


Y'all know this is just a preview of our green future, right?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (ZKzrr)

209 The good news for all those suffering is that "Presidenten is hard" O-Vomit will soon join the ranks of all those unemployed people he created.

The grinning buh-buh-buh baboonBiden will still havethe rent money he earns from charging the SS who live out back in the shack behind his crib.

Posted by: Bud Hurd at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (BCiHi)

210 The real solution is to run it in Central Park like the first one. Stage it in waves and send the supplies to SI but Bloomie would never do that...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (tE/+g)

211 remember, if you carry a dead body to the finish line, their time will not count. Thelife-impaired must finish the race under their own power or face disqualification.

Posted by: Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (SO2Q8)

212 Let them eat marathoners
-Zombie Marie Antoinette

Posted by: VW Zao at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (I7O5y)

213 When I was a Kid I saw that movie "Ben". Rats have freaked me out ever since.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (kc2b9)

214 Fuckers. Wanna know how fast this could be fixed? About 48 hours. (Link in nic)

Excerpt:

The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) is a versatile power
generation battalion assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that
provides commercial-level power to military units and federal relief
organizations during full-spectrum operations.

The battalion consists of a
headquarters and headquarters company,four Prime Power line companies
(A, B, C D), and the Prime Power School. The Prime Power School
graduates the Army's Prime Power Production Specialist (MOS 12P)
following a one-year course that includes math, physics, engineering,
and power plant operations and maintenance.

Each line company has a headquarters and four to
six platoons comprised of a warrant officer and fifteen non
commissioned officers. The platoons are capable of setting up,
operating, and repairing complete medium voltage power generation and
distribution systems world wide.

Alpha Company, 249th Engineer Battalion,
consisting of a company headquarters andfour prime power platoons, is
located at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Bravo Company, 249th Engineer Battalion is located at Ft. Bragg, NC.

Charlie Company was activated in 2008 and is located at Fort Belvoir, VA.

Delta Company, comprised of all Reserve
Soldiers, has its headquarters and three platoons at Cranston, RI, and
one platoon at Ft. Belvoir, VA.


Each platoon has the
capability to produce approximately 3 megawatts of power at 4160 volts
(medium voltage.) The newly fielded individual generator size is 840
kilowatts (kW). These medium voltage generators require transformers to
convert the voltage to a user level (120/208/277/480 volts).

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (sbV1u)

215 Us little people in the 56 other states don't understand the suffering the New Yorkers have been thru, since 2001, I cant imagine the tirade coming our way now.
Posted by: Red Shirt



Oh, let's add 9-11-01 to the sneering.
Asshole.
NJ has it a lot worse than NY, btw.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (PD2ad)

216
I could never cancel the marathon and disappoint President Obama and his fellow Kenyans.

Posted by: Mayor Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:49 AM (ggRof)

217 A friend made the comment yesterday that the MFM isn't covering all of the looting going on. I told him that doesn't help Obama get re-elected. If Obama had a son, he would look like the majority of the looters.

Posted by: runningrn at November 02, 2012 10:50 AM (Uw091)

218 Canned.goods.

Posted by: Honey Badger at November 02, 2012 10:50 AM (GvYeG)

219
Fuckers. Wanna know how fast this could be fixed? About 48 hours. (Link in nic)


Yeah, but they aren't union, so no dice.

Posted by: runningrn at November 02, 2012 10:51 AM (Uw091)

220 Staten Islanders should join BLOCK the Marathon.


This could get ugly with a capital Helen Thomas.


Posted by: Blake Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 10:51 AM (z9HTb)

221 And you don't salt it before or after cooking.
I saw two rats swimming down the street today and one was a salted!
Vote Obama!

Posted by: david letterman's dick at November 02, 2012 10:51 AM (nkiQM)

222 >>Nice list, only thing I would add would be permethin and rodent poison pellets.

Juxaposed with the comments about people eating rats, that was an interesting comment, Jean!

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 02, 2012 10:51 AM (SUKHu)

223 Here's who's sponsoring this clusterf*ck: http://tinyurl.com/bnlye7w

Might be a good idea to let some of them know how you feel.

Posted by: Slublog at November 02, 2012 10:51 AM (0nqdj)

224 Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (sbV1u)




Yeah, but they're military . Ewww.



Btw, you took off too fast last night. I got your redhead up.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:51 AM (da5Wo)

225
The real solution is to run it in Central Park like the first one. Stage it in waves and send the supplies to SI but Bloomie would never do that...

That would have been a great idea!

Posted by: runningrn at November 02, 2012 10:52 AM (Uw091)

226 Yup. Upstate is relative. One of my law school profs called anything north of the Bronx, "the Canadian provinces."
Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:45 AM (PD2ad)

Yeah I get that....when we lived in Maine...we would travel north up I 95 and when we hit NH the sign would read "Portsmouth NH and All Points North"...no mention of Maine

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 02, 2012 10:52 AM (JWLqy)

227 Btw, you took off too fast last night. I got your redhead up. Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:51 AM (da5Wo)

Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Faster on the uptake my man!! Faster!

Oh, yeah, that's it...faster....

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 10:52 AM (sbV1u)

228 Oh, let's add 9-11-01 to the sneering.

Asshole.

NJ has it a lot worse than NY, btw.

Posted by: real joe at November 02, 2012 10:48 AM (PD2ad)
asshole yourself, catpiss lets us know about 9/11 on a regular basis

Posted by: Red Shirt at November 02, 2012 10:53 AM (FIDMq)

229 Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Faster on the uptake my man!! Faster!

Oh, yeah, that's it...faster....


Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 10:52 AM (sbV1u)


Lol. The iPad wasn't cooperating. Hang on and I'll find it.

After I posted, I actually got a request to find a specific actress. Hilarious.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:54 AM (da5Wo)

230 When is Bloomberg up for reelection?

And where can I donate to his opponent?

What a disgusting piece of shit he is. He is in a league with Reid, Pelosi, and even McFuckstick himself...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 02, 2012 10:54 AM (wtvvX)

231 Sean, their shit is just sitting there, as of this AM.

Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 10:54 AM (UjSt7)

232 Oh, and I agree that a mob of Staten Island residents should show up at the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and fucking block the Marathon. How could anyone even participate in that race and be able to look themselves in the mirror????

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 02, 2012 10:56 AM (wtvvX)

233 Sean, their shit is just sitting there, as of this AM. Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 10:54 AM (UjSt7)

Oh, no doubt. Because Staten Island is the only Republican borough in NYC. I think we've already seen how Obama plays that game. Ask Rick Perry.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 10:56 AM (sbV1u)

234 NSFW Morons.




98
56 Anything in particular?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 01, 2012 09:06 PM (GEICT)



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Something from this season's non-moob collection.



Ginger if possible.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 01, 2012 09:09 PM (xSh3g)



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One of my all time faves.



Angie Everhart.



http://tinyurl.com/bgg4bro

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 01, 2012 09:27 PM (GEICT)

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:57 AM (da5Wo)

235 Off to get some Hate Chicken. BRB.

I'll have the boobehs for dessert, BC.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 10:57 AM (sbV1u)

236 does cold rice and a little rat meat qualify under Bloomberg's nutrition edicts?

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 02, 2012 10:58 AM (8sCoq)

237 Link in name to Gothamist dot com, h/t Treacher on Twitter.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 02, 2012 11:00 AM (SUKHu)

238 174
People turned away came in from:

Ripon
Oshkosh
Beloit

Of course Ripon. Birthplace of the Republican Party!

Posted by: Bruce at November 02, 2012 11:01 AM (z4eur)

239 In case any of you are wondering whether Gerald O! is still. a dick.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ag7nyyj

Posted by: Marie Antoinbloomberg at November 02, 2012 11:01 AM (Hx5uv)

240 It says something that one of the marathon's sponsors promotes travel in and to...Indonesia.

Posted by: Brother Cavil presents at November 02, 2012 11:02 AM (GBXon)

241
Us little people in the 56 other states don't understand the suffering the New Yorkers have been thru, since 2001, I cant imagine the tirade coming our way now.
Posted by: Red Shirt


Oh, let's add 9-11-01 to the sneering.
Asshole.

This isn't directed at real joe or anyone else here.

As a person who was born and raised in Queens, but escaped decades ago to points south and west: NYC residents and the MSM (BIRM) make it very, very difficult for those of us in Flyover Country to have a hell of a lot of sympathy for them. But we do anyway.

Mix in a little humility about your superior bubble-living selves. Don't treat us like toothless, cousin-fucking oddities in the news and entertainment. Don't cram your worldview and customs down our throats when you inevitably move here. That goes a long way towards getting along better.

Posted by: Jaws at November 02, 2012 11:03 AM (4I3Uo)

242 I think Curious would be down a couple cats by now.

Or vice versa.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 02, 2012 11:04 AM (QupBk)

243 OT ..why is Jugears still wearing his Holloween costume 3 days later ? (On Drudge)

Posted by: grease monkey at November 02, 2012 11:06 AM (VSWPU)

244
How about those in need because of Sandy running the NY Runners Club out of town... on a rail?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 02, 2012 11:07 AM (sQAxA)

245 That redhead is a nasty, nasty girl.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 02, 2012 11:08 AM (he2LC)

246 I meant that Ripon would be at the rally. Not that they would be turned away.

Posted by: Bruce at November 02, 2012 11:08 AM (z4eur)

247 Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 02, 2012 10:57 AM (da5Wo)

Oh my

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 11:09 AM (sbV1u)

248 242, I was thinking the same thing. Curious vs. the cats.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 02, 2012 11:10 AM (he2LC)

249 Title sponsor: ING
Principal sponsors: United Air, Foot Locker, Nissan, the NYT, Timex, ASICS.
Also Coors, Dunkin Donuts, Sports Illustrated, UPS, Time Warner, Subway.

Ingnycmarathon dotorg.

Posted by: boulder hobo at November 02, 2012 11:11 AM (zsnlv)

250 Supposedly Catpiss lives on Manhattan Island, which is the only "real" NYC. So she should be fine.

But I guarantee she will have countless "friends," "soccer coaches," "priests" and other figments of her imagination being washed out to sea, adrift on a raft of lashed-together corpses from the leper colony she donates thousands I dollars to every year.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 11:11 AM (BatdI)

251 The Giants are hosting a football game on Sunday, while the Knicks and Nets have postponed their season opening basketball game in Brooklyn.
However, while these activities use similar amounts of resources, they don't close any bridges or 26 miles of roads.
There are pros and cons on both sides, but I would not hold the race under the current conditions (as seen from afar on TV.)

Posted by: Mike S at November 02, 2012 11:13 AM (/4imY)

252 Er, Rudy agrees with Bloomberg on the marathon. Nothing like a natural disaster to bring out the RINOs.....

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 02, 2012 11:18 AM (OCBPC)

253 Generators For Marathon, Not Victims






Are they "green friendly" generators? I'd hate to think they'll use generators that harm Gaia.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 02, 2012 11:20 AM (1Jaio)

254 My pussies are all wet.

Posted by: pray for piss at November 02, 2012 11:22 AM (nkiQM)

255 As a runner and nyrr member i will say I think the marathon should go on as planned. In 2001 they were still finding body parts when they ran it after 9/11. The world doesn't stop especially in NY. You do have a point about the bridge and ferry acess but its one morning for a couple hours. The national guard should have already setup generator stations, food stations and bussed the now homeless out of SI to hotels in PA, NJ or upriver NY. This isn't rocket science. Get the people some food, water and some shelter. Clean it up and rebuild. You have millions of dollars of charity coming in freaking use it.

Posted by: Evil Libertarian at November 02, 2012 11:27 AM (1Y2g8)

256 On the plus side, hopefully at least SOME of the media people covering the marathon will cover the devastation, instead.

Posted by: Greg Q at November 02, 2012 11:39 AM (4Pleu)

257 Gothamistdotcom is reporting some of the marathoners are going to take the bus to the start on Staten Island, but volunteer to help with clean up efforts instead of running the race. See, we aren't all a bunch of selfish, entitled runners!

Posted by: rumningrn at November 02, 2012 11:41 AM (Uw091)

258 "As a runner and nyrr member i will say I think the marathon should go on as planned."

What's the problem, then? If a bunch of people want to run through ruined neighborhoods then that's fine with me. Why do you need special treatment to do that?

The NYRR seems like a pretty dedicated bunch with lots of resources, so you guys should be fine with renting your own generators, providing your own security, and arranging your own private transportation from Staten Island. Have fun!

Oh, and please stay on the sidewalks like pedestrians are supposed to do, because other people are using the public streets for more important things.

See? All settled! As a fellow libertarian I'm sure you appreciate the proper scope of government in times of emergency. It's not rocket science.

Posted by: GalosGann at November 02, 2012 11:42 AM (T3KlW)

259 Posted by: Evil Libertarian at November 02, 2012 11:27 AM (1Y2g


I disagree with you here only because of the timing. There were almost two months between 9/11 and the marathon. This hasn't even been a week yet. The city isn't even functioning at half capacity yet!

I know someone who did the race in 2011. He said the piles were still smoldering and the runners cheered all the firefighters working on the piles. He said there wasn't a dry eye.

Posted by: rumningrn at November 02, 2012 11:45 AM (Uw091)

260 252 Er, Rudy agrees with Bloomberg on the marathon. Nothing like a natural disaster to bring out the RINOs.....



I think Rudy would have done better pre-hurricane planning than Bloomberg, he was more proactive and not spending time and resources on the Battle against Transfats, and The War Against Salt.

Posted by: rumningrn at November 02, 2012 11:48 AM (Uw091)

261 This is unreal. I could do a better job organizing this mess than these buffoons.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,raving lunatic about Benghazi at November 02, 2012 11:49 AM (baL2B)

262 I liked someone's earlier comment. If they want to have the race, to it on the original course--loops around Central Park.

Posted by: rumningrn at November 02, 2012 11:49 AM (Uw091)

263 The problem here is that the NY marathon after 9/11 2001 didn't divert resources that were needed to save people's lives. Rubble is one thing, people without food, water, and power, and with limited ability to transport those things is quite another.

If I were signed up to run this marathon, I would not run. I would find some way to help with that time, instead.

Posted by: elizabethe votes for Romney/Ryan and butterscotch at November 02, 2012 11:53 AM (TOBhV)

264 About twenty years ago, my father was a FDNY captain, was injured badly in a fire and eventually died from his burns. We spent a month or so waiting in the hospital in NYC and Guiliani would stop in all the time to see how we were doing. On Easter, he came by with a cheesecake that his aunt had made his family to give to us to cheer us up. Brings a tear to my eye to this day. I love that man and wish he were still in charge today.

My Staten Island family has been hard hit. It sounds good to say they should just walk off the Island but I'm pretty sure it's illegal to do so in normal times and I think the bridges to NJ are still closed. You could walk for ten miles and just end up in a hellhole like Jersey City or Hoboken anyways. Just doesn't seem that realistic.

Posted by: JLD at November 02, 2012 11:56 AM (Rs2GQ)

265 Unfortunately, these people voted this guy in. He's a worthless POS, but they got him, because they wanted him. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES dipshits

Posted by: wendy at November 02, 2012 12:01 PM (7KSGe)

266 They will probably re elect him too.

Posted by: wendy at November 02, 2012 12:04 PM (7KSGe)

267 I was one of the lucky ones to get in at Red Rocks. They need to make sure these events are oversubscribed because a lot of people get tickets and (historically) don't show up but now everyone is showing up and there are walkups and a half-empty venue looks horrible.

Hopefully they can handle the overflow better in WI than they did at Red Rocks, but the people I know who didn't get in (which is more people than I know who did) were disappointed but excited so many people wanted to go.

Posted by: Fritz (but not Fritz) at November 02, 2012 12:08 PM (U0t2o)

268 258 "As a runner and nyrr member i will say I think the marathon should go on as planned."

What's the problem, then? If a bunch of people want to run through ruined neighborhoods then that's fine with me. Why do you need special treatment to do that?

The NYRR seems like a pretty dedicated bunch with lots of resources, so you guys should be fine with renting your own generators, providing your own security, and arranging your own private transportation from Staten Island. Have fun!

Oh, and please stay on the sidewalks like pedestrians are supposed to do, because other people are using the public streets for more important things.

See? All settled! As a fellow libertarian I'm sure you appreciate the proper scope of government in times of emergency. It's not rocket science.
Posted by: GalosGann

NYRR already donated a $1 million and they pay for their own expenses, security and transportation. The course doesn't run through any of the areas that are severely damaged. And as a fellow libertarian I fully understand if I'm waiting around for the government to help me I might as well throw myself off one of those bridges. I moved out of NY for a reason.

Posted by: Evil Libertarian at November 02, 2012 12:17 PM (1Y2g8)

269 "Be a real shame if a mob showed up and put them to good use."

I can just imagine the "news" reports that would be running non-stop between then and election day - selfish "Tea-rrorists" stealing vital supplies for their own use. If that turned the vote in just one closely-contested state it could turn the whole election.

Oops, better not give them any ideas, or Team Obama might get some Occupiers to stage it for them...

Posted by: Norcross at November 02, 2012 12:21 PM (THNke)

270 You raise 7+ million dollars and you can buy your own damn generators. Suck it, Drew.

Posted by: David C. at November 02, 2012 12:43 PM (ZtMso)

271 President Touchy McFeelerton just drove by my apt complex here in Springfield, OH. Why the hell is he here, trapping me in my complex when I need to get out to get tires? Can't he go bother New Jersey again?

Posted by: Klawnet at November 02, 2012 12:49 PM (AYfPj)

272 "The only connection to the rest of NYC is the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, that bridge is also the starting point of the marathon"

Jeez, I didn't realize that. What can they be thinking??? I hope the runners revolt and help the residents instead, which appears to be happening.

Posted by: PJ at November 02, 2012 12:56 PM (DQHjw)

273
I hate to say it this way, but where the hell is the Mob when you need them?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at November 02, 2012 01:13 PM (1hM1d)

274 My Rudy commnet was also supposed to be a poke at Christie. As usual, the joke fell flat.
The newspaopers are STILL showing pictures of Double Zeros (pictured together, though, they make a perfect 10) commisserating and looking concerned, as if Obama is still in NJ and not back in Vegas, his default harbor in times of crisis, apparently.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 02, 2012 01:19 PM (YmPwQ)

275 "There are no words to describe Michael Bloomberg's decision to allow the NYC Marathon to be run as scheduled this Sunday"
Does stupid fucking Democrat cometomind!

Posted by: Spike at November 02, 2012 01:31 PM (d7TAC)

276

How about if 50,000 marathoners instead exerted that energy running up the stairs of high rises in lower Manhattandelivering supplies totrapped desperate seniors?

Posted by: RokShox at November 02, 2012 01:38 PM (8MMMw)

277 This is like Bette Midler throwing that extravagant Manhattan Halloween party Wednesday. What would she have said if, say, Sarah Palin had done the same?
It wasn't even a fundraiser.
Ah Bette, Bette! it's over between us.

Posted by: wankette at November 02, 2012 01:40 PM (qNhTJ)

278
Hey, looks like Staten Island residents won't be voting, so zippy made the same decision he made with regard to Benghazi-meh! The zipster has him some campaignin' to do.

Posted by: James William Bottomtooth III at November 02, 2012 01:41 PM (BHM5V)

279 Proof that God hates public unions. And progressives.

Posted by: Corona at November 02, 2012 01:44 PM (fh2Y7)

280 Oh, and those marathon runners better get used to piss and shit bombs being thrown at them. Just to keep them on their toes.

Posted by: Corona at November 02, 2012 01:46 PM (fh2Y7)

281 Hopefully there will be massive civil disobedience throughout the course of the Marathon.

Incidentally, I heard that Obama had promised that power would be restored to us in Jersey City yesterday, I figured with the "curse of Obama," that would mean a longer delay and it looks like I'm right .


Posted by: rjm319 at November 02, 2012 01:54 PM (NhGNB)

282 "You raise 7+ million dollars and you can buy your own damn generators. Suck it, Drew."

You didn't build that bridge. The government did. Your private little marathon club doesn't get to monopolize government streets during an emergency.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at November 02, 2012 02:16 PM (kP4aY)

283 The flood waters would be all gone by now, but there is a shortage of Big Gulp cups for bailing.

Posted by: Mr. Khan at November 02, 2012 02:54 PM (6MiMG)

284 276, check gothamist.com. The runners are setting up a way racers can get off the Bloomberg parade and help.

Posted by: PJ at November 02, 2012 02:57 PM (DQHjw)

285 Here are some words from Afro Latin jazz figure Arturo O'Farrill:

Yo asshole mayor, turn on your television (instead of being so greedy to get on it) the city is in full blown crisis mode, there are huge disorganized lines for buses, gas, food, water, no trains into Manhattan from Brooklyn, tunnels shut, half the city without power, smoldering ruins in queens, hungry, sick, grieving, fed up human beings, THESE ARE YOUR FELLOW NEW YORKERS (even though your life reflects nothing of theirs). AND YOU WANT TO SHIT ON THEM BY ALLOWING THE MARATHON! THIS IS YOUR LEGACY BERMUDABERG, the mayor that doesn't give a shit about his people, oh, except to ban big gulps.

https://www.facebook.com/afrolatinjazz/posts/10200098507209148

Posted by: Incandescent at November 02, 2012 03:03 PM (oHtxd)

286 When you read my reaction, please consider that I have run 2 marathons this year:

F U Bloomberg

Posted by: PabaBear38 at November 02, 2012 03:31 PM (SmfrK)

287 Now, I've known obsessive runners and I've known people who've spent their whole year, hell, a few years, training for the NYM ALEX

The f*ckers on bicycles take up whole lanes and dare you to hit them, because, you know, they are so much better than you.

Posted by: madamex at November 02, 2012 04:11 PM (+kvQd)

288 Mayor BUBBLEWRAP also decreed that the MTA buses, our ONLY transportation below 42nd St., should STOP RUNNING INTO THE BLACKOUT ZONE AFTER DARK.

They kick everyone off the bus, old folks, cripples, whatever -- as soon as they get the word from HQ "they called it: this will have to be our last stop!" WTF????

NO transit below 34th St. after sundown. The cocksucker just said, "People shouldn't be out after dark. It's too dangerous to have people waiting for buses with no lights." So he has the buses DITCH everyone, and we then have to WALK 40 BLOCKS IN THE PITCH DARKNESS.

Yeah, Asshole Bloomberg, THAT's safe!!!!

Oh, and just to add humiliation to our rage, he has Decreed that the buses taking people from Grand Central to Brooklyn can drive right through our blacked-out neighborhoods!!!

Oh, how I hate that creature.


Posted by: beverly at November 03, 2012 12:52 AM (bk0Fw)






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