Bloomberg: Let's Go Forward With The Marathon So People Without Homes, Power, Warmth, or Food Will Have Something To Cheer About

They can't watch it on TV, of course. As they have no power. Or TVs. Or a house.

But maybe they'll hear rumors.

Meanwhile they have two massive generators, with a third in reserve, for the media's coverage of the marathon.

Deroy Murdock pens a gripping portrayal of lower Manhattan after the storm. It is not much of an exaggeration to call it apocalyptic.

There are a lot of people who just do not appreciate the wonders of a modern technological civilization. They romance primitivism. They talk about cutting our energy usage while running their TV's 8 hours a day and tapping into their internet-linked computers 16 hours a day.

Electricity and heat, they seem to think, are simply magic. They are Summoned, like friendly demons, when a switch is thrown.

They do not-- will not -- understand that this energy comes from someplace. Big-shouldered men dig it up from the earth. Clever-fingered men control its movements in enormous electric grids.

They also don't understand the thin Electric Blue Line that separates civilization from barbarism. People are crapping in hallways because their toilets are already filled and they can't flush their waste away.

That's not these people's fault at all -- when you have to go, you have to go, as wise men have long observed.

But a lot of people don't seem to understand that these commonplace elements of civilization didn't just happen. They happened because people built them, and maintain them, and people only had the money to pay for such things because we are -- or at least have been -- a prosperous nation.

Without that, we're like most other nations throughout the impoverished, wanting, miserable history of nations.

It's easy to romanticize Third World primitivism so long as you only see it on TV, or visit it briefly as part of a pampered junket. Once you live in it a little bit, one gains an appreciation for the little things -- which aren't so little at all -- long taken for granted.

I suppose it's wrong to politicize this but I have long thought Barack Obama represents the triumph of decadence. He just doesn't see the connection between coal mines in Ohio and power in Staten Island. He's been so insulated in his bubble of privilege he's never even had occasion to wonder what it is, exactly, that makes his TV glow when he turns it on.

I've long had a theory that when you look at the various professions and occupations, those which are "dirtier" -- those which have a direct, tangible connection to the gritty reality of the world -- skew conservative, while those which are "cleaner" -- occupations which are largely performed on a computer monitor, or deal only with abstractions -- skew liberal.

Obama has lived in that latter world, and only that latter world, his whole life.

So has Michael Bloomberg.

They both eat steak but would be sickened to see a cow slaughtered. They both benefit from a technologically-advanced world running on power extracted, ultimately, from the blood and bone of the earth, but despise the mechanisms of energy creation.

They prefer just not to think about it too much. And because they've always been so insulated from "A" -- where it all starts -- and have only lived in the world of "B" -- where the electricity-demons run to, to heat homes and light the streets -- they've never had to think about it too much.

While they blather about "reducing our carbon footprint," they ignore the fact that, right now, Lower Manhattan is living a low-carbon footprint lifestyle.

And its carbon footprint will be reduced further as people -- inconvenient, energy-addicted people -- die.

This is the preferred future of Al Gore and his fellow primitives.

Posted by: Ace at 03:30 PM



Comments

1 I bet some of those big shouldered men have been replaced by cranes and backhoes.

Posted by: Average Joe at November 02, 2012 03:32 PM (4wLfM)

2 While they blather about "reducing our carbon footprint," they ignore
the fact that, right now, Lower Manhattan is living a low-carbon
footprint lifestyle.


They're not ignoring it, they simply don't care.

Serfs shivering in the dark while the rich and powerful are amused in comfort...that's always been the aim of the eco-fascism movement.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 03:32 PM (ZKzrr)

3

It's sad.

And, true.

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 03:32 PM (LpQbZ)

4 I think this is a god idea because it help people relax, forget about the Herricane and the damage it did to there homesfor a few hours. Good on Governor Blondberg.....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 02, 2012 03:32 PM (48wze)

5 Bloomberg does not give a damn about any of the outer boroughs.

What is surprising is that he's not doing a damn thing to help out Lower Manhattan.

Giuliani came out today and said he agreed with running the marathon, which is terrible, but then again, Giuliani would've had things mostly fixed by now for all of the city.

Posted by: The Q at November 02, 2012 03:32 PM (w4fEE)

6 Kenyans running very quickly through what used to be the center of western civilization. Mark Steyn will be good tomorrow.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 02, 2012 03:33 PM (Fk014)

7 Will the runners have water stations? I would expect them to get robbed.

Posted by: lonestar at November 02, 2012 03:33 PM (sR06G)

8 Sounds like a North Korean tactic.

Posted by: Up with people at November 02, 2012 03:33 PM (kzFo5)

9 I have a covered plastic bin that the cat litter came
in, so I wouldn't crap in the hallway.

But you will NOT want to be under the window when I empty out my chamber pot.

Posted by: gekkobear at November 02, 2012 03:34 PM (0ebZc)

10 Hey look! Meals for the next week just running by!

Posted by: Hungry New Yorkers at November 02, 2012 03:34 PM (RD7QR)

11 I can't believe Giuliani said he agreed with keeping the Marathon. Wow. I think this is beyond horrible considering what's happening there. Unfuckingbelievable. I guess the people who elected Bloomberg really are morons.

Posted by: Sassy at November 02, 2012 03:34 PM (detCI)

12

ALL HAIL MAYOR CHOOMBERG!


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Ali Muhammad Surpra-izi Amin U'rbu T'hol wright at November 02, 2012 03:34 PM (ovpNn)

13 1 I bet some of those big shouldered men have been replaced by cranes and backhoes.

Posted by: Average Joe at November 02, 2012 03:32 PM (4wLfM)

..........................

Have you seen a crane/backhoe driver? Most of them are still "big shouldered men"

Posted by: gekkobear at November 02, 2012 03:34 PM (0ebZc)

14

Free Beacon has a piece where NBC is interviewing Alec Baldwin, and talking up his struggles after Sandy.

Here's the money quote:

“Just one couple, one guy with a story like so many others,” Brian Williams intoned, concluding a profile of Alec Baldwin’s struggles on Thursday’s “Rock Center.”


I hate these people. I hate the media.

Yeah, Alec Baldwin, just like the 90 year olds without power, food, water, meds on Staten Island.

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 03:35 PM (LpQbZ)

15 Clever-fingered men sometimes get framed by lying children. With adorable penises.

Posted by: Jerry Sandusky at November 02, 2012 03:35 PM (4wLfM)

16 They do not-- will not -- understand that this energy comes from someplace.

It comes from the wall. Duh!

Posted by: fluffeneidas at November 02, 2012 03:35 PM (O6q63)

17 Just don't show up with a 2 litre or larger of Pepsi, or Bloomburg will charge you with possession with intent to sell.

Posted by: Up with people at November 02, 2012 03:35 PM (kzFo5)

18 How long till the riots start?

I am guessing Sandy Protests start Sunday!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Ali Muhammad Surpra-izi Amin U'rbu T'hol wright at November 02, 2012 03:35 PM (ovpNn)

19 YOU'RE ALL WINNERS!

Posted by: That Chick from Seinfeld at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (7Kjey)

20
Does FEMA require all work to be done by Union Workers?

Anyone know?
I've been searching...but have only found vague gobbledygook wording about it.
Which makes me think, yeah, the answer to that is...."yes".

Posted by: wheatie at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (ICEh3)

21 "They both eat steak but would be sickened to see a cow slaughtered"

Exactly

Bloomberg is a cartoon charachter

Posted by: The Jackhole at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (nTgAI)

22 While they blather about "reducing our carbon footprint," they ignore the fact that, right now, Lower Manhattan is living a low-carbon footprint lifestyle.

Their dream has come true. Low-carbon, and they still get to play their own game, have their own perks, live their life as they always have. The proles? Not so much.

Its the very essence of socialism.

Death to the nomenklatura!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (sbV1u)

23 Perhaps this might help show how bad an idea having the marathon is in New York City.

What Bloomberg is doing, if put in New Orleans terms, would be for Nagin to have Mardi Gras while people were still trapped in the Superdome after Katrina.

But I re-post myself.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (94rak)

24 Further reinforcing my delight El Douche is no longer a Republican.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (WbGW2)

25 I heard they're adding hurdles to the event. Hurdles made out of human bodies.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (BuSM8)

26 I hope Bill O'Reilly gets righteously angry tonight over this... he can be kinda awesome when he's royally pissed off.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (UypUQ)

27
Bloomberg on the National Guard:


“We don’t need it. The NYPD is the
only people we want on the street with guns.”
http://tinyurl.com/bhflxtg

Posted by: Hepcat at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (frbyY)

28 It wasn't the SNOOZE. Everyone thinks it was the SNOOZE.

Posted by: Kenyan Runner at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (7Kjey)

29 Does FEMA require all work to be done by Union Workers?

---

My guess is "no", as FEMA could give less than a shit.

Far more likely, it is the local crews in the affected areas who are demanding union cards.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (e0xKF)

30 This president didn't care about Joplin, MO or Texas wildfires. He doesn't care about the four in Benghazi. What clue has anyone picked up that he gives a damn about anything (that famous empathy we've heard so much about).

Posted by: ejo at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (GXvSO)

31

OT but this is gut wrenching and pure evil:

Chinese Officials Restrain Pregnant Woman, Force Late-Term Abortion

Chinese officials last month forced a six-month pregnant woman to have an abortion against her will, All Girls Allowed reports.

The Chinese government recently outlawed forced late term abortions, a practice that the country’s one-child policy has encouraged.

Initial reports of the illegal abortion surfaced last week, but All Girls Allowed spoke with the woman’s husband on Oct. 31, confirming the abortion.

Mr. Qiao confirmed the following story: On October 2nd, his wife, Ms. Song, a pregnant mother of two, was alone at her home in Heilizhai, Shandong. She had heard nothing from the local family planning office and assumed she would safely deliver her third child since she was six months pregnant. But at 5pm, seven family planning officials arrived and pulled her into a van against her will. They drove her 100 km away to the Dongying Universal Love Women’s Hospital.

There, officials confiscated her cell phone and stripped her clothing when she tried to resist. They injected her with a sedative, pressed her finger to a “consent form,” then injected a chemical solution into her womb to induce an abortion. Afterwards, officials locked Ms. Song inside the hospital and neglected to return her clothes to her. She had to remain at the hospital alone until she delivered her stillborn baby on October 5.


FreeBeacon.com

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (LpQbZ)

32 Obama sucks more dick that the hookers who got ripped off by Menendez

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Ali Muhammad Surpra-izi Amin U'rbu T'hol wright at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (ovpNn)

33 We can always hope that with all those cameras there broadcasting the marathon, a few of them can slip up and broadcast the devastation of the boroughs to the rest of the nation.

Posted by: johnd01 at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (ukNFU)

34
Welcome to the 3rd world.

Some of them have it, and some of us don't. They do not care about us.

Posted by: rd does not believe the MSM at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (zLp5I)

35 Have you seen a crane/backhoe driver? Most of them are still "big shouldered men"


I once drove a black hoe all night.

Oh, backhoe.

Posted by: Sen. Menendez at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (4wLfM)

36 I like Deroy Murdock. If he were a leftist he'd be all over TV like Toure except with a brain and he'd just go by - Deroy.

But first and last names together - Deroy Murdock - sounds like a serious ass kicker. Thumbs up to Deroy Murdock, who refuses to jump on the one-name bandwagon, which is for pussies and fuck ups. I'm not talking screen names like on here, I'm talking - this is my real fucking name, which I use in public, which is only one name because I'm a pansy ass fuck up.

Posted by: Texas Ranger at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (IvvrO)

37 I've long had a theory that when you look at the various professions and occupations, those which are "dirtier" -- those which have a direct, tangible connection to the gritty reality of the world -- skew conservative, while those which are "cleaner" -- occupations which are largely performed on a computer monitor, or deal only with abstractions -- skew liberal.

_____________

This is exactly why the Liberals distain the military.

Look down on them. They are a different class.

It is also why bureaucrats at State ignored the advice of military and security experts on the ground in Benghazi--while never, ever setting foot in Libya themselves--too dangerous.

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (r2PLg)

38 Great post Ace.

Posted by: irright at November 02, 2012 03:38 PM (pMGkg)

39 Soylent Green - Its made of marathoners.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 03:38 PM (94rak)

40 Well said.

The complementary argument about "civilization" is that it is very hard to have an advanced civilization without the people to allow for vast diversification.

Something the Planned Parenthood/Malthusian/Zero Population Growth idiots have yet to understand.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at November 02, 2012 03:38 PM (P6H+d)

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

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 03:38 PM (8y9MW)

42 I'm not even kidding when I say there will be French Revolution-style violence in NY and NJ if the so-called elites don't get their act together and quit acting like pampered nobles.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 03:38 PM (4df7R)

43 What clue has anyone picked up that he gives a damn about anything (that famous empathy we've heard so much about).

---

Golf?

And even then, I don't think it is the game as much as the people he gets to hang around with.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 03:38 PM (e0xKF)

44 Yes, indeed there does seem to be some dissonance between the disdain for how energy is made and things are produced and the love these same people have for iEverything.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at November 02, 2012 03:38 PM (mg08E)

45 Bloomberg on the National Guard:


“We don’t need it. The NYPD is the
only people we want on the street with guns.”
http://tinyurl.com/bhflxtg
----
Why do they need guns? Aren't (other) guns illegal?

Posted by: Up with people at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (kzFo5)

46
This is the preferred future of Al Gore and his fellow primitives.


Or, as I call them, regressives.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (4df7R)

47 Marathoners… come out to play-i-ay!

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (MAhUT)

48 They should jump in the race and start punching out runners for drinking water and energy bars.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (i0vBR)

49 Bloomberg endorsed Obama. Fuck him.

Posted by: pointsnfigures at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (Fw7PS)

50 Do people not understand how toilets work? Get a bucket. Fill it with water. Any water. Dump it in the bowl. Toilet is now flushed.

You live on a fucking ISLAND. Plenty of water available, especially considering you just flooded.

If you're too frail to carry water upstairs to your shitter, go outside and dig a cathole in the ground and cover up your shit, you unsanitary bastards.

There's gotta be one able-bodied man per building, at least. Dig a slit trench latrine for your neighbors you nasty sumbitches.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (BatdI)

51 26 I hope Bill O'Reilly gets righteously angry tonight over this... he can be kinda awesome when he's royally pissed off.
Posted by: Serious Cat at November 02, 2012 03:36 PM (UypUQ)

____________

He's a poseur.

An ego with a bullhorn who loves the sound of his own voice.

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (r2PLg)

52 Simply put, Liberals think that the answer to the question "Where does food come from" is "The store."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (8y9MW)

53
Y'all are on fire today here, man. Home run, out-the-park, writings for the ages stuff here.
If the Ace of Spades HQ put out a compilation of posts like this, I would buy it. Just sayin'.

(Digital AND print. I'd splurge. Free marketingfeedback here for you. I'm a ready and eager consumer. Small sample size, to be sure, but I am only one man.)

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (pIk0q)

54 -

The people who do these hands-on jobs are the salt of the Earth.

... and we know how Bloomberg feels about salt.
_

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (RuUvx)

55 LET THEM EAT CAKE-FLAVORED POWER BARS.

Posted by: @ParisParamus at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (j3OmK)

56 I've long had a theory that when you look at the various professions and occupations, those which are "dirtier" -- those which have a direct, tangible connection to the gritty reality of the world -- skew conservative

This is oen of the reasons why labor unions make me so furious. They SHOULD skew conservative. You think regressives want to rub elbows with plumbers or factory workers? Of course they don't. But boy oh boy do they love that union cash!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (4df7R)

57 Sorry to be crass, But I've lived through a number of hurricanes and witnessed countless others over the years. It can be pure hell living through the aftermath, but it is always striking to see the difference in 'red' areas and 'blue' areas that are hit by storms. People in the 'blue' areas are so dependent that they not only do not know how to prepare for disasters that they can see coming for a week, but they also have no clue what to do after a catastrophe like this. What a sad culture we have created.

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (dMOnq)

58 You don't need oil, you can take the bus.

Posted by: White House Press Release at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (rzTDZ)

59

Union Spends $70M for Dems, More than Obama Super PAC

The Service Employees International Union has spent nearly $70 million in campaign dollars this election cycle, making the union the top outside spender for Democrats, reports the Wall Street Journal:

freebeacon.com

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (LpQbZ)

60
How about a guy with a bullhorn at the start line?

If you see any dead bodies, please report them to the next water station.
Please share your food and water with the refugees.
Thank you for tying up the roads, bridges, police and medical personnel in the middle of this natural disaster. Your selfishness is appreciated.

Shame the self absorbed idiots.

Posted by: rd does not believe the MSM at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (zLp5I)

61 concluding a profile of Alec Baldwin’s struggles

o.O

Shoulda chartered that flight to your second home, dipshit.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 03:41 PM (ZKzrr)

62 47 Marathoners… come out to play-i-ay!
Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (MAhUT)

___________

Damn it --what movie was that?

Escape from New York?

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 03:41 PM (r2PLg)

63 Hopefully this doesn't hurt Presadent Obama. This the most important thing right now until Tuesday.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 02, 2012 03:41 PM (48wze)

64 ""If you're too frail to carry water upstairs to your shitter, go outside
and dig a cathole in the ground and cover up your shit, you unsanitary
bastards.""
=====

Your point about pouring water in the commode cabinets is good, but you can't bury your pool in places where all available ground surfaces are covered with blacktop or cement (ie most of NYC).

Posted by: Looking closely at November 02, 2012 03:41 PM (PwGfd)

65 Should we start calling him Mayor Bread and Circuses?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 03:41 PM (8y9MW)

66 Guys like Bloomberg have never had the shit kicked out of them... I mean like bad. It gives a person perspective.

It's like holding a cat by the tail. You learn something you can learn in no other way ( Twain )

Posted by: The Jackhole at November 02, 2012 03:41 PM (nTgAI)

67 62 47 Marathoners… come out to play-i-ay!
Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (MAhUT)

___________

Damn it --what movie was that?

Escape from New York?

---

The Warriors

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (e0xKF)

68 Do bears sh*t in the woods? Do Manhattanites sh*t on their floors? The Magic 8 Ball says "yes". O'Bumbles is probably ecstatic that his dream for America is nearly complete. Gasoline eliminated, check. Natural gas eliminated, check. Coal eliminated, check. Fatty Food and large amounts of sugary drinks impossible and criminal, check. Four more years.... Bastards.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (ndlFj)

69 I can see ordinary citizens rioting at the runner stations to get food and energy bars.

And I could hardly blame them....

Posted by: IOWVc at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (wtvvX)

70 Oh my Ace, the best thing I have read all year. This is exactly true. I work in an agribusiness. This is something I know very well. It also is very sad to see people so humiliated. How can Bloomberg and Obama be so unfeeling to the plight of their own people?

Posted by: Liberty Lover at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (encrR)

71
Gasparino on Fox Business doesn't think the race will happen.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (PHb2k)

72 pretty amzing to see those , 'let the show go on' while the grieving , homeless have yet to be able to bury their dead.

reminds m of Obama and the dead and partying with jayz and beyonce.

'well look at those people down there, poor souls, hey at least we gave them free b.c pills'

Posted by: willow at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (hX8cq)

73 NYC Marathon Sponsors: http://www.ingnycmarathon.org/about/partners.htm

Title Sponsor

ING
Host Broadcaster



WABC

ABC Sports

ESPN 2



Principal Sponsors

ASICS

United Airlines

Foot Locker

Nissan

Tata Consultancy Services

The New York Times

The Rudin Family

Timex
Signature and Supporting Sponsors

Coors Light

Dunkin' Donuts

Emerald Nuts

Gatorade Endurance Formula

Grana Padano

Hospital for Special Surgery

New York Apple Association

Philips

Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water

PowerBar

Runner's World

Sports Illustrated

Snyder's of Hanover

Subway

Tiffany Co.

Time Warner Cable

UPS

Wonderful Indonesia
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at November 02, 2012 01:23 PM (kXoT0)

Posted by: rd does not believe the MSM at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (zLp5I)

74 Brilliantly stated Ace.

Posted by: Cheetah at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (zXhtZ)

75 He's a poseur.



An ego with a bullhorn who loves the sound of his own voice.

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (r2PLg)

I'm ok with that.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (UypUQ)

76 I hope the residents of Staten Island hunt the runners down and eat them.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2012 03:43 PM (7Kjey)

77 Sandy is like a movie trailer for The Zombie Apocalypse.

Posted by: Roger Egbert at November 02, 2012 03:43 PM (yn6XZ)

78 There's gotta be one able-bodied man per building, at least. Dig a slit trench latrine for your neighbors you nasty sumbitches. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (BatdI)

See, shit you and I take for granted (pun not intended) because we've had to live this way form time to time, is absolutely beyond these idiots.

Who are the Neanderthals now, muthafucka?!?!

I'm waiting for the cholera outbreak. Mark my words.

The sad part is that innocent people will pay for the incompetence of Bloomberg and his entire Upper West Side Amen Chorus

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 03:43 PM (sbV1u)

79 The libs that are suffering MUST understand that conservatives COULD make a difference....
This is what 100 years of a "progressive" agenda has wrought.......
Maybe a few more major storms will throw the lib politicians and the unions out.....

Posted by: izoneguy at November 02, 2012 03:43 PM (oKH8p)

80 Bloomberg endorsed Obama. Fuck him.

____________________________


Is there really anything to be gained from the Lilliputian's endorsement? Isn't it kind of like Romney being endorsed by a group of men with monocles in tophats and spats?

Posted by: Alec Leamas at November 02, 2012 03:43 PM (mg08E)

81
Let them eat used Gatorade cups!

Posted by: Marie Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 03:43 PM (ggRof)

82 damned sock...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 02, 2012 03:44 PM (wtvvX)

83 People are crapping in hallways because their toilets are already filled and they can't flush their waste away.

I'm sorry, were all the buckets and plastic bags blown away by the storm?

Posted by: toby928© Scheming SoCon of the NoFap League at November 02, 2012 03:44 PM (QupBk)

84
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 02, 2012 03:32 PM (48wze



Cracks me up all the time.



Posted by: YIKES! at November 02, 2012 03:44 PM (1PE/J)

85 Bette Midler, et al, who had the big Halloween party in Manhattan should take in people until their homes have power.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 02, 2012 03:44 PM (Lom3Z)

86 Serfs shivering in the dark while the rich and powerful are amused in comfort...that's always been the aim of the eco-fascism movement.


Yep - and wait until the next big one hits LA.....
It will be the same as New Orleans and New York - without the flooding.....

Posted by: izoneguy at November 02, 2012 03:44 PM (oKH8p)

87
Lower Manhattan = America if Obama is re-elected.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 02, 2012 03:44 PM (PHb2k)

88 Great piece Ace. I'm in heavy industry and I have to give this type of speech to people all the time. I point out every aspect of their life that is dependent on what heavy industry produces. Everything down to their bicycle.

Posted by: Ben at November 02, 2012 03:44 PM (C2Y4l)

89 In fact, Ace, there has been a switch since the economy has started to change from a labor-intensive economy to a service-based economy.

From the 1900s until fairly recently, the people who get their hands "dirtier" voted Democrat, especially in trying to gain and consolidate their unions. The GOP was the party detached from reality.

But once the Dems went hardcore on the environmental stuff and once things like academia became big business, the people who get their hands "dirtier" have trended to vote GOP, since at least Reagan.

Posted by: The Q at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (w4fEE)

90

Get ready to dance... (nothing to see in NY/NJ folks, move along):

Legal Insurrection
http://tinyurl.com/annbt94

Get ready for National Dance For Obama Multi-City Flash Mobs tomorrow

Get Out The Vote Flash Mobs Saturday Nov. 3rd!!

19 flash mobs performed in states across the nation on Saturday, October 13th as part of a completely grassroots effort and an unprecedented display of support of Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. The weekend before Election Day, we’re turning up the heat and encouraging people to get out and vote with flash mobs across the country. We also pledge to volunteer for the Obama campaign, knocking on doors, phone banking, or getting people to the polls on election day.

Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (LpQbZ)

91
How many seniors living on upper floors are ALREADY dead and haven't been noticed.

We mocked France when they had thousands of elders die during a heat-wave...

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (eEev7)

92 But what about the poor drowned rats??

Posted by: PETA at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (MpT3b)

93 Bloomberg is Marie Antoinette. As long as his rich buddies are happy everyone else can die.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (94rak)

94 I NEED A JEFF B. UPDATE DAMMIT!

Posted by: Rich at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (arczc)

95 Damn it --what movie was that? Escape from New York?/i]

Some of Dennehey's best work.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (7Kjey)

96
I'm ok with that.
Posted by: Serious Cat at November 02, 2012 03:42 PM (UypUQ)

________________

Ya, if he would only let people that he is interviewing talk for two seconds--I might be able to even like him.'

Still get the urge to punch him right in the adam's apple.

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (r2PLg)

97 Best tweet I've seen about it:

matthewcerrone: >> RT @TheSportsHernia: To replace the NYC marathon, I will race Mike Francesa and Little Jerry Seinfeld to Newman's apartment.

Posted by: Doc at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (RkH4v)

98 Many years ago, I ran across a wonderful definition of a Sierra Club member. It was someone who is personally offended that there is more to electricity than the wall socket.

It was long ago, and I can't credit the originator, but this definition certainly seems spot-on to me.

Posted by: GaryS at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (dcfiw)

99 Well said EoJ. If you don't understand how something as simple as a toilet works, you should be put down.

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (dMOnq)

100 Another week of this and it will be Lord of the Long Island Flies.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 02, 2012 03:46 PM (Hx5uv)

101 23 Perhaps this might help show how bad an idea having the marathon is in New York City.

What Bloomberg is doing, if put in New Orleans terms, would be for Nagin to have Mardi Gras while people were still trapped in the Superdome after Katrina.


Ha - Ha - this is a WINNER!!!!

Posted by: izoneguy at November 02, 2012 03:46 PM (oKH8p)

102 Cue the typhoid and the cholera outbreaks.

And spot on, Ace.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - counting the days at November 02, 2012 03:46 PM (hLRSq)

103 Do people not understand how toilets work? Get a bucket. Fill it with
water. Any water. Dump it in the bowl. Toilet is now flushed.

____________________________


Dude - toilet water is light blue. Can't find any light blue water on the streets in New York. Where do the toilet people keep the light blue water?

Posted by: Alec Leamas at November 02, 2012 03:46 PM (mg08E)

104 Time to reread Lucifer's Hammer.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows 47% got a fever and Uncle Sugar is the only cure at November 02, 2012 03:46 PM (f6hd5)

105 Or as someone wrote: "Bread and Circuses, without the bread."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - counting the days at November 02, 2012 03:46 PM (hLRSq)

106 I heard that Trump is going to get water to the people in NY. Screw the marathon, it's waste of money.
They can use the generators for the people! Bloomberg sucks, but we know that. He won't take help from the National Guard? He's a moron. I predict riots start today or tomorrow.

Posted by: CarolT at November 02, 2012 03:46 PM (z4WKX)

107 Get ready for National Dance For Obama Multi-City Flash Mobs tomorrow Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (LpQbZ)


The mockery will be EPIC!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (sbV1u)

108 How can Bloomberg and Obama be so unfeeling to the plight of their own people?

These aren't "their own people", that's the thing.

Think like a progg:
Bloomberg and Obama = aristocracy
Staten Island = livestock.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (ZKzrr)

109 I have run 2 marathons this year and this appalls me!

Justice = citizens of NYC filling the porta-potties, snagging the water/gatorade, and protesting en-masse on the course.

Even if someone paid the entry fee, I cannot see how they could morally justify running in this marathon.

Posted by: PabaBear38 at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (SmfrK)

110
I suspect crime is going to go sky high there pretty quick. There aren't enough cops in America once the panic starts in NYC.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (PHb2k)

111 I hope the residents of Staten Island hunt the runners down and eat them.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2012 03:43 PM (7Kjey




I would suggest that New Yorkers eat Bloomberg but that would be like eating one chicken wing. Not exactly filling

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (1Jaio)

112 so bloomburg can't get porta potties set up outside every complex?

Posted by: willow at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (hX8cq)

113 95 Damn it --what movie was that? Escape from New York?/i]

Some of Dennehey's best work.
Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2012 03:45 PM (7Kjey)

___________

All I remember is Kurt Russell--does he look like Brian Dennehey now?

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (r2PLg)

114 NEED A JEFF B. UPDATE DAMMIT!

Posted by: Rich

Me too.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (UypUQ)

115 Porta-Potties, how do they work?

Posted by: DaveA at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (MOWP1)

116 The mockery will be EPIC!

We call it... the Aristocrats!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (8y9MW)

117
What's all this muck on the road?


That's earth, Sir. It's the same stuff that's under the asphalt.


That's amazing. If my phone was charged, I'd take a picture.

Posted by: City Slicker at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (yn6XZ)

118 This is why I continually read this blog.

Posted by: Tommy V at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (ZYlKz)

119 83 People are crapping in hallways because their toilets are already filled and they can't flush their waste away.

I'm sorry, were all the buckets and plastic bags blown away by the storm?

Yeah - even animals don't shit where they live.....
I would say these folks are "shitting in their mess kit".

Posted by: izoneguy at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (oKH8p)

120 Far more likely, it is the local crews in the affected areas who are demanding union cards.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 03:37 PM (e0xKF)


------------------------------------------------------------


NYers NJers are learning. You live by the union, you die by the union. You believe in liberal lies, you'll suffer under liberal lies.

It's one of the reasons my "sympathy meter" is barely showing a response. And that's only for the morons and other conservatives in those areas. The rest? Meh.

Posted by: Soona at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (Bk8vR)

121 32 Obama sucks more dick that the hookers who got ripped off by Menendez

Excuse me?

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (Qxdfp)

122 I think this storm, more specifically Obama-loving Bloomberg's handling of it as well as Obama's himself, has put the final nail in Barry's re-election prospects coffin. I'm sorry so many people are suffering, but maybe something good will come of it.

Posted by: Y-not at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (5H6zj)

123
29 Does FEMA require all work to be done by Union Workers?

----------


My guess is "no", as FEMA could give less than a shit.

Far more likely, it is the local crews in the affected areas who are demanding union cards.

----------

But stories are coming out...that Electrical Crews from other states, are being turned away.
Because they aren't in the IBEW.

If the state where the work is being done is *not* a Right-to-Work state...
Then FEMA might be using that as an excuse to turn away non-union workers.

Traditionally, FEMA pays something to the out-of-town Electrical Crews who come in to help.
Not their complete cost of traveling there.
But something.

Posted by: wheatie at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (ICEh3)

124 Good thing Bloomberg endorsed the JEF, and Christite said the JEF was doing a good job because he answered some pone calls and signed some paperwork. I mean people may have died otherwise if the key actors didn't follow through with the Cichago thug's will....

oh, wait...

Posted by: Doc at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (RkH4v)

125 I think Presadent Obama looked so sharp in that B-2 Fighter pilot jacket today. What does un patriotic Romney wear...A Rich wall Street Suit !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (48wze)

126 Bloomberg said Giuliani set the precedent after 9-11. They ran the marathon. It was two months earlier, Mikey. Major League Baseball went dark for a week after 9-11. That's a better precedent.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 02, 2012 03:48 PM (Fk014)

127 Le wiki:

Development

Carpenter originally wrote the screenplay for Escape from New York in 1976, in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal. Carpenter said, "The whole feeling of the nation was one of real cynicism about the President. I wrote the screenplay and no studio wanted to make it" because, according to Carpenter, "it was too violent, too scary, too weird."[4] He had been inspired by the film Death Wish, which was very popular at the time. He did not agree with this film's philosophy but liked how it conveyed "the sense of New York as a kind of jungle, and I wanted to make a science fiction film along these lines".[5]

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 03:49 PM (r2PLg)

128
You pissants peasants should be thanking me.

Posted by: The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor Of New York Mike Bloomberg at November 02, 2012 03:49 PM (1PE/J)

129 GREAT POST! This weekend will be epic. It's the People who love Marathons vs the corpses of Staten Island.

Posted by: Cricket at November 02, 2012 03:49 PM (DrC22)

130 Where are the champions of the 99%? Baldwin, etc? Why aren't they opening their wallets? I'd like to think the residents of NYC would learn a life lesson from this - namely, Bloomberg's liberal policies aren't helping - but I know better.

Personally, I think you get what you vote for.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 02, 2012 03:49 PM (gA69l)

131
Obama hates poor white people.

Posted by: Kanye East at November 02, 2012 03:50 PM (PHb2k)

132 I dont get it...these people live in tall buildings, why doesnt the shit just fall due to like....gravity?

Posted by: Enlightened New Yorker at November 02, 2012 03:50 PM (FIDMq)

133 I'm thinking it's time for all of those "wealthy" limousine liberals in NYC to start sharing some of their wealth.

Show the rest of us knuckle-draggers - who are so greedy because we want to keep the money we've earned -how it's done....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at November 02, 2012 03:50 PM (P6H+d)

134 Do people not understand how toilets work? Get a bucket. Fill it with water. Any water. Dump it in the bowl. Toilet is now flushed.

This. That's what my family had to do ALL THE TIME back when I was a kid and our power was liable to go off at the drop of a hat. My dad would drive down to the lake, fill a couple of big buckets with water, and repeat as necessary until the power came back.

But I have to argue with the latrine trench thing. Not because it wouldn't be a good idea, but because who the hell knows what's buried in those backyards? Power lines, sewer lines, you name it. And as has been mentioned, I don't know how much of this area is under asphalt and concrete.

But buckets and plastic trash bags? Those should be everywhere. Put the bag in the bucket, sit on the bucket, shit in the bag, tie it off, toss the bag in the dumpster. And if "the city" complains, tell them to go fuck themselves.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 03:51 PM (4df7R)

135 They romance primitivism.

Great post my-main-man.

Wouldn't it be romantic to get a kidney stone or a compound fracture living in a cave? Hey let's go back there!

Good idea professor nature.

Posted by: eleven at November 02, 2012 03:51 PM (fsLdt)

136 It's the People who love Marathons vs the corpses of Staten Island.

Oh! Idea! I can't help because I'm in Texas. But a couple of Morons should do this:

Somebody go to Staten Island and do a photo essay of the devastation there. Somebody else go take pictures of the Marathon and its route. Make sure to get pictures of lots of smiling, cheery faces.

Then combine the two, split-screen style.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 03:51 PM (8y9MW)

137 Oh goody!

Shep Smith just creamed his pantaloons at the thought of The Nets opening their season.

He's happy, happy happy!

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 03:51 PM (r2PLg)

138 Folks discouraged by polls, look at this link. That's from the WaPo, one of the polls showing this race tight.

If it's true, then Obama has lost 13 percent of his support since 2008.

If it's not true, why believe the rest of the poll?

http://wapo.st/WgrfY7

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at November 02, 2012 03:52 PM (WbGW2)

139 so bloomburg can't get porta potties set up outside every complex?

Mayoring be hard'n shit.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 02, 2012 03:52 PM (URXKC)

140 How many people actually left the NYC metro area in advance of the storm, btw? I don't think I've ever seen that number.

I remember a big storm (might have been Allison) that hit Houston and seeing miles and miles and miles of people trying to evacuate before it got there. Don't recall seeing anyone leave NYC.

Posted by: Y-not at November 02, 2012 03:53 PM (5H6zj)

141 I'm going to be truly bipartisan now and go on the record saying that anyone dancing in mypersonal spacein support of either candidate is getting punched. "My personal space" extends out farther than you might think.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at November 02, 2012 03:53 PM (nZvGM)

142 Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances
which permit this norm to be exceeded— here and there, now and then—
are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often
condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people.
Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes
happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into
abject poverty.
This is known as "bad luck."

-Robert A. Heinlein

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at November 02, 2012 03:54 PM (GJnGN)

143 Thus why Mike Rowe is a Romney supporter, Ace.

Posted by: Rocko at November 02, 2012 03:54 PM (MPIX5)

144 I, for one, welcome our new C.H.U.D overlords . . .

Posted by: Kent Brockman at November 02, 2012 03:54 PM (gA69l)

145 Marathon runners are some of the biggest assholes on the planet. I knew my share in the AF. They have nothing but contempt for non-runners. Sprinters have the biggest hearts.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 02, 2012 03:54 PM (Ec6wH)

146 This story is outrageous and borderline explicable.

In explicitly political Sandy news, the RCP average is trending more toward Obama today. It sucks ass, and not in the good way, but this supports my (and Legal Insurrection's William Jacobson's) contention that Sandy and Christie have swung last minute momentum back to Obama.

The last-minute deciders are dumb as rocks, but there you go.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 02, 2012 03:54 PM (SKX2R)

147 It's the People who love Marathons vs the corpses of Staten Island.

You know, November is NaNoWriMo month. Just saying, if anyone wants a story idea... *points to quote*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 03:54 PM (4df7R)

148 It's all OK so long as New York remains chocolate

Posted by: Bloomersberg at November 02, 2012 03:55 PM (SO2Q8)

149 "They both eat steak but would be sickened to see a cow slaughtered."

The same type of people who believe in the noble savages of North America and how pure and gentle they were before the white man arrived. It was the damned Europeans that turned them into blood thirsty killers. Nope, violence and strife never existed here before 1492.

Posted by: LRBnSC at November 02, 2012 03:55 PM (Qp3K5)

150 This is the preferred future of Al Gore and his fellow primitives. There is a reason it is called the Turd World

Posted by: the Butcher at November 02, 2012 03:55 PM (8g9qq)

151 @ Looking Closely,

According to

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 03:55 PM (BatdI)

152 Bread and circuses.
Without the bread.

Posted by: Bloombergius Maximus at November 02, 2012 03:55 PM (I7O5y)

153 I think the marathon is a big money maker usually but I don't see that happening this year at all. Besides with the subways in full flood and gas rationing, how are people gonna get around?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 02, 2012 03:55 PM (r4wIV)

154 "Does FEMA require all work to be done by Union Workers?"

The Davis-Bacon Act probably applies.

Posted by: HenryVlosesAgincourt at November 02, 2012 03:56 PM (LXKJo)

155 Lucifer's Hammer. Best line "We used to control the lightning."

Bloomberg is letting the glitterati and marathoners have the lightning while the people immortalized in Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man' huddle in the cold dark remains of their shattered homes.

http://youtu.be/7mM46lVVarg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 03:56 PM (94rak)

156 153
I think the marathon is a big money maker usually but I don't see that
happening this year at all. Besides with the subways in full flood and
gas rationing, how are people gonna get around?


Can't get across the 59th Street bridge; it's mined.

Posted by: Snake Plissken at November 02, 2012 03:56 PM (gA69l)

157 BTW - has Gov. Cuomo weighed in on this insanity? Here's his chance to shine.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - counting the days at November 02, 2012 03:57 PM (hLRSq)

158 #138

That's just voiced support.
There there is a question of enthusiasm.
Of course 98% of African American voters say they support Obama.
Does anyone think that African American turnout is going to be 98% of what it was in 2008?


Posted by: Looking closely at November 02, 2012 03:57 PM (6Q9g2)

159 If the Marathon route is clear, then let those who've been training have their event.

But damned if the media should get ANY consideration, hogging generators.

One private corporation could offer a drone to cover the race from a bird's eye view?

As if there's nothing better to do given dire circumstances...Picket Network Hogs "Our Towns XYZ Have No Power" near your own neighborhood /city hall, outside the post office or the local tv stations. Or write a letter to the editor of your paper, pointing to the injustice and name the politician who determined to give the generators to the media for entertainment.

Posted by: Screwtape at November 02, 2012 03:57 PM (BAnPT)

160 >Damn it --what movie was that? Escape from New York?/i]

>>>Some of Dennehey's best work.

Dennehy also produced and directed.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2012 03:57 PM (LCRYB)

161 Come on. We need to run our cell phones on something, people!

Posted by: espn staff at November 02, 2012 03:57 PM (nkiQM)

162
Samwise Shinebox. FIFY

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 02, 2012 03:58 PM (yn6XZ)

163 MWR, don't tempt me. Already busy on my NaNoWriMo story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 03:58 PM (94rak)

164 I suppose it's wrong to politicize this but I have long thought Barack Obama represents the triumph of decadence. He just doesn't see the connection between coal mines in Ohio and power in Staten Island.

Barky wants America to suffer in the darkness. Of course, he doesn't really understand the connection between a coal mine, the generating plants, and the power that comes out of the walls, because he's too fucking stupid to comprehend any of it ... but he just wants to kill it all so it doesn't matter how much he understands any of it. Barky wants this nation to suffer and die. That's all he wants. That's all he's ever wanted, the jealous third world, retarded fuck of an America-hater.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 03:58 PM (X3lox)

165 The thing I hated about The Warriors was Dennehy's big gross lips talking into that stupid mic the whole damn time.

Posted by: eleven at November 02, 2012 03:58 PM (fsLdt)

166 >>> think the marathon is a big money maker usually but I don't see that happening this year at all.

It would presumably also be a big money maker if it were delayed for two weeks.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2012 03:58 PM (LCRYB)

167
Now I'm not saying that storm-afflicted New Yorkers should stand along the race route and pelt the runners and race officials with rotting food and human waste... but I'm not saying the should not, either... just sayin'

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 02, 2012 03:58 PM (sQAxA)

168 >Bread and circuses.
Without the bread.



and really bad seats

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 02, 2012 03:59 PM (8sCoq)

169 #151 Empire of Jeff.

I think you posted a bit prematurely there.

Posted by: Looking closely at November 02, 2012 03:59 PM (PwGfd)

170 It would presumably also be a big money maker if it were delayed for two weeks.

Especially is the route wasn't cluttered with rubbish and the dead.

Posted by: Snake Plissken at November 02, 2012 03:59 PM (gA69l)

171 >>Dennehy also produced and directed.

Nobody has even attempted to playthe Statue of Liberty since.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2012 03:59 PM (7Kjey)

172
You're not just wrong, Rudy, you're bad wrong!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 02, 2012 03:59 PM (sQAxA)

173 What's good for NYC ING Marathon is good for NYC proper. That is, one would expect that the efforts to set up the course are in tandem, concert with the same that gets NYC back to "normal". I really think this has less to do with "marathon" than anti-Bloomberg angst.

Seriously it's a race. It can only help. Guarantee that if it's ultimately cancelled (we're talking about two days away) leaves NYCers exactly where they otherwise would be.

So I say shove this emotional claptrap. STFU and let the runners run, if they want.

Posted by: David C. at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (ZtMso)

174
120...NYers NJers are learning. You live by the union, you die by the union. You believe in liberal lies, you'll suffer under liberal lies.


It's one of the reasons my "sympathy meter" is barely showing a response. And that's only for the morons and other conservatives in those areas. The rest? Meh.

--------------

I know, Soona.

It grieves me to think of the conservatives in NY and NJ, who are being held hostage by this liberal clusterfuck that is unfolding.

The misery has only just begun.

In case you didn't know...
OG-and-E, and Chesapeak, sent crews and trucks to the NY/NJ area...on Monday.
While the storm was hitting, these crews were enroute.

These crews have their own cherry-picker trucks...and brought trailers full of parts and cable.
They're there, andstill waiting to be given 'permission' to help out.

Posted by: wheatie at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (ICEh3)

175 Especially is the route wasn't cluttered with rubbish and the dead.
Posted by: Snake Plissken at November 02, 2012 03:59 PM (gA69l)


I like it. It's the addition of "and the dead" that really brings the room together.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (4df7R)

176 How many people actually left the NYC metro area in advance of the storm, btw?

Venture out into cousin-humpin' inbred mouth-breathing drip-coffee-swillin' HoneyBooBooland? Are you serious?!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (ZKzrr)

177 New York, New York,
A wonderful town.
They crap in bags
'cuz they can't flush it down.
They run a race
past the people who drowned.

New York, New York,
It's a wonderful toooooown.....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (wtvvX)

178 Getting this forced lesson in urban infrastructure is one that's gonna stick. Nothing hurts like pain.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (URXKC)

179 I wouldn't be surprised if someone drags a Staten Island corpse out into the road by the finish line right before the winner runs through, to make him jump over it.

Posted by: Roy at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (VndSC)

180 Whoops.

According to a satellite image of Staten Island, there is plenty of green space.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (BatdI)

181 What will this do for tourism if fifty pissed off New Yorkers decide to storm the race course and shut the damn thing down?

Posted by: fluffeneidas at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (O6q63)

182 Posted by: PabaBear38 at November 02, 2012 03:47 PM (SmfrK)

Moreso, you are bringing THOUSANDS of extra people into the area... runners, trainers, media.... who are taking up Hotel Rooms where people who have lost everything, are currently staying.

THOUSANDS of people coming into an area, which does not have enough resources for the people already THERE...

Add in the amount of security they need to secure the entire route of the marathon????

This is not a stupid decision, it is an EVIL decision IMO. People may DIE because of this.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (lZBBB)

183
Posted by: David C. at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (ZtMso)


...

Tell me this is sarcasm. Satire. SOMETHING.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (4df7R)

184 A tweet from Kathleen Parker last Tuesday:

Forget Romney/Obama. I'm betting lots are thinking President Bloomberg this morning.

Yeah right. Long Island is going Lord of the Flies and Kathleen is seeing the Midget as a giant.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (Hx5uv)

185 Roy, better yet for them to hurl an open bag of dead rats at the finish line just before the first runner crosses.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (94rak)

186 I think its really expensive and a huge pain in terms of logistics and planning to set up this kind of event, so moving it to another day is painful at best. Its like trying to schedule an event with a bunch of young married couples. Good luck finding a day you can all get together.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (r4wIV)

187 Had a two day power outage this summer. The storm hit overnight, as they like to do. Next morning quick trip to the store for water, ice and some other things. Got home and since we are on our own well with at small pressure tank, grabbed a yard cart and 2 five gallon buckets and walked to the small lake that is 5 houses away. Stopped by two neighbors on the way back. Blah Blah Blah about the storm, They then inquired as to why I had the 2 buckets of water. To flush the toilets says I. They were amazed and didn't realize you could do that. Both have a JEF sign in their front yard now.

Posted by: Bruce at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (z4eur)

188 181 What will this do for tourism if fifty pissed off New Yorkers decide to storm the race course and shut the damn thing down?
Posted by: fluffeneidas at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (O6q63)

Occupy the Marathon?????

SCORE!

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (lZBBB)

189 They change the yellow ribbon at the end of the race with a long piece of red tape.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 02, 2012 04:02 PM (gA69l)

190 But Andrea Mitchell said they don't need food or clothes ...

“Red Cross is here with hot chocolate and cookies. We need blankets, we need pillows, we need clothing. We can get hot chocolate and cookies, we need help!” resident Jodi Hannula said.

http://tinyurl.com/cxdzmhr

Posted by: kbdabear at November 02, 2012 04:02 PM (wwsoB)

191 Looking closely: I agree. Although the WP graphic represents only likely voters, I'd still rather have my voters come from the groups not listed as "die hards" for Obama.

That is, not only did Obama lose 13 percent of his support, but he lost it in the demographics more likely to vote.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at November 02, 2012 04:02 PM (WbGW2)

192 171 >>Dennehy also produced and directed.

Nobody has even attempted to playthe Statue of Liberty since.
Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2012 03:59 PM (7Kjey)

_____________________

Damn it what happened is--

I got The Warriors mixed up with Escape from New York.

I still think you throw in a dash of--

The Running Man...

Posted by: tasker at November 02, 2012 04:02 PM (r2PLg)

193 the runners can pick up extra water and snacks in route and toss it to some of the starving along the way

and they can keep an eye out for extra victims as they run

and the overtime for the cops and others will allow them to give an extra dollar to the Red Cross, which can then (next week) send in resources to help (or recover) those they ran past

Posted by: Illini bill at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (zxurN)

194 157

Cuomo's been trying to straddle the fence, please both sides, and is failing at pleasing either. Really disappointing for moderates, as expected for the Horde

Posted by: The Q at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (w4fEE)

195 50
Do people not understand how toilets work? Get a bucket. Fill it with
water. Any water. Dump it in the bowl. Toilet is now flushed.



You live on a fucking ISLAND. Plenty of water available, especially considering you just flooded.



If you're too frail to carry water upstairs to your shitter, go
outside and dig a cathole in the ground and cover up your shit, you
unsanitary bastards.



There's gotta be one able-bodied man per building, at least. Dig a
slit trench latrine for your neighbors you nasty sumbitches.


Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (BatdI)

Reminds me of Bill Whittle's "Tribes" essay. Which is an excellent read, btw. Check that, it's a must read. See below (and linked).

"

Only a few minutes ago, I had the delightful opportunity to read the
comment of a fellow who said he wished that white, middle-class, racist,
conservative cocksuckers like myself could have been herded into the
Superdome Concentration Camp to see how much we like it.
Absent, of course, was the fundamental truth of what he plainly does not
have the eyes or the imagination to see, namely, that if the Superdome had
been filled with white, middle-class, racist, conservative cocksuckers
like myself, it would not have been a refinery of horror, but rather a
citadel of hope and order and restraint and compassion.


That has nothing to do with me being white. If the blacks and
Hispanics and Jews and gays that I work with and associate with were
there with me, it would have been that much better. That's because the
people I associate with - my Tribe - consists not of blacks and whites and gays and Hispanics and Asians, but of individuals who do not rape, murder, or steal.

My Tribe consists of people who know that sometimes bad things happen,
and that these instances are opportunities to show ourselves what we are
made of. My people go into burning buildings. My Tribe
consists of organizers and self-starters, proud and self-reliant people
who do not need to be told what to do in a crisis. My Tribe is not
fearless; they are something better. They are courageous. My
Tribe is honorable, and decent, and kind, and inventive.

My Tribe knows
how to give orders, and how to follow them. My Tribe knows enough about
how the world works to figure out ways to boil water, ration food,
repair structures, build and maintain makeshift latrines, and care for
the wounded and the dead with respect and compassion.
"

Posted by: Tonic Dog at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (X/+QT)

196 Bread and circuses.
Without the bread.

---

This is not apropos. Ancient Rome had working sewers.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (Hx5uv)

197 Soylent Green -- It's made of marathoners.
It's like there's a party in your mouth and all of New York is invited! Soylent Green®

Posted by: soylent green sporting its new obama-style logo at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (nkiQM)

198 I ready to make a bet. I'm betting that the NYC and NJ garbage unions go on strike just as people start getting their life and property cleared. It's the marxist way.

Posted by: Soona at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (Bk8vR)

199

New Yorkers Crapping in (Their Own) Hallways

... and I thought the hallmark sound would be the lamentations of their women ... who knew ...

Dumpster divers, and fist fights and potential gun-play at gas stations

... guns? in New York??!!?


This, then, is the end of the Obama Reign, writ small ...

... and, fortunately for the rest of us, written only upon His Most Loyal Supporters ...

... heh.


50 Empire of Jeff

"If you're too frail to carry water upstairs to your shitter, go outside and dig a cathole in the ground and cover up your shit, you unsanitary bastards.

There's gotta be one able-bodied man per building, at least. Dig a slit trench latrine for your neighbors you nasty sumbitches.
"


The problems are that:

1. Water weighs 62 pounds per cubic foot. Carrying 2 (for balance) 12" dia. buckets, 6-8" full, up an average of 5 flights of stairs, is severe physical exercise.

2. The Island of Manhattan, except for Central Park and the other parks, and perhaps a small grating around each tree, is completely paved. There is no place to dig.

Concrete or asphalt must be dug up, using ... tools that will be available in the next Sky Mall catalog.


I think New York is now in play ... maybe Romney, 51-48 ... and Romney, 58-40, nationally.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (YjgD5)

200 Well according to FOX, the sponsors are getting cold feet and it might be canceled anyway.

Posted by: Up with people at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (kzFo5)

201 Nice piece Ace.

Posted by: yerro at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (6I88E)

202 @146

"borderline explicable"?

Your concern is affecting your prose.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 02, 2012 04:04 PM (Fk014)

203 178 Getting this forced lesson in urban infrastructure is one that's gonna stick. Nothing hurts like pain.
Posted by: @PurpAv at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (URXKC)

Pain don't hurt.

- Brian Dennehy, Road House

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 04:04 PM (BatdI)

204 #180

I'm sure there are plenty of suitable spots on the island, but the point is, not everyone can just go out in their (non existent) backyard and dig a personal latrine, that's all.


Posted by: Looking closely at November 02, 2012 04:04 PM (PwGfd)

205 Fucken A\



OCCUPY THE MARATHON

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 02, 2012 04:04 PM (8sCoq)

206 Seriously it's a race. It can only help.

One of the generators being used by the race can power 400 homes. They have three.

Go without heat or light or warm showers for four days, then come back and let us know how you felt helped by this race.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 04:04 PM (ZKzrr)

207 Even in the pre-plumbing era, people had the good sense to toss it out a window into the street.

This is where the old custom of woman and man walking down the street has the woman on the building side and the guy on the street side...the guy is more likely to be hit by the bucket of shit flung carelessly out a 2nd/3rd story window than the woman would be.

Its considered chivalrous for the guy to take the shit hit.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 02, 2012 04:04 PM (URXKC)

208 *borderline inexplicable

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 02, 2012 04:04 PM (SKX2R)

209 pretty sure the people would be glad for busloads of canned food right now, i've read many stores ran out of food because they cannot turn on electric.

hey red cross, move faster.

Posted by: willow at November 02, 2012 04:04 PM (hX8cq)

210 Dear David C. In case you missed my post prior. Please read this. Then decide if you want to re-evaluate your statement.

Perhaps this might help show how bad an idea having the marathon is in New York City.

What Bloomberg is doing, if put in New Orleans terms, would be for Nagin to have Mardi Gras while people were still trapped in the Superdome after Katrina.

And I did 45 days of volunteer work with the National Guard and Red Cross after Katrina and Rita. Plus I had many relatives flooded out of their homes in Chalmette. I mention this to stop a potential Moral Authority claim in a vain attempt to refute what I have said.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (94rak)

211 My apartment is full of shit all the time. You get used to it.

Posted by: Gerg at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (QKKT0)

212 This reminds me of the Norman Conquest. Ever wonder why we don't eat "steer meat" or "pig meat"? The upper classes got it brought to the table cooked, and called it boeuf or porc as they always had. The peasants called them steers/cows or pigs, as they always had.

Posted by: Jeffrey Quick at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (g9neE)

213 I think its really expensive and a huge pain in terms of logistics and planning to set up this kind of event, so moving it to another day is painful at best.

Which is why they should just cancel it for this year. "Sorry, folks, but we've got some more pressing issues right now; namely trying to salvage the entire fricking global economy by getting the most densely populated city in the economic powerhouse of the world back in fighting trim. See ya next year."

Cops and first responders need to be working on recovery duty, not standing on street corners watching emaciated Kenyans out for a jog.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (4df7R)

214 That is, one would expect that the efforts to set up the course are in
tandem, concert with the same that gets NYC back to "normal".


Then one would be ignorant, at best. Read just what Ace wrote. Actually read it. 3 generators for the media to cover the race? Seriously?

Or go read what Drew wrote earlier this morning.

Preparing the course for the Marathon is diverting resources from SR and cleanup operations in the places that need it most. While the rich have their bread and circuses, the poor (in this case not entirely determined by how much money they have) literally squat in their own filth. While the King makes merry, more die. Instead of focusing on getting aid and relief into areas like Staten Island, Mayor Bloomberg will be cutting the island off from its main source relief.

Even if the above weren't true (and it is) it is sick to have the revelry and merriment attendant to such an event while people are still suffering and trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (8y9MW)

215 I don't remember people eating out of dumpsters at the Superdome, right after Katrina.

Posted by: Roy at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (VndSC)

216 I remember a big storm (might have been Allison) that hit Houston and seeing miles and miles and miles of people trying to evacuate before it got there. Don't recall seeing anyone leave NYC.

People in Houston (and, I suspect, most of the Gulf Coast)also have hurricane tracking charts printed on all of their paper grocery bags each summer.

Once a storm enters the Gulf, it's making landfall somewhere - guarandamnteed.

Most big hurricanes never make it as far north as this one did, and by the time they do, their wind speeds have died down considerably (due to the cold water).

I can safely say that if people along the Gulf Coast saw something the size of Sandy headed their way, they'd be bugging out days ahead of the storm.

The upper East Coast really doesn't have a clue what to do when a storm of this magnitude comes along; they sure as heck weren't expecting this level of devastation.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (P6H+d)

217 The Island of Manhattan, except for Central Park and the other parks,
and perhaps a small grating around each tree, is completely paved. There
is no place to dig
.


Where do they pile their dog shit? Pile the human shit there. QED.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (ZKzrr)

218 If you're too frail to carry a few buckets of water, you're probably also too frail to dig a trench, though hopefully there are enough able-bodied men around capable and willing to do either thing, as the situation demands.

Posted by: Looking closely at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (PwGfd)

219 You people need to sit down and shu up. President Obama has more important things to do then worry about a little water in New York. He is an impotent man will solve all are problems if you just give him time to think.....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (48wze)

220 "New Yorkers Crapping in Their Own Hallways"

I thought Occupy Wall Street had disbanded . . .

Posted by: The Q at November 02, 2012 04:05 PM (w4fEE)

221 Displaced residents should line the race and hand out cups of water . . . mixed with stool softener.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (kFnmp)

222 Bloomberg is what happens when you vote based on tribe instead of principal. The only reason he was elected was because of NY's large Jewish population. It doesn't matter that he is a patronizing nanny scumbag who has explicitly stated he wants New York City to be more difficult for poor people to afford. No No No. He's one of us so we should vote for him in spite of his record and obvious pathological narcissism. Hmmm.... reminds me of a certain president. Frankly, New York City deserves the leadership it gets because of the leaders YOU THE PEOPLE have elected them. You get the government you deserve. Don't come bitching to the rest of us in portions of the country that actually function effectively. If you don't like it vote them out or fucking move to another state.

Posted by: Naes at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (r4dYV)

223 Bloomberg, being a statist, has had a tremendous failure of vision with respect to the NYC Marathon.I think his fundamental distrust of the individual has blinded him to what seems an obvious opportunity: ask individuals to voluntarily help with the relief effort.

Bearded-Spock-Universe Bloomberg:

"While I understand the disappointment of those who have trained long and hard or volunteered countless hour for the 2012 NYC Marathon, we cannot in conscience divert resources away from relief efforts at this time. However, I humbly ask the thousands who were planning to attendor volunteer for the marathon to offer that time instead toa unique opportunity to help their fellow man. We will use the resources that would have gone toward the marathon to move volunteers through the city's 5 boroughs, assisting with clean-up and relief efforts. Anyone completing this "marathon" will receive a truly unique commemorative medal, free hotel and airfare for next year's marathon, and the gratitude of America's greatest city"

What? It’s not like I suggested _this_ universe’s Bloomberg would say that.

Posted by: ZBBMcFate at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (Hj9yW)

224 @146
In explicitly political Sandy news, the RCP average is trending more toward Obama today. It sucks ass, and not in the good way, but this supports my (and Legal Insurrection's William Jacobson's) contention that Sandy and Christie have swung last minute momentum back to Obama.

----------

Where do you see LI saying momentum has shifted to Obama? This is the only thing on him main page that even addresses polls and it doesn't support your assertion.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/11/our-numbers-guys-can-beat-up-your-numbers-guys/

Posted by: Y-not at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (5H6zj)

225 You know when you are told to fill your tub with water?

This is why.

A tip for those without working toilets: Trash bags.

Other than that, I can only imagine how the death and disease toll will rise as people become desperate for food and eat whatever they can get their hands on and for others who will freeze or suffer the effects of stress on the body.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (piMMO)

226 Mid Bo Deedle and my satellite goes out. This is BULLSHIT! Where's FEMA.

Posted by: Up with people at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (kzFo5)

227 I think Obama experienced a little 3rd world stuff back in Indonesia. That makes him dumber that Bloomberg.

Posted by: zmdavid at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (RfRkS)

228 http://tinyurl.com/butkmq3


AxelFRAUD backed down

A New Mustache Challenge

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (ck76k)

229 Bill Whittle fucking rocks. I remember when I first found his web site years ago.

Everything he writes is just fucking awesome....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (wtvvX)

230 the runners can pick up extra water and snacks in route and toss it to some of the starving along the way

Posted by: Illini bill at November 02, 2012 04:03 PM (zxurN)


It would be like the cruise ships do in the harbor with the Haitians, throwing ice cream over the side to watch them swim in the water to get it. It's exercise and sustenance and entertainment. Win-win-win.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (X3lox)

231 "I've long had a theory that when you look at the various professions and
occupations, those which are "dirtier" -- those which have a direct,
tangible connection to the gritty reality of the world -- skew
conservative, while those which are "cleaner" -- occupations which are
largely performed on a computer monitor, or deal only with abstractions
-- skew liberal. "

http://tinyurl.com/5m2m6u

QED.

Posted by: Mr. Peabody at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (e1eKc)

232 I remember a big storm (might have been Allison) that hit Houston and seeing miles and miles and miles of people trying to evacuate before it got there. Don't recall seeing anyone leave NYC.
Posted by: Y-not at November 02, 2012 03:53 PM (5H6zj)

I remember watching Ike... from my dads house in South Texas. I had to beat the traffic too. People on the gulf coast know to leave (or should). Of course in Ikes aftermath it wasn't that bad. We just went to sleep with the hum of personal generators. Houston was really only effected for about a week.

Posted by: Jollyroger at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (t06LC)

233 imagine runners in the streets needed for porta potties, trucks filled with non perishable items.
i wonder who needs the roads more?

Posted by: willow at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (hX8cq)

234 Great post, Ace, but I would suggest another title: "Counting Blessings." As a person whose biological father is from a third-world shithole, I try to do that every time I'm enjoying one of the amenities of being born in and living in the USA, amenities like clean, hot water.

Bet a lot of New Yorkers will begin to do the same from here on out.

Posted by: baldilocks at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (Su0W2)

235 If you're too frail to carry a few buckets of water, you're probably
also too frail to dig a trench, though hopefully there are enough
able-bodied men around capable and willing to do either thing, as the
situation demands.


***

Digging a trench in a high-rise might be a bit more difficult.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (piMMO)

236 Don't engage it Y-Not, you'll regret it!

Posted by: Adam at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (V6aL5)

237 CLOSE TO THE BORDERLINE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBHWCy2jfQ

(Close to the Finishline parody to arrive in 3..2...)

Posted by: BIlly Joel at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (7Kjey)

238 Its considered chivalrous for the guy to take the shit hit.
Or as I call it, Friday night.

Posted by: sandy fluke at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (nkiQM)

239 @208

No, I think you meant "borderline despicable". "Borderline explicable" means the same thing as "borderline inexplicable". Amusing but, too bad for you, not concerning.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (Fk014)

240

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 02, 2012 03:40 PM (dMOnq)

While true, it's kind of hard to compare NY-f'ing-City to a town or rural areas, since you don't have millions packed into areas pooping everywhere.

Posted by: Guy who says the fix is in at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (xAtAj)

241 Most marathons look like a horde of zombies past the 15th mile. I
wonder if it will take place in the Little North Korea sections of
Manhattan and Brooklyn? It'll be hard to distinguish the runners from
the dumpster divers and hallway poopers.

Posted by: Phil in Houston at November 02, 2012 04:07 PM (Sb4ot)

242 6 Kenyans running very quickly through what used to be the center of western civilization. Mark Steyn will be good tomorrow.

They'ed better run fast. When someone is starving, even a skinny Kenyan could make a good meal.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2012 04:08 PM (GFM2b)

243 "Nope, violence and strife never existed here before 1492."

Research why the steps on Aztec pyramids were so steep.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at November 02, 2012 04:08 PM (GJnGN)

244 The last-minute deciders are dumb as rocks, but there you go.
Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 02, 2012 03:54 PM (SKX2R)

he is a troll

do not play with him

Posted by: Thunderb at November 02, 2012 04:08 PM (Dnbau)

245
>>> Posted by: Y-not at November 02, 2012 04:06 PM (5H6zj)

Nice Pwning of the moby!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 02, 2012 04:08 PM (PHb2k)

246 Barack Obama doesn't care about Great White Way people...

Posted by: Clintonstain at November 02, 2012 04:08 PM (To/38)

247 173 What's good for NYC ING Marathon is good for NYC proper. That is, one would expect that the efforts to set up the course are in tandem, concert with the same that gets NYC back to "normal". I really think this has less to do with "marathon" than anti-Bloomberg angst.

Seriously it's a race. It can only help.
-----
So with looting and fights at gas lines, you think LEO should be monitoring course routes and doing crowd control?

With food, gas, basic necessities in short supply, you think they should be diverted to race personnel and media?

All righty then.

Posted by: Y-not at November 02, 2012 04:08 PM (5H6zj)

248
New York's mayor, Mike Bloomberg, was sterling—a solid, unruffled giver of information whose news conferences were blessedly free of theatrics save for his gifted sign-language interpreter, who wowed a city and left the young evacuees in my apartment furiously signing "Where's the coffee?" and "I think the baby needs to be changed."

The winning politicians of the future will not be all about I. People don't like it. They don't want to have to wade past the ego to the info.

Peggy Noonan - WSJ 11/1

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 02, 2012 04:08 PM (kdS6q)

249 >>>"New Yorkers Crapping in Their Own Hallways"

I thought Occupy Wall Street had disbanded . . .



Depends™.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 02, 2012 04:09 PM (MpT3b)

250
221Displaced residents should line the race and hand out cups of water . . . mixed with stool softener.

Harr!
I love this idea.
Better yet....some Super Colon-Blow.

Posted by: wheatie at November 02, 2012 04:09 PM (ICEh3)

251

Posted by: David C. at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (ZtMso)



...



Tell me this is sarcasm. Satire. SOMETHING.

Posted by: MWR


Or a "libertarian" like in the other thread. Pathetic.

That is why that "ideology" is stillborn. It is exactly like all other inhuman ideologies (politics that put principle above people's lives). Doctrinaire Libertarianism is DEAD.

Posted by: imp at November 02, 2012 04:09 PM (UaxA0)

252 People are crapping in hallways because their toilets are already filled and they can't flush their waste away.

Pro-tip from someone who has, too many times to number, had to remove the back of the toilet tank and dump 2 or 3 gallons of water (the toilet doesn't care if the water is brackish, Evian, low or high salt, spring, etc.) into and then flush -- get some water and flush that fucker.

But -- from a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal in the 'gun clinging Bible' area of suburban PA) remember: if it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down.

I filled a 300 gallon ornamental pond with clean water Sunday morning in anticipation. Didn't need it this time, but I've nearly emptied that thing in prior storms which put our home without electricity for four days.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 02, 2012 04:09 PM (feFL6)

253 From "let them eat cake" to "let them watch the marathon."

Aristocracy has gotten quite a bit worse.

Posted by: RoyalOil at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (imtbm)

254 God I hope my fears are unjustified.

For what it's worth, Ann Althouse, whom I respect, had an article the other day where she was saying she thinks Chris Christie is doing the right thing, both as governor and for Mitt Romney by taking the higher road.

My take was more like he was getting on his knees and opening wide.

Hopefully Ann is right. She made a compelling case and I want to believe her, but it's hard.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (SKX2R)

255 Ace,

If it not bad blog form, this post really should link to 'Tribes". See link below.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (X/+QT)

256 Free Beacon has a piece where NBC is interviewing Alec Baldwin, and talking up his struggles after Sandy.



Here's the money quote:



“Just one couple, one guy with a story like so many others,”
Brian Williams intoned, concluding a profile of Alec Baldwin’s struggles
on Thursday’s “Rock Center.”





I hate these people. I hate the media.



Yeah, Alec Baldwin, just like the 90 year olds without power, food, water, meds on Staten Island.





Posted by: 4 days at November 02, 2012 03:35 PM

NBC of course is holding a "benefit telethon concert" tonight for the Red Cross with Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cristina Skankulera, and Jimmy Fallon. All vocal Obama cultists

If anyone needs celebrities to make them aware of the needs has their heads so far up their asses they'll never see the sunshine

Everyone who cares has already donated. This is a free campaign rally for Obama, and to show you how much these celebrities and Obama care, and Romney wants them to suffer

Posted by: kbdabear at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (wwsoB)

257 50 Do people not understand how toilets work? Get a bucket. Fill it with water. Any water. Dump it in the bowl. Toilet is now flushed. You live on a fucking ISLAND. Plenty of water available, especially considering you just flooded. If you're too frail to carry water upstairs to your shitter, go outside and dig a cathole in the ground and cover up your shit, you unsanitary bastards. There's gotta be one able-bodied man per building, at least. Dig a slit trench latrine for your neighbors you nasty sumbitches.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 03:39 PM (BatdI)

While I may not appreciate your "tone," God help me I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (YYyqq)

258 My family has a primitive cabin in the woods. We play a fun game on winter mornings. Where we all lay in our sleeping bags an guess who has to piss bad enough to get up first and subsequently relight the fire. If it's -20 degrees out the room gets quite cold by morning when the fire goes out. It does remind one how nice it is to have a furnace and thermostat in your regular home.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (tf9Ne)

259 AxelFRAUD backed down



A New Mustache Challenge


***

Well, he's going to have to shave anyway because at least one of those states is going down.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (piMMO)

260 So Nooner has dumbed down the role of the politician to "news anchor".

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (w+lzM)

261 Serfs shivering in the dark while the rich and
powerful are amused in comfort...that's always been the aim of the
eco-fascism movement.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 03:32 PM (ZKzrr)
-----------------



Beautifully succinct.

Posted by: mama winger voted double for Paul Ryan at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (P6QsQ)

262

It's Occupy for the entire low-lying districts

Oh, hi there cholera. Been a while since I saw you last.

Posted by: imp at November 02, 2012 04:11 PM (UaxA0)

263 You didn't poop that! Someone else made that happen.

Posted by: Preezy Cakeboy Barky at November 02, 2012 04:11 PM (UL+ny)

264 Just remember all this when you hear liberal "planning" types keep talking about how the suburbs are eeeeeeeeeeeeevilllll and we need to pack people into dense city cores.....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 02, 2012 04:11 PM (wtvvX)

265 Are there any conscientious marathon competitors protesting? Sitting it out? Someone should step up.

Posted by: logprof at November 02, 2012 04:11 PM (jKE+Z)

266 Alec Baldwin in

An Inconvenient Hangnail

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 02, 2012 04:11 PM (MpT3b)

267 Arbalest, I recommend you get a bucket of water and weigh it. You're way off. A gallon of water weighs about 6 pounds.

And if you can't carry it yourself, where are your able bodied neighbors to help. New York isn't an island. New Yorkers are islands. That's their problem.

If you're busy making up excuses for how these people can't do it, I imagine you'll be shitting in the hall when your time comes, too.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 04:12 PM (BatdI)

268 I saw some seriously deranged tweets this morning from media types. Tom Brokaw supposedly said that the Bloomberg endorsement of Zero could sway "white men in Ohio". Oh yeah.
Another one was wishing that Bloomberg was running for President, she would pick him over either Zero or Mitt (I highly doubt that).

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 02, 2012 04:12 PM (YmPwQ)

269 People are crapping in hallways because their toilets are already filled and they can't flush their waste away.

And because they don't get tons of plastic bags from every market, anymore, I can only guess. Why would they be walking out to the hallway to crap? I don't get this. I don't care what condition they are in. They can't find some jars or something to crap in - even if the ecofreaks have replaced all the plastic (that would have served them well in this case) with paper that is useless? They don't have buckets ...

Even the friggin French didn't just run into the hallways to shit - they shit in the corners of the rooms.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 04:12 PM (X3lox)

270 OG-and-E, and Chesapeak, sent crews and trucks to the NY/NJ area...on Monday. While the storm was hitting, these crews were enroute. These crews have their own cherry-picker trucks...and brought trailers full of parts and cable. They're there, andstill waiting to be given 'permission' to help out.
Posted by: wheatie at November 02, 2012 04:00 PM (ICEh3)


----------------------------------------------


They need to let these people go to work. OGandE (or any southern tornado alley or hurricane zone electric companies) are the fucking professionals at quickly restoring power. BUT, it's the northeast. We can't really expect too much common sense from those people.

Posted by: Soona at November 02, 2012 04:12 PM (Bk8vR)

271 Excellent post, Ace.

I agree this is a huge disconnect. And a great way to attack the modern Left and the eco-left. They tend to be rich bitch faux socialists. They are reflexively green. But they are sensitive to criticism of their wealth.

So they can be mocked as Outward Bound eco-nazis. Or Peace Corps Prius Pricks.

I know these people personally. They really don't like being mocked as the out-of-touch richie rich dillettante exploiting the poverty of the third world -- even when they love to brag about the eco-adventure in Papua New Guinea.

They get very, very defensive when they get mocked for enjoying their iPad and Starbucks off the backs of coal-workers in Ohio and child laborers in China.

It's a sensitive spot for them. It hurts them. They don't know how to respond. They get defensive and angry and try to change the subject.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 02, 2012 04:12 PM (ZPrif)

272 Awesome posting.

Posted by: Mike at November 02, 2012 04:12 PM (Bcexk)

273 Can Ace get an anonymous Pulitzer?

Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 04:12 PM (duqON)

274 Ann Althouse, whom I respect

/points and laughs

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 02, 2012 04:13 PM (w+lzM)

275 Didn't Atlas Shrugged end with the lights going out in NYC?

Damn her, she gave them an instruction manual.

Posted by: tlc, in far away azq at November 02, 2012 04:13 PM (sSU2k)

276 Good idea:

Send workers into the population handing out bottled water, food and clothing all branded with Romney/Ryan. Don't ask for votes. Just do it.

New York goes red on Tuesday.

Posted by: Truman North at November 02, 2012 04:13 PM (I2LwF)

277 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (piMMO)

That is why he backed out & won't do the 1st one either

Remember Liberals don't stand by their word

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 04:13 PM (ck76k)

278 66 Guys like Bloomberg have neverhad the shit kicked out of them... I mean like bad. It gives a person perspective.

It's like holding a cat by the tail.

In the shower. (Seriously. No joke. Sister in law did it once. Once)

Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2012 04:13 PM (GFM2b)

279 I ran a marathon once upon a time. I think if I hadn't stayed out all the night b4 drinking, it still woulda sucked ass. As it was, I was sober by the 8th mile.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 02, 2012 04:14 PM (yn6XZ)

280 NRO, Deroy Murdoch
A Tale of Two Cities, NYC

"I do have a refrigerator full of food that grows warmer by the day."

So, Deroy Murdoch thought "it could never happen to me"? He's an educated person, heard the weather forecast days in advance, but hasn't canned food, root vegetables, fruit, crackers, cheese and summer sausage on hand? Or he isn't admitting what he has.

Posted by: Screwtape at November 02, 2012 04:14 PM (BAnPT)

281 The MBM has been talking up what a great job TFG and Nanny Bloomberg are doing while their incompetence and egos cost lives.

Andrea Mitchell says that food and clothing donations are no no's and only get in the way of the Red Cross, while storm refugees say they need those things the most right away

What the fuck do we have a media for? I thought their jobs were to actually inform people and help those in need?

On the other hand, their boyfriend is in need of their help

Posted by: kbdabear at November 02, 2012 04:14 PM (wwsoB)

282 Your agonizer, please, Mayor Bloomberg.

Posted by: goateed spock at November 02, 2012 04:14 PM (nkiQM)

283 256....the ratings for thsi concert could rival the infamous Al Gore Global Warming concert a few years back...IIRC, it was one of the lowest-rated programs in the history of ratings.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 02, 2012 04:14 PM (YmPwQ)

284 66 Guys like Bloomberg have neverhad the shit kicked out of them... I mean like bad. It gives a person perspective. It's like holding a cat by the tail. In the shower. (Seriously. No joke. Sister in law did it once. Once)
Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2012 04:13 PM (GFM2b)

Heh...once

Posted by: The Jackhole at November 02, 2012 04:15 PM (nTgAI)

285 Endurance athletes are severe assholes. Trust me. I used to be one (athlete, that is, I'm still an asshole).

It takes a certain type of individual to spend 3-4 hours training every weekday and 4+ training on the weekend to compete in a long boring race that no one wants to see. Watching the best perform is tedious. So what is it watching the mid- and sub-packers? Good lord. Picture Macy's parade. Except forever. You would think a few of the hot asses would at least provide spank-able material, but no, their high self-regard just exudes and turns-off. You know that because it would interfere with their training: (1) they won't reciprocate particular favors, and, (2) anal is doubtful.

These people are narcissists who excel at excuse-generation why they couldn't finish X minutes quicker or X places higher.

They are so self-consumed, they actually think people give a shit about them.

Their bodies are so specifically trained they can't do anything else, except what the specifically train for. So actually useful work like cleaning up or saving someone's life? Yeah, your better off asking a random piece of shit tailgating at Giants' stadium.

They don't understand that no one gives a fuck about their pursuit. They don't understand that it is really unimportant. They can't quite grasp that that their families tolerate this bullshit as well, it is better than them being an alcoholic. The reason being is: they are more predictable.

I am completely unsurprised that the vast majority of marathoners feel indifferent by the suffering of lowly Staten Islanders. Staten Island is the backdrop to their year-long training saga; the people irrelevant.

Is there any irony? At 26 miles and 385 yards, a marathon is the distance of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides. Who one day, ran as fast as he could, alerting Athens of the victory that just occurred at the battle of Marathon. Because of this Olympic achievement, the city was able to start a celebration a 90 minutes earlier than if Pheidippides merely walked briskly. For Pheidippides, the celebration was brief. He quickly was overcome by exhaustion and died on the spot.

Posted by: CT moron (the other one) at November 02, 2012 04:15 PM (qxcKC)

286 That is why he backed out won't do the 1st one either



Remember Liberals don't stand by their word


***

Really?!

I missed that!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:15 PM (piMMO)

287 Dammit. This just pisses me off.

In May of 2012 the entire city of Nashville, Tennessee was flooded. I mean, EPICALLY flooded. We're talking 10 feet of water in the freaking football stadium, Opryland underwater and the Grand Ole Opry house ruined. And yes, there are LOTS of poor people in Nashville and even people living in public housing.

The floodwaters lasted for days. Power was out for a long time.And Nashville never got a visit from Barack Obama, or 24/7 coverage from Anderson Cooper. But it never turned into Lord of the Flies there. People got theirbutts in gear and helped each other. Chrurches collected food. Nobody sat on their asses waiting for FEMA or even the Red Cross. People weren't crapping in hallways and pulling guns at gas stations.

Posted by: rockmom at November 02, 2012 04:15 PM (NYnoe)

288 A buck-three-eighty won't buy you much lady on the street these days.

Posted by: Bob Menendez (D) at November 02, 2012 04:15 PM (7Kjey)

289 Being from NJ, I would venture to guess that the non-union out of state electric crews showed up at a site, and were quickly met by the local union boss who told them they were not needed there. The union boss' always put the union before anything else. It's shameful.

Posted by: tofer732 at November 02, 2012 04:15 PM (2zM0P)

290 #283 $10 bucks says it gets an emmy anyways.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 02, 2012 04:16 PM (yn6XZ)

291 D.M. Hawkins @HawkinsUSA
RAS OH poll shows why EV calculations are tricky. Poll has 40% EV, but only 1 county has even breached 30% of 08. @NumbersMuncher

AGAIN SCOTTY IS FULL OF SHIT LIKE TOILETS IN NYC

Posted by: Evilpens at November 02, 2012 04:16 PM (ck76k)

292 >>263 You didn't poop that! Someone else made that happen.

LOL!

Posted by: Y-not at November 02, 2012 04:16 PM (5H6zj)

293 Sorry, that was May of 2010 when Nashville flooded. And the city was back to normal within a year. How many think Staten Island or Queens will be back to normal within a year?

Posted by: rockmom at November 02, 2012 04:16 PM (NYnoe)

294 People standing in line for 6 hours to get gas was the last Carter-Obama mashup that I didn't expect to get fulfilled. But he snuck it in under the wire...well done!

History. Doomed. Etc.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at November 02, 2012 04:16 PM (X/+QT)

295 Can Ace get an anonymous Pulitzer?
I got one for fictitious reporting, so why not?

Posted by: zombie walter duranty at November 02, 2012 04:17 PM (nkiQM)

296 >>>Posted by: CT moron (the other one) at November 02, 2012 04:15 PM (qxcKC)


So in other words they're just like asshole cyclists?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 02, 2012 04:17 PM (MpT3b)

297 The next awesome display of my craft will be "Ratatouille and the Meager Bistro". Along side me will be Mr. Dennehey.

Posted by: Aleks Balledwin at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (rzTDZ)

298
These able-bodied Marathon runners should be out helping the people who need help....
Instead of participating in this prissy race.

They've been calling this the "worst dissaster ever!"
And these people think it's okay to carry on like nothing happened?
Dumbasses.

Posted by: wheatie at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (ICEh3)

299 A gallon of water weighs about 6 pounds.


A pint of water, at sea level, weighs pretty close to a pound. So 2 pounds to a quart, or 8 pounds (pretty close to nine, really) for a gallon of water. Plus the weight of the bucket.

So a two gallon bucket is going to weigh in at 17 - 20 pounds.

Carrying 2 up 5 flights of stairs is a lot of strain.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (8y9MW)

300 A buck-three-eighty won't buy you much lady on the street these days.

Posted by: Bob Menendez (D) at November 02, 2012 04:15 PM (7Kjey)

Yeah, well wait a couple of days, go to Long Island, and a bag of day old donuts will get you an orgy that Caligula would envy.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (Hx5uv)

301 A gallon weighs 8.4 lbs. Unless you're imperial, then it weigh 10 pounds.

Posted by: toby928© Scheming SoCon of the NoFap League at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (QupBk)

302 While I may not appreciate your "tone," God help me I can't stop laughing.
Posted by: Ammo Dump at November 02, 2012 04:10 PM (YYyqq)


----------------------------------------------------


"Tone"? It's fucking common sense. Keeps you from dying from fucking dysentary. Y'all really are nothing but fucking zombies. The movies are true.

Posted by: Soona at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (Bk8vR)

303 Dear Union electrical workers,

If you keep trying to keep non-union crews from entering the devastated areas, a new use for the lamp posts will be found. The new use will require a goodly length of solid rope. But without electricity, it is a good use of the lamp posts.

Signed - The people who pay your salary and are in the dark.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (94rak)

304 A gallon weighs 8.4 lbs. Unless you're imperial, then it weigh 10 pounds.
Posted by: toby928© Scheming SoCon of the NoFap League at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (QupBk)


When I was a kid, a gallon weighed twenty pounds!

Posted by: Old Codger at November 02, 2012 04:19 PM (4df7R)

305 How about the people of New York go "Naked Prey" on the marathoners? I would actually watch that shit fest then.

Posted by: Bruce at November 02, 2012 04:19 PM (z4eur)

306 267 EoJ

Word Problem Alert.

A gallon of water weighs about 8.5 lb., and a gallon is about 231 cubic inches. A cubic foot is 1728 cubic inches, thus there are about 7.5 gallons in a cubic foot. So a cubic foot of water weighs about 62 lbs. Figuring 2 buckets ... etc.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 02, 2012 04:19 PM (YjgD5)

307 Wait, how is it news that liberal areas are horror scenes? Or the fact that union workers are lazy and ornery? Or the fact that people in housing projects shit in their hallways? They always do that. They're too stupid and poor to live anywhere other than in decaying public housing so they act like inmates burning their own proverbial mattresses. In other news, water is wet.

Posted by: Naes at November 02, 2012 04:19 PM (r4dYV)

308 Save me your goddamn moral outrage. This whole anti-NYRR et al. smells. . . .

The Expo already happened but non of you complained about THAT did you? No, only when Bloomberg makes an announcement and suddenly the moron horde lives up to their name. Rush too.

Besides, The Parade of Nations and Dash To the Finish (5K) were already cancelled.

We're talking about two days from now. Let's see in two days.

If the NY ING is cancelled (and it probably won't be) we'll probably have about 15,000 to 20,000 or so people run the course anyway.

Posted by: David C. at November 02, 2012 04:20 PM (ZtMso)

309 Even the friggin French didn't just run into the hallways to shit - they shit in the corners of the rooms.
---

Yes, in a bed pan which they dumped OUTSIDE before they built sewers. Damn. Even critters won't shit where they sleep.

Shitting in your hallways is the utmost expression of animosity for yourself and your neighbors.

/ace can give another "where it's appropriate to express yourself" speech...

Posted by: Screwtape at November 02, 2012 04:20 PM (BAnPT)

310 When I was a kid, a gallon weighed twenty pounds!

Posted by: Old Codger at November 02, 2012 04:19 PM (4df7R)


That's only because you had to carry it uphill both ways.
Carrying the damn horse through 4 feet of snow is what made it seem hard.

Posted by: jwb7605 at November 02, 2012 04:20 PM (Qxe/p)

311 Tell those folks that they need to carry the bucket of water upstairs quickly before it freezes into a heavy block of ice.

Posted by: Roy at November 02, 2012 04:20 PM (VndSC)

312 Weight of water (sans bucket) in my sock.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 02, 2012 04:22 PM (nkiQM)

313 Dammit. This just pisses me off.



In May of 2012 the entire city of Nashville, Tennessee was flooded. I
mean, EPICALLY flooded. We're talking 10 feet of water in the freaking
football stadium, Opryland underwater and the Grand Ole Opry house
ruined. And yes, there are LOTS of poor people in Nashville and even
people living in public housing.



The floodwaters lasted for days. Power was out for a long time.And
Nashville never got a visit from Barack Obama, or 24/7 coverage from
Anderson Cooper. But it never turned into Lord of the Flies there.
People got theirbutts in gear and helped each other. Chrurches collected
food. Nobody sat on their asses waiting for FEMA or even the Red Cross.
People weren't crapping in hallways and pulling guns at gas stations.


***

Rockmom,

What's done is done. Drawing equivalency between other disasters doesn't put food in their bellies nor does it make the toilets flush.

Does it suck that others got shorted? Yes. Does it matter? Yes. But would it really make people feel like they are even if those who suffer elsewhere get shorted too?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:22 PM (piMMO)

314 I always see "Free Bacon" and get excited.
Alas

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 02, 2012 04:23 PM (I7O5y)

315 How many think Staten Island or Queens will be back to normal within a year?

They won't even be halfway through the process to obtain the permits to conduct the environmental impact statements.

That's a dig on NYC *AND* Albany. When I lived in Syracuse a building collapsed and its debris blocked an arterial street; it took three months for the state to process the necessary paperwork to remove the fucking bricks.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 02, 2012 04:23 PM (ZKzrr)

316 A liter of water weighs a kilo.


The metric system still sucks, though. They only do this because Euros are too dumb to figure out anything more complicated.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 02, 2012 04:23 PM (X3lox)

317 These able-bodied Marathon runners should be out helping the people who need help....

Oh no, see, it's okay. The NY Runners Club (or whtatever the hell its called) are going to donate $26.20 for every runner who takes part in the marathon, and they've encouraged the runners to match that amount. So see? They've covered their moral bases. Everyone's happy!

This is really true, btw.

BUSINESS WEEK: http://tiny.cc/xkx5mw

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 02, 2012 04:23 PM (4df7R)

318 Hotels ready to boot out evacuees to make room for marathon tourists

http://tinyurl.com/dyjmm2u

But ... but ... Nanny Bloomberg said no resources were being taken from storm victims!

Posted by: kbdabear at November 02, 2012 04:23 PM (wwsoB)

319 Wow David C. For a troll that spiel was quite 'civil.' Now run along, I am sure Axelrod has another job for you.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 04:23 PM (94rak)

320 Yeah, well wait a couple of days, go to Long Island, and a bag of day old donuts will get you an orgy that Caligula would envy.


****

I love you guys!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:24 PM (piMMO)

321 Water: (62.4 lbs/cu. ft.) / (7.48 gal/cu. ft) = 8.34 lbs/gal

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 02, 2012 04:24 PM (wtvvX)

322
You'll regret ignoring me for a century!

Posted by: Revenge of the Shit Bucket at November 02, 2012 04:24 PM (PHb2k)

323 273. Can Ace get an anonymous Pulitzer?
Posted by: Jean at November 02, 2012 04:12 PM (duqON)

How's an obligatory participation award?

Posted by: Screwtape at November 02, 2012 04:25 PM (BAnPT)

324 Awesome post Ace!! Well hopefully all the green energy folks are taking notice of what's going on in NYC... that's EXACTLY what would happen if we relied on only that...

Posted by: John Venczel at November 02, 2012 04:25 PM (wTCRr)

325 That's a dig on NYC *AND* Albany. When I lived in Syracuse a building
collapsed and its debris blocked an arterial street; it took three
months for the state to process the necessary paperwork to remove the
fucking bricks.


***

That shouldn't have made me laugh, but it did.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:25 PM (piMMO)

326 A gallon of water weighs about 8.5 lb., and a gallon is about 231 cubic inches. A cubic foot is 1728 cubic inches, thus there are about 7.5 gallons in a cubic foot. So a cubic foot of water weighs about 62 lbs. Figuring 2 buckets ... etc.
So, you envision someone carrying the equivalent of three 5-gallon buckets of paint in two 7.5 gallon buckets? Dude, you are whacked.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 02, 2012 04:25 PM (BAS5M)

327 I was told there'd be no math in this thread.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 02, 2012 04:25 PM (yn6XZ)

328 Hey, we can get this kinda shit at home.

Posted by: kenyan runners at November 02, 2012 04:26 PM (x1dXB)

329 wow.

Quite an essay. Succinct and intelligent.

Well done.

Posted by: SD Tom at November 02, 2012 04:26 PM (BkZ6Z)

330 320...yeah, if you're into chicks that haven't showered in a week. And have been taking dumps in the hallway.

Ick.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 02, 2012 04:26 PM (YmPwQ)

331
For what it's worth, Ann Althouse, whom I respect
Posted by: Samwise Gamgee



Atthouse wanted to vote for Kerry in 2004, but he lost her at the wire.
Athouse voted for Obama in 2008.


Now this, freaking TODAY:

If I could have been assured that the GOP would control both houses of Congress, I might have thought Obama would be good. I like balance, moderation, and pragmatism. If one of the hardcore righties had won the Republican nomination, I would probably have gone for Obama.

But Mitt Romney got the nomination, which is what I had been hoping for (after Mitch Daniels decided not to run). It was time to pay attention again to Obama The Candidate, and his campaign centered on vilifying Mitt Romney in the most inane Occupy-Wall-Street style that was completely alienating to me. Romney seamlessly transitioned from being my choice in the primaries to being my presumptive choice for President.

I remained open to Obama. Obama could have won me.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 02, 2012 04:26 PM (kdS6q)

332 Third world? F*ck.....even in Kenya we don't allow people to shit out in the streets..... WTF is this? Brooklyn?

Posted by: kenyan runners at November 02, 2012 04:27 PM (x1dXB)

333 A pint of water, at sea level, weighs pretty close to a pound. So 2 pounds to a quart, or 8 pounds (pretty close to nine, really) for a gallon of water. Plus the weight of the bucket.

So a two gallon bucket is going to weigh in at 17 - 20 pounds.

Carrying 2 up 5 flights of stairs is a lot of strain.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (8y9MW)

--Yeah, someone above did not stop to think where the term "fluid ounce" came from.

Posted by: logprof at November 02, 2012 04:27 PM (jKE+Z)

334 I was told there'd be no math in this thread.

There's some Ewok division in the next one.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 02, 2012 04:27 PM (w+lzM)

335
that's not chocolate rain

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 02, 2012 04:27 PM (MpT3b)

336 >>>They don't understand that no one gives a fuck about their pursuit. They don't understand that it is really unimportant. They can't quite grasp that that their families tolerate this bullshit as well, it is better than them being an alcoholic. The reason being is: they are more predictable.


This could describe us political animals, too...

Posted by: Truman North at November 02, 2012 04:28 PM (I2LwF)

337 "Tone"? It's fucking common sense. Keeps you from dying from fucking dysentary. Y'all really are nothing but fucking zombies. The movies are true.
Posted by: Soona at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (Bk8vR)

If you want to see "tone" and it's relation to this subject, recommend you visit EOJ's blog. Funny stuff!

Posted by: Ammo Dump at November 02, 2012 04:28 PM (YYyqq)

338 I've long had a theory that when you look at the various professions and
occupations, those which are "dirtier" -- those which have a direct,
tangible connection to the gritty reality of the world -- skew
conservative, while those which are "cleaner" -- occupations which are
largely performed on a computer monitor, or deal only with abstractions
-- skew liberal.

------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- ---------- ----------

I don't know how to explain unions, but I absolutely agree with this theory. I'm a federal employee (yes, one of those leeches on society) and everyone I work with can be split into two camps.

The veterans are conservative, the civilians are liberal. Period, without exception.

This leads me to believe that there's something to your 'clean v. dirty' demographic theory.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 02, 2012 04:28 PM (fwARV)

339 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 04:18 PM (94rak)

Sidebar..... now they are saying .... its just hard to get the aggreements done so these guys can work and get paid...

Kinda like the Obama admin and Drilling permits.... 'no, we're not saying no, its just takes a lonnnnngggg time to do the paperwork.... like.... years....'

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 02, 2012 04:28 PM (lZBBB)

340 Yeah, Alec Baldwin, just like the 90 year olds without power, food, water, meds on Staten Island.
Posted by: 4 days

I read that Bette Midler, Debra Messing, and other fellow travellers threw a celebrity fundraising party in NYC. Midler talked about how "Challenging" it was to through a party under these conditions.Assholes all of them.
I don't think that I would want to be a marathon runner going through, say, Staten Island, Queens, or other devasted areas. The residents may be a little testy by this weekend.

Posted by: Cheri at November 02, 2012 04:28 PM (G+Wff)

341 ...to throw a party. Jeez.

Posted by: Cheri at November 02, 2012 04:28 PM (G+Wff)

342
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

I like Pina Coladas, taking dumps in the hall ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Posted by: Famous Song Lyrics at November 02, 2012 04:29 PM (PHb2k)

343 It doesn't take a cubic foot of water to flush a toilet, shit-for-brains. One gallon, maybe two, maybe the high class types require three gallons. So we're talking 20 pounds.

But I would like to shove my cubic foot up your @ss.


Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 02, 2012 04:29 PM (feFL6)

344 Carrying 2 up 5 flights of stairs is a lot of strain:::::

A) Not for a Goddamn Sexual Tyrannosaurus, like me

B) Could you not shit on the FIRST floor, in your neighbor's apartment and haul water in shifts or agree to share food for the privelige?

Holy fucking shit! Does Daddy have to come roll everybody over so they don't get bedsores from laying on their dead asses all day?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 04:29 PM (BatdI)

345 Hmmm, well, then, when the citizens of New York, and possibly Christie,begin eating the marathoners, will that swing momentum back to Romney?
I don't believe a word of it.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 02, 2012 04:30 PM (YmPwQ)

346 I don't think that I would want to be a marathon runner going through,
say, Staten Island, Queens, or other devasted areas. The residents may
be a little testy by this weekend.


****

Plenty of loose bricks to toss around.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:30 PM (piMMO)

347 If a swallow was carrying a 1 gallon (US) bucket, fill 2/3rd with blue water, how fast could it get from Time Square to Staten Island?

Posted by: Monty Mathwiz at November 02, 2012 04:30 PM (yn6XZ)

348 A tweet from Kathleen Parker last Tuesday:

Forget Romney/Obama. I'm betting lots are thinking President Bloomberg this morning.

Yeah right. Long Island is going Lord of the Flies and Kathleen is seeing the Midget as a giant.


Posted by: WalrusRex at November 02, 2012 04:01 PM (Hx5uv)


wait.

catpiss troll = Kathleen Parker?

Posted by: blue star at November 02, 2012 04:30 PM (rmdRH)

349 Romeo13 are these the same permits State Department had to get processed to get extra people to Benghazi after the attack happened?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 02, 2012 04:31 PM (94rak)

350 new thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 02, 2012 04:31 PM (piMMO)

351 While they blather about "reducing [YOUR] carbon footprint," they ignore
the fact that, right now, Lower Manhattan is living a low-carbon
footprint lifestyle. [Meanwhile, they certainly are not and never will live a low-carbon footprint -- algore.]

Posted by: Screwtape at November 02, 2012 04:31 PM (BAnPT)

352 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 02, 2012 04:29 PM (BatdI)

Question becomes.... without power.... are the sewer systems even up and running?

All that shit has to flow somewhere... and get PUMPED somewhere...

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 02, 2012 04:32 PM (lZBBB)

353 This water argument is crossbow worthy.

Best thread of the week.

Posted by: eleven at November 02, 2012 04:32 PM (fsLdt)

354 My Mighty Ferguson only requires 3.5 gallons per flush

Posted by: Al Bundy at November 02, 2012 04:33 PM (BAS5M)

355 354 My Mighty Ferguson only requires 3.5 gallons per flush

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Ba-WOOSH

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 02, 2012 04:33 PM (e0xKF)

356 1. Water weighs 62 pounds per cubic foot. Carrying 2 (for balance) 12"
dia. buckets, 6-8" full, up an average of 5 flights of stairs, is severe
physical exercise.
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a five-gallon bucket is 2/3 a cubic foot--roughly.

An 80lb bag of concrete is a cubic foot.

Two summers ago I moved 4 cubic yards of dirt, two five gallon buckets at a time.

Posted by: RoyalOil at November 02, 2012 04:35 PM (imtbm)

357 There ain't but 40,000 cops in the whole damn town!

Can yooouuuuuuuuu dig it?

Posted by: Cyrus at November 02, 2012 04:35 PM (YmPwQ)

358 Having been through something quite similar, the 1964 Earthquake, we were without water and electric for more than a week. Did just fine, thank you, and not a Quickee Mart in sight. It is called TAKING CARE OF YOUR DAMNED SELF. We cooked canned food on the Coleman stove, with white gas out of a big can in the garage. We melted snow for water and drank a lot of Tang. We used candles at night, and even went to bed when it was dark. We flushed the toilet with a bucket. IT ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE. Liberals are pussies.

Posted by: tcn at November 02, 2012 04:35 PM (VLG62)

359 If a swallow was carrying a 1 gallon (US) bucket, fill 2/3rd with blue water, how fast could it get from Time Square to Staten Island?

It would take at least two swallows, carrying the bucket between them strung with a bit of creeper tucked under the dorsal feather ...

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 02, 2012 04:35 PM (BAS5M)

360 <i>One gallon, maybe two, maybe the high class types require three gallons.</i>

Three gallons? Hell, you can't even *get* a toilet in CA that uses three gallons of water per flush. They're all low-flow 1.6 gallons or less.

My heart goes out to the folks in NY. /: It's hard to be prepared when you're living in an apartment. There really isn't a lot of room to store enough survival equipment and food. (Says she who's restocking the household survival supplies after finally moving out of a 600-square-foot in-town apartment dreading the possibility of things going ugly.)

Posted by: Jishin at November 02, 2012 04:37 PM (uk04h)

361 326 Count de Monet

"So, you envision someone carrying the equivalent of three 5-gallon buckets of paint in two 7.5 gallon buckets? Dude, you are whacked."


1. Not exactly. Please see my post #199. I point out that carrying a cubic foot of water (roughly 5 flushes) is effectively what has to happen in the areas of Manhattan without power.

2. An 11" dia bucket, filled with 9" of water, is about half a cubic foot, so carry 2 (for balance).

3. Again, as per my post #199, I feel some schadenfreude for the New Yorkers in Lower Manhattan, and LI, and ... but not a whole lot. I do not wish death on any of them, but perhaps a reminder that they aren't the epitome of American Civilization ... they do not know better, etc.

I though my leading "lamentations" comment would be a clue.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 02, 2012 04:38 PM (YjgD5)

362 I ♥ New York.

Posted by: Cholera at November 02, 2012 04:39 PM (feFL6)

363 Why should Obama give a damn? He's got NY's electoral votes in the bag.

Posted by: Aud at November 02, 2012 04:39 PM (PGpgl)

364 332 Third world? F*ck.....even in Kenya we don't allow people to shit out in the streets..... WTF is this? Brooklyn?
Posted by: kenyan runners at November 02, 2012 04:27 PM (x1dXB)

Since the bio father is Kenyan, I only have one thing to say...

Heh.

Posted by: baldilocks at November 02, 2012 04:41 PM (Su0W2)

365 Don't any of you fat fucks dare try carrying your water in 32-oz cups.

Posted by: Nanny Bloombergs at November 02, 2012 04:42 PM (w+lzM)

366 Blumie said he doesn't want National Guard troops in the city with guns. Said the only ones that are allowed to carry guns in NYC arethe NYPD. Ahh,AHH except for those unruly children they call gang bangers who also carry guns.

Posted by: Buffalobob at November 02, 2012 04:44 PM (x+7qA)

367 Imagine the optics of Rudy, Gov. Large, and say Paul Ryan leading a convoy of relief buses down I-80 and
I-95 with food, blankets into New Jersey and New York.

Posted by: TheThinMan at November 02, 2012 04:45 PM (X6O1T)

368 If a swallow was carrying a 1 gallon (US) bucket, fill 2/3rd with blue water, how fast could it get from Time Square to Staten Island?

That's too easy. Twelve.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at November 02, 2012 04:46 PM (YYyqq)

369 >>>Atthouse wanted to vote for Kerry in 2004, but he lost her at the wire.
Athouse voted for Obama in 2008.

Did I make the claim that every decision she ever made in her life was perfect?

No I did not.

She supports Romney now, and I find much of her analysis insightful in a general sense, and not just on politics.

She isn't a far-right conservative and never will be. But she's a fairly reasonable gage of what a certain segment of persuadable voters on the middle are thinking, the kinds of arguments that can appeal to them.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 02, 2012 04:47 PM (SKX2R)

370 Do these marathon runners get seconds shaved from there overall time by treading thru raw sewage?

Posted by: Fritz at November 02, 2012 04:49 PM (vm7ot)

371 Troll? That's a first. I'll have to save that. Frame it. Hopefully I can get you to sign it for me. That would be something.

Unless someone can convince be how not having the race will change anything that's already happened. . . Continuing will only help.

If the race director(s) and city planners ultimately decide it's unsafe or whatever they will cancel, but as it looks now, there's no reason to except to spare some people's. . feelings.

Nothing is being diverted. Nothing is being taken. In fact, things are being added. You should all put on your Race Director hat and think critically about this rather than emotionally. Emotionally is how liberals think for goshsakes.

Posted by: David C. at November 02, 2012 04:51 PM (ZtMso)

372 I understand "life must go on" and so forth, and in some cases, that might even be setting a good example and good leadership.

But in a recently-hit city of 8 million plus people with people dumpster-diving for food it looks terrible.

Solve that problem. Then have the Marathon.

NO ONE had better die who would otherwise have lived because of this decision. Otherwise, aside from the horror of that, there will be hell to pay politically and socially.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 02, 2012 04:52 PM (SKX2R)

373 Rock on, Ace! Awesome rant.


Posted by: John the Libertarian at November 02, 2012 04:59 PM (u2SdM)

374 As long as no one can get a 32oz. soda pop everything will be fine. Comrade Dear Leader the lightbringer, the messiah, will have the power on in a snap.

Posted by: save me mommygov! at November 02, 2012 05:05 PM (Kflw4)

375 Ace,

Sorry, but I'm going to have to disagree with you a bit. Energy is not civilization nor does it produce civilization. These were barbarians who were living in a golden age of cheap and abundant energy that helped them to hide their barbarism.

Rather, civilization is being able to reason with your neighbors and fellow citizens and come to a consensus on behavior and how to provide for certain necessities. Take the lack of water for the toilets. A civilized group of people would work with their neighbors to find a better way to dispose of their waste. A couple of buckets in a common area with a few sheets to screen off the area for privacy and a schedule for emptying those buckets in a more hygienic location (e.g. the dumpster downstairs or into the storm drain) is civilization.

Barbarism is deciding that you can not find a place in your own apartment to place your waste so you will inflict it on everyone else by dropping it in the common areas. The barbarian never thinks about how that might cause himself problems down the road, it was just convenient and got it out of his immediate attention (i.e. his apartment).

Civilization is producing for yourself and others. It is trading your time and goods for other people's time and goods. It is providing for yourself first and trading for those items and skills you do not possess.

Barbarism is expecting others to provide for you and being helpless when they can not. The barbarian takes, either from a willing giver (Uncle sugar and Daddy Bloomberg in this case) or by force from those who now how to produce.

Don't get me wrong, I am not against charity. If I were caught in a disaster, I would gladly accept charity if freely given. On the other hand, you can be damned sure that I would not be sitting on my ass waiting for it either. I would be finding a way out of the city or looking to provide for myself if provisions are available and organize with my neighbors to pool resources if feasible.

Posted by: Ken in NH at November 02, 2012 05:06 PM (9UEu0)

376 Look Ace, you have to understand the marathon for what it is. A mobile feast for the Staten Islanders. They have to catch their food as it runs through the ruins.

Bloomburg thought he would help by providing all this fresh meat to the good zombie citizens of Staten Island.

Posted by: joe in michigan at November 02, 2012 05:10 PM (3R8wQ)

377 WABC 770 just broke the news that the marathon is now canceled.

Posted by: Eric at November 02, 2012 05:17 PM (bONDc)

378 Marathon just canceled per CNN.

Posted by: misty at November 02, 2012 05:24 PM (FVBZt)

379 David C. hardest-hit.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 02, 2012 05:25 PM (w+lzM)

380 Donated to American Red Cross via NYRR anyway.

Posted by: David C. at November 02, 2012 05:28 PM (ZtMso)

381 Ok, so being from and living on Staten Island I do have a few things to inform some Ace's misguided children (mean that as an honor) about certain things.


1) Staten Island is more red state then most of the south! Dubba carried this borough in the land of progressive bullshit not once but FREAKING TWICE!! We even backed John McCain over the Messiah for Christ sakes .
2) Staten Island gets shit on by City Hall all the time, remember last years snow storm, nothing new from "The King Bloomy".
3) Apt building toilets are pressurized systems that need electrical power to function, unlike a home toilet, there is no place to pour water to flush as it's a straight pressurized pipe into the bowl. NO POWER NO FLUSH.
4) People crapping in the hallways should be nut slapped for their stupidity, what are we... A bunch of freaking savages? find fucking a garbage bag!
5) The people who got hit the most by this storm are the so call "Bitter clingers" former cops, firemen and trades men who are hard working, God fearing old school sort of people. I live just outside flood zone A and they got crushed, it was a rolling body of that just smashed 'em. Heart breaking!
6) Bloomberg and his little Marathon for him and his rich buddies and Hugh ego can go screw himself. This from crap from a guy who takes his private helicopter to his private jet and then jets off to his private island almost every weekend is going to tell us about Global warming? As we say here on the "Rock" (Staten Island) F#@k off midget!
7) NYPD and FDNY are busting their asses off, my brother-in-law is FDNY and he's passed out here at my mother's house because there are too many friends without power at his house that has power and he has to get back to hi firehouse in a few hours.
IF YOU DON'T VOTE FOR FREAKING ROMNEY/RYAN, THEN YOUR VOTING TO SCREW US ALL.
As Tina Turner said "Welcome to the Thunder Dome".... So coming to you from the new Thunder Dome (aka Staten Island) Peace out! lol ;-)


Posted by: bdawg65 at November 02, 2012 05:29 PM (wk/O/)

382 Great article.

Posted by: Timwi at November 02, 2012 05:30 PM (pdhxN)

383
Cencelled a few minutes ago.
A smart easy decision thats wasnt made a few days ago is an embarrassing walkback decision today.

Posted by: MikeD at November 02, 2012 05:32 PM (p8QOg)

384
"SCOTTY IS FULL OF SHIT LIKE TOILETS IN NYC"

You mean like the HALLWAYS in NYC.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at November 02, 2012 05:33 PM (FkH4y)

385 1 I bet some of those big shouldered men have been replaced by cranes and backhoes.

Posted by: Average Joe


You rang?
Switching off Maynard G. Krebs a minute I really hope they are this stupid. It should be the end of Bloomy's political life. Riots to follow...

Posted by: backhoe at November 02, 2012 05:33 PM (ULH4o)

386
New Yorkers voting for this creepy little runt sound a lot like my fellows here in Illinois who are going to keep JJJr. in office even though he's on the verge of indictment and mentally ill.
I always heard NY'ers were tough and independent. What happened to them that they would elect someone who wants to legislate their pop intake?

Posted by: ejo at November 02, 2012 05:35 PM (GXvSO)

387 Talk about style over substance. "We don't care how things are, we only care how things appear."

Posted by: David C. at November 02, 2012 05:48 PM (ZtMso)

388 "I always heard NY'ers were tough and independent."

Whenever I hear that NewYork twang in a person's voice, the first thought that always goes through my head is "hard-headed dumbass" until they prove otherwise.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at November 02, 2012 06:03 PM (vd7A8)

389 When you deal with reality 24/7 and see the effects of the absence of modern conveniences (and yes they are CONVENIENCES), you tend to appreciate them and are more willing than others to work hard for them and fight for them if necessary.

As you grow older, you tend to have experienced or at least seen or heard of incidents that remind you of this or point it out in stark terms.

I do have to say that some of the folks in NYC are perhaps exaggerating just a bit. It's only been 3 days yet some are claiming they're starving.

Starvation takes a bit more than 72 hours. Thirst will get to you way before starvation does. Colder weather is approaching and that is also more dangerous than the lack of food.

For now.

Posted by: Jcw46 at November 02, 2012 06:16 PM (SP4jC)

390 "But a lot of people don't seem to understand that these commonplace elements of civilization didn't just happen. They happened because people built them..."
--Ace
"No No No, they didn't build that."--Obama

Posted by: Marty at November 02, 2012 06:19 PM (XD+u1)

391 Great post, Ace, but I'm wasting no sympathy on the dumpster-divers who were too ignorant to lay in a supply of food and water with a week's notice nor do I feel sorry for the idiots who bought generators but weren't bright enough to purchase fuel for them.

Too many of those crying people seem to have done nothing to prepare themselves for the storm headed their way. Now they want someone else to bail them out...literally.

I've lived through hurricane and flood and never once thought it was anyone's job to take care of me but my own. These people are clueless. They couldn't figure out what to do and didn't seem to think they had any responsibility for their own well-being and so they did nothing.

Just like the fool in the White House.

Posted by: creeper at November 02, 2012 06:54 PM (p4APm)

392 Right, TFG is the avatar of the decadent phase of liberalism, real liberalism.

Thankfully, thanks to our founding fathers and mothers and the philosophers who came before them and informed them, we have a chance to change that.

Back to Classic!

Posted by: PJ at November 02, 2012 07:54 PM (DQHjw)

393 "People are crapping in hallways ... That's not these people's fault at all ..."

Gonna have to strongly disagree with you on that one, Ace. If people are crapping on the hallway floor for someone else to clean up, it is the crappers' fault!

What have we come to in America, when the plumbing goes out for three days, we have to crap on the hallway floor? Nobody has a bucket, or a coffee can, or even a stack of newspapers to crap in?

We are so coddled, so dependent, so spoiled, we are justified in losing all of our dignity and pride during any and every frickin emergency now? WTF?

Posted by: gp at November 02, 2012 08:59 PM (mk9aG)

394 "Do people not understand how toilets work? Get a bucket. Fill it with water. Any water. Dump it in the bowl. Toilet is now flushed. "

It does appear that some do not fully comprehend how toilets work when sewage system pumps are down.

Let's just say that you don't want to be on the bottom floor if someone is pouring the bucket upstairs. "Sh** flows downhill" really is true. The ones flushing up top are the lucky ones. The ones pouring the buckets on the bottom will just have a couple more gallons of water with the sewage on the bathroom floor along with more sh** from the higher ups (excuse the pun).

Posted by: Islandweller at November 03, 2012 09:43 PM (dAYgd)

395 All I can say is ... ROFL! That is the typical liberal mindset. They can't promote business when it's needed, but they promote a marathon race when the city is in an emergency. CLOWNS!

Posted by: Mike at November 04, 2012 02:54 PM (qKiSz)

396 Follow me on twitter @magfirefox

Posted by: Mike at November 04, 2012 02:55 PM (qKiSz)

397 In the 2016 Presidental election Bloomberg can be Dennis Kucinich's Vice Presidental running mate.

Posted by: burt at November 05, 2012 03:02 PM (8kEad)






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