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NYC Marathon Won't
Be Held Sunday: Mayor

WNBC-TV [New York], by Andrew Siff

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Posted By:leopardtwo, 11/2/2012 5:23:17 PM

The marathon will not take place in storm-ravaged New York City this Sunday, Mayor Bloomberg announced late Friday. Bloomberg had defended his decision to hold the 26.2-mile race as scheduled on Sunday, although many New Yorkers complained it would be insensitive and divert city resources at a time when many are suffering. Bloomberg earlier in the day said the marathon would "give people something to cheer about in what has been a very dismal week for a lot of people." But after growing criticism, the event was put off. "The marathon has always brought our city together and

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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq, 11/2/2012 5:28:20 PM     (No. 8983301)

Bloomberg should be ashamed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/2/2012 5:28:33 PM     (No. 8983303)

The people have spoken. Let's hope they also voice displeasure over the last 4 years of Obama (if they can even get to the polls).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gollyneds, 11/2/2012 5:31:16 PM     (No. 8983310)

marathon sponsors have more sense than bloombust. the last thing a mcdonald's needs is to be seen sponsoring this fiasco while people starve.

ok. mr mayor. put your head back up the south end of your alimentary canal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Photoonist, 11/2/2012 5:31:30 PM     (No. 8983311)

Cancelled by the organizers or by Mayor Bloomberg because he was shamed into it? Wait a sec, Bloomberg shamed? I betting the organization behind the marathon cancelled it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: AGGW, 11/2/2012 5:33:28 PM     (No. 8983313)

It was stupid to not have cancelled it initially .


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Reply 6 - Posted by: noddy, 11/2/2012 5:35:02 PM     (No. 8983316)

If you want to give the people of New York something to cheer about Bloomers you can arrange for everything that was going to be supplied to the runners, go to Staten Island. And tell everyone to vote for Romney.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Galtoid, 11/2/2012 5:35:40 PM     (No. 8983320)

Billionaires have no clue! Bet he has had power this whole time.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/2/2012 5:35:48 PM     (No. 8983321)

#4 probably hit on it. The organizers wanted the politicians to cancel it, but when the politicians didn't they bit the bullet and did the right thing, because not doing so would have been worse.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tearza, 11/2/2012 5:37:31 PM     (No. 8983325)

Who Cares!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/2/2012 5:38:34 PM     (No. 8983328)

I think the effort to provide the runners and event staff with supplies embarrassed him and the Democrats. Lefty elitist hypocrisy isn't good for election outcomes.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: retCPO, 11/2/2012 5:44:50 PM     (No. 8983342)

If the sponsors get the food water and generators that would have been used for the marathon to Statten Island they are going to get a ton of good PR. Send a bunch of Big Gulps too.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: DARling, 11/2/2012 5:45:12 PM     (No. 8983344)

What do you want to bet that the hungry people in storm-ravaged Staten Island threatened to stage a protest at the starting line?

Bloomberg and Obama are fools. Christie isn't that far behind.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Puffy1, 11/2/2012 5:45:33 PM     (No. 8983347)

How's this for the race baiters? Bush ignored New Orleans because it was mostly black, well Obama is ignoring NY because it is mostly white. Good for the Goose?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: woodsman, 11/2/2012 5:46:39 PM     (No. 8983350)

Doh!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: verdantheart, 11/2/2012 5:47:00 PM     (No. 8983353)

Why did it take so long? This should have been done when it was clear where the storm would make landfall.

My guess is marathoners cancelled in huge numbers. What fitness freak wants to risk it all by running through streets filled with angry residents eager to settle a score with a bozo like Bloomberg?

Prayers for all who are suffering.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/2/2012 5:48:11 PM     (No. 8983357)

Politics vs ego......politics won.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/2/2012 5:59:28 PM     (No. 8983381)

There's no credit to be given when you have to be shamed into making a decision like this.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: DaddyO, 11/2/2012 6:16:14 PM     (No. 8983431)

Some hotels had pledged not to force guests to leave for the marathon runners.. there would have been looting and riots when all the cops who patrol the streets were on marathon duty.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 11/2/2012 6:24:03 PM     (No. 8983462)

Too bad. If they held the marathon on Saturday, they certainly could hold simple elections on Tuesday. Now they have an excuse to cancel their election

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/2/2012 6:25:30 PM     (No. 8983468)

Bloomberg is even more tone deaf and residing in a bubble than Obama. But he keeps getting elected
because most of his electorate is even more stupid and out of touch than he is.
Emphasis on "most". Obviously staff of L.com, NY Post and other citizens of Gotham see right through this mental and physical dwarf.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 11/2/2012 6:36:20 PM     (No. 8983497)

I guess Bloomers figured out that there were already enough people running around the streets of NY.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/2/2012 7:04:41 PM     (No. 8983552)

They always do this. Bloomberg given instructions to cover up for the mess Obama & Co has caused; then back track.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: CEP, 11/2/2012 7:11:09 PM     (No. 8983564)

#11, those big gulps better not be more than 16oz. or Bloomberg will have them confiscated and the people fined.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ocjim, 11/2/2012 7:51:41 PM     (No. 8983628)

Been said before here, but never more apt... Whatta bloomin' idiot!?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/2/2012 8:06:39 PM     (No. 8983652)

#3 is onto something. The marathon sponsors saw a PR fiasco coming and probably ordered Bloomberg to cancel.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/2/2012 8:10:50 PM     (No. 8983660)

Chicken Bloomberg sent his deputy mayor out to make the announcement.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/2/2012 8:15:11 PM     (No. 8983667)

Bloomberg was a doofus for even considering having the race.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Pc1eszm, 11/2/2012 8:33:08 PM     (No. 8983701)

I hate it for the people who have been training for this race for the last 5 months but this was the right call. It should have been made much earlier than now.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 11/2/2012 9:10:53 PM     (No. 8983770)

Mo comment. I'm too angry.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 11/2/2012 9:14:10 PM     (No. 8983773)

So angry there is nothing to compare it to. NO comment on bloomberg.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: franq, 11/3/2012 8:21:38 AM     (No. 8984335)

Will they try to "postpone" the election? This is tailor-made for some sort of scheme. If there are X million disenfranchised voters, that could swing an election.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LZK, 11/3/2012 8:25:23 AM     (No. 8984348)

I think about the difference in Mayor Rudy and Mayor Nanny....

Mayor Rudy was out in the streets with the people on 9/11.... Mayor Nanny makes his photo/op walk and retires to his mansion....

Wow -- New Yorkers -- wake up.....

Lift your cups of soda high....to no salt and no large soda containers. Of course -- you don't have gas for your cars and generators -- but -- take heart -- you've been saved from salt and cigarettes and soda....

LZK

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Reply 33 - Posted by: LZK, 11/3/2012 8:32:24 AM     (No. 8984363)

In addition -- I agree with poster #31. The demorat slims are working over/time on a "legal" challenge to President Romney's win.

Watch out republicans -- the chicago boys play dirty...

LZK

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Reply 34 - Posted by: asu86pe, 11/3/2012 8:33:14 AM     (No. 8984366)

So, when Pres.George W. Bush was critized for indebiting this country to clean-up NYC from the 9/11 travesty - NY'ers remained silent.....

When Pres. George W. Bush worked to establish the need to evacuate New Orleans before Katrina and no one listened - NY'ers' reprsenatives (PIAPS, Schlep-umer, etc.,) were heard to criticize the President Bush for "not doing" enough before the disaster....

And now in comparison.........{cue crickets}

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bigken2, 11/3/2012 8:34:52 AM     (No. 8984371)

ditto 13

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Reply 36 - Posted by: shurnuff, 11/3/2012 9:26:49 AM     (No. 8984484)

"The marathon has always brought our city together and inspired us with stories of courage and determination," Bloomberg said in a statement.

Yeah... well, these are New Yorkers - who've lost loved ones, homes, even neighborhoods, and who are desperate for food, water and heat. I'm sure they would have drawn inspiration from those runners. Would they think of the runners, who were able to fly in and who would had have food, water, even portapotties provided to them during the race as real overcomers?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jt26, 11/3/2012 9:52:06 AM     (No. 8984538)

Mayor Doucheberg strikes again.
And he supports Obama.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 11/3/2012 9:59:39 AM     (No. 8984546)

He's going to lose popularity in the West Village too! No power yet and he postponed the Halloween parade! What's a queen to do???

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Reply 39 - Posted by: irishwolfielady, 11/3/2012 10:41:39 AM     (No. 8984608)

Oh yes, keep going with the marathon! It is like the Roman Empire, Bread and Circuses!

The runners could have run over the bodies still being recovered on Staten Island.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: trombo, 11/3/2012 12:53:19 PM     (No. 8984995)

I think it was the cover of the NY Post that shamed him into doing it -- a picture of two power generators parked in front of a large tent set up for the runners. While our citizens suffer from lack of electric, water, gas, and in many cases cars and homes.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: sgmode, 11/3/2012 3:09:32 PM     (No. 8985278)

Mayor Birdbrain missed a great opportunity! ... put the Marathoners to work! Hook up exercise bikes to produce electricity and have them supply some so of the much needed energy to help the poor NYers.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/3/2012 3:46:16 PM     (No. 8985375)

HA! I knew this was coming. What a maroon. What an utter fool of a maroon.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/3/2012 4:10:47 PM     (No. 8985444)

Along with my popcorn...

Time for a Soda Summit.
Big Gulp at Gracie Mansion.
The Big Gulp at Big Gulch.
Whaddevvah ya call it...

Let's hoist some 32 ounce sugar-saturated sippin' sauces and enjoy NCAA football, etc.

Not... a Pagan Celebration of Greek-Roman Marathon Lust from His "Loins."
Seeing the cancellation of His Loinness is the best revenge.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Penney, 11/3/2012 6:15:39 PM     (No. 8985701)

Reality has grabbed everyone by the lapels! As a result, Bloomberg is toast.

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