Skip to comments.Bloomberg Sticks His D*** In The Blender (NY Marathon)
Posted on 11/02/2012 4:28:20 PM PDT by dynachrome
The financial consequences to people who were told it was on (after reasonably believing it would be canceled) and who now have almost-certainly lost any possibility of recovering deposits or getting refunds on travel they had intended to take are going to be severe.
Adding to this are severe insults by hotels, which frequently impose 48-hour cancellation penalties in NYC (which can be, for special events, the entire amount of the stay) and then you can add to it the insult imposed on your local population in that many hotels were kicking out locals who were staying in the hotels because their power was off at home to make room for the runners!
I don't know whether the original decision was good or bad, all things considered. Certainly the diversion of resources would do some harm, but all the money being spent in the city would be good -- particularly when you have a business district that's been trashed by the storm and needs the money.. But what I do know is that once the decision was made -- to run the race -- that was a commitment the city and mayor personally made to the runners and everyone else who supports them, and there was then an obligation to keep to that commitment.
As of right now (5:05 PM Central time) despite multiple wire reports this is what the web page shows:
(Excerpt) Read more at market-ticker.org ...
Site shows pic of online poster for the marathon still being on!
I think the race was postponed.
They could institute a slight waiver and give those hurt a 20 oz soda at a discount, of course.
Gloomberg has one? Given his diminutive stature and little emperor complex I would be surprised if he did.
Even the runners agree with the decision to cancel. They want to do the right thing. New Yorkers are in no mood for parties.
Bloomberg is a ridiculous cretin.
Hehe... doing the cancellation sooo late just screams
“I FUC#ED UP!!”. ...Bloombrain is the gift that keeps on
It’s a pretty sure bet that the big-name sponsors of the Marathon called up city hall and just said they were pulling out. After the third call...the mayor probably realized the mess left for him to clean up. When you look for adult leadership....you expect people at the top to comprehend the gravity of problems and react the right way. In this case....Bloomberg was extremely lost on the right direction.
I should have made it clearer that this article is about the people who have already spent big $$ to go to the marathon (donate to the storm victims, etc.) and now are going to get stiffed.
It was a typical liberal knee jerk reaction to say it was still on in the first place. Thinking is not a liberals strong suit.
They REALLY need to stuff Bloomberg in jail. Or an asylum.
Good thing we don’t have a President Bloomberg with his finger on the nuclear button.
The headline writer should be flogged, I doubt that is the type of thing JR wants associated with his website
Hours after saying it was still on he cancels.
Should have cancelled it on Tuesday
Go ahead and hit abuse. I was ambivalent about posting it, but got a chuckle out of the image. LOL
I almost never hit abuse but I am usually tempted on D*** Morris threads
Comment from site too good to not post.
You are all losing sight of what is important in this New York City tragedy. Thanks to Doomberg, no one is drinking a Big Slurpee. He single handedly saved the million of inhabitants. (What a Nanny State Nazi. At lest Hitler had the trains run on time.)
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