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‘Please don’t leave us:’ Staten Island residents plead for help from Mayor Bloomberg
NY Daily News ^ | 11/2/12 | Barry Paddock , Christina Boyle , Glenn Blain , Kenneth Lovett AND Corky Siemaszko

Posted on 11/02/2012 5:07:09 AM PDT by jimbo123

Outer-borough residents pleaded for help Thursday, claiming their Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods are the forgotten victims of the killer hurricane — and nowhere was the anger more palpable at the storm's Ground Zero: Staten Island.

Even as the city and feds rushed food, water and generators to the borough, residents and their elected officials fumed that Staten Island was being prepped as the starting line for Sunday's New York City Marathon, even as the rest of the island is left to deal with the aftershocks of the mega-storm.

"The notion of diverting even one police officer, one first responder, one asset away from this carnage is beyond irrational,” Councilman James Oddo told the Daily News. Earlier, Oddo called the idea of hosting the marathon as “idiotic” on his Facebook page.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; marathon; nyc

1 posted on 11/02/2012 5:07:13 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I like Seinfeld’s comment on the New York Marathon — “What’s to see? A guy from Kenya, a woman from Norway and 30,000 losers.”


2 posted on 11/02/2012 5:10:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: jimbo123

They’re having a MARATHON???? I’ll BET they will want the ELECTION Delayed, but they MUST have the MARATHON!!!OMG!!


3 posted on 11/02/2012 5:10:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jimbo123

The marathon starting point is about 1 mile from neighborhoods that were “Katrina’d”. You can’t even tell where the streets used to be and there is National Guard throughout.

Absolutely absurd to devote resources and close traffic for this marathon...


4 posted on 11/02/2012 5:11:54 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: jimbo123

Nanny Bloomberg has to scam the people of the marathon this weekend..... he’s got to take their money FIRST


5 posted on 11/02/2012 5:11:59 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jimbo123
"We are, over the next few days, going to have to work out some procedures to make sure people can get food,” Mayor Bloomberg insisted.

Next few days? Holy shit, this guy is clueless.

6 posted on 11/02/2012 5:14:24 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: jimbo123

Nanny Bloomberg refusing to cancel the Marathon. . . just what NYC needs: more cops and security at the race, and more incoming visitors from God knows where else. I forgot . . .he knows best. He’s the worst thing to happen to NYC in my memory.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 5:14:43 AM PDT by adc
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To: Ann Archy

They are trying to make like it’s the World Series after 9/11.

Not sure if Bloomberg realizes it, but New Yorkers could care less about 30,000 people running. They would rather have those 30,000 people helping dig out. Would serve New York and the rest of the world good.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 5:14:43 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Media goes nuts in 2004 because Bush went to the dentist 20 years ago. Benghazi? Nothing.)
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To: jimbo123

I watched Brian Williams’ show last night.

Bloomsburg was getting kudos because he was holding press conferences - attempted to speak in spanish - and had a lively interpeter for the deaf.

Wow.
He has caused gridlock with the 3 passenger rule.
He took time to endorse the Incompetent One citing climate change
And now he will divert resources for this marathon?
Really?


9 posted on 11/02/2012 5:15:58 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Ann Archy
A fear is beginning to well up within me.

No one questions the arrogance of zero, but it seems every socialist/enemy of America is acting as if there will never be a consequence for their act(ions).

Will congress allow the zero regime to escape punishment for their attempt to destroy America.

Will Blooming asshole be re-elected ?

Will Nazi Pelosi get away with garnering support for and from muslims ?

Will the residents of Staten Island NOT react to this travesty of inhumanity ?

10 posted on 11/02/2012 5:16:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: jimbo123

What an obvious meaphor for the age of Obama. The irony is so thick you can cut it with a knife.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 5:17:51 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Cincinatus
“What’s to see? A guy from Kenya, a woman from Norway and 30,000 losers.”

The silver medal is given to the winner of all the losers.....

12 posted on 11/02/2012 5:17:57 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: jimbo123
How about a little civic action by Staten Islanders: Message to Bloomberg - no power, no marathon.
13 posted on 11/02/2012 5:18:38 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: EQAndyBuzz
The NY Post has a photo of people dumpter diving for food. One of them an elderly woman.
14 posted on 11/02/2012 5:19:03 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: knarf

YEs, Yes, Yes, Yes......they are Democrats...they get by with MURDER!


15 posted on 11/02/2012 5:19:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jimbo123

I knew Obama, Christi and Bloomberg were making a mistke patting themselves on the back right after the storm. This had to backfire.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 5:20:48 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Bloomberg’s WATERLOO.....FINALLY!!! He WILL be IMPEACHED over this....put money on it!!


17 posted on 11/02/2012 5:24:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jimbo123

Bump


18 posted on 11/02/2012 5:24:09 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Ann Archy
"Bloomberg’s WATERLOO.....FINALLY!!! He WILL be IMPEACHED over this....put money on it!!"

Not a chance IMO. Bloomberg bought the city council when he was term limited and they repealed the law. Bloomberg would spend whatever it takes to put down any incipient action by the council this time, as well.

19 posted on 11/02/2012 5:32:53 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Cincinatus; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
I like Seinfeld’s comment on the New York Marathon — “What’s to see? A guy from Kenya, a woman from Norway and 30,000 losers.”
20 posted on 11/02/2012 5:39:32 AM PDT by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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21 posted on 11/02/2012 5:47:58 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: Cincinatus
I like Seinfeld’s comment on the New York Marathon — “What’s to see? A guy from Kenya, a woman from Norway and 30,000 losers.”

I think that this year, it'll be 'a guy from Kenya, a woman from Norway, and about 1000 losers. And, an angry mob of hungry people from Staten Island giving chase.'

22 posted on 11/02/2012 5:51:30 AM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Truth29

When the council starts taking HEAT, things will change...Bloomberg will be out!!


23 posted on 11/02/2012 6:04:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Gamecock; F15Eagle

I’ve only lost a half marathon. One of these days, I aspire to lose a whole marathon!


24 posted on 11/02/2012 6:04:56 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Cincinatus

LOL!


25 posted on 11/02/2012 6:06:24 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Ann Archy

They can beg but generators have been moved out of Staten Island to help with the marathon!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953701/posts


26 posted on 11/02/2012 6:06:29 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jimbo123

BTTT

NO WAY there should be a marathon right now!


27 posted on 11/02/2012 6:07:14 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: adc
Bloomie has done the impossible, he has made Dinkins look competent. Miracles do happen.
28 posted on 11/02/2012 6:52:32 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: Truth29
How about a little civic action by Staten Islanders: Message to Bloomberg - no power, no marathon.

I would not be surprised to see a riot of Staten Islanders targeting the marathon.

29 posted on 11/02/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: JimC214

. . .in a similar way that O has made Carter appear.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 7:14:22 AM PDT by adc
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To: GeronL; All
Maybe it's because Staten Island is more REPUBLICAN!!!

IMPEACH BLOOMINGIDIOTBERG!

31 posted on 11/02/2012 7:33:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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32 posted on 11/02/2012 8:24:36 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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  1. Remove the resident's ability to defend themselves with the insane firearms laws of NYC
  2. Remove police protection
  3. Act shocked when something happens

33 posted on 11/02/2012 8:48:40 AM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: Doogle

“Bloomers” is full of crap.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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