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Outrage grows over decision to run NYC marathon
CBS ^ | 11/2/12

Posted on 11/02/2012 10:37:09 AM PDT by DallasBiff

But Staten Island resident George Rosado assailed the decision.

"It's repulsive," said Rosado, who spent two days scrubbing sludge from his tiled floors and was preparing to demolish the water-logged walls of his home a block from the water. He added: "They should be getting resources to the elderly people who can't fend for themselves. That's more important than a marathon right now."

Some marathon runners agreed, posting Facebook messages vowing to head to the race's starting line in Staten Island to spend the day volunteering, not racing.

"Let's not waste resources and attention on a foot race," marathon entrant Penny Krakoff told Gothamist.

SNIP

Even some hotel owners are taking a stance. The Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, which has served as a refuge for people affected by the storm, has vowed to turn away marathoners - even those with reservations - in order to preserve rooms for storm evacuees.

"How do I tell people who have no place to go, that have no home, that have no heat, that you have to leave because I have to make room for somebody who has to run a marathon?" hotel owner Richard Nicotra told New York 1

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; nycmarathon; obama; romney; sandy
This all coming from the Obama endorsing Bloomberg.
1 posted on 11/02/2012 10:37:12 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Now Bloomies wants the runners to donate 26 dollars. A buck for every mile. I’m sure the money will be spent ‘wisely’. Mmmmhmmmm.

What an ASS.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 10:40:12 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: DallasBiff

Bloomie’s a putz. Always has been; always will be.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Bloomers is full of crap.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 10:43:51 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: DallasBiff

they will have generators running for the event organizers and media in Central Park, while Coney Island just today is beginning to receive vital assistance

a better thing might be to ask every one who registered to run in the Marathon to show up at volunteer work centers on Marathon day, and in as much as the Marathan organizers ARE very well-connected people in New York City, I would think they’d have no problem obtaining information from the city about where volunteers could be helpful the most


5 posted on 11/02/2012 10:45:03 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: DallasBiff

give each runner a full gas can and let those without fuel chase them.

there’s enough sewage in the streets without runners crapping themselves.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
It just amazes me that Bloomberg would waste much needed resources(i.e police, etc.) during one of his city's worst disasters, on what is now a superficial event.

I guess he figures he is not up for re-election and the people in need in NYC can go do you know what, for the emperor's show must go on.

7 posted on 11/02/2012 10:49:02 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES....

...the majority of the people who vote in NYC obviously LIKE what Bloomie is doing since they vote him back into office time after time.

...I am always amazed why people cannot connect dots...they elect people with lunatic ideas, then are surprised that they GET lunatic ideas.

...all they have to do to get things straightened out is simply DON'T ELECT A LUNATIC TO RUN THINGS.....

...but *sigh* people cannot or will not learn from their mistakes...

8 posted on 11/02/2012 10:49:58 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance.....)
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To: DallasBiff

The “optics” on this is terrible for Bloomberg and anyone associated with him. And that includes President Obama.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: DallasBiff
Bloomie was comparing himself to Rudy about 20 mins ago on his update. he also said that the reason he was not canceling the Marathon was , “well we don't cancel dropping the ball on New Year's eve when it snows”. the man is quite clueless.
10 posted on 11/02/2012 10:56:52 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
What an ASS.

Who's the bigger ass - Bloomturd or the majority of New Yorkers who voted for him?

11 posted on 11/02/2012 10:58:16 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: DallasBiff
This is another Benghazi. Obama does not want anything negative coming up before the election. He denied that Benghazi was a terrorist attack so that there would be no terrorists on his watch. Now it has been declared that Obama fixed the hurricane, so therefore New York is back to normal. There will be no hurricanes before the election.
12 posted on 11/02/2012 11:00:22 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DallasBiff

1%’er leftist Bammyberg endorsing OblahMao. Oh the irony of the agony. LIEberalism exposed and on full display in the northeast.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 11:02:23 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

26 bucks — that’s about 1/10 of the entry fee according to another FReeper.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 11:05:42 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture tm)
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To: DallasBiff
How do I tell people who have no place to go ... that you have to leave ...
I'm a former "New Yawker" and marathon runner and the decision to hold the race is wrong.
However, where do (say) 20,000-30,000 runners go when they can't get a room?
15 posted on 11/02/2012 11:06:00 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: DallasBiff

I’m upset to see Giuliani endorsing Bloomberg’s stupidity.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 11:08:38 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: DallasBiff

How much $$ will the uber rich Bloomie donate to the relief funds? Or is he waiting for Bammy to deliver the FEMA goods? Oh wait, Barry doesn’t care too much about jews-or italians either.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 11:08:49 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: DallasBiff

Man - I’m entered in the Race. What should I do?


18 posted on 11/02/2012 11:09:01 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: DallasBiff

Run the Bloomin` idiot outa town.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 11:10:55 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: JimC214

I heard that comparison....comparing running a marathon after a terrorist attack that had been weeks prior to running one while folks are thirsty and hungry are not even close. He can say that he is not diverting resources and he may not be directly. But adding the resources used for a stupid foot race to aid those in need could help some child or senior get food and warmth! What a boob this obombo hack is. He obviously is getting regular meals and could care less


20 posted on 11/02/2012 11:12:52 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: ALPAPilot
Man - I’m entered in the Race. What should I do?

Have no idea if you are serious, but if I were in your place, is ask that my entrance fee be used for relief and ask that your fellow runners at the starting line walk away and go into Staten Island and ask how you can help.

21 posted on 11/02/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: ALPAPilot
Man - I’m entered in the Race. What should I do?

Wear long pants and sleeves then ditch the race and find someone to help on Staten Island. And wear your race bib- let people know that you've decided to help in lieu of running.

At least that's what I'd do.
22 posted on 11/02/2012 11:22:09 AM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: DallasBiff

Imagine the Japanese running a marathon after their tidal wave ??


23 posted on 11/02/2012 11:24:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: DallasBiff
Heck with it, I'm just gonna paste my reply from another thread:
Those marathoners will be running past people with no food, water, medicine, clothes, or shelter. They will be running down the only cleared roads. They will be running past crews doing the initial door-to-door check for the dead.

There's a small army of volunteers invading NYC right now. That army brings with it tons of free labor, generators for electricity, clothing, space blankets, water, high calorie food and drink, and medical supplies. Sounds like a great source of help for disaster victims, right? Well too bad- because all that great stuff is there for the marathon.

And don't forget that a lot of paramedics are being pulled from other efforts and will be standing around doing nothing to "support" the marathon. The cops that are being used for even security are those who were due to have a day off Saturday. Many of them want to go home (if they still have homes!) and attend to their own Sandy-related problems too. But instead, they get to babysit recreational runners.

A lot of the people who've watched the news don't seem to realize how bad some parts of NYC have gotten it. Staten Island was laid to waste by Sandy.

Bloomberg wants the marathon to go ahead as some sort of sign of recovery and unity or some BS like that. But the simple fact is that those runners will be jogging through an ongoing humanitarian disaster, one in which people are still in danger of losing their lives. I laughed bitterly when I heard that the running club was pleading for help at their website because they can't find enough volunteers. Unbelievable.

To those who're obsessed with running your race- show some humanity and common freakin' sense. And to the Mayor of the City of New York- you can go eff yourself with the arm of a saguaro cactus.

/rant
24 posted on 11/02/2012 11:24:41 AM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: DallasBiff

the emperor’s show must go on.”

Me thinks this is just child’s play compared to what BO will do if he wins.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 11:30:12 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: B.O. Plenty

“...the majority of the people who vote in NYC obviously LIKE what Bloomie is doing since they vote him back into office time after time.”

They didn’t want the Democrat to win.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 11:37:49 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: verum ago
The Marathon union cops get good OT pay.

There has never been a NYC marathon that hasn't had casualties requiring ambulance trips to ERs.

Graphic twitter response


27 posted on 11/02/2012 11:38:19 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: DallasBiff

Bloomberg’s endorsement of Obama turns out to be a big backfire for the Dems. A lot of the anger will be directed toward Obama, IMHO.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: DallasBiff

This is what they voted for.

The greater good.

The needs of the marathon outweight the needs of the downtrodden.

Bread and circuses without the bread.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 11:48:01 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wayoverontheright

bump


30 posted on 11/02/2012 11:52:57 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: oh8eleven
However, where do (say) 20,000-30,000 runners go when they can't get a room?

Any runner uncaring enough to show up to race deserves to be turned away.

I would be willing to make an exception for any who use their already-purchased plane ticket as a reason to go to NYC to volunteer for a few days.

31 posted on 11/02/2012 11:54:06 AM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: DallasBiff

have the 30-40 thousand “volunteer” 4-5 hrs, to clean SI, Coney Is,etc., instead of running


32 posted on 11/02/2012 11:57:59 AM PDT by capt B
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To: All

I have enjoyed marathos, (glory remembered pain forgotten), and there is a time to reassert. However we are dealing with self cented, democrat heavy, city dwellers.

These are children and the marathon, while a good moral issue, is not going to cut it with the stupid class.

Compare NYC/NJ dwellers with the Japanese post tsunami. They had a grace that NYkers seem to have lost.

Perhaps it should be cancelled because NYC does not DESERVE to have such a world class event.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 12:09:41 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: capt B

Actually, looks like some runners WILL BE volunteering. That gives me a little more faith in humanity.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953904/posts


34 posted on 11/02/2012 12:18:50 PM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: Wuli

Drudge has a story about NONunion work crews being turned away in NJ. I wonder if that is happening in NY. (remember the snowplow slowdown that killed a baby?)

The effete elite areas of NYC are fine and clueless.

NYC does not deserve the marathon.

the savages going nuts b/c they are dependent on government, the politicians making hay, the red cross handing out cookies not blankets, the delusional reporters who think they matter that much when the rest of the country has dealt with far worse than a mere cat. TWO windstorm.

The NY officials skimmed on the disaster prep money (ala N.O.), have inadequate building codes, and have dwellers witn no notion of being self suffient.

There are too many OTHER marathons that deserve the money and attention.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 12:25:34 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DallasBiff
The real reason all of these stories appear is to keep Benghazi out of the papers and off the news on TV...

But what the heck...

Katrina: "Where's Bush?"
Sandy:    "Where's the governor?
                  Where's the mayor?"


36 posted on 11/02/2012 12:50:18 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: DallasBiff
So Bloomberg claims his city was hit with a Superstorm that was unprecedented and caused by Global Warming. He claims the Superstorm was so bad that it even caused him to endorse Obama due to his stance on Climate Change.

Yet, he still plans on running a city wide marathon just one week after his city was devastated by the Global Warming caused Superstorm.

Bloomberg is a lying scumbag.

37 posted on 11/02/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Rush got it right.....

Bloomberg hates trans fats, popcorn, large sodas and those who consume them

He loves diet wise runners who eat none of the above and espouse all the virtues Bloomberg touts


38 posted on 11/02/2012 1:12:23 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: DallasBiff
hotel owner Richard Nicotra              Bravo !
39 posted on 11/02/2012 1:15:56 PM PDT by tomkat ( TRAITORS are for HANGING)
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To: bert

One would think he would at least show some concern for the runners. They are going to be running through some really ticked off neighborhoods if the power is still off.


40 posted on 11/02/2012 1:18:40 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: longtermmemmory

in terms of your sentiments you are preaching to the choir

in terms of the facts (”The NY officials skimmed on the disaster prep money (ala N.O.), sources please

and while every city has SOME “dwellers who no notion of being self-sufficient”, and some more than others, my experience as a one time NYC resident and longtime NYC neighbor is the NYC residents rank above the NO residents in the respect

lower Manhattan from 34th street to the financial district on its own contains more residents that all of New Orleans, and most of what I know to be happening there is people are coping; from first hand reports from friends and family that are there


41 posted on 11/02/2012 2:08:56 PM PDT by Wuli
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