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New York Marathon canceled, Bloomberg says
nbcnews.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Andrew Mach and Elizabeth Chuck

Posted on 11/02/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT by John W

NEW YORK – The New York Marathon will not be held Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday, backtracking just a few hours after he defended the decision to hold it despite heavy criticism as the city struggles back from Superstorm Sandy.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; emperorbloomberg; hurricanesandy; kingdouchebag; marathon; newyork; newyorkcity; nymarathon; sandy; waronoterror
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1 posted on 11/02/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Well gee - insensitive after all these hours? Just now decided? Like no pre-thinking?????


2 posted on 11/02/2012 2:37:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: John W

tolcha’s....post#6

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953715/posts


3 posted on 11/02/2012 2:40:30 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SkyDancer

They finally made the right call afer considering only allowing three runners at a time to partake in the event. Oh, and they were all to wear propellers on their heads to generate green energy. Bunch of imbeciles.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: SkyDancer

Doomberg is a Liberal, there’s never any thinking involved.

That Napoleon was at his house in the Bahamas when NYC got slammed two winters ago.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 2:44:27 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: John W

Good.... now cancel the NBC - BRUJOVI - Obama Concert disguised as a benefit for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.... all this will do is cause people to flood (no pun intended) into Rock Center and cause the police to be distracted from important work....do the concert in two weeks after a needs assessment can be made and they could do a bigger event.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 2:45:16 PM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: John W

Bloomberg had a flash of good sense? Who would have thought that was still possible?


7 posted on 11/02/2012 2:45:32 PM PDT by stroll
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To: Doogle

You Called It!


8 posted on 11/02/2012 2:46:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: SkyDancer

Runners protested!

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


9 posted on 11/02/2012 2:47:20 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: John W

“Gutsy call!”


10 posted on 11/02/2012 2:47:27 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Doogle

You Called It!


11 posted on 11/02/2012 2:48:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: John W

Thank goodness common sense prevailed.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 2:48:51 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: wastedyears

It’s sad that people who didn’t vote for him have to suffer his stupidity. Hopefully next election .....


13 posted on 11/02/2012 2:49:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Heff

I agree. I am glad they are having the fund raiser but think you are right that it would be better to hold it at a later date for exactly the reason you gave. The police officers who would be needed for security purposes have so many other things to be doing now. The intentions of those participating are good...but later would be better.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 2:51:07 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: John W

Hannity was really ripping nanny Bloomberg on his radio show.
Maybe someone was listening.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 2:54:18 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: DallasSun

I don’t think their intentions are good one bit.... they are rushing to do this BEFORE the election.... and the “talent”....Bruce, Bon Jovi (who don’t pay property taxes in NJ because of farm loophole) and Christina Agulara... .are ALL Obama surrogates.... no right leaning entertainers invited. This is pure politics ....watch....guarantee Bruce and Jovi-douch get political.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 2:59:13 PM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: John W

Do you think he could wait a little longer???


17 posted on 11/02/2012 3:01:24 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SkyDancer

If Mayor-For-Life Doomberg lets NYC have another election for a different mayor...


18 posted on 11/02/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: John W

LUCID_MOMENT_PING!


19 posted on 11/02/2012 3:02:48 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Heff

That does not bother me. We can get just as political. I do think their intentions are good. I base that on how Bruce Springsteen, for one, feels about New Jersey. He does love his mother state. Kind of the way Texans feel about Texas. I am sure most feel that way about the state in which they were born. I know..I know...we Texans are not special...still. We do love Texas.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 3:03:20 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: John W

Napoleon Bloomberg caves, dines on crow at Four Seasons....


21 posted on 11/02/2012 3:03:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: John W
How much ya'wanna' bet it was continuous death threats ?

I KNEW New Yorkers would do the right thing.

Now take back your cigarettes, and soda.

22 posted on 11/02/2012 3:04:21 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: John W

Canceled or Postponed?


23 posted on 11/02/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: John W

Maybe the Kenyans can take Obama back with them.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 3:06:34 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: John W

Sponsors and participants pulled out of the marathon. Bloomers was irrelevant.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 3:07:50 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: John W

About time NY’ers punked his lil tyrant ash. Don’t stop there!


26 posted on 11/02/2012 3:08:04 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: DallasSun; Heff
I know..I know...we Texans are not special...still. We do love Texas.

Horseshit! I'll tell you why you're wrong. If a Yankee said something that wrong about his home state like Jersey, they'd call the Sheriff.

As a God fearing Texan, we don't call LEOs. I'm presently assembling a posse to run up I35 to set your mind right, sir.

We Are Different! Learn it and Love it!

27 posted on 11/02/2012 3:14:35 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: wastedyears

Well hope you’re doing okay. So do people in the boroughs vote for mayor or only NYC people?


28 posted on 11/02/2012 3:15:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: John W

I’m sure the odds are growing that the NFL will postpone Sunday’s Giants-Steelers game at the Meadowlands, too.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 3:15:34 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: John W

They always do this to try to take the heat off the really awful things they do.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 3:15:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: John W

Doomberg is part Al Sharpton; Flavor Flav; Ted turner; and Juan McLaim.. with Lindsey Graham overtones..


31 posted on 11/02/2012 3:16:27 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: John W

Glad to see he woke up to reality. Will it be rescheduled or simply not be run this year?


32 posted on 11/02/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: John W

So a run for the presidency IS in Bloomberg’s future.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Alberta's Child

Though football is the LAST concern in this mess, why the NFL just doesn’t relocate the game to Heinz Field is beyond me.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 3:22:32 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: sam_paine

LOL...fine. I stand corrected. We ARE special! Bet your boots. If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay under the porch. And I am not a sir, sir. I am a ma’am!


35 posted on 11/02/2012 3:24:13 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: John W

It is funny and ironic that “conservatives” are cheering on one of the most socialistic/populistic outcry since Katrina.

Let me get the logic: there are people who are affected by the hurricane, so stop all activity otherwise that might be “insensitive”. How about you all stop going to restaurants because there are hobos who go to sleep hungry. How about you stop going to the movies because there are unemployed people struggling to make end’s meet. How about you stop going on vacation because it might be insensitive to the poor inner city children who have to live by a crumbling neighborhood.

This insanity has infected conservatives. They have become compassionate conservatives.


36 posted on 11/02/2012 3:27:47 PM PDT by sagar
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To: SkyDancer
The city is made up of the Boroughs, with Staten Island being the only Borough with a Republican Borough President and they also voted McCain/Palin in 2008. So basically Bloomberg and Obama could care less about these people. And yet many of the first responders that protect the city live on Staten Island because they can't afford to live in the parts of the city they work.
37 posted on 11/02/2012 3:35:36 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: sagar

You didn’t get the logic. It wasn’t a touchy, feely, compassionate for show issue. It made no sense to devote even one iota of resource to this marathon given the current situation in the metropolitan New York City area.


38 posted on 11/02/2012 3:37:13 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Too long enough. Nothing as painful for a lib as admitting they were wrong.


39 posted on 11/02/2012 3:38:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: carriage_hill

Was that Doogle who said it’d be cancelled by later today?


40 posted on 11/02/2012 3:40:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MacMattico

So does each borough have its own mayor? Is Bloomberg just the mayor of NYC?


41 posted on 11/02/2012 3:43:15 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: SkyDancer

We’re ALL NYC people, just 5 different flavors.


42 posted on 11/02/2012 3:44:26 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: Woodman

Okay so Bloomberg is mayor of all the boroughs too?


43 posted on 11/02/2012 3:46:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: SkyDancer

Each borough has its own President and City Council Representatives. They don’t have much power, but they do have influence (it is New York after all).


44 posted on 11/02/2012 3:48:17 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: John W

” It made no sense to devote even one iota of resource to this marathon given the current situation in the metropolitan New York City area.”

The “resources” are there for activities like this Marathon, as well. Are you saying that the marathon organizers, participants, and vendors are freeloaders?

Not only the city has unfortunate people who suffered through the storms, but also unfortunate marathon organizers/runners/vendors who have to suffer through this batsh*t populistic craziness.


45 posted on 11/02/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by sagar
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To: John W

Rush put a stop to that Shiite.


46 posted on 11/02/2012 3:50:28 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Woodman

So basically what you’re saying is that Bloomie has jurisdiction in all the boroughs? Seems like he just rules what goes on in NYC (Manhattan) and lets the boroughs fend for themselves; unless of course it’s in his interests.


47 posted on 11/02/2012 3:50:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: SkyDancer
Yes, NYC is made up of 5 different counties (which used to be cities on their own. New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties. Richmond is Staten Island, Kings is Brooklyn, the others are obvious.
48 posted on 11/02/2012 3:51:44 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: Woodman

M, kay. Thanks for that.


49 posted on 11/02/2012 3:54:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: John W

Probably called it off after considering what the locals would do to the runners.


50 posted on 11/02/2012 3:57:21 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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