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November 01, 2012

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From what I heard on the radio, the NYPD and other city agencies are so used to dealing with the marathon that they have it down pat, so speak, and won't find it especially burdensome to do what's required.

My SWPL sister flying in from Seattle just to run after training for a year would join the looting if they cancelled the race.

26 miles... I just don't understand why... Training and running would use up all my motivation and I'd no motivation left to earn a living.

Disagree. A large influx of tourists will help to make up for the losses from people staying away. NYC has plenty of resources to run the race and work on hurricane related issues. Going forward with the race is a signal that NYC can weather this and still be a great place to visit.

Anyway, the only part of Staten Island effected is the park right next to the Verrazano Bridge and the bridge itself for a little bit of Sunday.

"This is a case of SWPLs putting their own interests ahead of the proles on Staten Island who need help."

Sigma, as always, continues to look out for the common man.

Couldn't agree with you more. But really is it SWPLs? or Mike Bloomberg. The man has a screw loose. He doesn't understand certain things. I've come to hate him.

That's the same thing I thought when I read about the marathon.

There were a lot of callers on NY1 tonight from Staten Island saying their borough has been ignored. The south shore seems like it was hit pretty bad. I'm not sure where the marathoners stay, but the hotels in SI are probably sheltering some homeless families at the moment.

Even for the people staying in Manhattan, how are they going to get over to the start? The ferry piers are damaged, and the Whitehall station is going to be closed for a while. The BBT is closed.

I'm glad some dentist from out of town is going to be able to take a few minutes off his personal best, though. I'm sure his patients will be proud.

Absolutely correct. It is scandalous and I won't be shocked if there are some incidents where the locals still without electricity and water block the runners.

I just heard on the radio that it's going to go on to honor the dead and injured, so there you go.
If I had the opinion of 95% of people at 20 that I have today, I would own the world.

If they don't continue with the marathon, the hurricane has won.

Peter, about this "down pat" bullshit, where are you writing from? Half a million people still don't have electricity, heat, hot water, or in some cases, any water. There are corpses in houses. There are entire areas obliterated.

I took a walk below 34th St. yesterday and most of Lower Manhattan is without power. No looting. Shops shuttered. Some traffic and people but mostly silence. Most people are trying to get out.

Police and emergency services are needed to secure these areas. This is an emergency, a catastrophe. All of the personnel who will be deployed for this stupid marathon should be diverted to emergency work.

If nothing else think of the hospitals. NYC has had to shut down two major hospitals. That means that the jerks who get injured will have to be taken to other, overstressed hospitals. They get overcome from exhaustion, they break lower limbs, etc. The people who are already in the emergency wards (and we have many people who use them as clinics) will have to wait because the marathoners always take precedence over them.

HS, you mentioned censorship with respect to the looting. I think there is censorship about the condition of Lower Manhattan. I DID NOT SEE ONE POLICEMAN. These shops and stores are vulnerable to looting. God forbid.

This is the most ludicrous, insensitive, stupid thing I have ever heard of. Marathoners who really care about NYC should stay home.

Drudge linked to this:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/this_is_no_way_to_get_us_up_running_egrMk4ukpzFCGhSF8oM5kN

So they are setting up huge generators in Central Park for the media, but leaving Lower Manhattan and Staten Island to freeze in the cold? For shame.

"I just heard on the radio that it's going to go on to honor the dead and injured, so there you go."

Nothing could be more SWPL than that- dropping the mantle of a national tragedy over your own personal ego project.

This is . . . oh, good grief. It's just disgusting.

Just as a point of comparison, the WFMU record fair was supposed to be this weekend, but was cancelled. Now, obviously this is a much, much smaller event than the Marathon, but people do fly in from all over for this annual event. Among record collectors it's a big deal--it's the biggest convention on the east coast. The station, which is listener-supported, is going to lose a ton of money due to the cancellation. Yet they cancelled it right away on Tuesday morning.

Sour grapes, all you overweight keyboard jockeys!

I don't hear any of you losers crying about the Giants-Steelers game on Sunday, or anyone complaining about Katie Holmes vacating her apartment and moving into a hotel room.

I'll be enjoying a vegan tofu burger after I finish the race on Sunday, along with some organic wine. I don't have to work at my non-profit job on Monday, so I can monitor the investments in my trust fund.

@Sub 2:50 Marathon Running SWPL

Projecting much?

You must be new here to think that the general HS readership consumes prolefeed or care about celeb gossip.

I didn't know liberals drank "organic" wine. Is there such things as GMO "inorganic" wine?

I always thought that non-profit job is an oxymoron, since there is no free lunch.

Oh, just so you know. Soy is linked to estrogenic stimulation which leads to thyroid damage, brain damage, kidney stones, breast and colon cancer.

Enjoy that tasty tofu burger.

[HS: I am pretty sure he was being ironic. I thought it was funny.]

"Sigma, as always, continues to look out for the common man."

Perhaps HS is channeling that other famous New Yawk champion of the working class -- Bill O'Reilly? lol
A bit strange that Bill O is rarely mentioned on this blog.

"The police are needed to prevent looting in areas without electricity, and they need to search all of the houses in the storm areas to make sure there are no corpses in them."

How do you do such a thing in light of the 4th amendment? Get a judge to issue a mass search warrant?

"There were a lot of callers on NY1 tonight from Staten Island saying their borough has been ignored. The south shore seems like it was hit pretty bad. I'm not sure where the marathoners stay, but the hotels in SI are probably sheltering some homeless families at the moment".

Most of the Prole areas in NY have been ignored like abandoned sandbags. NAMs are being taken care of by the Liberals and SWPLs have the money to leave during the calm of the storm or live in NYC apartments near power generated stores like Whole Foods.

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