Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City Marathon is canceled

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    This event was to be a political event for politicians to take advantage of. However, the photo ops turned into cries of gasoline and electrical power shortages.

    Life goes on for those that have a plan as others will be part of those plans. We live in a great nation with a power that comes from the people every election day. If they choose the easy way out, it may, in the long run be the hard way out. People can choose to vote or not vote, to vote for their candidate based on study and facts or for who others say to vote for and live with the consequences, good or bad.

    Marathon in a city that limits french fries, soda, and how many people can ride in a car on a bridge is a great day in November with electricity out when the temperatures are 20 degrees at night. Priorities can change with the vote of the people approaching. New York City is a great place to have Les Miserables, the true meaning in French and not just fries for the day in New Jersey or Philadelphia.

    New York signifies the Statue of Liberty and freedom people yesterday.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 4, 2012 11:13 a.m.


    I've lived in both states. I know liberals when I see them.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 4, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    The mayor may have ended up with having to cancel this event but I am sure the President didn't want anything more negative about this storm after action more than it is now. The Governor didn't want more than 3 people in a car, no large sugar Cokes, but still pass out birth control.

    Politics and social paths do cross the bridge. It is interesting to see the spins on the morning programs with the President's campaigns twist numbers.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Nov. 4, 2012 1:50 a.m.

    Spoken like a true arm chair quarterback with no idea what is happening on the ground.

    Bloomberg and Chrisie are both republicans and by any other standard then the reddest of the red states in the union not liberals.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 3, 2012 10:51 a.m.


    These people elected liberals.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 3, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    Sandy is the perfect example why we can't depend on the government for help. To many people are screaming where is the government. We have become to dependent on the decions and policies of elected officials. The bigger government grows the less it can truly help us.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 5:38 a.m.

    Was there even any doubt that this event should not have been canceled? With so many streets and roads and rail systems out of operation is seems dumb to think of putting thousands of runners on the streets of NY as it need all roads for emergency responders to help people recover. His hesitation is about as ugly an act that can be committed by a foolish and selfish Mayor.

    The power of the tax revenuers is overwhelming and the corruption politicians will commit to get their hands on it. Nothing is more sacred to them than collecting taxes, even if they have to kill people to get it.

  • barbara Carlsbad, CA
    Nov. 2, 2012 4:09 p.m.

    The mayor didn't want a cloud hanging over the event. Too late, dude!