Friday, November 2, 2012

Skinny yuppies race while neighbors freeze and starve

It looks like the New York City Marathon will proceed as scheduled. Resources will be diverted to convenience and serve them, while people in the New York area wait in gas lines for 6 hours (near my home), dumpster-dive for food on Staten Island, and freeze in their power-less houses and apartments at night.

While marathoners run, officials will still be finding bodies of people killed by the storm.


This is what the Marathon organizers should do: give the anorexic exercise-obsessed yuppies backpacks full of food and supplies, and let them run across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island to help out their neighbors who so desperately need it.


  1. I don't see you out there helping. Easier to blog than to actually do anything, I guess.


  2. Those "anorexic exercise-obsessed yuppies" generate a lot of income for New Yorkers, moron.

    Don't you agree with flip-flopping Romney that FEMA is doing a heck of a job?

  3. As someone who has run a lot of marathons (including the South African Comrades' Marathon - which isn't), I'm in two minds about the New York Marathon.

    Postponing it a week isn't really an option. It's either cancel it or run it as planned. It's a big city marathon, which gets a lot of participants from outside the state and even outside the country - whose travel and accommodation plans would be impossible to change at such short notice.

    If it's possible to run it this Sunday, then run it. If the organizers feel that they can manage it and succeed - and it does- then that would be an incredible advertisement for New York.

  4. "If it's possible to run it this Sunday, then run it. If the organizers feel that they can manage it and succeed - and it does- then that would be an incredible advertisement for New York."

    Incredible, indeed.

    (ABC News) "Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents are still without power. Many are homeless, and at least 19 people died on Staten Island because of the storm."

    You are a f**king navel-gazing moron, my friend.

    At least some of the runners seem to care about other people...

    (The Gothamist)"A Brooklyn woman scheduled to run in the NYC Marathon is gathering a group of runners to volunteer on hurricane-battered Staten Island Sunday instead of running the race. Penny Krakoff, a social worker who lives in Crown Heights, is entered in the race, but tells us she can't participate in good conscience. Instead, she plans to user her bib to take the official bus transporting marathon runners to the starting line on Staten Island—and then spurn the race to spend the day volunteering."

    And where is President Lackwit? I haven't seen him standing around in his bomber jacket gazing thoughtfully into the distance. I hear he's dragging the corpse of bin Laden through Ohio streets on a bus tour.

    1. Strangely enough, here in the UK we've seen plenty of footage of both candidates meeting with hurricane victims on the nightly news, commentary shows and political comedy (one even making a point over why Pres. Obama can't be seen without boxes of pizza now). What news channel are you watching that seems to have edited out one of the candidates?

      First Time Caller (Calling Again)

  5. George,

    You're a moron. I don't know if it's possible to stage the marathon this Sunday. I'm not there. The organizers and the civic authorities are in the best position to judge.

    It's either cancel or run it as scheduled. Postponing it isn't an option. Entrants have the right to withdraw if they want (they lose their entry fee apparently but retain a guaranteed start in next year's marathon - participation in big city marathons is for the atmosphere not the possibility of PBs).

    You're an idiot for continuing Michael's puerile joke of Osama bin Laden's corpse being recovered miraculously from the ocean's depths.

  6. The Marathon was canncelled to shut up these whiny children.


    1. KW,

      It was cancelled because it was not possible to run under the circumstances. A sensible decision. Postponing it was never an option. Australia's marathon hero Robert de Castella accompanied a group of 8 Aborigines runners to New York to do the marathon and described canceling the marathon a 'tough call' this close to the event. But anyway, it's happened.

      Since shit doesn't just happen, obviously God must want Australian Aborigines to be disappointed at having many months of training wasted and not being able to take part in such an enormous event.

    2. Here’s the headline from the Daily News

      “Mayor Bloomberg cancels New York Marathon after heavy attack from critics”

      In his statement Bloomberg said “While holding the race would not require diverting resources from the recovery effort, it is clear that it has become the source of controversy and division,…The marathon has always brought our city together and inspired us with stories of courage and determination…We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it.”

      You give these guys to much credit bachfield, I may be a bit over the top at times, but I don’t state anything I don’t think I can back-up.


    3. KW,

      OK, I accept I was wrong. It's disappointing that the marathon was cancelled for political reasons. Particularly since 8 Australian Aborigine runners came to New York specifically to run (and Australian Aborigines, unfortunately, are certainly not Michael's 'skinny yuppies'. They're still the most disadvantaged group in Australian society).

  7. anorexic exercise-obsessed yuppies

    Marathon runners are anything but anorexic.

    On the other hand, it is good to hear that you disdain exercise. Your corpulent ass will die sooner. Perhaps you are hoping to meet your imaginary friend earlier rather than later?