Today’s version of “let them eat cake” Update

Government is good, big government is better…unless, of course you need government’s help.

For reasons that can only be explained if you are a government bureaucrat, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decreed that the New York City Marathon will take place this weekend as scheduled.  Manhattan Island is a mess in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  Thousands are without power.  FEMA has sent generators to New York, but instead of using those generators to, let’s say, power a neighborhood, or power a gas station, or power a grocery store, Mayor Bloomberg has decided to usurp some of those generators and deploy them in Central Park…for the marathon.

He believes that running the marathon will bring “some sense of normalcy” to New York City residents.

No, Mr. Mayor, there is no sense of normalcy when your home has no power or heat.  There is no sense of normalcy when you can’t find gasoline.  There is no sense of normalcy when you can’t find food as grocery stores are closed due to the lack of power.

I’m guessing that Gracie Mansion, the Mayor’s residence, has all of the above.

So, for the Mayor at least, let the games begin.

As for the citizens he promised to represent, “let them eat cake”.

Update:

Minutes ago, Hiz Honor cancelled the Marathon.  Now New Yorkers will just have to make due with…well, what they should have had in the first place.

 

 

7 replies
    • Sal
      Sal says:

      Sammy they on Tuesday the day after Sandy they should have said we are postponing the marathon and will decide in a week if it needs to be cancelled
      ?

  1. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    Blomberg is an idiot. The NY Post had a picture of those generators on its cover & the outcry caused the old demigod to back down quickly.

  2. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    I think the fact that sponsors no longer wanted to be associated with the Marathon was the reason ?Mayor Bloomberg cancelled it. I certainly don’t think it was ?any rational thought on his part. These poor people need all the help they can get and let’s hope the Mayor listens to people experienced in handling emergencies.

  3. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    I think Mr Bloomberg ought to relax and have a nice cold, 20 ounce cup of soda… err, I mean two 16 ounce cups of a nice, sugary soft drink while he oversees the real life marathon of putting the city back together after Sandy.

  4. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    Pity it took negative publicity to induce the right decision.? I’m sure there there will be investigations within the press corpse.. err I mean corps to find out who it was who DARED stand up to a liberal.

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