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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Staten Island residents plead for help from Mayor Bloomberg after storm
2012-11-03
The outer boroughs are still feeling the effects from Hurricane Sandy, as thousands remain without power and homes were completely destroyed. A growing bipartisan group of Staten Island leaders is questioning the city's response

Outer-borough residents pleaded for help Thursday, claiming their Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods are the forgotten victims of the killer hurricane -- and nowhere was the anger more palpable at the storm's Ground Zero: Staten Island.
Don't worry about it. They'll keep voting Dem.
Even as the city and feds rushed food, water and generators to the borough, residents and their elected officials fumed that Staten Island was being prepped as the starting line for Sunday's New York City Marathon, even as the rest of the island is left to deal with the aftershocks of the mega-storm.

"The notion of diverting even one police officer, one first responder, one asset away from this carnage is beyond irrational," Councilman James Oddo told the Daily News. Earlier, Oddo called the idea of hosting the marathon as "idiotic" on his Facebook page.
Posted by:Au Auric

#5  Just think if that $1T stimulus went to hardening the power grid. Hundreds of thousands of real workers manufacturing wire and burying power lines -- and we'd have something at the end of the day -- rather than useless green energy stock, Chinese debt and enriched Bronco Bamma bundlers.
Posted by: regular joe   2012-11-03 12:14  

#4  I think Bloomers is an (i). Appropriate, as the marathon should have been cancelled before people started flying to NY, yesterday was far too late. Love the mentality, "whaddya mean cancel? people jogging is very important!"

Second, if your Bloomers was really a believer in gerbil worming, why did he not spend the last two years prepping NY for the rise of the oceans and the bane of souper hurricanes. If he had, y'all be fine out there enjoying a jogging competition. I'd call it fail, plus you have to go to the concession stand three times per movie.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2012-11-03 10:23  

#3  You have the Man partying in Vegas while people dumpster dive on the Island.

Not that we don't have tons of rations that could be airborne and blanket the place in hours upon a directive from the One.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-11-03 10:11  

#2  They'll keep voting Dem.

They created a monopoly by their voting patterns.
The party knows they'll keep voting as such.
Now they can live with the consequences.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-11-03 09:17  

#1  Bloomberg finally saw the error of his ways & canceled this year's marathon.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418   2012-11-03 00:10  

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