Hours After Saying Marathon Will Go Ahead, Mayor Bloomberg Cancels It

Tyler Durden's picture

Supposedly this is big news, so we probably have to report it. Just out from the NY Mayor's office:

... and just as the residents of some NY boroughs were eagerly looking forward to the New York version of the hunger games.

At least we know it is not Obama's fault: he just got the mayor's endorsement for promoting climate change.

Full statement:

“The Marathon has been an integral part of New York City’s life for 40 years and is an event tens of thousands of New Yorkers participate in and millions more watch.  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. We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event – even one as meaningful as this – to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track.  The New York Road Runners will have additional information in the days ahead for participants.”

And just a few short hours earlier:

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redpill's picture

For all his failures, jealousies, and greed, Commodus always knew to never anger the mob.

ACP's picture

Unfortunately for himself, Caligula didn't.

Zer0head's picture

the images of storm victims being forcibly evicted from hotels to make room for the marathon crowds was too much for him to cover up

redpill's picture

Bodies continuing to wash up onshore at the starting line in Staten Island would have been a "challenging" PR moment as well.

venturen's picture

I am sure they always had a couple bodies laying around in other marthons....it is SI. 

TruthInSunshine's picture

If you guys/ladies can't reach ZH via the www.zerohedge.com address, try

And spread the word.

You guys are indeed correct. Even Mayor McFraudStreet couldn't get an iron-clad guarantee that iEdit could snuff the images of marathoners having to obviously zigzag, dodge & otherwise negotiate over bloated corpses littering the course, along with scenes of gasoline & bread line rioting blazing in the background.

markmotive's picture

Don't blame Mayor Bloomberg. Blame global warming.

It's Global Warming, Stupid:


Pure Evil's picture

I guess ole Mitt isn't the only flip-flopper around here.

Next, Obama can step and say all gas deliveries have been cancelled.

But, don't worry folks, the Obama phones are still available.

TruthInSunshine's picture

 "I do not choose to run."


That's conjuring Bartleby and I love its passivity.

flacon's picture



Bloomberg: "We need to generate a tax base." -> this was the MOTHER FUCKING KICKER for me. (1:51)

TruthInSunshine's picture

A few years back, many people didn't "get" it when I would say that money can be a wonderful tool, but makes for a horrible master.

Now, many of those same people completely understand that point, as they ponder what's happened to the country & globe.

Bloomberg & his ilk are all about the money, and they don't even have the ability to sound human when speaking of human things (in a ruse that's a defense of what was prior steadfast insistence that the race would go on... he covered his ears and eyes and saw visions of $$$ and la-la-la-la-la dancing in his head).

economics9698's picture

Bloomberg is a sick fuck like 78% of the tribe.  Fuck that asshole.  These sick bastards need to be put down.

Conrad Murray's picture

Commie Pig Bloomberg suckered in all the foreign retard runners with promises of a great fruitloop party, and now that all the loser tools have arrived, committed to spending their Ben Shalom Bernanke bucks, he has pulled the carpet out from under them like the shyster he is.

P.S. - Fuck NYC.

GetZeeGold's picture


Excuse me Mayor...the natives appear to be fairly pissed off.


Perhaps we should just shut the hell up and leave.


Perhaps we should let the nonunion electricians stay and fix and fix this crap....unless you want a whole lot of someone's grandmas to die in storm coming next week.

AldousHuxley's picture

there can be two winners.

no wait, only one winner so co-winners have to kill the other.

oh you refuse to comply with a suicide pact? Then ok you both can be winners. Congratulations.






WTFx10's picture

Zioni$t owners who control care for nothing except Zioni$t owners keeping control. Follow the Fiat Money

sessinpo's picture

Or you can do the simpler thing, follow the conspiracy zionist nutheads who get killed first, then just pick up their assets for free or cheap.

economics9698's picture

Hey asshole when your tribe owns the printing press and can print whenever they want and get bailed out whenever they want its not hard to win the fucking game.  Fuck you.

BeaverFever's picture

Global warming??? Have you lost the only marbles that Jeebus gave you? Damn man, everyone and his brother, and his first cousin's wife knows that it's the iPad and its overheating problems that are the número uno problem of global warming.

Bloombug is only the symptom. iPad is the disease. Gotta get with the ZEROHEDGE agenda if you want to succeed in these woods boy.

GetZeeGold's picture



Of course it's global warming.....it's the first hurrcaine on the face of this earth.....like ever dude!

SafelyGraze's picture

from the "your have GOT to be KIDDING me" department

narration from abc news video [jump to 2:10]: 
"but today in the tottenville section of staten island .. we saw relief in action"

corresponding image: volunteer rescue workers giving relief (cup of hot chocolate) to POLICE 

to the police? sure, that makes perfect sense. and how about maybe some candy.

but who will provide relief to the relievers who are giving cocoa to the police?

awakening's picture

Unfortunately they forgot to add the special ingredient to that cuppa...

Laxatives :P


NotApplicable's picture

Yeah, but those bodies would just be a washed-up "rogue trader" or two.

Zer0head's picture

watch him from earlier today - he is insane

"you can grieve, you can cry and you can laugh all at the same time, that's what human beings are good at"



redpill's picture

And he's been mayor for what, a decade now?  I would think NYers would be ready for a change.  Maybe Bloomberg can retire and worry more about climate change.

blunderdog's picture

Most of us were ready for a change after the first term, but this is 'Merka, yanno.  The guy with the most money *always* wins.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Whisper rumor that Bloomberg wants to "out-FDR FDR," and is going to hold office for at least two more terms and pack the highest court in New York State with 24 of his puppets...errr justices.

ACP's picture

Hmm...this puts a damper on my "spontaneous demonstrations by SI'ers" theory for Sunday.

Manthong's picture

If he was the slightest bit creative he could have put all that excess muscle energy to good use.


Urban Redneck's picture

Screw that, has the clown yet "diverted" the resources "assigned" to his little vanity demonstration, to where they weren't "diverted" from in the the first place?

vast-dom's picture

the mayor is busy setting up the pre-cog thought crime div-- fuck my door!

Rattling Bones's picture

Bloomberg is just upset because he knows it will be his last chance to see a Kenyan win a race for a while.

tasmandevil's picture

why don't they just rerout it to run circles around wallstreet? you know, just like them walls of jericho...

it would save us a little time

TruthInSunshine's picture

Contrary to the Madison Avenue-nurtured image of Wall Streeters enjoying athletic competition, they are actually most passionate about  bukkake-lates (a hybrid of bukkake and pilates).

tasmandevil's picture

So maybe that's why I'm a lagerguy, except when we do St.Tropez Rosé.

Still very sorry for the NYers and everyone there

Zero Govt's picture

"..you can grieve, you can cry and you can LAUGH ALL AT THE SAME TIME, that's what human beings are good at"

as a sociopath it's hard to select which emotional response to feign when a tide floods your city ...decisions, decisions??

Mayor Bloomberg has decided to throw his entire range of emotional acting at this one, between plugging big corporates who've thrown monopoly money at the relief fund

SWRichmond's picture

Y'all shouldn't read too much into this...Bloomberg just couldn't figure out how to integrate "Stop and Frisk" with a bunch of runners in shorts.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

Couldn't the NYPD just set up little tables along the marathon route and stop and randomly search runners?  It seems to work for their illegal searches in the subway. 

redpill's picture

The runners are mostly foreigners, Bloomberg is only interested in conducting illegal searches on actual citizens.  You never know when one of those sneaky fuckers could be hiding a sugary beverage in excess of 16oz.

fuu's picture

As foreign nationals they still have some rights left.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Yup. And because they can run, they probably got through the "quicke Frisk" line at the airports too.

Priorities, overall, look totally bizzarro from where I sit. The wuld is going nutz.

Plus, the only reason they push running is that they know running is bad for humans. Especially in shoes. Especially on fricking pavement.

But New Yawk....crazy city...I always scored a $150 dollar ticket (minimum) every time I was in New Yawk and even did a late night visit to the Brooklyn Navy yard (now that is a shudder inducing memory if I ever have one), paying $300, on a student budget, to recover my $800 dollar Olds Cutlass. :-) 

But I don't hold that against new yawkers. Its time to pull together, help your neighbours, basic stuff. And stay warm because I hear it's getting colder.

Is there any move by ZH to get some money/other action going NY's way?


nmewn's picture

Well, thats one way to keep people from pissing in the hallways because their plumbing doesn't work...dehydrate them.

Heir Bloomberg thinks of everything.

Buck Johnson's picture

Your dead on, Caligula didn't know to not anger the mob and his own men finally had to turn on him.  Caesar is even quoted saying he knew the mob, because he used it.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Mayor McNeroberg might cancel the Circus Maximus Gladiation next!  I want my tribute that I paid for box seats back!!!


(Can't we start sourcing domestic Gladiators from the "lower" caste members in the 5 Boroughs? They don't all have to be black & brown skinned people of foreign lands, do they? It should look just as good on my 160" iPlasma 3D-- once my Park Avenue Landlord gets the power back on via Solyndra or A21 Inc Generators-- even if the drone strike is happening in Queens, amIright?)

GMadScientist's picture

I have it on good authority they still let honkies play baseball.