Definitive proof that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a freaking idiot (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on November 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

There have been plenty of past examples, of course, but this one takes the cake:

—- Bloomberg Diverts Food, Generators from Devastated Staten Island to NYC Marathon:

Fresh off his “climate disruption”-driven endorsement of President Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has chosen to divert critical food supplies and power generators from desperate residents of Staten Island to Sunday’s New York City Marathon. Gothamist reports:

Greg Pollowitz on this disgrace:

The above link is an interactive map of those without power in NYC; the picture is a close up of eastern Staten Island where Sunday’s NYC marathon begins. It’s just vile that Mayor Bloomberg thinks the marathon should go on with this many New Yorkers still in harm’s way.

Indeed. It’s cold, wet, and people are without power, and/or are homeless, displaced, hungry, scared, neighborhoods are being looted, etc.  But let’s divert critical resources to the NYC Marathon!

If you’re looking for nominees for Clueless Wonder of the Year, Bloomberg should be at the top of your  list.  Shameless.

Update – 11:12 AM: Love this (via Jim Geraghty):  Marathon Runners Form Protest Group To Spurn Starting Line And Volunteer On Staten Island Instead.

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5 Responses to “Definitive proof that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a freaking idiot (UPDATED)”


  1. Libertarian Advocate says:

    Staten Island tends Republican, hence lifelong (until 2001 for expedience) Democrat elitist mayor mike has gone on record dissing Staten Island,so no surprise there.

  2. Brontefan says:

    It’s more than obvious now… after Bloomberg’s behaviors & the focus of our president… that these politicians clearly do not live in the REAL world–where the rest of us struggle with inflation, the rising prices of gas, food, etc. –and are unable to see or comprehend the daily struggles of the American working men & women. With a government that clearly wants us to drive less–it’s difficult to explain that when you commute in places like Texas or New Mexico or Nebraska, where there is no public transportation, our costs rise but our paychecks remain the same. With so many struggling just with the economy–the addition of Hurricane Sandy makes it a severe tragedy and our political “leaders” just don’t get it.

  3. Carlos says:

    But, but, but,…everyone, Mayor Mike is an ELITIST, a very, very rich one at that, and he OBVIOUSLY knows what is best for everyone, just like our superstar celebrity prez and his sidekicks Slo Joe and Thunderthighs!

    How could anyone possibly question his actions, since the intent was so pure and simple.

    Meanwhile, those vile commoners on Staten Island, who just happen to vote Republican, will just have to wait a while longer while Mayor Mike makes sure the marathoners (many or most of whom don’t even live there) are taken care of.

  4. Tibby says:

    I am so disgusted with this idiot. He should be locked up and the key thrown away!>:p