Up for Debate: Canceling a tradition

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 12:52am

How do you feel about the decision Friday to cancel this weekend's New York City Marathon? Was it the right decision or the wrong one? If the marathon had been held should it have been used to highlight the devastation from Sandy and solicit donations or should it have just been held as usual?

Filed under: City Voices
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136 Comments on this post:

By: slacker on 11/5/12 at 2:20

bfra, the Eddie Haskell aspirin commercial is not bad.
''My, you look lovely today, Mrs Cleaver.''

By: brrrrk on 11/5/12 at 2:29

slacker said

"brrrrk, those Nordic countries you mentioned, are small, have a well educated pop, and have the U.S. military protecting them, free of charge. A Demo-Socialist govt. might work for a while under those conditions."

So they can do what we can't? Nuff said?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 2:43

Da Bears!

By: slacker on 11/5/12 at 2:55

''They coulda had meeee..''
-Jay Cutler

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 2:56

Talk about buyer's remorse! LOL

By: slacker on 11/5/12 at 3:00

''A laser arm.. and the Hillbillies passed on me..
-Vandy graduate Cutler

By: Captain Nemo on 11/5/12 at 3:05

LOL Blanket.

By: slacker on 11/5/12 at 3:05

''But..but..but..we have Chris Johnson.. for only 50 mil..
-Mr. Bud

By: bfra on 11/5/12 at 3:13

"But..but..but..we also have Munchy on the sidelines looking uninterested in anything going on, with his arms folded across his pot belly. They must pull the camera off of him when he yawns from being as bored as he looks.

By: slacker on 11/5/12 at 3:22

Yeah.. at least Jeff Fisher adjusted his sunglasses, and licked his mustache.

By: bfra on 11/5/12 at 3:29

Jeff also took interest in the game & players. He was usually the first one there when a player was down. This guy stands there like "oh well he will either get up or not".

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 3:46

Bud's about to have a cardiac.

By: bfra on 11/5/12 at 3:53

Blanket - Bud is the biggest problem of the team.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 4:06

I would agree, bfra.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/5/12 at 4:12

I have said from day one that biggest improvement to the team would be to get a new owner.

By: bfra on 11/5/12 at 4:20

If Bud had let Jeff Fisher be the coach without interference, IMO we would have been in the play offs several more times & possibly further.

By: brrrrk on 11/5/12 at 4:22

Ohio Republicans sneak risky software onto voting machines

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/05/ohio_republicans_sneak_risky_software_onto_voting_machines/singleton/

By: bfra on 11/5/12 at 4:34

Not surprised! Mitt probably paid for it.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/5/12 at 4:51

Is that what the GOP means when they say voter fraud?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 5:01

I think the Bears usurped the game.

By: slacker on 11/5/12 at 5:08

The tricky Bears snuck in the Fumblerooski.. several times.
Tricky, tricky Bears.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 5:17

I think the Bears came out of the forest and crapped on LP Field! LOL

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 5:19

http://www.rpmministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Da-Bears.png

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 5:22

Chants of "let's go Bears" filled every area of the park. Bears players were running up and down the sideline, asking for and receiving noise from fans in the stands. "Bear Down" was being sung at multiple urinals. Every time Packers highlights appeared on the Jumbotron, the boos could have been heard in Memphis. It was a surreal experience for a Bears fan. It must have been a sad one for the 7 Titans fans who didn't sell their tickets.

http://www.chicagonow.com/da-bears-blog/2012/11/the-fourth-phase-most-impressive-as-bears-roll-titans/

LOL!!!!

By: brrrrk on 11/5/12 at 5:23

When Brain Urlacher gets a TD you know something is screwed up!! Geez, where were the fundamentals?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/5/12 at 5:25

It was Bear Country yesterday.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 5:28

The Bears went down to play in Nashville
A town that's very pretty
And Chicago fans were not bashful,
They took over Music City!

By: brrrrk on 11/5/12 at 5:28

It would be one thing if the Titans didn't have an idea as to what they were up against, but they knew..... they knew the Bears could force turnovers. But yet, there was CJ, running down the field swingin' the ball on his arm like it was a damned Easter basket. The way I see it, the Titans got what they were asking for... the SHOULD be a shamed!!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/5/12 at 5:33

"But yet, there was CJ, running down the field swingin' the ball on his arm like it was a damned Easter basket."

OK, I about fell out of my chair laughing at that, brrrrk! HA HA!!!

By: parnell3rd on 11/5/12 at 5:42

"Remember, as Latino's you have to punish your enimies" pres. Obama 2010
Q. Who is the enemies of the Latino's Mr. President?
A. You? Whites, Blacks, Europeons? Who do they need to punish?
"Don't boo, go vote, that is the best way for revenge!" Pres. Obama 11-4-2012
So the kind and tolarant DemoNcratic Pres. Obama want his followers to punish and seek revenge.
You know, the people on the other side is listening. you better bring your A game!

By: bfra on 11/5/12 at 5:43

The Bears "defense" is what beat the Titans! That's bad.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/5/12 at 5:45

The Titans did it to themselves.

By: brrrrk on 11/5/12 at 5:55

parnell3rd said

""Don't boo, go vote, that is the best way for revenge!" Pres. Obama 11-4-2012
So the kind and tolarant DemoNcratic Pres. Obama want his followers to punish and seek revenge."

If there's a sense of revenge Parn, the reason for it can be laid squarely at the feet of the Republican party. The GOP has done everything they can to demonize brown people in this country, and YOUR surprised by this reaction?! But here's a bit of advice.... evolve. There's political evolution as well as biological evolution and the old WASP's are becoming less relevant. So evolve..... or die..... your choice.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/5/12 at 6:12

That is too complicated for p3 to understand.

By: yogiman on 11/5/12 at 10:23

One good thing about it, dumba$$, he apparently knows your boy Barry better than you and your "buddies". He understands why Barry won't identify himself and.

You're simply showing how stupid you are by accepting him because of his race only, you sure don't know who he is.

Tell me, is he even and American citizen?

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 11/6/12 at 12:27

Bloomberg should have cancelled immediately. The only reason I think he finally did cancel is that the NYC hotels said they'd refuse to honor reservations which would have meant throwing out NYers who had no homes to go back to.