Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Super Totalitarian NYC Mayor Bloomberg Wants to Institute Prohibition-Lite in the Big Apple

This is enough to drive you to drink.

NyPo reports:

First, Mayor Bloomberg went after smoking in public places. Then trans-fats, salt and sugary drinks.
Now Bloomberg — known for sipping fine wine and downing a cold beer from time to time — wants to crack down on alcohol sales to curb excessive drinking, according to a provocative planning document obtained by The Post. 
The city Health Department’s far-reaching Partnership for a Healthier New York City initiatives proposes to slash the number of establishments in the city that sell booze.
Community “transformation” grants provided under President Obama’s health-care law would help bankroll the effort. 
One of the goals listed in the “request for proposal” document to community groups is “reducing alcohol retail outlet (e.g. bar, corner store) density and illegal alcohol,” the document states. 
“Talk about a nanny state. Why don’t they just close all the liquor establishments?” quipped Mike Long, a former liquor-store owner in Bay Ridge and head of the state Conservative Party. 
“This is absolutely insane. They want to run the retail establishments in New York,” said Long, who likened the effort to the temperance movement of more than a century ago.
Health officials and advocates have also discussed banning liquor advertising seen by millions of straphangers in the transit system. 
“Reduce the exposure to alcohol products and bar advertising and promotion in retail and general (trains, buses, etc.) settings (stores, restaurants, etc”, the department’s document says.


  1. new yorkers re-elected him so they get what they deserve

  2. Sounds like a golden opportunity for the black market if this actually gets implemented.

  3. The one thing the US is exceptional at is passing laws that make criminals out of otherwise law biding citizens.

  4. Yet another reason not to live there.

  5. Another way the government will take jobs away from hard working people! WTF! We need to wake up!

  6. From NYC originally. Too expensive, too crowded, little sense of community, high taxes and now all sorts of nanny-state nonsense? Glad I moved.

  7. Glad i don't live with that d-bag either lol. Way to go NYC folks... and you're just dumb enough to compliment this edict and vote him in again lol.

  8. Sounds like a golden opportunity for the black market if this actually gets implemented.

    Must be why they went after the sweets first.

    Take it from a Carolina boy, making your own is as simple as baking a cake. Five pounds of sugar, three gallons of water, a packet of baker's yeast, ten days of fermentation, than distillation, and you got you some moonshine. Be real cool if all you Manhattanites made your own in protest.

  9. Read all about it right here: The Last Bartender, by Anthony F. Lewis. The book anticipates precisely this sort of nanny-state reaction to the imposition of a national healthcare law, and follows a cadre of friends who not-so-respectfully disagree.

  10. I thought we tried this already.

  11. Thank you Chairman Bloomberg for working to save myself and society from demon rum! I will surely cry in public if you don't secure a 4th term.

  12. Dear Robert, my personal story:

    I am a hedge fund professional at the C-level still in my 20s.

    Bloomie the fascist triggered me to shrug and move to Fairfield County, CT from NYC. My friends envy me as my after tax income dollar amount, quality of life etc. is higher than their's (we all make pretty much the same amount). Also the commute to work is just 5 mins vs. the 45 min socialist sardine can oops subway ride in nyc.

    I recently got my bonus and both me and my girlfriend have never been happier.

    We dont miss the city as getting there twice a week is easy since is just an hour away ... also CT has excellent options too.

    Keep up the good work amd kudos for calling the manipulated recovery.

    Best wishes!