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Don’t Bacon Me Bro!

I’m not a big fan of religious intolerance.  As Christians, we are targeted on a daily basis by liberals labelling us as “hateful” and “bigoted” just because we disagree with their secular world views and oppose their goal of purging all religion from public sight.

So, it was with no small measure of guilt that I found myself laughing at a recent story in the New York press about a “hate crime” committed against local Muslims.

What was the crime..?

Someone attacked a group of (in this case) peaceful Muslims who were celebrating the end of Ramadan in a local park.

What was the weapon..?

BACON!

You just can’t make this stuff up!

Apparently some asshat thought it would be a great idea to spread raw bacon around on the field where the Muslims were planning to pray.  Now, I call the guy an asshat because he is an asshat, even if I’m an asshat too for laughing at what he did.  We all know the kind of guy I’m talking about; the one always pulling some sort of stunt that just isn’t right, even if we can’t help but laugh.

And antagonizing this particular group of Muslims just for kicks and giggles fits that bill…

But, of course, the NYPD is going to take this one step (or MANY steps) too far:

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has decided that this is a matter for the “Hate Crimes Task Force”.

Really..?

I mean…  REALLY…?!?!

When my car was stolen a few years ago, the best I could get out of Indianapolis police was a collective yawn, and that’s grand theft auto!  The REAL kind; not the little guy who runs around inside of my XBOX and has an odd penchant for running down prostitutes in the middle of the sidewalk..!

I can only imagine how much less the police in a city like New York would have cared about my poor car.

But in a city where there are murders on a daily basis and hundreds of cases go unsolved, this is where they place their focus..?

On a random baconing…

Get out the dogs!  Let’s start the manhunt for this heinous criminal mastermind!

But hey, apparently we’ve been fighting this war in Afghanistan all wrong.  We don’t really need the Army, or the Navy Seals; we just need a few pig farmers and a slaughterhouse.

Seems like it would be an awfully big waste of bacon…

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And now for some reason I have the weird urge to buy this video game:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/18070/

Bloomberg Has Lost His Mind

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become the shining example of the reasons why we should never allow nanny-state politicians even the smallest measure of power.

Mayor Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg

From restricting the size of your soft drinks, to his inane comments on gun control, Bloomberg has typified the politicians that feel they have nothing better to do than to tell you how to live your life.  But he takes it to a whole new level…

Because none of his nanny policies make even a bit of sense.

I don’t like Michelle Obama going around the country telling us what to eat, because it isn’t her place to do that.  But at least she makes a good point; I can’t deny that my own diet is pretty poor.  However, Bloomberg’s policies are far worse, and he is actually in a position to make them law.

I don’t want to go too far into the policies I mentioned earlier except to say that nothing prevents someone from buying two 16-ounce soft drinks if they want more soda, and nobody really wants to hear a lecture about gun control policies from a man in charge of a city with an extremely high murder rate.

I’d rather focus on the latest adventures of Nanny Bloomberg.

Apparently, he has decided that he knows better than mothers how to feed their children.  He’s locking up the formula and hiding the key in the hopes that it will coerce more women to breast feed.  Sounds like something worthy of the full concentration of the mayor of one of our largest cities, right?

According to a story by Neil Munro of The Daily Caller (sorry, Neil, I didn’t set out to co-opt your work two times in one day, but I just can’t help it!) as of September 2nd, city hospitals will be required to hide the formula and encourage mothers to breast feed their newborns.  Hopefully, this policy stops at some point prior to the child entering high school.

Predictably, the reaction has been less than favorable.  Even breast-feeding advocates are shaking their heads.  But what are they going to do about it?  Probably nothing, except for maybe shooting off a few words to the comments section of The New York Times.  Like every other crazy policy in New York, it will go into effect and the people will come to accept it as part of the absurdity of life in the big city.  The politicians they elect will just move on to produce the next episode of “insane pet projects“.

Sorry New York liberals, you elected this guy and now you’re stuck with him.

Please don’t ever send him to Washington, DC.

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