If you live in New York City, you already deal with federal, state, and city income tax. You experience mass congestion and random road closures for parades and public events. It is unlikely that you own a car because parking is so scarce that a high-end spot is now available for a cool million dollars. Now regulators in the city that never sleeps are attacking “gender-based price discrimination“, specifically going after salons. Apparently the regulators have decided a man’s hair cut that often takes 30 minutes or less should cost the same as a woman’s hair cut, which often takes much longer (and in my personal experience of waiting, much, much, much longer). Additionally, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has also decided that sugary drinks are the cause of all obesity problems so he plans to ban any sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.

Finally, in what might be the most uncomfortable social call of the year, President Barack Obama will host former President George W. Bush at the White House today for the unveiling of his official portrait.

Comments

  • Anonymous

    The sugar law is just his way of helping with the crime problem. If you dropped the 30 lbs you need to and you’re in shape and working out, you’ll be able to outrun the muggers in Central Park. No fat, no crime to report. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone.

    • Anonymous

      But…unintended consequences = faster muggers, too!

  • Anonymous

    The sugar law is just his way of helping with the crime problem. If you dropped the 30 lbs you need to and you’re in shape and working out, you’ll be able to outrun the muggers in Central Park. No fat, no crime to report. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone.

    • Anonymous

      But…unintended consequences = faster muggers, too!

  • Jason Wright, Editor

    I’m surprised this breaking news didn’t get a siren on Drudge:
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/05/buddy-roemer-quits-race-124899.html

    • Anonymous

      Yep…just further proof that Drudge is in the tank for…

      Roemer? :)

    • Anonymous

      Another failed laughable third party run. The politicians who partake in such candidacies end up absolutely destroying any legitimate political future they may have held.

  • Jason Wright, Editor

    I’m surprised this breaking news didn’t get a siren on Drudge:
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/05/buddy-roemer-quits-race-124899.html

    • Anonymous

      Yep…just further proof that Drudge is in the tank for…

      Roemer? :)

    • Anonymous

      Another failed laughable third party run. The politicians who partake in such candidacies end up absolutely destroying any legitimate political future they may have held.

  • Whodat

    Bloomberg is the poster boy for “we know what’s best for you” liberalism/paternalism.  Can you believe there were a few idiots who thought he would make a good president?

    Why New Yorkers tolerate so much tax, crime, stink, corruption is beyond me.  But, most love it there or they would leave.  I worked for two years in the very building that is now home to Fox News.  It was an adventure, but I could not wait to leave. 

  • Whodat

    Bloomberg is the poster boy for “we know what’s best for you” liberalism/paternalism.  Can you believe there were a few idiots who thought he would make a good president?

    Why New Yorkers tolerate so much tax, crime, stink, corruption is beyond me.  But, most love it there or they would leave.  I worked for two years in the very building that is now home to Fox News.  It was an adventure, but I could not wait to leave. 

  • Steve M.

    Just a thought on “Rate that Ad” …
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlnaYOv0DZY&feature=player_embedded

    I think it could be effectively edited down, eliminating much of the chatter from the MA politicians and focusing on the stats, but I think it’s effective.

  • Steve M.

    Just a thought on “Rate that Ad” …
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlnaYOv0DZY&feature=player_embedded

    I think it could be effectively edited down, eliminating much of the chatter from the MA politicians and focusing on the stats, but I think it’s effective.

  • Alaina

    Dang Scott… It takes you 30 minutes to get your hair cut?

    Although I don’t live in NY, I have worked there for the majority of the last 8 years and have seen what Bloomberg has done to the city. Crime has skyrocketed since he left office. Does he care? Doesn’t seem like it… Apparently it’s more important to him to make sure I don’t get a Venti iced coffee from Starbucks. Freaking ridiculous.

    • Alaina

      P.S. I miss Rudy.

      • Anonymous

        Is he eligible for another run at mayor of NYC?
        I would think that he would be a shoo-in.

  • Alaina

    Dang Scott… It takes you 30 minutes to get your hair cut?

    Although I don’t live in NY, I have worked there for the majority of the last 8 years and have seen what Bloomberg has done to the city. Crime has skyrocketed since he left office. Does he care? Doesn’t seem like it… Apparently it’s more important to him to make sure I don’t get a Venti iced coffee from Starbucks. Freaking ridiculous.

    • Alaina

      P.S. I miss Rudy.

      • Anonymous

        Is he eligible for another run at mayor of NYC?
        I would think that he would be a shoo-in.