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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Two Stupid Laws

The New York City Council apparently has nothing better to do than pass stupid laws and then override the sensible Mayor Bloomberg's vetoes of the stupid laws.

On Monday they overrode his veto of ridiculous legislation that bans high school baseball teams from using aluminum bats. What's next? A law to mandate the permissible mass of a hockey puck? (BTW, I have to believe that high school football is fifty times more dangerous than baseball with or without aluminum bats. Why don't they ban football?). Is this what the legislature should be spending its time on?

The same day they overrode Bloomberg's veto of the pedicab regulation legislation. I thought they were all liberal greenies? Aren't pedicabs green? Why make it way more expensive for them to run and limit the number to 350 city-wide? Could it have anything to do with the fact that the medallion taxi cab lobby spent a fortune pushing the law? And that it means revenue for the city council to waste on nonsense?

I'm just asking.



  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger kishke said…

    Bloomberg has his share of stupid laws, e.g. the smoking ban.

  • At 11:31 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    three stupid laws don't make a right!

  • At 11:58 AM, Blogger kishke said…


  • At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They jump at any chance to create a fee.

  • At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bats don't cause hits; people cause hits.

  • At 5:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Green" is definitely the color for City Council members. They prefer small denominations, in plain brown wrappers.


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