Mayor Bloomberg – do your job – leave constituents alone

One of the people in the forefront of the current nanny state mentality is Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the food czar of New York City, who is now expanding his control into potential hearing problems caused music that’s played too loud.


Hizzoner’s health officials are planning a social-media campaign to warn young people about the risk of losing their hearing from listening to music at high volume on personal MP3 players, The Post has learned.

“With public and private support, a public-education campaign is being developed to raise awareness about safe use . . . and risks of loud and long listening,” said Nancy Clark, the city Health Department’s assistant commissioner of environmental-disease prevention.

A previous post reported that Mayor Bloomberg will not be satisfied until every resident of New York acts the way he wants them to act (no smoking in public parks), eats the way he wants them to eat (no trans-fats and limited salt, also in popcorn) and drinks the way he wants them to drink.

The mayor recently proposed no more than a maximum 16 ounce soda be served at restaurants and movie theaters, even instructing his food police to restrict 2-liter bottles of pop from being delivered with pizzas to private home parties.

In 2005, the Nanny Mayor signed a law – “Operation Silent Night” – that changed the noise code to cut down on jackhammer sounds at construction sites and on music blaring out of night clubs, making New York quieter and more livable place – forget the murders, burglaries, home invasions, etc. – taking in too much sugar and noise are hazardous to your health.

But this new initiative is much more intrusive, in that you insert the earpieces into your own ears, not someone else’s ears – the height of control for government officials. If their social-media campaign doesn’t work, watch for sound police going around checking the decibel levels of your iPod!

For the time being, the Nanny Mayor of New York is trying to inform the people about loud music and the damage that could be done to their ears, but he has made a habit of using the legislative power of his office to change people’s behavior in New York, if they do not heed his warnings.

That’s a dictatorship!



  1. kevind1986

    In Sept 2012, Bloomberg came out in support of the morning after pill for teenagers. From their school. Without parental consent. But – they would NOT be allowed to wash in down with a big gulp. Their are signs of blindness in that man.

  2. JRM_CommonSense

    Short man syndrome. Thank God he is in New York and not Rockford. If he were in Rockford, we woulf face the possible loss of our homes for loud music, not just the loss of our cars for loud music……. Hmmmmmmmm!

  3. JRM failed to notice that Bloomberg’s influence is already present in Illinois. His PAC poured nearly $2.5 million into the campaign of anti-gun zealot Robin Kelly, who will be replacing Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. I sure that he doesn’t expect any return on that “investment”, does he?

  4. Bloomberg and his anti-gun lackeys claimed a big victory in that race. What nonsense!

    Jessee Jackson Jr. was an NRA “F” candidate, yet he won the last election (November 2012) without even campaigning!!!!! If you recall, Jessee was in the Hospital with some phoney-baloney illness, I think it was “Their going to put my ass in jail – syndrome.”

    As I recall, he garnered 80% or 90% of the vote. Then along comes another anti-gun socialist who wins the seat with around 50% of the vote.

    The NRA was the only organization who spoke the truth. They said that they didn’t gain an inch, or lose an inch. As far as I am concerned, they actually won because Bloomberg dropped $2.5 million into a race Democrats should have won without his money.

    Note: This is a Democratic District, the token Republican dosen’t stand a chance.

  5. The question is, what else does Bloomberg expect from Kelly, in expanding his nanny-State agenda nationwide?

    On a related note, Jesse Jr. was a true hypocrite, as he liked guns, and owned several. Has Illinois voided his FOID card yet, and forced him to get rid of his weapons? Both his hospitalization for his mental condition, plus his felony conviction, make him ineligible to own guns.

  6. Bloomberg is bringing attention to two health issues that have a major impact on youth (regardless of socio-economic status) obesity and hearing loss. We should all be concerned.

  7. Education about the risks in fine. Outlawing the activity is fascism.

  8. I’m sure “someone” will get right on that Jesse Jr. mental health/gun ownership law, snuss. That’s a good point. How many in the law enforcement chain of command are dropping the ball on that one?

  9. Morning after pill for teenagers? Sounds like something conservatives should favor. Along with making condoms and birth control pills available for high schoolers. Include enlisting music idols and sports stars to make psa’s telling young males that fathering children they can’t or won’t take care of is less than manly. Have the music divas tell the high school girls that having babies they won’t be able to properly care for is no good for the babies or their own empowerment. Think about how this could reduce all the expenditures for the taxpayers who end up paying for the children born to kids of high school age who have no way of paying for their own children’s upbringing. Then imagine all the expenses that could be eliminated by reducing the number of police and jail cells needed because the cycle of generational poverty was impeded. Conservatives are always complaining about supporting the people who don’t contribute to society so the above proposals should be right in their wheelhouse.

  10. As a resident of the 2nd Congressional District, Abe Loncoln could run and wouldn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of winning. This district is solidly democrat and solidly black democrat.

    The running joke is when will Robyn Kelly be indicted since that is the trend with our Congressman.

  11. Great news! “Nanny” Bloomberg’s soda law got permanently restrained by a NY State judge.

    Judge halts mayor’s soda ban, calls it ‘arbitrary and capricious’

    A state judge today stopped City Hall from banning New York City restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks — a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure.

    Before the earth-shaking ruling by New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues, convenience stores and other places regulated by the city’s health department would have been prohibited — starting tomorrow — from selling sugary drinks of more than 16 ounces.

    Read more at: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/mayor_bloomberg_believes_themselves_enfmR96eplT88TyLQInuoI

  12. “Recent City University of New York statistics reveal nearly 80 percent of the city’s high school graduates can’t read, according to CBS Local’s New York affiliate.”

    Must be because of those large drinks.


  13. We don’t need no stinkin’ school vouchers. Just keep the 6% raises comin’.

  14. See what else is rotten, in Bloomberg’s “Big Apple”:

    The chaos erupted after about 200 people gathered to mourn 16-year-old Kimani “Kiki” Gray, a reputed Bloods gang member who was shot after pulling a gun on police Saturday.

    At about 9 p.m., a splinter group broke off from the main ceremony and ran wild, causing havoc in several stores, including a Rite Aid.

    “They poured in here, like 40 or 50 of them. They pulled the registers off the counter. They flipped over everything. They punched me in the face, several of them did, not just one. It was insane,” said Lorenzo Evans, 56, manager of the Rite Aid.

    Evans also said a guard and two customers were roughed.

    The gang also destroyed a bodega, ripped up trash bags, threw fruit and bottles at police officers and even pummeled residents.

    They destroyed a CD-DVD store on Church Street.

    “They damaged my store,” said Mamadou Bah, 31, owner of Hallmark African Movies.

    “They knocked on my door, broke the glass, and ran in. They were throwing the DVDs around.”

    Read more at: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/cleanup_in_aisle_aoGrkrJERILR3tjVJKCgMK

    Why isn’t Nanny Bloomberg working on REAL problems, instead of acting like a “Sugar Nazi”?

  15. Who says an AR-15 with 30 rd magizine is too much firepower! Don’t you wish these stories were on the 5:30 news? Even a 12-gauge (weapon of choice for Joe Biden) with a 12-shot drum would not have been enough. And democrats will tell you gun laws “work” because otherwise these 200 punks could be dead….and what a waste that would be.

  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzkBGQx3HAc

    You won’t see anything like this happen in New York. The defenseless store owners can only watch their stores being trashed.

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