Skip to comments.Power-Mad Bloomberg’s Next Agenda: Eco-Fascism
Posted on 02/15/2013 9:19:14 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It becomes a difficult task for those in power to resist the lure of acquiring even more power. The more they have, the more they want.
No such example exists greater than that of New York City mayor-king Michael Bloomberg.
This is the man who brought into existence the absurd and absurdly named National Salt Reduction Initiative, an incentive-based program designed to reduce the amount of salt in restaurant and prepackaged food. This is the man who, last year, banned the sale of sugary drinks, like sodas, in more than 16-oz containers. Why? Because whats good for Bloomberg is whats good for us. (Dont worry, though, he told us; if you want more than 16 ounces, you can buy two 16-oz drinks no problem.)
Bloombergs next victim? Styrofoam. Why? Because its hard to recycle.
And how! Sometimes when I try to throw a Styrofoam container into the recycling bin, its light weight allows it to be softly guided off course by the air around it, and it will hit the edge of the container and bounce off of it and onto the ground. Then I have to bend over to pick it up and gently place the container in the bin. It becomes a real hassle.
Its all part of Bloombergs effort to create a greener New York, an environmental utopia to be envied by eco-freaks the world over.
Other parts of that effort, according to The Associated Press, include proposals to have NYC install curbside electric vehicle chargers that would let drivers recharge in 30 minutes and to change the citys building code so that up to 20 percent of new public parking spaces are wired for electric cars, with the goal of creating 10,000 spaces for electric cars over the next seven years.
This is where the law of unintended consequences comes into play. When liberals are put in charge of solving problems, they create more problems. The plan is that 20 percent of new parking spaces must have outlets for electric-car to pull into and charge up for half an hour, right? This means there will be people charging their cars because theyre almost out of juice, using up parking spaces that would otherwise go to someone who had a legitimate reason to stop. It creates another excuse to use up a parking space, thus reducing the number of parking spaces available to average New Yorkers, thus increasing the traffic, thus increasing the pollution, thus negating whatever environmental benefits his program seeks to create.
Power does not equal wisdom. Case in point: Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
He’s plain nuts.
New Yorkers deserve to be in camps.
Who cares if he rounds them up and throws them off of skyscrapers.
Nanny State PING!
Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!
Next step ... do away with people and return NY to it’s original (pre people) condition. Go for it uber nut job.
Bloomberg is a fruitcake.
Bloomberg looks like a mouth-frothing loon when you read the facts about styrofoam. Which he is.
This spoiled brat saw Eo’s coming out of the white house and decided he can do the same thing in NY. And apparently he’s right.
What electric car rechages in 30 minutes?
If Manhattan had as many people per square mile as Alaska, there would only be 14 people in Manhattan.
(Bloomturd would still ban Styrofoam)
I have no pity for New Yorkers, they put him in office so live with your choice.
None here either. When he has them all eating nothing but tofu burgers and wearing hemp clown clothes doing their mandatory calisthenics every morning I’m going to LMAO.
Imagine the conflicts and the abuse.
Some guy electrically buffing his car.
Street musicians plugging in amps and instruments.
Hook up your marijuana grow lights.
Criminals use electric tools to open your car trunk or break into an apartment lobby.
Graffiti with electric spray guns.
Tesla has just opened several “Super” charging stations in the Northeast.
According to Tesla, 30 minutes will get you 150 miles with their new and most powerful battery package.
The car costs $101,000.
The electric charge is currently free, but hard to believe that enticement will last.
Sounds like the eco-drivers will be hitting the proverbial gas to be first into the allotted spaces. Sooo maybe the real goal is to kill off the homeless. 'Cause you just know these convenient street and/or parking lot outlets will at minimum attract... electric blankets.
No. Because he's a liberal, which means he thinks he's smarter than you, from which two things follow: he thinks he knows what's better for you, and he is so smart that he knows whether that actually applies to him or not.
For example, salt:
Mr. Bloomberg, 67, likes his popcorn so salty that it burns others lips. (At Gracie Mansion, the cooks deliver it to him with a salt shaker.) He sprinkles so much salt on his morning bagel that its like a pretzel, said the manager at Viand, a Greek diner near Mr. Bloombergs Upper East Side town house.
Not even pizza is spared a coat of sodium. When the mayor sat down to eat a slice at Deninos Pizzeria Tavern on Staten Island recently, this reporter spotted him applying six dashes of salt to it.
"Mayor Doesnt Always Live by His Health Rules" (2009)
Bloomberg is probably one of the reasons many East Coast liberals think Republicans are fascists.
The Tesla super charger is a 60 kWh device. Let’s see . . . 60 kWh . . . times 10,000 spaces . . . carry the seven . . . that would come to 600 mWh. That would be about equal to the output of 200 diesel/electric locomotives, or a small nuclear power plant.
That really shouldn’t be a problem. I’m sure that New York City has electricity to spare, and Bloomberg could always restrict residential air conditioning in the summer—limit usage to 16 ounces of air conditioning or something.
I agree. I guess the left needed to pretend they are fair and balanced.
Bloomburg’s move on styrofoam clamshells is both politically and religiously aimed. This is a blow to the midsection of Jon Huntsman whose father invented the device ~ clearly New York’s mayor is an anti-mormon bigot and he’s also intolerant of people like that who throw in their lot with Obama and his crowd ~ here’s the ref for the Huntsman family and styrofoam: http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/07/14/14greenwire-styrofoam-made-huntsman-rich-but-candidates-ro-29103.html?pagewanted=all
Bloomburg isn’t a Republican,
Adding curbside charging stations will probably put so much drain on the underground electric wiring distribution system in The City that the manholes will smoke!
To true conservatives, he’s a RINO. To Democrats watching his nanny-state antics, he’s proof Republicans are fascists.
Bloomy is ONE OF THEM@!!
All except him, he’s above that type of restriction due to his own self important image of himself.