Mayor Bloomie, who can pass for a Republican nowhere but New York, has obviously instituted a stimulus plan for the NYC mob. The next step will obviously be tobacco-sniffing dogs at all bridges and tunnels leading into Gotham. Of course, to implement that he’ll have to ban all tobacco products from motor vehicles entering the city, which is certainly not a stretch for the man who just announced restrictions on hospital emergency room pain killer prescription issuances. And that may in turn serve to single-handedly revive the fortunes of the port of Portsmouth, New Hampshire from which the cigarettes come. Someone may have to acquaint the good mayor with the symbolism in the naming of the Cigarette boat.
Reason number…I forgot which number we’re on…to not live in New York…it’s either #1365 or #1375:
“The city hospitals we control, so … we’re going to do it and we’re urging all of the other hospitals to do it, voluntary guidelines. Somebody said, oh, somebody wrote, ‘Oh then maybe there won’t be enough painkillers for the poor who use the emergency rooms as their primary care doctor,’” the mayor said on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. “Number one, there’s no evidence of that. Number two, supposing it is really true, so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit. The other side of the coin is people are dying and there’s nothing perfect … There’s nothing that you can possibly do where somebody isn’t going to suffer, and it’s always the same group [claiming], ‘Everybody is heartless.’ Come on, this is a very big problem.”