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Emperor Bloomberg’s latest edict: You kids turn down that damn noise on your MPD players or whatever

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Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think he’s your mayor, New Yorkers. He thinks he’s your dad.

NY Post:

Mayor Bloomberg — who has already cracked down on smoking, junk food, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks — is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf.

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 of personal music players . . . and risks of loud and long listening,” said Nancy Clark, the city Health Department’s assistant commissioner of environmental-disease prevention.

You know a government is bloated beyond recognition when not only is there a “commissioner of environmental-disease prevention,” but he thinks he needs an assistant.

C’mon, Bloomie, you need to really start cracking down. Why aren’t there laws against wearing your demin trousers too low and your baseball cap backwards? Why hasn’t the city sent around health inspectors door-to-door to verify a minimum safe distance between each couch and each TV? (You’ll ruin your eyes!) How are your subjects supposed to live happy, healthy lives if they’re permitted to make choices?

Not that it’s entirely his fault. You keep electing him, NYC. This is what you get.