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Mar 07 2013

Bloomberg Cracks Down on Earbuds

Trans fats, cigarettes, salt, soda, firearms, baby formula, Styrofoam, the list goes on and on. Yet even now, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg manages to indulge his personality disorder by finding new aspects of our lives to hyper-regulate. He has discovered that people enjoy listening to MP3 players through earbuds; hence Big Government must intervene. Barks Nancy Clark of the city’s bloated Health Department bureaucracy:

“With public [i.e., coercively financed] 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.”

A quarter of a $million is to be frittered away chiding youth not to listen to their music so loud. As always, if the voluntary methods don’t work, involuntary means will quickly follow.

Bloomberg’s 2005 “Operation Silent Night” law cracked down on noise other people can hear; now he is going after noise that isn’t bothering anyone.

Like all of Bloomberg’s endless crusades against personal freedom, the earbud campaign is for his subjects’ own good. As C.S. Lewis wisely observed,

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Imagine trying to explain to the Founding Fathers how it is the government’s business how loud you listen to music that no one else can hear. Of course, statists will reply that they didn’t have iPods then, just like they didn’t have AR-15s.

On tips from Sean C, Wiggins, and Mickey Shea.

31 Responses to “Bloomberg Cracks Down on Earbuds”

  1. SNuss says:

    What about outlawing Bloomberg’s Leftist blatherings? That is a greater threat to our freedoms, than most other sources.

  2. Flu-Bird says:

    Bloomjerk is determied to be americas next dictator reight behind obama and up there with HITLER,STALIN,MAO,CASTRO and the rest of them THERES A BIG NASTY WORM IN THE BIG APPLES ROTTEN CORE

  3. Angela says:

    New Yorkers in Staten Island and in Queens are still devastated and homeless from Hurricane Sandy, and Bloombutt has *earbuds* as his first priority ???
    Can mayors be impeached for dereliction of duty ?

  4. toobigtofail says:

    Yep. Always fear anything with the word “education” in it. Sounds about right to me.

  5. Sammie says:

    Gosh, I thought you would have liked Bloomberg after he proved his plutocrat bona fides by sicking the cops on Occupy!

  6. Flu-Bird says:

    BOYCOTT NEW YORK CITY this summer stay away from the BIG ROTTEN APPLE

  7. Adam says:

    Sammie the troll, Bloomberg only cracked down on the Occupy freaks because it was getting to be November, and he knew if he firm’t finally put his foot down soon, the Occupiers would inevitably try and make a stink at one of the many major televised events NY hosts around that time of year (I.e. the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, the lighting of Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, etc.). He didn’t want those freaks making him look bad and hurting his city’s tourism industry during such an important time, so he did what any competent mayor would have done a month earlier: Give the freaks a well- deserved eviction notice. He only did it for his own purposes.

  8. Tchhht!!! says:

    Somebody needs to give this guy a honey and fire ant enema.

  9. Adam says:

    Oops, in my previous post, I meant to say ”
    … If he didn’t put his foot down…” The problem with using my phone to access the Internet is it’s easy to make typos!

  10. aa says:

    Moron New Yorkers, is there anything that Nanny Bloomberg banns that upsets you? Crack, heroin?

  11. T says:

    Frequently making himself a target (for ridicule) or otherwise, by the mutually criminally insane.

  12. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    At this point King Bloomberg must be sitting on his throne, laughing his *ss off wondering how much more the lemmings of NY will take.

  13. Flu-Bird says:

    TIME magazine just got through writting a big gush filled issue about BLOOMJERK pushing for GUN CONTROL along with JOE the SCHMOE BIDDEN and a victim which are the only kind a leftists rag like SLIME MAGAZINE will interview

  14. Mr Evilwrench says:

    Does he have staff members paid to sit around brainstorming these oppressions, or a suggestion box, or does he think of them all himself?

  15. Flu-Bird says:

    Time for Mr Bloomberg Potter to climb back into his carrage and ride back to his gloomy mansion on the hill where he can niff and snort at the rest of america and were cant wait still the day he drops dead

  16. Henry says:

    Tchhht!!! says: March 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I was thinking more along the lines of jalapeno and LSD enema…

  17. wingmann says:

    Then they came for my earbuds….and I said nothing.

  18. snuss says:

    I doubt that the LSD would cause behavior any more delusional than Bloomberg already exhibits. The jalapenos might help keep his head warm, during his next bowel movement

  19. Dr. 9 says:

    In NYC, the only people and places that are safe from His Majesty Bloomberg’s Fascist lust for control are, gays and gay bars. Hmm…

  20. StanInTexas says:

    Dr. 9, don’t forget the Muslims, whom Bloomberg has supported over Christians and Americans.

  21. Cameraman says:

    The only “Buds”s this fool knows about are in his Cars ashtray!

  22. Calvin Coolidge says:

    The Soda Jerk strikes again!

  23. Clint Beastwood says:

    In Soviet New York… etc

  24. Jeanne says:

    Imagine candidate Bloomberg at the podium: “Vote for me, New York…because I can tell you what size is the maximum size drink that is good for you and I will ban earbuds because those are bad for you, too. Only I am good for you. I am perfect. The perfect horses rear.”

  25. HookLineandStinker says:

    The people of New York City deserve everything they get from Nanny Bloomberg. They elected him. I don’t feel sorry for them at all.

  26. bad actor says:

    Are there no New Yorkers who have had enough of this control-freak? Somebody, please, please launch a recall campaign against this dictator wannabe.

  27. revrum J. Jackson says:

    Hehe that Hymietown always cracks me up.

  28. AZRon says:

    A face that only a bukkake director could love.

    Through either legislation, or longing, Mike swills with best of them.

    MAIG: Mommy And I Guzzle.

  29. bobdog says:

    It’s time Bloomberg turned his attention to more serious matters, like wearing white after Labor Day, or fat people wearing Spandex. Or Speedos.

    After all, somebody has to save Civilization from itself.

  30. Flu-Bird says:

    Bloomboogers needs to take his leftists MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS and LEAVE AMERICA NOW and NEVER COME CACK

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