Glenn Reynolds, on that fool Mayor Mike Bloomberg – and every fool that supports Bloomberg’s crazy crusade to regulate what people eat, drink, smoke, and generally do.
Let me be clear. These people are not well-meaning do-gooders who have just gone a bit too far. They don’t actually “mean well” at all. They don’t mean well, they mean to be in control. They are power-fetishists, drunk on the joys of bossing the little people around. They are not good people. They are evil. They should be ashamed of themselves, but shame — like taxes — is for the little people.
*Note the verb. I am not saying that Mayor Bloomberg needs a higher dry cleaning bill; merely that Bloomberg having to keep bringing in his suits because people keep glitter-bombing buckets of cherry cola on him might be a somewhat apropos karmic backlash. Far be it from me to incite acts of civil disobedience, though…