Let Them Eat Tofu

This is just amazing -- Bloomberg has become too nutty even to caricature.  From CBS NY via Overlawyered

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!

Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict fromBloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.

It’s the “no bagels for you” edict.

“I can’t give you something that’s a supplement to the food you already have? Sorry that’s wrong,” Richter said.

Richter has been collecting food from places like the Ohav Zedek synagogue and bringing it to homeless shelters for more than 20 years, but recently his donation, including a “cholent” or carrot stew, was turned away because the Bloomberg administration wants to monitor the salt, fat and fiber eaten by the homeless.

  • elambend

    I saw this and had a hard time believing it was true.

  • shotgunner

    Soon there will be no food that is government approved. Tofu has phytoestrogens that may feminize men. Tomatoes and other fruits have natural sugars, we can't have that. Nuts... well people are allergic to those, we can't eat them. They are against eating animals of every kind. What will be left when Bloomberg and his ilk get finished?

    Perhaps Soylent Green will come true after all. Salt free, of course.

  • me

    I am glad that in just a few years, nobody will need to think for themselves any more and am looking forward to laws against public thought and the lobotomy requirements that are soon sure to follow...

  • Mark2

    It is important to keep the chronically homeless as healthy as possible so they suck off the government system for as long as possible.

  • dovh49

    Didn't like this happen in California? A woman would make a bunch of food for the homeless but she couldn't any more because she didn't have a license to dispense food. Could be an urban legend, but I would believe it. Another excuse for the government to take over and spread the myth that the free market can't handle the poor.

  • Mark2

    @dov And like school lunches, if the state decides your turkey on whole wheat homeless donation is not nutritious enough, they will ban it and give the homeless extremely nutritious Chicken nuggets!

  • caseyboy

    Okay to die of hunger, but no way we want you to suffer from hyper-tension. This is the cruelty of soft tyranny. Can we find a state willing to secede so we can move there?

  • dearieme

    Let them not eat cake.

  • bob sykes

    Bloomberg is literally psychotic, as in the medical sense in which he needs to be institutionalized, under psychiatric supervision and medicated.

    But he is not alone. What about Nancy Pelosi and our patently delusional president?

    One is reminded of Nero and Caligula and Hitler and Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot and Al Gore, and on and on. Insane people do rise to supreme power in every kind of government, and they destroy their own people and countries. The collapse of civilization is really easy to understand, and it is inevitable.

  • Chris

    We have elections! Vote these turds out of office. Confront evil and remove its enablers. If the entrenched ruling class doesn't recant and repent, we go to the barricades. No joke, it all started at Concord bridge when a bunch of hicks said, "ENOUGH!" It can happen again. Move to a red state (South or intermountain WEST) and learn to stand on your own two feet again. It's a simple word: ENOUGH!

  • Ted Rado

    The list of laws and regs would be much shorter if we simply stated what you ARE allowed to do without government interferernce rather than what you are not allowed to do. This list is getting awfully short. Pretty soon it will disappear. No laws will be needed at all. Nothing will be allowed.

  • Roy

    @dearieme "Let them not eat cake" brilliant on many levels. Literally spent several minutes laughing at multiple connections.

  • IGotBupkis, Climate Change Denier and Proud Of It.

    >>> and am looking forward to laws against public thought and the lobotomy requirements that are soon sure to follow…

    They've all found marked success with self-trepanning, why should you be excluded?
    :-D

  • IGotBupkis, Climate Change Denier and Proud Of It.

    >>> The list of laws and regs would be much shorter if we simply stated what you ARE allowed to do without government interferernce rather than what you are not allowed to do.

    Be far better still if there was a list of what GOVERNMENT was allowed to do and not allowed to do anything that it wasn't allowed to do.

    Wait, we've got that...

    What happened, there?

    :-D

  • John O.

    While we're at it can we make it a felony for you to own pets. They aren't fed a proper diet and suffer from a whole host of health problems because we neglect them. Oh yeah they have emotions, too; so therefore they must be sentient, which makes owning them slavery (just like the whales in SeaWorld)!

    In all seriousness their convoluted logic is going to lead us this and many more bad outcomes. The sole problem is rooted in their self-delusion that they can't be wrong because all they see is "good" in their intentions. And we all know what is paved with good intentions.

  • markm

    Igotbupkis: If you are referring to the constitution of the USA, the enumerated powers scheme only applied [1] to the federal government. State power always was limited only by specific restrictions.

    [1] My use of the past tense is deliberate...

  • Rick Caird

    Lord Acton told us "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely". What he failed to tell us is that power also turns weak men into blithering idiots, too.

  • DrTorch

    Maybe Bloomburg is trying to drive homeless people out of NYC. They'll follow the free food...

  • Nygbrd

    Government depedency is prison without bars. When the only way to eat a cheeseburger, salty snack or a twinkie is getting a job and buying it yourself, that just might be what it takes to ignite the fire for liberty and self-reliance from the dependent underclasses.

  • John David Galt

    If I were running one of those charities, I would continue passing out food, claim freedom of religion, and dare them to find a jury that would convict me.

  • W. C. Taqiyya

    Seriously, this charity crime phenomena is widespread. First, they went after the hate criminals. Now, it's the free wheeling charity criminals. Next, it will be the toilet clogging mafia, the environmental terrorists who use way too many wipes. And brother, I'm in trouble.