No Fun City: NYC Eyes Happy Hour Ban: “It goes to show you the spirit with which they operate. Everyone is a child”

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 at 9:34 am

Welcome to Michael Bloomberg’s dreamstate, which is a nightmare for anyone looking to let loose and have a little fun.

Happy hour in the city could end if Department of Health policy party-poopers go ahead with a proposal to outlaw beer and booze specials at bars and restaurants, sources told The Post.

“It’s absolutely been discussed,” confirmed a department source. “It goes to show you the spirit with which they operate. Everyone is a child.”

High-level conversations have gone beyond merely “throwing pencils on the ceiling and seeing what sticks,” another Health source revealed.

Sources said the happy-hour ban is being pushed by the agency’s marathon-running boss, Commissioner Thomas Farley, and is serious enough for one source to say the alcohol lobby had better find itself a good lawyer.

Agency spokesman Sam Miller denied existing “plans to pursue any policy around discount-alcohol sale.”

But sources said the anti-booze sentiment at the agency has reached a fever pitch, with officials recently asking state officials about the “legality of liquor in ice cream,” referring to potent products infused with bourbon, rum and tequila.

Heck, why not just ban alcohol entirely since some folks can’t handle their booze?

5 Responses to “No Fun City: NYC Eyes Happy Hour Ban: “It goes to show you the spirit with which they operate. Everyone is a child””

  1. Pascal on 29/29/12 at 12:04 pm

    “Welcome to Michael Bloomberg’s dreamstate” …
    “Heck, why not just ban alcohol entirely”

    Then casually recall his unexplained vehemence for the Ground Zero Mosque.

    Hey? Did Bloomberg secretly convert to Islam?

  2. dan tana on 29/29/12 at 3:40 pm

    As socialistic as Europe is, it feels a hell of alot freer than the States.

    Uptight, groupthink, over litigated, stick up the arse Amerika feels more and more like a police state on so many levels.

  3. NJRob on 29/29/12 at 4:01 pm

    Bloomberg sucks, but I’m not sure he’s favoring this plan. I read the article and it doesn’t appear to show him favoring it. Just food for thought.

    That said, Bloomberg is a nanny stater and should go. Too bad there isn’t another Rudy to replace him.

  4. Betina on 29/29/12 at 5:06 pm

    When the smoking ban was put into effect and no one said anything that was the first clue. Every year this self important midget remains in office, more and more freedoms are being grabbed. How about you tough Noo Yawkuhs, huh? Turns out all it took was a little wussy mayor to show the rest of the country what a bunch of weenies you really are. You should have told him to blow off and stop blowing smoke up your collective arses. No smoking, no trans fat, no this, no that. Bloomie is a little fascist who is bored with simply being mayor. He wants a big role in the UN next. Just imagine that.