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The Nanny pain pill Mayor Bloomberg is hard to swallow, again

Bayou Buzz – by Jeff Crouere

The nagging nanny of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is at it again, engaging in his favorite activity, telling his citizens what they can consume.

 This time, the Mayor is targeting prescription painkillers in the city’s emergency rooms. By mayoral edict, he will reduce the supply of certain pain medication in the emergency rooms owned by the city.

He claims the move is a way to reduce dependence on these drugs and to make sure unused pills do not fall into the wrong hands. According to Bloomberg, “if you get 20 days worth of pills and you only need them 3 days, there’s 17 days sitting there. Invariably some of the kids are going to find them, or you’re going to take them and get you addicted.”

Bloomberg believes his move will reduce crime because fewer people will become hooked on drugs, which leads to “a lot more hold-ups of pharmacies, people getting held up as they walk out of pharmacies….What are they all about? They’re not trying to steal your shaving cream or toothpaste at the point of a gun. They want these drugs.”

Critics are lambasting the move, noting it will hurt the poor who frequent the city’s emergency rooms for primary medical care. In response, Bloomberg claims that while people may “have to suffer a little bit,” it is necessary to combat the problem, “so…we’re going to do it and we’re urging all of the other hospitals to do it.”

It is utterly amazing that Bloomberg is so bored with the responsibilities of his primary job, being Mayor that he has to invent new duties for his office, primarily limiting the rights of his citizens.

The Mayor has an obsession with dictating to his constituents and reducing their consumer options. In other words, he is infringing on their constitutional liberties and should be sued by outraged New Yorkers. From his ban on Big Gulp soft drinks to his attack on vending machines to his limits on baby formula in New York hospitals, Bloomberg is engaged in an ongoing attack on the U.S. Constitution.

His foremost interest is to intervene in health, diet and medical decisions which should be none of his concern.

His citizens are not helped by this latest attack on their rights. A patient and his doctor are the best ones to decide whether pain medication is appropriate. If there are unused prescription pain pills, it is the responsibility of parents to make sure children do not have access to them.

Even after this decision, there will still be break-ins at pharmacies. This will not reduce criminal behavior; in fact, it may produce more crime and accidents as suffering New Yorkers will be denied adequate pain medication and may not only suffer, but also lose their sensibilities.

Bloomberg is not a doctor or nutritionist, so he has no experience or expertise on these issues. In contrast, he is a big liberal who is hell bent on dictating to his citizens what they can and cannot do.

He is the epitome of the idealistic politician who pursues “feel good” legislation that supposedly addresses a problem, but, in the end, accomplishes nothing.


Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site atwww.ringsidepolitics.com. E-mail him at jeff@ringsidepolitics.com.

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7 Responses to The Nanny pain pill Mayor Bloomberg is hard to swallow, again

  1. Jolly Roger says:

    My guess is that he’s doing this because he figured out how much money the hospitals can save by letting people suffer.

    What’s he wearing anyway? (in the photo) Is the mayor a drag-queen now? It wouldn’t surprise me.

  2. DreAmeoba says:

    I’d like to see him denied pain meds the next time he suffers.(I have reason to suspect that he would probably be a total, whiney, pussy about it.)
    btw what IS he wearing? a sport coat & scarf?

  3. Henry Shivley says:

    We have been experiencing a troll attack directed against From the Trenches. Apparently, there have been a few trolls who have been laying low and acting like they are a part of the movement.
    The attacks have been directed not at me, but at our site, starting with ChewyBees saying we were acting in coalition with the mainstream media in putting up an article about the flag being stomped on.
    And then there was oldranger68 who wrote a comment so profane in his description of homosexual acts that I took it down immediately. Again, it was suggested that From the Trenches was a controlled site. For any of you regulars who would like to see this trashy comment I will email it to you and you can judge for yourself.
    Then this morning we have Erin who asks the question, “Is From the Trenches censoring our posts?” Why would we post something and then censor it?
    This could be just a straight up government attack because we have been instrumental in attacking this gun confiscation bullshit for what it is. Or it could be a John Stadmiller/Alex Jones attack as Alex Jones has been saying all week that anyone who says anything negative about him is working with the new world order. Of course he does not identify those in the new world order as for some reason he can’t say the word, “Z-Z-Zionist”.
    Look for these treasonous trolling parasites to be slandering our site on other patriot sites and let them know that we know exactly who and what they are and that From the Trenches is not going to be stopped.
    We have seen our enemies try every trick in the book to shut us down but if they think a couple of no talent pukes can harm us in slander, they do not understand what this site is and the nature of our resolve.
    Make no mistake; our enemies hate us because we refuse to buy into any kind of divide. In reality this post isn’t even necessary but I felt compelled to vent. LOL

    • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

      Thanks for the heads up, Henry. Go ahead and e-mail it to me.
      I was wondering about one other that I haven’t seen post for some time now – japoa.

  4. Large Scale Aggressor says:

    As if living in NYC isn’t miserable enough they need this clown making it more miserable.

    Ever notice that all these billionaires seem to think that since they’re so rich they know what’s best for everyone?

  5. morris adams says:

    how can this fckin clown be stopped? other than the obvious way. can someone/anyone actually sue him? how would/could that work? this stuff looks like an onion story! it’s that bizarre!!

  6. mel says:

    this guy has got to be gay.

    no offense to gay people.

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