Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Felix's Nanny State

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, has introduced a series of bills that would help New York become the premier nanny state in the nation.
Ortiz's pursuit to protect people from themselves recently manifested itself in a FOUR LOKO awareness video, in which he pounded them with abandon until he vomited.
Now Ortiz has introduced a bill that would eliminate expiration dates on gift certificates (AB 1604), a bill that prohibits the advertisement of alcoholic beverages during television broadcasts of sporting events (AB 1607) and a bill that requires automobiles sold in this state with model year 2013 and thereafter to be equipped with a blind spot monitoring device (AB 1605).
I haven't scoured through all of his bills for this session, but I wouldn't be surprised if he has one that mandates flossing or one that prohibits beer from being served in glasses larger 6 oz.
Luckily for the freedom loving citizens of the Empire State, these proposals have never progressed in the past and are likely to go nowhere in the future.
I'm not sure what this says about Ortiz's political philosophy, but I definitely think he wouldn't describe himself as wanting to be "New York's cool dad."

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