Video: And now an important message from Mike Bloomberg about styrofoam

posted at 6:41 pm on February 14, 2013 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Local man bored with job he’s held for 11 years.” How the size and composition of beverage containers became a priority for the mayor of America’s biggest city I still don’t understand, but give this guy credit for consistency. His concerns about your consumption of caffeinated drinks extend not only to how much of it you’re chugging at one time but the sort of cup you’re using. If NYC can muster the will to make another exception for him on term limits, I’m thinking Bloomberg 4.0 might involve the city issuing its very own environmentally friendly mugs. Twelve ounces, fully biodegradable, mandatory use. Class B misdemeanor and grounds for stop-and-frisk if you’re caught drinking from a glass. Class A if it’s hard plastic.

City officials claim banning styrofoam will save New York millions in recycling costs; coincidentally, it’ll cost small business millions to replace it with alternate materials. But never mind that. Watch the clip below and riddle me this: What’s up at the beginning as Bloomy is introduced? (You can see an extended version at 9:55 of the second clip.) Is that one of the Avengers waving the city flag? Why does the mayor need a walk-up song as if he’s Derek Jeter coming to the plate at Yankee Stadium? What the hell’s going on?

Exit question: Could the city maybe use the styrofoam to build the sort of hurricane sea wall that Bloomberg’s been studiously neglecting for more than a decade?



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Just shut yer pie hole~

can_con on February 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM

No Styrofoam in the Big Apple?

Good thing Bloomie wasn’t mayor of Denver back in 2008.

Lots of Styrofoam on display back then…”these are the pillars upon which our foundations are built,” said the empty suit from Illinois/Hawaii/Kansas/Kenya/Indonesia…and the adoring masses burst into spontaneous tears of joy.

Simple wood or card stock pillars just would not have worked…not at all.

And the drapes? Horrrible. Um-hmmm.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Mike Bloomberg, trivial fascist

Capp on February 14, 2013 at 6:48 PM

He’s a mini Michele…

JoeHanson on February 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Ah, the greek columns.

What a jerk!

can_con on February 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Tiny tyrant … delusions of grandeur

Should be involuntarily confined as a threat to the public.

darwin on February 14, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Simple: Dunkin Donuts uses styrofoam. It’s a Boston-based company. This helps the small delis who use those paper cups with greek motifs block Dunkin Donuts inroads into NYC. Very easy: crony capitalism to stop the out-of-state company.

For a better lesson on this, see South Park, Underpants Gnomes.

FiveG on February 14, 2013 at 6:54 PM

MeanWhile…………………………

New York Mayor Bloomberg calls for 20% of city parking spaces to be equipped with batteries for electric vehicles – @MikeBloomberg

19 mins ago from http://www.mikebloomberg.com by editor
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http://www.mikebloomberg.com/index.cfm?objectid=C9B6B291-C29C-7CA2-FF1DDF97556A7CA7&sotc=1

canopfor on February 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Hundreds of mannequins with styrofoam heads should descend on City Hall in protest. Really SMALL mannequins, just to mess with Mayor Short Man’s Complex.

Christien on February 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Mike Bloomburg vs Bill Maher.

Biggest a-hole?

Lonetown on February 14, 2013 at 6:56 PM

how did homeboy mikey B do with the snow shovelin’ last week, Allah? Seems as if he was, well…. found a bit wanting a couple years back, eh?

ted c on February 14, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Why does the mayor need a walk-up song as if he’s Derek Jeter coming to the plate at Yankee Stadium?

does he think he’s an MMA fighter now? Steppin’ into the cage against The Styrofoam Kid?

ted c on February 14, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Can’t wait for him to get to regulating New Yorker’s bowel movements.

Just a matter of time, I’m sure.
Imagine the savings on the sewer system if people could cut their bowel movements by half? Think of the savings in time, water, tissue paper and the environment as a whole. Besides, the time you waste in the bathroom could be better spent spying on your neighbor for the better good.. making sure they aren’t walking around naked in their kitchen snorting salt from 32 oz Styrofoam cups.

He should appoint a committee to look into this. Do a study. He’s obviously solved all the other problems in New York.

JellyToast on February 14, 2013 at 6:58 PM

JellyToast on February 14, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Was a mayor of NYC once who famously said, “If it is yellow, let it mellow. If it is brown, flush it down.”

Points given if that mayor can be identified in 3, 2….

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:03 PM

For some reason, it seems like the foam coming out of the mayor’s mouth is more of a threat than styrofoam is.

Christien on February 14, 2013 at 7:05 PM

He seems like the perfect sucker, er, um Standard Bearer for the movement to ban dihydrogen monoxide. This scourge upon public health is found in every cancerous cell ever studied! We should move immediately to end this urgent threat to our citizens!

trubble on February 14, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Is he going to order pat downs for his subjects to see if they are carrying concealed styrofoam cups.

RickB on February 14, 2013 at 7:09 PM

*facepalm*

NY deserves him.

Midas on February 14, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Christien on February 14, 2013 at 7:05 PM

That isn’t foam.

The short tyrant just walked out of Ty’s, over on Christopher Street.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Big.= Little man.

Bmore on February 14, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Styrofoam is a trademark. The company makes foam insulation panels and some other stuff, but has never made cups or any thing else the the Mayor is talking about.

Pboulay on February 14, 2013 at 7:17 PM

You statist busybody New Yorkers deserve him. I hope the pipsqueak pedant makes you all squeal.

HeckOnWheels on February 14, 2013 at 7:17 PM

We should move immediately to end this urgent threat to our citizens!

trubble on February 14, 2013 at 7:08 PM

.
Rubio already demonstrated to the country how to get rid of some of it.

News2Use on February 14, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Narsissistic little bastard.

1921 C DRUM on February 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I’m thinking Bloomberg 4.0 might involve the city issuing its very own environmentally friendly mugs. Twelve ounces, fully biodegradable, mandatory use.

Oh no. Mandatory purchase by New Yorkers of those reusable, closeable travel mugs. They can be used for more than just coffee.

Exit question: Could the city maybe use the styrofoam to build the sort of hurricane sea wall that Bloomberg’s been studiously neglecting for more than a decade?

At least Nanny Bloomberg has his priorities.

rbj on February 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Pboulay on February 14, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Yep.

Time for Styrofoam to lawyer up.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Let’s follow this Aggressive Progressive dream along it’s future steps (unless the voters decide differently).

Isn’t soda itself a dangerous cause of obesity?

So let’s say the 32 ounce ban doesn’t work. What next banning 16 ounce drinks? Banning 12 ounce drinks? What about 8 ounce sizes?

Shouldn’t soda drinkers have to “cower” like smokers and gun owners?

What if we just made anything but water illegal? And then only allowed 32 ounces of water to be consumed a day. You would stand in line for 2 hours in the morning for your allocation from the city and that would be it for the day. Resale of the water would be a criminal offense of course. Then when you’re dependent on the city for your water, why not have the city/state/federal beast pick out your food for you? I mean really, we’re too freaking stoopid to make those choices right? And why not have the Mayor pick out our clothes (that are environmentally friendly). Better yet, why don’t we all just go to work naked, and never take baths (to save water of course).

And while we’re at it should we all just live in the public provided housing? And furniture, SURELY we are not smart enough to make the right choice about our sofa and chairs? We might be a product from half way around the world (carbon used to bring it to us) instead of our state issued cot and table. And in the Fall could we get the city to all issue us an umbrella for the rainy season? And since we’d all be naked at the offices it surely would be okay to have sex in public right? We’re all animals right Mayor?

PappyD61 on February 14, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Bloomberg needs to think outside of the box. Mix a nature based binder with styrofoam under significant pressure and build boat docks, barriers or other products. Be imaginative. Be green. Recycle like a man.

tom0508 on February 14, 2013 at 7:36 PM

How is Omaha Steaks going to be able to deliver to NYC residents?

OxyCon on February 14, 2013 at 7:40 PM

tom0508 on February 14, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Bloomberg?

Not a chance.

Heard he was a bit short sighted.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Mike Bloomberg

…someone needs to just beat the sh!t out of that man!…literally! (as Joe Biteme would say!)

KOOLAID2 on February 14, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Would it be too much to ask for someone to shove a block of Styrofoam in Fat Mike’s mouth?

GarandFan on February 14, 2013 at 7:43 PM

OxyCon on February 14, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Get a bunch of cowboys from The Village or over on Christopher Street…meet the cattle at the boat, drive them right up Fifth Avenue.

Yuppie Ki Yay!!!

And lots of sequins.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:47 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 14, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Somebody apparently already tried.

Bloomberg used to be taller.

A lot taller.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Tater cups…’cause he’s a tater.

Wyznowski on February 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM

How Napoleonic…

d1carter on February 14, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Fiddling with minutiae don’t make Bloomersberg a violinist.

Sherman1864 on February 14, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Christien on February 14, 2013 at 7:05 PM

.
That isn’t foam.

The short tyrant just walked out of Ty’s, over on Christopher Street.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM

.
Never heard of Ty’s ‘warrior, so you just know I had to look them up.
.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauhg !

Maybe that should get a “rim shot”.

listens2glenn on February 14, 2013 at 8:04 PM

listens2glenn on February 14, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Back in the day, when we got overly pestered by some foreign type who had nothing of value but kept calling anyway…would tell them to meet us at Ty’s.

Never heard much from most of them afterwards.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM

listens2glenn on February 14, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Rim shot?

Not. Even. Going. To. Go. There.

[But uptown, it’ll cost ya about fifty more.]

:-)

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Pocket Hitler strikes again!

What a jackass.

CorporatePiggy on February 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Pretty sure he has a point. Styrofoam production requires thousands of gallons of dihydrogen monoxide…a chemical that has caused more deaths than all the wars of the world combined.

baldeagle390 on February 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Pretty sure he has a point. Styrofoam production requires thousands of gallons of dihydrogen monoxide…a chemical that has caused more deaths than all the wars of the world combined.

baldeagle390 on February 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Fire kills……….ban it.

Water kills………ban it.

Cars kill………..ban them.

People kill………ban them (be patient).

PappyD61 on February 14, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Does Gotham City have a new super hero?

SukieTawdry on February 14, 2013 at 9:20 PM