Monday, August 13, 2012

I Ban You Mayor Bloomberg

I recently heard about what strict laws New York City has. I'm a woman who enjoys shooting, but can't have a gun there. What? So the constitution only applies in the rest of the country? I spoke with a friend of mine last night and asked if it were true that he could only drink baby cokes. Ha, ha. He says that law didn't pass and he can, indeed, drink any size coke he wants. Not that those aren't major offenses, because they are, but now Mayor Bloomberg has started a program called 'Latch On NYC' where hospitals are encouraged to lock up baby formula. Now I'm all for informing women about how good breastfeeding is, I did it with my own child. What has happened to choice? Shouldn't these women be left to decide how they want to feed and care for their own babies? They say the women get final say and will be allowed to 'sign out' formula if they want it.(Similar to medicine) This is one step closer to regulation we don't need. What's next? The banning of erotica or erotic romance? How about children's books? Is anything safe in in that town? Once you give away one right, more always follow...

9 comments:

Savanna Kougar said...

Kissa, you are so right! If we all don't stand against this fast erosion of our rights... yeah, they'll ban romance and erotic romance. It's in the cards. I can see it with my intuition, and even wrote a futuristic novella years ago, set in 2016, where romances had been banned.

Kissa Starling said...

What is the name of your novella, Savanna? It irks me that politicians think they don't have to abide by the documents created by our founding fathers. We should write a book about them and how they would react to how the world's changing.

Thanks for the comment!

Savanna Kougar said...

Hey, Kissa, yeah, I agree about politicians and their overall complete disregard for the founding fathers. It's mind-blowing these days.

I never pubbed that particular novella. It was part of a contest around 2006. I've never had time to rewrite it. It was titled: Queen, and My Captive.

Kissa Starling said...

You should so finish it. I love to revive old manuscripts. Let me know when you publish it. I am really into paranormal right now.

William Kendall said...

Politicians of many stripes are an annoying, cowardly lot... and by extension, good fodder for writing.

Depending on the genre, of course.

Savanna Kougar said...

'Most' politicians are and should be good fodder for writers, especially in these ultra corrupt times.

William Kendall said...

I didn't name him, but a Canadian PM in my book is pretty much the schoolyard thug currently occupying the office here... and I have a scene where he makes an ass of himself during a press conference being broadcast live.

Savanna Kougar said...

The power! of fiction books. Oh, yeah...

Kissa Starling said...

William, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who uses a dash of real life to spice up the fiction. Thanks for the comments!