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To your health! De Blasio cracks down on sodium, but public urination not a big deal anymore (Open thread)

By Doug Powers  •  May 29, 2016 09:23 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Another Sunday has rolled around, and with it another open thread for whatever’s on your mind. A few starters…

With everything else in NYC humming along like a well-oiled machine, Mayor Bill de Blasio cheered a court’s decision that will assist him in doing battle against public enemy #1: Salt!

New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court’s go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it’s not the final word on whether the regulation will stand.

The novel rule took effect in December, and some eateries already have added the requisite salt-shaker-like icons to menu items that contain more salt than doctors recommend ingesting in an entire day.
But penalties have been in limbo as the National Restaurant Association fights the measure in court. That clash is ongoing, but an appeals court Thursday lifted a temporary hold on issuing the fines while the case plays out. Fines can be up to $600.

The city will start enforcing the rule June 6.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio applauded the appeals court’s decision on what he called “a common-sense regulation that will help New Yorkers make better decisions and lead healthier lives.”

The progressives in NYC gov’t sure do have their priorities:


Restaurant owners caught peeing in public without posting the sodium content of their urine will receive the death penalty.


Here’s a story made me stand up and applaud.


Hopefully this ends up being a very public indictment of the terrible disaster that are progressive “sanctuary city” utopias:

Relatives of the woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier last year filed a lawsuit Friday saying the illegal immigrant accused in the killing should have been in custody if not for a series of mistakes by city and federal workers.

The killing of Kate Steinle in July 2015 and the arrest of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez put San Francisco’s leaders on the defensive as critics and outside politicians called for a change in the city’s sanctuary law. Despite national outrage, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld those protections for people in the country illegally.

The sheriff at the time of the killing, Ross Mirkarimi, is named in the lawsuit, along with ICE and the Bureau of Land Management. Mirkarimi previously defended the release of the suspect, a repeat drug offender and habitual border-crosser.

The man who admitted to shooting Steinle (he claims it was an accident) had been deported several times but was welcomed with open arms in then-Sheriff Mirkarimi’s sanctuary city. These court proceedings should be broadcast on national television.


Donald Trump is speaking at Rolling Thunder in DC this afternoon. Hillary is expected to counter by claiming to having been a founding member of Hell’s Angels.


Bob Dole will be at the GOP convention to sign copies of his new book, “Crafting the Perfect Understatement”:

Hillary has enough “baggage” to logjam every luggage carousel at O’Hare.


The answer to this question turned out to be “no,” not that anybody was surprised:



Lastly, Bernie Sanders supporters are angry at a reduction in the number of polling places in Puerto Rico. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Puerto Rico is pretty much bankrupt. Unfortunately Team Sanders fails to at least recognize the irony.

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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