Thingish Things

NYC Hard on Mike’s Lemonade

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - May• 25•11

Buoyed by its outdoor ban on cigarette smoking, the New York City Department of Health is now seeking to ban Mike’s Hard Lemonade in New York City stores, and pre-mixed alcoholic beverages like it, because they are popular among teenagers.

It’s back assward thinking: How about stopping teenagers from buying Mike’s Hard Lemonade instead? After all, it is illegal to drink alcohol in New York if you are under the age of 21.  But rather than enforce current laws, the City is looking to create new ones — as usual.

Should we also outlaw mixers that make cheap vodka potable? Maybe professional sports should be banned in New York, too, because of underage gambling?

Who do these Health Department types think they are? I mean, really.


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  1. Me says:

    Did you just use “back assward,” “potable,” and “Health Department types” in the same post?

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