Thursday, March 11, 2010

Not Worth His Salt

Salt, a deadly and still uncontrolled substance....

In the glory days of Rome, many soldiers were paid with salt. Real salt. It was known then that salt was so important in our diet that it was used as currency.

Thus arose the old saying of a man being "worth his salt".

Now we have a New york politician, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz , D-Brooklyn, introducing a bill to ban salt use in restaurants.

In part, the bill states:

No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises...

Look it up if you like, it's bill A. 10129.

There would be a fine of $1,000 for each violation.

"Could I have some salt on my french fires?"

"Of course... that'll be an extra $1,000."

Insane. We would all die without salt.

We Could all die from too much salt also. Or too much water. Or too much anything.

We would die from too much water? BAN WATER!

Now, I know New Yorkers are usually to busy being New Yorkers to pay attention, or trying to get their turn in the Cash Cab, but banning salt - a vital and critical part of diet - should wake up a few of them, at least enough to toss Felix right out of office.

No city, even Brooklyn, should have a man as ignorant as Felix Ortiz making any sort of decisions for them.

This is just another of those progressive "baby" steps to eventually control everything, including what we all eat. After all, progressives like Hillary and Nancy truly believe that we citizens are just too stupid to know what's really good for us.

But they know... They know. Ask them. Ask Felix.


Ted Amadeus said...

The lengths to which the political class will go to stick their nose into your business and their hand in your pocket know no bounds apparently.

craftycorner said...

I can see it now:

Pirated DVD's, salt shakers full of the white stuff on the darkened corner. Crack Cocaine....

The fake cabbage full of the white stuff for cooking? The hollow statue?

"Shhh, hide this in the dented pepper shaker, just be careful how you shake it, and how it's wiped down for when the inspector comes..."