Nurse Bloomberg is a coward as well as a bully. It turns out that his ludicrous new anti-smoking law is going to be enforced selectively. The New York Post is reporting that health inspectors will issue tickets to the owners of bars and restaurants that ‘permit’ smoking, but not to the smokers themselves. This is nonsense, and it puts the proprietors of these businesses in an untenable position. Why should they be solely responsible for enforcing this law? Either smoking is illegal in such places or it is not. The law should be enforced properly, and that means by police, not barmen. Bloomberg has championed a grotesque, intrusive and expensive piece of legislation. He should now be made to enforce it.
And if that makes him a laughing stock, that will be exactly what he deserves.