June 18, 2013

"We don’t cook at home, but, yes, we have separate trash for composting stuff."

Says Mayor Bloomberg, who's proposing food-waste composting for NYC, quoted in a NY Post article titled "It’s a heap of trouble: Vermin fear over Mike's compost bid."

We don’t cook at home... that's rich.

22 comments:

Nichevo said...

no, little mikey is the one who's rich. Why doesnt he do something worthwhile like adopt all the stray dogs and give them a dog farm?

virgil xenophon said...

Bloomie is yet another lefty convinced he has the "Vision of the Anointed" however much divorced from reality he is and determined to improve the lives of the hoi polli by "marching them to virtue at bayonet-point" if need be.

Marshal said...

The likely future mayor's commented something along the lines of 'This is great, we're going to set the trend for cities across America'. That's what you should understand about our petty officials, this is all about making a name for themselves among activists. Sometimes it's this sort of environmentalism, and sometimes it's through nanny-state public health initiatives (if you're Bloomberg you take both paths). They're doing to for themselves.

Normally I root for governments enacting stupid shit to get their way as a lesson to the rest of us. Unfortunately if the left screws up New York the financial industry isn't moving to Boston, it's moving out of the country.

Pogo said...
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Pogo said...

More Agenda 21 control efforts, new ones every day.

Get used to it. The State owns you and wants you dead. You take up too much room, generate too much waste, and have too much personal space.

Those "hive" apartments you've posted about are another example.

Yeah, yeah, tinfoil stuff.
But it keeps happening.

Ever wonder what all the gummint ammo is for?
Enemies, foreign and domestic.

Simon said...

Other municipalities have done this. What has been their experience?

John Lynch said...

It used to be that keeping rotting food lying around was the crime.

Roger J. said...

I hate to say this, but even Weiner might be a better mayor than Bloomberg.

bpm4532 said...

So, I guess Mayor Mike's crime is over-ordering. Why save anything for later when you can just re-order because you're stinking rich?

bpm4532 said...

Pretty soon this will lead to a ban on all people cooking at home unless they've got a license and have gone through a city-approved training course.

Brennan said...

I'm not sorry. The city of New York is going to have to pay for my trash that is compostable. If they want it the going rate is whatever is 10% higher than the current value return I receive from it.

Brennan said...

Restaurants already sell most of their compostable material to food service companies for hog farms. They already sell used cooking oil too.

This is Mayor Bloomberg shoving his face into markets that are ALREADY developing into self sustaining practices. Get the hell out of the way Bloomberg.

dbp said...

"We don't cook at home", I mean, cooking takes place there but since I don't do any of it, "we" is not a word I can use.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Mayor Bloomberg is more than welcome to come visit my place and help me fork over the compost bins.

My wife will make us lunch.

JohnGalt said...

Pun of the wee, Ann.

Congrats!!

edutcher said...

Bloomie needs a couple of weeks at Harmony Church.

Methadras said...

Composting. Shit White People Like.

elkh1 said...

vermin fear? See what they have done to the San Franciscans: cockroach infested kitchens, vermin trash drilling alleys, olfactory challenge homes with compost and low-flush toilets. (Don't worry too much though, only visitors from out of town can detect the distinct smells.)

What do sane San Franciscans do? They throw away their trash, flush their toilets at least twice after each use, spray their homes with pesticides killing themselves, little insects, little animals, contaminating the air and water (presumably), spent over a hundred millions to unclogged the clogged up not quite flushed thru sewage lines.

elkh1 said...

Roger J. said...
I hate to say this, but even Weiner might be a better mayor than Bloomberg.

Better has to be better than good. If there is no "good", there is no "better".

How about "less bad", "less demented"?

What NYC needs is one Standing Man to stand up against Nanny B's absurdity.

Simon said...

Methadras said...
"Composting. Shit White People Like."

I compost. *shrug* It's a straightforward way to get good quality soil for the vegetable garden.

If there were a service that picked up compostable materials—you'd be surprised what can be composted—I would probably divert stuff to it that I don't need or can't be bothered with. If the city provided such a service as a market participant, I wouldn't have a problem with that, either, insofar as there are efficiencies to doing it on a large scale, although I would like to see a strategic plan to ultimately privatize it.

Nomennovum said...
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Nomennovum said...

I'm pretty sure any municipal dump qualifies as a compost pile. What's the big deal?