And Then, As If on Cue

I write a post ragging on Jerry Brown and California’s government, and New York City goes from idiotic to surreal.

Via Hot Air:

New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.


One bill would require registration, as well as a permission slip proving that the character involved has been licensed, for anyone appearing as a costumed character. The other bill would go farther to ban costumed characters outright.

Apparently, parenting skills in New York are so bad that mothers no longer warn their kids not to approach the man in the greasy Elmo outfit who smells like old cheese.

Mary Katharine Ham notes that Peter Vallone is the same tool behind the trans-fat ban. Thank God he’s not here in California, because a weenie like this would totally mess up Comic-Con.



  1. JSF

    This ain’t the NYC I grew up with.

    Things were falling apart ’till Koch, then Guliani got there — and they felt no need to overregulate those trying to survive in the Big Apple.

    I’d rather suffer in LA with incompetence and beautiful weather (and California Girls) then the nannys of New York City.

    • Chandler's Ghost

      I’ve been to New York once, seventeen years ago, and I loved the chaos and energy. It’s a bummer that it’s become a god-awful nanny kingdom. You’re right, L.A is incompetent, but it mostly isn’t authoritarian.