Friday, 12 March 2010

KNOW WHAT'S COMING NEXT-NEW YORK BANS SALT IN RESTAURANTS!



The nannying tendencies of New York's civic leaders have reached a new level with a proposal to fine restaurants that add salt to food.

Felix Ortiz has proposed a bill that would ban the use of salt in New York restaurants.  Bill A10129 would fine restaurateurs $1000 (£600) each time they were caught adding salt to food.  The New York assemblyman said it would allow diners to choose whether to do it themselves.  The administration of Michael Bloomberg, New York City's mayor, has already outlawed smoking from many public areas, banned unhealthy trans fats from prepared food and ordered many restaurants to list the calories in each item on the menu. He also favours a new tax on sweet fizzy drinks to help cut obesity.

And we're still arguing over the smoking ban!  Believe me down the line this law is coming to the UK.  I don't want to add my own salt.  I want the BASTARD who is cooking it and whom I am paying to 'CREATE' a dish for my pallet.  I hope they never get round to banning FARTING IN LIFTS, that's a particular favourite of mine!

7 comments:

Lorenzo said...

At the rate these idiot politicians are banning things it soon won't be worth being born but I'll suppose that'll be banned too anyhow.

banned said...

"Felix Ortiz, a New York assemblyman who proposed the bill, said it would allow diners to choose whether to (add salt)themselves."

Seems generous of him at first but fuck that, I don't need his permission about how I feed myself. They stole that right from English schoolchildren years ago by removing salt shaker things from school dining rooms (dunno about Scotland).

The Young Oligarch said...

How come two of the essentials of life , sodium chloride and carbon dioxide , have suddenly become "The Deadliest Substances Known To Man (or should that be Persons ?)"

Extra salt on my fish supper tonight !

Dark Lochnagar said...

Lorenzo, 1984 was written about 40 years too early in my estimation. 2024 would be nearer the mark. Politicianns all want control. But we're not going to let it happen.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned, ah but that's only until he gets it banned. Then he will get it banned altogether. My neice doesn't cook with salt and her food is shite.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Oli, But there are some things which just have to be cooked in salt, potatoes for instance. It is not the same to add salt later if they are boiled.

The Young Oligarch said...

"Potatoes"?

That's raw chips , intit ?