Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Sillier

I have to admit, I must doff my cap to New York State. In moments of crisis, when states such as my beloved New Jersey or the Thugocracy of Illinois or even dysfunctional California seemed poised to assume the mantel of Most Inept State, New York has responded brilliantly and persuasively that she deserves to hold the crown. From Gov. Spitzer to the amusing farce of the Marie Antoinette Kennedy Senator Tour to Gov. Patterson New York has not once failed to entertain, and following on the heels of their very successful Legislative shutdown of last summer we now have this

MYFOXNY.COM – Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.

Yes, you read that right. No salt in cooking. Let’s peruse this bill which seems to have emanated from the very lips of Solomon:

“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,” the bill, A. 10129 , states in part.

As they say, we’re in the very best of hands.

You know, I think cooking should be banned; we should eat everything raw. It would be so much better for the environment that way

13 Responses to “Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Sillier”

  1. Skyler says:

    And the funny thing is that there is nothing unhealthy about salt. It is a myth that salt is unhealthy and there has never been any real proof that it is bad for you. Yet the myth lives on at the highest levels of medicine.

  2. JeffS says:

    This goes beyond silly into the idiotic.

  3. Syd says:

    If you want to understand the challenge these restaurants will be faced with if salt is banned, just think of the last time you had a hospital meal. There isn’t a fine wine in the world that matches well with cardboard.

  4. Gary from Jersey says:

    Did you know that pure sodium explodes in water? It’s almost as dangerous as the morons who write bills like this.

  5. Schmoboken says:

    My doctor actually told me to eat more salt (low blood pressure)…

  6. ricki says:

    I hope all the chefs of New York show up to protest this bill. And anyone who benefits from the tourism in New York. And all the waiters. And people who value the freedom to make their own decisions.

    Maybe, if they make the Legislature see all the TAX DOLLARS that will be lost, because the tourist and eating-out industries collapse, they’ll rethink.

    (Good Lord, makes you wonder what’s coming next…)

  7. Robin from Central AZ says:

    I’m sure all the pastry chefs will be livid. It’s my understanding that the salt added to bread and pastry is important for the purpose of achieving the proper texture.

    I can just picture black market “salt shops” set up next door to restaurants and bakeries. Items get wheeled out the back door, are salted in secret and then returned for preparation and serving. And later food inspectors will be bribed to look the other way during seasoning….

  8. Gunslinger says:

    “I can just picture black market “salt shops” set up next door to restaurants and bakeries.”

    Add to that all of the organized crime syndicates setting up interstate salt smuggling rings.

  9. JeffS says:

    Or people sneaking down to the shoreline when they slip into salt withdrawal.

  10. Greg Newsom says:

    What’s sad is that it will probably pass.
    California has got to be the most dysfuctional state,because
    of the wealth and resources it has flushed down the toilet.
    It’s like an heir to fortune that blows it all on hookers and cocaine.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Felix Ortiz’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley sodium chloride emporiums, blacks would sit at lunch counters and be served unseasoned food, rogue dietary police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight “shaker” raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about “liking fries with that”, food writers and chefs would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of fast food restaurants would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the drive-through is often the only provider of the epicurean delights that are the heart of our democracy.

  12. nightfly says:

    Not only should every chef in New York show up to protest this, they should all cuss like Gordon Ramsay at the rally.

  13. Michael Lonie says:

    The jerks running this country into the ground, like Nurse Bloomberg, “NGOs” of various odors, and His Majesty King Barack’s appointees, are too busy making mischief. Normal people can’t keep up with their mischief making to try reversing or countering it. It’s like they are hyperactive four-year-olds on a sugar high and the rest of us the adults run into the ground by them. Such people must be removed from offices and other positions of authority or influence and set to doing something useful instead, for example washing dishes or perhaps herding geese. With any luck the geese will attack them.

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