I am completely embarrassed, and on behalf of the city, I apologize for us putting this douchebag anywhere near a position of power. This is a man who thinks he knows what's best, and will force it on you whether you like it or not.
I don't know what's worse. The fact that he's mayor, or the fact he was elected THREE EFFING TIMES (and destroying term limits in NYC in the process, because he's special.)
If this man ever runs for president (always the rumor...), do not walk, RUN and vote for whoever runs against him. Do not make the mistake the morons in my city have made.
How about a law banning any movie above PG from being shown in public? Certainly we have to apply this same bias, after all, media is media, right? And we can't have kids watching graphic scenes of sex, violence, drug use, and the worst of them all, foul language! And of course by 'in public', I mean anywhere there's a possible screen (tv, movie theater, or maybe even a large wall that someone could potentially set up a projector near), that has any more than one person within 200 yards of it.
In fact, just to be on the safe side, let's ban TVs, movie theaters, video rental stores (if they still exist), electronics stores, shopping malls, and of course... walls.
According to this assemblywoman's logic, this makes PERFECT sense! I say we push for this at a federal, nay, global level, just to be safe.
Step 1: Go to location, stand outside, don't go in.
Step 2: Take out internet connected device.
Step 3: Shop.
Step 4: Go inside store, show dummy the reciept of your purchase, explain that the stpuid $5 charge just cost you $x in sales.
Step 5: Repeat as necessary until idiot realizes this is stupid and/or closes business.
Before any jerkwad brings up the $200 subsidy a carrier puts on a locked phone, let me just remind you ignorant trolls that they make that money back by getting you locked into a 2 year contract where they will rape your wallet.