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NY Looks to Regulate Use of Bowling Shoes
USBC News ^ | 2013,05,23 | USBC News Wire

Posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:32 AM PDT by swampthang77

NYC Mayor Bloomberg is famous for heavily regulating daily life in New York City, from banning trans fat, to regulating soft drink sizes.

Now two members of the NY legislature are doubling down on the type of regulation that has made Bloomberg famous in New York City....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; nanny; patrickgallivan; robinschimminger
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Doubling down on leftist power grabs is what is should say!
1 posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:32 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: swampthang77

I can’t wait for the comments on this. Basically, it will be derisively dismissive.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 6:33:56 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: swampthang77

In a world populated by sentient beings, Bloomberg would be a gift from heaven to conservatives.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 6:35:17 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: swampthang77

When government owns industry it is called socialism. When government micromanages business through regulations it is a called fascism.

This country crossed the line into fascism decades ago, but it wasn’t until the last decade or so that it became so obvious that I was awakened from my denial. You couldn’t see that line behind us now even with a high powered telescope.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 6:35:25 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: swampthang77

Leftist loving leeches just love these tyrants to tell them what to do, when to do it, and how to do it - so long as they don’t have to pull their own weight and pay their real fair share.

Leave them to their own devices, the tyrants and leeches, and they’ll soon be telling them what toilet paper to buy, how much they can use, and from which side to wipe, front-to-back or back-to-front.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 6:38:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: swampthang77
From the article: “....a bill which would require bowling alley owners to post signage prohibiting patrons from wearing shoes outside of their bowling alleys, ....”

This is hugh and series, don’cha know??!!!

Next the two blooming idijts and Mayor Bloomie will say you can't wear work shoes outside of work, tennis shoes off the court, cowboy shoes (boots) not wearing cowboy outfits and rodeo ropes, or something......

6 posted on 05/24/2013 6:39:25 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: swampthang77

Could you get through TSA screening at the airport in bowling shoes?


7 posted on 05/24/2013 6:42:10 AM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: swampthang77
NYC has song been a ‘sanctuary city’, giving aid and comfort to illegals as they become an ever increasing part of the population.

Point being that this is the only way Bloomie and the left can hope to get away with this Marxist fascism. No resistance from the illegals, they're just happy to be here.

Maybe this is the real purpose of pushing amnesty.

8 posted on 05/24/2013 6:42:20 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Can’t say Tort reform, of course.

Who’s going to donate money to keep them in their ‘jobs’?


9 posted on 05/24/2013 6:42:46 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: swampthang77
From the article:

"Bowling shoes are traditionally designed to be slick, and are also typically designed to be unfashionable to discourage their use for anything other than the sport they were made for. It is not clear why patrons ha"ve been leaving establishments in their bowling shoes.

What an amusing comentary on human nature. Try as they might to make bowling shoes ugly, some people find them attractive, perhaps for that very reason.

10 posted on 05/24/2013 6:48:02 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: swampthang77

I went outside the bowling alley to have a smoke. I was wearing my bowling shoes and carrying my 64 oz coke. I had such a large drink because I had put too much salt on my fries.

I think this amounts to a capital offense in NY state


11 posted on 05/24/2013 6:49:37 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

That’s three strikes and your out’a here.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 6:51:21 AM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: swampthang77

Henceforth, all day-glo shades used in the manufacturing of bowling shoes must be preapproved by state committee, and all organized crime payments slipped into bowling shoes at the rental counter MUST be wrapped in state-approved rubber bands ONLY.


13 posted on 05/24/2013 6:52:10 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: muir_redwoods

Haha, that’s truly lol. Except for those who actually live in NY. Wow, that must suck...


14 posted on 05/24/2013 6:52:23 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: Sir Napsalot
Either 1) They are trying to regulate use of my own bowling shoes, which has nothing to do with the bowling alleys or 2) they are trying to keep people from suing the bowling alleys because they steal the alley's rental shoes and then fall down outside while wearing the stolen shoes, which should be handled by tort reform and even the option of corporal punishment by the bailiff. Either way, it is not the government's business other than enforcing the law on grand theft bowling shoe.
15 posted on 05/24/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: muir_redwoods
I went outside the bowling alley to have a smoke. I was wearing my bowling shoes and carrying my 64 oz coke. I had such a large drink because I had put too much salt on my fries.

I think this amounts to a capital offense in NY state

I hope you used plenty of transfats for the fries so there is at least the chance for a grease fire when they strap you into old sparky.

16 posted on 05/24/2013 6:54:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Da Coyote
“In a world populated by sentient beings, Bloomberg would be a gift from heaven to conservatives.”

We need a truly gifted conservative leader to emerge who has a gift of brilliant oratory skills.
That person would use the Bloomies of the world as examples to wake people up.
Reagan did that at times. I thought Palin could.

17 posted on 05/24/2013 6:55:26 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: swampthang77


18 posted on 05/24/2013 6:56:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Quick Shot

3 in a row and it’s a “Bloomberg”.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 6:56:53 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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20 posted on 05/24/2013 6:57:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: swampthang77

The law is supposed to protect bowling alley owners from lawsuits. Apparently, bowling shoes are slippery and purposely made to look unattractive so people don’t wear them anywhere other than in bowling alleys, but apparently some people do and when they slip on bowling alley property, they sue.

Someone suggested tort reform — a better idea IMO.


21 posted on 05/24/2013 6:57:56 AM PDT by goldi
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To: swampthang77

Obviously the NY Legislature has nothing better to do with their time and our money.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 7:06:22 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: cuban leaf

“When government owns industry it is called socialism. When government micromanages business through regulations it is a called fascism.”

Are you the only other person who understands this simple fact?

Actually, I would say “communism” specifically, because socialism covers it all.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 7:10:53 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Que Dragnet music.


24 posted on 05/24/2013 7:11:51 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: PUGACHEV

That comment about bowling shoes is nonsense. These days, MOST OTS personal bowling shoes are very nice, no worse than any other sneaker or boater and certainly better than the day-glo barf splurge that is most sneakers these days.

The RENTAL shoes still tend to be ugly and parti-colored, but not shoes you buy for yourself.


25 posted on 05/24/2013 7:15:30 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Quick Shot

Hey QS! In bowling, three strikes is a good thing. Don’t we all strive for a twelve strike, 300 game. We’re talking bowling here, not baseball.


26 posted on 05/24/2013 7:18:31 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: TurboZamboni
3 in a row and it’s a “Bloomberg”.

When I have three in a row for a Bloomberg, I usually look for some Imodium in the medicine cabinet.

27 posted on 05/24/2013 7:21:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: goldi
...purposely made to look unattractive ...

And I always that it was to minimize the theft.

I read a version of the story last night, and while they buried the intent of the measure (litigation protection from idiotic "misuse of bowling shoes"), they at least mentioned it.

28 posted on 05/24/2013 7:24:50 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: muir_redwoods
I went outside the bowling alley to have a smoke. I was wearing my bowling shoes and carrying my 64 oz coke. I had such a large drink because I had put too much salt on my fries.

Bloomberg is going to order a drone strike against you!

29 posted on 05/24/2013 7:28:05 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Gaffer

(wiping)”front-to-back or back-to-front”.
-—I just hope whatever toilet paper controversies await us in the future don’t include whether the roll should be put in with the paper coming down in front or coming down the back.
But it might get to that point,given Bloomberg and his unstoppable arrogance.


30 posted on 05/24/2013 7:31:28 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Sir Napsalot

A person should not wear bowling shoes ANYWHERE other than on the actual lanes. Otherwise, the shoes could pick up foreign matter which could damage the surface of the lanes.


31 posted on 05/24/2013 7:34:06 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: supremedoctrine

Well, to be sure, it all depends on whether you have purchase a roll of TP with Obama’s picture on it. Then it would, most assuredly, matter whether the roll was mounted correctly :>)


32 posted on 05/24/2013 7:36:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Alex Murphy

“Henceforth, all day-glo shades used in the manufacturing of bowling shoes must be preapproved by state committee, and all organized crime payments slipped into bowling shoes at the rental counter MUST be wrapped in state-approved rubber bands ONLY.”

I suspect Bloomie will require all bowling shoes to have those squeaky light up blinker thingies that make a god-awful sqwauk with every step.


33 posted on 05/24/2013 7:45:00 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: swampthang77

Let me guess. New York hipsters have decided to start wearing bowling shoes, so the legislators are terrified that people will confuse them with New Jersey hipsters.


34 posted on 05/24/2013 8:02:32 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Before Obama was elected in 2008, I told people he was like hitler and would point out the similarities to his and hitler’s rise. Then I watched how his supporters acted and how he governed and one day it hit me like a brick: He is more like Mussolini, but his followers are more like the followers of Hitler.

It’s a bad combination.


35 posted on 05/24/2013 8:04:32 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: swampthang77

Is this satire?


36 posted on 05/24/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: muir_redwoods

I went outside the bowling alley to have a smoke. I was wearing my bowling shoes and carrying my 64 oz coke. I had such a large drink because I had put too much salt on my fries.


I did that once. I was also munching on deep fried spotted owl I had bagged just that morning with the pistol I keep in my glove box.

FWIW, spotted owl tastes a lot like Bald Eagle...


37 posted on 05/24/2013 8:08:09 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: swampthang77

Since bowling alleys have special expensive wood, going outside wearing bowling shoes can pick up small pieces of dirt or grit that can scratch the wood. How long does it take to take them off and put on regular shoes? Most alleys already have signs not to walk outside wearing bowling shoes.


38 posted on 05/24/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: cuban leaf

Uhbama does tend to hold his chin up in the air very arrogantly.


39 posted on 05/24/2013 8:16:51 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: swampthang77

These legislators are entering a world of pain...a world of pain.


40 posted on 05/24/2013 8:17:49 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: SkyDancer

Agreed, but most people know that and if they did go elsewhere, would buff up their shoes prior to hitting the alleys again. Not perfect, but no one wants to have their skid ruined by pebbles on the shoe.


41 posted on 05/24/2013 8:19:31 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: cuban leaf

But were you wearing your seatbelt?

That’s the clincher.


42 posted on 05/24/2013 8:20:33 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: cuban leaf

When government owns industry it is called socialism. When government micromanages business through regulations it is a called fascism.


Repeat LOUD and OFTEN...................


43 posted on 05/24/2013 8:22:51 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: Sir Napsalot

Keep people from going outside to smoke.


44 posted on 05/24/2013 8:22:59 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: swampthang77

Smoking is now prohibited IN bowling alleys, by law. Bowlers have been stepping outside for a smoke in their bowling shoes in inclement weather. The shoes get wet, they try to walk on tile floors, slip, and sue the bowling alley. This legislation is being pushed as a small business protection, to keep bowling alleys from being sued.


45 posted on 05/24/2013 8:25:35 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Seems to be a case of overstepping boundaries to “protect” the owners. No sign will protect an owner from a lawsuit. Hell, when I lived in snow country, the city mandated that you shovel your walks in front of your house. Sounds good until you find out that an un-shoveled walk is an act of God, thereby beyond human responsibility, and a shoveled walk is a lawsuit in-waiting. Once you modify nature, you are responsible for any damages - even if you did the modification under penalty of law.


46 posted on 05/24/2013 8:44:37 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: goldi

[[The law is supposed to protect bowling alley owners from lawsuits.]]

And a simpel clearly posted sign stating that when someone STEALS the shoes, they are respopnsbilble for their own actions won’t work? Or a signed piece of paper statign hte peopel are responsible for htuier own actions outside the alley? We need a law for this?


47 posted on 05/24/2013 9:08:15 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: swampthang77
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience".

C.S. Lewis

48 posted on 05/24/2013 9:12:49 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: cuban leaf
When government owns industry it is called socialism. When government micromanages business through regulations it is a called fascism.

This country crossed the line into fascism decades ago, but it wasn’t until the last decade or so that it became so obvious that I was awakened from my denial. You couldn’t see that line behind us now even with a high powered telescope.


Applause !
49 posted on 05/24/2013 9:24:33 AM PDT by khelus
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To: swampthang77

Now Bowling shoes = Gang Colors?


50 posted on 05/24/2013 9:33:37 AM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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