Monday, January 20, 2003

According to this report by Drudge, Bloomberg tried to get the Stones arrested for smoking during their concert.

Look, I'm not fond of smoking--I've never had the habit, and I'll admit that when the SMOKING BAN goes into effect in NYC on March 30th I'll have an easier time going out. But I don't like legislating solutions, especially ones that curtail rights...and the idea that my mayor is sending cops to arrest SMOKING ROCK STARS is disturbing. It's the Stones, for chrissake. We're really lucky that they weren't shooting heroin or formeldahyde into their necks during the fucking performance, as they are all over sixty now.

I have lunch today at the United Nations.

(I have always wanted to be able to say that. It is even true!)