Political Helicopter Chatter
Here we go again – Talk about Helicopter bans
Senator Menendez and a handful of other talking heads set up a conference at Pier A Park again today – to talk about the banning of tourist helicopters in the name of “public safety” and “quality of life.”
Memo: You’re complaining about noise in the one of the most densely-populated areas of the country! Isn’t that enough to make you think twice before creating a spectacle like this?
My guess is that none of these people really give a crap about the “issues” they talk about. They just want attention. And for any “activist” that truly believes these are issues, they need to go out and get laid a bit more.
Politicians chat about helicopters in New Jersey
This afternoon, politicians set up a media spectacle down at Pier A Park in Hoboken to draw attention to the helicopters that fly all around the city.
Doesn’t Hoboken have more pressing issues than helicopters?
Congressman Albio Sires along with other officials, love to make themselves feel useful each time there is some kind of accident, like the recent Hudson river crash that hurt no one. The last crash that killed anyone was back in 2009.
A pretty damn good track record considering there are tens of thousands of flights each month.
The only real problem with the helicopters is the noise. But how can you single helicopters out in a noisy urban environment? What about planes? Trucks? Dogs? Motorcycles? Car stereos?
All this chatter about “safety?” You’re 1000x more likely to get hit by a vehicle in Hoboken than a helicopter flying over. Yeah, “things falling from the sky” sure sounds scary, and is exactly why the politicos love talking about it and holding these press conferences.