Many years ago, I remember quite the D-lister movie hitting multiplexes everywhere, a real dud titled “Surf Nazis Must Die”.
Not only did I not know what a Surf Nazi was, I was also not quite sure who had the authority to put them all to death.
Here we are 33-years later, who knew this monumental belly-flop of a movie would end-up being prophetic?
As the Memorial Day long weekend is nearly upon us, New York City mayor and aspiring Oberst-Gruppenführer Bill de Blasio (born: ‘Warren Wilhelm Jr.’) has laid down the law to both New Yorkers and out-of-state visitors that if you hit the waves, the aqua-cops will be tossing you into a presumably soggy Paddy Wagon.
Reporter Zack Budryk of the right-of-center TheHill.com cites (emphasis mine);
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) warned Monday that the city is serious about keeping swimmers out of the water at its public beaches Memorial Day weekend, even as other locations begin to lift their coronavirus-related restrictions.
“Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” he told reporters.
The mayor said that city officials would not put up police barriers at beaches, giving New Yorkers the chance to comply voluntarily. Swimming, lifeguards, parties, barbecues and sports would all be prohibited on the beaches, de Blasio added, and social-distancing rules will still apply.
“It’s a dangerous situation to ever go in the water if there are no lifeguards present,” he added, saying officials are also concerned about scenarios where large numbers of people take the bus or subway to beaches.
Only residents of the communities surrounding the beaches would be allowed to use the beach as “just open space you can walk on,” he said.