Regulation Nanny of the Year 2009!

Who was the biggest buttinsky these past 12 months?


In 2009, America's meddlers worked overtime minding other people's business.

Nanny of the Month winners have targeted everything from fish pedicures to feeding the homeless.  But there can be only one Nanny of the Year.

Who took home top honors as the year's biggest buttinsky? Click the video to find out.

Nanny of the Year is written and produced by Ted Balaker. The director of photography is Alex Manning and the associate producer is Paul Detrick.

Approximately 1:20 minutes.

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And make sure to tune in next month for more examples of busybodies minding your own business.

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  1. Who’s the Nanny of the Decade?

    1. I think Bloomberg wins that too. He was on one of the Sunday morning news shows yesterday prattling on how increasing citizens life expectancy is a basic function of government.

      1. This is the same kind of thinking that says health care is a right.

        I knew Bloomberg was stupid, but I didn’t know he was stoopid.

  2. Take this article with a grain of salt — unless you live in NYC; then it’s illegal.

  3. Does someone want to spoil the surprise for those of us without sound?

    1. It’s Michael Bloomberg, for banning or trying to ban smoking, salt, soda, and bake sales.

      1. So Bloomberg is opposed to anything with an “s” in it?

        Doesn’t he realize he’s the biggest ess of them all?

  4. I got an error message when I clicked on the video.

  5. “Banning whisky from Manhattans? Mandating cheese-free pizza?”

    Don’t give Bloomberg any ideas!

  6. Hey Mayor Boob-burg, how about banning the most dangerous thing of all – politicians. There’s nothing that causes more harm. Moron.

  7. I enjoyed former Mayor Giuliani’s Catholic-school approach to governing. My favorite was when he told people they couldn’t urinate on the sidewalks.

  8. There’s no urinating on the sidewalks in Catholic-school? I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to try, not with the way those old nuns like smacking things with their wooden rulers.

    1. Maybe you’d like it…

    2. I honestly cannot imagine what would have happened if someone had urinated in my Catholic school hallway. It would have been very ugly and painful. Maybe permanently so.

  9. So glad you picked this buffoon. I had a feeling it would be Bloomberg because noone else fits the bill quite so well. You forgot one other thing: his condom sermons. Yes…those tough New Yawkas – when he started on his personal totalitarian war against freedom, I thought he wouldn’t stand a chance with the vanuted “toughness” of the NYC residents. HA! What a laugh. It was remarkable to see all caving and cowering. So much for that myth. I had hoped to see a City Wide Smoke Up and hoped the air quality would suffer for days but nada, nothing. Bloomberg is another tiny martinet, having achieved immense personal wealth, has sought to conquer the next frontier: controlling people at all levels. That’s what an egomaniac does when he has nothing left to prove to himself. Too band New Yorkers didn’t tell him to piss off from the git-go. It might have stopped him or at least made him tread a little more carefully. All it did was blow him up with more ambition.

  10. I think Bloomberg wins that too. He was on one of the Sunday replica omega morning news shows yesterday prattling on how increasing citizens life expectancy is a basic function of government.

  11. My only point is that if you take the Bible straight, as I’m sure many of Reasons readers do, you will see a lot of the Old Testament stuff as absolutely insane. Even some cursory knowledge of Hebrew and doing some mathematics and logic will tell you that you really won’t get the full deal by just doing regular skill english reading for those books. In other words, there’s more to the books of the Bible than most will ever grasp. I’m not concerned that Mr. Crumb will go to hell or anything crazy like that! It’s just that he, like many types of religionists, seems to take it literally, take it straight…the Bible’s books were not written by straight laced divinity students in 3 piece suits who white wash religious beliefs as if God made them with clothes on…

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