For those of who who have ever played "knuckles" you know it can be really painful at times-but not as painful, in our view, as reading the "Knucklehead Awards" from the NY Daily News. The paper's latest effort at buffoonery is directed at CM Eric Ulich who had the effrontery to suggest that it was time that the city cracked down on out of control, cyclists.
The News calls this suggestion, "silly," and goes on to say: "We're sorry to report that forcing bicyclists, as we said in 2004, "to get licenses for a legal activity, and, of course, pay a nice fee for the privilege, and, of course, build a bureaucracy to keep track of the paperwork" is just dumb. It is also part and parcel with a feeling, epidemic among lawmakers, that the Council can legislate away every inconvenience."
Of course, a little context here would be helpful-and the News, providing none, misses the rising anger out in the nabes over the uncontrolled bicycle phenomenon. As Ulrich told the NY Post: "Ulrich says that many of his constituents are seniors and that "people on bicycles scare the hell out of them. Sometimes they can be an intimidating presence on the city streets."