GENERAL JACK RIPPER: Mandrake. Mandrake, have you ever wondered why I viscerally hate the SAFE Act, Article 10 and Governor Andrew Cuomo?
MANDRAKE: Well it did occur to me Jack, yes.
RIPPER: Have you ever heard of a thing called SASS? Scenic Area of Statewide Significance?
MANDRAKE: Ah, yes, I have heard of that, Jack. Yes, yes.
RIPPER: Well do you know what it is?
MANDRAKE: No. No, I don't know what it is. No.
RIPPER: Do you realize that SASS is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face?
MANDRAKE: Jack...Jack, listen, tell me, ah...when did you first become, well, develop this theory?
RIPPER: Well, I ah, I first became aware of it, Mandrake, talking with John Blows, Jr. He convinced me that if we can’t do a damn thing about the big hand of government like the SAFE Act and Article 10 that irritate the hell out of us, then let’s go after the little crap, like SASS.
MANDRAKE: But Jack, SASS doesn’t involve a permit, it won’t cost you anything, it won’t increase taxes, it won’t destroy property values, it won’t harm your kids, it isn’t a health hazard. Hell, Jack it won’t do a damn thing to harm anybody, in fact it will probably help tourism.
RIPPER: I don’t care Mandrake, the point is to kill something in government, anything, and this time it’s SASS.