Skip to comments.AT Least We Know He Cares
Posted on 06/05/2012 7:51:17 AM PDT by timesthattrymenssouls
Mr. Bloomberg is a man of many talents. He's a billionaire after all. And although we aren't supposed to like rich people anymore we can certainly infer from his wealth that he is smart, right? Plus, he was clever enough to secure a third term as mayor in a city with a two term limit. Wow.
So when he added Gothem's top nanny to his notable achievements I took notice. His most recent ban on sixteen ounce sugary soft drinks and coffee was declared, Mr. Bloomberg assures us, because he is very concerned about obesity and its growing affects on New Yorkers. (That the ban was announced the day before the mayor celebrated National Donut Day was a rich irony not lost on those of us who reside outside the Big Apple.) This on the heels of Mr. Bloomberg's salt and trans fat bans which led to a ban on food donations to homeless shelters because the salt and trans fat levels of donated food couldn't be measured. Talk about unintended consequences.
Now the good Nanny has endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of marijuana. In small amounts, of course. This presumably will free up law enforcement to monitor those New Yorkers who try to skirt the sugary drink ban by buying two eight ounce cups. And it will silence the critics who declare the marijuana arrests made by New York's finest are racially biased because "most of those stopped are black or Hispanic" (New York Times).
I like this upside down world. It's like a daily romp with Alice and the Mad Hatter. I never know quite where I am but I'm always happy to discover that I'm not there. And that's something isn't it?
Why stop at Soda? Why not hit Pizza, Donuts and Fast Food joints too? There are far more calories in a greasy burger and fries than there are in a 32 ounce Coke.
If he’s gonna be a nanny - why the baby steps?
I’d like to see a Class Action lawsuit shut this man down. By what ‘authority’ does he claim he can limit what free citizens can purchase, of a legally available product? Where does this power come from? If he can limit the quantity of Soda one buys, then why not the number of burgers, slices of pizza, servings of Donuts and ice cream?
“Prince Bloomberg the Oppressor.”
accordingly (stripped cars) receive no press.
And why aren’t the pro-aborts hollering about the government telling them what to do with their body?
I’m confused. Because I walk long distances, I go to quickie marts. They have huge mugs which you can buy and then go into the fountain and fill up with whatever you want and then go pay. It’s a discounted buy since the store is not paying over and over for cups. But how does the poor guy or gal manning the cash register know what’s in the cup? Are they now not allowed to honor this contract with the customer who comes in with the cup? Does the poor employee have to measure the amount of sugar or does the owner of the store have to hire someone to stand guard at the fountain which is usually on the other side of the store?
Also, on the unintended consequence for the homeless.... just wow. I’m frying two chickens tomorrow - one to eat and one to take to my church to take to the feed the hungry because it’s our day to do that. And now I learn that in NY, that would not be allowed.
But I think that we’re missing the story. It’s not just the absurdity of what is being control. It’s the control itself.