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NYC Mayor Defends “Nanny State”
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/18/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT by John Semmens

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed back at critics of his efforts to save residents from their vices—most recently soft drinks, previously transfats and smoking—calling his policies “fully in sync with the views of our nation’s Founding Fathers.”

“Those who’re on my case because I’m infringing on people’s liberties ought to read the Constitution,” Bloomberg suggested. “In there they’ll see that the rights to liberty and pursuit of happiness come after the right to life. You can’t have either liberty or happiness if you don’t have life. I think I’ve got my priorities straight.”

As proof that he has his priorities straight, the Mayor cited statistics indicating that life expectancy in NYC exceeds the national average by three years. “Look, I’m saving lives,” Bloomberg boasted. “How many other mayors, governors, or presidents can say as much. That I might be crimping the liberty to engage in unhealthy vices is a price that I think everyone ought to be willing to pay.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/06/18/president-initiates-plan-to-boost-status-of-illegal-aliens/


TOPICS: Food; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: liberty; life; nannystate; satire

1 posted on 06/18/2012 1:06:01 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Hoooo-wheee, John! Almost got me again with this one. Funny!


2 posted on 06/18/2012 1:08:04 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: John Semmens

Nanny Doomberg needs to become a charter member of the DICKtator Party, along with Zer0.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 1:11:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: John Semmens
MICHAEL BLOOMINGPOT, MICHAEL BLOOMINGPOT
4 posted on 06/18/2012 1:12:27 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: John Semmens

I move that the Godwin rule be suspended when discussing this monster. “Nanny” just isn’t enough.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 1:13:39 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: John Semmens

I can totally see him sayng this ;-)

(or should it be a “frowny face”?)


6 posted on 06/18/2012 1:13:43 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

You got me- I was all ready to go into furious ranting typing mode before I realized.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 1:19:37 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Unfortunately I live in NYC and totally agree with you. It’s not a nanny state. It’s despotism. Whatever the despot wants the despot gets. The constitution does not exist here at-all nor do elections.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: John Semmens

Well golly gee, Bloominidiot is all worried about that damn “social burden” thingee.

I guess its only a matter of time till he addresses the VERY REAL social burden of AIDS.

You know, the catastrophic disease that a certain lifestyle group passes along because they engage in a high risk type of sexual intercourse.

I’m sure he will pass a law, SOON, that this particular group wear mandated “helmets” while engaged in this activity.

Whatcha think?


9 posted on 06/18/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: FrankR

Hopefully, someone will come up with the idea to sell softdrinks in 15 oz. cups — maybe even 15 1/2 oz. cups.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 1:36:44 PM PDT by goldi
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To: John Semmens

Another good one John.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 2:01:25 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens
You can’t have either liberty or happiness if you don’t have life. I think I’ve got my priorities straight.

Could he really be dumb enough to believe word order is priority and priority entitles him to infringe liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Could the major of a large city really be that dumb?

12 posted on 06/18/2012 2:10:44 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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Mayor Doucheberg. What an idiot.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 2:43:11 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: John Semmens

The thought of this guy as President scares me even worse than a second term of Obama.

He literally seems to lie awake at night thinking of new ways to micromanage the lives of anybody not named Michael Bloomberg.


14 posted on 06/18/2012 2:51:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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So he believes it is the job of the government to make us happy? Crazy beyond belief.


15 posted on 06/18/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: John Semmens

Edgar Friendly: You see, according to Mayor Bloomberg’s plan, I’m the enemy, ‘cause I like to think; I like to read. I’m into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I’m the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, “Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?” I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I’ve SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It’s a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing “I’m an Oscar Meyer Wiener”.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 3:46:22 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: goldi

Either that, or charge exactly one-half the cost of a 16 oz for an 8 oz, and buy two...one with ice, the other without for “refill purposes”.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 12:29:05 PM PDT by FrankR
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