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Sugary-drink ban starts to affect S.F. sites (Libs war on Coke and Pepsi)
SFGate ^ | 6 July 2010 | John Coté

Posted on 07/06/2010 5:16:41 PM PDT by Enterprise

"Under an executive order from Mayor Gavin Newsom, Coke, Pepsi and Fanta Orange are no longer allowed in vending machines on city property, although their diet counterparts are - up to a point."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: coke; newsom; pepsi; sanfrancisco
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I guess Pepsi's eco and ethnic pandering didn't shield it from Newsom.
1 posted on 07/06/2010 5:16:43 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

Somehow the “commerce clause” comes to mind.


2 posted on 07/06/2010 5:19:09 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: Enterprise

The libs are at war with anything that takes their power, or leaves you any liberty.


3 posted on 07/06/2010 5:19:27 PM PDT by snarkbait (<<For Rent>>)
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To: Enterprise

If I may quote Judge Smales fron the movie “Caddyshack”..
“How ‘bout a Fresca? Hmm? Hmmm?”


4 posted on 07/06/2010 5:21:37 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: Enterprise
I'm sure neither Pepsi nor Coke will go broke over Newsom's desire to be in the "I care" hall of fame. It all goes back to the idiots who elected him, and who will probably re-elect him, insofar as it is in Mexifornia.

The little fact that most sheltered liberals don't understand is, when you hit Americans...they hit back. People will not stop drinking "sugary drinks" because Newsome pitches an obama hissy fit, in fact, they'll probably double up on them after work, from having been denied them all day.

Fight back, America.
5 posted on 07/06/2010 5:22:28 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: Enterprise
I'm sure neither Pepsi nor Coke will go broke over Newsom's desire to be in the "I care" hall of fame. It all goes back to the idiots who elected him, and who will probably re-elect him, insofar as it is in Mexifornia.

The little fact that most sheltered liberals don't understand is, when you hit Americans...they hit back. People will not stop drinking "sugary drinks" because Newsome pitches an obama hissy fit, in fact, they'll probably double up on them after work, from having been denied them all day.

Fight back, America.
6 posted on 07/06/2010 5:22:35 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: Enterprise

Lol...Meanwhile cocaine, heroin and meth run rampant....


7 posted on 07/06/2010 5:22:43 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Enterprise

Give me the “real sugar” drinks, not the high fructose corn syrup stuff. I can’t quit you, Throwback!


8 posted on 07/06/2010 5:24:04 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Enterprise

Ha ha ha ha ha! Pepsico has sucked up to the Obama left and what did it get them?

Marx said “The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.”


9 posted on 07/06/2010 5:24:30 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Dallas59

Do those SF vending machines sell condoms and AIDS curing pills too?


10 posted on 07/06/2010 5:24:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Enterprise

Gosh, all those libs must feel so warm and fuzzy to know how much “Dad” cares about them.


11 posted on 07/06/2010 5:26:07 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: Dallas59

“Lol...Meanwhile cocaine, heroin and meth run rampant....”

But they are not FATTENING. The only greasy, high-cal stuff they want to see is the stuff they wipe on their hair.


12 posted on 07/06/2010 5:26:32 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: FrankR
A lady mentioned in the article has a business, and this is going to hurt her business. So what does she think of the Mayor now?

"The future is going to be affected," Park said. "But I don't want to be in trouble with the mayor. I like him very much."

Is she likely to vote for him again! COUNT ON IT - LOL!!

13 posted on 07/06/2010 5:29:43 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: JPG
"warm and fuzzy"

Warm and fuzzy? Yes.

Cold and fizzy? No.

14 posted on 07/06/2010 5:31:08 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: Enterprise

Wii San Fran still allow...Fruit punch?


15 posted on 07/06/2010 5:32:12 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Enterprise
When they find out that the artificial sweeteners are worse than high fructose corn syrup, I hope they sue Gavin's pants off.
16 posted on 07/06/2010 5:32:50 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: Enterprise
Hizzoner Gavin "Napoleon" Newsom....
The little-d*ck 'tater...

Gimme a break...

17 posted on 07/06/2010 5:32:57 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: windsorknot
There should be "ample choices" of water, "soy milk, rice milk and other similar dairy or non dairy milk," says the directive, which also covers fat and sugar content in vending machine snacks.

Oh how exciting! Soy milk - YEAH BABY!

18 posted on 07/06/2010 5:33:14 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

While I happen to agree that Coke and Pepsi, as well as all soda drinks, are unhealthy I violently disagree that CommieCrate employees have the right to tell me what to ingest.
God gave me a brain to make these decisions with, as well as, a stomach to fill!


19 posted on 07/06/2010 5:34:36 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: BigCinBigD

I see a problem there. They would have to rename it from “Fruit Punch” to “Rainbow Coalition Surprise.”


20 posted on 07/06/2010 5:35:32 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

Something is wrong here.

Sugary drinks are made with natural sweeteners.

Diet drinks are made with sweeteners made in the chem lab.

Libs really want kids to drink the latter? Isn’t that against their ‘religion?’


21 posted on 07/06/2010 5:36:24 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Enterprise
The Looters are out in force again.

What about Kool Aid? Snickers? Mars? Little Debbie? Marie Callender's? Pizza Hut? All these products full of sugar and fat?

Sue one, sue them all.

These companies should all counter-sue for unfair treatment.

Go through each grocery store and find thousands of products that are "unhealthy". Jelly? Cheese? Whole milk? White rice? Creamora? Lucky Charms?

It's endless.

22 posted on 07/06/2010 5:39:32 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: windsorknot

No that it matters in this case, granulated sugar is making a comeback.


23 posted on 07/06/2010 5:40:29 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: EBH

If Newsom banned these things from San Francisco entirely, there might be a cause under the Commerce Clause. It would take a lawyer to explain why or why not it would apply. He is banning them from machines on city property. I would hope that if the companies affected are unionized, that their members would raise holy hell. But then again, if San Francisco politicians continue with policies that hurt their supporters, then who am I to object?


24 posted on 07/06/2010 5:41:22 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

And the Leftist call Conservatives “fascist”... Methings someone needs to look in the mirror.


25 posted on 07/06/2010 5:44:32 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: FlyVet

Now now FlyVet, have patience. They WILL get around to banning all these things. They are patient and incremental. It took them a Century to get an American Hating Socialist elected as President. They will patiently wait to get more of their agenda accomplished.


26 posted on 07/06/2010 5:45:00 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: TheBattman

LOL - but when the libtards look in the mirror there is no reflection. Now what does THAT tell you!


27 posted on 07/06/2010 5:46:11 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Libs are the original proponents of “Better Living Through Chemistry.” Sugar Bad. Lab chemicals good.


28 posted on 07/06/2010 5:48:23 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

The vendors are going to have to pull a lot of these machines off city property, they aren’t going to make money when their high volume sellers aren’t allowed to be stocked fully.


29 posted on 07/06/2010 5:49:57 PM PDT by dila813
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To: J Edgar

True J Edgar, you DO have a brain and the ability to THINK with it. And the libs HATE YOU FOR IT. The Commiecare comrades have chaffed for decades to get enough power to tell you what you can eat, drink, or think. Their golden age has arrived.


30 posted on 07/06/2010 5:51:33 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

Actually this could be a good thing...

I say make working conditions really bad for public workers.

Then as they quit never fill the job again.

Perhaps the only practical way to reduce the public work force while not violating some union contract...

It is that or bankruptcy proceedings...


31 posted on 07/06/2010 5:54:22 PM PDT by DB
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To: Enterprise
Yeah, they'll attempt to ban it as they stuff all kinds of "unhealthy" things down their own gullets at our expense.

It's all for show, and the only hope is that a majority of the publik wake up to their nonsense.

32 posted on 07/06/2010 5:54:27 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: dila813

There might be a chance that some of the items will sell if they are stocked with the high volume sellers. But really, as the people become aware that the city machines have meathead drinks, then why even approach the machine in the first place. I think that in time, these machines will be filled with products that are going to spoil, no matter what their expiration dates.


33 posted on 07/06/2010 5:56:38 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

Diet soda is worse than soda with sugar, although I don’t drink either one.


34 posted on 07/06/2010 5:57:13 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: DB
The city hasn't gotten around to making things tough for their work force - yet. But economics is unforgiving, and the city can get tough now, or get gulag brutal later.

The Governor has put the majority of State workers on minimum wage, and some classifications are earning ZERO! For now, the State Controller is resisting, but in time he will lose the fight.

35 posted on 07/06/2010 6:04:17 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

The machines cost money and the city doesn’t own them, they must cash flow or they get yanked.


36 posted on 07/06/2010 6:04:53 PM PDT by dila813
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To: FightThePower!

Diet soda is disgusting. We buy it by the case.


37 posted on 07/06/2010 6:09:10 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: dila813

Oops - correct. The city owns the property, not the machines.


38 posted on 07/06/2010 6:10:25 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

I call for a Public Display of Civil Disobediance....Everyone drink Coca-Colas on the steps of City Hall....


39 posted on 07/06/2010 6:16:52 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Oh man, it would be so great if a couple of thousand people gathered at City Hall and drank Coke and sang “We Are the World.”


40 posted on 07/06/2010 6:24:48 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise
You knew it wouldn't stop with cigarettes. And you know it's not gonna stop with soft drinks. It's going to go to any alcoholic beverage including beer and wine. I can't wait to see how it affects the San Francisco Restaurant Scene. There are all kinds of restaurants that serve food that's a lot worse for you than a coke. San Francisco has gone from being wacky to utter madness. It truly has become a very sick place. It use to be a liberal but sane place but has become completely politically correct. I don't go there anymore although I live only a few minutes away.
41 posted on 07/06/2010 6:25:06 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: truthguy
Many many people knew that it wouldn't stop at cigarettes. The libs have about dried up that well. There's always a new enemy to attack. I remember though when San Francisco tried to ban duck food in Chinese Restaurants. At least on that one it BACKFIRED big time.

I do all I can to completely avoid San Francisco. Yuk!

42 posted on 07/06/2010 6:29:03 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise
They're talking about city property, so they can allow or disallow any products on there they wish.

As to some of the other comments on this thread, in SF there are only two inalienable rights: The right to an abortion and the right to have random sexual intercourse with strangers.

43 posted on 07/06/2010 6:37:25 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Enterprise
I wrote this on the earlier thread about dingy Mika claiming Newsome her hero for this -- so what, they can't buy the over-priced sodee from the vending machine, it's not as though that is the ONLY source of a pop!

Somehow I really don't see denying folks the ability to pay $1 for a Coke they can buy at 7-11 for 75 cents is going to make the citizens of SF skinnier.

44 posted on 07/06/2010 6:42:25 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Enterprise

Email to me awhile back.... will be inserted wherever appropriate...
Now the libs don’t want us to drink certain drinks so they’re banned...doesn’t matter where.

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If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
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If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
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A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he’s “offended”.

Well, I forwarded it to you.


45 posted on 07/06/2010 6:45:16 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Enterprise
He is banning them from machines on city property.

While I understand the principle, fair market, consumer choice, etc., I still fail to grasp what the BFD is that someone won't be able to shell out an excessive charge for his soda when he can tote a cheaper one in to work with him all the same. The soda is only banned from the vending machines, not city property, buildings, etal.

46 posted on 07/06/2010 6:46:38 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Enterprise
Lab chemicals good.

But they are big on "organic" food. Lab chemicals BAD!

47 posted on 07/06/2010 7:06:41 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Enterprise

If the City of SF offices have refrigerators, the employees can bring their own soft drinks from home.

That’s what I do because the prices at my work for soft drinks in the vending machines are too high, IMO. I save money by bringing my own soda from home.

Or will Gavin “any twosome” Newsome ban city employees from bringing soft drinks on public property? Its for their own good, you know. And that soy milk tastes delicious on a warm summer day. /s


48 posted on 07/06/2010 7:12:22 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: FrankR

You can say that again! ;-)


49 posted on 07/06/2010 7:18:33 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Enterprise

I bet you can still get a slurpee in the Mayors office...


50 posted on 07/06/2010 7:21:32 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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