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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino KOs Soda, OKs Alcohol [banned soda, sports drinks and sweetened ice teas]
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Posted on 04/10/2011 9:02:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino KOs Soda, OKs Alcohol

Published April 10, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has banned soda, sports drinks and sweetened ice teas from city property, according to a recent government press release.

In an attempt to reduce the city’s rising obesity rates, Menino has banned all sugary drinks from city vending machines, cafeterias and concession stands, just one day after reaching an agreement with the Boston Red Sox that allows the team to sell mixed drinks at its ballpark.

“I want to create a civic environment that makes the healthier choice the easier choice in people’s lives, whether it’s schools, work sites, or other places in the community," said Menino in the press release issued last week about the soda ban.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; foodnazis; menino; nannystate
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Another Nanny Mayor..........
1 posted on 04/10/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Morons on parade.


2 posted on 04/10/2011 9:04:36 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Sub-Driver

The tax on soda doesn’t outweigh the costs of forced “free” government health care needed apparently.


3 posted on 04/10/2011 9:05:25 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

4 posted on 04/10/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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“I want to create a civic environment that makes the healthier choice the easier choice in people’s lives, whether it’s schools, work sites, or other places in the community," said Menino...

Ming the Merciless would be proud.

5 posted on 04/10/2011 9:07:48 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

I suppose this why I roll my eyes and laugh nowadays when people expound upon how wonderful America still is.


6 posted on 04/10/2011 9:08:16 AM PDT by Tempest (I put money ahead of people)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whasamattathisguy?


7 posted on 04/10/2011 9:08:26 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Sub-Driver

Fat and stupid is no way to go through life....


8 posted on 04/10/2011 9:08:37 AM PDT by Mr_Peter
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Bostonians Suicide Watch

(If the sugary stuff doesn’t get them first)


9 posted on 04/10/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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"I want to create a civic environment..."

Freedom dies whenever a politician thinks like this.

10 posted on 04/10/2011 9:11:55 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: Sub-Driver

I like what I heard Dennis Prager say this week....BAN alcohol, APPROVE cigarettes.....who causes more trouble? Smokers or Drinkers? As far as “fat” food...man cannot live on non-fat food alone....these idiots need to have their salaries stopped...vote ‘m outta office!!!


11 posted on 04/10/2011 9:12:15 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Low blood sugar. This is why the Red Sox are losing.


12 posted on 04/10/2011 9:12:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: John Semmens

(( ping ))


13 posted on 04/10/2011 9:14:59 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nolongerademocrat
Morons on parade.

Screw Boston - - those simpletons deserve exactly what they elect.

14 posted on 04/10/2011 9:16:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Sub-Driver

Mayor Menino has a constitutional right to be STUPID. He has NO right to force his stupidity on the citizens of Boston.
(Voice from dark alley, “Psst! Buddy...how’s about a Coke Classic? Only 5 bucks a can.”


15 posted on 04/10/2011 9:16:55 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has banned soda, sports drinks and sweetened ice teas from city property, according to a recent government press release.

In an attempt to reduce the city’s rising obesity rates, Menino has banned all sugary drinks from city vending machines, cafeterias and concession stands...

Which is it, from city property (meaning employees or citizens with business could not bring their own) or from sale on city properties? Or both?

Copy editors and proofreaders must be hard to get.

16 posted on 04/10/2011 9:18:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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17 posted on 04/10/2011 9:18:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people''s money." M Thatcher)
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To: blueunicorn6

Yeah, off to bad start.......


18 posted on 04/10/2011 9:20:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I want to create a civic environment that makes the healthier choice the easier choice ..."

Seems Mumbles wants the people to have no choice at all. Another small step towards totalitarianism.

19 posted on 04/10/2011 9:22:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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I’m sure Massachusetts Democrats are very happy for this and are thanking Lord Menino for protecting them.


20 posted on 04/10/2011 9:23:07 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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