Skip to comments.Big sodas today; bagels with a schmeer tomorrow?
Posted on 06/01/2012 9:06:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
NEW YORK (AP) - Just how far would a government go to protect us from ourselves?
In New York City - which already bans smoking in public parks in the name of public health and bars artificial trans fats from food served in restaurants - Mayor Michael Bloomberg now wants to stop sales of large sodas and other sugary drinks, in a bid to battle obesity. But in a country where fries have been equated with freedom, Bloomberg's proposal begs super-sized questions about government's role in shaping and restricting individual choices. What's next, a Twinkie purge?
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Nanny State PING!
Big Bro and Big Sis will be legislating rules for your bedroom next. Count on it.
The audacity of the ban without even the intermediate step of little warning stickers (Warning: Bloomie has determined that this super sized drink increases your chances of becoming morbidly obese, developing tooth decay, and dying early of diabetes — or whatever.)
Mandatory fat camps. I kid you not. Read the Bill.
Have you noticed the stickers which read, “This product contains substances determined by the State of California to cause.....”? I just say, “The State of California can go piss up a rope”.;)
Absolutely despise that limpy twerp tyrant nanny Bloomer.
Save the land fills!
I buy a 32oz soda-> that’s one cup/bottle/receptacle in the garbage can
I buy 2 16oz sodas-> That’s 2, count them, one two cups/bottles/receptacles in the garbage which adds to the land fill.
My question is,will be be paying less for the bloomberg sized sodas? I didn’t think so.
Personally, I do think some servings are too big. I went to burger king and ordered a medium soda. I was shocked to see that the cup was extremely large. Wish I had asked for small. Still, I think everyone should sell the size they want to. Soon they’ll be telling us we can only buy 128 oz of gas each time we refuel the ethanol guzzling car.
Hey Mikie - ever suggest regular exercising to the serfs? But then again that would imply personal responsibility and we certainly can’t have that!
I LOL when I buy stuff from Amazon and there’s some sort of health warning regarding California or the item is not compliant with that health conscious State. Apparently no one dies there because of these regulations.
Here’s why I am not a liberal.
You believe there’s nothing wrong with murdering an unborn child, but if that unborn child is allowed to live, the libs simply cannot allow it to have a 32 ounce soda.
In other words, I’m not insane.
Bloomie should ban free speech first. Then he wouldn’t get so much criticism for being a statist f#@Ker.
The trial balloon was the massive lawsuit against smokers,- lawyers floated that assault on individuakl freedoms and got away with it scott free- Heck- they became multimillionairs by trampling o nthe rights of peopel to decide their own fates- once they knew how cowardly the american public was and saw that the public would let the lawyers willy nilly walk and piss all over htem without defending thjemselves, then came other attempts- Ban on Fatty Goose livers in chicago-, Ban on Oil for McDonalds french-fries that actually made htem taste good- ban on cafeteria ‘junk foods’ and school junk food and drink vending machines, now they are goign after a bigger target- the actual public in NY- next it will be hte public all across the coutnry
Once the lawyers discovered how apathetic the public really has become- the skie’s now htel imit for these parasites who feel it’s their job to micromanage our lives- Hell, just read today that some parents got hteir kids taken away from them naming htem after nazis- and hte judge just ruled thwey will never get htem back- apparently for hte ‘damage the names MIGHT do to the children in the future’ however- how the hell is a judge to know what ‘MIGHT’ occure i nthe future=? Perhaps, as dispicable as it sounds, the kids MIGHT like being named thsoe names because they turn otu to be racists- which again, while deplorable is NOT agaisntr hte law- but lo and behold- this judge apprently knows better how to micromange jkids than the acgtual parents-
The desire to determine what other people eat is a pernicious, infantile disease stemming from wanting to be the mother rather than the baby.
[[You believe theres nothing wrong with murdering an unborn child, but if that unborn child is allowed to live, the libs simply cannot allow it to have a 32 ounce soda.]]
Libs are pissed at anyone who survives birth because htey fel people are a blight o nthe earth- Well, everyone BUT libs of course, so because htey are pissed, they are getting even with htose folks who had the audacity to defy their liberal mandate of abortion, and will now make everyone who surivvived pay deatrly for it
Liberalism is a sick sick disease (extreme liberalism I’m talkign about- Look at Ted turner fopr just such an example- He fully supports uthenasia for the old and sick (with him being hte sole exception I presume), population control, an d of course abortions
Thanks for the ping!
Why don’t you New Yawrkers come up with a new drink called the “Bloomie”?
Depends on what Mike likes and doesn’t like.
Then after someone else is elected, depends on what they like and don’t like.
Cuz we opened the pandora’s box by giving in to demonizing smoking.
From now on, it’s anything goes. Whatever politicians feel like attacking, banning, arresting, etc., they will.
First comes nANNY, then TyrANNY.
Way down here in free America. We laugh at The Yankee antics.
You can have my bagel when you pry my cold dead fingers from it!
What’s a guy going to do that is trying to gain weight??
Why not ban gays sitting on a fattie and gettung AIDS????? It harms the financial prosperity of the rest of society.
Bloomers is filthy rich and yet he still wants to take away everyone’s lunch. What a flippin’ bully.
American “liberals” are not liberal.
It all started when America(generally) stopped teaching HISTORY and CIVICS in public schools..
Ignorance of the past dooms a society to repeat it..
Many important subjects are NOT taught in public schools anymore..
BUT history and civics is the worse mistake...
I think its on purpose!... yeah you heard it right... a conspiracy..
The “people” have become sheep generally . but many are pigs.. or Vampires(parasites)..
The “enemy” took over academia and the teachers schools and of course the Unions..
Without a STAMPEDE the sheep are screwed AND then EATEN...
Good-bye a dozen donuts or bagels. No cake, brownies or sweetrolls.
So it is okay to serve beer , wine and sangria by the pitcher but no pitcher of soda.
You need to sneak home and guzzle you 2 or 3 liter bottles, but “Nanny B” bans them from being sold.
I’m wondering when Bloomie is going to make his move against New Yorkers who like their corned beef piled high and cut from the fatty end of the brisket? Plenty of unhealthy (if delicious) fat/calories in the point cut, after all.
It’s scary what one can justify under the pretenses of “the common good”, truly scary.
Sell the syrup/soda mix in the desired container. Sell sugar to anyone who wants it.
Unless you’re a queer.
Let’s face it, folks ... New York City is the perfect place for people who need someone else to run their lives. That place hasn’t been “American” in more than 150 years.
FOX - Red Eye Show on Blooming-Idiot’s ban-fest.
IMO, the schmucks in NYC should impeach him or whatever they do on the state level to rid themselves of Liberal vermin.
Gestalt, the hwole is greater than the sum of it’s parts
To the nannies, the people are smart for electing them, but still not smart enough to act in their own best interests. Nannies are the epitome of hypocracy.
The sad part is that some people here supported the “War on Smoking”..
Too hard to hit the glass cause you can't see the damn thing while you're trying to crap in it.
[[The sad part is that some people here supported the War on Smoking..]]
And htese same people are most likely against Romney on the grounds that ‘he’s for big government’ Yet they supported ‘big goverment’ stepping in and suing tobacco companies? (and I’ll now assume htese same people support NY banning ‘big gulp’ sodas too?)
The complain that ‘smokers raise the insurance rates for everyone’ Yet these same people say absolutely nothign about the REAL cause of rising insurance rates- Lousy rotton trial lawyers!
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