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Rolling Stone Executive Editor Comes Out in Favor of Federal Version of Bloomberg’s Soda Ban
PJMedia ^ | June 6, 2012 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 06/06/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT by C19fan

Remember when Rolling Stone was cool? Yeah, me neither. But it was once a center of rock ‘n roll rebellion and fighting the system. Now it’s a just another creature of the system. On MSNBC today, RS executive editor Eric Bates came out in favor of a federal ban on large soda sizes. Sounding like a leftist spin doctor, Bates characterized the ban as a “regulation on harmful substances that people take into their bodies, and which cost the government millions and millions of dollars a year in obesity and diabetes.” Others on the panel, which came at the end of Alex Wagner’s show, joined Bates’ logic and call for a federal version of NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large soda sizes. Only one panelist spoke out in favor of liberty and personal responsibility, and she was quickly ignored as another panelist shouted “It’s public health!”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: obesity; soda
From the magazine that claims it is cool to smoke dope and shoot yourself up with heroin to now sending the police after you if you dare drink a 32 oz slurpee.
1 posted on 06/06/2012 10:58:10 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Bates characterized the ban as a “regulation on harmful substances that people take into their bodies, and which cost the government millions and millions of dollars a year in obesity and diabetes.”

He was probably interviewed between trip to the bathroom to powder his nose.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 11:01:36 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: C19fan

I’m certainly paying a lot of attention to what these brainiacs have to say about my diet——

Good lord!


3 posted on 06/06/2012 11:08:28 AM PDT by basil
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To: C19fan
I figured out what this is headed!

A $ettlement with "big sugar" like the one the nanny-staters extorted from "big tobacco."

Soon Meathead will show up to ca$h in.

4 posted on 06/06/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: C19fan

Yes, it’s called PROHIBITION.

John Barleycorn must die.

Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are condemned to repeat them.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 11:12:52 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: C19fan

“...and which cost the government millions and millions of dollars a year in obesity and diabetes...”

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Therin lies the gateway excuse for the nanny-state Communists, like the “cool-addicted” odiferous hippie poseurs at Rolling Marxism.

Make people fiscally responsible for their OWN health care choices, and this rationale utterly evaporates.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 11:13:11 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: C19fan

Every 3 months, they have a cover of the Kenyan Klown on their mag.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 11:13:48 AM PDT by max americana
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To: C19fan
if you dare drink a 32 oz slurpee.

If I recall correctly, a 32 oz is just fine, but a 33 oz will cause obesity, diabetes, ballooning health care costs, increased federal deficits, global warming, and excess cat hair clinging to your pajamas.

8 posted on 06/06/2012 11:14:20 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: basil

——I’m certainly paying a lot of attention to what these brainiacs have to say about my diet——

Don’t forget to have your govt recommended 15 daily servings of bread.

Nothing better for maintaining your weight, except for pure sugar by IV drip.


9 posted on 06/06/2012 11:19:24 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: C19fan
"... Remember when Rolling Stone was cool? Yeah, me neither. But it was once a center of rock ‘n roll rebellion and fighting the system."

I don't remember that either.

Rolling Stone panned the first four Led Zeppelin albums which later all went platinum/double platinum while at the same time proclaiming every Elvis Costello album to be a landmark achievement in rock music, which they clearly weren't because nobody but Rolling Stone likes Elvis Costello's awful lousy shit.

Rock and roll rebellion? What?

10 posted on 06/06/2012 11:20:30 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: C19fan

“Rolling Stone Executive Editor Comes Out in Favor of Federal Version of Bloomberg’s Soda Ban”

Well... that’s because he doesn’t sell Soda pop.


11 posted on 06/06/2012 11:21:55 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: C19fan

They need to mind their own business, I don’t tell them not interview morons.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 11:22:56 AM PDT by madison10 (We can see the White House from Wisconsin. ..)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
except for pure sugar by IV drip.

Stop it. You are making me drool.

13 posted on 06/06/2012 11:23:21 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

And we’ll need a .10 national Bottle Bill to fund the bureaucracy. But DO NOT call it a Tax.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 11:28:05 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: UCANSEE2

And we’ll need a .10 national Bottle Bill to fund the bureaucracy. But DO NOT call it a Tax.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 11:28:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: UCANSEE2

And we’ll need a .10 national Bottle Bill to fund the bureaucracy. But DO NOT call it a Tax.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 11:29:06 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: C19fan
A friend of mine had a trial subscription to Rolling Stone, but when the trial period was over, she didn't renew. For four years RS pleaded with her to sign up. Every mailing would say, “this is your last chance...blah, blah, blah.” Eventually, the mailings became pathetic. The magazine was literally begging her to renew. Guess RS lost a lot of readers over the years because it became more about politics than music.
17 posted on 06/06/2012 11:30:28 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: C19fan

RS made its bones on being anti-big government, anti-establishment.

Now they have morhed into what they purport to oppose.

They have now become part of the problem
Just like almost every other liberal/leftist/democrat person or entity.


18 posted on 06/06/2012 11:40:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Elvis Costello did an excellent version of “Let’s Misbehave” in the Cole Porter movie, “DeLovely.”


19 posted on 06/06/2012 11:43:24 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Izzy Dunne

I can already see all the skinny people walking around once the government outlaws Big Gulp size drinks. It won’t help the real big heavyweights I know who only drink diet soda or no soda at all. Big Nanny will have to outlaw fried food, cake, ice cream and large portions to help them. It’s for their own good after all. Why not force us to eat from a government approved menu? They only want to help us stay healthy.


20 posted on 06/06/2012 11:56:56 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: peeps36

I attend classes at my local community college and on Monday I noticed that the college removed the soda machine down the hall from my class. It was replaced by a coffee machine.

I guess I will have to buy my soda before class begins.


22 posted on 06/06/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: C19fan
Honestly, I am embarrassed for them.

Rock and roll used to be about individualism, danger and rebellion.

Now, at least to Rolling Stone, it's about government control, conformity, and safety.

Hope I die before I get old.

23 posted on 06/06/2012 12:41:43 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fatboy
I guess I will have to buy my soda before class begins.

Were you buying it while in class before now?

24 posted on 06/06/2012 12:52:57 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: C19fan

Why stop there? What we really need is a “way of life” regulation at the federal level. Heck, we could even charge the EPA with enforcing it!


25 posted on 06/06/2012 1:03:42 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: C19fan

26 posted on 06/06/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

” nobody but Rolling Stone likes Elvis Costello’s awful lousy shit. “

Hmm...His first three albums either went Gold or Platinum both in the USA and UK . 4th Gold in UK ...Had gold in USA in 1989 ...Many silvers in UK as recently as 2002 ...


27 posted on 06/06/2012 5:30:39 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

Because Rolling Stone kept telling people to buy that crap. People got wise. I still think he sucks.


28 posted on 06/06/2012 8:06:58 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: The KG9 Kid

My father thought The Beatles sucked ...LOL .


29 posted on 06/06/2012 8:32:18 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: C19fan

I had a subscription to Rolling Stone back in the early 70s, but dropped it when they moved from SF to New York and changed their foldable format for the more traditional stapled magazine.

In the early days they really covered the Rock and Roll scene, but when Jan Werner went to New York, they all got fat and lazy and snorted too much powder. (imho)


30 posted on 06/07/2012 12:10:42 AM PDT by abigkahuna
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To: C19fan

bump


31 posted on 06/07/2012 12:21:57 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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