Skip to comments.After soda ban proposal, NYC officials set sights on popcorn and milk shakes.
Posted on 06/14/2012 3:18:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill
Watch out, moviegoers -- Nanny York City is taking aim at yet another of life's gluttonous pleasures.
On the heels of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's call for a ban on jumbo-sized sodas and other sugary drinks, city officials are now considering restrictions on treats ranging from popcorn to milkshakes.
At a meeting Tuesday, members of the New York City Board of Health expressed support for Bloomberg's proposal. They then started brainstorming other ways to cut the fat, according to MyFoxNY.com.
Member Bruce Vladeck proposed limiting movie-theater popcorn containers.
"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," he said.
Another member suggested limits for milkshakes and "milk-coffee beverages."
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After working there in the 70s & 80s, I have zero sympathy for NYCers. One word of advice: LEAVE NOW! Total hell is just around the corner.
Of course, what they really don't like is butter and salt, and they see popcorn as a vehicle for butter and salt. But if you go down that road, you can ban anything at all, because the harmless thing (which must be banned!) can almost always be associated with something else (which we already know is evil! evil! evil!)
I want a popcorn I can sit in.
Then I don’t have to hold it.
The popping oil is another big problem. They’re banning the coconut oil, which is what makes popcorn smell so good in the theaters, and allows you to reheat it a week later and retain the butter and salt flavor. It doesn’t leach-out of the popped kernels.
Chris Plante (WMAL) had it on a segment during his Wed, June 13th radio show replay, yesterday:
my pre-written response to all things Bloomberg:
Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemys first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.....and dont get me started on salt, transfats, cigarettes and sugar
© Vaquero 2012
Aanyone know where I can score some popcorn..?
Ban chairs and sofas!
Hetero sex that is - can't have any restrictions on homosexuality, dontchaknow.
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
George F. Burns quote
.....for me popcorn is right up there with with a good cigar.
Prohibition never works. Just looks at the 1920’s for an example. Oh wait...we don’t teach history anymore do we.
With all the foods the government has told us were bad for us...then gave us alternatives that ended up being worse for us...why the heck are we letting them get away with this? This is the tip of the iceburg stuff here folks.
They will take the mile to control the food supply completely. Think about what’s already “banned” in NYC as far as food goes. New Yorker’s can’t even make food donations to the homeless anymore.
There is so much more going on here than meets the eye!
We already have the thought police and speech police.
Now we have the refrigerator police!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Too many overpaid over benefitted “ public servant” trying to justify their existence.
Wait until they “need” armed Swat Teams to enforce their silliness.
There needs to be a popcorn revolt. They need 100 dump trucks filled with popcorn dumped on the steps of city hall!
Don’t these morons realize that by limiting the size of “sugary drinks” or popcorn servings people who really want more will simply buy more of what they want?
We have passed the slippery slope. Now we have to work to keep it out of other states.These people are crazy.
It would to anyone with a cogent, functioning brain, but that omits these lib-dem-Food-Nazis.
Look for NYers to travel to next door CT and NJ for their snacks and soda.
Well you have the internet to tell the “truth” prohibition, all this stuff going in NYC will fail.
Wow..keep your NYs out of my punch bowl. Next they will be burning books they don’t like...no wait...
I’d like to see 3-5 million move out of NYC/NYState and the damned place collapse, financially. Turn it into that “Escape New York” movie from the 80s:
Stuff like this will make the “red states” look more attractive for common sense folks.
When you dine out or go to the movies bring your own sh##. This hurts business only, “SMALL BUSINESS”
Hell, just set a bounty.
45 cents a pound for anything over 300.
that special tax which will induce us to stop buying the stuff....the exact plan for the cigarette tax.
It's about money....not health....like we didn't know.
Why is the govenment telling me what to eat...what to drink....and how much. It's insane.
America helped and comforted NY City after 9/11. Most people that I know say, “Never again”.
Put up the 30-foot walls and let “A Number 1” take charge.
Stick a fork in NYC.
It's likely how we arrived at taxing the cra* out of cigarettes instead of calling them illegal.
It's time the people stood up and told government to get out of their private lives....
Yet more confirmation of my opinion that the primary function of government at all levels these days is to suck all the joy out of life.
Popcorn is whole grain, and vegetarian (not necessarily vegan); a dog from Nathan’s, well, that’s just a crime against humanity.
BTW, Bloomberg’s an a$$hole!
Do they have plans for installing videocameras in homes to make sure nobody eats popcorn or drinks a milkshake? They’d better. It’s possible that somebody might smoke a cigarette—or worse!
Coconut oil is a good oil. If this is true, they're basing their government overreach on bad research. Just another reason the food Nazis should stay out of it.
I think they just need to nationalize restaraunts and let Nanny Bloomberg set the menu for each one. That will solve all problems.
This all started with the “War on Smoking”... They will go after booze again.. Just watch..
True. 3rd paragraph:
Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room police are here, too. Closet, deck and garage police are coming!
I’ll never go back; not even for a Broadway Play and dinner. Never, ever again.
Might as well ban movies!
There will soon be a huge black market in these items and
the tax revenues won’t be paid and then they’ll raise taxes
Medical studies clearly indicate that individuals who remain sexually active late in life live longer. Since the government is so concerned about my health, I demand free Viagra.
Hmmm. I'll pass on the Viagra but how about health-a-tutes?
Post of the day.
Somewhere, a certain “Tree” needs some serious “Refreshing”.
Yes. We can call the program See Alice.
Wow!! NYC will be the healthiest city in the whole universe! People will live to see 150! People will jog cross town to work and not even break a sweat! Cabs will be put of business because no one will use them! Dentists will be rendered useless with virtually no sugar allowed in the city! Everyone will be perfect looking! IT IS UTOPIA!!!
It was really all about controlling men.
But what about controlling women?? They have their babies KILLED with the blessings of govenment. Sick...just plain sick...
We had an historic (baloney) house in the next town over. "The boys" built it so they could smoke and drink. Basically, it was a club house. The historian said it was because the women didn't want the smoke in the house but there's no documentation ("0") to back that up.
It was built in the 1930's so it's hardly historic....not in that area...
I checked into the folks living at that time. This was simply a club....had nothing to do with their old ladies....except to get away from them. There were actually a couple joints around Town...And rather exclusive to one set of immigrants.