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Snyderman: People 'B*tched' But Bloomberg Showed Leadership By Banning Big Sodas
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/24/2012 9:11:36 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

If only the little people would stop clinging to their freedom, the elites could improve their lives so much . . .

During the push for ObamaCare, MSNBC gave Dr. Nancy Snyderman her own show to promote the cause. The show ended shortly after the passage of the law, but Dr. Nancy's still around, supporting other politicians in their quest for more control over people's lives.

On Morning Joe today, Snyderman celebrated New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, claiming he showed real leadership by imposing a ban on big sodas. Snyderman sniffed off opponents of the law as simply having "bitched about the nanny state."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloominidiotberg; bullystate; michaelbloomberg; nancysnyderman; nannystate; sodaban; sodascam

1 posted on 09/24/2012 9:11:46 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Defending your freedom against the nanny state = ‘bitching’ in eyes of MSM/political elites like Dr. Nancy Snyderman. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 9:13:17 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Many people throughout history have “shown leadership”.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 9:13:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Today soda’s, tomorrow the bill of rights.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Watching Morning Joe can cause fat to accumulate in liberal brains and butts.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 9:17:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is leadership? In which direction are we supposed to be going?

Or are we doomed to wander about some vast wasteland for years before somebody finally says, “Enough!”

Time to consult the moral compass and focus on the goal we really want to head for.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The temporary kind of leadership.


7 posted on 09/24/2012 9:24:52 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
One left wing loon supporting the lunacy of another left wing loom.
Not something you see everyday.
8 posted on 09/24/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: EGPWS
Today soda’s, tomorrow the bill of rights.

Yesterday the War On Drugs.

9 posted on 09/24/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wow. These libs are amazing. Truly.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 9:35:41 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ban of “big” sodas reduces economies of scale in purchasing power. Buyers need to buy more quantities of less soda for the same fix.

Political kickback to Coke/Pepsi suppliers and dispensing companies — think McDonalds for doing all that hiring for Hussein?

... Unless of course, one trusts Big Media to report the truth, and then it’s to reduce obesity.

Kind of like how the Great Clinton’s Telecommunications Act of 1996 was to “protect the children”, while it allowed Big Media to coalesce and become the anti-American propaganda machine it is today.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 9:36:34 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does this smug looking “w”itch realize that Bloomberg did not outlaw or pass a law preventing people from ordering a “refill” of my (whatever)
If I cannot buy a 16oz drink, I see NO law preventing me from buying 2 8oz drinks. If my school days math is correct 2 drinks at 8oz. is the equivalent of a single 160z. er.
If ordered in an eating place, the server who does NOT bring the second drink has just blown his/her tip.
People patronize the place that fulfills their desires. Else why bother going???


12 posted on 09/24/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hitler and Stalin showed extraordinary “leadership”.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 9:40:51 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hitler showed leadership, too. We all know where THAT went!

*No, I do not equate nannyism with mass murder.


14 posted on 09/24/2012 9:41:34 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

When you buy in the larger don’t you get more for less money? If so, aren’t they hurting the poor?

And what about the tax? Here in Ohio you pay a tax on take out. Does New York have a tax on take out. If so, is it more for two smaller drinks then it would be for one big one?


15 posted on 09/24/2012 9:48:02 AM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Hey,look on the bright side.The next time someone attempts a bombing in Times Square Doomberg can always blame someone opposed to the 16oz drink ban.
16 posted on 09/24/2012 9:53:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
How many people are just going to order two of the smaller ones instead?

I'd love to know what movie theaters plan to do.

17 posted on 09/24/2012 10:00:26 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That is most certainly NOT leadership.

Leading a free people involves presentation of better ideas, arranging an array of disparate data and presenting them as a single cogent argument.

Leading a free people involves “...hey, I haven’t had a jumbo soda in weeks and I feel great. Give it a try and see how it works for you...”

Leading a free people has been confused with having authority over a free people (oxymoron apology)....at least by the author of this article.

The purpose of the exercise, the “American Experiment,” looks for all intents and purposes to be the protection of individual volition, and the free exercise thereof. Anything else comes under the heading of societal authority and must be agreed to by all parties involved, or it is a no-go.

Bloomie acts like a powermad little dweeb (.02, your mileage may vary), who has succeeded in his not so little frog-pond (why is it so much of this drek comes from the cities?).

Leadership of a free people is not about coercion...

.02


18 posted on 09/24/2012 10:07:55 AM PDT by petro45acp (The question isn't "are you better off?" it should be "is it really the government's job?")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Although I concur that high calorie sugar-laden soft-drinks can contribute to weight gain in children (and adults), I highly doubt that the inability to buy ‘big sodas’ is going to solve the national obesity problem.

More generally, if having the government ‘ban’ things is the best way to deal with societal problems, why not just go the whole way?

We could have government”

1. Issue mandatory chastity belts for teenagers to prevent teenage pregnancy.
2. Send troops into gang-invested inner city areas to rid them of this problem.
3. Ban all movies, literature, and music (yes, including hip-hop) that feature violent themes.
4. Make the driving age universally 18 years to avoid car accidents involving young drivers.
5.Make it mandatory that all <18 years old have to wear government defined uniforms, to cut down on crime associated with the theft of fashionable clothing items, such as high-end footwear (e.g. Nike's).
6. Ban any high school or state college sports in which participants ‘could get hurt’.

etc. etc.

No, I'm not advocating any of this...

19 posted on 09/24/2012 10:10:53 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hitler and Stalin had strong leadership skills too.
I’m not sure ‘leadership’ is the sole criteria we should use to evaluate elected officials.


20 posted on 09/24/2012 10:17:15 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Coming soon - Government feeding stations where you will report for your serving of gruel Michelle approved nutritional rations.
21 posted on 09/24/2012 10:17:25 AM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hitler and Stalin had strong leadership skills too.
I’m not sure ‘leadership’ is the sole criteria we should use to evaluate elected officials.


22 posted on 09/24/2012 10:19:57 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He showed tyranny, that all, tyranny. How much people want to consume is none of the government’s business.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 10:21:04 AM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Liberalism: Ideas so good they have to be compulsory.


24 posted on 09/24/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why did they think they needed to invent a whole new word “sugery drink” for something that’s been around for 100 years and already has a perfectly good name - pop, soda, soda pop.

They aren’t fooling anywone with this NewSpeak Bull Carp.


25 posted on 09/24/2012 10:35:08 AM PDT by DManA
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To: GloriaJane
Here in Ohio you pay a tax on take out.

Check again. You pay tax on soft drinks anywhere in Ohio. You pay tax on food eaten in a restaurant. But you don't pay tax on the food you carry out. If the restaurant is charging you, then they are ripping you off.

Even the soft drink tax is odd. You pay tax on sweetened iced tea, but not on unsweetened. Stores and restaurants often get that wrong and just charge tax on all of it.

26 posted on 09/24/2012 11:15:03 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leadership is not necessarily a positive. In this case, it’s a sign of evil (not that junk soda is a fundamental right, but control over your own life is a fundamental right). Bloomberg is a rather pathetic petty tyrant - that’s enough power over the little people to make him feel ‘special’?


27 posted on 09/24/2012 11:45:40 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Will it still be called leadership when someone like Bloomberg legislates you into working for free for the good of the collective?
28 posted on 09/24/2012 11:49:49 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So this proves that Bloomberg is a petty tyrant.


29 posted on 09/25/2012 10:36:31 AM PDT by Americanexpat (�It is going to get even worse now that the)
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