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Bloomberg Says Government ‘Probably’ Shouldn’t Force People to Exercise
Politiker ^ | 3/8/2013 | Colin Campbell

Posted on 03/08/2013 5:50:36 PM PST by driftdiver

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be one of the world’s biggest proponents of government action to promote public health, but Hizzoner has his limits. In his weekly radio appearance on John Gambling’s radio show, the mayor was asked whether he would consider ordering mandatory gym memberships and he admitted that’s taking things too far.

“Well, you have to be practical about what legally you can do and what people will do,” said Mr. Bloomberg. “The nice thing about the soda thing is it’s really just a suggestion.

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Just wow
1 posted on 03/08/2013 5:50:36 PM PST by driftdiver
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To: driftdiver

He is a very sick puppy.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 5:51:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: driftdiver

In a way, the government does force people to exercise. Ever find yourself in a big city at night, and there are no cops?

You’re gonna be moving like you’ve never moved before.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 5:54:50 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: driftdiver

Yeah...To quote GWB on another but similar matter:

...”is a major league assh*le...”.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 5:56:34 PM PST by RedBallJet
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To: driftdiver

“....ordering mandatory gym memberships and he admitted that’s taking things too far.”

No; no - go with it - make us all do calesthetics in the morning - out in the street - together.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 5:59:18 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: RedBallJet

Big time


6 posted on 03/08/2013 6:05:15 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Psalm 73
No; no - go with it - make us all do calesthetics in the morning - out in the street - together.

... Then after we exercise they could get us all to turn and face mecca and pray.

7 posted on 03/08/2013 6:07:36 PM PST by plain talk
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To: driftdiver

Ya, but I can tell then what to eat or drink.


8 posted on 03/08/2013 6:31:52 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: driftdiver
How about morning calisthenics in front of your webcam.

'Smith!' screamed the shrewish voice from the telescreen. '6079 Smith W.! Yes, you! Bend lower, please! You can do better than that. You're not trying. Lower, please! That's better, comrade. Now stand at ease, the whole squad, and watch me.'

A sudden hot sweat had broken out all over Winston's body. His face remained completely inscrutable. Never show dismay! Never show resentment! A single flicker of the eyes could give you away. He stood watching while the instructress raised her arms above her head and -- one could not say gracefully, but with remarkable neatness and efficiency -- bent over and tucked the first joint of her fingers under her toes.

I love Big Bloomberg!

9 posted on 03/08/2013 6:39:06 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: driftdiver

“The nice thing about the soda thing is it’s really just a suggestion.”

The nice thing about the paying taxes thing is it’s really just a suggestion .... see a parallel here?


10 posted on 03/08/2013 6:39:23 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh man... he is truly sick.


11 posted on 03/08/2013 6:42:05 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: driftdiver

Just another socialist control freak.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 6:45:12 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: driftdiver

This stupid bastard has graduated an entire generation of kids from high schools in New York and more than half of them can’t read. Of course 40% never even graduate and they can’t read either. And this left wing putz wants to tell you how much salt you can put on your fries and how much soda you can drink to wash them down. In a better world he would be shunned and cast out.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 6:47:44 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: driftdiver

Just who in the hell thought Bloomingidiot would be good for NY?

OH, a RINO named RUDY!


14 posted on 03/08/2013 7:09:38 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: driftdiver

Despots are the same all over the world.

15 posted on 03/08/2013 7:21:05 PM PST by CASchack
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To: driftdiver

You know, people who are cleaning up their dogs’ poop from the sidewalk “probably” should not rub it into Bloomberg’s face.

But that’s just a suggestion.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 7:32:27 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: driftdiver; NFHale; Gilbo_3; Impy

I think we should encourage his crazy side for a teaching moment, esp since I don’t live in NYC..

“Yes, Bloomy, don’t fall short now now, you are on a mission.
Your call is to make history, fat is this decade’s smoking like killer. It cost society billions.
Time to tax, err fine, err tax, those lazy fat a...es till they get off the chair and move. The ends justifies the means”

“Do it for the kids and Gabby”.


17 posted on 03/08/2013 7:48:54 PM PST by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: SkyDancer

He can also ban those things that he doesn’t want you to eat or drink.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 8:04:30 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: driftdiver
As one who knows just getting around Manhattan is exercise enough.
19 posted on 03/08/2013 8:23:33 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: driftdiver

Probably shouldn’t can be read as maybe should. He’s one twisted little man.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 8:40:38 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized. It ain't about hunting)
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To: driftdiver

I think Bloomberg should live in a maximum security prison for a couple years and see what it’s like for the state to make every single major and minor decision for him.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 8:58:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj

Hell you know forcing people to join a gym is no less fascist and unconstitutional than banning a certain size of cup. If he wants to be consistent he should be 100% in favor of forced exercise.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 11:15:50 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: driftdiver

How about a making a movie where they put a fence around New York and make the residents prisoners...oh yeah, I guess someone already has...


23 posted on 03/09/2013 7:21:43 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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