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Nanny State: De Blasio to Resurrect Attempt at NYC Big Soda Ban
Newsmax ^ | May 2, 2014 | Eric Boehm, Watchdog.org

Posted on 05/04/2014 4:10:49 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hide your Big Gulps again, New York.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week his administration will pick up where former Mayor Michael Bloomberg left off and will continue the battle to ban sodas larger than 16 ounces. The city will appeal a state court ruling that pulled the plug on the ban last year.

City lawyers will argue the case at the Court of Appeals on June 4, the New York Daily News reported this week.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg got plenty of headlines in 2012 when he declared war on Big Gulps and other large sugary drinks.

The much discussed ban on sodas over 16 ounces was an edict issued by the city's Health Department and never got approval from city council. A state judge in March 2013 blocked the ban and said Bloomberg overstepped his authority in issuing it without the city council's consent.

De Blasio and Bloomberg have not seen eye to eye on everything, but the new boss is the same as the old boss when it comes to regulating away that special kind of joy that can only be found at the bottom of a half-gallon of Coca-Cola.

In fact, de Blasio seems determined to keep up New York City's reputation as one of the biggest nanny states in the nation. (It's a city, not a state, of course, but stick with the metaphor, OK?)

He wants a ban on electronic cigarettes, building on Bloomberg's long campaign to make it illegal to smoke traditional cigarettes just about anywhere inside the city limits.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: biggulps; billdeblasio; ecigs; health; horses; nannystate; nutrition; smokingbans; sodaban; transfats

1 posted on 05/04/2014 4:10:49 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

New York City: the black hole of personal freedom.

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 05/04/2014 4:11:21 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You elected him New York,embrace the suck.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 4:15:16 PM PDT 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: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“City lawyers will argue the case at the Court of Appeals on June 4, the New York Daily News reported this week. “


So the people of NYC will have to foot the bills for the lawyers trying take away some of their personal freedoms.

Insanity !

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4 posted on 05/04/2014 4:16:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You can have your “plan B” pill at age 12, just don’t wash it down with a big soda, or smoke a cig after having sex...


5 posted on 05/04/2014 4:19:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Comrade Bill claims to be married to a *former* lesbian.That statement's always troubled me...here I am having been told "it's not a choice" so often that I've pretty much come to accept its accuracy.But his "wife" seems to have *chosen* to stop being a lesbian.

I smell a rat in this Rat's story.

I believe that Comrade Bill hasn't been getting...well,you know...for so long that it's made him bitter,anxious and angry.And now he has a dog to kick in his frustration,New York City's populous and business community.

6 posted on 05/04/2014 4:19:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

7 posted on 05/04/2014 4:20:18 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

Bump


8 posted on 05/04/2014 4:26:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

9 posted on 05/04/2014 4:31:15 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just leave people alone. This is not the governments business.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 4:33:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ironically, Bloomberg’s soda ban exempts Big Gulps.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Mears

Yup and they have no problem with it for the most part. Just spent a few days in Jersey and then Franklin square out on LI, never went into Manhattan, still spent almost 100$ in tolls in just a few days going AROUND the damn city. My wife says it’s the city where everything’s at your fingertips but you can’t do anything.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The absolute best thing that could ever happen to New York is for New Yorkers to be tormented by the statist government they so badly want. Only then might they learn to appreciate liberty anew.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 4:53:12 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it!)
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To: snappahead

“——— still spent almost 100$ in tolls in just a few days going AROUND the damn city.”

Astonishing,isn’t it?

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14 posted on 05/04/2014 4:54:23 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nascarnation

“...or smoke a cig after having sex...”

On the other hand, a joint is probably OK...


15 posted on 05/04/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it!)
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16 posted on 05/04/2014 5:31:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Can just imagine the NYC Police Vice Squad sitting in the squad room after busting large sugary soda drinkers, smokers, salt eaters, etc. “Well, I tasered 3 4th graders I caught outside PS 102”, “Caught a junior high kid smoking outside his family apartment, shot his 12 week old puppy ... that will learn him.” “Did the old baton tap dance on a young lady eating a salty pretzel in the mall.”


17 posted on 05/04/2014 6:36:52 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Use of Planned Parenthood is hazardous to unborn black fetuses.)
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To: Farmer Dean

I did NOT vote for this commiecritter, but I will be suffering greatly from his idiotic machinations!


18 posted on 05/04/2014 7:48:32 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Whenever DeBlasio makes a public appearance, all present should throw Big Gulps at him.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 7:35:55 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 05/05/2014 8:11:09 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ironically, Bloomberg’s soda ban exempts Big Gulps
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
He probably ‘owns’ a string of 7/11s.

The real beauty will be if ‘Napolean’ Bloomberg were to direct some of HIS money to fight the ban....

Under the ‘that is only a good idea if I can get credit for it’ theory.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 9:23:40 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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