Nanny Mayor orders supersize downsize

May 31, 2012

Katy Grimes: In the land of nanny governments, contradictions abound. In California, lawmakers have banned and taxed smoking, tried to ban plastic bags and polystyrene food containers, regulated the Happy Meal, mandated breaks and vacation time for babysitters, and even ordered fitted sheets in hotels for housekeepers.

In the Assembly right now, one legislator wants mandatory dog licensing. Another tried for mandatory pet neutering.

It never stops. But in New York City, the chief nanny, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has ordered the downsizing of supersize sodas.

Real Clear Politics reported that Bloomberg is trying to “force you to understand” that something has to happen to deal with obesity.

We’ve got to do something. Everybody is wringing their hands saying we’ve got to do something. Well, here is a concrete thing. You can still buy large bottles in stores. But in a restaurant, 16 ounces is the maximum that they would be able to serve in one cup. If you want to order two cups of the same time, that’s fine. It’s your choice. We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things. We’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup,” NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said about his proposal to ban sugary drinks 16oz or larger, RCP reported.

But there is no word on just how Bloomberg plans to police those who dare to drink more than 16 ounces of soda at a sitting, unless he plans to outlaw the Big Gulp.

The sheer imbecility isn’t the only thing wrong with this rule; the message that only the government knows what’s allowable in personal portion control and nutrition.

And, Bloomberg only went after soda. He has not yet attacked milk shakes and malts, the Frappuccino, McFreezy, or Blizzard. What’s next on his hit list… ice cream? Mac and cheese? Hungryman frozen dinners?

What’s of particular offense to many is that while obesity may be increasing, so is exercise, and eating right. There are millions of people eat well and exercise without being ordered to by Mayor Bloomberg.

Diet and health is a huge issue in America, but I lay the problem right at the feet of the government. With the increase of government mandated school lunches, and now school breakfast, dinner, and a snack, school children have never been larger. Added together with cut backs on recess and P.E., government intervention is the real problem.

Who knows what’s in Bloomberg’s head other than lording over his fiefdom. A better and more sincere solution would have been educating his masses on healthy food choices, encouraging parents to feed their own children, and to decide what and how much their kids eat and drink.

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  1. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 31 May, 2012, 14:56

    “In the Assembly right now, one legislator wants mandatory dog licensing”

    There should be a leash law in the State Capital. All lobbyist owners should be FORCED to leash their respective legislator lapdogs whenever walking on the Capital grounds and pick up after they leave their droppings. 😀

    “But there is no word on just how Bloomberg plans to police those who dare to drink more than 16 ounces of soda at a sitting, unless he plans to outlaw the Big Gulp”

    Bloomberg is no better than a totalitarian marxist. I’ve told you time and time again about the ‘slippery slope’ on these boards. Every nation on earth that has gone ‘totalitarian’ did not do it in one fell swoop. They did it GRADUALLY over time – slowly confiscating one right after another determining how far they could go without causing civil unrest.

    This is the experiment that you are seeing across the nation.

    All of you should be shaking in your boots. This is not a dress rehearsal. This is the REAL McCOY!

    Wait until the cops serve a warrantless search on your home looking for 2 liter plastic bottles of cola??? You think that’s funny???

    Watch ‘n learn.

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  2. Donkey
    Donkey 31 May, 2012, 15:35

    OCO, this is the result of government feeders seeking to leave an affirmation of their greatness when they cease to exsist.

    The jokers running the RAGWUS live in a Wonderland fantasy. 🙂

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  3. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 31 May, 2012, 15:51

    Some disparate thoughts on the Nanny State:

    Love your idea about leash laws for lobbyists B’bub. Good thing I wasn’t drinking a 32 ounce soda or I would have sprayed it all over my computer.

    There are already very sneaky and intrusive ways the gubmint can spy on us now like scanning your home with thermal imaging equipment to see if you might be growing the evil weed or snooping on your bank transactions to see if you are making lots of cash transactions. Or going over your electric bill looking for suspicious usage patterns. The result could be a home invasion assault by your friendly neighborhood badge wearing SWAT terrorists. Soon they won’t even have to send in the para-military clowns. A police drone will circle your house and order you outside, face down and hands on head. Non compliance will result in a strafing run controlled by some pasty faced goon sipping his latte in air conditioned comfort back at police headquarters.

    And finally, (drum roll please), Neuter politicians, not pets!

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  4. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 31 May, 2012, 16:05

    “There are already very sneaky and intrusive ways the gubmint can spy on us now like scanning your home with thermal imaging equipment to see if you might be growing the evil weed or snooping on your bank transactions to see if you are making lots of cash transactions”

    It’s going to get much worse, Dys. The big telecom companies have been implicated in cooperating with NSA to eavesdrop without warrants on our phone lines. And President long-legged mac daddy signed a law that prohibits the citizenry from suing the phone companies for providing such cooperation. This is all true.

    And if you deposit or withdraw greater than $10,000 from a bank a big red flag appears that puts you under the watchful eye of Uncle Sugar.

    But American TBTF banks can literally launder hundreds of billions of narco related dollars for financial clearing houses in Mexico (working for the cartels)and even participate in the purchase of large aircraft for the cartels to fly their dope into the country – and the narco dollars out of the country – and when finally detected they pay a small fine which amounted to about 1/50th of the profit made off the laundering the dope money – and the kicker is: NOT ONE OF THE CROOKED BANKSTERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR WENT TO JAIL!!!

    Dys – what would happen to YOU if you had a little narco dollar laundering scheme operating from your home and the Feds found out??? I’ll tell you what would happen. They would seize practically every asset you owned and YOU would have to PROVE that those assets were purchased with legit dollars BEFORE they were returned to you.

    Also, you would do a MINIMUM MANDATORY 10 years in a Federal prison where MOST of that sentence would get served since ‘good time’ accounts for a very low percentage of jail knock-off time in a Federal penn.

    But few Americans can connect these dots. Even the smart reporters at these blog sites can’t seem to grasp the ramifications here. Many still applaud the banks and say that they did nothing legally wrong!!! HAH! 😀

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  5. Donkey
    Donkey 31 May, 2012, 22:34

    You can’t reason with lunatics and fanatics of the RAGWUS. But, you can refuse to be intimidated by them. And that is terrifying to them, indeed. Fear and intimidation are all they have to back up their failed and fallacious arguments for increased control of the day to day movements and acts of Americans.

    At 55 years old I somehow survived riding bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, water rafting, and rollarskating without a helmut. I survived riding in cars with no seat-belts. I survived lead paint, smog laden with abestos from car brakes. I ran on the blacktop at school and survived. I survived competition between my peers without a loss of self-esteem. The fools in the Sactown RAGWUS are idiots for even considering food control! 😉

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  6. Bob
    Bob 31 May, 2012, 23:32

    Now, now, remember you rulers love you and everything they do is “fer da childern.”

    After all, it takes a village, right? And who’s gonna love ya more than Shillary Klinton and Mikey Bloombum?

    “We’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup,” NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

    Hah! “Simply forcing you” now if that ain’t gummit love, what is? Right along with the radiated porno scanners and feel ups at the gummit airports.

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  7. Bob
    Bob 31 May, 2012, 23:44

    And if you don’t believe your gummit masters love you just read this slavish propaganda from Donald Malafronte a Lyndon Johnson statist brainwashed shill:

    And for Johnson, he had no other vocabulary, no other way of thinking about how to help people, other than to have involvement of government in a big way. “Give them a lot of money, put your arms around ’em and love ’em.”

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/transcript/lbj-transcript/

    See? Now who’s gonna love you more than a politician or bureaucrat?

    Don’t ya want a big gummymint to just put it’s arms around you and squeze the stuffings outta ya???

    God knows, Porky Perez is sure trying.

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  8. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 1 June, 2012, 09:06

    Make no mistake about it.

    This is fascism sneaking in through your back door. This is how it all starts. Review world history if you doubt me. Taking away your right to drink a sugary soda in any amount might seem innoculous. But it is a method used to desensitize the masses. Just like with TSA grabbing your private parts and performing naked scans on your body as a condition to board an aircraft. Focus on the ‘slippery slope’, my friends. You are going to see more and more of this sort of thing – but the inalienable rights that they confiscate from you will get more and more intrusive. That is how totalitarian states become totalitarian states. It happens in small increments. Be scared. Be VERY scared.

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