NYC Board of Health passes big-soda crackdown rule
NEW YORK – New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.I am really curious to see how this plays out. We've already determined that the NYPD cannot shoot their way out of a wet paper bag; now they're going to be able to determine the exact size of a cup by eyesight? Or be able to differentiate between Coke and Diet Coke by appearance? Good luck to them on that.
The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages.
I'm sorry, but anyone that supports this measure is a drooling moron that has no place in society without a handler and a drool cup. The notion that you can force people to make rational choices and not abuse their bodies has been proven demonstrably false for at least, well THOUSANDS OF DAMN YEARS. That Bloomberg has the hubris to think he can change human nature is not surprising; that the rest of NYC went along with it, slightly more so.
But this morning on the radio they had a caller who was supporting this, talking about it needed to be done "FOR THE CHILDREN". I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't make fun of the mentally diminished, but lady, what planet are you from? Do you honestly think that there's a difference between handing a *CHILD* a 16 ounce sugary soda and a 24 ounce soda? Obviously you have neither children nor even the most tenuous grasp on reality.
No, you're another nanny statist who believes that the government knows what's best for us, better than we know ourselves. You're presuming that the government - the same government, I'll wager, that five years ago you were screaming at about "no blood for oil", but I digress - knows better how to run your life than you do. How utterly, utterly depressing it must be to be you. I reject your premise and regret that you and I frequent the same planet.
It's sad that we've gone from "and yet it moves" to "save us, Nanny State Kenobi, you're our only hope"...
That is all.