A state judge today put a cork in City Hall´s plans to ban Big Apple restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks -- a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg, who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure. Before the stunning ruling by New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues, convenience stores and other places regulated by the city´s health department would have been prohibited -- starting tomorrow -- from selling sugary drinks of more than 16 ounces.
Comments: Sequester THAT, jerk! What a busybody mayor. He needs to get a life... somewhere else.
How sweet it is. Finally, a commonsense decision which respects the rights of citizens to do whatever the heck they want. It´s only when the gummint takes charge of your healthcare costs that this nonsense becomes even remotely thinkable. Nanny Bloomberg gets a time out on this one.
I think the only reason this got tossed was because blacks and latinos in NY claimed they were being racially targeted by the law.That said,the reasons given were valid.If sugar caused obesity,I would have been a bowling ball as a kid.
I don´t think Bloomberg saw this coming. He was bragging just a couple months ago how he had appointed everyone on that commission that voted for this absurd ban. Well, Nanny, you didn´t count on a judge with common sense ruling against you, now did you? Bahahahaha!
The fact that New Yorkers sit in the corner and suck their thumbs, and wait for a federal judge to give them permission to have a big glass a pop, tells me all I need to know. What a bunch of weak tools.
The audacity and nerve of these progressive elites to attempt to control how the rest of us live our lives is mind boggleling. They are a threat to the future of America and our children. They must view themselves as some kind of aristocracy.
How can Bloomberg, capitalist genius and innovator, be a control freak, freaked out, communist commissar? It´s easy, he reads Marx and Hitler, then takes totalitarian pills to strengthen his remarkable, naked hypocracy. A few stupid pills help, too. The whole idea of regulating the size of junk food, sugar or chemical laden drinks, is just another commie distraction to all the other totalitarian damage he´s helping the Schumers, Feinsteins, Pelosis, Reids, Obamaos, Boehners, Cantors, to pull off. Keep`em all distracted, watch the left hand while the right and steals your life work, enslaves you with taxes so that you´re working most of the year for the governments of evil. What a racket and thanks to Diane Sawyer and her billionaire bunch of brianwashers for their 24/7 disgraceful aid.
...a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg, who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure.
"Public health" isn´t what he wants. He wants control over other people´s lives, like most liberals. He wants people to do as he does, whether they like it or not, assuming that his lifestyle is "healthy" and that of others is not.
Because what is "healthy" changes almost from month to month, and because so much settled science is really junk science and because what is healthy for one man is neutral or worse for another man, Bloomberg´s dictatorial attitude is grating, so say the least.
People don´t want being told what to do by people they don´t know or trust. Most people don´t like being told what to do, period.
Bloomie needs an attitude adjustment. Perhaps the Court just gave him a little one.
If they were really concerned, they would ban statins. Statins can cause diabetes, and weight gain, but they´re the AMA´s star performer. If you look at health problems that have increased in the last 25 years, you w ll find statins.
Bloomberg insisted he take over the school system. It was supposed to be his signature achievement. Now, a decade later, schools are worse than ever (no mean feat!). But he´s worried about soda. What a putz.
All the judge did was say, if you want your soda ban, you´ve got to go through the proper legislative procedures. Theoretically, the ban could still be passed that way. It will be interesting to see Bloomberg eventually tries it (after losing his appeal).
Right #13. The DC commies are so spoiled on Federals forcing US citizens to do things, now they want to try it at city and state levels.
Don´t forget Bloomy also issued another kingly decree that two liter bottles of soda could not be delivered by pizza delivery to kid´s birthday parties! I´m not sure if the judge´s decision covers that.
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