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Is NYC next?

Is NYC next?

Banning super-sized sodas may be the spark that ignites the fire.

From reader Max:

A rare sight in midtown Manhattan …. They must be from some other part of New York State!



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alan markus | June 6, 2012 at 7:15 am

How about a special video of the day for your followers in Wisconsin?

James Brown & Robert Palmer “I Feel Good”

DavidJackSmith | June 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

So if you’re drinking a 32oz Slurpy and carrying a bag of weed in New York…

The cops will arrest you for the illegal and deadly crack-Slurpy and pass on the weed?

Welcome to Bizarro-Bloomberg World

    Milhouse in reply to DavidJackSmith. | June 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Um, no. Nobody is proposing making the possession of slurpees, in any size, illegal. Not even Michelle is proposing that, let alone Michael. You have some very strange ideas.

    Even if Bloomberg’s proposal passes, and the Board of Health forbids businesses which it regulates from selling super-large sodas, why would it be any cop’s business? Even if a cop walked into a place that was illegally selling them, what do you think he could do about it, except give the Board of Health a call and let them deal with it? And of course not all businesses are regulated by the BoH in the first place; such places have no reason to pay any attention to BoH regulations.

Frank Scarn | June 6, 2012 at 7:29 am

(A) A fine first course.

The second, USSC informing us that Obamacare is unconstitutional.

Followed by a third course when the USSC tells us that fedgov does not have exclusive jurisdiction on immigration matters and that Arizona’s self-defense laws are A-okay.

And then the main course in November, the ouster of the Pretender himself.

(B) Seen burning in the metal trash barrels @ #Occupy_Madison truckloads of,

40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation (2009),
By James Carville, with Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza
Simon & Schuster. 224 pages. $24.

Saw that very same bumper sticker on a car here in the Tucson area just last week.

Hope it catches on!

You’re right. Bloomberg’s ridiculous soda overreach will help keep the voting public focused on the administration’s overreach. Unintentionally Bloomberg did Romney a big favor.

    n.n in reply to Soccerdad. | June 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Actually, I prefer your interpretation, Soccerdad. It suggests an internal conflict waged within the Democrat party. A reevaluation and realignment of priorities by its members.

      Soccerdad in reply to n.n. | June 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Actually, Bloomberg is a RINO (he switched to the GOP because he’d never have won the Democratic primiary.) 🙂

Bloomberg is right. However, if he had any integrity, he would remind people that they have a choice between liberty and submission with benefits. Only a minority will ever enjoy both.

TrooperJohnSmith | June 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

So, did NYC also ban free refills? If not, what keeps a 16-ounce drink purchaser from getting one or more refills?

As for the car in the photo, it’s definitely a NYC resident. Why? Look at the bumper dings in the close-up shot, which is a hallmark of the world of parallel parking.

    Milhouse in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | June 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Nobody has banned anything. It will take the Board of Health most of a year to consider Bloomberg’s proposal and perhaps adopt it. But if it does so, the businesses it regulates will remain free to offer free refills, and nothing will stop anyone from getting them. The point is that many people won’t bother.