Michael Bloomberg and the New York Nutrition Nazis

“…first they came for our sodas…”

You didn’t have to be a Nostradamus to predict this.  Once New York City’s nutrition Nazis had assured themselves that no pitchfork wielding mob of angry, soda slurping malcontents was likely to materialize before City Hall demanding the sugar-free head of Chancellor Bloomberg for proposing the mandatory downsizing of their beverages, it was time to declare open season on the compulsive poppers of popcorn and the depraved drinkers of milk. After all, we’re talking National Security here. Michelle Obama said so.

Health Panel Talks About Wider Food Ban

The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.

At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.

One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered…

Another board member thinks milk drinks should fall under the size limits.

“There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories,” said board member Dr. Joel Forman.

New York City voters oppose 51 – 46 percent Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the sale of over-sized sugary soft drinks, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Where does it all end? When it comes to busybodies and bureaucrats, the answer is NEVER — at least not this side of the grave.  That’s why nobody likes nosy neighbors, and why the Founding Fathers  limited the meddling powers of government.  But no set of brakes will do you any good if you don’t stomp on ‘em when you need to. And sometimes you just need to get a new car.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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10 Responses to Michael Bloomberg and the New York Nutrition Nazis

  1. galudwig says:

    Health panels are statist monstrosities, but the War on Drugs is worse.

  2. “Where does it all end? When it comes to busybodies and bureaucrats, the answer is NEVER ”

    Ain’t that the truth! These people stay awake nights conjuring up new things they want to control. Too bad we can’t extradite them all to Europe where they would be welcomed.

  3. bunkerville says:

    The poll is too darn close to suit me. Are these people nuts?

    • AFVET says:

      Yeah,.. they are,….. they live in New York.

      • Bob Mack says:

        From The Gothamist:

        People Love Moving To New York, Love Leaving More

        Earlier this year we scoffed at the third of New Yorkers under 30 who dream of getting out of the state in the next year—but maybe we shouldn’t have? According to a new analysis of census data from the Empire Center for New York State Policy, for the past two decades New York’s net population loss due to domestic migration (i.e. people moving elsewhere in the country) was the highest in the United States. Luckily for us, however, lots of babies, fewer deaths and an ongoing immigration boom helped keep the numbers steady.

  4. righthook38 says:

    I just saw an article on this this morning. Can you believe it? Well, you probably can….I guess we all predicted as much. It’s that whole slippery slope we’ve been talking about for years. How much more will they ban before New Yorkers get fed up? Good grief. I’m sure we’ll start seeing this in other Democrat-run cities. Funny how Democrat voters always blame the Republicans for getting in their business and trying to run their lives, yet every city that comes up with these stupid bans are…you guessed it…Democrat-run.

    My co-worker claims that if Mike Pence gets elected as IN governor, the state will become “Footloose” with no freedom to do anything. Right after he said that, we had a real live “Footloose” situation in a Florida city. And who do you think came up with the ban on dancing and nightlife in that city? That’s right. A Democrat. Couldn’t wait to throw that one at him. When will people learn…..

    • Bob Mack says:

      Yeah, it’s unbelievable. The Kool-Aid drinkers will just keep supporting totalitarians until one of ‘em bans the Kool-Aid. BTW, sorry about WP tossing your comment into moderation. It does that sometimes for no reason that I can discern. But back to the Nanny Nazis … from The American Thinker:

      Bloomberg: Big Gulp Sodas only the beginning

      This is how it works. Someone gets a horrible idea and rather than denouncing it, others in the room try to outdo the originator by coming up with an even more idiotic idea. Soon, the snowball is rolling downhill and before you know it, a unicorn hunt is organized or some such nonsense…

      The fact that so many New Yorkers are willing to let Nanny Bloomberg run their lives brings to mind my favorite Sam Adams quote:

      “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

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