Skip to comments.Is Cambridge, MA Suffering From "Pepsi Envy?" (Soda ban spreads)
Posted on 06/20/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT by suspects
Call it a case of Pepsi Envy.
The far-left kookocracy that rules Cambridge (motto: Too small for a Republic, too large for a permanent Occupy encampment) saw the unrelenting mockery of New York Citys proposed big-soda ban and said, Hey, that could be us!
And so they leapt at the opportunity to play national punch line yet again, pushing their own version of Nanny Bloombergs Big Gulp ban. If the story of Massachusetts were made into a movie, Cambridge would be played by Pauly Shore.
And even hed be embarrassed by it.
Embarrassed because even in this attempt at self-humiliation, Cambridge cant get its act together.
Its City Council voted to have the health department study the idea of imposing an NYC-style size limit on sodas sold at restaurants.
As much free will as you can have in a society is a good idea . . . But with a public health issue, you look at those things that are dangerous for people, that need government regulation, Mayor Henrietta Davis told the press. When people are served these gigantic portions of soda in bottomless cups, sometimes its just more than people are able to resist.
But according to the Cambridge.gov website, the City Manager . . . is requested to refer the matter of a ban on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants to the Cambridge Public Health Department for a recommendation [emphasis added].
So which is it? A limit on restaurant sodas to 16 ounces or less; or an outright ban on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages?
Davis insists she has no plan to ban sodas, no, no, no. Shes merely talking about that government regulation that people need.
But if people really need to be regulated away from evil carbonated beverages, then the super-size ban is...
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
The Dems really need to drop the “Democratic” and just replace it with “communist” or “socialist” or “nazi”...or all 3.
I don’t even like soda pop...
But, this takes asinine to the highest level.
Moscow on the Charles is full of ageing ex-hippies, hardcore drug nuts, Leninist retreads, Leftist Harvard prima donnas, and Henry David Thoreau wannabes; they can ban the sale of soda, but look out if they ever initiated a serious ban on marijuana.
There’d be riots in the streets.
What does “sugar sweetened” beverages include?
Fruit juice is fructose and in some cases corn syrup.
How about big coffees?
People dump tons of sugar and flavored syrup in their coffee at Starbuck’s.
or if they banned sandals then there would be world war 3.
The Cambridge Sweet Tea Party...
I’m elated that these liberal enclaves recognize that their residents aren’t smart enough to make basic choices about health.
Hopefully their next move will be to prohibit these same folks from voting in federal elections.
Put cocaine back into Coca Cola...
I’m laughing because they’ve finally over-reached. Celebrating sodomy with 12-year-olds is no biggie. But take away jumbo sodas? Now they’ve gone too far.
This should have been their last step, not their third. They tipped their hand too early. This could even wake up the slacker crowd.
Post of the day...possibly the entire month! Love it. (I am trapped in one of those enclaves, so I KNOW you have nailed it.)
I guess Dairy Queen will have to stop selling milkshakes.
Sodas will be like cigarettes.
Vendors will only be able to sell sodas without a size restriction as long as they are at least 1/32 native american or a Harvard Law Professor running for the Senate.
That STUPID Mayorette will be quite gratified when the restaraunts and coffe shops (cream, 2 sugars) close from lack of business. At the same time, the vendors of the food people want will blossom into prosperity in neighboring towns and cities.
Maybe the BARZINI “FAMILY” will open a POP-easy where Harvard students can sit in a darkened cellar and sip their sugary drinks.
I wonder if the Mayorette has a piece of eateries across the town line. Just wondering.
Restaurants make a huge percentage of their profit on the beverage. If they don’t serve alcohol that means pop. They sell overpriced sugar water to offset the doorbuster food price that brings you in in the first place.
Ban pop and you take away the profit (which is probably what the people in Cambridge really wanted to do all along)
As a non smoker I knew this was going to happen when they started ban smoking in places.. Yet some freepers said it would stop there.. I knew it wouldn’t. Give the Government an inch and they will want more and more.
During my days in Cambridge the cola that was sold in all of the little underground shops on the 'T' was Canada Dry Jamaica Cola. You had to scrounge for a Coke or a Pepsi.
And I had to walk ten miles to class, uphill, both ways.