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Bloomberg Calls On State To Implement Sugary Drink Ban
CBS News ^ | February 25, 2013 5:03 PM

Posted on 03/03/2013 9:47:04 AM PST by Olog-hai

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged New York State to adopt his ban on large sugary drinks.

The city has jurisdiction over restaurants, movie theaters, fast food restaurants and street carts, but not supermarkets or convenience stores that do not serve prepared foods.

“The state should do exactly the same thing in stores,” Bloomberg told reporters including WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb. …

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; bloominidiotberg; diabn; michaelbloomberg; newyork; newyorkcity; sodaban; totalitarianism
Did a search for this and other articles like it; turned up nothing, so posted it. It’s from earlier last week. Bloomberg’s megalomania certainly does not end at the borders of the city.
1 posted on 03/03/2013 9:47:11 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Will b-berg ban doughnuts next?


2 posted on 03/03/2013 9:48:31 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Olog-hai

Bloomberg says:

“Liberty? Pffft!”


3 posted on 03/03/2013 9:48:31 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai

In stores?? DUMB....I buy the liter for my family...not just me.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 9:49:53 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

He may have a tougher time with this than with the “safe act”(?) since it’s likely that the legislature has more interaction with sugary drinks than with guns. What a self serving radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbag this clown is. Does he have any stock in coke or pepsi?


5 posted on 03/03/2013 9:50:43 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Olog-hai

How bout a law to tax himself at a rate of about 110%?


6 posted on 03/03/2013 9:52:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

As I’ve said many times on here.

I’m glad to see Bloomie realizes New Yorkers aren’t smart enough to make good decisions about health.

I’m distressed that he thinks they are smart enough to vote in federal elections.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 9:52:00 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How about banning the consumption of alcohol too! Think of the health benefits! No more drunk drivers etc... I think we tried that once.... did work out so well.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 9:52:17 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Olog-hai

What is wrong with this guy? Oh wait, he’s a socialist in RINO clothing.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 9:54:25 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

What is wrong with this guy?

He is a talking rectum.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 9:59:04 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

I like when people, especially liberals, say:

“Oh that’s ridiculous! Tyranny could never happen in the USA! you’re overreacting!”

Well, New York city is now a despotic state. Does anyone deny this? Even liberals I think know it as I heard them complain about the despot. I read last year the despot is demanding all landlords submit a list of all the people who smoke in their apartments, which is an invasion of privacy. Good. I hope he installs cameras in their bedrooms next. “Tyranny can never happen in the USA! We don’t need guns!” LOL!


11 posted on 03/03/2013 10:02:56 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Venturer

“He is a talking rectum.”

Reminds me of a scene from the movie “The Boob Tube.” I think that’s what it was called? Only it wasn’t a talking rectum.


12 posted on 03/03/2013 10:09:52 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: A Navy Vet

Actually he’s more of a despot. He’s proven that tyranny can take root and exist in the USA. Two weeks ago Mr. Despot issued an edict banning 2 liter sodas with pizza deliveries. So if you’re having a card game with a few of your buddies and want some pizza, the delivery guy has to bring a bunch of smaller bottles of soda because the Despot has decided adults are not responsible enough to handle 2 liter bottles. Last year he also issued an edict demanding landlords submit a list to the city of all the tenants who smoke in their apartments. Sort of like “Send a list of all the Juden”.


13 posted on 03/03/2013 10:10:05 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Olog-hai
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged New York State to adopt his ban on large sugary drinks.

What's next for this idiot, a call for a Constitutional Amendment?!?

14 posted on 03/03/2013 10:11:11 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Olog-hai

2 things:
• Why aren’t the soda bottlers taking this guy to court?
• Why hasn’t anyone taken this guy out to the woodshed, literally?


15 posted on 03/03/2013 10:19:52 AM PST by jakota (jakota)
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To: Olog-hai

Decades ago when the government started banning substances like drugs people stood up and said what business is it of the governments to tell us what we can and cannot do. Many people responded they thought the concept of government power to ban things is good for us, that drugs were bad. The first group said the concept isn’t about drugs specifically but the idea the government had authority to ban anything in the first place.

Well, now the government is doing exactly what the first group knew they would do and that is ban more and more common things like sugar.

Totalitarianism. That’s what the first group was warning about. Too late.


16 posted on 03/03/2013 10:33:13 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m hoping the democrat morons in NY follow his lead. The stupider they act, the sooner normal people will abandon them. And again, shame on the GOP for not using enough of the democrat antics to paint them as they are.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 10:39:32 AM PST by soycd
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To: Olog-hai

It easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than it is for a billionaire to govern ethically and reasonably.


18 posted on 03/03/2013 10:44:52 AM PST by DManA
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To: Olog-hai
How about a Michael Bloomberg ban? When he sends out the NYC union goons to enforce his edicts, the victims reply by dumping the city employees in the Hudson, Harlem, and East Rivers.
19 posted on 03/03/2013 11:02:19 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Olog-hai

‘Sugary’ instead of ‘sweet’. Clever, isn’t it? Like ‘marraige equality’ instead of ‘gay marriage’. I suppose various organizations do focus-group research to find exactly the right words.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 11:10:16 AM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: Olog-hai

He is such a jerk.

Use your bully pulpit to tell people what is wrong with sugary drinks. Don’t force people with laws! Not only is it totalitarian, it doesn’t work. I believe pot is banned in NYC too? How’s that working for you?


21 posted on 03/03/2013 11:14:57 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: A Navy Vet

What’s wrong with him?He’s a control freak.I’m sure you met some jerks like him while in the Navy.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 11:21:50 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Olog-hai

When the big bloomers closes down NYC bathhouses and enforces immigration laws in Chinatown, I will beleive he is more concerned about public health than being Queen for the day.


23 posted on 03/03/2013 1:29:44 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

I wish I were a better person, but I’m not — I hope Bloomberg meets a sudden end, and soon. It would be most appropriate if he got, for example, a sudden fatal allergic reaction to some small portion diet food item. I’d pee my pants laughing.


24 posted on 03/03/2013 5:30:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

You wouldn’t be laughing.
If bloomy became allergic to something, he’d ban it for everyone.

BTW, is bloomy competing against moochelle or is he working with her on this health kick?


25 posted on 03/03/2013 5:45:44 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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