Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bloomberg’s next targets: Sweet tea, energy drinks, fruit juices
The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 06/06/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Michael Bloomberg and his battle against bulging waistlines are targeting new villains: sweet tea, energy drinks and fruit juices.

New York City’s health department launched a series of TV and bus ads on Monday that warn people about the high sugar content in drinks that are seemingly healthy.

The ads cost about $1.4 million and are part of a “pouring on the pounds” campaign that dates back to 2009, The Daily Mail reports.

One of the television ads shows a young boy happily slurping on a juice box. The scene takes a dramatic turn when it flashes to what appears to be a patient being operated on with the words “amputation,” “heart attack,” “vision loss” and “kidney failure” appearing on the screen. The patient then flatlines…

“Fruit-flavored drinks are not a healthy choice,” a voiceover says after the cheerful music resumes, instead suggesting that parents should switch out their unhealthy drinks with water, seltzer, skim milk and fresh fruit.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; bloomingidiot; bloominidiotberg; bloomturd; bullystate; children; health; michaelbloomberg; nannystate; nutrition; nyc; obesity; sugar

1 posted on 06/06/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 06/06/2013 4:08:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s a wonder I haven’t flat lined years ago.

It’s nice to know New York has millions to waste on this BS.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 4:09:35 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sweet Tea?! That’s evil! New Yorkers seem to like it. They vote for him and don’t pitch his butt out.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 4:11:14 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

....does the mayor have an expiration date? ...tiresome little twit.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 4:11:45 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bloomberg is turning NYC into one of those crappy, dreary prison camps described in Glenn Beck’s “Agenda 21” novel.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 4:11:56 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Fresh fruit that comes from every Country but ours. Tea means Rush is on list also.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 4:12:11 PM PDT by easternsky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I would love to see him get run over by a bus, so some bystander can say, “Damn dude. You shoulda banned buses!”


8 posted on 06/06/2013 4:13:27 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Poor ole Bloomie—he really needs to get a life of his own, and leave the rest of us alone.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 4:13:59 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Irenic

>>Sweet Tea?! That’s evil! New Yorkers seem to like it.

When I lived in that part of the country, I’d order sweet tea everywhere and get a blank look followed by some comment about the south (yes, i have a slight accent).


10 posted on 06/06/2013 4:16:20 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
 photo bloomberg_nanny_zps5a6dd6e7.jpg
11 posted on 06/06/2013 4:17:07 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Michael Bloomberg: Fascist.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 4:17:16 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Thanks for the post, I just had to open a can of Guava Nectar upon reading it:


13 posted on 06/06/2013 4:18:06 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Talk about grotesque lies! Implication: drinking juice equals death. What brazen evil these commie bastards concoct!

It’s all about control of the people—period.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 4:18:13 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92

My sentence was a mess, I am grammar challenged. :p

I was meaning New Yorkers liked Bloomberg.

Yeah, my first dinner at the in-laws I was asked what I would like to drink, I asked for iced tea...brother, you would have thought I farted really loud or something with the way they looked at me!

I talk a little funny, too :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehPUJKk2_dg


15 posted on 06/06/2013 4:23:03 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: WXRGina

I agree


16 posted on 06/06/2013 4:23:57 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Irenic

Shame East Germany isn’t still around. This fool would have been a great dictator there.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 4:24:25 PM PDT by Luke21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Skim milk has the healthy fat removed but all the sugars in. Idiots.

Banning things doesn’t work — NYC is becoming a “dry” city. Soon there will be black market donuts. People baking cookies in their bathtubs. Speakeasies serving illicit chocolate milk and orange juice!!


18 posted on 06/06/2013 4:28:53 PM PDT by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think Bloomberg is mentally ill. No sane person would seek to control others to such a degree...unless he thinks others are his cattle.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 4:29:27 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
I think Bloomberg is mentally ill. No sane person would seek to control others to such a degree...unless he thinks others are his cattle.”

I think every single democrat believes that we should be controlled like cattle. just look at how democrat congressmen attacked the tea party victims of the IRS in the hearings. look at how every democrat politician voted for Obamacare that is 15,000 pages of government control, lois Lerners in charge of our healtcare etc.

20 posted on 06/06/2013 4:34:43 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Nanny State PING!”

I was watching a “Top Gear” (UK) rerun on Netflix this evening with a segment on two fire-breathing Aussie cars. It got me to thinking about our not being able to buy so many interesting cars here in the USA.

We let the Feds get away with restricting our freedom to buy automobiles because “it was for the Environment” (EPA) or “it was for the children” (NHTSA). The Unions and Detroit did not want the foreign competition and Washington liked the power. Now Bloomberg and all the other Nannies have had 50 years to become addicted to PowerKool-Aide.

Like all addictions, the required dosage just keeps going up and up. The Supply of new areas of our lives which the bureaucrats could control has now shrunk to the point that Bloomie has to try to control Iced Tea!

Really! How many iced tea drinkers are there in NYC? This particular iced tea drinker has no desire to visit hiz honor’s socialist workers camp.


21 posted on 06/06/2013 4:34:44 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Unfortunately he is right. Please don’t flame me because he is barking up the wrong tree. It’s SUGAR period that is toxic but would be go after BIG SUGAR? I don’t think so. But more folks need to be warned if they don’t already know just how bad the excessive consumption of sugar is. It’s terrible but so many don’t understand why they are so fat.

Don’t get me wrong if somebody wants to eat this stuff by all means its a free country - for now


22 posted on 06/06/2013 4:36:30 PM PDT by SaintDismas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s not about health with despot Bloomberg. It’s about power. Otherwise he wouldn’t be fanatically promoting bicycle riding to kids. “Don’t drink soda...but riding your bike around speeding trucks and taxis is perfectly OK.” All the time I read about some kid getting crushed by a truck or a car. This guy is completely and utterly full of BS when he says his edicts are about public health.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 4:38:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luke21

He isn’t cunning like they were. But he sure has his acting down to an art form. I think he is a megalomaniac, he needs a shrink.


24 posted on 06/06/2013 4:39:56 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I am really and truly starting to seriously rethink my plans to attend my 35th HS reunion in Brooklyn in September.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 4:43:25 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Irenic

>>Yeah, my first dinner at the in-laws I was asked what I would like to drink, I asked for iced tea...brother, you would have thought I farted really loud or something with the way they looked at me!

LOL. Same experience for me, but it was at a Wendy’s in Groton, Connecticut.


26 posted on 06/06/2013 4:43:47 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sweet tea? OMG my hubby and I just switched from morning coffee to tea...sweetened. Used sugar sub at first but switched to the real. Alas, we are safe. We live in IN.
27 posted on 06/06/2013 4:45:49 PM PDT by Bronzy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about fruits?


28 posted on 06/06/2013 4:46:46 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I ask once again. Why has no one done an involuntary psych committal on this guy? Is there not one single doctor in NYC that even has a vestigial backbone?
29 posted on 06/06/2013 4:48:45 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hardraade
Daughter is against fruit juices due to sugar content. “Eat fruit Mom”, she says.
30 posted on 06/06/2013 4:49:29 PM PDT by Bronzy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Democrat_media
I don't think most democrats think about anything related to governance. They have drunk the Kool-Ade and are going along with the party line...but I don't think they realize what they are suggesting.

If someone sat down the Democrats and explained the total effect of their programs...many would wake-up and walk away.

In my mind, what is going on with the Liberals at the present time is nothing short of demonic.

31 posted on 06/06/2013 4:53:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92; Irenic

Back in 1975, we were at a restaurant in Stockholm. I asked the waiter, “By any chance, do you have sweet iced tea?”

Pensively, he said, “We haf tea....”
“We haf ice....”
With a brilliant smile he said , “YA! We haf ICED TEA!”

Soon, he reappeared with a sterling silver pot of hot water, a china cup & saucer with tea bag, a sugar bowl and a large glass of ice.

“That works for me!”

(that show of initiative earned the water a healthy tip!)


32 posted on 06/06/2013 4:53:43 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Shimmer1

Sweet tea??? He’s targeting sweet tea???


33 posted on 06/06/2013 4:57:15 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That there Yankee, Bloomberg is attacking Sweet Tea ???

The South will rise again !!!


34 posted on 06/06/2013 4:59:00 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92

I live in California and had no idea what sweet tea was til I went to Arkansas about 5 yrs ago. Everywhere we would go I would order iced tea and they would say sweet tea? Lol
We didn’t have anything but iced tea in California til a couple of years ago.


35 posted on 06/06/2013 5:00:29 PM PDT by sheana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Jyotishi

Hawaiian Sun Guava Nectar ... haven’t had that in years. Thanks for a great blast from the past!


36 posted on 06/06/2013 5:02:08 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

New Yorkers put up with this crap....they deserve it. I just wish he’d keep his war chest and his politics out of Colorado.


37 posted on 06/06/2013 5:04:32 PM PDT by averagemo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: null and void

He just can’t get over the fact that we Confederates never really surrendered.


38 posted on 06/06/2013 5:06:44 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Fast Moving Angel

I’m glad that you are enjoying the memory, but you can order the drinks online and imbibe the real thing.


39 posted on 06/06/2013 5:16:45 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: null and void

OH DON’T EVEN GO THERE BLOOMBERG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (who died and made you king, huh?? huh????)


40 posted on 06/06/2013 5:36:53 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As the saying goes, first they came for...

The people of NYC DESERVE IT!!


41 posted on 06/06/2013 5:55:55 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

As I post this, I have a glass of sweet tea at my elbow. I’d really like to see a twit like Bloomberg come down to Texas and see how far he gets with a sweet tea ban! We don’t even specify ICED tea when we ask for tea. TEA automatically is iced. Nobody drinks hot tea down here.


42 posted on 06/06/2013 6:15:29 PM PDT by wayoverthehill (u)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Take away my sister’s sweet tea - they’re toast!


43 posted on 06/06/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SaintDismas
Consumption of wheat and other carb-rich foods can be harmful as well.

Wheat Belly

44 posted on 06/06/2013 8:33:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: SaintDismas
It’s SUGAR period that is toxic

Bull.

Sugar is necessary for life.

Our brains are big ol glucose guzzling machines. No sugar equals no brain activity.

Which may explain a lot.

45 posted on 06/06/2013 8:36:40 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


46 posted on 06/06/2013 9:42:46 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

“It’s nice to know New York has millions to waste on this BS.”

Actually, my bet is that these are being funded by HHS grants that were put in the federal budget in 2010 and are ensured as a perpetuating budget line item.


47 posted on 06/07/2013 9:46:42 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You can have all the “Plan B” pills you want kid.

Just don’t wash em down with a big soda or smoke a cig after sex.


48 posted on 06/07/2013 9:48:56 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You got that right!! I have pretty much eliminated bread from my diet along with NO SUGAR whatsoever, have slimmed down to my youthful body, along with my high blood pressure back to normal. It’s really amazing how ignorant some people are as to why they are so fat and unhealthy.

I have added back some carbs including fruit, but will never put processed sugar back. You might as well be eating poison


49 posted on 06/07/2013 5:26:17 PM PDT by SaintDismas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Just adding to my comment #23 where I wrote: "It’s not about health with despot Bloomberg. It’s about power. Otherwise he wouldn’t be fanatically promoting bicycle riding to kids. “Don’t drink soda...but riding your bike around speeding trucks and taxis is perfectly OK.” All the time I read about some kid getting crushed by a truck or a car. This guy is completely and utterly full of BS when he says his edicts are about public health."

Ok, now here is todays paper and what do we have in it?

Bicyclist dead after being struck by taxis

I hope a lot of people see this because the MSM NEVER points this out. Oh they will report people getting killed on bikes, but they NEVER connect the dots how this subhuman piece of pig vomit Bloomberg will ban everything under the sun in the name of health, but at the same time CONSTANTLY promotes bike riding as safe to children!

50 posted on 06/07/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson