Skip to comments.Bloomberg’s next targets: Sweet tea, energy drinks, fruit juices
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 Citys 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 ...
Nanny State PING!
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.
Sweet Tea?! That’s evil! New Yorkers seem to like it. They vote for him and don’t pitch his butt out.
....does the mayor have an expiration date? ...tiresome little twit.
Bloomberg is turning NYC into one of those crappy, dreary prison camps described in Glenn Beck’s “Agenda 21” novel.
Fresh fruit that comes from every Country but ours. Tea means Rush is on list also.
I would love to see him get run over by a bus, so some bystander can say, “Damn dude. You shoulda banned buses!”
Poor ole Bloomie—he really needs to get a life of his own, and leave the rest of us alone.
>>Sweet Tea?! Thats 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).
Michael Bloomberg: Fascist.
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.
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 :)
Shame East Germany isn’t still around. This fool would have been a great dictator there.
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!!
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.
“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.
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
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.
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.
I am really and truly starting to seriously rethink my plans to attend my 35th HS reunion in Brooklyn in September.
>>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.
How about fruits?
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.
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!)
Sweet tea??? He’s targeting sweet tea???
That there Yankee, Bloomberg is attacking Sweet Tea ???
The South will rise again !!!
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.
Hawaiian Sun Guava Nectar ... haven’t had that in years. Thanks for a great blast from the past!
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.
He just can’t get over the fact that we Confederates never really surrendered.
I’m glad that you are enjoying the memory, but you can order the drinks online and imbibe the real thing.
OH DON’T EVEN GO THERE BLOOMBERG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (who died and made you king, huh?? huh????)
As the saying goes, first they came for...
The people of NYC DESERVE IT!!
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.
Take away my sister’s sweet tea - they’re toast!
Sugar is necessary for life.
Our brains are big ol glucose guzzling machines. No sugar equals no brain activity.
Which may explain a lot.
Thanks for the ping!
“Its 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.
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.
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
Ok, now here is todays paper and what do we have in it?
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!
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