Fuck you Nanny Bloomberg!:

Judge blocks NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s large soda ban

A New York state judge on Monday blocked New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s large soda ban — set to go into effect on Tuesday — calling the law “arbitrary and capricious.”

The New York Post reports:

A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Bloomberg’s administration from banning New York City restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks, a major defeat for the mayor who has made public a health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure at city Hall.

Seriously, fuck you.

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58 Responses to FREEDOM!!!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I don’t have a problem with government issuing warnings that something is bad for my health. I DO have a problem with government trying to regulate my behavior against my will “for my own good.”

    • myiq2xu says:

      It’s the same thing as being pro-choice. I have a right to control my own body.

      • myiq2xu says:

        That’s why I oppose helmet laws for adults. What it costs us in treating brain injuries we get back from selling their other organs.

        • swanspirit says:

          I am not certain we make money selling their organs , I think they are donated , but then again California might be different .

        • myiq2xu says:

          There’s good money in healthy organs. Lots of people willing to pay premium $$$ to move to the top of a waiting list.

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          My solution for helmet laws has always been in their absence to reduce all “emergency” responses to code 1 (normal traffic speeds, routine roadway clearance and housekeeping activities and assumed permission to use the cadavers for training purposes). Your organ bank idea is more humane so you must still be a liberal.

          I’ve seen emergency responders lose it completely and walk away from their careers because they battled for and “lost” an idiot patient who didn’t care enough about his/her well-being to wear an adequate helmet. What a waste. Everyone thinks it’s all about them and their “freedom”, without understanding there is a social construct out there that impacts those charged with providing safety and emergency services. /rant/

      • DeniseVB says:

        I think this is why Jim Webb didn’t run for Senate(VA) re-election for a second term. His 2006 catchphrase was “the government stops at my front door”. He was proven wrong 😦

      • foxyladi14 says:

        but not mine. 🙂

  2. Lulu says:

    Why does anyone want to be skinny if you can have this much fun being a little tubby?

  3. mcnorman says:

    From Anthony:

    The Bloomberg Lament of the NYC Elitists

    First, he came for our cigarettes,
    and we didn’t speak out because he gave us free patches

    Then he came for our soft drinks
    and we didn’t speak out because we only drink Evian or Aquafina

    Then he came for our condoms
    and we didn’t speak out because sex is for “the little people”

    Then he came for us,
    and nobody spoke out because they were too busy fucking like monkeys after a few 32oz rum & cokes and having a smoke afterward.

  4. HELENK says:

    New York City says to appeal judge’s ruling that overturned ban on large sugary drinks. #breaking

  5. HELENK says:

    just the legal cost on this whole stupid ban is nuts.

    • myiq2xu says:

      The whole thing is stupid. You can’t sell a large drink but you can sell two (or ten) smaller ones.

      • wmcb says:

        And Starbucks mochanonfathalfsoybreve12pumpsvanillamachiattos are exempt. Or, as Ace calls them, White People Big Gulps.

        • leslie says:

          So on yesteray’s news, the question came up about how this plan would affect other stores that did not sell soft drinks – Starbucks – to be precise. Because we all know that Starbucks – and the people who drink them are so special.

  6. HELENK says:

    not sure if this should go here or downstairs
    it is a WTF and another stupid democrat coming up with a stupid idea

    • myiq2xu says:

      The People’s Republic of Berkeley is considered lunatic fringe even by San Francisco standards.

      • elliesmom says:

        But not by the standards of the People’s Republic of Cambridge. They wanted to make illegal for restaurants to serve meat on Mondays.

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      A “bit” tax. Dhimi Definition: A little bit at first, a little bit more in a couple of months, a big bit more in a year and in five years make it a huge bitE.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Wonder why the 11th hour judgment ? Bloomberg’s banned styrofoam too, so most of my Nyc visit’s take-out and doggie bags were in aluminum tins, try re-heating THAT in your hotel room microwave…gahhhh.

    Like Chicago, doesn’t NYC have more important things to worry about?

    And this lady:

    Should I be more concerned about her weight (per MichelleO) or her f**king depravity ?

    • HELENK says:

      The measure was approved in September by the city Board of Health to come into force on 12 March, with fines of $200 (£134) not to be levied until June.

      The judge ruled that the Bloomberg-appointed board had strayed into legislative territory that should belong to the elected City Council.

      good rule by the judge? will it hold up?

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Brits are always interested in comedy and irony. Fortunately Bloomberg provides both.

  8. HELENK says:

    bloomie has that double speak down pat does he??

    my other name when I was a crew dispatcher, was personnel dispersing specialist

  9. HELENK says:

    bad feeling about this. it is one of those things that sounds good but is it really?

    cost to taxpayer?
    loss of freedom?

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      It’s in direct competition with private security firms who’ve been stripped of the services they offer customers by NYC’s anti-gun laws, IMO. Cute. Disarm your competitors then offer services they can’t match. Some day in the future there will be a massive law suit that rectifies it, I suppose. In the meantime……..

  10. myiq2xu says:

    Watching Fifth Element. I have no idea which way Chris Tucker’s door swings but if he’s not gay then he is the flamingest straight guy who ever lived.

  11. HELENK says:

    isn’t sad when you have to fight the government officials that you pay, over your private land?

    • swanspirit says:

      awwwwww they are disappointed ? not “raging”?? They think he cares LOL that is so cute , and delusional .

      • leslie says:

        LOL —- bad for me to LOL at work.

      • wmcb says:

        They aren’t gonna do crap to Obama. They are just making some mild noise for the sake their own re-elections coming up. So they can tell their black constituents in their crumbling neighborhoods that they “held him accountable!!”

      • wmcb says:

        Also, notice what is important, here? Symbols, that’s what. Those all-important symbols to make people feel good.

        Not like they are going to go after him on the atrocious unemployment rate among blacks. Nah, let’s focus on the feel goody stuff.

  12. myiq2xu says:


    But Tingling’s critique was not merely about the poor drafting of the law. Far more important was the city’s decision to give itself far-ranging power to act in the name of public health. By saying it had the right to tell people how much soda they could drink in this manner it was creating a create a government monster “that would leave its authority to define, create, mandate and enforce limited only by its own imagination.” The result would be to “create an administrative Leviathan.” In doing so, the judge highlighted the fact that this controversy isn’t about whether sugared drinks are healthy but whether the impulse to do good gives Bloomberg, New York or any legislature or government bureaucrat unlimited power to restrict individual rights.

    • swanspirit says:

      What bothers me about this is how so many people could NOT KNOW this and think that it is ok to legislate /control/ direct peoples lives in this way?

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    Only whites can be RRaaaaaacists. 🙂

  14. HELENK says:

    Head city lawyer Cardozo re soda-ban judge: ‘We believe that he interpreted the precedents completely wrong.’

    or in bloomies world , that judge does not know what he is talking about

  15. yttik says:

    There is one thing I think we should ban and that is kids purchasing energy drinks. They aren’t old enough to understand what they’re buying. I’m not sure what the problem with the politics is, but if I even suggest this locally, people go all libertarian on me all of a sudden. It’s okay to force adults to give up styrofoam, grocery bags, trans fat, but heaven forbid you say anything about kids and energy drinks. Apparently this is a taboo subject.

    • leslie says:

      In Chicago, one of the aldermen has demanded a ban on children – including young teens (I think) – being able to purchase these energy drinks.

      • yttik says:

        After much support for energy drinks, the issue has been tabled in Chicago, LOL! It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya!

        Seriously, I don’t understand why so many people are willing to restrict and limit ADULT choices, but they get all waffly about telling kids no. We’ve got it all bass akward.

  16. HELENK says:

    No I think they will be shocked on how the msm still kept kissing his a$$ while they got Sh-t on

  17. swanspirit says:

    Completely OT , who has checked the Google Doodle? Don’t Panic!

  18. JohnSmart says:

    hey kids: please vote in this poll…bloomberg is a choice…sort of.

  19. wmcb says:

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