Nanny-State Nightmare: King Bloomberg Seeks to Ban Sweetened Drinks Larger Than 16 Ounces

Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 7:29 am

I can see this idiot sitting back sucking on a super-sized Slurpee while he decrees that the peons be allowed only a certain amount of sugar. Hey, they should be thanking him for for so generous instead of simply outlawing sugar altogether.

Every single menu in New York City could soon be getting a major overhaul if Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way.

The man behind calorie counts is set to announce a new public health initiative to battle obesity, taking aim at super-sized sugary drinks.

In other words, it may soon be time to say goodbye to those Big Gulps, those Slurpees or even Venti at Starbucks, CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported.

“That’s okay,” one person said.

No it’s not, according to Mayor Bloomberg, who is set to propose a ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces everywhere, all across the city.

“I disagree with it, because it’s the right to choose. If you want to drink a Slurpee, you should be allowed to drink a Slurpee,” said Jamie Sawyer, a tourist from Oklahoma.

Being this is America, or at least resembles it still somewhat, what if someone has a thirst requiring more than 16 ounces of their beverage of choice? So what, now that have to buy two, or will the tiny tyrant now set limits on the number people can purchase? And why not order people to carry a card detailing their purchase, with a set limit per month? What about a struggling parent who wants a large drink so they kids can share? Sorry, suckers.

Either way, lovers of sugary drinks said Bloomberg should take a dip.

“Mayor Bloomberg, let us have our Slurpees, please,” one resident said.

It’s come to this. People begging their elected representatives to be allowed to have a Slurpee.


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18 Responses to “Nanny-State Nightmare: King Bloomberg Seeks to Ban Sweetened Drinks Larger Than 16 Ounces”

  1. Jeff on 31/31/12 at 8:43 am

    “Hey, they should be thanking him for for so generous instead of simply outlawing sugar altogether.”

    It will be outlawed. This is just the start of it. Once the over 16 oz drinks have been banned for a while, he will go after the 8 oz. and so on.

  2. Blue Hen on 31/31/12 at 8:44 am

    This from the idiot who couldn’t gets streets plowed and who blamed the Times Square bombing on the Tea Party.

  3. JeffC on 31/31/12 at 10:06 am

    I am so glad I escaped NYC several years ago … this guy is insane … I actually worked for the man for several years and up close he is just as bad as he currently appears …

  4. TJ on 31/31/12 at 12:15 pm

    I should like to see the major beverage suppliers pull an “Amazon” on the city, maybe for a week or more.

    Should/when the ban goes through, they just stop delivering product.

    I expect the uproar would make -global- news…

  5. Max Entropy on 31/31/12 at 12:23 pm

    1.2 million people fled New York state over the last ten years and they lost congressional representation as a result.
    Action, meet consequenses. Conseqenses, action.

  6. Wiley Peyote on 31/31/12 at 2:10 pm

    It won’t work, obviously. This is all about political appearances, appearing to ‘care’ to take action on those concerns. For a Republican, Mayor Bloomberg is more liberal than the liberals, and his executive orders reveal the underlying fascism required to turn all these liberal ‘cares’ and ‘concerns’ into legislative or executive actions. It’s for our own good, you see.

    Food, shelter, jobs, energy (electricity, gasoline, fuel oil, propane, etc.), and basic education – these are staples for almost all consumers, citizens, taxpayers. Control these and you control the people. Control the people and you don’t need no stinking constitution or pesky freedoms to respect.

    The Alinsky plan is to tear up America so badly that a majority will invite the wolf in the door (liberal fascism) to kill all the rats (manufactured ‘crises’). Then the wolf turns on us.

  7. Dustin on 31/31/12 at 2:49 pm

    God Bless Texas.

    Not that I drink 44 ounce cokes very often. But once in a while I want one, and my government doesn’t bother me about such things.

    And they have a balanced budget yet provide superior services to bedbug NY. And have better schools.

    It’s like they exist to serve me, instead of rule me.

  8. MrCaniac on 31/31/12 at 3:42 pm

    Isn’t this racist? Won’t Al Sharpton be protesting that young men won’t be able to buy Arizona Iced Tea and Skittles in NYC now?

  9. eon on 31/31/12 at 4:24 pm

    According to the NYT (yes, I know), any size cappuccino is exempt, no matter how much sugar is in it.

    Bloomberg isn’t about to piss off his main constituency, namely the OWSers ansd pseudo-intellectual arty types who need their Starbuck’s fix every day. And a typical sweetened cap’ has about twice the sugar in it as a same-sized soda.

    Once more, progressive arrogance is exceeded only by progressive hypocrisy.

    clear ether


  10. Mashiki on 31/31/12 at 6:24 pm

    I thought sugar led to crack and crank. After all sugar seems to be this really hard drug.

  11. Vic Kelley on 1/01/12 at 8:51 am

    Contempt is the root of Mr. Bloomberg’s nonsense. He has contempt for the people he represents. You can see it in his smart-ass remark about how people will be inconvenienced by having to by 2 or more drinks. When your leaders think they know what’s best and they have the power to limit your choices then you’re screwed. A more competent mayor would’ve left well enough alone.

  12. Katherine on 1/01/12 at 3:17 pm

    At what point in the continuum do we get our caloric intake dictated by the state?