Nanny-State Nightmare: Dictator Bloomberg Plans to Ambush Stores With Inspectors Toting 17-Ounce Measuring Cups

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 at 10:53 am

This power-hungry little twit is just begging for some angry blowback, isn’t he?

Come Tuesday city inspectors will be armed with 17-ounce cups to police New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial new law banning large sodas and other sugary drinks.

The Health Department will begin implementing routine inspections to make sure eateries, including sit down restaurants and fast food chains, are not selling sugary beverages in servings larger than 16 ounces.

Those inspectors will have specially ordered measuring cups to help them enforce the new rule, Deputy Health Commissioner Daniel Kass said in an affidavit recently filed as part of the legal challenge to Bloomberg’s anti-big-soda policy.

Specially ordered measuring cups? Is this guy for real?

‘The measuring cups that we will be issuing … will be able to contain 17 fluid ounces,’ Kass said.
Inspectors will issue violations when a cup is found to ‘clearly exceed’ 16 ounces ‘when measured in the inspector’s measuring cup,’ he added.

Meanwhile the diminutive dictator is tweeting it up in advance of the crackdown:
New York also has an 80% high school illiteracy rate, but that doesn’t seem to faze him. And in what’s sure to be an amusing showdown, Starbucks is basically telling the tiny tyrant to pound sand.

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4 Responses to “Nanny-State Nightmare: Dictator Bloomberg Plans to Ambush Stores With Inspectors Toting 17-Ounce Measuring Cups”

  1. Blue Hen on 11/11/13 at 11:16 am

    Remember the scene in Clerks when the main characters’ slacker friend sold cigarettes to a kid, and some prick came by and issued tickets? That. Some clerk at a store will be bullied by some prick to fill it or re-fill it. When they do, the tickets will be issued. Some rural areas set up speed traps. If you have shitty traffic, you have to make up crimes for soda.

    I kinda doubt napolean would be happy if clerks or store owners told these jerks to shove it up their asses. Better yet, confiscate the cups (in the name of eco-ness and all that shit). Make citizens arrests of the entrappers.

  2. Vic Kelley on 11/11/13 at 1:45 pm

    I’m trying to figure out what kind of person would take that job. You know – the inspector of soda cups job. What will they tell girls they ask out? Hey baby I keep the city safe from itself. Will they get badges?

    How will they hire those soda cup cops? I guess it will be a civil service job. Have to test them – written and physical abilities tests. Then make a roster of highest scores. I wonder.

  3. copper on 11/11/13 at 3:33 pm

    Will the inspectors carry firearms and will they form a BIG GULP SWAT team? This man is certifiably mentally incompetent.

  4. Deb B on 12/12/13 at 2:43 am

    Anyone ever see Demolition Man? Doesn’t Bloomy look like Dr. Cocteau? All he needs is some cool robes and a rabid cryo-killer.

    Seriously, though, I can’t help but wonder what thought process he engaged to arrive at this “solution”. What kind of advisors, council members, comptrollers, community organizers, sat in the room while he came up with this plan? Does he think that with Obama in office all progs have a mandate to regulate what we do with our bodies (unless, of course, we want unfettered access to abortion in cases when we are too drunk or stupid to remember to refill our publicly funded birth control prescription)?