New York’s Nanny Bloomberg wants to ban sugary drinks over 16 ounces. Because we puny humans can’t think for ourselves and need politicians to tell us how big our drinks can be. So goodbye Big Gulp, Slurpee and even Starbuck’s Venti. Simply–the real message sent by ridiculous laws like this is that people can’t think for themselves and must be controlled by government.

New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.

The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.

Yes, I know people are overweight. Even if New York had the money to spend, which it doesn’t, wouldn’t it be smarter to address the issue within a public education framework as opposed to banning big drinks? Truly, so people will simply order 2 8oz drinks, or will that be eventually made illegal as well? It’s inevitable with this mindset that certain people will eventually not be “allowed” to buy certain foods. If we give in this madness, there is no end to it.

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  1. ancientwrrior says:

    Another tin pot dictator rises. These cretins are like weeds, cut one down and 5 more take their place. Seemingly the only way to control them is with something like weed be gone.

  2. Maynard says:

    With socialized medicine, since we’re paying for people’s health issues, of course we’ve got to forcibly manage everyone’s lives so nobody will use more than their fair share of a vital public resource. That’s the world we’re building for ourselves; we forfeit our liberty in exchange for, I dunno, whatever warm fuzzy feeling we get knowing that the government is showering goodies upon the politically favored.

    It’s funny how the notion of “My body, my choice!” was once a rallying cry of liberals. When did liberals stop saying this, and when did they start condemning the people who still say it as being right wing extremists?

  3. Los2000 says:

    Seriously…what is to stop someone from buying two 16 oz drinks? Or from going back for a refill? Will the New York Police be employed to slap the extra drink out of people’s hands?

  4. chris1058 says:

    Excellent point Los2000 I was thinking the same thing. 🙂
    I hear though that the exception to the proposed ban would be women within 50 feet of a Planned Parenthood clinic or NOW office. 😛

  5. Timbo says:

    This is a perfect example of why I don’t miss NYC

  6. dennisl59 says:

    Michael Bloomberg was elected to Mayor of New York in November 2009, with 50.7%,
    585,466 votes, running as an ‘Independent’. He’s an ‘Independent’ like Bernie Sanders is an ‘Independent’.

    You elected him, now deal with him New Yorkers. If any of you up there are that po’d, then start a recall petition, if not, then you have two choices, 1) live with it, or 2) get the hell out of town. Sounds alot like California, too.

    New York City/California is the perfect example of why we live Texas.

    posted 5/31 755am Texas[Make Mine an Extra Large!]Time

  7. TheGreenHornet says:

    My mother told me when I was young, that if I didn’t do something with my life, I would end up working as one of the Slurpee police. I guess the mayor’s mother never told him that.

  8. FrankRemley says:

    Nanny Bloomberg my arse. His nickname should be Der Fuhrer Bloomberg. This guy really is a Little Hitler.

  9. ffigtree says:

    Pretty soon “Scales will appear at the door of restaurants, people with BMIs of 30 or higher won’t be allowed to be served.” Oh wait! That has been tried!

    Excerpt from “No Fat People Allowed: Only Slim Will Be” from Junkfood Science; January 31, 2008 (Google it…excellent blog that debunks popular myths that affect our health.)

    “It has actually happened. Lawmakers have proposed legislation that forbids restaurants and food establishments from serving food to anyone who is obese (as defined by the State) . Under this bill, food establishments are to be monitored for compliance under the State Department of Health and violators will have their business permits revoked.”

    “Is this a tongue-in-cheek bill, meant to point out how absurd the war on obesity has become? Or do lawmakers actually believe the myths that gluttony is the cause for obesity and that it is the government’s role to force people to eat and live how it deems best?”

    Apparently it’s the latter.

  10. otlset says:

    Those deep-dish extra large pizzas sure have a lot of calories. They’re dangerous! Somebody should do something.

  11. Trish S says:

    Thank goodness this HUGE problem is being dealt with! Now NYers can watch incoming bombs from Iran while drinking their 15.999oz slurpee!

  12. persecutor says:

    Glad I live out on the Island and not in Bloombergistan. Wish I could bag the entire State! One day. (sigh)

  13. norm1111 says:

    I thank God I don’t live anywhere near this sort of nutty nonsense. However, it makes me want to ride up the NY city office steps, on a Harley, no helmet, no shirt, smoking a Desert Dog (unfiltered Camel) with a 64 oz Dr. Pepper with extra sugar. Oh yes, and cussing like I was still in the Army…I suspect this Bloomberg moron will soon be going after conversation pollution……

  14. Alain41 says:

    Ditto on all the comments about the horrible dictator’s dictate.

    My political side notes: 1) doesn’t apply to alcoholic beverages – gee was there a prohibition issue in NYC ? and 2) another example of why Mayors, Governors, Presidents, should not have 3rd terms.

  15. strider says:

    Those big gulp drinks are great in hot weather when you are out in it. Fill it with mostly ice, a little coke, orange, and Dr. Pepper and you’re good to go. What an idiot.

  16. Maynard says:


    “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

    — from a 2008 campaign speech by B. Hussein Soetoro

  17. trevy says:

    You see, according to Cocteau’s plan, I’m the enemy, ’cause I like to think; I like to read. I’m into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I’m the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, “Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?” I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I’ve SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It’s a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing “I’m an Oscar Meyer Wiener”.

    Denis Leary as Edgar Friendly in “Demolition Man”

    • norm1111 says:

      Thanks for this…I flashed on this movie the second I read about the Bloomer’s soda war. In fact, I may just go home tonight and plug in the BluRay of the show…

  18. Trish S says:

    Bloomberg discussed in more detail the rocket science of fountain pop regulation than the regime did divulging what was in Obamacare. Hey Mikey, how about “we’ll know if the cup is 16+ oz. after we fill it up? “

  19. AniMel says:

    Prohibition, thy new cause is SUGAR.

  20. midget says:

    When I was in my 20’s,if I could afford it, I used to love a lumberjack breakfast with pancakes and lots of syrup and butter, fried eggs, home fries, bacon and sausage, coffee with lots of cream and sugar and juice. 30 years later, I’m 100 pounds overweight, bad knees and borderline diabetes. And its my fault, its all my fault. And I expect to be passed over by a Doctor in the ER for treatment. Oh well…

  21. JHSII says:

    There’s a second point that nobody notices. By banning 16oz drinks, they force you to buy 2 8oz drinks – and then they can raise the price of the 8oz drink by 50%. Most people won’t notice because they will still be grumbling over the loss of the 16oz size.

  22. snit3 says:

    Just be thankful the Mayor didn’t ban stomachs with over 16 oz capacity! I guess that’ll have to wait till the Super Big Nanny BO gets his health care law fully implemented.

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