Once you allow them to do crazy things, they do more crazy things. Faster.

The board hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that must approve his ban of selling large sugar-filled drinks at restaurants might be looking at other targets.

The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.

At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.

One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered.

“The popcorn isn’t a whole lot better than the soda,” Vladeck said.

Another board member thinks milk drinks should fall under the size limits.

“There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories,” said board member Dr. Joel Forman.

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  1. persecutor says:

    The sad thing is, after Bloomberg leaves, the Dims who’ll succeed him will be worse than he is.

    Welcome to Bloombergistan!

  2. Alain41 says:

    Elites in NYC go to the opera, theater, ballet houses, etc., which do not sell popcorn; therefore, popcorn ban would only affect the movie going peasants. Thank goodness the elites will save us (sarc off).

    If board goes after high calorie foods, can’t wait until it gets around to pizza. Additional regulation of pizza shops in NYC – you can’t feel lucky enough punk for that.

  3. rosebud2186 says:

    Now that tears it! Don’t be messin’ with my popcorn!

  4. strider says:

    That board is the kind of government component that can be dumped without a second thought.

  5. Shifra says:

    First, they came for the soda, but I remained silent, because I don’t drink soda.
    Then, they came for the popcorn, but I remained silent, because I no longer eat popcorn.

    Then, they came for my Raisinettes….. #WAR !

  6. Maynard says:

    Leno’s latest:

    According to a new book coming out by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, apparently when he was in high school, President Obama smoked large amounts of marijuana. You know what that means? He could be our first green president.

    Unemployment’s still looking pretty bad. In fact, the White House has a new slogan on jobs creation — “Hope and Change the Subject.”

    The unemployment numbers are higher than President Obama was in high school.

    Forget the Mayans. According to NASA, the world will not come to an end for another 4 billion years — or about the same time your 401(k) comes back.

    The No. 2 guy in al-Qaida has been killed. Who says Obama isn’t creating job openings?

    Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison. You know, it’s too bad we couldn’t get the John Edwards trial moved to Egypt.

    There was another drone attack ordered by the White House last night. They sent Joe Biden out to give a speech. He was just droning on.

    There were some tense moments yesterday during President Obama’s visit to Los Angeles. Three private planes drifted into his restricted air space. And as you know, the president’s restricted air space can be penetrated only by people donating more than $35,000.

  7. trevy says:

    I spied on that meeting. Lemme tell you what happened;

    Mayor BloomingIdiot brought in a couple 2-liter bottles of pop and a couple dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. Everyone got a cup of pop. BloomingIdiot said,”Leave that creme filled one alone! That ones mine! Okay, my over-16-oz-drink-ban is in place. But, I’ve heard reports that people are smuggling in pop in souped-up cars! Moonshiners are home-brewing Pepsi, Coke, and Dr. Pepper and running it to speak-easys down in the Bronx!”
    One councilman sprewed coke and donut crumbs across the room as he sputtered with rage, “These poor crawling worms think they can defy us this way! Don’t they know that we only have their best interest at heart! We, the educated elite, know what’s good for them!” He reaches for another jelly filled.
    Another councilman said through a mouthful of chocolate glazed, “Well then! Since they defy our authority, we’ll have to hit them where it hurts! I say that we now ban Reese Peanut Butter Cups, M&M’s, and Hershey Bars! That oughta bring ’em back in line.” Wipes his mouth on his sleeve and belches loudly.
    Mayor BloomingIdiot slurps on his pop with a donut in each hand, “I agree. But I’d also add banning 3 Muskateer Bars and chocolate chip cookies.” Bites a mouthful of jelly filled, “People must realize that they’re fat slobs and should eat better.” Slurps pop, “If this doesn’t work, we’ll decree that all vending machines despense spinach and carrots. The police will form lunch SWAT teams to patrol McDonalds and Pizza Hut. Any more questions?”
    Everyone mumbles a negative while dividing up the remaining donuts.
    “Okay then. This meeting is ajourned. Would anyone like to join me for lunch at Mazzio’s then go to Braums for a banana split?”

  8. tamcat says:

    Looks like New York is building their gestapo. Starting with Bloomberg.

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