Seriously, Are We This Stupid? Government Tells Us How Big Our Sodas Can Be
First it was Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York who proposed food service establishments in the city could not serve pop in anything bigger than a 16-ounce cup.
You can still get the refills, but you wouldn't be able to buy a 20-ounce cup because that would bad for you. You could buy a 10-ounce cup and fill it up a hundred times; that's okay -- just not anything over 16 ounces.
Bloomberg missed his calling; somewhere there's a village missing its idiot.
Next up for New York: the soda police.
Yes, at every place that serves soda, a guard will stand there and regulate the amount of soda we drink. He will also check your identification. If you're under 18 you will need to be accompanied by an adult. Laugh now.
"We now go live to Wendy's in Queens, where a soda policeman describes what happened: 'I noticed the little pop pig trying to sneak around the napkin table, he was trying to fill a 20-ounce cup with Root Beer. I told him to stop, but he didn't. I had no choice but to taze him... eight times.'"
So now the Mayor in Cambridge, Massachusetts has jumped on the "soda is evil" band wagon.
She wants the city health officials to study her proposal of limiting the size of soda served in restaurants. She was inspired by one Duffy Greenjeans AKA Michael Bloomberg, and like Herpes at a three-day rock concert, it spreads.
Here is what scares me: it's her quote, "With a public health issue, you look at those things that are dangerous for people, that need government regulations."
Let that sink in for a minute. Is Mayor Davis talking about gun control, drugs, a city water supply tainted with mercury? Oh hell no, she's talking about the size of soda Americans can purchase right here in America. Dear all you morons, politicians, and anybody that blames a fast food restaurant, or any place that sells soda for your Diabetes, health issues, and your obese family... get your head out of your a$%!
Start going to the produce department of your local store, not the drive-up window at McDonalds. Stop blaming them every time you order two cheese burgers and a large fry and soda. Let me make this crystal clear: telling someone they can't buy a 20-ounce soda because it may be bad for you is like me suing the Columbia River because my uncle got drunk and fell out of his boat and drowned.
"Hi, is this Governor Gregoire, can I eat some chips and drink some pop, if I promise to walk ten miles afterwards?"