Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lord Bloomberg Makes Another Ban in His Five Borough Fiefdom

Michael Bloomberg, the Lord and Master of the Five Boroughs, has proclaimed from on high a new mandate to fight obesity. The mayor wants to ban large sugary drinks in targeted venues:

New Yorkers and elected officials alike are weighing in on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban sweetened drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces from nearly all city restaurants, movie theaters and food carts, but not grocery stores and convenience stores. NY1's Grace Rauh filed the following report.

If Mayor Bloomberg gets his way, and it looks like he will, large sodas and other sugary drinks will be a thing of the past, at least at restaurants, movie theaters, cafes, and stadiums across the five boroughs.

Under the mayor's proposed plan, drinks at these locations would not be over 16 ounces. If businesses break the rule, they'll be hit with a $200 fine

Thomas Farley, the city's health commissioner, said the measure is a new way to fight obesity. He estimates that over 60 percent of New Yorkers are overweight.

This isn’t the first time New York’s Lord and Protector banned legal products from the public square. Bloomberg outlawed cigarette smoking in parks and public places. He waged a war on restaurants that used salt and transfats. He ultimately had sixteen manufactures and vendors alter their recipes in order to accommodate his strange obsession with other peoples eating habits.

Bloomberg the Control Freak isn’t satisfied lording over the sheeple in his fiefdom. He’s tried to expand his territory by making demands on others outside of his jurisdiction. Mr. Busybody used $1.5 million of NYC tax money to fund a sting operation on private gun owners in Ohio, Nevada and Tennessee.

And just recently, Bloomberg the Great suggested the federal government force cities to accept illegal aliens. Notice how this statist bastard makes no distinction between illegal and legal immigrants:

“There’s no reason why you have to have a common immigration policy for all of America,” he argued. “You could let each state do it differently.

“I would argue the federal government should go one step further. They should deliberately force some places that don’t want immigrants to take them, because that’s the only solution for these big, hollowed-out cities where industry has left and is never going to come back unless you get some people to move there.”

Bloomberg caused a ruckus last year during an appearance on “Meet the Press,” where he proposed opening the door to immigrants on the condition that they agree to live in Detroit for five to 10 years, restoring that struggling city by starting new businesses.

As he often does, Bloomberg blamed Democrats and Republicans alike for the immigration mess. Only this time, he took a dig directly at Obama.

“There are no heroes here,” he concluded. “Today, with a liberal Democratic administration in Pennsylvania Avenue, we are deporting more people than the last four or five presidents put together.”

Lord Bloomberg has a god complex that’s worse than Barack Obama’s. Heaven forbid he ever obtains national office.

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