HolyCoast: Nanny Bloomberg's Food Nazis Looking For New Targets

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nanny Bloomberg's Food Nazis Looking For New Targets

New York City is going to become a pretty dull place:
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.
It never ends with these people. Once they've banned popcorn and milkshakes they'll look for the next thing to ban or control.

3 comments:

Nightingale said...

You know studies have shown that limiting the amount of sexual partners one has in a lifetime significantly lowers the rate of cancer, and the associated medical costs. Won't even go into the costs of dealing with STDs; BTW, there's a drug resistant gonorrhea making medical headlines...but I digress.

Think there's a ban in there somewhere? At least a public service announcement?

Doubt it. Dems want you to have all the free sex you want, just don't drink soda.

Sam L. said...

Dye the popcorn green--and then it's a green vegetable!

Larry said...

Donuts are pretty fattening too. Is this so-called Board of Health going to order NYPD to shut down Dunkin' Donuts?