Hey, isn’t it time we regulate sugar like alcohol or tobacco?

posted at 9:52 pm on February 1, 2012 by Allahpundit

Per Coulter’s piece, I take it this is the conservative position now, yes? If we let the state require militia-age males to carry rifles, there’s really no reason we shouldn’t encourage it to intervene further in shaping people’s diets by making pixy stix cost 10 dollars. As long as it’s local government that’s doing the regulating and not the feds, go nuts.

Sugar meets the same criteria for regulation as alcohol, the authors wrote, because it’s unavoidable, there’s potential for abuse, it’s toxic, and it negatively impacts society. They write that sugar is added to so many processed foods that it’s everywhere, and people eat up to 500 calories per day in added sugar alone. Sugar acts on the same areas of the brain as alcohol and tobacco to encourage subsequent intake, they wrote, and it’s toxic because research shows that sugar increases disease risk from factors other than added calories, such as when it disrupts metabolism…

“We are now seeing the toxic downside,” co-author and sugar researcher Lustig, a professor of clinical pediatrics at the UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment, told WebMD. “There has to be some sort of societal intervention. We cannot do it on our own because sugar is addictive. Personal intervention is necessary, but not sufficient.”…

“I don’t think people have any idea how many calories they take in when they take in soft drinks – particularly because they are consumed in such large quantities,” Nestle said. She thinks regulation could eventually be possible, since many local governments are already enacting policies to curb sugar in schools or tax sodas.

One of the co-authors has an op-ed at CNN making her case. She doesn’t want prohibition — imagine trying to enforce an outright ban on sugar — but rather “gentle ‘supply side’ controls, such as taxing products, setting age limits and promoting healthier versions of the product.” You would think that in an information age, as TVs and cell phones become ubiquitous even among the lower classes, nanny impulses would be channeled more frequently into public education campaigns than into regulation. Doesn’t feel that way, though, does it? You get the calorie counts on fast-food menus now, but you also get moronic attempts to ban Happy Meals in San Francisco. Maybe one begets the other — i.e. precisely because it’s easier to put the word out about food and nutrition, the nanny-minded become more aware of the dangers of certain substances and feel obliged to press harder for regulation. Or maybe it’s a simple matter of health warnings being drowned out by an expanding galaxy of ads for the dangerous products. I don’t quite buy that theory, though: Cigarettes haven’t enjoyed ubiquitous advertising and the actual packs have carried warnings for nearly 50 years, but somehow even that degree of informed consent is lately being deemed insufficient, thus requiring actual photos of people with tracheotomies on the packs — even though virtually everyone above grade school levels knows that smokes are a cancer risk. The more access to information you have, the dumber you supposedly are, and therefore the more your choices have to be made for you by your superiors. Isn’t the future glorious?


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Let them eat sugarless cake!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I can just feel myself getting healthier….

kinda like a North Korean.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

This reminds me (vividly!) of the attempted ban/controls on Carbon Dioxide, and the repeated joke ‘ban’ of dihydrogen monoxide.

Sugar (at least glucose) is essential to human life. If any regulation of sugar is worded even slightly poorly, they could kill with a word.

‘No simple sugars.’ (Glucose is a simple sugar. The simplest, in fact.)

This, of course, is a much narrower argument than the general ‘why is the government allowed to tell me what I can eat’.

Inevitable rejoinder: “Because the government now controls health care, and your poor diet is raising other people’s health expenses.”

And, judging by today at least, ‘conservative’ politicians won’t even NOTICE that the conservative answer to the rejoinder is ‘get the government out of health care’.

Scott H on February 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

It’d sure be nice if we had a small-government candidate that wasn’t a magnet for f**knuts.

MadisonConservative on February 1, 2012 at 10:22 PM

You just made me spit out the sugar water I was drinking all over my monitor!

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

You knew this was coming. Next up, taxing the overweight.

LeftCoastRight on February 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Willy Wonka hit hardest…
and the Oompa Loompas

Electrongod on February 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Let them eat sugarless cake!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

New Mitt Romney campaign slogan.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

This has been in the works since smokers have been cutting back, lose that tax, tax something else. Mooshell ain’t gonna like this, oh that’s right the elites will be able to afford everything anyway.

angrymike on February 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

How many deadly diseases were spread by “Hello, Sugar!”?

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:22 PM

“Hey baybee, you got gurrfren Vietnam?”

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Banning a spoonful of sugar helps the cost of medicine go down
The cost of medicine go down
The cost of medicine go down
Just getting rid of sugar helps the cost of medicine go down
In a most delightful way

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Just like Obowmacare and every thing else…

… They will exempt themselves from the law.

Newt is the only one who has the stones to hold these fu%ks down, and rip out their teeth with a pair of rusty pliers…

… But we can’t have THAT now, can we?

Seven Percent Solution on February 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

You knew this was coming. Next up,

taxing

euthanizing the overweight.

LeftCoastRight on February 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I think that’s actually in the Obamacare bill somewhere.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Funny, I was just thinking that entitlement programs were addictive and that people would NEVER vote against them despite the long term damage it will do to them. Kinda like cigarettes, sugar, alcohol. We need a societal intervention… For our own good.

Brad on February 1, 2012 at 10:22 PM

America honey? We need to talk…

squint on February 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to buy tax free sugar on the Indian Reservations. Or the underground White Market.

SlaveDog on February 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM

igor is on fiyah….

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Can we blame US sugar subsidies yet? I am all for letting folks buy and consume all the sugar they wish but a why subsidize such a popular product?

Dawnsblood on February 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Setting aside the authority issue, at least if your state or city legislators make such stupid laws you have a chance at removing them from power or getting the laws amended or repealed, or at the very least making them understand how stupid it is. Of course this is the whole point of federalism.

toby11 on February 1, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Banning a spoonful of sugar helps the cost of medicine go down
The cost of medicine go down
The cost of medicine go down
Just getting rid of sugar helps the cost of medicine go down
In a most delightful way

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

So I’m to be mocked because I listen to classical, but you, a grown man get a pass for knowing the score to “Mary Poppins?”

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Mitt Romney campaign slogan.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

That’s right, I’m not worried about the poor just as long as they got that healthy desert!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM

No song yet ?
Here is one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JywK_5bT8z0

burrata on February 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM

igor is on fiyah….

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I think he’s been bogarting M&Ms.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Igor: Threadwinner right there!

Oh dear God I haven’t laughed so hard about a political story in years…

Scott H on February 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM

igor is takin’ the sugarless cake tonite!

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

That’s right, I’m not worried about the poor just as long as they got that healthy desert!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Ahhhh, that must be the ‘safety net’ he was referring to so obliquely!

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Read this book, it will change your life, man.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:22 PM

No it won’t. I’m pushing 70 and if you think some idiotic book on diet is going to change my life then you’re sadly mistaken. When you get to my age it’s likely that one of three things will finally take you out. Cancer, heart attack or stroke. I’ve been eating pretty much what I want all my life and don’t intend to change at this late date.

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

lifesavers
lifetakers

change.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM

My kids and I had a favorite restaurant, we used to go there every couple of months as a treat … until Michelle Obama got a hold of the company that owned the restaurant chain and they removed my kids’ favorite desserts and favorite meals from the menu. I used it as an object lesson for my kids on over-intrusive government. I can’t remember the last time we at at that restaurant …

toby11 on February 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM

kinda like a North Korean.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

We’ll be skinny! And our health care will be free! And we will always have a job that we’re trained for. And the training will be free, and automatically fitted to us. And we won’t have to worry about all these things anymore — no more wrestling with trying to live — because experts will figure things out and let us know. No more being ground down by strong people — no more worrying about falling through the cracks. One people, together in harmony.

Finally, free to live life!

Utopia!

Sign here.

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM

It is certainly the number one cause of almost every disease in the western world.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM

I’ll take Stress for $500. All those chemicals that people like are just coping mechanisms to deal with the underlying stress. The dress depresses the immune system. However all those nasty bacteria and viral caused disease OldNuke mentioned don’t need a depressed immune system to bite you in the kister.

chemman on February 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM

What about that song “Sugar”, by the Archies?

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Utopia!

Sign here.

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM

If i do, does that mean Matt Damon will finally like me???

/oh f*ck that/

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

So I’m to be mocked because I listen to classical, but you, a grown man get a pass for knowing the score to “Mary Poppins?”

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:28 PM

It’s his accent :)

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

If they regulate sugar we’ll all end up like Homer.

clearbluesky on February 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

No it won’t. I’m pushing 70 and if you think some idiotic book on diet is going to change my life then you’re sadly mistaken. When you get to my age it’s likely that one of three things will finally take you out. Cancer, heart attack or stroke. I’ve been eating pretty much what I want all my life and don’t intend to change at this late date.

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Well, at least you have a positive attitude, so you’ve got that going for you.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I had a horrible sweet tooth my whole life. About two years ago I started drinking red wine for medicinal purposes (no, really!). After a couple of months I noticed that I wasn’t eating sugar anymore. Sweets don’t even sound good to me now. It’s wonderful to be free of sugar. So if the busybodies in your state start getting into your business, just tell them “Cheers”!

Lizzy on February 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Any excuse for another tax.

magicbeans on February 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

If i do, does that mean Matt Damon will finally like me???

/oh f*ck that/

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

lol … everyone should learn to look first at the company they would be keeping before they step onto the boat.

Wise, wise.

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Igor: Threadwinner right there!

Oh dear God I haven’t laughed so hard about a political story in years…
Scott H on February 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM

The jokes write themselves, don’t they? : )

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Bawney Fwank has demanded to be made Czar of Sweetness.

viking01 on February 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM

It’d sure be nice if we had a small-government candidate that wasn’t a magnet for f**knuts.

MadisonConservative on February 1, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Exactly. You’ve been right on the money today with you posts.

chemman on February 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I don’t remember this line in the song “Imagine” by John Lennon.

Imagine there is no sugar…
It’s easy if you try….
No need to see the Doctor…
even though this regulation is perpetrated by a lie..

Electrongod on February 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM

You can turn sugar into ethanol and go for a sweet, sweet drive!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:18 PM

When the thread started…I ran into the kitchen and grabbed a five pound bag of Dominos and a TABLESPOON!
You see what time it is! It DOES turn into gas! I’m feeling like an 83 octane is about to fire out! Opps… a backfire!

KOOLAID2 on February 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

l2glenn: I’m not sure of your point? ;)

Scott H on February 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

It’s his accent :)

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

That’s so funny; I thought I was the only one who imagined that he sounds like Elmer Fudd!

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

o I’m to be mocked because I listen to classical, but you, a grown man get a pass for knowing the score to “Mary Poppins?”

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Long live classical that is as long as it is classical classical and not classical rock.

chemman on February 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

back in the day, salt was so valuable that Roman soldiers were paid with it…hence the word “salary”.

Next up; sugary /??

pay up bizzitches.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Knock…..knock……!!

Who is it……..???

Its the Ministry of Sugar,and were here by order of
the Progressive Sugar Czar,

i hope you have your sugar amount papers in herr’
proper oreder!

canopfor on February 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM

cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies
you never know how you look through other peoples eyes…

Pepper, by the Butthole Surfers

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM

“SUGAR is the SPICE of LIFE”

——————————DUNE!!

canopfor on February 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Next up; sugary /??

pay up bizzitches.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

That’s buggery…
It’s slang for surgary..:)

Electrongod on February 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

They come for my sweets, I’ll whack them with an economy-size jar of Nutella!

Sekhmet on February 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

So I’m to be mocked because I listen to classical, but you, a grown man get a pass for knowing the score to “Mary Poppins?”

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I didn’t mock you, I was just trying to connect that piece to shopping, I still don’t get the connection. And Mary Poppins is something that brings joy to my heart, it’s a lovely story that makes me forget all the pain, just like vodka.

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

HOLY CRAP !

Might this help the Kennedy Family regain their fortune by dealing in “boot-leg sugar?”
Just when we thought they were on the way out . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM

First, kids are going hungry….

Now, kids are fat, dumb and happy….

Which it is?

Kini on February 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM

buggery? dude, sounds like sugary….

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM

It’s his accent :)

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Hey, you’ve got an Axe-scent to!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM

i saw Mary Poppins on broadway last year…New Amsterdam Theater.

Loved every minute of it. Even had me a full on Coca Cola at intermission.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Well, at least you have a positive attitude, so you’ve got that going for you.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

In the end, what keeps one healthy is eating nuclear waste!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:44 PM

The Guess Who: No sugar tonight
**********************************
**********************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJbFVJvRqOQ

canopfor on February 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM

….and not tomorrow either, right canopfor?//

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM

In the end, what keeps one healthy is eating nuclear waste!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Tastes like chicken and it’s good on spaghetti.

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:46 PM

That’s so funny; I thought I was the only one who imagined that he sounds like Elmer Fudd!

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Elmer Fudd? My accents is like a combination of Henry Kissinger and Hu Jintao.

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:47 PM

old and busted: Weight Watchers

new and hotness: Sugar Censors

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:47 PM

That’s buggery…
It’s slang for surgary..:)

Electrongod on February 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Hey! I do NOT want to be paid with buggery!

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Elmer Fudd? My accents is like a combination of Henry Kissinger and Hu Jintao.

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:47 PM

LO freakin L

mind

permanent

dama

j

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Pepper, by the Butthole Surfers

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Now THAT’S a food product nobody could refuse!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

so, salt is bad, now sugar.

Man, with all these bans, can’t you jackasses just feel how much healthier you gettin…/

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Tastes like chicken and it’s good on spaghetti.

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:46 PM

That’s right! And if you store it properly, you don’t even need to warm it up!

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I think a day’s wages in North Korea is a splenda packet….

it’ll probably feed a family of four, just ask the gov’t…./

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

This is a direct intimidation tactic,aimed at the “Taxed Enough
Already” movement,er,the Tea Party!!

So,it looks like Brown Sugar,White Sugar,Fine Sugar,all sugar,
will be under the boot,of big Sis!
(sarc)

********************Ah Nuts***************************************

canopfor on February 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

first they came for the condiments…and I did nothing.

cept make dumb jokes.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I didn’t mock you, I was just trying to connect that piece to shopping, I still don’t get the connection. And Mary Poppins is something that brings joy to my heart, it’s a lovely story that makes me forget all the pain, just like vodka.

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Well then, *huffily.* I think my point was that although it may seem like all I care about is politics, I occasionally do think of other things — like music, sunlight, my childrens’ laughter, etc., etc. Also I must confess that I love Mary Poppins, too. The book, the film and the stage show. We saw it 2 years ago in Cleveland and it was truly delightful. Where do you stand on The Sound of Music? Also, vodka is bad for you. They should regulate that stuff.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

first they came for the condiments…and I did nothing.

cept make dumb jokes.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM

LOL! You are cracking me up tonight!

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Well, at least you have a positive attitude, so you’ve got that going for you.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

When my Mother was in her 80s she was hospitalized with a respiratory infection. Now my Mother had a host of medical problems including arteries so calcified that they showed up on xrays. Like I said in her 80s and for all that time she ate what she wanted. While in the hospital she told me she wanted a strawberry milkshake. I tried to get her one but the nurses almost had a hissy fit telling me how bad that would be for her. My reply was “She’s eighty something years old. What exactly do you think it’s going to do to her?” On the way home after her release I stopped and got her a cheeseburger and a strawberry milkshake. She passe away last year and I’m still happy I got her that milkshake. I took her candy and other sweets on a weekly basis till almost the day she died and the only thing I regret is that I didn’t manage to get her another strawberry milkshake.

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I think a day’s wages in North Korea is a splenda packet….

it’ll probably feed a family of four, just ask the gov’t…./

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

ted c:Lol,that reminds me of the Chocolate bars,parachuting
down,into Germany by Team US Airforce,during the cold
war!:)

canopfor on February 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Elmer Fudd? My accents is like a combination of Henry Kissinger and Hu Jintao.

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Make an audio file of that somewhere where I can listen to it. That’s got to be something.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Sugar meets the same criteria for regulation as alcohol, the authors wrote, because it’s unavoidable, there’s potential for abuse, it’s toxic, and it negatively impacts society.

As a Texan with deep-South roots, I’ve got to agree, to a point. You see, down here, we can’t get away from sugar. It’s in our coffee, our sweet tea, our muffins and cakes and pies, and some say it even flows from the way we speak. If you look at our DNA, no doubt you’ll find a sugar gene. There are some of us hicks who even throw a little sugar on grapefruit, the horror. And, hell, who doesn’t appreciate a pole dancer named “Sugar” at your local gent’s club? Never met one that wasn’t pure sweetness.

Abuse? Call me guilty as charged. But it negatively impacts on society a lot less than pontificating, social-engineering ass wipes like these people and the eco-nazis whom I would love to meet right here at the ranch so I could introduce them to my friends, Smith and Wesson.

TXUS on February 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

There is nothing wrong with sugar, how about we ban processed crap- that will kill you. I love sugar, it is fabulous but I also don’t eat 5 pounds of it a day. Now I am going to have a little cinnamon sugar toast.

mnkatie on February 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

On the way home after her release I stopped and got her a cheeseburger and a strawberry milkshake. She passe away last year and I’m still happy I got her that milkshake. I took her candy and other sweets on a weekly basis till almost the day she died and the only thing I regret is that I didn’t manage to get her another strawberry milkshake.

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Well you know what? You were a good son and that story brought tears to my eyes. What a darling.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Are we now willing to say that, absent the mandate, ObamaCare would have been just fine?

JohnGalt23 on February 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Yes, I’ve noticed that some people seem to be using this reasoning. Don’t get me wrong, I think on the state level a mandate is legal, but also very bad policy. In Mass however, it was voted in through the proper democratic channels, and comparatively speaking came with little garbage intact.

That doesn’t make it good, but Obamacare IS far far FAR worse. Sure, the mandate isn’t legal at the federal level, but that is just ONE problem among many. It was also forced through without popular support, came with innumerable strings attached that warped markets and spread around handouts, and used budgeting gimmicks to hide the immense damage it’d do to the budget.

Both are bad, but the biggest similarity between the two is the mandate. I sometimes think that people are so fixated on that one point that they do themselves a disservice. After all, what if the Supreme court strikes down the federal mandate, but keeps everything else intact?

My fear is there won’t be any public pressure to further dismantle Obamacare without the mandate, and this would be a doomsday scenario. Many individual aspects of Obamacare poll well, things like price controls and forcing insurers to accept people with pre-existing conditions. If the mandate is removed but those features are left in place, the entire healthcare industry in America collapses.

Call me crazy, but, that sounds like a bit of a bad idea.

WolvenOne on February 1, 2012 at 10:56 PM

first they came for the condiments…and I did nothing.

cept make dumb jokes.

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Dude. I think you picked the wrong day to stop hoarding sugar cubes.

SlaveDog on February 1, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

That was nice, nuke.

I know those nurses. I know that mom, too.

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Well then, *huffily.* I think my point was that although it may seem like all I care about is politics, I occasionally do think of other things — like music, sunlight, my childrens’ laughter, etc., etc. Also I must confess that I love Mary Poppins, too. The book, the film and the stage show. We saw it 2 years ago in Cleveland and it was truly delightful. Where do you stand on The Sound of Music? Also, vodka is bad for you. They should regulate that stuff.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I also care about other things, like zombies, morgues, autopsies, and the fact that french truffles are being corrupted by cheap, imported chinese truffles. I also strongly support “The Sound of Music”, it reminds me of my childhood even though it has nothing in common with it.

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The New War on Summertime Ice Cream Trucks.

di-ding, di-di-di-ding-ding…

solatic on February 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Well they will have to regulate it when the only way to get it from a state store and the sugar lines. You are only rationed to get your 2 cups a day and wait 6 hours to get it and be happy with it.

tjexcite on February 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Anyone who has lived in a communist/socialist/3rd world country knows it, that is how it works for sugar, flour, rice , oil and every basic necessity of life over there . That was the life we wanted to escape and so we came here.
Scary times are upon us

burrata on February 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

There is nothing wrong with sugar, how about we ban processed crap- that will kill you. I love sugar, it is fabulous but I also don’t eat 5 pounds of it a day. Now I am going to have a little cinnamon sugar toast.

mnkatie on February 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

How about we make a deal. We let people eat whatever the hell they want and in return we’ll let anyone one offended by our eating habits hold their breath and turn blue till we either stop it or they pass out. I promise I will never interfere or try to ban holding of breath.

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Hey! I do NOT want to be paid with buggery!

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Butt it buys the time while waiting for the Granola Crunch to soften up….
So I have been told….

Electrongod on February 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM
That’s buggery…
==================

It’s slang for surgary..:)

Electrongod on February 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Electrongod:Tee-hee,ahem,buggery,lol!:)

canopfor on February 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Make an audio file of that somewhere where I can listen to it. That’s got to be something.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I can hear Kissenger, and I keep trying to get him to mishandle those r’s and l’s –

Axe on February 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

The New War on Summertime Ice Cream Trucks.

di-ding, di-di-di-ding-ding…

solatic on February 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

solatic:Oh gawd no,it’ll be chaos in da streets!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I can hear Kissenger, and I keep trying to get him to mishandle those r’s and l’s –
Axe on February 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Is he still alive?

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I also care about other things, like zombies, morgues, autopsies, and the fact that french truffles are being corrupted by cheap, imported chinese truffles. I also strongly support “The Sound of Music”, it reminds me of my childhood even though it has nothing in common with it.

Igor R. on February 1, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Ummmm. Moving along to the next subject…Why don’t you ever comment in the headlines? Tremendous fodder for conversation there.

cynccook on February 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Electrongod:Tee-hee,ahem,buggery,lol!:)

canopfor on February 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Good to see you friend…
Are you having a heat wave as we are down here in Idaho?

45 F for the rest of the week and weekend.

Electrongod on February 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Hey now, better watch what you say. Corn syrup is good, and if you dont think so Big Corn will adjust that thinking for you.

Wish it wasnt such a pain to find a coke with real sugar in it.

Sultanofsham on February 1, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Try Sam’s Club. Get the Mexican Coke. They use real sugar no crappy corn syrup. At least I can count on Mexico for something.

reddevil on February 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I agree that sugar is toxic, as are other refined carbs. i am able to avoid them when I want to though.

juliesa on February 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Toxic? Yeah, that’s why it fuels your entire body, including your brain.

Anything in EXCESS isn’t good for us. Our bodies were designed to have a balance of nutrients. The idea that sugar is toxic is utter idiocy.

JannyMae on February 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Good to see you friend…
Are you having a heat wave as we are down here in Idaho?

45 F for the rest of the week and weekend.

Electrongod on February 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Where in Idaho? I lived for a while in Idaho Falls. Loved it out there.

Oldnuke on February 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

There are some of us hicks who even throw a little sugar on grapefruit, the horror.

Heh, is it even possible to eat grapefruit without sugar on it? I’ve tried and failed.

clearbluesky on February 1, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I blame Big Corn.

When I started watching food labels for high fructose corn syrup, and started only buying foods sweetened with sugar, I actually lost 10 pounds in about six months. No joke.

italianguy626 on February 1, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Why stop at sugar? Fried potatoes are probably the worst thing you can eat.

Let’s make potatoes cost $10 a pop.

jhffmn on February 1, 2012 at 11:09 PM

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