Too dumb to check: Bloomberg blocks food donations for homeless due to … salt and fat content

posted at 8:50 pm on March 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

I really did think it was too dumb to check. I saw this column in the Post yesterday and passed on blogging it because I figured it’d turn out to be an exaggeration. Nope. That’s what I get for giving the benefit of the doubt to a guy who worries about people on food stamps buying sugary drinks.

You might die cold and hungry on the streets of New York, my friends, but at least you won’t have to worry about high salt intake.

In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans…

DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond says the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers. A new interagency document controls what can be served at facilities — dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.

The city also cites food-safety issues with donations, but it’s clear that the real driver behind the ban is the Bloomberg dietary diktats.

What is with this guy running his little nutritional experiments on the city’s poorest people? Are they simply targets of opportunity, dependent upon NYC’s government for survival and therefore forced to follow whatever pleasure-stifling nannyism Bloomberg can cook up for them? Or does he focus on the poor because in America cheap eats tend to be bad eats, which leads (paradoxically) to more obese poor people? Or maybe it’s a preventive measure aimed at minimizing health-care costs for the poor by improving their diets before they get sick? Or maybe Bloomberg just has deep psychological issues about salt? All theories are welcome.


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This Bloomberg creep is an even bigger scumbag than Obama, in a whole host of ways.

Warner Todd Huston on March 20, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Maybe he’s more shrewd than we think. Perhaps he’s intent on pushing the homeless out of the city by using hyper-liberalism as a cloak?

Or he might be just be nuts.

newtopia on March 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM

As stupid as this is, poor people in urban areas vote Democratic around 99% of the time, so I don’t feel sorry for them.

You want Sugar Daddy to take care of you, I guess these people will have to find out the hard way what it means to live under ‘Liberal Do-gooderism.’

Lance Murdock on March 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Here is the perfect replacement for VP Joe Biden.

The Good Doctor on March 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM

This is the absolute pinnacle of liberalism. We care soooooooo much we will let you starve rather than give you unhealthy food. I would vote for Obama over this crackpot.

Southernblogger on March 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Why do New Yorkers put up with someone telling them WHAT to eat and HOW it has to be cooked?

Have these people given up their right to be independent and make their own private decisions this thoroughly?

What is up with this guy? Down in Texas, they would run this guy out of the state and bar him from ever coming back.

karenhasfreedom on March 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Or maybe Bloomberg just has deep psychological issues about salt? All theories are welcome.

Maybe he learned the Bibical story of Sodom and Gamorrah when he was young and has anxiety issues with the part where Lot’s wife turns into a pillar of salt.

Bitter Clinger on March 20, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I am talking about ALL New Yorkers, not just the ones dependent upon the government.

karenhasfreedom on March 20, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I honestly just don’t know what to say.

Just Sayin on March 20, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Another slam against church charity – replacing the DeTocqueville-ian citizen-led “mediating institutions” with more government.

Susan Lee

Susan Lee on March 20, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I’d like to know exactly what Bloomberg orders when he goes out to the posh New York restaurants. Wonder how healthy his own selections are.

Bitter Clinger on March 20, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Sadly, even though New Yorkers will snicker about it, they don’t realize that Bloomie – and the whole city – have mightily jumped the shark.

I’ll bet that some of the best tasting food in these shelters/soup kitchens came through these donations. So now these unfortunates will be denied flavor and variety.

What a jackwagon.

darkpixel on March 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Bloomberg did not do this. Regulators did. in the same vein as the still anonymous North Carolina food police. There could not be a better way to identify personnel for lay off.

pat on March 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

…like I said in another thread…New York is becoming another country.
Bloomberg and Brown(Gov. Moonbeam)…should get married…and then succeed.

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2012 at 9:06 PM

He’s giving rein to his inner desire to be a monstrous control freak. He could never have let it go this far in his professional life, it would have tanked Bloomberg Corp.

It’s a form of supressed rage, and you NYCer’s are getting both barrels.

CorporatePiggy on March 20, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Allah, I can top that dumb but presumably well-meaning item right here.

cynccook on March 20, 2012 at 9:06 PM

My pony in the barn theory is that he is showing the world what happens when you become totally dependent on the government. I think everything he has done can be equated to what government healthcare will be. Fight back before it’s too late.

Cindy Munford on March 20, 2012 at 9:06 PM

All theories are welcome.

Bloomberg is an a**hole who doesn’t give a crap about anyone else. Mind you, it’s just a theory.

OneFreeMan on March 20, 2012 at 9:08 PM

A large portion of food donations come from restaurants, cafes, snack shops, etc. Instead of throwing out food each night, vans come around and collect it for the homeless. I can’t believe they are interfering with this.

Blake on March 20, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Or does he focus on the poor because in America cheap eats tend to be bad eats,

That’s not actually true.

Expensive food tends to be made with things like “clarified butter” (you know, the butter without those icky ‘milk particulates’ that cloudy it up), the meat tends to have more “marble” (AKA fat) and per pound, tends to be way higher calorie than cheap food.

The difference is, as it always is in life, self-control and portion size. Self-control is easy when it’s $30 a plate for 10oz of food. When it’s $6 for a pound of sandwich and a bucket of fries, it’s easy to self-indulge.

But cheap food actually tends to lower in fat than expensive food.

Of course, there’s the rub isn’t it? The gov’t acts as though fat is bad for you. Fat is not bad for you. Loading yourself down with carbohydrates like bread and grains and starches – that’s bad for you.

But the gov’t doesn’t give out subsidies to fat farms, so grains and rice is what they recommend! Look at that MyPlate thing. That’s a horrifying ratio. 3/4s of that plate is carbs. THAT will make you way fatter than eating $30 steaks.

apollyonbob on March 20, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Rhetorical question here:

What is UP with liberals? Why do they think they have to control EVERYTHING for EVERYBODY?

It is just too exhausting to just take care of ourselves and our own immediate family members. Why do they feel so compelled to extend total control to 300+ million people? My sister, a liberal, is a control freak, but she manages to contain herself and just try to control her husband, her kid, me and my mom. She gets mad at me when I don’t comply. And she is uptight all the time.

I would much rather live and let live and spend my personal time watching trashy tv and reading the internet. Sigh.

karenhasfreedom on March 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

What many people forget is that, pre-9-11, the man who doth love himself too much (pre-Bloomberg), Rudy G, was only even money to be re-elected mayor of NYC.

Why? Many reasons, some of them related to his personal life.

But, playing no small part was his nagging nanny-ism (he was a nosy nanny before it was cool, as I’m sure he brags to Mayor Michael these days when they get together to re-time all the traffic signals around town) represented by the straw that broke the silly camel’s back: when he went after the food vending carts in Manhattan.

Well, that and his diktat about enforcing jay-walking laws. Here, this is me laughing, along with the guffawing police officer standing next to me.

So, you see, Mayor Busy-Bee Bloomberg has no choice but to pick on the homeless. If he tried this s*** with the rest of the NYC population, he’d be covered in (high-sodium) tomatoes at his next public appearance.

IndieDogg on March 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

This is the absolute pinnacle of liberalism. We care soooooooo much we will let you starve rather than give you unhealthy food. I would vote for Obama over this crackpot.

Southernblogger on March 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM

+++++++++++++++++++++++++

Um, no. I wouldn’t vote for Obama over anyone.

Family here since before this was a country and I don’t think there was a leftist anywhere along the line.

fabrexe on March 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

How long before this is walked back..?

d1carter on March 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

It’s all about his wealth and the idea that he thinks said wealth gives him power over the little people.

Dack Thrombosis on March 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Bloomberg did not do this. Regulators did. in the same vein as the still anonymous North Carolina food police. There could not be a better way to identify personnel for lay off.

pat on March 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I see it as a combination of regulators and union goons running the show beneath the surface. Both groups are emboldened and it’s entirely possible they have him over a barrel.

PatriotGal2257 on March 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Bloomberg is a feminine hygiene product!

MCGIRV on March 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I’ll bet that Mayor Bloomers doesn’t have the balls to send his food police into any Firehouse kitchen in the city. Does his personal chef now prepare the inmate meals at Rikers Island?

meci on March 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Here is the perfect replacement for VP Joe Biden.

The Good Doctor on March 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Probably not. He was endorsed by the NYC GOP in 2009 and ran on the GOP line.

IR-MN on March 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

So I’m assuming that this would be out of the question?

predator on March 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

This mayor doesn’t strike me as the sort of fellow who can easily solve problems of substance, and so he has taken to worrying about the sodium content of foods consumed by the homeless and then find a way to regulate it. NY must be so proud!

scalleywag on March 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Where’s the “Jets may trade for Tebow” post Allahpundit?

ninjapirate on March 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Who could have known “THE ONION” would be so prophetic.

Hey you idjit voters in NYC.

You voted for this meddling Progressive, hope you like him.

PappyD61 on March 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

karenhasfreedom on March 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM

New Yorkers are basically sheeple. In order to “peacefully coexist” in a city of millions they surrender their rights.

AP excepted.

chemman on March 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

It’s Orwellian and Kafkaesque at the same time. Help the hungry by not feeding them. A homeless person looking for soup is turned away from a soup kitchen because they rejected the soup that people donated. “Food pantry” has become “Not a Food Pantry”.

Paul-Cincy on March 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

forced to follow whatever pleasure-stifling nannyism Bloomberg can cook up for them?

ISWYDT.

DavidW on March 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I like the theory that Bloomberg hasn’t experienced hunger recently.

Paul-Cincy on March 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM

So, you see, Mayor Busy-Bee Bloomberg has no choice but to pick on the homeless. If he tried this s*** with the rest of the NYC population, he’d be covered in (high-sodium) tomatoes at his next public appearance.

IndieDogg on March 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Maybe that’s exactly what the rest of the NYC population needs to do. I sure haven’t heard anyone stand up and yell “I’m mad as h*ll and I’m not going to take it any more!” New York City residents, of all places. I loved the times I visited, and while everyone I met was exceptionally helpful and friendly, I had no doubt in my mind that these people were no-nonsense, fiercely independent and probably wouldn’t hesitate to knock me on my a$$ if I bothered them or got in their way. Where did that spirit go?

PatriotGal2257 on March 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I’ll bet that Mayor Bloomers doesn’t have the balls to send his food police into any Firehouse kitchen in the city. Does his personal chef now prepare the inmate meals at Rikers Island?

meci on March 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

“Attention firefighters, this is your mayor. New dietary rules. Tofu and mashed yeast all around”.

Paul-Cincy on March 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Just don’t try to bring a chef out to your farm to prepare a meal for you… it might get bleached by the health department.

Really, the bureaucracy needs to go… and anyone who isn’t backing that and pushing your elected representatives and candidates you support on that is HELPING to push the Nation further into an authoritarian State by saying NOTHING about it.

ajacksonian on March 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

This seems pretty easy to understand: Bloomberg is a flaming liberal with power and he will exert as much control as he can.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Frankly, I was surprised that the city still accepted donations of prepared food from private organizations until now. I would have thought that for liability reasons they would have banned this years ago.

Cara C on March 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Bloomberg is operating food kitchen like a public school cafeteria. If he doesn’t do what Michelle Obama wants in her “Healthy Eating Initiative”, his funding will be cut off for other services.

Bloomberg has been coerced into adopting the First Lady’s healthy eating program by blackmail tactics. After all, he’s a bureaucrat just like a principal in an elementary school. The power of the Federal Government (or MO) hovers.

It’s control unleashed on the people.

manateespirit on March 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Progressives / Liberals / Progressives

Thomas Sowell described Bloomberg and his meddling well in this brief article in the OC Register.

It was easy to stir up hysteria over a rapidly changing economic landscape and the rise of new businessmen like John D. Rockefeller to wealth and prominence. They were called “robber barons,” but those who put this label on them failed to specify just who they robbed.

Like other Progressives, TR wanted an income tax to siphon off some of the earnings of the rich. Since the Constitution of the United States forbad such a tax, to the Progressives that simply meant that the Constitution should be changed.

After the 16th Amendment was passed, a very low income-tax rate was levied, as an entering wedge for rates that rapidly escalated up to 73 percent on the highest incomes during the Woodrow Wilson administration.

One of the criticisms of the Constitution by the Progressives, and one still heard today, is that the Constitution is so hard to amend that judges have to loosen its restrictions on the power of the federal government by judicial reinterpretations. Judicial activism is one of the enduring legacies of the Progressive era.

In reality, the Constitution was amended four times in eight years during the Progressive era. But facts carried no more weight with crusading Progressives then than they do today.

Theodore Roosevelt interpreted the Constitution to mean that the president of the United States could exercise any powers not explicitly forbidden to him. This stood the 10th Amendment on its head, for that Amendment explicitly gave the federal government only the powers specifically spelled out, and reserved all other powers to the states or to the people.

Woodrow Wilson attacked the Constitution in his writings as an academic before he became president. Once in power, his administration so restricted freedom of speech that this led to landmark Supreme Court decisions restoring that fundamental right.

Whatever the vision or rhetoric of the Progressive era, its practice was a never-ending expansion of the arbitrary powers of the federal government. The problems they created so discredited Progressives that they started calling themselves “liberals” – and after they discredited themselves again, they went back to calling themselves “Progressives,” now that people no longer remembered how Progressives had discredited themselves before.

Barack Obama’s rhetoric of “change” is in fact a restoration of discredited ideas that originated a hundred years ago.

…..and just FYI.

Go out to YOUTUBE and type in ROMNEY, PROGRESSIVE and see what the candidate had to say about HIMSELF.

PappyD61 on March 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I support Bloomberg on this. Some people think you should just feed the poor any food trash you can find. I have been insistent on feeding the poor good food when I help feed them. I am also insistent on meeting their social needs. I think many people living in poverty struggle more with rejection by others than feeding themselves.

thuja on March 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

This is cash for clunkers using food as the point

What waste on top of pure megalomania

Wouldn’t feel too bad if this commy got swiped by al qaida

Sonosam on March 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

ROFL

Reap what you sow, NYC.

Hey, a food pun.

Bishop on March 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Meanwhile…………….

Report: Just $47 billion over the next 11 years from Buffett rule tax on rich

Submitted 1 min ago from http://www.chron.com
http://www.breakingnews.com/
============================

Report: Just $47B from Buffett rule tax on rich
Updated 07:56 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012
********************************************

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill designed to enact President Barack Obama’s plan for a “Buffett rule” tax on the wealthy would rake in just $47 billion over the next 11 years, according to an estimate by Congress’ official tax analysts obtained by The Associated Press.

That figure would be a drop in the bucket of the over $7 trillion in federal budget deficits projected during that period. It is also minuscule compared to the many hundreds of billions it would cost to repeal the alternative minimum tax, which Obama’s budget last month said he would replace with the Buffett rule tax.
(more….)
====================

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Report-Just-47B-from-Buffett-rule-tax-on-rich-3420938.php

canopfor on March 20, 2012 at 9:09 PM

canopfor on March 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Is anyone rethinking that rule change to give him three terms?

Cindy Munford on March 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Yeah, but they will use it as reason to spend 500 bil in the same time period

Commies are really a cancer to society

Sonosam on March 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Mikey just thinks it’s best that he dictate everyone’s life for them. What with him being so smart and all.

GarandFan on March 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

These homeless in Manhattan are headed to the wrong places. Everyone knows you can get sea salt crusted cod/salmon and fois gras at a hundred different places in the city, no problem. They should ask Bloomy for a recommendation.

CTSherman on March 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Or maybe Bloomberg just has deep psychological issues about salt? All theories are welcome.

Hey Allah! Is Bloomie stockpilin’ the salt so he doesn’t get caught with his pants down and the streets full of snow next year?????

ted c on March 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

You might die cold and hungry on the streets of New York, my friends, but at least you won’t have to worry about high salt intake.

Soylent Green is people.

All theories are welcome.

He hates them.

rukiddingme on March 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Or maybe Bloomberg just has deep psychological issues about salt? All theories are welcome.

Maybe he learned the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah when he was young and has anxiety issues with the part where Lot’s wife turns into a pillar of salt.
Bitter Clinger on March 20, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I think you’re right. It must have been extremely traumatic for him, and he is trying to spare all New Yorkers that pain to this very day.

Kevin K. on March 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Salt/Nazis!
(sarc)

canopfor on March 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Maybe he learned the Bibical story of Sodom and Gamorrah when he was young and has anxiety issues with the part where Lot’s wife turns into a pillar of salt.

Bitter Clinger on March 20, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Maybe he though it was Sodium and Gomorrah?

I’ll be here all week, folks.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Compassion at it’s finest from a loopy Billionare thinking one day he will become president. Maybe he’s an animal activist and feels it’s better this food go to the rats instead?

Africanus on March 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Food-delivery volunteers from Ohab Zedek: “But Mayor Bloomberg the peasants had no bread.”

Mayor Bloomberg: “Don’t let them eat donated cake.”

scrubjay on March 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

nazo311 on March 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Amazing. Not shocking anymore, blocking food for homeless because it’s got too much salt. No more, please. These libs need to be made soylent green. I’m sure they’d approve that for the homeless.

anotherJoe on March 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Alas, my evil plot has been foiled. Curses to you, Bloomberg! Curses!

Wyznowski on March 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Bloomberg/Michell O. for president/VP

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Same jerk jackwad that filed Federal lawsuits against six Virginia gun shops, blaming them for NYC gun supply problems. He’s a Democrat turned Republican turned Independent turned Statist control freak. He wouldn’t last in Virginia. Keep running, ‘Mare.’

ExpressoBold on March 20, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Am I off base here or is Bloomberg strikingly similar in appearance, arrogance, and ego as Vladimir Putin?

AttaBoyLuther on March 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM

All I want to know is, who is this f***? And how the hell did he become mayor of New York City? I mean, since when did New Yorkers allow themselves to be shoved around? By anyone?

minnesoter on March 21, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Just don’t try to bring a chef out to your farm to prepare a meal for you… it might get bleached by the health department.

ajacksonian on March 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

The sad irony to the story that you relate is that the very person who wrote that article is a sure bet to have voted for the statists that invaded her property. Just reading the article, all the liberal tells “organic, sustainable farming”, ” We truly are trying to be as sustainable as possible”, “…good for nothing but adding to our ever increasing land fill!”, via “http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/09/1034732″ are in the story.

So, although the story is infuriating, the objects of the statists’ wrath is actually somewhat poetic justice as it seems that this couple most likely voted for the statists and are now shocked, shocked and outraged that the statists have set their sights on controlling this liberal, sustainable couple.

AZfederalist on March 21, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Bloomberg, one too many bong hits…

Gohawgs on March 21, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Here are my theories:

1) He has a complete lack of common sense

2) He is a megalomaniacal would-be tyrant

3) He thinks he is Barrack Hussein Obarmy

(well, #2 & #3 are kinda the same thing)

Bloomercricket should spend a week out on the streets with the homeless, without a credit card, cash, cell phone, or any contact with anyone he knows. I’ll bet the f*cktard hasn’t been hungry more than fifteen minutes in his misbegotten life.

hillbillyjim on March 21, 2012 at 4:32 AM

More government control. These libs are bent on transforming this country into the USSA.

CTpatriot on March 21, 2012 at 4:41 AM

So, although the story is infuriating, the objects of the statists’ wrath is actually somewhat poetic justice as it seems that this couple most likely voted for the statists and are now shocked, shocked and outraged that the statists have set their sights on controlling this liberal, sustainable couple.

AZfederalist on March 21, 2012 at 1:02 AM

That is the delicious part of the irony.

They think they are immune.

They forget that their utility will be served just as the Brown Shirts or Red Guard were ‘served’ by the regimes they brought in. The ‘true believers’ are the first to have to go, and this is just a foretaste of that.

ajacksonian on March 21, 2012 at 6:34 AM

there has always been a portion of the homeless who choose this lifestyle by design-because they desire to fall off the grid. sometimes they may collect a SS benefit or such but they tend to only avail themselves of private charity services. they want to be left alone- they are not mooching off tax payers.

this is a tactic designed to wrestle charity away from being something given of free will by private persons and private concerns. all milk and honey must flow from Big Brother- the source of your very existence. it’s forcing people to give up their right to privacy- the right to be free from invasions into those areas they should be making decisions of their own free will and making them in thrall to the state for even breathing, for eating. what is more basic to life than eating and drinking?

he;s rich- if he’d like to set up a salt free vegan all natural healthy soup kitchen as a private citizen- feel free. if not- it’s communistic. an attempt to beat american ideals about freedom out of them through executive fiat , to the very intimate corners of their lives. even if you want to hide from the world- bothering no one, taking free food here and there from churches-can’t allow that. dependence must be on government.

mittens on March 21, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Maybe it’s as simple as New York City residents not even having the wherewithal to feed themselves.

It makes sense in a country where a large segment of women can’t pick a relition, without their sugar daddy in government intervening.

It makes sense in a country where Black and Mexicans can’t be expected to be civilized enough to get a simple ID.

It makes sense in a country where (insert leftist piece of garbage here opining about the Ryan budget plan) we’ll be hearing over the spring and summer.

MNHawk on March 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Donated food doesn’t cost anything; city suppliers of food make less.

John Mauer on March 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

What is with this guy running his little nutritional experiments on the city’s poorest people?

Why ask us? You people elected the bastard and gave him three terms.

Happy Nomad on March 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM

You know who was an absolute genius…it’s played out every week this past few years?

George Orwell and Animal Farm…if there was only one book to read and learn from in school that would be it.

right2bright on March 21, 2012 at 8:40 AM

They forget that their utility will be served just as the Brown Shirts or Red Guard were ‘served’ by the regimes they brought in. The ‘true believers’ are the first to have to go, and this is just a foretaste of that.

ajacksonian on March 21, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Absolutely correct. It has been repeated in ‘gasp’ History, many times.

Once their power is solidified, these people become a burden because they produce nothing and consume everything. In order for the power mongrels to stay in power at that point, they have to cast off the dead weight so that the actual workers(producers) can get some relief and rewards (and remain passified).

So do not be fooled by the ‘system’ readjusting and disposing of the poor(Clintons welfare reform). They are not on ‘our’ side in this conflict.

Side note: the brown shirts were a problem because they wielded REAL power, they had the GUNS and the will to use them. And Ernst Rohm was an original founder of the nazi party (hitler was member #7).

I just reread a magazine from 1991 which discussed in great detail the Soviet disaster that was Afghanistan(78-89). The “Marxist View of Struggle” is quite telling, and we are seeing it HERE in the USA. The main basis of all war is class struggle. No class divides == no struggle, i.e. no war. Such shallow thinking.

Also we repeated the exact same mistakes the Soviets did in Afghanistan. With the exact same results. Go figure.

orbitalair on March 21, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Bloomberg is an idiot.

If he gets hurt in a car wreck,
they will rush him to ER.

The first thing they will do is start an IV Lactated Ringers solution 5%

It will have 3 types of salt and 5% dextrose.

Will he raid hospitals? Straight up distilled water (sterile) would not be healthy.

seven on March 21, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Bloomberg is Napoleon in a different era. He suffers from the “little man” syndrome. His desire to micromanage his subjects for their own good is common in the mindset of tyrants and dictators. The fact this generation of them dresses in five thousand dollar suits, fly in private jets, gather to confer at conference held in cities like Davos does not change who they are in their minds and heartless hearts.

Remember what Bloomberg wants. He wants complete control of people’s lives. He wants cameras on every corner, NYPD snooping emails and websites under the guise of “the war on terror”, he wants to export his vision of anti-gun ownership across the nation, and has sent his minions to other jurisdictions to interfere, investigate and surveil citizens HE thinks justify such- even though that violates a hundred laws. He is above it all, a demi-god so to speak.

In another time he’d be wearing a hat sideways and tucking his hand inside his tunic, or demanding tribute from citizens as he sat on the throne in Rome.

We forget people just aren’t that unique. Personalities, maladjusted or not, simply repeat and repeat and repeat. Long after Bloomberg is gone there will be others just like him. Maybe in power, maybe your neighbor, maybe your boss, but they’ll be there.

Which is why we must always be vigilant and willing to stand up to them. If we don’t they will rule over us. The people of New York, by and large, have had their sense of free will bred out of them. They are sheep and by their decision not to stand up, deserve to be led off the cliff.

From my post.

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2012/03/19/mayor-bloombergs-insanity-knows-no-bounds-food-police-stop-charity/

archer52 on March 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Is anybody surprised?

georgej on March 21, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I think this is one of the few times in my life where I’ve been speechless.

Seriously Bloomberg, is starving oh so much healthier?!!!

RadioAngel on March 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Staffer; “Mayor, We need a plan to help the homeless in NYC”.
Mayor Bloomberg; “I know, let’s ban fatty food donations. I hereby declare that there will be no obese homeless as long as I am mayor!”

Yosoff on March 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Maybe dooshbergs wife is Janice Lester

That would explain his salt hording

Sonosam on March 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I can’t wait until organized crime gets into the illegal sugar trade…

LOL!

William Eaton on March 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Wait, my bad…organized crime gets into the illegal salt, sugar, chocolate, fat and soda trade…

It is going to make prohibition and the war on drugs look like child’s play…

William Eaton on March 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM

You’ve got fat “poor people” in the United States because they’re not really poor (paradoxically?! They’re fat because they have enough money to jam food in their faces all day long). Go find a fat “poor person” in Sudan somewhere.

What I’d like to know is when it became ok to be a busy-body?

John_G on March 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
C. S. Lewis

Deano1952 on March 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM

What next — no air for you, it might be too polluted?

Axion on March 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Bloombeg reinforces without doubt liberalism is a progressive mental disorder and he is in the final stages. Our way of life is being perverted by a mental illness.

volsense on March 21, 2012 at 1:40 PM

When do you serfs in NYC pick up the pitch forks and torches, or the tar and feathers, or the ropes and street lamps?

Starving people – and this is what it will lead to – for the express purpose of shutting down public donations in favor of government hand-outs. They would sooner see you starve to death in the streets than get largess from any source but Leviathan. You’ll take it from us, with our strings attached, or you can DIE.

This is evil, and people need to wake up to the fact that we are mirroring Germany’s decent into horror.

No. Stop and think about that – we are creating Frankenstein’s monster, right here, right now, and decades down the path, after the horrors that come of this have been – hopefully – beaten back – those that come after us will ask…

“Why did nobody do anything to stop this before it got so terrible? Why did they sit idle? Could they not see where this was headed? Were they cowards?”

Why indeed.

SilverDeth on March 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM

We sure wouldn’t want people to have unhealthy food, better for them to be perfectly healthy as they starve to death….///
This is what libs have in store for all of us – we’d rather you die than get something we don’t think you should have….

dentarthurdent on March 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

On the other side of the coin – if you expect the government to feed you – “beggars can’t be choosers” – you get what you pay for….

dentarthurdent on March 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Homeless people have been known to eat out of garbage cans, but bloomberg is more concerned with salt and fat intake. I guess he’s lucky that none of em can turn around and sue his @ss if one of em gets sick and dies from eating out of a dumpster or something, trying to avoid having their diet (fat/salt intake) controlled. I know that is a an extreme, obnoxious example, but when ya got people with little control over their lives as it is, loosing even more control….ya never know what might go through someones mind.

momof5shortstuff on March 22, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Price controls create shortages. That’s essentially what this is. MomOf5ShortStuff is right – this will serve to have people eating out of garbage cans.

I’d like to see the food kitchens unite and shut down in protest, saying that if the city wants to dictate the food served, then perhaps the city can serve the food. See how long this lasts when the hungry homeless show up at city hall.

But I suspect the food banks’ grant money from the city would dry up as a result…

Hmmm – perhaps these people deserve each other.

angelat0763 on March 22, 2012 at 9:43 AM