Bloomberg: One doughnut won’t hurt you, but 17 ounces of Coca-Cola will

posted at 1:21 pm on June 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Seriously, you just can’t make this stuff up — and you don’t need to do so, as long as nanny-staters have to explain themselves on national television.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on the Today show this morning to promote his ban on large servings of sugary beverages, while at the same time celebrating — I kid you not — National Doughnut Day.  Matt Lauer challenged Bloomberg on the hypocrisy, but Bloomberg insisted that it was just a matter of degree:

Lauer reminded Bloomberg that his administration came out in support of National Doughnut Day, which Lauer said “sounds ridiculous” in the wake of his attempts to ban large-sized sodas.

“It doesn’t sound ridiculous,” Bloomberg replied. “One doughnut is not going to hurt you. In moderation most things are OK. Number two, think about what National Doughnut Day is. It celebrates a lot of young ladies during World War I called ‘donut lassies’ who went and gave donuts to our soldiers while they were fighting to protect.”

Lauer asked why Bloomberg’s same moderation philosophy with doughnuts doesn’t apply in the case of soft drinks.

“This was before obesity was a national epidemic,” Lauer said, interrupting. “If anything in moderation works for doughnuts — why not with soft drinks?”

Let’s do a little comparison. A 20-ounce Coca-Cola contains 240 calories, according to Reason’s Jacob Sullum.  According to the nutritional information posted at Dunkin’ Donuts, only four donuts on their menu have lower calorie counts:

  • Maple frosted donut – 230 calories
  • Marble frosted donut – 230 calories
  • Sugar raised donut – 190 calories
  • Strawberry frosted donut – 230 calories

Bloomberg uses the 32-ounce serving size as a comparison, though, not the 20-ounce size.  Assuming that a 32-ounce serving of Coke would equal 384 calories at 12 calories per ounce, how do donuts stack up?  Four donuts on the Dunkin’ Donuts list exceed that calorie count — Apple Crumb, Blueberry Crumb, Apple Fritter (which was my favorite when I could still eat them), and Glazed Fritter.  Three more come in at almost the same calorie count, at 380 calories – Maple Frosted Coffee Roll, Vanilla Frosted Coffee Roll, and Chocolate Frosted Coffee Roll.

While we’re at it, have a peek at the other breakfast options, too.  Try the sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich on either bagel and croissant and you’ll ingest almost twice as many calories in that 32-ounce Coke: 640 calories.  None of the breakfast sandwiches listed fall below that 20-ounce level of calories. And also note that these are the basic units of consumption for all of these choices; there is no smaller quantity available, as there are with beverage sizes.

Clearly, celebrating donuts while attacking a serving size choice in liquid beverages is not just hypocritical, but absurd.  It’s a demonstration of the basic stupidity inherent in a nanny-state regime, and in the nanny-state martinets themselves.  CNN front-paged my column today suggesting that New Yorkers put Mayor May I on a power diet:

This is just the latest intervention staged by Hizzoner. His past decrees banned smoking, not just indoors in places of business, but also outside of businesses and in parks. Bloomberg also banned restaurants from cooking with artificial trans fats. In those cases, he took a lot of criticism as being a health hysteric and a food nanny, but at least an argument existed that consumer choice might have been irrelevant. Restaurants don’t usually advertise all of their ingredients on the menu, for instance, and few people get asked permission before someone lights a cigarette in the doorway of an establishment.

In this case, though, no such argument exists. People purchase the volume of beverage they desire, and in almost every case, plenty of choice exists for smaller quantities. The outcome of barring the sale of anything larger than 16 ounces of Coca-Cola or Pepsi at the ballpark will be that more containers will get thrown out as people just buy more units, and that waste will have to be disposed of later. Consumers will pay more and have more inconvenience in purchasing what they want to drink, and will still end up drinking the same amount anyway. …

Bloomberg justifies his nanny-state interventions by pointing to the social costs of obesity, but there is no direct causal link between obesity and 20-ounce sodas with sugar in them, and neither would it be anyone’s business at all except for the increasing government control and subsidies for health care. Bloomberg’s insistence on dictating consumer choices has a more direct connection to an assumption that government should control our access to health care than obesity has to a couple of Big Gulps.

Perhaps it’s time for New Yorkers to put their mayor on a power diet, and to wise up about the real trade-offs between expanding safety-net programs and personal choice.

Better yet, have a Coke and a smile and get the hell out of the personal choices of New Yorkers.


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Steve Z on June 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Those people in New York must really be a bunch of toddlers…at least that’s what the adult world believes now after Bloomberg’s Nannymaniacal actions.

AubieJon on June 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Napoleon was short, too.

John the Libertarian on June 1, 2012 at 1:26 PM

#BloombergMovieTitles

yesterday’s twitter fun.

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 1:27 PM

One donut? Does that mean banning donuts by the dozen?

PA Guy on June 1, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Everybody be quiet and be thankful.

Instead of this guy mucking up the Presidential race with a run (“I’m so pretty”) he’s made a horse’s ass of himself coast-to-coast.

Marcus on June 1, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Those people in New York must really be a bunch of toddlers…at least that’s what the adult world believes now after Bloomberg’s Nannymaniacal actions.

AubieJon on June 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM

All the “intelligent” people are leaving, given the tax burden placed on them.

ProfShadow on June 1, 2012 at 1:29 PM

The one damn sure thing is that you don’t have the authority to even talk about what people should or should not do, Mayor Bloomberg.

Shut up and open up your city to job creation.

Speakup on June 1, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Once you start intruding in people’s lifestyles you’ve crossed the line.

In a snippet from “The View” this week, Michelle Obama is talking about encouraging healthy eating. She says that parents don’t want to be told what their kids should eat, so that she goes directly to the kids. Does that creep anyone else out too? Michelle Obama is the new mother and father to millions of kids now?

Paul-Cincy on June 1, 2012 at 1:31 PM

NYC has a better life expectency. That is probably due to the fact that the cost of living there has gone up and mainly rich people can live in manhattan, now brooklyn is where the people from manhattan go since they can’t afford to live there anymore, and the people who couldn’t afford Brooklyn anymore go to Queens. NY also has some of the best doctors. And Rudy Guiliani is not the mayor anymore so less people are getting shot and sodomized with a plunger than previously.

LevStrauss on June 1, 2012 at 1:33 PM

My NY/NJ friends, which include a couple of libs but most are conservatives, just laugh at this short little bastard, and not one of them follow his edicts. And that includes one who owns a popular restaurant there, who fragrantly skirts the restaurant mandates.

TXUS on June 1, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Oh I’d like to buy Bloomberg a coke and keep him company. I’d like to teach New York a song in perfect harmony….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1NeogMh1JI&feature=related

MikeyA on June 1, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Haha, holy crap! The best part is he completely buys it too!

Step 1: Ban large sodas
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Obesity eliminated

Sounds logical enough to me…

nextgen_repub on June 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Bloomberg is a “D’oh!” nut.

Flange on June 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM

My NY/NJ friends, which include a couple of libs but most are conservatives, just laugh at this short little bastard, and not one of them follow his edicts. And that includes one who owns a popular restaurant there, who fragrantly skirts the restaurant mandates.

TXUS on June 1, 2012 at 1:34 PM

They better be careful. Here in Ohio, where a no-smoking ban was voted in a couple of years ago (not by me!), bars are being fined for allowing smoking. One little mom and pop bar has outstanding fines of $80,000, on which they pay $100 a week. Another bar sued in court saying the fines were an “illegal taking” under the Constitution, but they lost. You can’t fight City Hall. They will crush you, no matter how right you are. Just like … OK, I’ll say it … Hitler and the Nazi Party did. /Godwin

Paul-Cincy on June 1, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Doomberg is just jealous because, side by side, a 2 liter bottle of Coke is taller than he is.

Bastard.

Rixon on June 1, 2012 at 1:40 PM

ProfShadow on June 1, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Yeah, the only problem with that is they move South, gain a plurality and get elected to local, county and state government – then enact the same sorts of laws they left NYC to escape.

PJ Emeritus on June 1, 2012 at 1:41 PM

..THE MAN’S AN IDIOT!

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 1:41 PM

who fragrantly skirts the restaurant mandates.

TXUS on June 1, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Missed that nuance. Well if he does it fragrantly, that’s why you go to a restaurant in the first place. :)

Paul-Cincy on June 1, 2012 at 1:42 PM

who fragrantly skirts the restaurant mandates.

TXUS on June 1, 2012 at 1:34 PM

So he wears a lot of cologne??? ;)

dentarthurdent on June 1, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Hey Gloomy, have another donut. I think your brain is malfunctioning due to a lack of glucose.

stukinIL4now on June 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM

@iowahawkblog – I believe in a woman’s right to choose a 20 ounce soda.

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Bloomberg has no idea what he talking about, more reason he has no business controlling what people eat.

terryannonline on June 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Angry Midget Syndrome

Jaibones on June 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Say what you will but Bloomberg is great on ‘Game of Thrones’!

BHO Jonestown on June 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Bloomberg are two babbling idiots that are the epitome of liberalism. Add Barry Soetero and it is easy to understand why our country is being destroyed by a mental disorder.
The Choom Gang rides again.

volsense on June 1, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Damn,…now, I want both a Coke and a doughnut. Maybe two doughnuts.

a capella on June 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM

This is a stepping stone for the Progs…what’s next? No politician should be able to make this kind of decision on his own.

d1carter on June 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM

NYC has a better life expectency. That is probably due to the fact that the cost of living there has gone up and mainly rich people can live in manhattan, now brooklyn is where the people from manhattan go since they can’t afford to live there anymore, and the people who couldn’t afford Brooklyn anymore go to Queens. NY also has some of the best doctors. And Rudy Guiliani is not the mayor anymore so less people are getting shot and sodomized with a plunger than previously.

LevStrauss on June 1, 2012 at 1:33 PM

OMG….PLLLLEAASE tell me this was supposed to be snark.

NYC has alot going for it, true, but bragging about the Cost of living, when the average SALES tax is 8.75% is breathtaking.

NY as a whole has backslid so much in the past years since Giuliani has left office I moved to Massachusetts to *escape* the Nanny-State sweatbox it’s become.

I’ve already experienced NYC circa 1970′s once, I have no desire fore a repeat.

And for the record, the whole plunger/shooting missive? Weak tea, partner…Weak tea.

BlaxPac on June 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Yes it seems silly, but remember that you’re looking at things from the perspective of someone who pays for their own health insurance.

rogerb on June 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Looks like I won’t be taking that vacation to NYC anytime soon…

Khun Joe on June 1, 2012 at 1:50 PM

End this heartless War on Cola.

DRayRaven on June 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

“#40768 Comrade Smith! Yes, you comrade–don’t try to hide that beverage container from the telescreen. What do you have inside it?”

“It-it’s water, comrade.”

“Don’t lie to us, Smith. 32 ounces of water with your Double Whopper plus fries, eh comrade? Obesity Inspectors have been notified and will be at your location in five minutes. Do not move or attempt to spill any liquid.”

“Long live Comrade Michelle!”

“Don’t try to distract us. You’re in big trouble this time. Keep your hands and the beverage container on the table where they can be seen. And shut up.”

spiritof61 on June 1, 2012 at 1:53 PM

New York City, like Oz, may be a nice place to visit, but I sure wouldn’t want to live there.

MessesWithTexas on June 1, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Bloomie: Tear down this Big Gulp…

d1carter on June 1, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Ah. But I see you had two Maple Frosted donuts. Naughty!

pat on June 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM

CNN front-paged my column today suggesting that New Yorkers put Mayor May I on a power diet

Congrats Ed!

Brat on June 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

life sucks when you’re short and you look like some lizard/human hybrid.

GhoulAid on June 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I heard that Bloomberg’s d__k is pretty short too.

johnny reb on June 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

So instead of getting one Cola in the AM and it lasting all day, you have to now go purchase another at 10 AM and another at 3. Okay… I guess it’s the exercise that is helping?

UnderstandingisPower on June 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Trump’s buddy Bloomy should compare the fat content of donuts to coke.

HellCat on June 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Apple Fritter (which was my favorite when I could still eat them)

Seriously? What are you saying? You can actually control what you eat? Can anyone really do that?

txhsmom on June 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Editor’s note: Edward Morrissey is a senior editor and correspondent for the conservative commentary website hotair.com

Do they point out when correspondents write for liberal websites or do they refer to them simply as political websites? Just curious…

Fallon on June 1, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Bloomberg uses the 32-ounce serving size as a comparison, though, not the 20-ounce size. Assuming that a 32-ounce serving of Coke would equal 384 calories at 12 calories per ounce, how do donuts stack up?

This is mind-numbing. Is this what we’ve come to? Are you effing kidding me? I’ll trade you a soda for 2 donuts to be named later? Is this going to be like carbon credits? Are we going to all get ration books for what we can buy and eat? Will there be a black market?

When you outlaw coca-cola, only outlaws will drink coca-cola.

Paul-Cincy on June 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM

End this heartless War on Cola.

DRayRaven on June 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I thought the Cola Wars were fought in 1985?

Rixon on June 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Uh oh, Taco Bell is now serving up a breakfast concoction made of Mountain Dew and OJ called Mountain Dew A.M.

Taco Bell says it’s testing the new drink–known by some as a home remedy cure for a hangover–at locations in Fresno and Southern California.

Brat on June 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Bloomy knows from personal experience that soda pop stunts your growth.

NoDonkey on June 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

What goes into other people’s mouths isn’t the problem, so much as what comes out of his mouth.

Christien on June 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Not to defend Bloomberg, but unless you are eating in a fast food place, this really does not effect you all that much in New York. Most decent sit-down restaurants that I can think of dont serve huge glasses filled with soda, and the deli’s, bagel shops, etc… mostly serve drinks in bottles. So, this is much ado about nothing in my opinion. Maybe it is because I never eat fast food, but I literally cannot think of the last time I was presented with a choice of what size drink to pick.

Nevertheless, with that said, the government should not be telling people what they can and cannot drink or eat.

milcus on June 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Seriously? What are you saying? You can actually control what you eat? Can anyone really do that?

txhsmom on June 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM

No. We need little dictators to tell us what to do!

johnny reb on June 1, 2012 at 2:09 PM

One thing I never want to hear is someone who supports this asinine policy describe themselves as “pro-choice.” If the foundation supporting the right to an abortion is personal liberty and bodily sovereignty, then why is that not true with respect to our food choices?

Selkirk on June 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM

“It doesn’t sound ridiculous,” Bloomberg replied. “One doughnut is not going to hurt you. In moderation most things are OK. Number two, think about what National Doughnut Day is. It celebrates a lot of young ladies during World War I called ‘donut lassies’ who went and gave donuts to our soldiers while they were fighting to protect.”

You are much smarter than me Napoleon, but I think they were called “Doughnut Dollies.” Lassie is your girlfriend.

arnold ziffel on June 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Does the Mayor have any professional credentials in Nutrition? Or did he go to the same school as FLOTUS?

indyvet on June 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

One thing I never want to hear is someone who supports this asinine policy describe themselves as “pro-choice.” If the foundation supporting the right to an abortion is personal liberty and bodily sovereignty, then why is that not true with respect to our food choices?

Selkirk on June 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM

That’s only applicable to lib gals.

johnny reb on June 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Bloomberg is what is known as an American’t.

Christien on June 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Are we going to all get ration books for what we can buy and eat?

Paul-Cincy on June 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Books take too long to distribute. The daily ration will be announced every morning at precisely 8am and reported hourly by the state run media.

Good news though, your chocolate ration was increased to 6 grams.

Orwell was only off by a few decades.

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 2:15 PM

AubieJon on June 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Doesn’t AP live in NYC?

chemman on June 1, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Good news though, your chocolate carob ration was increased to 6 grams.

Orwell was only off by a few decades.

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Fixed.

Christien on June 1, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Daddy Bloomberg to the citizens of New York: “You’ll thank me when you’re older.”

Fortunately, though, the new law will not affect those of us who like to have a Diet Coke with our 1200 calorie tub of popcorn at the movies.

sydneyjane on June 1, 2012 at 2:17 PM

What part of mind your own business doesn’t Tattoo understand?

bluesdoc70 on June 1, 2012 at 2:20 PM

milcus on June 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Most reasonable priced eateries, not fast food joints, give free refills on soda, coffee and tea. So while they may only give you a 12 ounce glass you can easily surpass the 16 oz limit by getting refills. So no different than going to a fast food place and getting a 42 oz drink that you nurse through the whole evening.

chemman on June 1, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Damn…now I want a chocolate frosted coffee roll and a cup of DD coffee. Not on the Atkins Diet Induction Phase food list anywhere.

Jaibones on June 1, 2012 at 2:23 PM

What a weapons grade Jackass.

When is this little turd’s term up?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 1, 2012 at 2:24 PM

A woman has a right to choose whether to kill her baby or not…but she can’t drink a large soda, add salt to her meal, eat transfats, or smoke in a public park.

Does anyone ELSE see a problem here!!????

Snitchmo on June 1, 2012 at 2:24 PM

NYC radio stations should be blasting the song “Institutionalized” by Suicidal Tendencies and “All I Want” by The Offspring.

ALL I WANTED WAS A PEPSI!

YA! YA! YA! YA! YA!

Christien on June 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Clearly, celebrating donuts while attacking a serving size choice in liquid beverages is not just hypocritical, but absurd.

What’s worse is Bloomberg doesn’t even seem to realize how idiotic he sounds. This guy is about as sharp as a cue ball.

lynncgb on June 1, 2012 at 2:28 PM

That’s some major chutzpah Mayor Bloomberg.

txhsmom on June 1, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Gratz on the CNN piece Ed.

ButterflyDragon on June 1, 2012 at 2:29 PM

So back off your rules
Back off your jive
Cause I’m sick of not living
To stay alive
Leave me alone
I’m not asking a lot
I just don’t want to be controlled
That’s all I want
All I want

Christien on June 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Arguing with a Liberal kills brain cells

Hening on June 1, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Most reasonable priced eateries, not fast food joints, give free refills on soda, coffee and tea. So while they may only give you a 12 ounce glass you can easily surpass the 16 oz limit by getting refills. So no different than going to a fast food place and getting a 42 oz drink that you nurse through the whole evening.

chemman on June 1, 2012 at 2:21 PM

You are absolutely correct. Although in NYC, many restaurants dont give free refills, especially once you cross the $10.00 per meal threshold.

I just think this is aimed at people who eat at McDonald’s or Chipotle 5 times a week. I think anyone that is getting a salad for lunch or going to sit down places for lunch is not going to be guzzling Coke or Pepsi to the tune of 4/5 12 ounce cups.

And again, I dont say that to defend Bloomberg, since I think people should be held accountable for their actions, but the notion that this will effect everyone seems to be a stretch.

milcus on June 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Taco Bell says it’s testing the new drink–known by some as a home remedy cure for a hangover–at locations in Fresno and Southern California.

Brat on June 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Are they implying folks in southern California are a bunch of drunks?

ButterflyDragon on June 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

A 22oz cup only contains about 16oz of product. The other 6oz is ice.

meci on June 1, 2012 at 2:36 PM

While we’re at it, have a peek at the other breakfast options, too. Try the sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich on either bagel and croissant and you’ll ingest almost twice as many calories in that 32-ounce Coke: 640 calories. None of the breakfast sandwiches listed fall below that 20-ounce level of calories. And also note that these are the basic units of consumption for all of these choices; there is no smaller quantity available, as there are with beverage sizes.

Ed! Don’t give him any more ideas! You are trying to convince a nanny who is trying to help us for our own good. If we complain too much, there goes our sodas AND donuts and breakfast sandwiches. Just ask Mom.

shick on June 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM

New Yorkers deserve the junior Stalin they voted in three times. They were happy to kick smokers in the nuts and raise cigarette taxes to criminal levels. They were happy to sh!t all over private property rights to not even allow smokers (who are being gouged by them) to smoke in any restaurant that the owner wanted to allow smoking in (you can work in a coal mine or on sewage lines but it’s far too dangerous to work in a smoky restaurant – coupled with the fact that people have the right to work wherever they want while employers have to hire them if they want to work there). New Yorkers changed the law so that they could keep their junior Stalin in office. They deserve him and they deserve every decent person leaving that sh!thole and it sinking back into the primitive, barbaric state it was in the 70s. They deserve the Ground Zero mosque that Stalin junior is in favor of, because that really does express the nature of the despicable pseudo-humans who inhabit that farce of an American city.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM

This guy, and liberals in general, need an education. Not the kind of education you get in the left wing universities either.

If “health care” wasn’t deemed an eternal “right” by the progressives, things like violating your individual right to determine what goes into your body wouldn’t be an issue that affected everyone else. Has that occurred to the left?

Sure it has, because it’s not about what’s good for you. The progressive left wants to control every aspect and every waking moment of your life. It’s about their ability to dictate to you what you will do and when you will do it. What you buy, where you work, what you watch on T.V., and who you put into power. Anyone that thinks differently is deranged. So go ahead, keep voting your rights away, there are plenty of progressive elitists out there willing to take them from you. Just don’t get all upset when the liberals you put in charge of your lives decide you’ve lived long enough and send YOU to the ovens, regardless of who you vote for.

Because you drink too much soda? No, not specifically, but these little encroachments on your rights add up. It won’t be long before those encroachments add up to your life no longer being your own and you have no say over anything to do with your body INCLUDING when or if you decide to carry a baby in it.

The bottom line is that you cannot avoid personal responsibility forever. The chickens will come home to roost.

Wolfmoon on June 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM

How about we shove a dozen donuts and a 16 ouncer down his throat, just to shut him up!

GarandFan on June 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Michael Bloomberg is going to down in history as being the biggest practical joke ever pulled on a major metropolitan city!

How can anyone take anything this clown takes seriously? Even the NYT Editorial Board thinks his soda ban here borders on madness.

And for him to sit there on national television and try to present himself as some type of nutritional expert, when it is clear he doesn’t even know the difference in sugar content between a can of soda and a donut should be proof positive that he should not be in charge of anything, including the day to day operations of the city of New York!

To put it bluntly, Michael Bloomberg is nuts.

pilamaye on June 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

ONE FIST OF DOUGHNUT, THE OTHER OF SUGARY SWILL, IF THE LEFT DON’T GET YA THEN THE RIGHT ONE WILL

(apologies to Tennessee Ernie Ford)

Marcola on June 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

How about we shove a dozen donuts and a 16 ouncer down his throat, just to shut him up!

GarandFan on June 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Soda-Boarding?

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Get that man some popcorn and sit him down to watch the movie “Intolerance”.

sadatoni on June 1, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Lets get a bunch of soda drinkers down to Zuccotti park and occupy it while drinking mass quantiites of soda for as long as it takes. could get the drum corp out there, set up some tents, and everyone hang out with 20 oz order larger cups guzzling soda like there’s no tomorrow. could probably get some coporate sponsors too, soda makers, 7/11, local businesses etc. who’s in?

exceller on June 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM

This makes me want to visit New York, the place must be paradise on earth if the mayor can find time to use on what sizes of soda cups to offer customers.

NORUK on June 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Say what you will but Bloomberg is great on ‘Game of Thrones’!

BHO Jonestown on June 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

LOL! This had me literally laughing out loud. Good thing I had already put my 24 oz soda down before I read it. ;)

totherightofthem on June 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

My nipple itches. Could you scratch it for me, nanny boy?
I also need my diaper changed. /s

AllahsNippleHair on June 1, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I’m surprised we haven’t seen AlexB over on this thread talking about how he WANTS the government to tell him how to live and control his life. He was spouting all that gibberish over on the other Bloomingidiotberg thread.

dentarthurdent on June 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Bloomberg splits his time equally, with his head up obama’s and Big Mo’s butts – he is fully insulted from reality, and snuggly warm.

Pork-Chop on June 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Clearly, celebrating donuts while attacking a serving size choice in liquid beverages is not just hypocritical, but absurd.

Taking a bold stand against soft drinks while celebrating possibly the only worse food nutritionally..

tom on June 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I like Bloomberg.

He is evil stupid enough to get some of the only half way ignorant left to open their eyes and vote better next time.
Bloomberg is driving people from the City,

3 million have left the metro area and he will raise taxes to make up for it and drive off more. If you are ignorant enough to stay, he is good for you.

seven on June 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Bloomberg treats the citizens of NY like toddlers…. These are the same folks that kickked azs after 9-11… what’s his problem?

from the movie Casablanca:

Major Strasser: Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
Rick: It’s not particularly my beloved Paris.
Heinz: Can you imagine us in London?
Rick: When you get there, ask me!
Captain Renault: Hmmh! Diplomatist!
Major Strasser: How about New York?
Rick: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.

The Mayor needs a tour of those sections.

socalcon on June 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Has anyone explained where in the #!^%$, Bloomberg got the authority to do this?

Chip on June 1, 2012 at 3:35 PM

“If it saves or extends only one life”….

Sincerely,
Every Libtard

hillsoftx on June 1, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Thanks for all that calorie information about other foods being higher. Now the idjit will ban everything.

Don L on June 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM

At least his complete lack of common sense being on national display pretty well kills any chance of him running for president someday..

That and his Dukakis like stature.

mark81150 on June 1, 2012 at 3:38 PM

A vote for Bloomberg is more hazardous than any sugar soft drink ever made!!!

grapeknutz on June 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Lets get a bunch of soda drinkers down to Zuccotti park and occupy it while drinking mass quantiites of soda for as long as it takes. could get the drum corp out there, set up some tents, and everyone hang out with 20 oz order larger cups guzzling soda like there’s no tomorrow. could probably get some coporate sponsors too, soda makers, 7/11, local businesses etc. who’s in?

exceller on June 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Er, Bloomie will just hide the portapotties.

Don L on June 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Next idea for the moron Bloomblob -make cigarettes shorter. If we limit cigarettes to 1-1/2″ long, people will smoke less!!! Eleventy!

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I would ask Bloomberg this;

“Why not limit the number of times I can have sex with multiple partners, without protection, in order to protect the greater good”?

Then watch him squirm.

fatlibertarianinokc on June 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Man, I miss Dunkin’ Donuts. :(

JohnGalt23 on June 1, 2012 at 3:50 PM

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