Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on June 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Gov. Cuomo is sweet on Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to ban mega-sized sugary drinks.

Cuomo yesterday effectively endorsed Bloomberg’s push to limit the selling of sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces, likely dooming any chances of overriding the proposal at the state level.

“Obesity is a major problem that we desperately need to address,” Cuomo said on former Gov. David Paterson’s WOR-AM radio show. “So I don’t see that this can do any harm.”

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Are bacon-cheeseburgers next? As a practical matter, no. Sodas are an easy target because there is nothing, nothing, nutritionally redeeming about them. But might there come a day when the New York City Department of Health mandates that burgers be limited to, say, four ounces? Indeed there might. And why not? Eight- and ten-ounce burgers are sick things.

We have a health crisis in this country. A country with half of its adults living in a condition of obesity is a sick country, quite literally, spending probably not billions but trillions on the associated illnesses and maladies. Under such conditions, the state has every right to take action on behalf of the common good. We once had an epidemic of traffic deaths. We didn’t ban driving. But we came up with a device that is a minor inconvenience at most. And so seatbelts became mandatory, and now the epidemic has receded. A few people still foolishly oppose seatbelts. But most of us accept them and understand that whatever little dollop of our freedom is taken away as we latch up is more than countervailed by the practical upside.

One day, if the country comes to its senses, we’ll reverse the obesity trend and, just as we now chuckle at the prevalence of smoking on Mad Men, we’ll say, “Can you believe people used to peddle this treacle in 64-ounce doses?” We will not only have done something about obesity. We’ll have won an important victory over Libertarianism Gone Wild, a far bigger threat to society than even Sunkist Orange.

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The proposed ban may not be the best way of dealing with the obesity problem, or the role that sugared drinks play in it. It may not work at all — actually, given the rather large loopholes it will contain, it may backfire. But at some point someone had to step in and do something, and for a number of reasons, that someone basically had to be Mike Bloomberg…

The man deserves the reputation for incorrigible nannyism that he’s gotten during his time in office. His administration has been marked by one crusade after another: against smoking, against salt, against trans fats, against soda. But those crusades have, for the most part—the one against salt is the notable exception—been remarkably successful. The trans-fat ban was a model for the nation. The anti-smoking campaign, which made cigarettes more expensive, more inconvenient, and more stigmatized, has been incredibly successful—it may be the most successful anti-drug program in history…

The federal government would never be able to do anything like this right now, not in this political climate, and not with this Congress. The state legislature tried and failed. But Bloomberg can. Worst-case scenario, it’s a miserable failure, it tarnishes his legacy, and his successor overturns it on day one in office. But the best-case scenario isn’t that difficult to achieve: the ban doesn’t have to work that well, or really at all, to be a success. Even if the ban does nothing but shift the discussion about what the government can do to protect the health of its citizens in his favor, Nanny Bloomberg will have won, and we’ll be better off for it.

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Here’s what’s really going to happen…

The price of a 16 oz cup will increase to somewhere between the current 16 oz price and the gigantic size (whatever that may be at a given restaurant).

Some people who used to drink what Bloomberg considers to be an appropriate amount of soda will simply stop buying soda when the price goes up; some will consume exactly the same amount of soda as before, but pay more for that choice; and some will drink more soda, because they feel they’ve paid for it and need to derive more value from their free refill purchase. If you view increased soda consumption as “bad,” then this is a net “bad” for the population of people Bloomberg believes consume soda in appropriate amounts. It does the opposite for this group by encouraging some percentage of those making “healthy” choices to consume more soda.

Now for the population that Bloomberg is trying to affect: Those who drink massive quantities of soda will still be able to do so via free refills by making more trips to the soda fountain. It will just cost them less to do so.

In essence, what this ban will do is cause those who make “healthy” soda choices subsidize those who make “unhealthy” soda choices.

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[T]his ban isn’t targeted at those responsible for government healthcare spending. It will be in place at every restaurant, deli, sporting event, and food cart. This will affect every person interested in purchasing soda who resides in — or for that matter, even visits — New York City, whether the city pays for their healthcare or not. What does a tourist from Canada or Virginia have to do with New York’s obesity costs? This law will only heighten animosity toward government’s vital role in promoting healthier lifestyle habits…

His administration was able to force eateries to put calorie counts on menus. While the measure was approved — it hasn’t proven effective. Preliminary research has been inconclusive and unable to show that consumers are making healthier choices as a result; and even worse, according to one study, consumers purchased 106 more calories when they were listed on menus…

Furthermore, Mr. Bloomberg hasn’t produced any research showing the majority of soda consumed is done so outside the home, where the ban actually is in place. There’s a reason for that — he can’t. More than half of one’s soda consumption occurs at home, according to the CDC. Soda consumed at home is more likely to be purchased from grocery stores and bodegas (corner stores), which will be exempt from the soda ban. So how much of an impact can this soda ban really have on an individual’s daily caloric intake or overall health? Not much.

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But there’s an even darker side to bans. They have a socio-economic impact, by which I mean, some people are more affected by bans than others. Bans widen the divide between the rich, who can find a way around them, and the poor, who perhaps cannot. And while Bloomberg’s tactics are obviously part of what people dub a “nanny state” ideology, in which he’s telling us what to do, he’s telling some people what to do more than others. Rich people, among whom one is billionaire Bloomberg himself, are not going to be impacted by a soda ban the same way poor New Yorkers are — if the wealthy prefer huge bottles of soda, they’ll have no trouble continuing to find them. And the problem that Bloomberg’s trying to “fix” — obesity — is, according to the stats and research, a “poor” problem, not a rich one. This makes Bloomberg’s move seem ever the more paternalistic. A class of people whom he’s judged unable to make the proper decision for themselves is now being told what to do, by someone who knows better…

But none of these bans really serve to get to the point, anyway. If we’re to talk of equity, we should also ask why healthy, particularly organic, fresh food costs more than packaged, processed food, why lean turkey or chicken is priced higher than the bad, fatty cuts, or why in some cases the cost of milk is greater than the cost of soda. It seems that a better way to promote health to all would by making it easier for everyone to get healthy, good food—not by “outlawing” the bad stuff, or soda, which beverage industry folks say isn’t the cause of the problem in the first place, citing reports that say sugared drink consumption has decreased while our obesity issues keep increasing.

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If you tax one sugared product, you make the targeted products less attractive — but you also make any number of other sugared products relatively more attractive. If theaters are limited on the size drinks they can sell, they can offer free refills, and throw in “free” candy bars with their large-soda purchases, or offer a buy-one-get-one-free deal. With narrowly targeted bans, people can still get their sugar fixes from a multitude of other venues and sources that are not subject to bans (grocery and convenience stores are not covered). Twinkies, anyone?…

Second, in the case of tobacco bans and taxes, the bans and taxes could be narrowly targeted and were, and are, endured solely by the offending parties—smokers. Soda (and other fat) bans and taxes will certainly hit the supposed offending parties, but they will also be paid by people who work hard–and suffer real costs—to remain trim. They can also have unintended and unanticipated consequences. Ironically, as research has shown, higher cigarette taxes have contributed to the country’s weight gain by causing reformed smokers and never-smokers to eat more than they otherwise would have.

Instead of narrowly focused or blanket bans and taxes on identified categories of sugared and fatty foods, a far more direct and effective policy course would simply be to hold heavy people fully responsible for the costs of their excess poundage. These weight-related costs show up in lost productivity and higher medical costs and in their impositions on others’ space in the tight quarters of planes and buses. Having heavy people bear the full costs of their excess poundage (for example, through lower wages and higher insurance premiums and air fares) will surely be far more freedom preserving and effective in curbing obesity than soda bans and taxes.

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“Hey look, I gave up pop for Lent three years ago,” [Rep. Paul] Ryan said. “I haven’t had one since. but that’s up to you, do what you want with your life. We believe in economic freedom, we believe in individual freedom, and so we don’t want a nanny state. We don’t want a government micromanaging your life.

“And we don’t want a government micromanaging our financial services sector, our energy sector, our healthcare sector because what you end up with that is, you end up with crony capitalism, you end up with corporate welfare. You end up with having big business and big government joined in a common cause to erect barriers to entry against entrepreneurs, against businesses, against families and that doesn’t work. If you want to see how that movie ends, look at Europe and we don’t want to go down that path.”

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Pointing to New Yorkers’ increased life expectancy, [Bloomberg] said, “Just before you die, remember you got three extra years.”

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Bishop?

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Bishop!

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Bishop.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Bishop–The Final Frontier.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I’m a Bishopian.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

BISHOP!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

You’re a Bishopian.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

We’re all Bishopians.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Are bacon-cheeseburgers next? As a practical matter, no.

New Yorkers will believe that.

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 9:38 PM

We need a caption contest for that cover pic.

stout77 on June 2, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I seriously hope that something bad happens to Mike Bloomberg.

UODuckMan on June 2, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Dang, Twerp broke my line like a 30lb. flat head catfish on a six-pound test fishin’ line.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Man, most people grow out of that “first” thing.

Except y’all, and Bishop.

Yeah, call me a stick in the mud.

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Bloomberg steals all his scenes on “Game of Thrones”. NYC to soon be known as “Dwarfopolis”.

BHO Jonestown on June 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Under such conditions, the state has every right to take action on behalf of the common good.

LMFAO – Seems to me we’ve heard those words before.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 9:39 PM

You’re a stick in the mud.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I went to a showing of For Greater Glory this afternoon.

It is small wonder that the leftists are trying to downplay this movie. Obama’s war on Christ is no different than President Calles war on Christ back in 1926. Both are socialists who have no tolerance for people of faith. Both are despots who need to be overthrown.

This war on beverage sizes is much the same thing. Where does it say that government gets to intrude in this way?

Happy Nomad on June 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I’m a Bishopian.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Racist.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

You’re a stick in the mud.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

You don’t get to…you owe me bunny suit.

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Its simply nobody’s damn business, the government doesn’t tell me what to do I and my fellow citizens tell the government what to do.

Speakup on June 2, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I almost never drink non-diet pop-but maybe tomorrow I’ll hoist a giganto REGULAR Dr. Pepper in honor of Mikey Bloomie.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:44 PM

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

OT: Spawn is thisclose to working @ my Wal-mart. Mommy and baby working @ the same store.
Altogether now…awwwwwww!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Racist.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

We have a secret society. And we’re watching you.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Thanks, Doomberg, you’ve brought us all together, no matter what our politics may be.

Now EVERYONE in New York hates your rotten, pint-sized kishkes.

You’re just jealous because you’re shorter than a two liter bottle.

Rixon on June 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM
Well it was a secret society.
Big mouth.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Soda jerk

Paul-Cincy on June 2, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Todd Rundgren – Want of a Nail

the new aesthetic on June 2, 2012 at 9:50 PM

We have a secret society. And we’re watching you.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

lol….was that your drone?

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 9:50 PM

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

OT: Spawn is thisclose to working @ my Wal-mart. Mommy and baby working @ the same store.
Altogether now…awwwwwww!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

or is that ewwwww :D

conservative tarheel on June 2, 2012 at 9:51 PM

lol….was that your drone?

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Thought you wouldn’t notice. Drones fly higher and are quieter than our black helicopters. Back to the drawing board.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Rixon on June 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Different department-on the other side of the store. Family can’t work in the same department.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I’ve had enough beers to think I might possibly qualify to insert myself into the QOTD thread !!
Not one bit of offense intended, trust me.
I usually only read your fun nights, the next day !
:-)
Hey to all !!

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I’m dawg sitting this week for friends. Pool, 4 lots off the intracoastal, rum,wine,beer, and some agricultural refresment. Why do I have a mad, burning desire for a 64 oz. Pepsi?

katy the mean old lady on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Big mouth.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Oops.
*blush*

predator on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

If the government wasn’t providing health care, they wouldn’t care about this type of stuff.

And they shouldn’t be providing (subsidizing) healthcare..

I wish I still lived in a Free Country. One of the many reasons I moved to Texas!

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Stop deflecting.

Bunny suit

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

…so what does Chris Christie have to say about Mayor Mama Bloomberg?

KOOLAID2 on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

A-EFFING-MEN!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Pointing to New Yorkers’ increased life expectancy, [Bloomberg] said, “Just before you die, remember you got three extra years.”

3 more years? just from not drinking soda, and how much does 3 years of living in a nursing home/senior assisted living place cost? At the end of your life when you use the most healthcare. seems like its making the cost of care higher no?

Daveyardbird on June 2, 2012 at 9:54 PM

“Obesity is a major problem that we desperately need to address,” Cuomo said on former Gov. David Paterson’s WOR-AM radio show.

A far weightier problem is peeping tom control freak politicians.

VorDaj on June 2, 2012 at 9:55 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Back in the 70s, hubby & I were faced with ‘one of us had to quit, @Kmart… they would not allow any familiar connections (we were engaged).. soo, he joined the USAF, and I worked to build my ‘hope chest’… LOL.

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Its simply nobody’s damn business, the government doesn’t tell me what to do I and my fellow citizens tell the government what to do.

Speakup on June 2, 2012 at 9:44 PM

THAT

conservative tarheel on June 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

++++++

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

My department manager has her mother and two siblings@ the store.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

We once had an epidemic of traffic deaths. We didn’t ban driving. But we came up with a device that is a minor inconvenience at most. And so seatbelts became mandatory, and now the epidemic has receded.

That epidemic will return will the CAFE standards going into effect over the next 10 years. The only way to reach those goals is smaller, lighter cars which will increase the number of traffic deaths and the severity of injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

chemman on June 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Smoking bans and higher taxes worked? Yeah, right. If it worked why were guys at the Occupy camp stuffing 7000-9000 cigs a DAY for people to use? Do they think people are physically incapable of leaving the city to buy cigarettes? The only thing higher taxes did were to cut down on sales to vendors in NYC. There’s a boom on smoke shops in Northern Penn though.

Rocks on June 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM

This mayor has way too much time on his hands. New York’s a pretty large burg. I would think there are more important matters to deal with. But hell, I don’t live there.

minnesoter on June 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM

A better idea for Bloomberg would be to close off every other street to traffic in NYC and make people walk more. NYC would be greener or they could build more buildings.

KenInIL on June 2, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall, The Last Ride

the new aesthetic on June 2, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Bought a 40-oz Coke today in honor of Mayor Gloomberg

John the Libertarian on June 2, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Bloomberg gives a whole new meaning to the term “soda jerk.”

predator on June 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM

let’s not forget too that Bloomberg’s cigarette tax has led to a huge black market on cigs in the city with the crime that goes along with such a market. People in Queens and Brooklyn don’t buy taxed cigs if they don’t have to.

Rocks on June 2, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Oh, and did I mention the Cheoy Lee Lion sitting at the dock? Took her out today and damn near hit Bahamas. But I still want that Pepsi.

katy the mean old lady on June 2, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I have no clue who Bishop is but BISHOP!

LOL

gerry-mittbot-wants to know Bishop

gerrym51 on June 2, 2012 at 10:02 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I guess Walmart has evovled ? ;-)
Our local Kmart has been closed, so I don’t know wazzup with them, in the 2000s.

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Two things that you’ll only find in expensive, high rent neighborhoods…….health food stores, and Commie bookstores.

ardenenoch on June 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

You’re a stick in the mud.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

You don’t get to…you owe me bunny suit.

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Lolz. I would like to see that one. Cozmo in Twerps bunny suit.

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Under such conditions, the state has every right to take action on behalf of the common good.

LMFAO – Seems to me we’ve heard those words before.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Me no LMFAO. I’m thinking MFPO. When do more of our fellow countrymenz/womenz get a clue?

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

The local K-Mart is dirty…and empty.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

…what’s the penalty for civil disobedience?

KOOLAID2 on June 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Two things that you’ll only find in expensive, high rent neighborhoods…….health food stores, and Commie bookstores.

ardenenoch on June 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

And statues of
Lenin.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

As was our last one, pre-close.
No wonder.

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 10:11 PM

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

ROTFLMBO!
*I have a photo of me dressed as the EB@Wal-Mart on March 31(can’t see my face) but I don’t know how to share it w/out giving away my ‘real’ name.*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Happy Nomad on June 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I first read of the Christeros in a book I have authored by Fr. Benedict Groeschel called “Healing the Original Wound.”

He talked about the now-Blessed (the step before sainthood in the Catholic Church) Miguel Pro, who, because he was a priest, was forbidden to wear his clerical collar in public or to celebrate Mass, got around it all ingeniously. He would gather his parishioners together and what to President Calles and his henchmen probably looked like a picnic in the park would be a baptism. Fr. Pro was eventually arrested and was put to death in front of a firing squad, where he refused the blindfold, and shouted as his last words, “Viva Christo Rey!” or “Long live Christ the King!”

PatriotGal2257 on June 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I usually only read your fun nights, the next day !
:-)
Hey to all !!

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Good to have you but some of these posters act very bad. Beware. Not me though, I’m not like those other guys.

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Me no LMFAO. I’m thinking MFPO. When do more of our fellow countrymenz/womenz get a clue?

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Me neither LMFAO. But MFPO? Urbandictionary.com doesn’t have that one yet.

Is it m-f-P.O.’d? If so, I agree.

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Don’t get me wrong…it’s the blatant obviousness of it that just cracks me up.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Ok if you get three Bishops in a row That could be called a Cardinal. Three Cardinals could be a Pope.

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

… and some agricultural refresment. Why do I have a mad, burning desire for a 64 oz. Pepsi?

katy the mean old lady on June 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

.
WHAT !!??? You mean you have pot …. roast in the house?

ExpressoBold on June 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM

[Bloomberg's] just jealous because he’s shorter than a two liter bottle.

Rixon on June 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Every time I look at him, he reminds me of a two liter bottle, circumference-wise.

PatriotGal2257 on June 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

don’t give him any ideas. Btw: WE are watching ‘Independence Day’. That flick STILL rocks.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Bloomies “big soda” ban draws international attention.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Uh-hunh.
;-)

pambi on June 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

ExpressoBold on June 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM

you damned okies….here in CA we call it “medication” and have rcommendations from our doctors.

Now quit yer yammering, yer harshing my buzz…uh…medicatedness.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Ok if you get three Bishops in a row That could be called a Cardinal. Three Cardinals could be a Pope.

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Are you trying to tell me I’ve been promoted?

predator on June 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Ya mean the one with the alien Space ships? That was cool.

I liked close encounters. Cool flying saucers.

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Now quit yer yammering, yer harshing my buzz…uh…medicatedness.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

.
Oh good gravy… fer yer pot…. roast.

ExpressoBold on June 2, 2012 at 10:26 PM

WHAT !!??? You mean you have pot …. roast in the house?

ExpressoBold on June 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM

It is how still working old bats make it through the day with no impending homicide charges.

katy the mean old lady on June 2, 2012 at 10:26 PM

predator on June 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Yep. You get to ride in the Pope mobile and were a cool hat.

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Three Bishops walk into a bar and the first Bishop says-

gerrym51 on June 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Don’t get me wrong…it’s the blatant obviousness of it that just cracks me up.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

No sir, I definitely got your point. This stuff is just maddening. We read 1984 and Animal Farm as cautionary tales. Apparently now they are “How to” manuals.

I know one thing. I have a love for country, common sense, some how to skills and one itsty bitsy gun. OK, I lie.

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I don’t use pop or soda, but today I quaffed down a 32 oz. pepsi…

OmahaConservative on June 2, 2012 at 10:29 PM

What is the all time greatest sci fi movie?

2001 A Space Odyssey?
Mothra vs Rojan?
Alien?
Close Encounters?
Star Wars?

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Is it m-f-P.O.’d? If so, I agree.

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I made it up on the fly, and you are correct. There are ladies around as well as people with more class than me so I try to kind of act right. Plus I don’t want to get banned.

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Three Bishops walk into a bar and the first Bishop says-

gerrym51 on June 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

…and the real Bishop ducks.

Fenris on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Three Bishops walk into a bar and the first Bishop says-

gerrym51 on June 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

The First Bishop would say FIRST.

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:33 PM

gerrym51 on June 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

.
Ha! He can only say one thing!

ExpressoBold on June 2, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Jerkians

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 10:34 PM

One of those quotes was right about healthier foods being more expensive, not that I eat that healthy. But I like that Jennie O ground turkey and the ground turkey breast is about $1.50 more than the regular ground turkey. And twerp, since we’re also talking about WalMart, can you find out why they don’t even sell Jennie O ground turkey there? I looked for it thinking it would be cheaper and they (Walmart) didn’t even carry it.

TxAnn56 on June 2, 2012 at 10:34 PM

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

.
Why did you leave out “Species?”

ExpressoBold on June 2, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Three Bishops walk into a bar and the first Bishop says-
gerrym51 on June 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

…and the real Bishop ducks.

Fenris on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

….yet none of them picks up the tab.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 10:36 PM

What is the all time greatest sci fi movie?

2001 A Space Odyssey?
Mothra vs Rojan?
Alien?
Close Encounters?
Star Wars?

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

The Obama presidency.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 10:36 PM

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Silent Running

Day the Earth Stood Still – original

War of the Worlds – original

Blade Runner

Star Wars

Star Trek II

If you can still enjoy it years later it’s a greatest.

Close Encounters gets boring. Same with E.T. and even 2001.

Monster and non-space skiffy get a different category.

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

ExpressoBold on June 2, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Never saw species. Was it good?

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

cozmo on June 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Loved Blade Runner and Silent Running.

ET was for kids.

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

When I was little I was TERRIFIED of those original Alien ads that were on TV.
‘In space no one can hear you scream…’.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM

The Obama presidency.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 10:36 PM

naw….lived that one – it was just too friggin’ stupid to be even semi-believable.

Tim_CA on June 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM

PROGRESSIVE IRONY ALERT!!!

They support and scream and protest that YOU HAVE THE CHOICE to murder your unborn child.

BUT…..pick your own size Slurpee? Nope, you’re too friggin’ stupid.

….and yet, they see no irony.

Idiots.

PappyD61 on June 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Jerkian Jamaica Ny Style.

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 10:40 PM

What is the all time greatest sci fi movie?

2001 A Space Odyssey?
Mothra vs Rojan?
Alien?
Close Encounters?
Star Wars?

SparkPlug on June 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

The Obama presidency.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Bazinga! I was going to go old school and say the Blob with Steve McQueen or the original War of the Worlds. But you nailed it.

TxAnn56 on June 2, 2012 at 10:40 PM

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