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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Meat on the bones is healthy. Skinny looks, and is, unhealthy and weak.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I agree. Too skinny looks sick.

I was always athletic and healthy looking. Size 10. Was normal. I didn’t look like a skeleton or wear a size 2. I had tah tah’s too. :) lol

And these skinny skinny young hipster guys that weigh 100 lbs..just doesnt look right like they are sick. A man should look..uh..manly. IMO.

A funny sign at a Mexican restaurant I go to..

“If you aint a little fat, your momma didn’t love you”. :)

bazil9 on June 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

One more early calltime day and then back to normal for a few. Anyone seen that confounded Dire?

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

PatriotGal2257 on June 2, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Read the book! Seriously It is that important to what is going on in our nation

Happy Nomad on June 2, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I forgot to mention that Mary Katherine Ham and Katie Pavlich would be in the tank with me.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Each wearing a camo-kini?

Writing the screenplay now.

DoubleClutchin on June 2, 2012 at 11:46 PM

It’s as simple as this: We are citizens, not subjects. It’s not the government’s place to enact these nanny state type of laws, and as citizens, we should stop begging the government to bail us out every time we hit a bump in the road.

john1schn on June 2, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I like a little flesh on women. It’s a much more healthy, seductive look in my opinion.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Not too much, just right. However, remember PTX–potential to explode aka bait and switch. Was going to link to Kathleen Turner but she kind of made my point.
I do not like the current way too thin—bony arms and thighs.

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I agree. Too skinny looks sick.

I was always athletic and healthy looking. Size 10. Was normal. I didn’t look like a skeleton or wear a size 2. I had tah tah’s too. :) lol

And these skinny skinny young hipster guys that weigh 100 lbs..just doesnt look right like they are sick. A man should look..uh..manly. IMO.

A funny sign at a Mexican restaurant I go to..

“If you aint a little fat, your momma didn’t love you”. :)

bazil9 on June 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Had? *looks confused*

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Idiots in California snapped it up.

AZfederalist on June 2, 2012 at 11:27 PM

California has one to? Geez did they make these things in bulk. Idiots indeed.

DoubleClutchin on June 2, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Oops, that should have said, “Idiots in Seattle” I saw Fremont and my mind immediately appended California.

Seattle has the same types. Sad that the city with one of the original giants of the aviation industry has such a collection of moonbats.

AZfederalist on June 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Each wearing a camo-kini?

Writing the screenplay now.

DoubleClutchin on June 2, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Sarah Palin is manning the .50 cal at the top of the turret. And they can wear whatever you want. It’s your screenplay.
;)

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Dire must be off roving around somewhere.

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

PatriotGal2257 on June 2, 2012 at 11:41 PM

heh, whatever floats her boat. enjoy!

I have lived big and small city. I really don’t enjoy a big city or the “urban” concrete jungle.

Look forward to moving back to a small town.

One day, if I leave Florida..small country town probably.

I dont understand the desire to live in a large city in a tiny over priced apt- filled with crime,dirty, high taxes, regs, over crowded, noisy, hustle and bustle. To each there own I guess.

bazil9 on June 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I do not like the current way too thin—bony arms and thighs.

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I call it the angular look, ziff. And I hate it.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I do not like the current way too thin—bony arms and thighs.

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Something doesn’t belong…

Electrongod on June 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Had? *looks confused*

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM

lol…still have them..just a little bit older. ;)

bazil9 on June 2, 2012 at 11:52 PM

“If you aint a little fat, your momma didn’t love you”. :)

bazil9 on June 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

My Momma loves me and I weigh the same now as HS. I have never been able to put on extra weight. Metabolism of a hummingbird and all. Blessing or curse, how would I ever know?

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Predator, great to see you as always. Till next time. :)

And everyone else..
Mr B-of course.

I have a lot to do tomorrow..must be good and hit the hay.

Take care.

bazil9 on June 2, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Mayor Bloomberg is a cute little tyke. Every time I see him I want to reach down and tousle his hair. Yet, can you imagine the horror this man has faced personally as a sawed off little poop? That’s a life changer that explains everything. Hooting, derision and shunning all through school and the rest of his life. The whispers behind his back. Women shrinking in contempt at his glance. I feel sorry for the little shrimp and the psychological trauma that has brought him to this place. Reparative therapy?

Mason on June 2, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I do not like the current way too thin—bony arms and thighs.

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I call it the angular look, ziff. And I hate it.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I mean, who would you prefer, Sarah Jessica Parker, or this?

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I do not like the current way too thin—bony arms and thighs.

arnold ziffel on June 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Which one is you again my precious little piggy? /

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Predator, great to see you as always. Till next time. :)

And everyone else..
Mr B-of course.

I have a lot to do tomorrow..must be good and hit the hay.

Take care.

bazil9 on June 2, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Nighty-night bazil9. ‘Til we meet again. Sweetest of dreams to you.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:57 PM

It’s as simple as this: We are citizens, not subjects. It’s not the government’s place to enact these nanny state type of laws, and as citizens, we should stop begging the government to bail us out every time we hit a bump in the road.

john1schn on June 2, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Plus 100 right there. That comment nails it!

AZfederalist on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Yeah I should be heading that way soon myself. Just having a little trouble winding down. Good Night bazil9, Pleasant dreams my dear.

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Seattle has the same types. Sad that the city with one of the original giants of the aviation industry has such a collection of moonbats.

AZfederalist on June 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM

It’s beyond sad. The Seattle I grew up in was known as the Jet City, not this stupid ridiculous Emerald City crap. It was a blue collar town, fisherman,construction guys and Boeing mechanics all drinking at good old tavs. They have condoized and snotty cafeized the town. Even those are threatened. Only shreds are left of the old town now. Seafair has always had the Blue Angels. Love them, love them. But every now and then some transplanted Californian with a need to control stick up their behind tries to ban the Angels. I have moved away, up north, but like a salmon, it will always be home.

DoubleClutchin on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

L’em. ; )

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 11:27 PM

L’em again!Don’t Tread On Me! Freewill!

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I was out there for a while in the 70s. We called it “Philthadelphia.”

Lived at 10th and Ellsworth. An Italian neighborhood back then. Bet it ain’t now.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:41 PM

My best friend from high school had an internship at Lankenau Hospital in North Philly back in the late 70s in her last year at college. She lived in a pretty nice apartment complex not far away — I don’t remember the name of the neighborhood. I went to visit her on my Christmas break; my main memory is that it snowed maybe around a half-inch, and the whole city became paralyzed. We were in a mall in the downtown, and the store we were in started turning out the lights to close up — it was 8 p.m. When we asked what was going on, the clerk replied that it was snowing — OMG!!!eleventy!!!– and she needed to get home. We just looked at each other and laughed and basically told her that the piddly amount of snow on the roads at that moment wouldn’t even have warranted a school delay for us on the “wrong” side of the Commonwealth of western PA.

Much later, after my girlfriend moved back home, she heard that the grocery store nearby her apartment was the scene of a gunfight inside the store.

PatriotGal2257 on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

My Momma loves me and I weigh the same now as HS. I have never been able to put on extra weight. Metabolism of a hummingbird and all. Blessing or curse, how would I ever know?

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Yeah, I had that metabolism until I was about 30. Now water has calories.

AZfederalist on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I have never been able to put on extra weight.

Bmore on June 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Well…

Obviously you have never been to New York…

Why do I know…

The experts at the NY Health Dept. say so…

Electrongod on June 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Happy Nomad on June 2, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I’ve copied the title and will look it up. Thanks again.

PatriotGal2257 on June 3, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I mean, who would you prefer, Sarah Jessica Parker, or this?

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Face isn’t doing anything for me there. But then, neither does Sarah Jessica Parker’s face.

However, regarding your link, the other parts are quite attractive. Much better than the angular look.

AZfederalist on June 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Much later, after my girlfriend moved back home, she heard that the grocery store nearby her apartment was the scene of a gunfight inside the store.

PatriotGal2257 on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Crime was pretty low where I lived. At least your common street crime. The whole neighborhood was under the control of Angelo Bruno. (do a search).

A few trouble makers floated through the neighborhood one night. They were never hear from again.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Yeah, I had that metabolism until I was about 30. Now water has calories.

AZfederalist on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

AZ, If memory serves I’m older than you ; )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Had? *looks confused*

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM

…almost wet my pants and not the monitor!

KOOLAID2 on June 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I like a little flesh on women. It’s a much more healthy, seductive look in my opinion.

predator on June 2, 2012 at 11:25 PM

oh, like mooch, right? but with toned arms?

GhoulAid on June 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Face isn’t doing anything for me there. But then, neither does Sarah Jessica Parker’s face.

However, regarding your link, the other parts are quite attractive. Much better than the angular look.

AZfederalist on June 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Face? She had a face? Silly me. I didn’t look.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Electrongod on June 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Electrongod, when I lived there in the late 70′s, I did pretty much anything I wanted. Burned an awful lot of calories that way. ; )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:05 AM

oh, like mooch, right? but with toned arms?

GhoulAid on June 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Having an azz as wide as a mack truck and waddling up a flight of stairs like a wounded duck does not qualify. There are standards.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I posted this a while back when canopfor got in trouble. Worth a repost?

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Actually, allow me to correct the record, I posted it when Sarkozy lost.

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I think.

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM

bazil9 on June 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I’m around 118-119 and wear a size 8 petite. Never had a rack. LoL

I still look fairly cute-but middle-age is starting to catch up…and it’s making me self-concision.*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I’m around 118-119 and wear a size 8 petite. Never had a rack. LoL

I still look fairly cute-but middle-age is starting to catch up…and it’s making me self-concision.*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I’m shocked. I always thought you were younger than that. *runs*

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:16 AM

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Ah, yes. There are a lot of old timers in the small towns around here who insist very vehemently that it used to be much safer with the Mafia presence “running things” in the background. :)

PatriotGal2257 on June 3, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Having an azz as wide as a mack truck and waddling up a flight of stairs like a wounded duck does not qualify. There are standards.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:06 AM

She has a nice personality.

arnold ziffel on June 3, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Something doesn’t belong…

Electrongod on June 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Far right—reminds me of that analar eclipse they just had.

arnold ziffel on June 3, 2012 at 12:18 AM

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

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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

.
This (shaking head) is getting out of hand.

You even got ‘Twerp “suckered in”.

What a bandwagon.

listens2glenn on June 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Haha.
I’m a day younger than Boss Emeritus.
Not as good-looking. Obviously not as brilliant. Definitely weirder. .

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:20 AM

She has a nice personality.

arnold ziffel on June 3, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Compared to what? An Eastern Diamondback?

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:21 AM

What a bandwagon.

listens2glenn on June 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM

A cult is arising. Temples are being built across the land. Where is Conan when you need him?

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Definitely weirder. .

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Weird in a petite way. ; )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Haha.
I’m a day younger than Boss Emeritus.
Not as good-looking. Obviously not as brilliant. Definitely weirder. .

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:20 AM

But much more loveable.
;)

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I’m sure somebody already posted this, but I just got in and couldn’t resist, especially after my “obese” vacation and eating everything in sight :)

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Having an azz as wide as a mack truck and waddling up a flight of stairs like a wounded duck does not qualify. There are standards.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:06 AM

She’s still trying to find a thong she tried on in 2006. It’s there somewhere.

slickwillie2001 on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

These people are evil, do you notice how they keep telling you that chocolate is good for you, but it’s always that dark chocolate. Sure it’s good around cocoanut and caramel but on it’s own, it tastes like something that’s good for you.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

AZ, I’m on my 3rd twelve oz water. Eat your heart out. ; ) Come to think of it I should have had a Heineken (Dark) or three. : )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Having an azz as wide as a mack truck and waddling up a flight of stairs like a wounded duck does not qualify. There are standards.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:06 AM

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Oh for crying out loud, she’s got nothing on Oprah.

I think our current FLOTUS is rather well proportioned, physically.

But that’s the only credit I give her.

listens2glenn on June 3, 2012 at 12:26 AM

My new theme song.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

She’s still trying to find a thong she tried on in 2006. It’s there somewhere.

slickwillie2001 on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Excavation crews are on their way as we speak.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I posted this a while back when canopfor got in trouble. Worth a repost?

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:06 AM

thanks for the re-post, I missed it but purrrr-fect – but this one changed hands from when it was written to now.

Who’s the liar?

Who is John Galt on June 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

She’s still trying to find a thong she tried on in 2006. It’s there somewhere.

slickwillie2001 on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

i tink i’m gonna baaf!!!

GhoulAid on June 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Evenin’ kind lady.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Okay you caught me, I’m having a few dark chocolates. How do you do that Cindy? ; )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Dang split wink. ; )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:28 AM

listens2glenn on June 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM

A cult is arising. Temples are being built across the land. Where is Conan when you need him?

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:22 AM

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LOL : )

listens2glenn on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 AM

These people are evil, do you notice how they keep telling you that chocolate is good for you, but it’s always that dark chocolate. Sure it’s good around cocoanut and caramel but on it’s own, it tastes like something that’s good for you.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

My favorite was the red wine scam, and how a glass of vino and all that was really good for you… turned out the studies were bogus and when you realize that, yes the french don’t die of heart attacks as often as we do, but sclerosis of the liver is pretty big :)

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

How are the puppehz?

Growing in leaps and bounds I would think.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Who’s the liar?

Who is John Galt on June 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Most of them. Good one, glad I had it cranked way up for that. ; )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I just looked at the pic again with that smug Napoleon Bloomberg standing over his array of sodas and a few questions occurred.

What or who gives you the right to dictate so much about peoples lives?

Are you aware that many many sugary and not healthy items can be purchased w/EBT and food stamps?

Apparently you don’t have a problem with NYC being a sanctuary city. Do illegal aliens comply with every thing you dream up?

Did mom or dad beat you too much or not enough? What kind of pantyhose do you like most or do you prefer thongs?

arnold ziffel on June 3, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Evening Bmore

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I’m currently ‘nibbling’ on eggless chocolate cake.
I bust my butt @ work-produce requires you to use your muscles more than your mind-so I DESERVE This!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Crap! Does all this mean I have to cut back on my bottle of red wine and dark chocolate bar for breakfast? /

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:28 AM

I’m psychic. I did want to mention to you that my son knows some folks who put cheddar cheese in their coffee. They are Puerto Rican but I don’t know if that has anything to do with.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Bedtime for me. Golfing in the morning. Been a blast. ‘Night all.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Evenin’ kind lady.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

You’ve got Texian down pat. Good on ya!

Who is John Galt on June 3, 2012 at 12:34 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Hey, kiddo! Sounds like you are having fun with Spawn around. I want you to know that if I ever put my weight on this blog I am either lying like a rug or someone has my family at gun point.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Bedtime for me. Golfing in the morning. Been a blast. ‘Night all.

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:33 AM

give barry a shout out for me if you see him!

GhoulAid on June 3, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Evening Bmore

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:31 AM

How we doing uncommon sense? Everything going your way?

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:36 AM

predator on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 AM

They are growing but still have stubby little legs. They are also eating my area rug that has been in the same place since we got them but newly shampooed. Weirdos!

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:36 AM

My favorite was the red wine scam, and how a glass of vino and all that was really good for you… turned out the studies were bogus and when you realize that, yes the french don’t die of heart attacks as often as we do, but sclerosis of the liver is pretty big :)

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Unless Barry gets kicked out fairly quickly you can call me cochon foie gras petrin.

arnold ziffel on June 3, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Interesting, I didn’t know Puerto Ricans did that. Oystermen do. ; )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Good Night predator, Sleep Easy. Fore?

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:38 AM

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Maybe if they drink it with a low dosage aspirin? While I doubt I will see any articles about the benefits of soft drinks, my experience is to just wait awhile and whatever is bad for you this week is a veritable fountain of youth next week.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I think I will google it and see if I can get anything on the origins. I think this particular couple is well traveled so it may have nothing to do with their heritage.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Dang, look at the time. I’d better crash too. Early call time and what.

Good Night All.

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:40 AM

You might check around Frenchtown Md. ; )

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Maybe if they drink it with a low dosage aspirin? While I doubt I will see any articles about the benefits of soft drinks, my experience is to just wait awhile and whatever is bad for you this week is a veritable fountain of youth next week.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:39 AM

anyone remember the saccharin scare from years ago? :)

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I’d still like to know why Bloomberg, the mini-Stalin, isn’t occupooping a jail cell for his highly illegal action of sending New York cops out to run operations to try to entrap out-of-state gun dealers? It would also be nice if Bloomberg were held liable for keeping his Occupooper pets in Manhattan (health threat that they were to everyone and every thing around)? What about the deaths he caused because of his incompetent handling of a friggin snowstorm, and then his equally incompetent lock-down of the city for the POSSIBILITY of a storm hitting New York, so that his ineptitude in dealing with actual storms couldn’t be determined?

Why is this mini-Stalin still free? I cannot figure this out. But, New Yorkers voted for mini-Stalin so they are getting what they voted for. When Manhattan gets flooded by a hurricane that finally hits them head on, I will be against any aid going to that rat-trap. They made their bed – their offensive, tyrannical, insane bed – they should sleep in it and not complain.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 3, 2012 at 12:44 AM

So, what is all the important business that Bloomberg is not getting done?

Or is New York humming along so nicely that in effect it needs no mayor?

Bloomberg certainly has too much time on his hands or so it appears….

Sherman1864 on June 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:36 AM

night Bmore, and I’m doing just fine :)

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Oh and Cindy, I keep some dead kin there so be nice to the local folks. ; ) Good Night.

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Okay, according to an article I found by the Smithsonian it is called kaffeost and it is Finnish. The only problem is that all the information about it is also in Finnish. Not helpful.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Bmore on June 3, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Where, in Maryland or Jacksonville or Puerto Rico or Finland?

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:50 AM

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Yes! They were feeding those rats some ungodly amount of the stuff. I think they would have died from anything that was taken in those quantities. The good thing is that they kept playing with it and the new stuff doesn’t taste half bad.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:52 AM

OK, RedEye fans. Why didn’t anyone say anything about McCotter’s ballot problems? He’s apparently dropped out of the race.

Maybe HA didn’t cover this because Jazz Shaw was too busy stirring up faux controversy.

MeatHeadinCA on June 3, 2012 at 12:52 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 3, 2012 at 12:44 AM

It’s good to be king.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:53 AM

MeatHeadinCA on June 3, 2012 at 12:52 AM

It was in the headlines, darlin! It really is too bad.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Well, Allah, one thing that can be done about the obesity problem is to become a poorer nation.

Even a third one? Not having enough to eat appears to take care of obesity problems pretty quickly.

On this issue, Allah, I find you way too nanny.

In any event I am getting tired of your sweet tooth for soda reporting: a lot of empty fizz.

Sherman1864 on June 3, 2012 at 12:58 AM

It was in the headlines, darlin! It really is too bad.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:54 AM

tsk tsk

Wasn’t with him 100%, but he seemed kind of honest.

MeatHeadinCA on June 3, 2012 at 12:58 AM

My favorite was the red wine scam, and how a glass of vino and all that was really good for you… turned out the studies were bogus and when you realize that, yes the french don’t die of heart attacks as often as we do, but sclerosis of the liver is pretty big :)

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 AM

One more comment and I have to get going myself — early day tomorrow and then some OT for a vacationing co-worker later.

I’ve stopped paying any attention at all to the latest liberal pronouncements on what foods or drinks are good for you or bad for you. My theory is that a.) they are making it up out of whole cloth, obviously for the government grants and b.) they have an almost compulsive urge to control other people, particularly those who they think are inferior to them (i. e. virtually everyone outside their little club). Someone upthread mentioned about Jonah Goldberg’s current book, about how liberals are always changing the meanings of terms so that they have the advantage. I maintain that all of this “good-for-you/bad-for-you” food business is just another side of the coin where liberals try to create an atmosphere of doubt at best and fear at worst and prey on that to ultimately exercise control.

Think of all the foods, such as eggs, which were thought to be bad for you that are now all of a sudden OK. I believe that the plain fact of the matter is that they really don’t know one way or the other themselves, but if they can use some aspect of an almost-always taken-out-of-context study to create uncertainty, they’ll do it. It makes them feel important, people will seek them out for answers, and they can play big shot expert.

That whole worldview is threatened by ordinary people who
take charge of their health and diet and look very skeptically at these pronouncements and see them for what they are: lies.

Sweet dreams, everyone! It’s been a pleasure talking with all of you. I bid you all goodnight and I’m sure I’ll be talking with you tomorrow.

PatriotGal2257 on June 3, 2012 at 1:01 AM

What’s also pathetic about this “Big Pop Ban” is the (typical) hypocrisy of liberals.

I don’t want to start a debate on abortion or homosexuality, but they’re my examples.

People (women) choose to have an abortion = Good. Freedom. Rights.
People choose to drink a 32oz. pop = Bad. Obesity. Illegal.

People (in their argument) are born gay = Good. Freedom. Rights.
People are born (to be) fat = Bad. Obesity. Can’t have that.

(I know the obesity thing is more than genetics. I think it’s mostly consuming too many calories and not enough physical exercise, but you get my point.)

As I said earlier, I’d really like to take whatever it is that these control freaks like/do away from them.

RedCrow on June 3, 2012 at 1:01 AM

uncommon sense on June 3, 2012 at 12:43 AM

It was eggs, once upon a time also.

RedCrow on June 3, 2012 at 1:03 AM

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