Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

What do New Yorkers say? “Fuhgetaboutit.”…

An exclusive NY1-Marist College poll finds most New Yorkers are opposed to the mayor’s plan, as 53 percent say it is a a bad idea and only 42 percent say it is a good one.

Most New Yorkers, 52 percent, say they are not convinced it will work. Only 45 percent say they think a ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks will help people lose weight.

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Bold actions to protect the public’s health always stir controversy at first. Smoke-free bars and restaurants, trans fat restriction and calorie posting in restaurants were all met with skepticism, but are now widely popular in New York City. They are also saving many lives each year, and life expectancy in New York City is outpacing that of the United States…

[S]tudies show that people given larger portions simply consume more without noticing it or reducing calorie consumption at subsequent meals. And portion sizes of sugary drinks have ballooned drastically over the last 50 years, from 12 ounces to 32 ounces for a large beverage at a typical fast-food restaurant, not as a result of consumer demand but because of corporate decisions…

Under our proposal, people could still choose to drink as much soda as they want. If 16 ounces (promoted as enough for three people in the 1950s!) is not enough, people could purchase two portions. Is that too much an inconvenience to reverse a national health catastrophe?

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Under the spirit of the proposed Bloomberg ban, a super-strength beer would be considered less of public nuisance than the sports drink or the soda. At present, there is no suggestion that the ban will apply at all to alcoholic beverages.

While the language of the ban has yet to be formalized, other things that are not alcoholic but are also expected to be passed over include the 870-calorie, 22-ounce chocolate McCafe milkshakes at McDonald’s and the 670-calorie, 24-ounce Venti Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino Blended Crème at Starbucks.

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[P]ublic health advocates contend that letting everyone make their own choices has led the country to $192 billion per year in medical bills for obesity-related care. That’s a tab everyone ends up paying part of via Medicare, Medicaid and soaring rates for private health insurance.

There is nobody on the face of the planet who needs a soda, let alone a 32-ounce soda,” said Robert Lustig, a pediatric obesity researcher at the University of California at San Francisco who is a vocal proponent of restrictions on sugary drinks…

“If New York City’s initiative succeeds, it really opens up a new front,” said Michael Jacobson, executive director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group. “I’m sure it will encourage other cities and states to seek similar measures to reduce portion sizes.”

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When I was a kid, Coca-Cola came in 6-ounce glass bottles, and that seemed like plenty. It wasn’t all that long ago that a 12-ounce soda was considered perfectly sufficient—even large. But walk into any pizzeria or deli these days and you’ll have a very hard time even finding 12-ounce cans of anything. 20-ounce plastic bottles are now considered the standard single-serving size. The same thing has happened with hot drinks. Remember the Starbucks 8-ounce “short” cup of coffee? That’s not on the menu anymore. If you walk in and ask for a small, you get a 12-ounce “tall.” Small is tall.

The reason for all this supersizing is basic economics. When you go to a McDonalds or Wendy’s, the cost of serving you is pretty much fixed because what they have to spend on the food is almost negligible compared to what they pay for their workers and floor space. However, if they can get you to pay, say, 25 cents more for 5 cents worth of soda, the franchise owner earns a tidy profit and you walk out the door thinking you’ve gotten an absolutely fantastic deal by paying only a few extra pennies for a drink that’s as big as your head…

The ban on large drinks, on the other hand, could reset our notion of what a normal beverage serving looks like, and that could make all the difference.

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I believe America is in a crisis now, not only of corporate or governmental social responsibility, but of personal social responsibility; we’re uncertain of whether Wall Street or Uncle Sam has our best interest at heart, but just the same we should be looking at our neighbor. Our problem is not simply a matter of sugar, fat and salt; it is a matter of choice, behavior and education. We live in a country where we make sure our children are mathematically educated enough to figure out that two 16-ounce sodas will get them their Big Gulp fix, but where roughly 96 percent of them are not required to have daily physical education classes in school. What exactly are we teaching them about behavior and choice?…

Type 2 diabetes, in which insidious sugar sources like soda play a big role, costs this country in excess of $174 billion each year. Most Type 2 diabetics know that their lifestyles are unhealthy but do not take adequate action to prevent or reverse the disease. And who pays for it? How would we react to a corporation that did the very same? (Note: This is NOT an attack on diabetics; I am merely illustrating a point.)

And my point is simply this: Drinking soda, or better stated, our right to drink soda, is actually good for us. Isn’t that what makes America great? We’re the land of free choice. However, when government takes an arbitrary legislative potshot at the symptom, not the cause, of a problem, how much better off are we? Do we want to be hobbled by government making lifestyle choices for us, or empowered by government teaching and supporting better choices? I for one would much rather see legislation making daily physical education and nutrition classes mandatory for our students, ingraining better lifestyles and choices. And I’d love to see the Big Gulp yanked — not due to legislation, but due rather to poor sales from a healthy, educated consumer.

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Sugary drinks now provide 7% of the calories in the American diet, the largest single national source of calories. Teen boys average more than a quart of sugary soda per day. Even adults who say they are trying to lose weight still drink more two 12-ounces cans per day, on average…

Some object that the mayor’s proposal to restrict serving sizes will restrict liberty. But the liberty restricted is not the liberty of the soda-drinker. If they wish, soda drinkers can buy a 2-liter bottle of soda at the grocery for about $1.70 and pour as much of it down their throats as they wish. The liberty that is being restricted is the liberty of the soda seller to manipulate known human weaknesses to the seller’s advantage and the buyer’s detriment.

Human beings are not reasoning machines. We are animals who have inherited certain propensities not always well-adapted to modern urban life. We evolved in conditions of food scarcity. Our bodies have adapted to store food energy against famine; our subrational minds crave sweetness. The sugary beverage industry has invested massively to understand better how to use our very human natures against us.

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Are we not capable stewards of our own welfare? In general, yes, but the government has taxed cigarettes to high heaven, as a means (successful) of steering us away from them, and made it illegal to partake of many recreational drugs. Like those substances, heavily sugared soft drinks are wholly unnecessary and are implicated in health problems that wind up affecting all of us, not just the individual suffering from them. Food ceased to be a frontier too far when the fraction of American adults who qualify as obese climbed above one in three.

We’re fat, folks. Seriously, dangerously fat. And you don’t need statistics to tell you that; you just need to look around. All three people ahead of me in line in a food shop in Des Moines last month qualified as morbidly obese; they had 900 pounds — easy — among them. One of every two people in line with me at a Coney Island concession stand last weekend were carrying at least 25 extra pounds. When this many people are this overweight, you have not only an epidemic. You have a new normal, a context in which each obese person is less likely to recognize and appreciate the magnitude of his or her health problem because it’s entirely unexceptional…

Is Bloomberg putting us on a slippery slope? Maybe. But we have a long way to slide before there’s a cause for alarm commensurate with the urgency of the problem he’s trying to whittle away at. And the government routinely meddles in the markets and our lives when private behavior has severe public consequences. We reached that larded intersection scores of Big Gulps and dozens of pounds ago.

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults oppose a law that would ban the sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 ounces. Just 24% favor a law like the one Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed as a way to fight obesity. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided about it.

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Via the Corner.


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cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Happy Birthday! What special thing did you do today? Go to dinner and dance a little after?

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:45 PM

little twerp?
*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM

….looks *adoringly* back…
I correct that to ‘twit’…

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Hey it left off my comment and my clink!

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Bishop on June 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I’m calling PETA! LMFAO! :-)

Resist We Much on June 4, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:10 PM

ROFL, thought I was in the Matrix for a tic.

tom daschle concerned on June 4, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Laura in Maryland on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Caffeine makes Spawn sleepy. A Mountian Dew Code Red will put him OUT!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:12 PM

*clink*

Warm ups for tomorrow…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Oh yeah!!!

I feel good about this election.

Electrongod on June 4, 2012 at 11:12 PM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Happy Birthday Cyndy, xo, good to see you here. ; )

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Par-TAY tommorow. If we hadn’t moved to Texas, we would’ve ended up in Janesville. GO WALKER! The unions can suck it.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Show off. Lolz.

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I’ve been popping in and out, I guess. It’s difficult for me to stay up so late! But since it’s my birthday and all, I’ve decided to throw caution to the winds! Yeehaw! *cough* or something.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Happy Birthday!!!!

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

How’d that last thread treat ya? I guessing it betrayed you. Lol!

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I=I’m

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Happy Birthday! What special thing did you do today? Go to dinner and dance a little after?

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Even better! My husband distracted the children and I took a nap! A real nap, on my own bed!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

WhatEVER happened to my BFF, True_King?

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Show off. Lolz.

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

7% started it, just like he always does. ; )

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:16 PM

ROFL, thought I was in the Matrix for a tic.

tom daschle concerned on June 4, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Blame 7%, he always gets it going. ; )

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

How old-and don’t lie!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I feel that I may now consider myself to be a grown-up. Okay, at least chronologically. Does that help? :D

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

lolz..Just noise..all noise..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Even better! My husband distracted the children and I took a nap! A real nap, on my own bed!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Sometimes that’s the best gift you can get! Congrats.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Happy Birthday!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Happy Birthday Cyndy, xo, good to see you here. ; )

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Happy Birthday!!!!

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Hey, thanks, guys! :)

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I don’t know!!..:)

PS..I hope things are going well for you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Actually Unions can’t suck it without the Full cooperation of the Suck It Union.

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Caffeine makes Spawn sleepy. A Mountian Dew Code Red will put him OUT!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Mine too – ADHDx10!

Also Thanks for the Prayer shout for Lovin’. I put one up there from me.

Laura in Maryland on June 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Happy Birthday!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Merci. The best gift is looking like it just may come in November, after all. Even ol’ Eeyore seems a bit optimistic. If that happens, I won’t ever ask for another thing!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Good to see you!..Hope things are going well..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

You are late. John the Libertarian started last week and I started yesterday morning.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:08 PM

My humble apologies…

… I will endeavor to improve, if only given another chance.

/

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Happy BDay.

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I predict 5+ points for Walker tomorrow.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:21 PM

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Happy B-Day…!

*clink*

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:21 PM

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

*clink*…HAPPY BIRTHDAY…!!!…*clink”

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

It sounds as if, the message Bloomberg is trying to communicate is: Liberals are not smart enough to do things on their own. They need drastic measures imposed upon them, because they can’t drink soda without needing the government telling them how much.

They can’t make a $10 a month birth control decision on their own, they need the government to make the decision for them.

They can’t carry a $1.00 condom in anticipation of meeting a dirty, sweaty “no bath taking” hippy for unbridled s-e-x. They need government to tell them “it’s ok, we know you do not possess the mental capacity to make good choices in life,” so we’ll allow you to murder your babies legally.

Democrats do not seem to hold their base in very high regards.

Oh, and happy birthday, cynccook!

BruthaMan on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I hear you!!..:)

PS..Side note:..A lot of the “true cons” don’t seem to be buying in..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Sometimes that’s the best gift you can get! Congrats.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

LOL We all (myself, hubby + 4 children) went out to dinner with another couple and their children on Saturday night and we were all looking at our watches by 8:30 and trying to hide our yawns. I’m afraid the wild times may be behind us!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

… I will endeavor to improve, if only given another chance.

/

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Forgiven.

Just be on time ;)

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Blame 7%, he always gets it going. ; )

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I predict 5+ points for Walker tomorrow.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Let’s get greedy and predict 8 points..:)

PS..That will spell trouble for Team Obie!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Y’all seen this?
H/T a friend in Ace’s FB group.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

lolz..Just noise..all noise..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I know, right, it gets very tedious on those threads. Same ole , same ole. Funny though!

Good to see you!..Hope things are going well..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Good to be seen and good to see you. Where you been?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Democrats do not seem to hold their base in very high regards.

BruthaMan on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

They don’t hold Americans in high regard. Re: bitter clinger tea baggers.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I predict 5+ points for Walker tomorrow.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:21 PM

…so he’ll win by 2 …after they steal 3?

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

*clink*…HAPPY BIRTHDAY…!!!…*clink”

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

BruthaMan on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Thanks, gang! I wish we could all have a real drink somewhere! :) Since I had the nap, I may even make it to 11:30!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

wow…the qotd is such a dud that everyone decides to talk about something else.

i only looked at one, and that was G Will…very good.

the upper class of this country hates the peasants, fat, ugly, smelly little peasants with their redneck ways.

encourage people to smoke again and that weight will drop right off…and in fact, i’ve seen this discussed

r keller on June 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I’m afraid the wild times may be behind us!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Get a big bottle of Jose Cuervo..The wild times wil be back!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Happy Birthday!

U2 – Happy Birthday & Party Girl – 360º Tour (Milan 07/07/09)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDHOf6mkM7c&feature=related

Resist We Much on June 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Let’s get greedy and predict 8 points..:)

PS..That will spell trouble for Team Obie!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Greed is good.

Obie is in heap big trouble regardless. Sara Jessica Parker the exception (she’s trying to kickstart her career), no one has 2012 stickers on their cars out here in Hollyweird.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I’m afraid the wild times may be behind us!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I’ve come to that point once or twice, but it never lasts long.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

. Where you been?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Other projects..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Get a big bottle of Jose Cuervo..The wild times wil be back!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Yes. Good times making love to the porcelain goddess.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

encourage people to smoke again and that weight will drop right off…and in fact, i’ve seen this discussed

r keller on June 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

noooooo!…the stuff they want us to smoke gives most of us the munchies!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

no one has 2012 stickers on their cars out here in Hollyweird.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

That is a good thing..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

encourage people to smoke again and that weight will drop right off…and in fact, i’ve seen this discussed

r keller on June 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Well, of course that’s correct, but they refuse to address the issue. One crutch for another. I’ve spoken to nutritionists, and the single most important thing you can do to reduce weight is skip the so-called fourth meal, after 8 pm, when there are a bazillion food ads running on TV.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Yes. Good times making love to the porcelain goddess.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

LoLz..I see you have experience..I might add memory loss is a side effect also..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:30 PM

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

SJP reminds me of what my late father used to say about my aunt(his only sibling): She’s a brain-dead JAP who’s gonna ugly away.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Y’all seen this?
H/T a friend in Ace’s FB group.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I absolutely did not like alternate side parking. It sucked!

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:31 PM

no one has 2012 stickers on their cars out here in Hollyweird.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I’ve had to be down in the city a bit lately, surprisingly few, even here.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:33 PM

gonna ugly away.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:31 PM

uglies gonna ug.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Other projects..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Profitable and or fun I hope. ; )

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

wow…the qotd is such a dud that everyone decides to talk about something else….r keller on June 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

…I think A P is diabetic or something so controlling all these big sugar drinks is all good…it’s like me eating 3 Whoopers, a large fries, onion rings…and then having a Diet Coke!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Take My Breath Away

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

LoLz..I see you have experience..I might add memory loss is a side effect also..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:30 PM

You are probably right. I still haven’t figured out how I ended up sleeping in the back of my truck.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I’ve had to be down in the city a bit lately, surprisingly few, even here.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Well, it’s the equivalent of those caution stickers: Moron on Board.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Yes. Good times making love to the porcelain goddess.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

How is your pretty pony?

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

You are probably right. I still haven’t figured out how I ended up sleeping in the back of my truck.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

LoLz..You got lucky..Usually it is worse!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM

The mill just ate my comment cause I insinuated Nanny State boy was a pric*

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

True

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

We will see..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

True

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Awwww….summer camp memories!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

HA has two new members..Both very good bloggers..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

How is your pretty pony?

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

He’s a runner and dances for carrots.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:41 PM

The mill just ate my comment

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Potty mouth!

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:41 PM

They need to ban caffeine in coffee. Or make it like alcohol where you need to show an id to buy it. And tax the hell out of it.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:51 PM

You shut up…you shut the *&%$ up or ELSE!

*twitches*
*twitches more*

Laura in Maryland on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Yeah, what she said!

MontanaMmmm on June 4, 2012 at 11:41 PM

He’s a runner and dances for carrots.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:41 PM

You are truly leading a charmed life. You realize that, right? :)

I wish you could send some photos of that lovely fellow for me to admire.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Let me guess: A quarter-pounder Bloomburger is made of tofu and actually weighs 3/16ths of a pound.

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM

LoLz..You got lucky..Usually it is worse!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM

It did, it was snowing.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Living On A Prayer

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:44 PM

It did, it was snowing.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Oh my!!..LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM

jaime

My favorite SB track!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

HA has two new staff members..Both very good bloggers..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

HA has two new members..Both very good bloggers..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Yes, they’re good. I thought Tina was good too. But I’ve also noticed a conspicuous absence of angryed and Jailbreak. Maybe their DNC-Soros checks ran out?

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Human beings are not reasoning machines. We are animals who have inherited certain propensities not always well-adapted to modern urban life. We evolved in conditions of food scarcity. Our bodies have adapted to store food energy against famine; our subrational minds crave sweetness. The sugary beverage industry has invested massively to understand better how to use our very human natures against us.

This is why David Frum is the essence of a pundit with no audience. He insults you in the body of his remarks and then is stunned that nobody cares what his opinion is.

Either we are adults with free will..

or we are just cogs in the liberal machine with our opinions our will our property even all subject to the demands of a ruling elite far better able to decide what is good for us than we are for ourselves.

The founders would feel sick seeing what modern liberals have become. They have zero connection with the classic liberalism of their day.. When a learned man was expected to be liberal in thought.. in an openness to new ideas.. not a dogma soaked in submission to an ideology where individuals are nothing compared to the collective and it’s wants.. voiced by the elites who always set the bar low for the great unwashed yet grant themselves the life of royalty..

funny how that works for them that way isn’t it?

mark81150 on June 4, 2012 at 11:47 PM

dances for carrots.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Isn’t that Elizabeth Warren’s tribal name?

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:48 PM

. But I’ve also noticed a conspicuous absence of angryed and Jailbreak. Maybe their DNC-Soros checks ran out?

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I think they both left on their own accord!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:48 PM

David W. Almasi

I can’t beleive we are even discussing this crap. Let me dust off the triple beams so we can weigh this crap out correctly. Hey Bloomberg prendere una stangata. Least likely place to succeed. NYC is going to revisit the 70′s with even more negative consequences.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:49 PM

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Tina Korbe was very good also..She only did one thing wrong..She didn’t drop the ban hammer on CoolChange80..Fortunately Capt. Ed did..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Potty mouth!

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:41 PM

LOL!. Yeah that’s me alright. ; ) Well both parents were sailors.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Mr. Trololo

What…?

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

My favorite SB track!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Good. I haven’t heard that in a while. That was their last hit, wasn’t it?

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Awww…

OT: If you could pray/think happy thoughts for lovingmyusa…I’m sure she’d appreciate it. *She’s okay but I don’t know if she’d want me to elaborate more-so I’ll leave it at that*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Thanks Twerp, and thanks Laura…I almost missed this! The funeral for mom is Wed…Have been trying to take my mind off it all day…

lovingmyUSA on June 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM

We will see..:)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for fun profits then. ; )

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM

NYC is going to revisit the 70′s with even more negative consequences.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Well, as long as there aren’t any fatties there, it will all have been worth it. What good arevcivil liberties when you’re too chubby to enjoy them?

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM

You are truly leading a charmed life. You realize that, right? :)

I wish you could send some photos of that lovely fellow for me to admire.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I don’t know about charmed, but I’m an expert at flying by the seat of my pants. I’ll get some pictures one of these days.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Hold Me Now

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:53 PM

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

In honor of your B-day, best wishes from Wisconsin.

Happy Happy:)

MontanaMmmm on June 4, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Thanks Twerp, and thanks Laura…I almost missed this! The funeral for mom is Wed…Have been trying to take my mind off it all day…

lovingmyUSA on June 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I’m glad you were able to be there at the last. That is something to be thankful for, at least.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:53 PM

What…?

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

What on earth is that and where the heII did you get it?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:54 PM

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