Piers Morgan on Bloomberg’s soda ban: “I think people need the nanny state occasionally”

posted at 12:41 pm on March 12, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via NRO, which not only cut the clip but snagged this ode to petty for-your-own-good authoritarianism from Morgan’s Twitter account:

“I think people need the nanny state occasionally,” he says. I say: Define “occasionally.” As with his crusade against “assault weapons,” his rhetoric frequently betrays much grander regulatory ambitions than what he’s ostensibly arguing for. If you’re going to give government a mandate to “make the populace healthier,” there’s no way you’re going to stop at a half-assed, almost completely arbitrary restriction on soda portions. You’re going to go further. What I want to know is, how much? Where is the point, whether on guns or on nutrition, where this guy thinks the average individual can be trusted? No one seriously believes Bloomy’s soda ban will do much to improve New Yorkers’ health. If you’re serious about that, you have to do more. If he’s unwilling to draw a line, then the only conclusion is that he’s following the same incrementalist strategy towards a far-left outcome as Jan Schakowsky.

By the way, his guest here, who spends three minutes gently pushing back against the food police, is no Republican. That’s Christine Quinn — loyal Democrat, usually loyal Bloomberg ally, current president of the New York City Council, and quite possibly Bloomy’s successor as mayor. This is why I said in yesterday’s post that the court ruling is a big deal. In most cases, he’d simply get the city legislature to hand him the power he’s asking for. Not this time. Maybe.


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Back in the day, he`d be among the first to be tarred and feathered.

ThePrez on March 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM

“I think people need the nanny state occasionally”

Absolutely. That personal responsibility thing is so hard. Much easier to let nanny look out for your own best interest.

hawkeye54 on March 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM

They, why aren’t you back living in the UK, where the nanny state is in full bloom? Arrogant pr!ck.

totherightofthem on March 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Piers Morgan on Bloomberg’s soda ban: “I think people need the nanny state occasionally ALL OF THE TIME.”

Edited for accuracy.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Piers Morgan on Bloomberg’s soda ban: “I think people need the nanny state occasionally”

Yes, in every other country in the world except the United States of America. Why not move to one Piers?

cajunpatriot on March 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Why are people like him allowed in? We hear enough of this from spoiled Americans, the last thing we need is a smarmy, police state supporting Brit.

Daemonocracy on March 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM

As for me, I care, deeply, about what some Limey subject says about us.

Truly, I care, deeply.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Piers Morgan: One of your Betters. Listen to him. Listen. Listennnnnnnnnnnnnn!

thebrokenrattle on March 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Why do I have this sneaking suspicion that Piers enjoys spending his downtime wearing an adult diaper and being powdered by a professional –er ‘nanny?’

cynccook on March 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Nanny Boy needs his binky…..

dddave on March 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Not gonna click on that twit.

Fallon on March 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Cause folks would never think to buy two medium sized drinks to gulp down…

hillsoftx on March 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

The way we controlled people’s impulses in the past was to allow them to suffer significant harm from their own personal choices. These people made perfect representatives on what not to do. Poor, on the street, starving, needing medical attention? Time to beg and go to your family, friends, community and charity organizations and plea your case for need.
Government welfare state does not impose this level of personal interaction and thus ends with the need for Nannystatism in order to make the welfare state less of a burden on us all.

You can have a free society based on personal responsibility or you can have an unfree society based on the welfare state of shared responsibility. Your choice people. You cannot have both.

astonerii on March 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Your buns still hurt because the colonies revolted, Piers?

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Oh Piers, you didn’t get the talking point from Mika.

They’re POISONING the population!!!!

Now try better next time, mkay?

ToddPA on March 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Can’t tell if British.

Or just gay.

Ben Hur on March 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

“I think people need the nanny state occasionally”

So how do some people get to be in charge of all the others? Dynasty, scholarship, asshattery?

arnold ziffel on March 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I think watching too much television leads to a sedentary lifestyle and eventually obesity. I think we need a television nanny to end the some of these irresponsible television shows full of “empty calories”. I’m looking at you Piers.

Shtetl G on March 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM

The way we controlled people’s impulses in the past was to allow them to suffer significant harm from their own personal choices.

astonerii on March 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

No, Einstein. It was by shaming and instilling guilt. Most people have to hit rock bottom before transformation begins from within. Grace comes from within. You are too thick to grasp this concept, and so you go around lording it over everyone who doesn’t live up to your standards, focusing on splinters when you got the biggest of logs.

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM

WTH, NYC? When is one of you going to throw this prissy pantywaist in the East River? Or is her majesty, the queen the new male paradigm for Gotham?

M240H on March 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

If a Mayor can’t do things to make his city’s populace healthier – what’s the point of his job?

Uh, maybe managing the city government, making sure the people are getting their money’s worth for their tax dollars, making the city a great place to live, work and conduct business. Unless it’s New York; then his job is to focus on the maximum permitted size of a soft drink at 7-11. I assume that means someon else is doing those other jobs??? Who?

MikeA on March 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

No wonder the UK is headed for its 3rd recession .
Somebody smack this dope .

Lucano on March 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

OK, OK, I’ll have the small soda. But please Piers Morgan do not mow me down with a machine gun!

forest on March 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I posted this, yesterday, in another Bloomberg thread – but, I have to post it, again. I just have to:

To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.

– Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

This is the Utopia of Obama, and his pissant, pagan worshippers.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

…You can have a free society based on personal responsibility or you can have an unfree society based on the welfare state of shared responsibility. Your choice people. You cannot have both.

astonerii on March 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

So true. But then reality has never been the left’s strong suit.

Fenris on March 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Cause folks would never think to buy two medium sized drinks to gulp down…

Does Bloomie realize some places offer self-serve sodas? Once upon a time I would down two large sodas with my meal, and fill up one more time to go. If I had had to go medium, that would’ve meant two extra trips to the dispenser.

hawkeye54 on March 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Hasn’t this guy been deported yet?

If a Mayor can’t do things to make his city’s populace healthier – what’s the point of his job? Bloomberg’s 100% right on supersized soda.

Okay, but where is the science that shows a 16oz soda is less healthy than one of those gigantic 17oz supersized sodas? Where is it government’s business how much soda a citizen drinks? I’m not going to argue the point that Bloomberg is 100% right on supersized sodas but that doesn’t give him the right to ban them in an arbitrary way where small businesses have to comply but you can walk next door to a 7-11 and purchase an entire liter of soda without being hassled.

I think from now until the end of his term any restaurant that Bloomberg frequents should serve him tiny portions of lettuce and carrots (rodents like those things) with drinks only in dixie cups.

Happy Nomad on March 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Seriously, when ever this a$$hat opens his fat mouth it makes me think of the Crown vs the Colonies.

jawkneemusic on March 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Why are people like him allowed in? We hear enough of this from spoiled Americans, the last thing we need is a smarmy, police state supporting Brit.

Daemonocracy on March 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Piers didn’t fit in with the ruling class over in the UK as you have to be born into it to be counted a titled member. And the socialists in the UK are not nearly as glamorous as the socialists here in the US. Here the socialists are the titled nobility who walk red carpets, are bestowed honors, and go to the best parties.

So what is a fat, greasy, and frumpy loser like Piers the Brit supposed to do? Well, Piers did the next best thing and packed his panties, left his manhood at the door, and joined our ruling class which only requires groveling before the gods of depravity, stupidity, and “progress”. Now he is a titled member with his own show, invites to red carpet galas, and is bestowed honors from other American nobles.

Punchenko on March 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

You can have a free society based on personal responsibility or you can have an unfree society based on the welfare state of shared responsibility. Your choice people. You cannot have both.

astonerii on March 12, 2013

Unfortunately, since this country has pretty much ceded control to the liberals who control not just the federal government but the majority of the media, we must accept that our freedoms must be curtailed due to the actions of the few who cannot behave responsibly. One nut out of hundreds of millions shoots up a school? Ban guns and better ban ammo, too, just to be on the safe side. Can’t control yourself around root beer? Better not let people just buy however much they want. Look for regulations to be proposed for these things in the near future….

Health
We like to eat walls, ice, cream
After sponge-eating girl, more women with bizarre food cravings

Darn it, I’ve gotten really attached to having the walls in my house to block out the cold this winter….

cynccook on March 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

No, Einstein. It was by shaming and instilling guilt. Most people have to hit rock bottom before transformation begins from within. Grace comes from within. You are too thick to grasp this concept, and so you go around lording it over everyone who doesn’t live up to your standards, focusing on splinters when you got the biggest of logs.

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Easy now. You guys are both right. Shame, guilt and suffering have been the trifecta of social controls for millenia now! :D

cynccook on March 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM

I think watching too much television leads to a sedentary lifestyle and eventually obesity. I think we need a television nanny to end the some of these irresponsible television shows full of “empty calories”. I’m looking at you Piers.

Shtetl G on March 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Logic is the water that runs off of the back of a Leftist quack.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM

When liberal policies fail, it’s because they didn’t go far enough.

It’s a rule.

Curtiss on March 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Big Brother is me Mum.

- Piers Morgan

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

When liberal policies fail, it’s because they didn’t go far enough.

It’s a rule.

Evidently, in the mind of a liberal, one can’t go too far when it comes to policy and laws.

hawkeye54 on March 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

When liberal policies fail, it’s because they didn’t go far enough.

It’s a rule.

Evidently, for a liberal, one can’t go too far when it comes to policy and laws.

hawkeye54 on March 12, 2013 at 1:02 PM

When liberal policies fail, it’s because they didn’t go far enough.

It’s a rule.

Curtiss on March 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Especially the dictatorship part.

Control. Dictate. Demand. Require. Order. Force. It is their way.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 1:02 PM

No, Einstein. It was by shaming and instilling guilt. Most people have to hit rock bottom before transformation begins from within. Grace comes from within. You are too thick to grasp this concept, and so you go around lording it over everyone who doesn’t live up to your standards, focusing on splinters when you got the biggest of logs.

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Where exactly do you think shame and guilt come from? Hint, it is not from a lack of consequence for one’s actions. It is the fear of impending consequence. From being looked poorly upon by your peers, such that they may not have your back to the fear of not being helped in your time of need. Of course, if you do not allow them under any circumstance to be faced with consequences, they have no fear and thus no shame and no guilt. Just look at the PROUD welfare recipients who only feel that those who are providing their way of life are the guilty ones who have not been providing enough for them that our nation produces to see that.

Of course, you bring God into the argument. What do you know about God? When the Israelites rebelled against God, he shamed them and made them feel guilty. How did he do that? By pouring mana from heaven or abandoning them to the desert for forty years or so? I dunno if I got a log in my eye, I seem to see just fine.

astonerii on March 12, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Liberty. It’s just not for everyone.

morganfrost on March 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Control. Dictate. Demand. Require. Order. Force. It is their way.

Yes and they get quite upset when they don’t get there way.

hawkeye54 on March 12, 2013 at 1:05 PM

How about Morgan isn’t allowed to own, transfer, or drive a Corvette in NYC? No one needs that much horsepower, and its lightweight body is dangerous to the driver in an accident.

Bloomie circumvented the city council, using the Heath Department to decide his arbitrary ban. Seems he took a lesson from how Congress forced through Obamacare.

Good for the judge who smacked down this silly ban!

Liam on March 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Liberty. It’s just not for everyone.

To be reserved for the select few elite. It’s much to great a responsibility for the ordinary citizen as it is likely to be abused and misused.

hawkeye54 on March 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Piers Morgan
@piersmorgan

I need me Mum to wipe me bum.

11:18 PM – 11 Mar 13

195 Retweets [Over Half of the American Voters] Favorites

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Evidently, in the mind of a liberal, one can’t go too far when it comes to policy and laws.

hawkeye54 on March 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Evidently, Morgan’s idea of a well-run government is Singapore where one can be caned for not properly disposing of gum. They wouldn’t be debating private ownership of high-capacity soda cups.

Happy Nomad on March 12, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Piers, I think you need to GTFO of our country.

Ward Cleaver on March 12, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Evidently, Morgan’s idea of a well-run government is Singapore where one can be caned for not properly disposing of gum. They wouldn’t be debating private ownership of high-capacity soda cups.

Happy Nomad on March 12, 2013 at 1:08 PM

HN, I’m kinda torn on your analogy.

I’d love it if Piers Morgan got caned into next Monday.

And over half of the American voters.

I’m torn.

:O\

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Was that a deliberate misreading in order to provoke something? Wow.

GWB on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

We are getting so close to a clash in the culture of this nation, not unlike that of slavery. Get ready!!

Deano1952 on March 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Then Piers, why don’t you book a flight on British Airways back to the land of your fathers, and spend the next couple of weeks telling the people of your homeland why a nanny nation is needed now and then.

It will be interesting to see how long it will take for you to be shipped back to America………..after you have had a chance to clean off all the tar and feathers, not to mention remove the splinters from your sorry rear end from the rail you would have ridden.

pilamaye on March 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Nanny will be on STEROIDS when ObamaCare really gets going.

This guy wants to do something about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gC478yI2R_A#!

PappyD61 on March 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Evidently, Morgan’s idea of a well-run government is Singapore where one can be caned for not properly disposing of gum.

Could be.

hawkeye54 on March 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Why hasn’t this idiot been thrown out of the country and why does anyone pay any attention to him?

norm1111 on March 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

“I think people need the nanny state occasionally”

The largest septic tank in the world could not hold all the craps I don’t give about what you think people need.

The Rogue Tomato on March 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

They, why aren’t you back living in the UK, where the nanny state is in full bloomBERG? Arrogant pr!ck.

totherightofthem on March 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Redaction.

davidk on March 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

If a Mayor can’t do things to make his city’s populace healthier – what’s the point of his job? Bloomberg’s 100% right on supersized soda.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 11, 2013

LOL. What an idiot.

If this nation had any self-respect this POS would have been deported a long time ago. He is not welcome, here – not by actual Americans, at least. The American Socialist Superstate subjects love him but they are anti-American scum, too.

“What’s the point of his job?” ROFLMAO!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I suspect that after hobnobbing with the typical Obama voter I too would assume they need someone to oversee ther decisions–starting with Piers.

Piers? Isn’t that where seagulls leave their droppings?

Don L on March 12, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Did the limey poof, Piss Morgan, say something again? Sorry, I wasn’t listening…

Polish Rifle on March 12, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Back in the day, he`d be among the first to be tarred and feathered.

ThePrez on March 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Back in the day..he’d be likely to tweet this..

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan

If a Chancellor can’t do things to make his country’s populace healthier – what’s the point of his job? Hitler’s 100% right on the final solution.

11:18 PM – 11 Mar 1933

Goosesteppers love them some nanny-state.

HumpBot Salvation on March 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

We are getting so close to a clash in the culture of this nation, not unlike that of slavery. Get ready!!

Deano1952 on March 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM

25% of my wealth creation is taken by force and handed to my nonworking masters. Pray tell what part of this is not slavery? My children will be worse off as a much higher, likely in excess of 35%, part of their work will be taken by force to be redistributed to their masters.

astonerii on March 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Nanny, schmanny. Morgan needs a punch in his prissy little mouth.

sgtstogie on March 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Nanny, schmanny. Morgan needs a punch in his prissy little mouth.

sgtstogie on March 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Beatings are a past-time long past due to return to this nation’s character.

astonerii on March 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Last Fall while seated in a restaurant in London I casually joked with the friendly young waiter about such bans in the U.S. while he was asking me what size beer I wanted.

Not too much to my surprise, he was politely adamant that the government putting such limitations on was a great idea to protect him and his children. He was far more likeable than Piers Morgan but in complete agreement with Nanny looking out for them.

It’s tragic and disgraceful how many Americans feel the same way.

Drained Brain on March 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Spoken like a good Socialist!! When does his visa expire?

tomshup on March 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Yeah, as long as Peirs agrees with Big Nanny’s initiatives, of course.

He will draw the line when Big Nanny starts insisting he must lose some weight, or else, for his own good and the good of the collective’s total health care costs. Forward!

farsighted on March 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Spoken like a good Socialist!! When does his visa expire?

tomshup on March 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

There is no place to send him. When there was the petition to have him deported, Brits put up one of their own demanding Morgan not be allowed back there. Of course he was smug knowing he wouldn’t be deported, but I wonder how the British petition sat with him.

Liam on March 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, so your hypocrisy is amusing.

Nanny state, indeed.

Moesart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

He will draw the line when Big Nanny starts insisting he must lose some weight, or else, for his own good and the good of the collective’s total health care costs. Forward!

farsighted on March 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

He would go crying to his lawyers if CNN demanded he lose some weight for the reasons you stated. Or for any others.

“Nannies for thee but not for me!”

Liam on March 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

If a Mayor Der Fuhrer can’t do things to make his city’s country’s populace healthier – what’s the point of his job?

Sounds familiar.

Der Fuhrer was very big on promoting a healthier population. He was a vegetarian, too. Guess he had some good ideas about how to run his country, eh Piers?

farsighted on March 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, so your hypocrisy is amusing.

Nanny state, indeed.

Moesart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Or maybe we think that the baby has inalienable rights, and having a baby is a choice that you should not be allowed to recant.

Fenris on March 12, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, so your hypocrisy is amusing.
Nanny state, indeed.
Moesart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

At what point does life start? Anything done to end said life after that point is murder.

nobar on March 12, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Why does Morgan get to stay in the US so long?
Does he have a Green card?

albill on March 12, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Inside every bloviating Dem and lefty is a petty self-righteous totalitarian authoritarian busy-body who cannot resist trying to tell everyone what and what not to do, think, and say, for their own good and the good of the collective.

farsighted on March 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Great. Piers, it’s time for a blood sample to be forcibly extracted from you, we need to ascertain that you aren’t abusing sugary substances. Don’t worry though, this is for your own good.

Bishop on March 12, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, so your hypocrisy is amusing.

Nanny state, indeed.

Moesart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

We do? Huh. I actually rather enjoyed doing my part to get the wife pregnant.

Bishop on March 12, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, so your hypocrisy is amusing.

Nanny state, indeed.

Moesart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Lest inferiors like we forget, superiors like you find the fulfillment of womanhood in the act of exterminating a child in the womb.

Thanks for reminding us.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Piers Morgan – subject to the Crown…born of generations subject to the Crown and limited to the mentality of a subject.

As long as he is comfortable being a subject he will never understand Americans….And never understand why European solutions will never work in the United States of America.

workingclass artist on March 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, so your hypocrisy is amusing.

Nanny state, indeed.

Moesart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

We do? Huh. I actually rather enjoyed doing my part to get the wife pregnant.

Bishop on March 12, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Bishop, no doubt, you just directed that to a Lesbian.

The other pinnacle of Leftist womanhood.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, so your hypocrisy is amusing.

Nanny state, indeed.

Moefart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Who farted? Oh..Moe farted.

HumpBot Salvation on March 12, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Why do we give this guy attention? If he honestly believes this (and the other crud he spews), then he deserves obscurity.

If he doesn’t and he’s just trying to salvage a career why are we indulging him?

Either way we are being played and not sure why we allow it.

kim roy on March 12, 2013 at 1:44 PM

kim roy on March 12, 2013 at 1:44 PM

k r, I agree. I very rarely respond to them, but I made this exception.

Are you still in the Durant area?

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Morgan comes from a country that has spent years and God knows how much money trying to find a ‘safe’ pint glass for use in Pubs that doesn’t foul the taste of the ale or bitters or whatever they call it over there. The old ones, heavy and made of real glass, have been used too many times to crack skulls.

I don’t do bars anymore, but when I did I knew not to get into a fight. Much simpler and cheaper than government trying to make me safer at great expense when I can take care of myself.

Liam on March 12, 2013 at 1:47 PM

I say: Define “occasionally.”

Unless the definition is “never”, he’s wrong.

emz35 on March 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Piers Morgan: Constantly demonstrating why it was such a great idea to kick the Brits out of here.

trigon on March 12, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Piers? Isn’t that where seagulls leave their droppings?

Don L on March 12, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Many piers also stand in water (in other words, they’re all wet), and are also extremely greasy. Case in point: the piers for the Staten Island Ferry.

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Morgan comes from a country that has spent years and God knows how much money trying to find a ‘safe’ pint glass for use in Pubs that doesn’t foul the taste of the ale or bitters or whatever they call it over there. The old ones, heavy and made of real glass, have been used too many times to crack skulls.

I don’t do bars anymore, but when I did I knew not to get into a fight. Much simpler and cheaper than government trying to make me safer at great expense when I can take care of myself.

Liam on March 12, 2013 at 1:47 PM

The Brits should try some of Bloomie’s 17 ounce plastic cups!

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Never! Down with all tyrants!

Othniel on March 12, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Didn’t his kind flee to Nova Scotia? Why is he back?

pat on March 12, 2013 at 2:02 PM

The Brits should try some of Bloomie’s 17 ounce plastic cups!

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Good idea, now that a NY Supreme Court judge made them pointless. If Bloomie plays his cards right, NYC might stand to make a tidy profit, too.

Liam on March 12, 2013 at 2:02 PM

I always knew he was a ram.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 2:03 PM

“The British are coming us! The British are coming us!”

Shy Guy on March 12, 2013 at 2:07 PM

If a Mayor can’t do things to make his city’s populace healthier – what’s the point of his job?

To be the executive branch, not the legislative branch.

Ronnie on March 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Thing I hate about Peeerz Morgan is his lack of research and understanding about any given topic.

Bloomers “gave” the power to his health board to ban sodas. Bloomers also appointed everyone on the health board. Judge cried foul, saying that only the City Council has legislative power, not the health board. But this was just ONE thing wrong with the law.

But Peeerz pays no attention to this or any silly laws. He just goes by his feeeeelingssss.

What a bloob. (Bloomberg loving BOOB)

LetsBfrank on March 12, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of don’t believe in interfering with pregnancy.

Moesart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

FIFY :-)

LetsBfrank on March 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM

This stems from weak people allowing others to define their “needs”.
You don’t need to defend yourself with that.
You don’t need that many rounds to do it with.
You don’t need that much soda to drink.
You don’t need to live there.
You don’t need that type of food.

When you relinquish your freedom to decide your own needs, you’ll find others soon lower that level of need so that they can remove the excess from you.

kurtzz3 on March 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM

No Piers you need the nanny state, there’s many good reason why we left self serving buttheads like you in Britain.

So if you demand the nanny state, go there, I wonder your response if enough staunch, stoics, immigrated to the UK and forced our Constitutional Republic onto everyone there?

Speakup on March 12, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Many of you want the govt to be in charge of don’t believe in interfering with pregnancy.

Moesart on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

FIFY :-)

LetsBfrank on March 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Brilliance!

But, remember, in Pissantland, Big Gulp’s = Babies in the Womb.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 12, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Can’t tell if British.

Or just gay.

Ben Hur on March 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

British, not teh ghey. He is a wannabe Etonian Muffin, which is a heterosexual male with an abnormal preoccupation with gay issues even to his own detriment. See PM Muffin Cameron.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM

trading freedom for security will get you neither

burserker on March 12, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I think people need a phone hacker about them occasionally.

Good Lt on March 12, 2013 at 2:42 PM

“I think people need the nanny state occasionally”

It was British thinking like this that resulted in the Boston Tea Party & the follow-on @$$-kicking Britain received on the way to our becoming our own nation.

easyt65 on March 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM

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