Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Legal Smack-down for the NYC "Soda Jerk"

On Monday, Mayor Michael (Nanny) Bloomberg was dealt a stinging blow when a NY-state Supreme Court Judge struck down his ban on the sale of large sugary drinks at the city's restaurants and other venues.

 At a late afternoon news conference, Mr. Bloomberg said "It would be irresponsible not to try to do everything we can to save lives." He also called for other cities across the nation to follow his example.

To "do everything we can to save lives" has no limits:
  • Why not ban donuts? Of course, he'd have to get that ban past the police unions. 
  • Why not limit the sale of wine to 375 ml bottles to keep people from getting drunk. The consumption of too much alcohol leads to drunk driving and needless injuries and deaths each year in NYC. 
  • Also, figure out a way to regulate sleep so that everyone gets at least 8-hrs. of sleep each night. Maybe forcing everyone to turn off their lights at 11pm or face stiff penalties. The list is endless. 
  • But if Bloomberg really wants to save lives, he could go after the medical industry which performs 200,000 abortions a yearly, but then again, that would "kill" too many campaign donations from his friends in the medical profession. 

It's quite obvious that Mayor Bloomberg is a 5'7" little man with a lot of money and an obvious Napoleonic complex. Bloomberg's legacy will hopefully be his new nickname, "Soda-jerk."

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