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Thursday, January 29. 2009
I thought he was elected to run the city, but he seems to prefer controlling what we put in our mouths. Fats, smokes, soda pop - and now salt!?!
What an idiot. There is not a darn thing wrong with salt. Furthermore, food without salt tastes like cardboard. As a lover of NYC, I have had it with this nanny Mayor. Let's go back to a normal machine sleazebag Dem who will rip you off and pad his pocket and pass money to his buddies - but won't tell you what to eat or drink or smoke. Towns like NYC are for people who want to be free to do what the heck they want, and are not terrified by death.
This Bloomberg guy is a nut. Rich, but still a control freak and a crank. Dietarily-obsessed, too, it seems, with a mild form of eating disorder which causes him to be concerned with what other people do. He's neither my doctor nor my nutritionist nor my Mom, even though he seems to imagine that he is and that I want him to be.
What will be next on his list? Meat? Alcohol? Coffee? Chocolate? Broccoli (which raises cancer risk)? Greens (whose folate raises risk of cancer recurrence)?
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A very strange man. Oblivious to his tyrannical tendencies. He should get a life out of politics. His vision of my hometown is very disturbing:a town for the rich, non-smoking, eating disordered health freaks. Like so many good businessmen who enter politics he's a true putz who can't tell the difference between the unlimited power he has running his business and the limitations necessarily placed on the political. I don't have to work for him but I can't avoid his use of the police power if I live in 'his' town. A real jerk.
I suppose you could point out the etymology of ``salary,'' and zero out his.
I stopped using salt years ago though and don't miss it. I no longer even like the taste when it turns up in something.
So it's possible that your taste buds recover from something if you stop using salt.
One of the comments: "Farewell margaritas. I will miss thee."
This guy is nuts. He's dictating to 8 million people on such things as salt and butter? He's embarrassing. What's his goal anyway? To reduce the number of fat people? Just tax 'em pound over poundage.
I've heard your taste buds begin to taste the intrinsic salt in food if you give up salt, but I'd rather not eat without salt. Also, how is he going to see this out? Salt Police? A waitresses hand-slap if you ask for some?... assuming salt shakers will be removed from the tables.
I remember reading the trade to the West India Trading Company so exited the English because of the spice trade - of which salt and pepper were the favorites.
Here in Maine many towns are running out of road salt because of the amount of global warming that has fallen, and we are barely half way through the winter. We need to get the salt off the tables and onto the roads.
I'll make a deal with Al Gorvara - stop the globalistic warmening and Nanny Mayor 9-1-1 will allow salt on the rims of the margarita glasses.
Hear! Hear! A well thought out rant, Barrister. For the overwhelming majority of us, eating salty food makes us?? Come on, think. This isn't a trick question. The answer is: Thirsty!! We get a big drink and our kidneys filter out the extra salt, and we pee it away. No harm done. Just want to add that a complete abscence of salt in your diet will kill you. The body MUST have some salt to keep functioning, albeit at much lower levels than most of us consume. People have died after sweating out to much salt in hot weather.
Next he'll be regulating the number of times you'll be allowed to use a bathroom--broken down by 1s and 2s.
Sam Wah ... "he'll be regulating the number of times you'll be allowed to use of bathroom??" He'll be earning the undying hatred of a lot of old people. Busybody Democrat! First the Fashion Police, then the Food Police, then the Bathroom Police. Then comes the Whiskey Rebellion and No More Bloomberg!
And to think we are descendents of those who cast off a King for daring to tax our tea...
Yup. King George, must be laughing in his grave. We lost a revolution to people, who are debating what they can eat. Well at least 52% are debating. The other 48% I hope eat whatever they like.
The first reference I saw on Google was 5'7".
Horrible how stereotypes turn out to have justification, on occasion.
This being one of the more justifiable stereotypes, socially it's just terribly wrong (and often dangerous) to say so. Though I myself did not want to believe, once it was pointed out to me by a rather vertically challenged gentleman himself, a lot of things made a lot more sense. A lot of things...
Stalin was about 5'4". They say he wore platform shoes.
Kim Jong Il is about 5'4".
Mohammed was 19.6 feet tall.
Churchill was 5'6" tall.
Average height for American men: 5'8"
Didn't know that about WC. Was he an exception or the good side of the rule? BTW, you left off the ubiquitous Adolf and his yapping sidekick Gobbels. Of course with OBL we're into the exceptions again, though me suspects he may be short in the shorts...
Mixed point. Eh?
Mohamed was only 19.6 because he was supported by his four wives.
Adolf and his sidekick were both 5'6" to 5'8". Suspicion of platform shoes.
Churchill was 6'4" but he ate too much pudding.
I’m only average height, but with a bully robustness reminiscent of Teddy Roosevelt.
And for all the ladies out there, I can also lick my eyebrows.
(frowns, slinks away)
Uh, but the last few years this Bloomberg guy’s been D, R, and I. What’s up with that? I can understand uncertain young moderates... but what does it mean when a self-made grey hair keeps switching around?
And from Wikipedia: "In 1981, he was fired from Salomon Brothers because of gross incompetence and given a $10 million severance package."