We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.
Douche Bags, and what happens when all these hairbrain schemes fail? What's next? Ban everything?
If you want to know what's causing people to get bigger, you only have to look at the crappy FDA food pyramid. If you really look at when the so-called obesity epidemic started to rise, you will notice that it happens right around the time that the government was touting low-fat foods (which happen to be calorie and carbohydrate dense) and smoking began to be clamped down on. once you plot them, there is a correlation. But the government are idiots that can't see the forest through the trees.
So popcorn, milk drinks, and milkshakes are on the list because they have more calories than a soda......a 16 ounce soda has 200 calories. I guess that means we should ban everything over 200 calories.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a lifelong Democrat. He ran for NYC mayor as a RINO but later switched to Independent when that became more convenient. With but rare exception, NYC votes Democrat. So this food fight we are seeing is one Democrat tormenting other Democrats. How delicious! The citizens of NYC are getting a taste of what it's like to be the target of one of their crusades against personal freedom. They voted for this tyrant; now let them pay the price. To quote from a classic, "Please, sir, I want some more."
So what are you going to do about it? We can cut the head off the snake (obama). But the body continues. How far do we have to excise the cancer before we get back to proud American flesh?
So what are you going to do about it?