BlueRepublican 2012/07/20 17:26:58
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By now you should all be familiar with NY Mayor Bloomberg's nanny-state soft drink ban. Anything over a refreshing 16oz will be considered ILLEGAL. This is obviously a blatant overreach by his administration.

Sightings have been reported of disgruntled New Yorkers crossing into neighboring Jersey to quench their thirst with the banned ice cold beverages.

I don't know about you, but I still believe in an America of freedom. We have a Constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And if that happiness happens to come in the form of a big gulp from 7/11 on a hot summer day, then so be it.

I mean, what's next? Govt gonna make you eat all your veggies too? Might as well ban fast food too? Could delicious Krispy Kreme donuts be next?
Say no to the fascist food police. Stand up for America!!
They can't stop us all. How could they enforce it? Would YOU break this LAW??!!


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  • Dwight 2012/07/20 17:49:07
    Not likely I'll ever be in NY, but if I do visit, I'll remember to bring my own Big Gulp machine for the hell of it.

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  • Marie-Jacqueline 2012/08/11 15:54:54
    I find this very strange.

    I can understand that a mayor may worry about the drinking and eating habits of the inhabitants of his city.
    That he will mention something in a speech about it.
    OK I can understand that too!

    But this goes to far!
    You enter the personal responsability realm of the person that drink this type of soft drink.

    The only way is to convince people that too much soft-drinks is unhealthy.

    Making it illegal will do nothing for less soft drink use.
    I think you will see an increase of it, just out of spite, because people don't like to belittled that way.

    The US has a history of making things illegal alcohol, soft drugs and now this.
    You should think the people like this mayor should have known by not that making this illegal won't work!

    In the Netherlands no city councel would ever accept such a law.
  • toni 2012/08/11 13:42:09
    The law sounds pretty silly. We have lots and lots and lots of silly laws. The same people who are bent out of shape over Bloomberg's soda law, have no problem at all with drug laws. Yet it is the same thing. Drug laws are the government telling me for my own good what I can and cannot consume.
  • Roy Munson **SL, BD** 2012/07/31 12:52:34
    Roy Munson **SL, BD**
    damn straight i would,i always have a big 100 oz jug of mountain dew on me
  • T. James H 2012/07/27 02:19:26
  • wtf 2012/07/26 15:07:47
    I own 2 restaurants and I would continue to sell the larger drinks if I was located in NYC.
  • Taken' Fire for Truth 2012/07/23 16:42:47
    Taken' Fire for Truth
    I think I'm goin' to NYC and start sellin' 64oz black market soda pops at $5.oo a pop....LOL
    And when I'm RICH, I can say that I didn't do this by my self ....NYC Mayor Bloomberg and the nanny-state helped my all the way....LOL some more
  • BlueRep... Taken' ... 2012/07/23 20:08:41
    And a made for tv movie called, "Rise of the SODA barons" LOL :-)
  • Beccy 2012/07/22 19:55:28
    People were over joyed to get smoking banned from public places and they sat back and gloated when people where taxed on their crigerettes over and over. I have said in the past when people want to take one person's freedoms away they soon loose one of their own.
  • Chi~Cat 2012/07/22 10:12:35
  • Warren ... Chi~Cat 2012/07/22 20:05:06
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    Pastrami! Yum!!!!
  • Chi~Cat Warren ... 2012/07/23 02:18:26
    Yum is right, but hurry up, the food police may ban that, too! Mangia!
  • PaulBot415 2012/07/22 07:32:16
    I break most of the others, soda just seems unnecessary LOL. Isn't there something better for police to do? Though I guess it may stop them from beating us, since thats an upward moving trend these days as well as general disregard for human rights.
  • Roy Mun... PaulBot415 2012/07/31 12:51:50
    Roy Munson **SL, BD**
    do the police actually enforce that?
  • toni Roy Mun... 2012/08/11 13:47:31
    I would imagine enforcement would be done by the same office that licenses restaurants and does inspections to make sure they remain clean and healthy. In most cities that would be the department of health. The law is against selling the 32 ounce soda. The law isn't against possession.
  • Roy Mun... toni 2012/08/11 14:09:38
    Roy Munson **SL, BD**
    ohh the poll wasn't clear on that
  • Roy Mun... toni 2012/08/11 14:11:14
    Roy Munson **SL, BD**
    so,only the business would get in trouble?
  • Bibliophilic 2012/07/22 03:34:54
    No, I don't drink soft drinks unless I need a cheap caffeine boost.
  • Pet Rock Whisperer 2012/07/22 03:11:40
    Pet Rock Whisperer
    LMAO It must SUCK to be a New Yorker!
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/07/22 02:50:01
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    The law sucks, but so does drinking a quart of high fructose corn syrup.
  • PaulBot415 Warren ... 2012/07/22 07:34:20
    that should b someone's choice, they only hurt themselves. government over involvement keeps running rampant...locally...nationally. Nobody seems to care. Who is John Galt?
  • Warren ... PaulBot415 2012/07/22 20:02:42
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    Then overturn the law. I personally have no interest in fructose syrup.
  • Michael... PaulBot415 2012/07/22 20:26:39
    Michael McFascist
    Who is John Galt?

    He's a fictitious character who promised to "stop the motor of the world,".

    You're idolizing a man who's solution to a problem was to engineer a collapse of civilization. Is that what you think needs to happen?
  • Roy Mun... Warren ... 2012/08/11 14:06:34
    Roy Munson **SL, BD**
    no,drinking that is like heaven
  • Sherlock Dog BL - a Gazillion 2012/07/21 23:34:54
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2012/07/21 22:57:09
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    I would go out of my way to violate this over-reaching nonsense.
  • socokid 2012/07/21 18:14:53
    I would just buy two. No one is stopping you from buying as much as you want.

    Pretty silly thing to be frothy about, IMO.
  • BlueRep... socokid 2012/07/22 19:06:30
    C'mon socokid, you know it's more expensive to buy 2 16's than to purchase 1 refreshing ice cold Big Gulp, lol!!
  • socokid BlueRep... 2012/07/22 20:00:27
    That is up to 7-11. If that bothers you, you should send them a letter.

    Explain that the extra plastic only cost 2 cents extra, so that is all you should pay over.

    (let me know what they say!)
  • Gregaj7 2012/07/21 17:12:57
    Boycotting NY-whole.
  • JanHopkins 2012/07/21 14:44:31
    Even though I only order small drink sizes I would break this law just to stop the nanny state.
  • John "By God" American 2012/07/21 14:30:20
    John "By God" American
    I would go out and buy a huge mug, then put ice in it, fill it with Coke and go drink it in front of city hall. Screw that idiot Bloomberg...
  • Rick Armin 2012/07/21 14:22:59
    Rick Armin
    Not because it's "the law," but because I know how bad all that sugar, or even worse, aspartame in the diet drinks, is.

    It's obvious you are one of those anti-authoritarian criminal extremist and domestic terrorists as identified by the federal Department of (in)Justice. Let's not forget! We are the property of the State. It needs us to pay the interest on the state, local, and federal debts to the bankers. It has every right to protect its property. It's just like seatbelts. They aren't to protect us. They're required to protect state property.

    BTW, if you're ever caught drinking two 16oz sodas to circumvent the law, be sure to get some jurors in your trial that understand their rights as jurors. This is especially important if excessive soda drinking becomes a capital offense.

  • teaputts Rick Armin 2012/07/22 18:49:28
    I'd have to buy it anyway. Wouldn't drink it, or at least not much of it. But just BUYING it would be breaking the law; so.......
  • Spooner 2012/07/21 13:30:56
    No I drink Beer.
  • sglmom 2012/07/21 12:33:19
    When I choose to treat myself to a nice sized refreshingly cold chilled soda ..
    (and it is a treat indeed)
    I want to be able to say .. I Can ENJOY it tremendously ..
    time for Nanny to go back to the closet of the past ..
    and Bloomie .. needs a nice big Gulp of "relax" .. and get OUT of our Consumption indeed ..
    Those food establishments that can will move a bit .. and folks will go out of their way to get OUT of the city and find a place where Soft Drinks are all you can drink!
  • Michael S. 2012/07/21 11:50:51
    Michael S.
    I don't drink pop often, but when I do...I drink a BIG cup. If I lived in New York, I'd quite enjoy my time as a root beer guzzling subversive.
  • ed 2012/07/21 11:14:18
    How in the world can the people in NYC keep letting this idiot run their city?
  • jimmy ed 2012/07/21 13:46:43
    i haven't figured it out yet. NYC has the highest tax rate in the country. Maybe ballonberg is putting a speel on the people of NYC, who knows
  • betz 2012/07/21 10:50:50
    Next time I visit the city I'm going to be sure and pack a 32 ounce soft drink cup, buy four 8 ounce bottles of pop and fill my cup. It would be fun to look like you're breaking the law. Think they'd arrest me for that? This is pure foolishness and in reality a bit frightening. One has to wonder what will be next?
  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2012/07/21 10:39:05
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    It's funny to me, watching "The Five" and hearing BOOB Beckel yell at Bloomberg to stop telling us what to do! HYPOCRITE!! Half the time he yells its ok for the government to tell us what to do! Hypocrisy runs amok in the Demon-crats!

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