You can educate the ignorant, but you just can't fix stupid.
Bloomberg has proposed that what's causing New Yorkers to be overweight is large soft drinks sold in restaurants. His solution…no drinks over 16 ounces can be sold in restaurants, delis, street carts and movie theaters. Bloomberg says they will just have to buy two, because he believes they likely won't drink the second one. WHAT? Apparently Bloomberg has never heard of "take-out" cups that you could order just before you leave.
Certainly huge amounts of sugar are contributing to America's weight problems. On the other hand, so is pasta, bread, and fried foods. But don't you agree those are personal choices? If voters allow Bloomberg to deprive them of deciding how much soda they can drink, where will it stop?
What's next? Will he ban very large sandwiches that are loaded with calories?
Health workers know that fast foods are a huge factor in weight problems. Should we just close McDonald's, Burger King and KFC?
Here's several things the government could do to assist us poor little fat folks:
* Mayor, you missed those huge popcorn servings in theaters and all that extra butter.
* Ban cheeseburgers. Nobody needs the calories that cheese adds.
* Outlaw fried or greasy food: french fries, fried chicken, bacon, sausage.
* Shut down those evil pizza places. Nothing that good should be allowed by the government.
* Stop the sale of butter, biscuits, pasta. Mac and cheese is a huge offender.
* Shut down Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts.
* And the government must ban all sale of candy bars and ice cream.
* Buffets must be shut down.
There were a number of THIN New Yorkers interviewed on TV this morning and they all thought Bloomberg's idea was stupid. Well....all except one little man who was smiling ear to ear. He said something like this: "Thank you Mayor Bloomberg for doing what needs to be done. I have a problem with my son and it will be much easier if don't see it on the shelves."
I would like to give a big shout-out to that happy little man:
"PEOPLE LIKE YOU, SIR, ARE THE PROBLEM." AND HERE'S A GREAT IDEA FOR YOU. TELL YOUR KID A WHOPPING "NO", WHEN HE WANTS SOMETHING THAT'S NOT GOOD FOR HIM." If you don't have the nerve to tell the kid "no", call Bloomberg and have him make a house call and make that kid put that big soda down. That will fix him.
The government is out of control as it is, don't give in to them raising our kids. China does that. You're only allowed so many children and they MUST be indoctrinated just like China wants them. If not, the government will kill them. Is that the direction we want to go?
Will America become a socialist country instead of a free country? Are we willing to let the government own the oil companies like they're trying to do? Will the American people have the guts to stand up and stop the deterioration of America?
There's an old adage: if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.
Because Americans have set quietly, the government has slowly invaded our day-to-day living to the point where Americans don't even realize they're being boiled alive.