If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Consumerist)   Stupidity races up East Coast as Cambridge, Mass tries to copy NY in banning large sodas. Apparently the mayor is unfamiliar with the concept of refills   (consumerist.com) divider line 230
    More: Dumbass, Cambridge, lot, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, stupidity, mayors  
•       •       •

3063 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Jun 2012 at 10:42 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



230 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-06-20 10:45:55 AM
Apparently the mayor is unfamiliar with the concept of refills

As are the children crying about this, it seems.
 
2012-06-20 10:46:24 AM
Will they be limiting the number of cigarettes in a pack next? Or the size of an ice cream sundae?

I know they mean well, but this is such utter and complete bullshiat.
 
2012-06-20 10:47:03 AM
Yeah, this is so stupid, I need a Big Gulp to get the sour taste out of my mouth. Can a Coke marry a Pepsi in Mass?
 
2012-06-20 10:47:43 AM
Do we still live in America, the Home of the Free or has the Communist taken over? Who the hell are they to say what size of drink I can buy?
 
2012-06-20 10:48:47 AM
...but if you want a refill, you'll have to grab your fat ass and walk up to the soda station and back to the table!.... That's an improvement.
 
2012-06-20 10:49:17 AM

gfoley2334: Do we still live in America, the Home of the Free or has the Communist taken over? Who the hell are they to say what size of drink I can buy?


Or how many cigarettes can be sold in a pack?
 
2012-06-20 10:50:34 AM
F*ck you asswipe politicians that want to control what I eat or drink. Just f*ck you all.

People that live in these areas. Remember this asshat behavior next time you head to the polls.
 
2012-06-20 10:50:36 AM
How typically American it is to demand your right to make yourself obese.
 
2012-06-20 10:50:40 AM
Well dang

/Lives on Cambridge Somerville line.
 
2012-06-20 10:51:03 AM
"We've got to do something about obesity and the costs it brings!"
"How about limiting soda size? You can still get refills so we're not restricting how much you can drink, but portion control works."
"NO NOT THAT GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE"

Look, the obesity problem ain't solving itself. I have no problem with that. If you give someone a medium plate of food and someone else a large plate of food as a meal, they'd finish their plates and not ask for more. Portion control works, the problem is that people suck at limiting their own portions.
 
2012-06-20 10:51:14 AM
What is this "soda" you're speaking of? Is this some sort of pop or Coke?

/ducks
 
2012-06-20 10:51:54 AM
I can't thoroughly blame subby, since both The Consumerist and WBZ got it wrong, but the Cambridge proposal is actually to completely ban sodas and any drinks sweetened with sugar (the proposal doesn't say whether HFCS counts) from restaurants. It's NYC where the limit's just 16oz, and since they already charge $3 every time they swap out the icerefill your drink, I'm surprised the restaurants aren't more vocal supporters.
 
2012-06-20 10:52:04 AM
If this reduces the amount of disgusting fatties that violate my right to not be disgusted*, I'm OK with this.


* not an actual right
 
2012-06-20 10:52:29 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: F*ck you asswipe politicians that want to control what I eat or drink. Just f*ck you all.

People that live in these areas. Remember this asshat behavior next time you head to the polls.


They don't care what you drink. Just how big it is.
 
2012-06-20 10:53:40 AM

chrylis: I can't thoroughly blame subby, since both The Consumerist and WBZ got it wrong, but the Cambridge proposal is actually to completely ban sodas and any drinks sweetened with sugar (the proposal doesn't say whether HFCS counts) from restaurants. It's NYC where the limit's just 16oz, and since they already charge $3 every time they swap out the icerefill your drink, I'm surprised the restaurants aren't more vocal supporters.


I am betting the Pepsi and Coca Cola lobbyists will help stop this
 
2012-06-20 10:54:18 AM
I can't imagine why we're fat.

www.wptwebdev.com
 
2012-06-20 10:54:35 AM

Imperialism: "We've got to do something about obesity and the costs it brings!"
"How about limiting soda size? You can still get refills so we're not restricting how much you can drink, but portion control works."
"NO NOT THAT GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE"

Look, the obesity problem ain't solving itself. I have no problem with that. If you give someone a medium plate of food and someone else a large plate of food as a meal, they'd finish their plates and not ask for more. Portion control works, the problem is that people suck at limiting their own portions.


It really isn't the government's place to do it for us, though.

... Eww, I feel conservative.
 
2012-06-20 10:54:49 AM
As an actual resident of Cambridge, I'd like to interrupt the butthurt by saying I don't have a problem with this and I'm sure we can locally decide if this should happen or not. Thanks for the concern.
 
2012-06-20 10:54:50 AM
This is really farking stupid. My only complaint about restaurant sodas is that I'd like the option for unsweetened iced tea. I don't want something sugary, and artificially-sweetened stuff tastes nasty. If someone really has a bug up their ass about legislating something, I'd much rather they force places to offer an unsweetened beverage (other than water).
 
2012-06-20 10:56:08 AM
This is what you get when you elect liberals. Thank you, Big Brother, for keeping me free from the temptation of a large soda!
 
2012-06-20 10:56:28 AM
Soon, you won't be able to do anything in Mass. Didn't one town just pass the law that you can't curse?
 
2012-06-20 10:56:34 AM
"Banning smoking in the workplace, and banning smoking in playgrounds, all those kinds of things have been helpful to everyone," said Mayor Davis.

Did he seriously just compare smoking (which is harmful to others) with soda (which is only harmful to those drinking it)? Seriously?
 
2012-06-20 10:56:36 AM
I'm guessing by the end of the year you will only be able to buy sugar in 1/2 cup increments. Sugar is BAD!
 
2012-06-20 10:56:48 AM
Cambridgites should pay their taxes in two small payments instead of one big one.
 
2012-06-20 10:57:33 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: F*ck you asswipe politicians that want to control what I eat or drink. Just f*ck you all.

People that live in these areas. Remember this asshat behavior next time you head to the polls.


Most of the people here won't care. The restaurants will complain, but it's called the People's Republic of Cambridge for a reason...

/Wellington-Harrington area (a.k.a., near Oleana and Lord Hobo), Cambridge.
 
2012-06-20 10:57:50 AM
"Hello, I am from the government and I am here to help."

There is something wrong with that statement. I think this issue is a good example why.
 
2012-06-20 10:58:08 AM

burndtdan: As an actual resident of Cambridge, I'd like to interrupt the butthurt by saying I don't have a problem with this and I'm sure we can locally decide if this should happen or not. Thanks for the concern.


+1, as another one.
 
2012-06-20 10:58:47 AM
Fat people are lazy, they don't want to get up walk all the way over THERE, get a refill and walk all the way back again. They sure and shiat won't want to carry 2 sodas around either.

Know what makes me mad? Lazy fat motherfarkers riding around in scooters with their fat dragging along the sidewalk. Who is paying for that lazy fark to live? I pay $1100 for health insurance for me and my wife.

I don't give a fark about your giant sodas any more than you care how much my insurance costs because of fat-asses. So go buy 2 sodas or get a refill and STFU.
 
2012-06-20 10:59:44 AM
Subby, what do you mean "stupidity races'?
 
2012-06-20 11:00:36 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: How typically American it is to demand your right to make yourself obese.


and my right to own a gun, the right to publicly state my political beliefs, my right to be a vegitarian, the right to wear ugly cloths and the right to buy a 4 pound box of junior mints.

I like rights.
 
2012-06-20 11:00:37 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: F*ck you asswipe politicians that want to control what I eat or drink. Just f*ck you all.

People that live in these areas. Remember this asshat behavior next time you head to the polls.

They don't care what you drink. Just how big it is.


And f*ck them for even trying to control how big my drink may be. It's none of their f*cking business. If health insurers want to charge higher premiums for overweight people, then that's just business. I don't need the government stepping in to try and control peoples weight.
 
2012-06-20 11:01:04 AM
The Governor of CT is trying to get this done in the whole state, and I am perfectly ok with that. If you really truly want want more soda get your fat ass up and get it.

\unless this also affects sales of large bottles of beer, then it would be time to to get the pitchforks and torches.
 
2012-06-20 11:01:42 AM

blahpers: Imperialism: "We've got to do something about obesity and the costs it brings!"
"How about limiting soda size? You can still get refills so we're not restricting how much you can drink, but portion control works."
"NO NOT THAT GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE"

Look, the obesity problem ain't solving itself. I have no problem with that. If you give someone a medium plate of food and someone else a large plate of food as a meal, they'd finish their plates and not ask for more. Portion control works, the problem is that people suck at limiting their own portions.

It really isn't the government's place to do it for us, though.

... Eww, I feel conservative.


By that logic the government has no right to regulate anything else designed as a safety precaution. "It isn't government's place to tell me to wear a seatbelt. It isn't government's place to tell me my kid can't work in a factory at age 12. It isn't government's right to ban lead in toys." etc etc

I just don't see why THIS regulation is the straw that breaks the camel's back.
 
2012-06-20 11:02:22 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: cameroncrazy1984: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: F*ck you asswipe politicians that want to control what I eat or drink. Just f*ck you all.

People that live in these areas. Remember this asshat behavior next time you head to the polls.

They don't care what you drink. Just how big it is.

And f*ck them for even trying to control how big my drink may be. It's none of their f*cking business. If health insurers want to charge higher premiums for overweight people, then that's just business. I don't need the government stepping in to try and control peoples weight.


Where in Cambridge do you live, Abe?
 
2012-06-20 11:02:32 AM
Clearly fat people have no self control. Otherwise they wouldn't be so goddamned fat. If this means they have to obtain some semblance of motivation to drag their fat asses up to get refills then that's a win win. And if they just can't muster that much effort then that works just as well. A win win win, if you will.

And portion sizes are a HUGE problem in this country. Noone needs a half pound cheeseburger. Except for someone like Michael Phelps who burns thousands of calories a day. You fatties need to realize you are the main reason our health care costs are so farkin' high.
 
2012-06-20 11:02:33 AM

blahpers: Imperialism: "We've got to do something about obesity and the costs it brings!"
"How about limiting soda size? You can still get refills so we're not restricting how much you can drink, but portion control works."
"NO NOT THAT GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE"

Look, the obesity problem ain't solving itself. I have no problem with that. If you give someone a medium plate of food and someone else a large plate of food as a meal, they'd finish their plates and not ask for more. Portion control works, the problem is that people suck at limiting their own portions.

It really isn't the government's place to do it for us, though.

... Eww, I feel conservative.


How dare the government try to fix a major problem!

/Maybe this won't do much, but maybe it will. Why not try it?
 
2012-06-20 11:03:11 AM

Walker: "Banning smoking in the workplace, and banning smoking in playgrounds, all those kinds of things have been helpful to everyone," said Mayor Davis.

Did he seriously just compare smoking (which is harmful to others) with soda (which is only harmful to those drinking it)? Seriously?


The burden of obesity-related healthcare costs is shared by all of society.
 
2012-06-20 11:03:34 AM

Imperialism: By that logic the government has no right to regulate anything else designed as a safety precaution. "It isn't government's place to tell me to wear a seatbelt. It isn't government's place to tell me my kid can't work in a factory at age 12. It isn't government's right to ban lead in toys." etc etc


They uh....actually agree with all of that.
 
2012-06-20 11:03:37 AM

gfoley2334: Do we still live in America, the Home of the Free or has the Communist taken over? Who the hell are they to say what size of drink I can buy?


If you are bound to self-indulgence, you are certainly not free.
 
2012-06-20 11:03:53 AM

gfoley2334: Do we still live in America, the Home of the Free or has the Communist taken over? Who the hell are they to say what size of drink I can buy?


Just wait until you can only buy 1 beer at a time. And it's an 8oz shorty. All booze will be sold in airline bottles too...

/I wish people who think shiat like this is a good idea would catch ass-cancer and die!
 
2012-06-20 11:04:01 AM
The government has been limiting the "portion size" on packs of cigarettes for years. Where's the outrage for that?
 
2012-06-20 11:04:48 AM
Is that a 16oz cup, or 16oz of soda?

I only ask because three-quarters of the time when I hit a drive through and get a 32oz soda there's about 8oz of liquid in there.

/And now I confuse them by only ordering the low profit burger
//No fries no drink
///I'll hit a c-store for a 20oz bottle thankyouverymuch
 
2012-06-20 11:04:49 AM

Imperialism: "We've got to do something about obesity and the costs it brings!"
"How about limiting soda size? You can still get refills so we're not restricting how much you can drink, but portion control works."
"NO NOT THAT GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE"

Look, the obesity problem ain't solving itself. I have no problem with that. If you give someone a medium plate of food and someone else a large plate of food as a meal, they'd finish their plates and not ask for more. Portion control works, the problem is that people suck at limiting their own portions.


Any other areas in which you think government should attempt to control the behavior of the governed?



How about sex? Despite a massive education campaign, free condoms etc. people are still contracting HIV/AIDS through irresponsible behavior. Obviously more controls need to be exercised over whom has sex when and when and where they have it. It would only be fair to target those at highest risk. Those identified has having this communicable disease would need to be quarantined.

HIV, like obesity, places a strain on the health care system and moves must be taken to control costs the tax payers are burdened with.
 
2012-06-20 11:05:19 AM

blahpers: It really isn't the government's place to do it for us, though.

... Eww, I feel conservative.


MUHAHAHAHAHA!!

Sucks growing up right?
 
2012-06-20 11:05:37 AM
If I, as a taxpayer, am going to keep subsidizing hospital bills for the diabetic coma treatment of any ass broken fatty who enjoyed too many gallons of high fructose corn syrup, then I'm ok with this ban.
 
2012-06-20 11:06:03 AM
They need to impose a limit on the size of the cutlery, and nobody would notice the smaller cups.

www.no1cateringhire.co.uk >>>> www.no1cateringhire.co.uk
 
2012-06-20 11:06:30 AM

Imperialism: By that logic the government has no right to regulate anything else designed as a safety precaution. "It isn't government's place to tell me to wear a seatbelt. It isn't government's place to tell me my kid can't work in a factory at age 12. It isn't government's right to ban lead in toys." etc etc

I just don't see why THIS regulation is the straw that breaks the camel's back.


When I think child slavery I always get thirst for a Big Gulp
 
2012-06-20 11:06:37 AM

ITKing85: The Governor of CT is trying to get this done in the whole state, and I am perfectly ok with that. If you really truly want want more soda get your fat ass up and get it.

\unless this also affects sales of large bottles of beer, then it would be time to to get the pitchforks and torches.


Here is how I see it. If this does work and they do limit size of sodas. Then they can use it as a stepping stone to limit anything they want. Forcing anything from beer portion sizes to actually selling sugar products in a supermarket.

Its a way a government can start micromanaging both the private sector of business and the private lives of Americans. The latter is what I am actually getting a little afraid of.
 
2012-06-20 11:07:55 AM
Why not just ban HFCS altogether, and leave me to my delicious Mexican Coke?
 
2012-06-20 11:07:55 AM
I would also point out that it's funny to hear conservatives talk about "states' rights" when their state or municipality wants to make a law that wouldn't be nationally supported, but when a liberal state or municipality wants to do the same thing (and they don't even live there) it's suddenly an outrage.
 
Displayed 50 of 230 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »





Report