Tim Tebow: You know, for awhile shortly after 9/11, I really liked this Bloomberg fella. But recently it seems he's gone off the deep end.
whidbey: Otto_E_Rodika: So now people will have to buy more 16 oz drinks instead of one 2 liter bottle, meaning higher costs, more energy expended in the manufacturing and transportation process, more energy expended while it is at retail or warehouse, and more waste being left behind in additional bottles and packaging. And the city taxes all of the those businesses and transactions, and now gets higher sales tax on the added cost of buying the same amount of soft drink in multiple packaging. Sure, it is all about protecting people's health. Bullshiat.Pretty much sums up your post. Like there's really going to be that much "more energy expended" or that 2 liter bottles and other larger packaging don't already get thrown away as "waste." And you just had to bring up some scenario where your taxes might go up.God some of the posters in this thread. I swear.
Dahnkster: Assault beverage ban? My soda gun needs a bigger magazine!Let's take a look at Who mad about the soda?Tea party, Republicans, southerners and mid-westerners mad because it's liberal yankee Jew York City Mayor Goldberg stepping on their freedoms from value-priced high-fructose corn syrup-induced 'diabeetus'. But it's 'okay' because they are all 'Christians' and love Israel.Libertarians mad because 'nanny state' regulates soda but the pot-smoking members on the RON PAUL! Tour Bus of Love still can't score some good Cali bud and the right-leaning libertarians are actually just REALLY pissed-off Randian conservatives that think as long as we get back on the gold standard and remain self-centered middle age white men that the poors can't afford any gawdamned soda-pop in the first gawdamned place! Second Amendment! Ron/Rand Paul! Thanks Obama!Fat farks mad because everybody knows the 64 oz. Big Gulp size is clearly the greatest value for heart disease, stretch pants, a handicapped parking space and the Scooter Store.Copy and paste for every political thread that contains the words 'nanny state', 'regulation', or 'Fartbongo' in the headline.
Curious: that doesn't sound progressive so much as opportunistic.
We've got one here that can see.
isupportcopkillers: This is why NY is considered the arsehole state. Only a a certain type of group goes in and only shiat comes out. I have yet to see anyone or anything that was worthwhile come from NY.
JasonOfOrillia: But I can still eat the whole pizza myself?
whidbey: You people really need to get on with your lives. There are far more important things for you to consider than complaining about how you can't have a supersized corn syrup fatwater with your pizza delivery.
whidbey: TurboCojones: Your soda is too large, citizen. A reasonably sized soda will interfere less with your task of licking my boot.You've really got some problems if you actually believe that restricting access equates to whatever paranoid obsession of government you're trying to unload on us here.
poughdrew: theBigBigEye: I've always dreamed of visiting Time Square and touring NYC at least once. However, having to deal with crap like this? Fark that place and fark the people who voted in and tolerate this shiat.I mean, I can understand not wanting to go visit NYC because it's expensive. If you go with the family (kids!) on a standard-american-vacation you'll invariably get sucked into the crappy and expensive tourist trap restaurants.But if you draw the line at no 2-liter soda on a delivery pizza? I mean, seriously, can't remember the last time I held a 2-liter of soda, much less bought one, or asked a delivery guy to buy me one. I mean, in New York, the delivery guy is for the weed, coke, and models.. not the soda./When they came for the soda, I did not care, because I drink scotch.//lives in the DMZ between "the city" and "up-state"
GUTSU: assjuice: A hundred years ago, when people went to the fair and ate garbage once a year, do you think they imagined that in the future many people would eat like that every day?A hundred years ago, do you think they imagined that someone would tell their great grandchildren what they could eat or drink?
whidbey: oMaJoJ: whidbey: Hurr Bloomberg's gonna have to pry my cold dead fingers from my bottle of Mt Dew, motherf*ckerHURRRR DOOORRRPfark that, I don't need Michael Bloomberg to treat me like a child.You're already acting like one. Your "need" for junk food is trumped by the fact that it's a big reason why our health care costs are so high in this country. And you're clearly not seeing that.
NExD: this is why you don't vote democrat. Those morons will never stop.
HarleyMarlboro: I understand why he's banning Big Gulps, since those are intended to be one serving. (I don't agree, but I understand)I don't understand this. A 2 liter has a little over 8 servings. What's next, no one can buy more than one 16oz bottle at a time, because they might drink more than one?
hideous: you know how much more money coke is going to make by "having to" sell you a six pack instead of a two litre? Sounds like a scam to me.
oMaJoJ: whidbey: Hurr Bloomberg's gonna have to pry my cold dead fingers from my bottle of Mt Dew, motherf*ckerHURRRR DOOORRRPfark that, I don't need Michael Bloomberg to treat me like a child.
oMaJoJ: fark that, I don't need Michael Bloomberg to treat me like a child.
enik: New York is just where things like this get tested. You wait...
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Captain Couscous: L.D. Ablo: Yet another reason why Los Angeles is better.No it's not. Horsemeat and foie gras are banned in California.
Mrbogey: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I always thought some of the more interesting taco trucks put LA on top. Where else can you get Korean-Thai-Mexican-Mediterranean fusion tacos while standing in a dark alley at 10:00 pm other than Los Angeles?Can you buy an alcoholic mixed drink through a drive-thru there?
Brick-House: What gives this blooming idiot the authority to do this?
L.D. Ablo: Yet another reason why Los Angeles is better.
whizbangthedirtfarmer: Meh, I can't imagine that folks would want to pay out the arse for a 2-liter with soda anyway. Here, they charge something like 3 or 4 bucks; I can walk down the street and get a 2-liter at the grocery store for 1.25
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