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Judge halts mayor´s soda ban,
calls it ´arbitrary and capricious´

New York Post, by David Seifman and Julia Marsh

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Posted By:Rafter, 3/11/2013 7:21:28 PM

A state judge today put a cork in City Hall´s plans to ban Big Apple restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks -- a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg, who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure. Before the stunning ruling by New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues, convenience stores and other places regulated by the city´s health department would have been prohibited -- starting tomorrow -- from selling sugary drinks of more than 16 ounces.

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Sequester THAT, jerk!
What a busybody mayor.
He needs to get a life... somewhere else.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 3/11/2013 7:26:58 PM     (No. 9220065)

The hell with hurricane sandy victims still in tents we´re talking big gulps here!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 3/11/2013 7:32:42 PM     (No. 9220071)

Wow, there is hope for NYC after all!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ronbet, 3/11/2013 7:43:32 PM     (No. 9220083)

Perhaps we should submit Obamacare to this judge.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/11/2013 7:44:50 PM     (No. 9220084)

Pardon the additional, but here´s a suggestion just for fun of course...

When Steve Martin makes his sequel to his infamous comedy movie "The Jerk"...
he could make it as a parody biography of Bloomturd...

Maybe calling it...
"The Soda Jerk"

Remember Martin opined he might have a casting contest called something similar
to a "bake off".... ?

Well... he could now stage a "Soda Jerk etc" with Bloomturd as unwitting "star"...
Can you tell I cannot stand Bloomy?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tnorling, 3/11/2013 7:51:16 PM     (No. 9220099)

How sweet it is. Finally, a commonsense decision which respects the rights of citizens to do whatever the heck they want. It´s only when the gummint takes charge of your healthcare costs that this nonsense becomes even remotely thinkable. Nanny Bloomberg gets a time out on this one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 3/11/2013 7:56:09 PM     (No. 9220112)

A prime example of the little man syndrome with a god complex to boot.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 3/11/2013 8:27:32 PM     (No. 9220148)

Finally, a judge with some common sense.

Obamboozler should be waiting tables in Chicago instead of occupying the white hut.

Waiter - more water please.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: D S Craft, 3/11/2013 8:39:54 PM     (No. 9220158)

Wow. At last, a breath of sanity coming from New York. I´m amazed this travesty took this long to correct.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 3/11/2013 10:16:23 PM     (No. 9220238)

Obesity kills. So does AIDS. So does abortion. So do gangs. So do auto accidents. One doesn´t see Nanny Blamburg selectively banning any of those activities.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bullhead, 3/11/2013 10:53:00 PM     (No. 9220280)

"Little Gulp" Bloomberg is reversed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/11/2013 11:19:18 PM     (No. 9220302)

He´s going to appeal ? Will taxpayers foot the bill ?

With all of the problems in NYC, soda should be near the bottom.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 3/12/2013 12:30:15 AM     (No. 9220358)

I think this public enemy who believes he is entitled to micro manage should be soda boarded until he surrenders.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LanieLou, 3/12/2013 2:22:26 AM     (No. 9220402)

Perfect timing as several lib run cities were ready to execute the same program. I think Bloomie & Cuomo are Obama´s trial balloons. Thank God this one popped.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/12/2013 3:43:36 AM     (No. 9220419)

I think the only reason this got tossed was because blacks and latinos in NY claimed they were being racially targeted by the law.That said,the reasons given were valid.If sugar caused obesity,I would have been a bowling ball as a kid.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: flowerladytoo, 3/12/2013 6:01:34 AM     (No. 9220460)

I don´t think Bloomberg saw this coming. He was bragging just a couple months ago how he had appointed everyone on that commission that voted for this absurd ban. Well, Nanny, you didn´t count on a judge with common sense ruling against you, now did you? Bahahahaha!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 3/12/2013 7:58:30 AM     (No. 9220604)

The fact that New Yorkers sit in the corner and suck their thumbs, and wait for a federal judge to give them permission to have a big glass a pop, tells me all I need to know.
What a bunch of weak tools.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/12/2013 8:15:21 AM     (No. 9220627)

The futility of trying to promote health by legislation

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/12/2013 8:22:28 AM     (No. 9220640)

The audacity and nerve of these progressive elites to attempt to control how the rest of us live our lives is mind boggleling. They are a threat to the future of America and our children. They must view themselves as some kind of aristocracy.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 3/12/2013 8:44:25 AM     (No. 9220677)

Isn´t it ironic that the new "Freedom Tower" is being built in the city that wants to control everything in your life, from your salt intake, transfats, cigarettes, and how much soda you can buy.

This is freedom? No wonder the younger generation thinks all freedom means is whether you can marry someone of the same sex.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peterfleming, 3/12/2013 8:45:06 AM     (No. 9220680)

How can Bloomberg, capitalist genius and innovator, be a control freak, freaked out, communist commissar? It´s easy, he reads Marx and Hitler, then takes totalitarian pills to strengthen his remarkable, naked hypocracy. A few stupid pills help, too.
The whole idea of regulating the size of junk food, sugar or chemical laden drinks, is just another commie distraction to all the other totalitarian damage he´s helping the Schumers, Feinsteins, Pelosis, Reids, Obamaos, Boehners, Cantors, to pull off.
Keep`em all distracted, watch the left hand while the right and steals your life work, enslaves you with taxes so that you´re working most of the year for the governments
of evil. What a racket and thanks to Diane Sawyer and her billionaire bunch of brianwashers for their 24/7 disgraceful aid.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Ross MacLochness, 3/12/2013 8:51:02 AM     (No. 9220688)

"I got to defend my children."

For the record, Mayor Bloomberg´s ´children´ are in their 30s.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: coyote, 3/12/2013 9:01:16 AM     (No. 9220696)

Banned in New York, but you can get two liters of coca cola here in the west, no questions asked.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/12/2013 9:04:33 AM     (No. 9220699)

We´ve sunk pretty low when a judge takes a position upholding individual freedom and it´s seen as "stunning".

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/12/2013 9:06:18 AM     (No. 9220700)

Michelle and Nanny Bloomberg could solve a major part of the obesity crisis by requiring food stamps be used for healthy food instead of sodas and chips.

Nah, that would upset their base.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/12/2013 9:09:01 AM     (No. 9220703)

I had to post again after reading #17. Brilliant! Remember that saying from the 80´s and 90´s - you can´t legislate morality? It applies to health too. Thanks Suzie.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 3/12/2013 9:23:21 AM     (No. 9220736)

One small sip for mankind.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: fanzing, 3/12/2013 9:39:58 AM     (No. 9220763)

Movie theaters? So this meddler was going to cause millions of people to have to leave their movie again and again for refills?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Andromeda, 3/12/2013 10:00:23 AM     (No. 9220795)

Incredible that Bloomberg claimed that the legislation was more like "advice from a friend". All laws, in the end, are enforced at the point of a gun. Some friend.

And this wasn´t a law, but a pronouncement from the executive branch with the force of law. Bloomie is just taking a page from 0´s playbook, but with sodas instead of the whole US economy.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mazeman, 3/12/2013 10:06:37 AM     (No. 9220807)

Now if they could just throw out NY´s "arbitrary and capricious" limits on gun magazine capacity...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: M2, 3/12/2013 10:09:37 AM     (No. 9220813)

The writer misreads Bloomie´s motives:

...a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg, who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure.

"Public health" isn´t what he wants. He wants control over other people´s lives, like most liberals. He wants people to do as he does, whether they like it or not, assuming that his lifestyle is "healthy" and that of others is not.

Because what is "healthy" changes almost from month to month, and because so much settled science is really junk science and because what is healthy for one man is neutral or worse for another man, Bloomberg´s dictatorial attitude is grating, so say the least.

People don´t want being told what to do by people they don´t know or trust. Most people don´t like being told what to do, period.

Bloomie needs an attitude adjustment. Perhaps the Court just gave him a little one.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 3/12/2013 10:48:21 AM     (No. 9220917)

Clicking on the article and I was met with lots of ads followed by news clips embedded in and next to the article. Really annoying. Not going to be visiting the NY Post again online anytime soon.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 3/12/2013 10:54:37 AM     (No. 9220928)

I don´t normally drink pop, but I just might have to get a 20 oz to toast that judge today.
I really like the above poster´s idea of sending obamacare to this judge, more good things could happen.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bearcat, 3/12/2013 11:42:24 AM     (No. 9221011)

If they were really concerned, they would ban statins. Statins can cause diabetes, and weight gain, but they´re the AMA´s star performer. If you look at health problems that have increased in the last 25 years, you w
ll find statins.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Adam, 3/12/2013 12:35:24 PM     (No. 9221106)

Bloomberg insisted he take over the school system. It was supposed to be his signature achievement. Now, a decade later, schools are worse than ever (no mean feat!). But he´s worried about soda. What a putz.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 3/12/2013 12:35:26 PM     (No. 9221107)

You´re either with us, or you´re with the transfats!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/12/2013 1:07:16 PM     (No. 9221162)

I am actually surprised by this ruling. I thought justice was dead - nothing but another foolish tool for the left. Is there still hope we can survive this mess the Lofo´s have brought upon us?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: merrijane, 3/12/2013 1:15:53 PM     (No. 9221172)

All the judge did was say, if you want your soda ban, you´ve got to go through the proper legislative procedures. Theoretically, the ban could still be passed that way. It will be interesting to see Bloomberg eventually tries it (after losing his appeal).

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Reply 38 - Posted by: stryker714, 3/12/2013 1:21:24 PM     (No. 9221177)

Right #13. The DC commies are so spoiled on Federals forcing US citizens to do things, now they want to try it at city and state levels.

Don´t forget Bloomy also issued another kingly decree that two liter bottles of soda could not be delivered by pizza delivery to kid´s birthday parties! I´m not sure if the judge´s decision covers that.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/12/2013 4:50:54 PM     (No. 9221518)

#39, the New York City Council bows to no one in their venality and stupidity. But even that almost completely democrat body would hesitate to annoy the populace by taking away their big gulps.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: autumnjoy, 3/12/2013 6:49:29 PM     (No. 9221720)

He cares about citizen residents´ sugar consumption? What about poor NYC children, 70% plus who do not graduate?

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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the


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