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Another one of Mayor Bloomberg’s big government bans is about to go into effect. Starting tomorrow, resident’s of America’s largest city will no longer be able to purchase “sugary” drinks larger than 16oz. All restaurants and stores that receive a letter grade from the health department will face

Here’s what Mike Bloomberg had to say about the new regulations on Face the Nation with CBS’s Bob Schieffer this weekend:

“And all we’re doing in New York is reminding you that it’s not in your interest to have too many empty calories.  You’re going to have some.  If you want to have 32 ounces, just by two 16‑ounce cups, take them back to your sink.  You want a 64 ounces, take four cups back.  But what’s likely to happen here is you’ll take one and probably not come back for the second.  But it’s totally your choice.  We’re not banning anything.  It’s called portion control.”

“Anybody get the key phrase there from Michael Bloomberg, mayor McFascist?” Pat asked after hearing the audio clip.

“It’s not in your best interest.”

Does “Great and Powerful” Bloomberg really not think fining businesses, eliminating options for customers, and making businesses small and large throw thousands of dollars of products out the window is “restricting”? Nope. According to the Mayor banning that certain size of beverages be sold isn’t “banning”, it’s just “portion control”.

“You remind people about something by, what, posting a sign?  Not restricting their choices,” Stu noted.

“I just…I don’t know how he’s not impeached,” Pat said.

(Neither does this Atlanta born New Yorker…but then again, I come from the birthplace of Coca-Cola where this would never fly.)

“New York gets everything…everything they deserve,” Glenn emphasized.

It’s true. This is exactly what New Yorkers voted for — 3x. Mike Bloomberg didn’t wake up this year and turn into Captain Regulation. He’s been re-elected twice — yes, TWICE. In fact, he changed the term limit laws to allow his 3rd term run and was STILL re-elected.

And while New Yorkers may not rise up to make their voices heard, Starbucks is. They’ve taken the city of New York to court.

“If Starbucks gets it overturned, great,” Glenn said. “But if they don’t, Starbucks should send the message: ‘New York is not that important to us’.”

Glenn explained that because of the way the Supreme Courts rules on legislation, these types of regulations always that progressives continues to push and push and push, spread nationally.

“The reason why they [progressives] are doing this is because they will then come back and say common sense states, like Colorado, are already doing this.  And the Supreme Court is already saying that they go and they look at international law and what the states are doing,” Glenn explained to listeners.

Pat added that if food chains like McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s banded together to pulled out of these states [like New York], or simply put the pressure on that they would pull out of these cities, the law would change.

But if they don’t, and the law expands to more than just New York, their menus are going to change nationwide and this law is going to impact you — not just New York.

“I think that’s the design of Bloomberg,” Stu added. “That’s why he loves his job so much.”

**Update**

Lucky for sugary drink lovers (and lovers of making their own decisions), as of 3:16pm ET, TheBlaze.com is reporting that a judge has overturned New York City’s proposed ban on all sugary drinks larger than 16oz.

The judge said on Monday that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempts at “portion control” were both “arbitrary” and “capricious”.

New Yorkers should probably assume that, while this method may not have worked, Bloomberg’s efforts won’t be stopped just yet.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    I am going to eat my big mac and I don’t give a damn how fat I get. It is my body and there for my right. These nanny staters need to stay out of my body. It my life and I will live it the way I want. Bloomberg is a king and will never let the people be the people. It is time to say no get the hell out of my life!

  • Draxx

    The Fine in NY will be $200 but once they start to fine people then gradually the fines will also increase so that they can generate revenue to grow their Big Gov’t Progressive Agendas…

    Gov’t Get Out Of My Personal Choices!  Capitalism is built on Freedom of Choice not one size fits all…!!!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    One more blow to the ‘nanny state’ the Democrats seek to impose upon us all from the local to the Federal levels. 

    Good to see one judge had the guts to do what is right and in accordance to the Constitution instead of caving in to the political pressure.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Mayor Bloomberg, I dedicate a big mac, a 2-liter tankard of soda with free refills, greasy fries and a massive bowl of chili to you…

    Stay out of our lives and stop assailing our freedoms; Socialists are insanity personified.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Exactly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    Portion control today, other means of control tomorrow.  Read “Coming out of the Ice,” set in Siberia.  One square of toilet tissue per day – one square.  This is what these types of insane people envision for us.  Believe it!

  • crazy betty

    “portion control” key word being “control”…

  • http://www.facebook.com/stacey.mehaffeyrawlings Stacey Mehaffey Rawlings

    I believe he also banned baby formula in hospitals to “encourage” breast feeding. 

  • Anonymous

    I think the 16 oz ban is really stupid. I think the ban should be above 17.381 oz. That makes a LOT more sense.

  • Anonymous

    Bloomberg is a bloomin’ idiot.  

    See the People’s Cube’s take on the Nitwit Nanny from New York:

    http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth/mayor-bloomberg-the-wizard-of-16oz-soda-drinks-t9083.html

    And to think these people still call themselves “liberals” and do so with a straight face.

  • Anonymous

    He is acting like a dictator! All they have to do is go back for seconds!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LGNAD45WZTPMKJPYC4ZXWNMQHA schneewitchen

    Isn’t it funny ( strange) that the very liberals who decry that a “woman’s body is her own” in the advocacy of  “choice” or abortion, and yet when it comes to the choice of what one shall eat or drink, they think the government should be the boss of our bodies!

  • rightside

    Doomberg takes a supersized blow from the courts. Since the progressives love the courts to get their way, this lose is Karma big time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.redman.940 Paul Redman

    So many thoughts…

    1.) Oh, NY’ers are soft. A million acts of civil disobedience are necessary to put the little dictator back in his place. He’s ELECTED, not born into the position nor God’s little gift to us. 

    2.) Speaking of which, I know that liberals are logically brain dead (abortions are ok, because after all, it’s “my” body, but drinking a slurpee is somehow…not a decision…concerning…YOUR body….????). All that Bloomberg would have to have is an (R) next to his name, and THEN liberals would be all inflamed about their fascist mayor. How could you vote for this loon, or anyone that extends their own term limits? 

    3.) How do you send millions of liberals to their own slaughter? Have the man in charge place a (D) after their name, and like lemmings they will go willingly. The Government knows better, after all. 

    4.) Another one of the unseen evils of socialized medicine: If everyone is paying for your coverage, then yeah, it IS the public business what you stuff in your fat mouth. 

    5.) I am so thankful that I don’t live in NY State anymore.

    6.) I was thinking about going back to NY for a trip with my wife and son, but as long as Il Duce/ Bloomberg is in power, I’ll boycott NY. We’ll spend out money elsewhere. 

    7.) If Government has become so intrusive as to tell people the size of their soda, the salt content of their diet, & who can put sugar into your coffee…then there is nothing that they can’t tell you to do. Liberty and Freedom are long since dead in NY. 

  • Anonymous

    And thirds…..and fourths…..and…..and……

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.redman.940 Paul Redman

    I agree with you Sam. I mean, ultimately the liberal abortionists use that exact argument for their cause. 

    One caveat- be careful, as now with socialized medicine ala Obamacare, if society pays for your healthcare (which they will), then you answer to the whims of society, my friend. 

    And if society says that fat people are an unwarranted drag on the health industry, then you WILL comply. Because the State says that you will. 

    Mandatory exercise. Mandatory diet. 

    Welcome to hell…I mean, socialized medi…er, I mean Obamacare! 

    “Thank you sir! Can I have another?” 

  • Anonymous

    Bloomberg, you twat, if you hate pop so much, go run out in front of a speeding truck and put yourself out of your own personal misery.  Your mommy didn’t love you enough when you were a kid that you have to take out your frustrations on everyone ELSE?

    Switch to ‘diet’? Ya, right. Aspertame is poison. Sorry, I’ll take sugar over a man made chemical made from ecoli sh(BLEEP)t ANY day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doris.carman Doris Carman

    What is wrong with the people in New York? I dont drink many soft drinks of any size but if I wanted to I would be very upset if I couldnt buy whatever size I wanted.This is causing the companies money which in turn will be passed on to us the consumers,plus taking away our choices . Soon it will be a police type state then maybe they will wake up. Well I will tell you we are going to be a socialist country and unless you want to feel like your in Russia better stop it now.

  • crazy betty

    what needs to be banned is his hideous wrinkled face.  somebody needs a moisturizer.  and notice his crazy eyes?  they are the same eye on the inside as nancy pelosi – all cloudy and weird.  the bible says you will know them by their eyes…But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

  • Anonymous

    What were the words the judge used?  Illegal and capricious? How about “just plain stupid” and “beyond his scope”? And where is the consistency? He is for a woman’s control over her own body vis-a-vis abortion — but not for a 16oz. sugar drink? Hooray for individual rights!!

  • Anonymous

    What were the words the judge used? Arbitrary and capricious? How about “just plain stupid” and “beyond Bloomberg’s scope”?

    And where is the consistency? He is for a woman’s control over her own body vis-a-vis abortion — but not over a 16oz. sugar drink?  So much for individual rights!!

  • Anonymous

     It appears that thinking by Boomer is above his pay grade.

  • Anonymous

    never could get an answer,  in a 32 ounce cup, how much is ice and how much is soda?  Does dipwad Bloomie add ice to the size of the soda or were his jack booted thugs going to carry a strainer?  If it is minus ice and then the ice melts adding to the amount of liquid and that exceeded the idiot’s amount,  then would I get a ticket for meltage?  WTF are New Yorkers doing allowing this POS to be their mayor?

  • Anonymous

    A politician deciding how much we eat and drink  or don’t eat or drink is beyond their postition of leadership… that is a dictatorship and this guy should be removed from office permanently. I hate the way people in government are acting and behaving…. are these people the best we have got????

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.hesse.5 George Hesse

    I think most American’s do not associate Obamacare to what is being done here.  Meaning, Government has their hands in our healthcare using tax dollars.  Taxpayers covered under Obamacare are then told that in order to keep costs down, Government must take proactive measures to keep Americans healthy.  To keep them healthy, you have to enforce portion control.  To enforce portion control, you have to establish consequences for those not following the rules.  So they target the businesses selling the products, who in turn charge the fees back to all persons buying, who are taxpayers who are paying for Obamacare.  Endless cycle of revenue to grow Government and keep us all in check.

  • Anonymous

    I just find it exhausting that we have to dedicate time and money to fighting these idiots on everything…. while in the meantime the things they should be attending to are never acted on …. like the budget, the deficit, and jobs…. you know the things that require intelligence, wisdom, and cooperation!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-Larsen/1571192214 Alan Larsen

    I used to think the Progressives were just misguided souls with good intentions but no, they really are that stupid!

  • Anonymous

    Just a reminder…. look at all the things proposed by democrats…. food “control”, gun “control” energy “control”, health care “control” , speech “control”, economic “control” tax “control” ect…… Not what I want my government to be…. I believe government should be a collection of leadership…NOT a dictatorship, military, intimidating group of goons!

  • Anonymous

    That’s one big ha ha story, good for you judge!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
    George Washington

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
    George Washington

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Todd/1424651317 Scott Todd

     Stupid, no.  Devious and controlling, yes.

  • Anonymous

    How about education that is in the toilet????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
    George Washington

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://twitter.com/jsbrodhead Jeff Brodhead

    Mayor McFascist!  Good one!!!

    I prefer Bloomin’ Turdblossom, but “Mayor McFascist” provides some needed variety.  LOL

    mmmm reminds me of Eggamuffins!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • Anonymous

    I just want to smack the lot of them! It’s dangerous to stand between me and a hamburger. It’s de*dly to stand between me and my Big Gulp!

  • Anonymous

    Good for this judge! It’s about time someone stood up to this super fascist nanny state mayor and blocked this dictatorial nonsense. Any mayor or other political leader in this country who pulls this kind of s**t should never be allowed to get away with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • Anonymous

    So, Mayor Bloomberg is the “portion control police” now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • Anonymous

    I am a Libertarian (Ron Paul-esque) … and I will say that, in a strange way, Mayor Bloomberg’s Nanny-State regulations made sense.  The way it is now, “we the people” are responsible for the healthCare, food bill, housing, clothes, vehicles, etc … of an growing percentage of the population (growing by design to grow gov’t power).  Regardless of the decisions these folks make … we have to pay the bills to keep them happy and “healthy”.  If you’re going to have that kind of Nanny State … it is only logical that the ones responsible for those not responsible for themselves .. will want to have some control over the decisions (albeit a very small amount of control).  I don’t think gov’t should be in the heathcare, banking, entitlement, or automotive business … but if they are … it’s only natural that they are going to want to control the decisions made by their wards.  When I paid for my children’s healthCare … I did make decisions for them.  Since I’m now paying for the healthCare of millions (which I was doing before anyway) … it is only natural to want some control over the decisions of those millions.  Since it is not politically correct to say those on entitlements have less “rights” than those of us who are responsible for ourselves … everyone must fall under these regulations.  Yes, it is taking a messy situation and seemingly making it worse, but in some ways, it is a logical conclusion (in the same way that healthCare rationing is (and will become more-so) a result of free healthcare).  In the perfect world, gov’t would not tell you what to eat, drink, smoke, inject, snort, or whatever … and will not take responsibility when your bad decisions impact you.  Until then, Nanny does have some rights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Taste cannot be controlled by law.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • Anonymous

     I don’t have to believe it, folks in this country (including Sherrill Cowe (sp?)) have already discussed limiting this.  Once you’ve already seen it, there is no faith needed in believing it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
    Abraham Lincoln

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
    Abraham Lincoln

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  • Anonymous

    Snow, you just earned “Comment of the Day!”  Gratz!!       And don’t forget onions and cheese over everything!!  LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
    Abraham Lincoln

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.
    Abraham Lincoln

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
    Abraham Lincoln

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
    Abraham Lincoln

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZOBNH3WNPY6KPPAYWD2IDXKFV4 Gary

    I wonder if the same argument could be applied to the gun bans, the magazine bans, and the ammo bans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Leah-Waters-Taylor/1350151051 Rachel Leah Waters Taylor

    Amazing you can go get drunk in a New York city bar all night and Chain smoke four packs of cigarettes a day but you can’t buy a 20 0z soda or iced mocha? Makes perfect sense to me. NOT.

  • Anonymous

    Is anyone else getting tired of control freaks? Oh wait, even Coulter advised a libertarian that we need controls if taxes are going to be paying for medical care.  See what happens when we “pool” money.  Yes its nice, but there is a price to pay, isn’t there.

  • Anonymous

     Bloom’y is not done yet – Debbie Was-a-man-shultz has yet to sing. If he cannot ban it, he will tax it out of existence. After all – its not in your best interest to get to choose.

  • Anonymous

    Thank goodnes that finally someone exploded on BOOMberg. What idiocy!

  • Anonymous

     Did he say “Control”? He meant “Portion Re-Direction”.

  • Anonymous

    I like the word cooperation better than compromise.  Cooperation takes two sides getting along to create something better.  We aren’t there yet in this country.

  • Tom D

    So, if I was Elected as Mayor in N.Y. I could throw out Mr. Bloomberg – CAUSE HE MAKES ME SICK!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Yes it can, but not until enough of the people make enough noise to be heard. These Comunnists will force as much un-constitutional law on us as they can get away with. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t even know this fool and he thinks he knows what is best for me?? Who doe this man think he is? He is just a lousy Mayor, dilyl  squat fool!  Bloomberg,  non of your business what people eat, drink and do!  Mind your own business and leave Americans alone.. People in NY you better fire this man or the cops won’t be able to eat their twinkies and Ho Ho’s!!!! Your idiots if you don’t get him out of office soon!!!!

  • Anonymous

     One caveat- be careful, as now with socialized medicine ala Obamacare,
    if society pays for your healthcare (which they will), then you answer
    to the whims of society, my friend.

    Exactly.

  • Anonymous

     May be he is training us to go back for seconds, but what evil purpose? He could not be trying to double NY trash heap – is there a Union connection. We are looking at two to three 16 oz cups, multiple napkins, and triple the number of straws. Think of the additional plastic Bloom’ys adding to the land fill. For Shame

  • Anonymous

    If I want to drink a lot of pop I will just buy two smaller containers.  That means two containers would be in the land fill instead of just one. See how this doesn’t make sense from a leftist point of view, or ANY point of view?

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention that nobody ever asked us if we really wanted socialized medicine.  It was just there one day.

  • James Bush

    Hey Bloomberg resign now. When people order a large Popcorn they like the big soda. If Bloomberg has a problem of large drinks then stay at home

  • Anonymous

    Portion “Re-education.”  Portion “Conditioning.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1192470925 Joe Kaminski

    No one would have to spend a dime fighting the stupidity that is progressive politicians if every damn company on Earth told them to get bent.  They want gun control?  Fine, every gun and ammo manufacturer should stop sales to the entirety of the states in question.  Not just the few small players like we’ve seen, ALL of them.  They want to restrict the size of your soda, fine.  Every drink manufacturer should reply by immediately ceasing sales within the states in question.  The list goes on.  Like the People’s Republic of Commiefornia.  Why on Earth do they need special cars with special emissions systems?  All it does is cost the automakers more money.  Hey automakers!!  REFUSE!!  Tell commiefornia they can have what everyone else has, or they don’t get anything.  Same with their requirement for low power tv sets.  Hey Samsung, LG, Panasonic!  REFUSE!!  Tell them they get what everyone else gets, or they don’t get anything at all.  Eventually when commiefornians realize they can’t buy the new tv or car or whatever trinket their worthless state has decided to regulate, maybe, just maybe, we will hear a LOUD popping sound that is the people of these socialist utopias pulling their heads out of their asses and descending on their respective state capitols to remove these socialist scumbags by force.  Because let’s face it, these people don’t really care about what kind of government their state has as long as they have all the latest “stuff”.

  • Anonymous

    I take it the fines would have been applied to the merchant, not the consumer?
    Perhaps if it were the consumer, there would have been more of an outrage.

  • Anonymous

    The Socialist Left doesn’t have enough constructive things to do in their lives, they are too busy dictating and trying to control everyone elses.  Pretty sad bunch of people!

  • Anonymous

    We are reaping what we’ve sown.  This law is utterly unenforcable though.  It’s not like you can stop people from drinking by making them drink from smaller bottles.  They will just drink more bottles.  There is a Libertarian in every single solitary human being, but to varying degrees obviously.  A lot of liberals won’t understand this until their own individual freedom is at stake.  For instance, if you don’t own a gun or are a gun enthusiast you will have no problem criticizing someone who is like that.  Seriously though, how many people in this country DON’T drink soda?  I don’t think it’s very many of us, let’s face it, it just tastes good.  If there was a decree from the government back in the Bush era that said, “it’s against the law to be a socialist nut job,” then I’d say that those people’s rights were being trampled on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davepit1 Dave Pitruzzello

    I think we should put a limit on the # of “futures” Mike can sell!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.lawson.9210 Sharon Lawson

     Being a native Californian AND a Conservative, life in our state is much like the nation under OB. Electoral College pretty much wipes out the Conservative vote for us. The State is both governed and rum by DEM’s. I wouldn’t go to San Francisco if I won a week free stay all expenses paid. I’m in the ‘farmland’ that the Dems shut off the water to; to save the smelt supposedly caught in the pumps; actually the smelt are being eaten by the Bass the Interior Dept stocks the Delta with to promote tourism. Huge orchards of trees being plowed under; when they die, they decay, so they have to go. Takes years to start a producing orchard….Bottom line; PLEASE TAKE TIME TO SAY A PRAYER FOR THE CALIFORNIANS STAYING HERE AND FIGHTING THE DEMS WITH ALL WE’VE GOT. IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE APPRECIATED. I’M RETIRED; CAN’T AFFORD TO MOVE; FAMILY HERE TOO; IT USED TO BE A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE. MY LITTLE TOWN IS LARGELY HISPANIC AND LARGELY CONSERVATIVE AND ONLY WANTS LEGAL IMMIGRATION!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.mcfadden1 Michael J. McFadden

    Too bad this judge wasn’t around to hear challenges to the smoking ban.

    - MJM

  • http://www.facebook.com/willam.stadly Willam Stadly

    why is the a hole bloomberg still around?? and walking the streets??? NYC I am ashamed you have no Balls nor grit you are losers

  • Anonymous

    I love the judge’s ruling and how he channeled his inner Jackie Chiles to get there.

  • LEL

    Well how-bout-that, there is a remnant of sanity, and at least one judge, in our government with common sense. Now, send a-hole Bloomberg the bill for time spent deliberating his asinine ban.

  • LEL

    But now we have all these New Yorkers consuming copious amounts of sugary drinks, becoming obese and destroying their health. So we’re either going to have to pay more for free obamacare or the death panels will decrease ‘let them dye’ of excess soda pop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rich.brownell.3 Rich Brownell

    O.K. HERES our big chance. EMULATE the LEFT. BE JESSE Jackson! BOYCOT, BOYCOT, BOYCOT  !!!!!!!!!! Boycot sodas. BUY none. Shun the buyers of soda and demand 96 OUNCES. 96 OUNCES. 96 OUNCES. Say it with me! Come on now! Say it. say it. Say it !!!!!!………HERE’s our BIG chance. Do what they do. Use the tactics of the left. Turn it on it’s - HEAD. Turn the tables on them. They will lose revenue. Yes the store owners will suffer; but that’s collateral damage.  Be THE PUSH to they’re nudge. Be the PUSH to they’re nudge.

  • Anonymous

    are you denying those people their right to make their own choices ?

  • Anonymous

    and here i thought NY is the city that never sleeps, of stand up people, who dont take crap from nobody ,yet this mayor comes up with all kind of BS and they let it go ?? really ??

  • LEL

    Hey ! NYC ! Wake the @@@@ UP! Next time vote for a CONSERVATIVE instead of some puke liberal. The least you’ll get is a liberal pretending to be Conservative. They say we get the kind of government we deserve, let try to change that, Hmmmmm?

  • LEL

    One more blow – perhaps, still not enough to pummel the b’tards to death.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGC7U7QUFEWSSV3H4IFHLAFK54 mudslide

    Coomon sense – 1
    Nanny State – 0
    Common sense being the exception instead of the norm – 1

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.wehr.7 Jim Wehr

    you got spanked bloomberger

  • Anonymous

    “portion control”?   I think that’s a GREAT idea.  The American people WANT “portion control” on time and money paid to our politicians.  “Portion control” = time to one term – Senate 6 years and House to 2 years.  “Portion control” = pay for time served – days worked divided into present salary.  NO spending accounts.  NO free healthcare.  NO PENSIONS for lifetime.  I LIKE “portion control” Mr. Bloombergass………………….

  • http://www.facebook.com/bry.hirsh Bry Hirsh

    they keep pushing and pushing.  some day, somebody will have enough and decide to push back in a violent way.  hope I’m not near when they do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.mcfadden1 Michael J. McFadden

    Bloomberg may be temporarily spanked, but don’t expect it to slow him down.  He learned from the smoking ban acceptance that people will accept ANY sort of change as long as its implemented with superficial justifications and a decent mechanism of enforcement.  Liquor and food licensing administrations have a LOT of latitude to make their regulations.  Look for Bloomy to get the Dept. of Health involved and watch for fast food franchises to be told that they’re going to have a lot more trouble getting permits for new outlets if they don’t give in to the blackmail.

    That’s the trouble with government: once you cross the line into giving it control over your private businesses and properties that exceeds the bare minimum of what’s absolutely necessary … you’ve signed your death warrant.  They’ll never stop until their heads are lopped off and they’re shoved back into their properly restricted pens.

    Michael J. McFadden
    Author of “Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FTL54AO6XGP4VW3FNIWQNOHDOA Robyn

    A comment over at the WSJ said “OH NO! I was going to move to NYC and lose 100 lbs by having a small soda with my double meat double cheese bacon cheeseburger and large fries. Now I’ll NEVER get skinny!”

  • Anonymous

    Can we get that same judge to hear the magazine size limitation case?

  • Anonymous

    Washington State is racing down the same path to Hell like a cold, dreary, rain-soaked puppy with its tongue hanging out.  The psychotic Seattle/King County area basically runs the entire state and they try to copy California (especially SF) values at every turn.  In the past, the mayor and city councilmembers have been quoted as saying that Seattle should do things the way San Francisco does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walter-B-Casler/1276047964 Walter B. Casler

    Hey NYC, you guys stood up to the 911 attackers, but you let this little clown boss you around! GROW A SET and stand up to him already. If you don’t stop him now, this will become just like the crazy smoking laws.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264134361 Butch Blosc

    If Bloomberg told New Yorkers they could only have sex once a year, they’d cower and dutifully obey.  He is their master and they are his pathetic slaves.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Bloomberg, who are you to tell anybody what they can or cannot drink or eat?????
    How you get away with this I don’t understand.

  • Anonymous

    Message to Mayor of NYC,   Kindly stay out of my life.  Suggest you retire and allow intelligence and sanity to run the city of NY.  If you have the need to Ban soda, you have failed to see two things.  First you are infringing on people’s Rights.  And second,  if you have the do good need to blow your horn about better health, then why are you Not creating a law to stop all smokers from smoking outside bldgs. in the city?  What does the cost of lung cancer compare to obesity ?  In other words, Leave us Alone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ken-Abbas/1805133873 Ken Abbas

    New York state’s limit on gun magazine capacity to 7 rounds or less is also arbitrary and capricious and in addition goes against the 2nd amendment of the Constitution of the United States no less.

  • Anonymous

    Finally… A judge with some “common sense”… Why don’t the New Yorkers stand up for themselves.  Do they believe they voted for a “dictator”?

  • Shelia Martin

    “My candle burns at both ends. it will not last the night! But, ah my friends, and Oh my foes, it gives a lovely light!” I would prefer to burn MY candle as I choose! If the midget Bloomberg wishes to choose how I LIVE, then he should take Mr Putin’s place!

  • Shelia Martin

    The only “acceptable New York Woman” is an anorexic model with her butt fat pumped into her cheeks. That’s what Bloomy digs!

  • LEL

    I don’t live in NYC (or NY state), but has azz hole Bloomberg done anything useful for NYC as mayor, besides decree asinine bans on one thing or another?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAYZWQTCX2RGIUZVGMAU6Y47T4 Whosit

    He says it’s your choice…are you kidding me!  Thank god for this judge who ruled against it.  Bloomberg is an absolute nut!

  • Anonymous

    Back in WWII it was called “rationing”.  Copper, rubber, gasoline, cars, bicycles, sugar…

    Has someone declared war on New York City?

  • mspatdev

    If I was going to NYC this year, I would get me the biggest container of a drink and go to Bloomberg’s office in protest. He is the mayor, not telling people what to eat, drink or whatever. The people decide what they put in their bodies. Socialist pigs shouldn’t be aloud in government offices. WE HAVE FREEDOMS TO DO WHAT WE WANT AND NOT A DICTATOR. He should have stopped the courts from having a trial of a non-citizen of the USA and he should have sent him to GITMO. 

  • mspatdev

    Amen, Amen to both of you.

  • Anonymous

      What Is It With NYC NY Jews’? And Diane Feinstein. They Want To Control  All Facets Of Your Life. They Believe Your Not To Smart And They Are”!   I Lived In NYC NY All My Life.

  • DE Navarro

    What’s not in our best interest is government control.  That is by far the biggest out of control problem in this country.

    Hey, let’s ban Bloomberg as not being in our best interest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166380308 Walter Cook

    I really don’t understand New Yorkers? Why do they let this Nut Cake run their lives. If you do not “STOP” him now he will put a limit on toilet paper next two sheets oer trip:). This man needs to move to Germany, Hitler was like him or he is trying to be like Hitler. Please wake up and STOP this man from being a control nut!!!!! You have enough to worry about just paying all the TAXES he has put on your State.

  • Anonymous

    Super! I live in a remote area, with the nearest Starbucks 30 miles away. I will be driving there tomorrow to get coffee(s). I love it when the law works. As Edmund Burke said: “Law and arbitrary power are in eternal enmity.”

  • sharie griffee

    I guess libs only like to tell conservatives how to live, not 1 of them telling them how they should

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Not by far, yet each blow, small and great, wears them down one chip at a time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lois-DOrtiz/100002797702481 Lois D’Ortiz

    a small victory for the people…

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes I think our Washington State liberal assholes seek to be pioneers on the straight road to hell!

  • Anonymous

    I say YAHOO!!!  Kudos to the Judge for have some fortitude and standing up to Bloomberg.  Take a hike Bloomberg and leave everyone alone.  I do believe they are grown adults and quite capable of making their own decisions and don’t need any help from you.  So but OUT!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Danuser/698607027 Mary Elizabeth Danuser

    Its sure good to see somebody is willing to stick up for the underdog.Mayor Bloomberg shouldn’t have any right to push his views on the average everyday person.Liz 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1598526929 John Littlefield

    i’m STUNNED that a judge ruled AGAINST Mayor McDICKtator…  I see a tiny sliver of light in the perpetual darkness that is NYC…

  • Anonymous

    Doomberg is full of himself, he has all the tendencies of a PC nazi and if the MSM was worth it’s salt they would steer this jerk to the Constitution and the ideas of freedomof choice…Good job Judge.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.rich.313 Angela Rich

    I am very pleased this ban has been overturned. I don’t think the governement has the right to tell you what you can have to eat or drink or control your potions.Those decisions should be made by the consumer. THIS IS AMERICA RIGHT? So let me get this straight all bottlers of sugary drinks had to conform to Bloomburges potion control, which would FORCE bottelers to change all there equipement and bottles and distribution routes. Bloomburg is out of his mind and he is power hungery. He changed the laws of term limits to get reelected. Hello this is what term limits are for, so know one person gets to powerful. So there should be limits on sodas: , but not his term limits??? hummmmmmmmmmmmm, hypicritical to me. I live in NY and thank God its far away from NYC. This governer has been putting the pressure on Mario Como to do the same thing here in upstate NY. I was pissed enough about the gun thing, now this. People should get there heads out of the sand and quit electing the same old same old into office. The definition of being an idiot, electing the same people over and over again and expecting a different outcome. 

  • http://twitter.com/conservativefit ConservativeFIT

    The best way to fight this is to stay as healthy and fit as you can so you do not become personally dependent on the health care system which will soon become the government health care system. As conservatives and libertarians, one’s goal should probably be to stay off of the “health care grid” if you will. While I disagree 100% with the Mayor’s attempts here, I hope everyone is acknowledging the issue at hand … as long as people are “choosing” to eat Snowleopard’s dedication meal below (which does sound tasty) too often, the obesity epidemic will continue to get worse. I personally do not want my tax dollars going to someone else’s Type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure med’s (both usually caused by CHOICES in life) as they soon will or already are. If you are taking any kind of lifestyle/choice-related medications, and you feel dependent on your doctor and the accompanying medications, you may be as guilty as the guy CHOOSING to receive unemployment instead of getting a job. You may just be part of the problem and CHOOSING to breed more Mayor Bloombergs … we have chosen to create a monster in this country, let’s begin leading the way back to sanity and common sense. I hope everyone takes to heart the idea of living a life that does not require a nanny state in all contexts … our fiscal, social and health care lives … “To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.” (Plutarch)

  • http://www.facebook.com/maxwell.friedlander Maxwell Friedlander

    “Mommy” Mike deserved to be smacked down by the judge,

  • patriot6280

    I totally agree.  Businesses should start pulling out of NYC and even NY if necessary.  GIVE the people what they vote for, until, in the words of Obama “it hurts.”

  • patriot6280

    PS  wouldn’t it be fun to do a tour through Bloomy’s house just to see what a true hypocrit he is…all liberals are.

  • http://twitter.com/fawnday Dawn Brayton

    Gee, 7,888 likes from people who have a problem with exercise. That’s too bad. Chances are(or were now the ban got overturned)there would be grocery stores between the restaurant and someone’s house. No doubt those same grocery stores have different sized bottles. It would be odd if anyone throwing a party couldn’t get a large sized bottle of soda. Mayor Bloomberg was right, it IS portion control. It’s not him banning anything, it’s up to people to find their own portions. So what if it wasn’t going to be so convienient anymore. Ceative thinking got overurned yesterday. Sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kpopnoe Kayna Popnoe

    Glad to hear that a common-sense judge voted down this ridiculous law from Mayor Bloomberg. 

    The Mayor obviously doesn’t have anything else better to do with his city other than focus on things like drink size.  In my opinion, Mr. Bloomberg’s credibility has gone down the tubes.  And, the people of the city are to blame since they voted him back in a 3rd term.  Idiots! 

  • Anonymous

    Bloomberg,
    No T.P. for you it’s not healthy for the tree’s just use your bare hand don’t wash and then eat a burger then it’s the same s/it going in and coming out LOSER !

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it odd how New Yorkers are OK with an elected official making the statement “it’s not in your best interest.” That fact is more scary than anything this big Liberal is saying!!! Here’s a man who rode in on Guliani’s coat-tails, after Rudy had cleaned up the city, changed the face of the subway, let alone had to deal with the nightmare of 9/11, and all this guy has done is try to regulate what people drink and eat and put his stamp of approval on the Muslims building the mosque within eye-shot of WTC. And yet New Yorkers keep re-electing him. What IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE???? Grow a backbone, think independently, you are not sheep!! For God’s sake, see the wrong in this!

  • Anonymous

     What is a rational judge doing in New York?  Someone get this man a pizza and a 2 liter of soda!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.mcfadden1 Michael J. McFadden

    I believe I have found the perfect home for Mr. Bloomberg when the people of NY retire him.  Go to Google Earth, enter 

    Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

    in the search box, and set your altitude at 100 miles up if it doesn’t default to that.  Manhattan Island would be a nice, discreet little wedge in the center of that screen from that elevation.  Zoom in and check some of the photos as well… amazing stuff.  The world’s largest salt flat.

    - MJM
    P.S. elevations are shown on the bottom right of the G.Earth screen.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/cnaff79

  • Anonymous

    “Mayor” Mikey Doom & Gloom Berg, you are the dictator of NYC – NOT the entire Country! 1 of the biggest problems with you is that you try to implement policies in NYC & then try to Nationalize them! Nobody in their RIGHT mind needs you or any other politician to tell them what or how much they can or should eat or drink! Just because the imbeciles of NYC made the mistake of voting for you as Mayor of NYC 3 times does NOT mean that everybody else should be made to pay the price! A few years ago, you announced that you were leaving the Republican Party. I’ve got news for you – you were NEVER in the Republican Party! Everybody
    knows that you voted for Al Gore, Jr. for President & Hillary Rodham Clinton for Senate in 2000.
    The only reason that you even ran as a Republican is because Mayor Rudy Guillianni did such
    an outstanding job as Mayor of NYC that you didn’t stand a chance of winning the Mayoral Election in 2001 as a Democrat. When you are gone from office, absolutely nobody in their right minds will miss you 1 little bit. 

  • Mary DeHart

    weve got legalized marijuana we can rip out the brain of a full term baby  legal sodomy gay marriage honored in the shrine of the holy church in washington dc  we can now kill americans that are considered a threat in the us  maybe rouge opps someone not agreeing on the agenda of the president? hmmm  and this is serious a 16 oz drink is dangerous a person will just buy two 8 oz of their favorite drink awww sugar suicide  yep i guess that would help sales . MOMAMARY1

  • http://www.facebook.com/margaretthornton.taylor Margaret Thornton Taylor

    I mean, really, he is nuts.  With the weight loss industry making billions and we are still a country with overweight people.  And those people will stay overweight because some don’t want to change their diets or exercise.  Their choice.  And that is the bottom line, it’s choice.  There are those that are trying like mad to lose weight & are either successful or not.  But it should still be their choice, not the government