Due to the (not so) wonderful Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, Texas is looking more and more appealing for those on Glenn’s staff that are still working in the New York office… What’s Mayor Bloomberg up to this time? Just the banning of selling soda larger than 16oz at ballparks, delis, and restaurants.
That’s right, the next time you go to a Yankees game feel free to purchase that 20oz beer (if you’re 21, of course), but keep your sugar hands away from the soda!
This morning, Glenn took note that why many on the right are lambasted for using the “slippery slope” analogy when it comes to progressive policies, it’s hard to ignore the government trying to control your diet was one warning about Obamacare that was given by many on the right.
“If you're going to be responsible for everybody's health – If I have to pay for your heart attack, then as an administrator I have to be responsible on how much exercise you get, and what you eat,” Glenn said.
What was Mayor Bloomberg’s reason for the new soda ban? The reason that progressives regulate everything – they know best and people are too stupid to make their own choices when it comes to health. Here is what he had to say:
“We've got to do something about this. Everybody is wringing their hands, saying we've got to do something. Well, here is a concrete thing. You can still buy large bottles in stores but in a restaurant 16 ounces is the maximum that they would be able to serve in 1 cup. If you want to order 2 cups at the same time, that's fine. It's your choice. We're not taking away anybody's right to do things. We're simply forcing you to understand that you have to make a conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup.”
“That’s the most incredible statement I've heard from an American politician – force you to understand,” Glenn said.
Unlike Mayor Bloomberg, Glenn has faith in the American people. “The positive on this is Americans will find a way around it,” Glenn told listeners. “We always do.”
Glenn went on to explain that while we are on a slippery slope, as close as we are to sliding down it, the progressives have once again overplayed their hand. He explained that President Obama has been as bad, if not worse, for our country than Woodrow Wilson was. Americans are waking up and the American spirit and our ideals are rejecting the bitterness and class-warfare this president has been using to try and rally support and stir the pot.
What's bred into Americans is a spirit that can't be quenched – a spirit of fundamental fairness that we do believe in equal justice under the law. We don't Judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. We do understand that capitalism when it is corrupt is bad. But it's not capitalism; it’s corruption that’s bad. We understand when a President is lying to us. We understand when senators or congressman are lying to us,” Glenn said. “America has turned the corner. They had their chance. And I believe they've blown it.”
One example of this can be seen with backlash from Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban all across Twitter today. Some of Glenn’s staff and Glenn himself took to the “twitterverse” to let Mayor Bloomberg know how much his regulations were influencing their decisions today…
“By the way, I'm tweeting a picture of me with soda that's more than 16 ounces and I'm tweeting it for Mayor Bloomberg, because you're the best, Mayor Bloomberg,” Glenn joked this morning. “When I get back to Texas, I'm going to take a picture of me with a loaded handgun and a 32, maybe 64-ounce soda. In fact, I may do Monday's show from Texas with the loaded handgun and the soda, a stick of butter, and lots of salt, just for Mayor Bloomberg.”
Dan Andros, who some long-time listeners may remember from radio, joined in on the fun.
Want to join in on the fun? Tweet a picture of you and your big gulp using #Soda4Bloomberg.