Obesity up 25% in NYC despite Nanny Bloomberg’s policies

In spite of Nanny Bloomberg’s best efforts, New York City Health Department records now show that obesity rates have skyrocketed 25% since Bloomberg took office in 2002.

According to the New York Post:

Reduce the obesity rate in New York City? Fat chance!

More New Yorkers than ever are living large, despite Nanny Bloomberg’s war on sugary drinks and fast foods, statistics obtained by The Post reveal.

The city’s obesity rate among adults has skyrocketed 25 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office in 2002, city Health Department figures show.

That year, nearly one in five New Yorkers was considered obese. Now almost one in four is.

Glenn, who just so happens to be broadcasting from New York City this week, found this sorry statistic fascinating.

“Now, this I find interesting because we don't have any trans fats here in New York,” Glenn said. “We don't have big sodas. We don't have all of the salt. They posted the calorie count on the menus. We have all of it. And obesity is up by 25%.

“How can that be,” Pat asked.

“Now it's almost like none of that crap works. It's almost like [that] but it's not,” Glenn explained. “It's something entirely different. Bloomberg just hasn't done enough. That's what it is, Pat. He just hasn't done enough.”

Obviously it hasn’t been enough to ban smoking, trans fats, salt, sugary drinks. Maybe if we just remove items that make people fat from menus all together, as Pat suggested, we could solve the epidemic. Or there is always another option.

“Can I tell you something? If he was just allowed to kill fat people, we would be fine. There wouldn't be a problem. Seriously, first thing on the chalkboard today: Bloomberg needs to kill fat people. But not with a gun. Well, I mean, it could be a licensed gun. The city should have guns. But fat people shouldn't be having guns,” Glenn joked. “I just wanted to put that down. I mean, we have a lot to cover today, and I want to make sure that we remember all of it. First thing that we learn today: Bloomberg can/should kill fat people.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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