NY Times – New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March. The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores. “Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, ‘Oh, this is terrible,’ ” Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview on Wednesday in City Hall’s sprawling Governor’s Room. “New York City is not about wringing your hands; it’s about doing something,” he said. “I think that’s what the public wants the mayor to do.”
Bloomberg are you out of your fucking Jew Tyrant mind? You tryna tell me I can’t even get a 20 oz soda anymore after this shit kicks in? Get the fuck out of here. 12 ounce cans of soda are just the worst. You basically have to ration your drink throughout your entire meal in order to make sure you have a nice big gulp at the end to wash everything down. That fucking sucks. I need at least 20 ounces to know that I can sip freely throughout my whole meal and rest assured I’ve got enough to last.
And more importantly, this is New York and the last time I checked New York is in America. So if I wanna get a 64 ounce soda at the movie theater while I chow down on my barrel of popcorn smothered in “butter flavoring” dispensed from a machine while I sit down to watch my 13 dollar blockbuster with explosions and tits, then I should be able to fucking do so. I ain’t fat. Not my fault the Fats can’t control their insulin and their metabolism and are obese as fuck. Just because some people have shitty genes or zero will power and can’t control their weight doesn’t mean the rest of us need to go thirsty drinking out of Dixie cups.