Friday, September 14, 2012

Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? Sugary Drink Law

SodaI am so glad that there is a politician that is out there looking out for the best interest of the people. I want to thank New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on his very thoughtful, Hitler like move to protect New Yorkers from the evils of Big Gulps and other greater than 16 oz size sodas. This hits pretty high on the “you gotta be shitting me” scale.

The New York City health board passed the approval today and the law will go in to full effect in 6 months unless it is blocked by a judge. The buffoon Bloomberg tweeted out today NYC’s new sugary drink policy is the single biggest step any gov’t has taken to curb obesity,” he wrote. “It will help save lives.” This new policy, I find shocking on so many levels. Here is another quote from of the Medical board members that supported this, Pamela Brier, the president of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and a member of the health board, said she recognized that “there a lot of unhappy people” who oppose the plan. But she praised the health department for the proposal, saying that New Yorkers would adjust to the smaller sizes. “Over time, it does become the new norm,” she said.  images (31)

I understand obesity is an issue and especially with the children of this country. I also realize that we are only talking about soda. Right? Wrong!!! I think there is a more larger issue here that is being swept under the carpet. The dictation by the government of what you can drink. What is next? There was a party before that began restricting what their people could and could not do. They begin directing every movement in their life. They decided what goods were for sale, what you could read, what you could write, what music you could create, etc. Does it sound familiar? Kinda sounds like that radical little guy with the box moustache doesn’t it? How scary is the quote by Brier, “there is a lot of unhappy people” and “over time, it becomes the new norm.” That is scary.

Now do I feel like we are on the verge of goose stepping through the streets because of a sugary drink ban? No. But I do feel it is another right that we are giving up as Americans. I also feel that we have been doing just that, giving up rights, for quite awhile now. It is a very dangerous and slippery slope. Once you start, “overtime it becomes the new norm”. Where does it end? Our great country was founded on ideology of fighting for our freedoms. Now, we give them up one at a time.

The whole idea of a ban of this nature seems like an episode of The Family Guy and a crazy idea by Mayor West. It is another example of government thinking they know what is better for you than what you do. This is similar to the Nancy Pelosi statement in regard to the presented health care bill, “just vote for it and then we can read it later.” She might as well have said we know what is best just shut up, pass it and allow us to dictate more of your life.

I know the “purpose” of this bill is to curb obesity. I know that with all of the diet programs, workout programs, health clubs, health messages, health awareness and even our revered first lady Michelle Junk in the Trunk and her campaign against child obesity; this ban will be the thing that makes it all work. It is the final pebble on the scale of health and obesity, tipping it to the health side. It is absolutely absurd. Within this bill you buy as many 16oz beverages that you want and if you are in a restaurant you can have as many refills as you want. I love this part of it. That is like saying by getting rid of wine glasses and only having shot glasses will cure alcoholism.

To sell this bill of goods as a health issue is a steaming bucket of crap. What’s scarier than a bunch of fat people with sodas? I will tell you a country full of people that have surrendered their freedom choice and their rights to their government. Now that is scary.

Cartoon - Sugary Drink Ban

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Voter ID laws–You’re Damn Right You Should Have One

voteVoter ID laws, maybe I am just not smart enough or too blind to see the big picture on this one. I also fail to see why these laws are racist or discriminatory against the old or the poor. Someone please explain, because I don’t get it. You walk into vote, show your ID, get your ballot and off to your little booth to cast your vote. I cannot believe there are people that are against this process. I guess if you are into Chicago style politics of “vote early and often”.

I think we have all heard stories of the voting corruption that goes on in every election. The stories of voter impersonation or the number of “dead” voters that still cast a vote are talked about during every election. But thought of just walking in and saying, hey I am_________ and I am here to vote is crazy. There is a huge faction out there making the claim it is just not right to have to show your ID to vote and it is taking voter’s rights back decades if you have to. The claims that it could sway the Presidential election and the hundreds of thousands if not millions that would not be able to vote are a crock. I have a simple solution, get a freaking ID!

A quick Google search of “things I need an ID for” came back with some pretty amusing results. Here are just a few:

1. Get on an airplane

2. Get something notarized

3. Open a bank account

4. Register for college

5. Apply for Food Stamps

6. Apply for Medicaid

7. Apply for Unemployment

8. Cash a check

9. Get a mortgage

10. Get married

11. Get a job

12. Buy alcohol

13. Buy cigarettes or tobacco

14. Buy a firearm

15. Use a Credit Card

16. Rent an apartment

17. Be admitted in the hospital

18. To buy Sudafed

19. To get on an airplane

20. Enter most large office buildings

21. To get into Warner Bros., Sony Entertainment, and Universal Pictures.

22. To acquire a Visa to travel outside the country, and to re-enter the country at the border.

23. return a item to a retail store, 

24. To rent a movie

25. Join the military

26. Test drive a car

27. Get into a bar (some of us)

28. Oh yeah , to REGISTER to vote

Kinda funny isn’t it? I want to make sure we know where to come to if you don’t return your movie or if you buy too much allergy/cold medicine so I need to see you ID. What you are here to vote for the leaders of our country and the people that will make laws that we have to live by, no ID required c’mon in and do what you, whoever you are, need to do.

Wake up folks! There are some serious issues here.