Thursday, January 1, 2009

Please don't drink the cola (but pass the Kool-Aid)

9 comments:

Maspethian said...

I am impressed by the insidious way in which this is done. Today it is fat kids. Fat kids suffer, right? Do you like seeing fat kids suffer? Take away their can of Coke.

Tomorrow it will be adults. Go after anything deemed 'fatty'. Fat is 'bad'. Fat causes heart disease. Tax fat! Fifteen years ago they would have taxed calories. Now its fat. You don't like watchin people die of heart attacks right in front of you, do you?

But wait, no, not fat, tax carbs. Carbs are the debbull. Carbs are fat. TAX CARBS!!!

And the NYC Health Officials, I guess are sure that the deoxyribonuleicpolymorphase acid we see in the low fat/low carb/low cal processed foods we see are completely healthy. No need to tax it.....yet.

Tax iPods for heraring loss, knives and ovens for kitchen injuries, small print for vision loss and on and on and on. Tax high heels for ankle injuries and jeans for chafing.

All this from a city that cannot maintain pothole ridden streets and vermin infested subways.

I have to admit something good about the City. At least the illegal immigrants can read their City benefit details in just about any language spoken on the globe.

faster340 said...

None of these obesity issue's have anything to do with the lack of exercise do they? They talk about obesity in the 60's and 70's as not as much a problem as it is today.

How many kids/adults stay home and play video games now? I used to be outside all the time playing and was hardly ever in the house. Now no one ever goes out or does anything. Look at TV now too... 1000's of channels when there used to be 2-13... Who needs to go outside for entertainment anymore when you can sit on the couch and be entertained and not have to break a sweat...

I think they are focusing on the wrong things associated with obesity. Coke has been around for a LONG time and now they have found a way to blame it for making people fat.

They won't tax TV or video games or anything like that because it's a much bigger entity than soda and sweet drinks and would be too much trouble!

It's not coke making people fat. People do that on their own just fine.

Get outside and do something! Go get some exercise go for a walk etc. etc. Take the video games away from your kids, turn the TV off etc. etc...

These people have no clue!

Anonymous said...

It does not matter if they are correct or effective. All that matters to liberals is the intention. They will all sit around and say how enlightened they are for helping the fat kids. They always know what is right. Then they implement and end up hurting the persons they say they are helping, but it does not matter just move on to the next feel good program so they can all sit around and pat each other on the back and say how smart they are. Just look at this guy, in his mind he has it all figured out!

georgetheatheist said...

Why was he promoting fattening milk?

My calcium intake for decades comes through powdered skim milk. (Much, much cheaper too.)

Anonymous said...

I suppose drinking juice is too plain PC for you folk?Try organic juice.Darn tweeders and there MTV....

Do you have your own brains?

Maspethian said...

"They won't tax TV or video games or anything like that because it's a much bigger entity than soda and sweet drinks and would be too much trouble."

Do you accept the premise that government should be in the business of controlling and manipulating individual behavior to promote an abstract 'social good'? I am more offended by the perceived NEED to tax than the tax itself, as ridiculously arbitrary as it is.

faster340 said...

"Do you accept the premise that government should be in the business of controlling and manipulating individual behavior to promote an abstract 'social good'?"

That's not the point I was making. They won't tax something as large as the entertainment business because they put too much money into the pockets of big government already to get what they want.

The government we have now has absolutely no imagination regarding thow to financially run things. They think that taxing everything is the key! They would recoup a LOT of cash by just collecting what is already owed and not looking the other way. There are a number of countries that owe us a lot through past war debt, collect that! By not giving out some kind of cash infusion to everybody who says they are in need. By stopping this so called war that's been costing so much every month.

This so called health official on this video is full of shit! He has a LOT to gain financially and in regard to recognition. Of course he will say what he thinks they (government) want to hear.

Today's government and big business are FULL OF SHIT! They market to the masses via psychological babble because todays masses will unfortunately listen to it instead of getting off their asses and going outside for entertainment.

Rick Wingnut said...

I'll give you my Coke when you take it from my cold, dead hands.

Anonymous said...

Dont like being told what to drink and eat?Enjoy your Monsanto ADM chemical filled foods that is not presented in the label.Liberals dont care what you want to put in your body.Im no right wing pass the blame type thats for sure.Its a dumb tax and it doesnt speak for the liberals.Genetically altered food does speak for the right though and pesticides in the cell structure that are not printed on the label.Its your choice.
You'll be taxed by both sides and theyll blame the other.Nothing new under the sun.