March 12, 2013
The National Enquirer of Gotham City, Mortimer Zuckerman’s New York Daily News, has come down squarely on the side of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his effort to tell people what they can and cannot drink.
“In putting Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban on ice, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling did a huge disservice to the health and welfare of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers,” the newspaper opines today. “Tingling concluded that the prohibition against selling sugared beverages in containers larger than 16 ounces was both arbitrary and beyond the authority of the Board of Health, which approved the regulations” scheduled to go into effect today.
The judge deemed Bloomberg’s on high dictate outlawing large sugary drinks “arbitrary and capricious.”
Nanny Mike acted like a tyrant when he imposed the ban, arrogantly disregarding the will of his subjects. More than 60 percent of New Yorkers oppose the drink ban, according to the New York Times.
“The best science tells us that sugary drinks are a leading cause of obesity,” Bloomberg said in response to the ruling. “Some people say just talk about the problem, raise awareness… but it’s not enough to talk and it’s not enough to hope. We have a responsibility as human beings to do something.”
Bloomberg’s hand-picked Board of Health disregarded the City Council, the sole legislative body with the legal ability to enact the rule, when it empowered cops to arrest proprietors for selling what Nanny Mike has described as “empty calories.” Judge Tingling said Bloomberg fashioned an “administrative Leviathan” at the Board of Health and it would enforce rules on citizens and businesses “limited only by its own imagination.”
In response to the judge’s ruling, a squad of lawyers representing the Bloomberg administration said its Soviet of Health can tell New Yorkers what they are permitted to drink and has the imperious “legal authority and responsibility” to address obesity in the city.
In response to the ruling, Bloomberg exploited the children, a favorite tactic of autocratic overlords, including gun-grabbers. “I’ve got to defend my children, and yours, and do what’s right to save lives,” Bloomberg rationalized. “Obesity kills. There’s no question it kills.”