Friday, June 1, 2012

Who's Your Sugar Daddy?

"Nanny" Bloomberg is. He wants to ban super-sized soft drinks but, mystifyingly, is agog over National Donut Day (which, in NYC includes the unveiling of the largest Entenmann's donuts ever measuring foot all around). In so doing, is he not sending the kids (many of whom are grown-ups) a mixed message? Not at all, claims a Bloomy flunky:
At a press conference announcing the soda ban proposal today, one reporter (judging by the video, it sounds like Marcia Kramer) asked Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs about the Donut Day proclamation, and whether it muddled the mayor's message on sugar. “The work of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reflects the mayor’s public health agenda,” Gibbs declared. "The celebratory events, the naming days in honor of individuals or items, or frivolities that are fun and [bring] exceptional joy are quite distinct from a public health agenda."
Got that? You're allowed to be "frivolous" by public decree, but not to drink what you'd like on your own. (Hate to throw flat soda on the micro-management, but what's to stop someone from buying 16 ounce sodas sequentially? In which case, they would end up consuming more--not less--sugar.)

Thanks, Dad.

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