Nanny State Alert: We Control the Soda


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You have to love the nanny state.  They are the wonderful collection of holier-than-thou folks that know so much (certainly way more than you or I), that they have the gaia-given authority to dictate each and every aspect of our lives.

Apparently, the talking heads (useful idiots) at MSNBC are now telling us what to drink.

On MSNBC’s July 6 “Morning Joe,” Brzezinski boasted about San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s vending machine soda ban that took effect today. But Brzezinski wanted to take it a step further – not to just ban them in city vending machines, but just stop people from drinking soda altogether.

“And in San Francisco, a ban on sugary drinks in city vending machines is starting to take effect,” Brzezinski said. “That’s so great. It was issued by Mayor Gavin Newsom, my new hero, Mike Barnicle — in an effort to combat obesity and improve citizen’s health, and it will. In fact, if people would just not drink soda pop, they would be healthier and less fat.”

Perhaps Brzezinski missed irony of making this statement during her show, “Morning Joe brewed by Starbucks Coffee.” Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is regularly under attack from food police group the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). In 2002, CSPI accused the coffee of giant of “pouring food porn.”

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“We need to stop producing things like this,” Brzezinski declared.

Brzezinski also revealed her other anti-junk food sentiments, but said ultimately getting “rid of soda pop” would be suit her.

“I don’t like birthday cake,” Brzezinski said. “It’s fattening. And no cupcakes either in schools. No, just get rid of soda pop. That would make me happy. We don’t need it.”

I am impressed.  She starts by telling us how she would ban things that are bad for us.  Then, she showed great generosity by permitting us to have SOME of the things she doesn’t like.  I think I cried from gratitude.

Isn’t it great when the self appointed arbiters of all things throw us some crumbs?  I don’t know about you, but this peasant is most grateful.  Basically, the goddess has said, “let them eat cake!”

End of rant.
H/T: Newsbusters

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  • This person is your typicla liberal who isn’t happy enough living her lifestyle the way she wants to, this person will not be happy until she forces everyone to live her lifestyle. Why can’t these people live the way they want and leave the rest of us alone? Oh yeah, they are smarter than us and need to tell us what is good for us.

    • This is very closely related to the question, “If they want communism, why don’t they move to a communist country?” For me, the answer is that they want to ruin everything here. They aren’t interested in living a lifestyle or in a system for themselves, they want to make everyone else do it too. If you don’t like it, too freaking bad!

  • Hmmm, let’s see. They don’t like sodas (of which I am now partaking as I type this comment), they don’t like junk food (not guilty here), what else do they not like. There is a lot on that list, including firearms. They are good only for killing people, you see.

    Maybe I am jumping to conclusions, but if they can ban soda, because it isn’t good for us, where will they stop? I think that is the main question and it bears answering.

    • If you look at all of the proposals that the left have made over the last few years, you would be shocked. Life would look like a medieval village, minus the livestock, or religion, or patriotism.

  • Journalists… your moral and intellectual superiors!

    Love the graphic of Kathy Bates from MIsery, ha…

    • Didn’t they have a Celebrity Jeopardy with MSM folks, and they looked like idiots?

      What can I say, the image spoke to me.


  • As long as the liberal elite don’t ban pizza. No wait, I’m sure they’re already on it.

    Soon we will all live to 110, living very healthy lives without smoking or drinking. Yeah, that sounds like so much fun. I’m going out and buying a coke. It’s my protest.

    • I’m sure that there’s some group out there looking out for the rights of all mozzarella.

      They don’t want us to live to be 110. It’ll drain social security and medicare. They’ll just refuse to treat granny so she dies early anyway.

  • I think they should ban Liberal idiots from television.

    Seriously, whats next? Doughnuts? Pizza? Beer? Guns? Driving? Swimming? Sex?
    These can all be BAD and DANGEROUS. (To a Liberal… Not me)

    • Well, you’re all right until you mentioned sex. That is to be encouraged no matter how dangerous it actually can be.

      Kevin Jennings, buggery Czar, frowns upon this post.

  • I’m so tired of people seizing power under the guise of knowing what’s best for us little people.

    Hugo Chavez knows what’s best for Venezuelans too and now they have no food on the shelves and have to add flavorings to their beer.

    • “Liberalism always achieves the exact opposite of it’s stated intent.”
      Jim Quinn

  • We shall fight in SF and New York, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the blogosphere, we shall defend our soda, whatever the cost may be. We shall drink it on the beaches, we shall drink on the landing grounds, we shall drink it in the fields and in the streets, we shall drink it in the hills; we shall never surrender!

    • And I will drink it in a box and with a fox and in a house and with a mouse and here or there,
      I will drink pop anywhere. I do not like that Obama man, I do not like him, USAWatchmen.

    • Lookout Winston, the left has no regard for blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

  • The world gets more insane by the day. I starting to think secession is the only real answer.

    • Maybe, but for now, let’s smuggle soda into San Fran and sell it on street corners.

  • Heya Matt!…She starts by telling us how she would ban things that are bad for us. Then, she showed great generosity by permitting us to have SOME of the things she doesn’t like. I think I cried from gratitude…you and me both! put down that hot dog ‘fore ya get arrested! 🙂

    • …from my cold, dead hands!

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  • The progressives tried something similar because they thought they knew what was good for the people…it was call prohibition. Yeah that worked out well. Great post Matt!

    • It’ll go with foodstuffs just like it went with alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes. If there is a demand, someone will come along to fill it.