Boomberg’s pet health board has approved the Soda Ban. Somehow I’m not surprised. However I found something even more interesting than Bloomberg’s galactic nanny state ego. Check out the very first line of the article:
Seeking to reduce runaway obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, the first restriction of its kind in the country.
That’s interesting because I grew up in a foreign country called America. I was taught that there are three branches of government; legislative (which make the laws), executive (which enforces the laws), and judicial (which interprets the laws). Most state governments follow suit and the concept is supposed to trickle all the way down to little insignificant jurisdictions like Bloomberg’s playpen.
The funny thing is that I don’t recall ever hearing about the fourth and unstoppable branch of government called the Board of Health. I’m pretty sure I’d have remembered Board of Health if they had Constitutional (or State) authority over what I eat for lunch.
I guess it just goes to show; we have empirical evidence that the people who live in New York City are lardasses and lesser beings who cannot think clearly enough to feed themselves. It’s a wonder they’re allowed to walk the streets lest they get lost and start crying. Kudos to the unelected Board of Health for controlling the subjects of Gotham as they mismanage their little childlike lives. Also to King Bloomberg for improvising when the voluntary actions of free citizens might hinder his unquestionably superior world view.
I already mentioned this in June:
Hat tip to Days of our Trailers.
P.S. The City of New York is in debt for $73.5 Billion or $8,763 per New Yorker. Nothing to see here. Move along.