At AMC Loews Village 7 theater in the East Village, Saul Farber, 27, called the ruling a “victory for personal freedom” as he sipped soda from a recently purchased 44-ounce cup.
By Gary P Jackson
As you know, New York City’s megalomaniac Mayor, Michael Bloomberg thinks he’s been appointed to run every facet of his citizens’ lives, including what they eat and drink. [Not that this makes Bloomberg any different than any other democrat]
One of the things Nanny Bloomberg sought to do was ban soft drinks larger that 16 ounces. The courts have told him no.
Sarah Palin tweeted this in support of the judge’s ruling:
From the Wall Street Journal:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was dealt a stinging blow on Monday when a state Supreme Court Judge quashed his plan to ban the sale of large sugary drinks in the city’s restaurants and other venues.
The judge ruled the regulations are “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences,” noting how there would be uneven enforcement within a single city block. The regulations didn’t affect the Big Gulp at 7-11 because supermarkets and convenience stores are regulated by the state, not the city.
He wrote that regulations exclude other beverages that have significantly higher concentrations of sugar sweeteners and calories on “suspect grounds.” The regulations don’t limit patrons from getting refills; that provision, the judge said, appears to “gut the purpose of the rule.“
Of course, Bloomberg, the hysterical democrat dictator wannabe that he is, had this to say:
“It would be irresponsible not to try to do everything we can to save lives,” said Mr. Bloomberg, who earlier in the day called for jurisdictions across the nation to follow suit.
He left out the old democrat standby “for the children” an oversight on his speechwriter’s part, I’m sure!
No word on when Mayor Bloomberg is going to ban abortions in New York City. Pretty sure abortions kill a hell of a lot more people than Big Gulps do! Do it Mayor, that really would be for the children!
Read more of Bloomberg’s liberal idiocy here.
The New York Daily News did it’s editorializing about this victory for Liberty and Freedom right on it’s front page:
As Shawn and Gus would say: