Sen. Dick Durbin unveils new energy policy: ban 5-hour energy drinks

Watch out, Nanny Bloomberg — you have competition. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin took to the Senate floor this afternoon to address his energy (drink) policy, and that policy is a ban on the drinks. It’s the continuation of a crusade he began last spring; perhaps a couple of energy drinks might move things along so the Senate could move forward with some other important business.

More people than that die protecting the U.S. consulate in just one day. Aren’t you relieved to know that Senator Durbin is looking out for lives here at home?


Red Bull may no longer give you wings if Sen. Durbin gets his way

  • Michael Vezie

    Clearly he doesn’t want people listening to him, as it’s impossible to listen to him without aid of energy drinks.

    • Maria

      Or alcohol.

      • SpinMeNot

        Sen. Dick Durbin takes the floor to speak, and liquor sales in bars across the nation skyrockets.

        See, two dems that are doing their bit to help the economy. 😀

        • Maria

          About time!

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Good job Dick, that’s the best advertising for 5 hour energy drink you could possibly have given them………….. now……….off to ban pop rocks, mentos and soda so people’s stomach’s don’t explode……….

    • HannahJK

      What better way to get the kiddies to want to use your product than showing an old fart trying to ban it? They probably insisted on providing the prop!

      • SineWaveII

        Durbin is a jackass

  • Joel A. Edge

    Well at least they got that polar bear carcass legislation done. Maybe they’ll work their way around to something IMPORTANT.

  • Steve_J

    When political “leaders” are seriously discussing issues like this; the world knows the United States is no longer a serious country.

  • FreedomRecon

    Budget? Shmudget. We have way more important things to discuss here on the Senate floor. Now about these energy drinks…….

  • Emily B

    And, once again, I’m embarrassed to admit I’m from Illinois…


      Yes… Same name as well! LOL

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        • $22091572

          dont be so hard on yourself lol.. Dicks a Dick..hey.. if you live in North Il.. move south.. nothing there but at least you can be close to people with brains in Missouri, Kentucky.. hmmm.. lol.. ok maybe not Kentucky.

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  • TugboatPhil

    Wow! The comments closed up on the Obama/Staten Island thread. Must have gotten pretty lively in there1

  • FreedomRecon

    Where is streetiebird to advocate for more of his/hers tax dollars going for important things like this?

    • SpinMeNot

      Really, do you have to extend an invitation to her … she’s a bit like the big water roaches where I live … you know she’s lurking somewhere, and it gives you the willies ..

      • FreedomRecon

        Lol true and sorry spin, sorry everyone. Flying roaches? You must live in either TX or FL lol

        • Maria

          Or Hawaii! Man we had HUGE flying cockroaches! We have em here in Nevada too.

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      • Maria

        streetiebird AKA streetiewalker is a chick? Whoa, I thought it was a dude, it sure acts like a dude.

        • SpinMeNot

          I’ve seen several folks referring to Streetie as being a gal; and to be honest, it helps me think of her as such .. the thought of streetie as a guy is just not something I want to contemplate.

          • Maria

            Liberal guys are basically the lowest form of woman (yes, they are even under Liberal women, which is hard to fathom), though, so your thoughts are essentially correct even IF it identifies genetically as male, which we’re not sure of. I am surprised Liberal guys are not asking for birth control pills too for themselves–oh and free tampons, again, for themselves.

  • SpinMeNot

    This sort of thing is just more evidence that the democrats are the new face of corporatist fascism. They people are too stupid to help themselves, put them on welfare/assistance. They are too stupid to realize that anything in excess is bad for them, ban it. Thugs with no education, and no hope don’t kill people, that handgun they stole or purchased illegally does. Take the guns from the people that acquire them legally.

    At what point will even the dimmest of the dim realize what is going on? When is our Kristalnacht?

  • FreedomRecon

    Hmmm double post….odd

  • jagsted

    This is a petition to limit the terms of Congress!

  • stuckinIL4now

    Could we just ban ol’ Dick lyin’ sack’o’Durbin? It’s too bad IL voter’s are too immensely idiotic and it’s political climate so corrupt that they won’t kick his lazy deadbeat libturd a$$ to the curb in 2014.

  • peteee363

    i would be more impressed if he was to introduce a bill banning incumbent politicians!

  • tessaprn

    OMG this is what this country finds to be of importance!! Now the government needs to regulate how much caffeine the people are ALLOWED to have!

    • SineWaveII

      . It’s a vitamin mix designed to help you get the most energy out of your meal. It has Niacin, Vita. B6, Folic Acid, Vita. B12, and a little sodium. No caffeine.

      Update: My bad, it does contain caffeine the company just doesn’t list it on the bottle. According to The daily caller they are under investigation by the FDA for possibly contributing to deaths.
      My mistake and my apologies to senator Durbin, (even though I still don’t like the guy. But like a broken clock, he’s apparently right about this.)

  • Maria

    He’ll fail. What a loser.

  • TWG2A

    Nanny durban doesn’t appreciate the fact that 5hr Energy has partnered with a anti-planned parenthood group to fight breast cancer. Typical commie… attack attack attack. durban ought to focus on a BUDGET and leave these companies alone.

  • Right Wired

    Mama Cass died eating a ham sandwich. Are we gonna ban those next?

  • medicinewomantwo

    So I guess it’s a good thing StarF*&^s donated so much money to Obama PACs or they would be next on the hit list since their products have about twice as much caffeine.

  • medicinewomantwo

    So I guess it’s a good thing StarF*&^s donated so much money to Obama PACs or they would be next on the hit list since their products have about twice as much caffeine.