Uh. Evidently, being a Smarter Than You ™, freedom-infringing nanny is not too much of an inconvenience for him. However, actually being smart apparently is.

We guess he is getting fierce push-back on his ridiculous proposed soda ban.¬†Even McDonald’s weighed in on that.¬†Because that absurd “stop being so inconvenienced by buying two sodas, freedom bitter clingers” tweet was a follow-up to this equally nonsensical, yet loathsome, tweet by Nanny Bloomberg.

The facts tell us that you are an idjit. Why don’t you worry about that rather than feeling as if you are so smarty pants that you have the right to try to save people from themselves? How about a little more saving yourself from your own stupidity?

Twitter once again hands out an awesome teachable moment.

https://twitter.com/veracity81/status/209712154159493120

Bingo. Andy Levy for the win.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/GRHammersmith Alaskan

    @AndyLevy “It’s not about soda. It’s about your loathsome notion that the citizens of NYC are your children.”
    Wait, is there an inheritance involved? If so I’m down with < 16 ounces. In fact for the right amount I'll drink from a toddler's cup.

  • Armando

    Everybody is criticizing them, but what are you proposing? personal responsibility is not working…

    • SuperFash

      I suggest nothing as I am nobody’s keeper.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        I’m with you!
        Why is it ANYONE’S job or responsibility to have to propose ANYTHING to control the lives of other people who are just drinking a soda. No, I DON’T have anything to propose because I don’t CARE what sodas other people drink. When all you are harming is yourself, I become quite the Libertarian.

        • Armando

          They are harming also my wallet, since I need to subsidize the costs of health care for diabetics and people with other conditions derived from obesity.

          • $21755419

            By your reasoning the government can regulate and control every aspect of your life. Sex? Sure. STD care and unwanted children are a drain on you wallet. Personal spending? Sure. When people spend too much and turn to government for assistance that is a drain on your wallet. Video Gaming? Sure. Some people spend too much time indoors playing XBox instead of exercising and that leads to a drain on you wallet. Grocery buying? Sure. Some people buy nothing but just and that leads to a drain on your wallet. Beach vacations? Alcohol consumption? Sure. It can lead to liver problems and obesity.

            It’s really scary than some people think like you do.

            “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience”

            C.S. Lewis

          • Armando

            If you are going to want subsidized health care provided by society, the least you can do is to follow the rules that are asked of you.

            These principles have already been applied , where people receiving government assistance get them in exchange of modifying their conduct.

          • rjriediger

            Your computer use contributes to eye strain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and a sedentary lifestyle, which harms my wallet. The government should must limit your computer use.

          • Armando

            Or, the current health programs should not subsidize the conditions that I get from abusing the computer…

          • ExNuke

            You and I only subsidize the costs of health care for diabetics and people with other conditions derived from obesity because of the government gun to our heads. After all the BS is said they only get our money because they threaten to kill us if we don’t pay up. Extortion is extortion whether it’s the local gang or the government.

          • Armando

            That is true as well, but we were the ones giving them the gun: We voted them into office.

          • seanmahair

            Some times it would be refreshing if people did a little research before they go off half cocked. Diabetes is not caused by sugary soft drinks or candy or chips or what ever else you think people shouldn’t eat. It may not help but it’s not the one and only cause. Maybe we should stop giving health care to everyone and just let the sick die. No more transplants, no more tests, no more IV’s, no more intensive care, no more chemo. Just haul the ill out onto the concrete and let them die. Or better yet let’s find a way to test if a fetus is carrying genes that predispose one to certain illnesses and abort them. That way
            only the strong would survive and the gene pool would be filled with those who “deserve” to live and you’re wallet would be safe ………….or did I take your comments the wrong way. We sick people have a hard time understanding the facts of life, you know. After all we obviously can’t have made the proper decisions other wise we wouldn’t be sick.

          • Armando

            There are always genetic predispositions, but most of the diseases and conditions that we as a society are paying for, are lifestyle related.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

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          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            This is only in place because…well…the government forced it there. You aren’t subsidizing to these people, its being given to them by a bunch of bleeding heart moral crusaders who think they know better than you, and how to better spend YOUR money.

            Sorry for the below, seemed to post thrice instead of once.

          • Armando

            The worse thing is that it doesn’t work, and it has the country in debt. The current programs are not working at maintaining people healthy, and are the costliest in the world.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            They’re not the ‘costliest’ in the world. Stop pulling random claims out of thin air. The programs currently in place are private organizations that give people a choice in what coverage they want. They do so buy offering you the ability to pay for one or more “packages” with a different forms of cover. Some companies even let you build your own custom package. The best thing? It DOES work. But with the series of regulations they now have adhere to, imposed by the likes of Clinton and Obama, they have to charge more to continue coverage in the face of these restraints.

            Once again the problem isn’t the people. its the government.

      • AaronHarrisinAlaska

        This, a million, billion, trillion, times this.

    • SpaceRacer423

      personal responsibility would work great if you allowed people to suffer the consequences of their actions. How about we end subsiding stupidity by stopping government healthcare?

      • Armando

        This is true. The problem is that no politician is going to end these subsidies any time soon… People will continue to smoke, drink big sodas and get lung cancer and diabetes that we will all pay for.

        Being that the case, we should try to prevent them from doing that, until the subsidies for lifestyle diseases and conditions can be removed.

        • SpaceRacer423

          So the solution to oppressive overreaching government is …more oppressive overreaching government??

          Sounds like justifying bad behavior with bad behavior.

          I say we elect a better politician,
          or allow voters to suffer the costs of continuing to elect liars and crooks.

          • Armando

            Not being able to buy big sodas, is allowing voters to suffer the costs of electing liars and crooks, right?

          • SpaceRacer423

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          • SpaceRacer423

            actually, yes. NYC is getting exactly what they asked for.
            An over-reaching lefty government.
            That doesnt mean they have to support this move.
            Its America. Citizens have to right to be critical of their government….for now.

        • donwalk

          “Being that the case, we should try to prevent them from doing that,”………… So the proposal is to not allow them to purchase a large soda, but to encourage them to purchase a 16oz soda with unlimited, free refills? Maybe we can encourage them to stop purchasing large sodas by offering them a “Government Paid For” donut with the purchase of a 16 oz soda with NO REFILLS! The if we find out that they did obtain a free refill we could force them to return the donut, after the fact.
          That way we have control of everyone’s health AND we have instituted a new phase to the recycling program.

        • AaronHarrisinAlaska

          ” we should try to prevent them from doing that, until the subsidies for lifestyle diseases and conditions can be removed.”

          No, we shouldn’t. We should all be adults and let other adults make their own life decisions and mistakes. Christ, every time I see a line like that I’m reminded of the big robot head from iRobot.

          • Armando

            The problem is that they make their own decisions and mistakes, and then go to the government to subsidize their health care.

            In that case it’s more like adolescents, that want to be adults to do whatever they want, and children when there are consequences.

    • http://www.spacecoastconservative.com/ SpaceCoastConservative.com

      Freedom. That’s what I suggest. Pure, plain freedom.

      • Armando

        How would it be implemented?

        • AaronHarrisinAlaska

          The same way our ancestors implemented it when the British tried squashing it.

        • http://www.spacecoastconservative.com/ SpaceCoastConservative.com

          Getting rid of bureaucracy; cutting the number of laws by 90%; getting rid of confiscatory taxes; deleting permits for everything (Blinking yet? If not the next one will do it.); teaching kids in school about freedom — how to live it, how our Founding Fathers set it up, what it means to them, what the OPPOSITE of Freedom is (our current situation), what the repurcussions are of your own actions and decisions, how to THINK and use REASON AND LOGIC instead of “feeling” and dependency.

          FREEDOM. It’s what your country wants and was founded upon.

    • SDN

      Personal responsibility is not being allowed to work, and socialists like you are responsible. You create the justification for slavery and then impose it.

      • Armando

        You are the one voting them into power…

  • stuckinIL4now

    Facts? What are these facts Gloomy keeps talking about? The only fact here is that people who keep voting for Nanny Gloomy are incredibly stupid and that’s why he keeps proposing these feckless, superfluous bans. Like there aren’t hundreds of other ways we humans can cause national health catastrophes, or kill ourselves.

  • $21755419

    Little Jimmy Norton!! No one noticed on of the best comedians chimed in?

  • RightWingNutter

    As I sip slowly and blissfully on my 64 oz soda I’ll meditate upon the fact that YOU FOOLS ELECTED THIS JOKER 3 TIMES! Here in CA we managed to boot a Governor who in his leftyness and incompetence was an Obama without the charisma. His replacement couldn’t roll over the Assembly and so ended ineffectively. However the Walker recall seems to be failing, so what precedent there is seems to be on the side of ridding the body politic of lefties, not conservatives. Can’t New York recall this bozo? If not then maybe you deserve the government you’ve got. Like us here in CA under the 3rd term of Governor Moonbeam.

  • SDN

    Someone ought to remind Mayor Bloomberg that the facts also tell us that tyrants eventually come to messy and painful ends.

  • Fred Zanfardino

    I like how Bloomberg backs up his claim by quoting his own website and his own junk science studies. That’s real convincing, cherry pick statistics from your own biased city officials and interest groups. Also, did he ever think the problem might be a lack of physical activity, especially considering NYC is a dense urban area? Hmmm?

    Also, I like the moron who compared McDonald’s statement to “something a tobacco company might say.” No, it’s something millions of other individuals and businesses who don’t feel compelled to boss other people around and don’t consider everyone else to be a dumbass might say. What an asinine attempt at equivalency,