'Nanny Bloomberg' Wears A Dress In Full-Page NY Times Ad...

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    I have to admit i'm pretty surprised to see this in a Socialist/Progressive-run Newspaper like the NY Times. Kudos to them on this one.


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    Critics of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will relish opening a copy of Saturday’s New York Times.

    The paper will feature a full-page color ad of Hizzoner wearing a dress, under the banner “The Nanny.”

    The ad, paid for by the Center for Consumer Freedom, targets Bloomberg for his health-related proposal to ban the sale of sugared soft drinks in servings larger than 16 ounces.

    “Today” show host Matt Lauer told Bloomberg Friday that his proposal “sounds ridiculous” — especially since City Hall deemed it appropriate to celebrate Friday as “National Doughnut Day.”

    “It doesn’t sound ridiculous,” Bloomberg responded. He claimed he merely wants to promote moderation — something he also advocates, but has taken no action to enforce, for doughnut consumption.

    At least one company isn’t pleased with Bloomberg’s anti-soda proposal. Fast-food giant McDonald’s tweeted Friday, “@MikeBloomberg We trust our customers to make the choices that are best for them.”

    “What’s next?” the Times ad asks. “Limits on the width of a pizza slice, size of a hamburger or amount of cream cheese on your bagel?” The Center for Consumer Freedom is food industry-funded, but has long advocated for personal responsibility and less government control over food and beverages.

    Bloomberg has long been an object of scorn from libertarian-minded constituents who, among other things, despise his ongoing quest to stomp out cigarette smoking.

    'Nanny Bloomberg' wears a dress in full-page New York Times ad | The Daily Caller
     
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    Nearly everyone thinks this is absurd. Heath Nazis are a tribe of their own. They should all just move to San Francisco where they can live healthy eating vegan gruel, shooting smack and having unprotected butt sex.
     
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    You know the complaint by some that we should just stay out of the business of Wisconsin? That local politics should not become national spectacle?
     
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    That right there is funny, I don't care who you are.
     
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    Nice to see "both" sides of the Political fence find this disturbing.
     
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    It is kind of stupid, people who are outside all day, such as myself, depend on on plus sized drinks.
     
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    What's next for Big Brother? Shutting down kids' lemonade stands? Oh wait...
     
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    Some do, but there are still a lot of Nanny/Police Staters out there who support this.
     
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    Kudos to Bloomberg. Most people either lack the information or just don't have the interest to take care of themselves. It takes a Village

    Bloomy knows best
     
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    :)
     

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