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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Super Size Me....Not In New York

Well, it's official.  A short time ago I wrote about New York City and their crusade against unhealthy foods and drinks.  Today, The Big Apple banned super-sized sugary drinks in restaurants.  The NYC Board of Health, which by the way are all appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg easily approved the rule which limits soda and other sugary drinks to 16 ounces.  Assuming this Nazi like edict is not challenged in court, the super sized soft drink will go by the waste side in about six months.  Eight members voted yes, none opposed, and one board member, Sixto R. Caro, a doctor, abstained after saying he remained "skeptical" about how much good the rule would do to curb obesity.  It seems that Mayor Bloomberg is going on a personal crusade to fight obesity in his city.  In public comments that preceded the board’s vote, critics accused the city of failing to spend money to ensure kids in poor, urban areas most affected by diabetes and other weight-related issues have after-school recreation programs or parks in which to exercise. They also said the rule would add to New York’s image as a "pansy" state where the mayor has imposed several health-related changes that have changed the face and ways of America’s largest city.

If you remember, in 2008 New York became the first major city to force large restaurant chains to include calorie counts on menus. Last year, they banned smoking in most public areas, including beaches, parks and pedestrian plazas. In 2006, it passed the nation’s first law requiring restaurants to drastically cut the use of artificial trans fats in prepared food.  Many of these laws have been adopted by other states such as Pennsylvania.  Bloomberg's jihad on fat came about when the city found out that 58 percent of New Yorkers are overweight or obese, and nearly 40 percent of the city’s public school children are obese or overweight. Supporters of the soda rule blame the fizzy drinks for much of the problem, saying Americans consume an average of 40 gallons a year.  "It’s time to face the facts: Obesity is one of America’s most deadly problems, and sugary beverages are a leading cause of it," Bloomberg said last week, after announcing that Weight Watchers had thrown its support behind the soda rule.  On a side note, the rule does not affect grocery stores, which are controlled by the state.  AHHHHH here we have it!

Call me cynical, but doesn't this law impede my right to drink a "Big Gulp" or a "Super Slushy".  Hell, if I want to slam down a mega blaster soda I should have the right to do so.  Our founding fathers are turning over in their graves to look for an extra large coke.  What's next, are they going to close all of the fast food joints in New York?  Are they going to make mandatory exercise periods throughout the day?  As of right now, I can't smoke a cigar at the bowling alley or at a baseball game and soon it will be no large sodas.  I have had enough of the government taxing the crap out of me and then telling me what I can and can't do.  If all goes to these lilly livered health nuts plans, booze will be next and that is where I draw the line.  I can see it now, Prohibition 2014 sponsored by The Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  Take me out back now and shoot me.    

1 comment:

  1. I did a couple of YouTube postings on this subject that I thought I would share with you.