Oh, yum: Remember NYC's ban on supersized sugary drinks? Beverage manufacturers are suing them over it!
H'mm, wasn't Mayor Bloomberg all in favor of suing firearms manufacturers when choirboys* in the Big Apple misused their products? How's it feel when the glove is on the other foot?
Me, I think mebbe we otta all put down the fast-food feedbag and back slowly away -- but I want to convince you to do it of your own free will, not hector businesses with the threat of arrest looming because some salt-crazed Mayor has got his bloomers in a twist.
* All youthful criminals, no matter who they are, come equipped with some relative or neighbor to tell the TV cameras what a good child they'd been, right up until yesterday. Once -- just once -- I want to see some grizzled old grandmother look straight into the the camera and say, "That kid was no darned good. We all knew he was going to get into serious trouble sooner or later." But no, every last one sang to little old ladies and helped the choir across the street and always ate their galoshes when it rained spinach. I'd wonder if it was fluoride (oh, Mr. Kuuuuuu-brick!) but you know some percentage of young adult offenders drink nothing but well water. --Makes me wonder where the "He was such a good boy" adults were back when it could've made a difference.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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