City Pushes Large Soft Drink Ban

Tallahassee, FL --- June 1, 2012

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, selling soft drinks and coffees more than 16 ounces will be banned in his city. This includes movie theaters, restaurants, and even sports arenas like Yankee Stadium.

This has some Tallahassee residents shocked.

"I'm absolutely appalled and amazed that anybody would think that in America that we should make laws concerning anything so ridiculous," said Becky Thomas.

"I don't think they should be tellin' us how much to consume, but I guess if it's healthier, hey why not," said Daniel Fountain.

In Florida, school officials are trying to ban all soda vending machines on school grounds in an effort to fight childhood obesity.

"What we're hoping to do is get parents and children to make good choices, healthier choices and modify their behaviors so that we don't have to pass policies like outlawing giant size beverages," said Sheila Costigan, executive director of the Leon County Schools Foundation.

If you're worried about the size of that next soda or coffee in the state of Florida, there's no need to worry because legislation is not on the books for next session yet.

The link below tells more about the 95210 initiative in Leon County.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2012 at 03:49 PM
    That is about the stupidest thing i have ever heard in my entire life!! Why not ban the idiot woman who almost hit a car when she turned into walmart yesterday because she was texting????? Do something smart for a change. I believe this country is being 'run' by a bunch of goofs.
  • by I.M. Serious on Jun 2, 2012 at 03:17 PM
    When they came for five gallon flush toilets, I didn't speak up. When they came for the high trans fat foods, I didn't speak up. Even when they came for the common table salt, I didn't speak up. Now, they come for my 32 ounce soda pops....and there's no one left to speak up. I'll give up my high capacity drink cup when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
  • by Very scary- this adminstration is way out of controll on Jun 2, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    This is our country becoming socialist under this administration. They pay for your healthcare, but now they are going to control your lifestyle what you eat, what you do for fun ect.....Everybody needs to cloth and feed their own children and every body needs to find and employer to pay for their healthcare as part of their benefit package or work for them selves and pay for their own healthcare. But if the government is going to pay for it they are going to want to control your lifestyle to control their cost. That is just how it is.
  • by Vote SMART Location: Everywhere on Jun 2, 2012 at 04:35 AM
    People in New York City deserve this foolishness, they voted this idiot in office - you should happily live with the consequences when you think voting doesnt matter.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2012 at 03:56 AM
    If the fatties were intelligent enough to make their own decisions then they wouldn't be fat and we wouldn't need this kind of government restriction.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Jun 2, 2012 at 02:58 AM
    No wonders folks are moving out of NYC in droves but they voted him in and are getting the kind of government they deserve untill they remove him.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM
    So? People will order two or more 16 ounce soft drinks to get what they want. Does Bloomberg have stock in paper cup or soft drink companies? Maybe he has already figured this one out. LOL
  • by Sick of Stupidity on Jun 1, 2012 at 09:27 PM
    I am so tired of stupidity! Ban large sugary drinks to help obesity? Can we stop selling liquor to stop alcoholism? That would definitely be a better solution to several problems -- domestic violence, DUI, DWI, etc.
  • by Like they say: on Jun 1, 2012 at 07:38 PM
    They all ought to have a BIG GULP ...SUPERSIZE IT PLEASE......they can't put everybody in jail...and Bloombergy will see just how assinine this is. He's not a dictator. He's a mayor. End of story. And a VERY bad mayor at that.
  • by Bloomburg is a Closeted Republican on Jun 1, 2012 at 07:00 PM
    Every political office needs a term limit. It doesn't matter if you are the mayor of Lost Springs, Wyoming or a United States Senator. After people sit in office too long they get bored and conjure up stupid stuff like this.
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