MORE NANNYSTATE BS FROM MAYOR BLOOMBERG:
There shall be no cupcakes. No chocolate cake and no carrot cake. According to New York City’s latest regulations, not even zucchini bread makes the cut.
In an effort to limit how much sugar and fat students put in their bellies at school, the Education Department has effectively banned most bake sales, the lucrative if not quite healthy fund-raising tool for generations of teams and clubs.
The change is part of a new wellness policy that also limits what can be sold in vending machines and student-run stores, which use profits to help finance activities like pep rallies and proms. The elaborate rules were outlined in a three-page memo issued at the end of June, but in the new school year, principals and parents are just beginning to, well, digest them.
LIKE MOST LIBERALS, THE MAYOR DOESN'T PRACTICE WHAT HE PREACHES:
I GUESS HE DOESN'T REALLY BELIEVE IN ALL THAT LIBERAL DIET CRAP.
Mayor Doesn’t Always Live by His Health Rules
HE dumps salt on almost everything, even saltine crackers. He devours burnt bacon and peanut butter sandwiches. He has a weakness for hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and fried chicken, washing them down with a glass of merlot.
And his snack of choice? Cheez-Its.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has become New York City’s nutritional nag, banning the use of trans fats, forcing chain restaurants to post calorie counts and exhorting diners to consume less salt. Now he is at it again, directing his wrath at sugary drinks in a new series of arresting advertisements that ask subway riders: “Are you pouring on the pounds?”
But an examination of what enters the mayoral mouth reveals that Mr. Bloomberg is an omnivore with his own glaring indulgences, many of them at odds with his own policies. And he struggles mightily to restrain his appetite.
As a billionaire in one of the dining capitals of the world, he can eat anything he wants. But he is obsessed with his weight — so much so that the sight of an unflattering photo of himself can trigger weeks of intense dieting and crankiness, according to friends and aides.
His food issues have become New York City’s. Although he has described his battle against unhealthy foods as common-sense public policy that will shed pounds (and save lives), many of his targets overlap with his own cravings.
“I like a Big Mac like everybody else,” he confessed the other day, explaining the city’s warts-and-all approach to fast food. “I just want to know how many calories are in it.”
Under his watch, the city has declared sodium an enemy, asking restaurants and food manufacturers to voluntarily cut the salt in their dishes by 20 percent or more, and encouraging diners to “shake the habit” by asking waiters for food without added salt.
But Mr. Bloomberg, 67, likes his popcorn so salty that it burns others’ lips. (At Gracie Mansion, the cooks deliver it to him with a salt shaker.) He sprinkles so much salt on his morning bagel “that it’s like a pretzel,” said the manager at Viand, a Greek diner near Mr. Bloomberg’s Upper East Side town house.
Not even pizza is spared a coat of sodium. When the mayor sat down to eat a slice at Denino’s Pizzeria Tavern on Staten Island recently, this reporter spotted him applying six dashes of salt to it.
A health tip sheet from the mayor’s office tells New Yorkers to “drink smart” by choosing water, even though Mr. Bloomberg has a three- to four-cup-a-day coffee habit.“I can count on two hands the number of times I have seen him drink water,” said one dining companion, who spoke on condition of anonymity...
THIS IS SO SO SO SO SO SOOOOOOOOOO TYPICAL OF LEFTISTS:
- GORE AND TOM FRIEDMAN HAVE A HUGE MANSIONS THAT REQUIRE TONS OF A/C AND HEAT;
- MICHAEL MOORE HATES UNIONS;
- RANGEL AND GEITHNER CHEAT ON THEIR TAXES;
- OBAMA WANTS YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS ON LINE, BUT WON'T RELEASE HIS;
- PINCH SULZBERGER IS AGAINST THE 2ND AMENDMENT BUT HAS A HANDGUN LICENSE HIMSELF;
- AND SO ON...
$63 FREAKIN' MILLION AGAINST A CHALLENGER WHO HASN'T GOT A PRAYER.
To market Bounty paper towels last year, Procter & Gamble spent about $63 million. To advertise Yoplait Light yogurt, General Mills spent about $62 million.
But these corporate giants have nothing on Michael. R. Bloomberg.
To hold on to his job as mayor this year, he has spent $65 million of his own money, according to his latest financial disclosure report, released on Friday.
IT'S ALL ABOUT BLOOMIE'S EGO.
WHICH IS ALMOST AS BIG AS OBAMA'S.
I WISH THESE FREAKIN' HYPOCRITICAL LIBS WOULD GO BREAK MIRRORS IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S UNIVERSE.