GovCo’s Wars On Poverty, Fat, Lesbians and Zombies
“This year, for the first time in the history of the world, more people will die from too much food than from too little food. More people will die from the effects of obesity than from starvation, and we’ve got to do something about this.”
- NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, defending his ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces.
At the top of my short list for what it means to be “poor” is starving to death.
That said, dying from putting too much crap in your pie hole would logically be on the opposite end of that spectrum.
So doesn’t this, on the facts, indicate the ‘War on Poverty’ has been won? At a cost in excess of $9 trillion (yes, with a T), I would hope so. The fact that America’s poor are largely the same people who can afford $200 shooz, cell phones, 22″ rims, smokes, and three or four kids all while being obese serve as evidence to me that we’ve won this “war.” Without doubt these people are NOT poor.
Sure, some people will always have less than others, and some people will in fact starve, but we’re not still waging war against the Nazis and the Japanese even though there’s still a few of them hanging around. So why are we still waging a war on poverty in the US, as evidenced by 47.7 million people (a record high) receiving Food Stamps in December?
Seems to me, “for the first time in the history of the world,” if govco wants to correct this little problem of Americans having access to too much food they should start a ‘War against Fat People‘.
Oh wait, they just did. More from Hizzhonah Bloomberg:
“What government is trying to do is control you inform that you if you’re overweight and you have all these empty calories and you keep eating that your health is going to suffer and you will live a not as healthy and a shorter life.”
No sh&t, Sherlock. But you know what? That’s called FREEDOM. But that’s not what Bloomberg wants; he says his soda law is not about banning anything, it’s about controlling you (his words, not mine).
Speaking of controlling fat people, the Obama administration just spent $1.5 million dollars of your tax money to study why lesbians are fat but gay men aren’t. Maybe they should ask Janet Napolitano. I think she would know a thing or two about such topics.
But if ye olde plumber’s crack offends, it shouldn’t be up to govco to worry about it or attempt to control your accidental exposure.
To wit, the market will ALWAYS offer a solution…
UPDATE: In a dash of delicious irony, New York Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling has issued an injunction against Bloomberg’s new law putting a stop to this nanny state garbage.
Of course the city plans to appeal, but for the time being New Yorkers have Tingling to thank for that nose-tingling feeling you get when sticking your face into a super-sized cup of bubbly “pop”.
On a different note, a very good friend (and regular reader of my drivel) recently gave me a personal check. It was written against an account at Bank of America. Yes I called my friend out on it. Yes I tried to “shame” my friend, and yes, my friend said the family was considering a smaller, regional bank. Good!
Folks, I don’t know how else to say it, but if I’ve left any doubt in your mind: These people are criminals.
The fact that none of these people have gone to jail says more about our “Just Us” system than it does about the bank’s innocence. You don’t agree to cough up over $13 billion in “settlements” for nothing.
As I wrote earlier this week, the US Attorney General has now given these Too Big To Jail banks the green light to continue their path of destruction with not only their newly minted get-out-of-jail-free card but the continued financial backing of YOUR TAX DOLLARS.
Do a little research – self-educate yourself. Here’s a link to a Google Search to get you started: http://tinyurl.com/acaz2pq
Lastly, the Los Angeles Fire Department recently told Californians to prepare to survive for at least “two weeks on your own” in the event of a major disaster.
“The message for a lot of us needs to be, ‘Be ready for anything’,” said Battalion Chief Larry Collins. “The message used to be 72 hours, but we’ve seen in disasters like Katrina, even Sandy recently, that, really, if it’s wiped out your infrastructure, and your electricity grid and your communications, it will be very likely be more than three days before you start getting food, water and other supplies coming in from outside.”
Two weeks? Up from three days? The average American household has less than three days of food in the pantry, no stored water, less than $500 in cash savings, and only about 38% of American households have a firearm with which to defend themselves. Zombies, anyone?
Maybe that’s why the DHS ammo and tank purchases that have filtered through the blogger media are now making mainstream news at the likes of Forbes Magazine.
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