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  • The Hot Dog Mayor of New York City

    Mayor Bloomberg (NY) eating a hot dog

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the nation’s most notorious diet dictator, has been outed as a hot dog man (the ingredients of which include: Beef, Water, Salt, Sorbitol, Sodium Lactate, Hydrolyzed Soy, Corn Gluten Protein and Wheat Gluten Protein, Paprika, Natural Flavorings, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite).

    As noted by Slate, the same guy who’s trying to ban the sale of soda in cups larger than 16 ounces is a zealous devotee of the hot dog eating contest held each Fourth of July at Coney Island, N.Y.  It is during said competition that contestants routinely down 50 to 60 hotdogs in 30 minutes, ingesting 19,000 calories or more at a sitting.

    But the mayor is all for it. There is even video proof of his nutritional hypocrisy—a speech last summer in which he characterized the annual gorge as “a moment for all New Yorkers and all Americans to celebrate the inalienable rights bestowed on us by our forefathers: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For the contestants assembled here, that pursuit includes consuming as many hot dogs as is humanly possible.”

    Unfortunately for the citizens of New York City, Bloomberg draws the line at beverage liberty. But if the mayor really wants to improve public well-being, he ought to propose a ban on politicians who can’t control their appetite for power.

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    11 Responses to The Hot Dog Mayor of New York City

    1. Stirling says:

      Like most Liberals it's always "Do as I say, not as I do.." Utopia is only for the elites, not the surfs which live under their finger.

      • Tired says:

        Do serfs surf? Which witch? Who? Nice to no ur harts in the Right place. U R probably a victim of the public education system. 3Cheers for ousting the SEIU.

    2. Bob says:

      And just how is it that we spell DIP = O = CRITE boys and girls!

    3. Saltire says:

      Bloomberg also forgot to ban Dairy Queen, banana splits, 800 calorie milkshakes, pizza, beer and wine.

      • Rody says:

        All in due time, he'll get to that. If government can supply health care, it can cetainly tell you what you can and cannot eat or drink right?

        • Ashram says:

          Certainly.

          It may get to the point where any kind of food and drink would be outlawed except some kind of daily serving of bland tasting food ration and water; basic nutritional and hydrating sustenance that your body needs to remain healthy. That is what the "little people" may be allowed to have.

          If the government assumes responsibility for your healthcare, either directly or indirectly, then it's also responsible and, thus, entitled to control the things you do which can impact your health.

          And, since the government is force backed by law, disobedience of the government's assertion of responsibility over you would have to be dealt with by correction through misdemeanors, civil penalties, and even criminal prosecution.

          That's a long term possibility, however improbable as it may seem today, that I don't believe those who push for government-mandated healthcare really understand.

          While I agree with the argument that drinking too much soda is bad for you, that shouldn't be justification for government overreach. Those who push for government control, exceeding what's required to maintain public order with respect to the Constitution in the well-intentioned but misguided attempt to help people, fail to understand that personal freedom comes with personal responsibility and risk.

          The notion of personal accountability is where the line ought to be drawn between government authority and individual freedom.

          An example is the freedom to be able to drink as much soda pop as you want, but with the understanding that excess consumption of sugary beverages over the long term can risk harm to your health along with the fact that the cost of care to address that harm is your own responsibility to bear.

          If you can't assume the costs of your actions, then you are subject to the consequences, even if it's as ugly as diabetic complications that could result in death.

          It's not being heartless, but merely understanding that nobody should be forced to assume responsibility for the choices and the mistakes of others, either directly or, in the case of having the government assume responsibility and placing the burden on taxpayers, indirectly. It's even more heartless to assert authority over what is supposed to be free choices of the people, in effect disregarding and even insulting those who are responsible for the sake of those who are not.

          For one to address another person's health problem as a matter of charity under one's own free will is the only time such intervention may be proper if accepted by the recipient because the provision is freely being made available rather than being forced by edict.

    4. Come on people, don't tell me you're surprised by this. Any dictator will tell you, a dictator's motto is. Do as I say not as I do.

    5. Clearhead says:

      What a bunch of wimps you New Yorkers appear to be !! Don't you realize you live in AMERICA? That's supposed to mean that you are FREE. 'Free' doesn't mean that you're 'free' except for what some hypocritical hot dog glutton commands you to do or not do. If you really want to be free, you should FREE YOURSELVES of this idiotic 'mayor' you so idiotically elected, and put some genuine American in that office. (You could possibly team him up with "Down-with-the-fat-kids-Moochell" in Washington. We're quite sure mr. obama would appreciate that.)

    6. Bobbie says:

      Look at that everybody! Take a look at that!! Mr. Bloomberg made a conscientious choice to eat a hot dog all by himself!!! How does he do that without a government affiliate holding his hand, telling him?

      Skinny people are more prone to sodium heart attacks/high blood pressure. Did we say he could eat that?? Not to worry, he's going to take tax payers money to protect everyone not to have to decide or find out for themselves so he can control everybody's health costs, spending on pretending there is no such thing as individual susceptibility.

      Wonder if he spends his own guaranteed salary or if he writes it off?

    7. lovingThoseDogs says:

      A Liberal that's a hypocrite? Say it ain't so, Joe.

    8. sam says:

      Hypocrite,Big SHot

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