The self-important Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has made it his personal crusade to impose upon all people who live in, work in, or visit his fair city what amounts to his own food code.
Mr. Mayor has decided that since folks are not smart enough to stop overindulging in the consumption of sugary drinks, he will do something about it. He has proposed an amendment to the city's health code banning the sale of all sugary soft drinks over 16 ounces at restaurants and other food service outfits.
As a result of his proposal, everyone in NYC will become as thin as a waif, preferably drinking only diet sodas or water.
Except, of course, the ban does not apply to convenience stores, grocery stores, and drug stores because they sell mostly bottles and cans of the sweet, syrupy drinks the mayor does not want anyone to have. The proposed statute also does not limit the number of 16-oz. drinks a person can purchase at one time, in a day, a week, or a year (yet).
And the mayor also does not see anything ironic about his drink ban proposal (for health reasons) coming two days before he helps officially celebrate National Donut Day.
Entenmann's bakers will unveil a 1-foot diameter donut in NYC along with a Proclamation Letter signed by the good mayor himself.
Ahh...politicians; they rarely let their right hand know what their left hand is doing.