Michael Bloomberg

Some Common Sense In The Soda Wars

A brief sidestep from travel to follow up on a post I wrote last year about the proposed NYC ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. A state judge has put a restraining order in place, enjoining the city from moving forward with the ban. It’s good to see a bit of common sense here.  That same kid that couldn’t order a 20 oz. Coke could order a Caffe Vanilla Frappucino with 4 grams more sugar(oh, and a ton of saturated fat to help boost your cholesterol level).  Or, […]

NYC Soda Ban Upheld by Health Board

A new low for government intervention has been ratified. Mayor Bloomberg received approval from the NYC Health Board to ban sodas, sweetened teas and juices in sizes bigger than 16 oz.  A nod to Ron for sending the article along to me. As I mentioned when I wrote about this earlier, I don’t actually drink a lot of soda.  But, this is so far overreaching, it just doesn’t make any sense.  Apparently, convenience stores like 7-Eleven must have better lobbyists because the ban doesn’t cover your Big Gulp, just your […]

Bloomberg Has Lost His Mind

Not travel-related in any way, but I saw this news last night and I really think Bloomberg has lost it. New York City plans to ban the sale of all sugary drinks over the size of 16 oz.  Where to start? First, I don’t actually consume a lot of soda.  Maybe I have one or two a month.  And, when I do, 16 oz. is just fine for me.  So, this isn’t personal.  I get the smoking ban, and support it.  I even get banning sugary drinks in schools or […]