When idiots dream big, they dream of Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg eats a meat pie because his racing idiocy burns so many calories.

New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg is a dangerous man, but there’s a beauty in his stupidity. He’s a moron of big bold colors, which makes it easier for men concerned with freedom to identify and describe him. In a weird way, his existence gives rise to liberty-loving individuals. Take, for instance, his desire for cops to hold citizens hostage over 2nd Amendment disputes:

“I don’t understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike, we’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe,’’ he told CNN’s Piers Morgan.

Notice how Mayor Bloomberg never thinks beyond stage one. The man never thinks of the unintended consequences (the “what now?” of public policy) of his actions. It never occurs to him that leaving a population high and dry might actually reenforce the desire for the very thing he opposes — in this case, more guns.

The Second Amendment is a bulwark against tyranny. How so, you ask? Well, imagine a completely unarmed civilian population governed by men like Michael Bloomberg. What would it look like? Chances are your mind’s eye has already seen a society that quickly spins out of control, into iron-fisted oppression.

If you don’t get it, it’s okay; someone very near and dear to me recently intimated that we could do away with certain classifications of rifles because “this is the United States.” My response was that people always say things like “this is the United States” without ever asking why this is the United States. They act as if it’s a foregone conclusion that America will be the freest nation on the face of the globe, and never take into consideration what role the 2nd Amendment played in creating such an exceptional country in the first place.

Governments don’t physically mess with heavily armed populations that know their rights. Foreign nations will think real hard before ever invading … Texas. Robbers and thieves would be wise not to invade my place of residence, as the men I rent a room from own enough (legal) firearms to survive the zombie apocalypse. And as a law abiding citizen, there is zero reason to deny me the ability to protect my right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

Want to know one reason why cops don’t “collectively” go on strike, Comrade Bloomberg? It’s because they know that decent, law abiding citizens should be able to protect themselves when an officer isn’t (or can’t) be around to save the day.

When idiots dream big, they dream of you, Mayor Bloomberg. Instead of a soda tax on New Yorkers, you might want to consider a stupidity tax on men like you. You’d raise big bucks in a short amount of time.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll drink 64 ounces of something caffeinated.

Soda jerks like Bloomberg are never satiated

Mayor Bloomberg needs to keep shoving meat pies in his mouth because every time he opens it he says something stupid. Just because you happen to be a dolt, Mayor Bloomberg, it doesn’t mean the rest of us are. Stop crafting legislation meant for babies because people tend to live up to your expectations. Hopefully that makes sense to your infant mind.

Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban is less popular than the bends, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping him from defending it. He’s at it again, and his defense today is just as sad as it’s been since the unveiling.

“The increase in sugary drink consumption is the largest single cause of the rise in calories in the American diet in the last 40 years. Many studies show consumption of these beverages is linked to weight gain and obesity, and more recently, diabetes and heart disease. ..”.

Response: One could argue that the correlation between a lack of self-discipline and obesity is stronger than the correlation between soda size and obesity.

Other studies show that people given larger portions simply consume more without noticing it or reducing calorie consumption at subsequent meals. …

Response: People who are treated like babies tend to act like babies, and the Bloomberg’s of the world have been treating Americans like infants for decades. Now they wonder why their constituents have no sense of responsibility.

Critics claim this policy restricts choice. But, currently, people almost never have the choice to purchase as small as an 8-ounce beverage, which was considered adequate for decades.

Response: When I don’t want to drink 16 ounces I tend to just … not fill up the cup all the way, add more ice, or pour the excess down the drain. It’s worked for me since I was a kid just fine. Try it, Mike.

Notice once again that the Soda Jerk never bothers to ask what the proper role of government is. All that matters to the Bloombergs of the world is that the self-righteous caprices of the masters (i.e., them) are implemented. Their good intentions trump your individual rights because they know what is best for you, for the community and the society at large. You can not push the buttons on the soda machine until the guys working the levers of power in government tell you it’s okay; to resist them is to resist “progress.”

Wrong.

Liberal busybodies are never satiated because their goal to control the population is always thwarted by the complex nature of man. The liberty-stealing politicians’ problems are exacerbated because they believe that more laws and more regulations and more obstacles are the answer — as if people can be treated like glorified cattle.

The way you change someone’s behavior is by making a compelling moral argument that resonates. That takes time and effort, and it’s not something you can do by using the tax codes to redistribute wealth. And so, the Mayor Bloombergs of the world don’t go there.

Today, it’s hard to make a moral argument because we live in a cesspool of moral relativism. No one wants to be judged. We make reality television stars out of the most debased and disgusting individuals. We make celebrities out of vapid millionaires who make sex tapes, and then laugh when they make a mockery out of the institution of marriage. We’re not allowed to stigmatize irresponsible sexual behavior, but then we wonder why individuals have zero impulse control when it comes to sugary snacks.

We’ve made a despicable mess of ourselves, and instead of acknowledging that we’re a nation of irresponsible pigs wallowing in arrested development, we allow the Bloombergs out there to prolong the pain, steal our liberties and engender a kind of hopelessness that perpetuates the cycle.

And finally, to add insult to injury, the “studies” the wannabe slave masters cite to lure people into passively accepting their fate comes from San Francisco researchers with obese egos:

“There is nobody on the face of the planet who needs a soda, let alone a 32-ounce soda,” said Robert Lustig, a pediatric obesity researcher at the University of California at San Francisco who is a vocal proponent of restrictions on sugary drinks.

The question isn’t whether anyone needs a soda, but whether idiots from California or New York have a right to prevent me from entering into a lawful contract with the vendor in a manner that leaves us both happy — I give him money and he gives me soda.

How would Professor Lustig like it if I followed him around for weeks at a time and annotated all the things he does that he doesn’t “need” to do, and then gave that list to politicians who would “correct” or “curb” that behavior through arbitrary changes to the tax code and intrusive regulations? I’d much rather live next to the guy with a voracious appetite for Coke products than the politician or researcher with a voracious appetite for power.

You’re an idiot, Mayor Bloomberg. Stop treating the rest of us like one.

Bloomberg to limit game play of video games sold in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg’s restrictions on game play would extend to any reissues of classic video games, like Final Fantasy VII. At 16 hours, Bloomberg aides envision a scenario where New York’s gamers would witness Sephiroth slay Aerith. The game would then abruptly end.

Fresh off his announcement to ban sodas, sweetened ice tea and energy drinks above 16 ounces, New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg has found a new target — the video game industry. Taking a cue from Reps. Joe Baca (D-CA) and Frank Wolf’s (R-VA), Violence in Video Games Labeling Act (which seeks to put violence warning labels on all video games, regardless of content), Bloomberg has taken it a step further: Starting next March, all video games sold in New York City will have built-in endings that will bring the storyline to a halt after 16 hours of game play.

A press release from Bloomberg’s office went out late Sunday night. Reuters reports:

It has long been established that there is a correlation between violence and video games. There is also a strong correlation between soda consumption and gamers. Both of these vices have long-term costs to the nation’s health, in terms of obesity and crime rates. While the nation waits, I will act. New Yorkers want me to “do something,” and so I will. Starting next March, I will find a way to force Big Apple gamers to understand that sitting for hours while playing video games — particularly RPGs — is unhealthy and will no longer be tolerated. I am working with the video game industry to ensure that at 16 hours ALL video games sold in New York will cut to an ending that will force gamers to either put down the controller or to keep playing a game that has, for all intents and purposes, been completed.

Conservative and libertarian groups have already voiced opposition to the power grab, calling it more evidence of the liberal urge to control every aspect of an individual’s life, now down to their PS3 and XBox controllers. Bloomberg’s liberal advocates say that the mayor is not taking away a gamer’s right to play video games per se, but merely forcing them make the conscious decision to continue playing after a “healthy portion” of entertainment has been reached.

As the news cycle begins, it will be interesting to see if gamers — generally a liberal bunch — see how the soft tyranny of Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban could be applied to many aspects of everyday life, including the games they love.

Mayor Bloomberg: Soda Jerk serves up soft tyranny

If you remember Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! then you’ll remember Soda Popinski. Mayor Bloomberg is a little like Soda Popinski, not because of his association with carbonated beverages as much as the fact that a lot of people want to punch him in the face right now. That tends to happen when you’re a tyrannical soda jerk.

A friend of mine read about New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg (aka Soda Jerk), and his plan to ban sales of sodas, sweetened ice tea and energy drinks above 16 ounces at many venues. Although I never gathered this friend to be particularly political, she likened the mayor to Loki, from Marvel’s Avengers:

“Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It’s the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel,” (Marvel’s Loki).

My reply? Bloomberg and his ilk are arguably worse than a “Loki” type of dictator or tyrant because soft tyranny is harder to get people to see. The power-hungry politicians, absent of any principles, chip away at our freedoms and liberties until one day we wake up and say, “What happened? Where did it all go?”

If an invading force landed on American shores tomorrow we would fight tooth and nail to save the nation, but when the Bloomberg’s of the world slowly enslave the citizenry under the guise of “doing something,” then liberal allies bizarrely find ways to defend the indefensible.

Two telling snippets from the Soda Jerk:

“Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, ‘Oh, this is terrible,’” Bloomberg told The New York Times. “New York City is not about wringing your hands; it’s about doing something.

We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup.”

When you listen to Soda Jerk, ask yourself one question: Why is that Mayor Bloomberg is never really concerned with what the necessary and proper role of the government is? Liberals are always concerned about “doing something,” even if meddling on their part infringes upon the individual liberties of the population. They seek to act because the optics of action are preferable to principled restraint.

At what point do all of these “minor” infringements on liberty add up to something so divorced from our founding that it becomes time to break ties with our oppressors? Ask any liberal politician and many so-called “Republicans” today to speak on the limits of the federal government, and watch them hem and haw because, in truth, they don’t believe there are any limits to what you can be “forced” to understand. That same mentality then bleeds into state politics, where sick and twisted men like Mayor Bloomberg feel the need to tell you what sized carbonated beverage you can buy at a restaurant, what kind of oil cooks your french fries, and whether or not you can attend Happy Hour.

There are politicians who are using the Death by 1000 Paper Cuts method on our nation. They have been at it for decades, and many of us are sick of bleeding. Send a message this election season that you’ve had enough. And then do it again, and again, and again because it’s going to take years to undo the mess we’ve made of ourselves.

Ever shake up a can of soda, throw it in the air and then witness what happens when it hits the concrete? Well, guys like Bloomberg have been shaking brand U.S.A. up for quite some time, and the pressure is intense. There’s a reason why the Tea Party and the Occupy movements bubbled up, and if they keep “shaking” the nation our little can is going to burst. And that’s when things will get … sticky.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have 32 ounces of something to drink. Perhaps more.