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Mayor Combating Obesity Promotes Doughnuts

June 4, 2012 by  

Mayor Combating Obesity Promotes Doughnuts
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The day after proposing a ban on sugary drinks, Mayor Bloomberg declared National Donut Day.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor who doesn’t want citizens slurping a sugary soft drink, is OK with the good people of New York City scarfing down massive doughnuts. Bloomberg presented a proclamation recognizing Friday as National Donut Day.

Bloomberg was one of many involved in the fattening festivities. Entenmann’s Bakery unveiled doughnuts one foot in diameter and a year’s supply of free doughnuts was given away. Across the country, participating Krispy Kreme stores gave free doughnuts to customers, and Dunkin’ Donuts offered a free doughnut with the purchase of a drink. The day was made official by a proclamation letter from Bloomberg.

On Thursday, the day before National Donut Day, Bloomberg launched an attack against sugary drinks. At a press conference, the Bloomberg Administration was asked if mixed messages were being sent. Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs responded. In a statement that contained the word “um” five times, she said that public events like National Donut Day are “quite distinct from a public health agenda.”

When Matt Lauer of “Today” asked the Mayor about the seeming hypocrisy, Bloomberg responded: “One doughnut’s not going to hurt you. In moderation, most things are OK.”

In an online poll, 83 percent of people voiced their opinion that the drink ban will not help combat obesity.

Coca-Cola Co. is also opposed to the ban. The company issued a statement:

The people of New York City are much smarter than the New York City Health Department believes. We are transparent with our consumers. They can see exactly how many calories are in every beverage we serve. We have prominently placed calorie counts on the front of our bottles and cans and in New York City, restaurants already post the calorie content of all their offerings and portion sizes — including soft drinks.

New Yorkers expect and deserve better than this. They can make their own choices about the beverages they purchase. We hope New Yorkers loudly voice their disapproval about this arbitrary mandate.

If you are worried about the proposed ban, take the advice of Bloomberg.

“Just think about what National Donut Day is,” he told “Today.”

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • Harold Olsen

    Unless the voters of NYC are complete idiots (and I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that they are) they’ll vote scumbag Bloomberg out of office in the next election. He’s another communist elitist who wants to control peoples’ lives.

    • Steve E

      I believe the voters in NYC have already sealed the deal that they are the dumbest people on the planet. King Bloomberg knows that also.

      • dufas magnet

        While Bloomers sez, “Do as I say, not as I do”.. It really gives me the impression that the cola industry forgot to slip him his bi-annual graft.. Took it personal he did.

  • Warrior

    I believe the deputy mayor was saying “yum”. What the hell does a “deputy mayor” do anyway? NY, chicago, LA, will you ever wake up?

  • cawmun cents

    Never met a doughnut I didnt love…..haw!-CC.

  • http://google john p.

    here we go again Democrats trying to control you again . Democrats telling you
    your to fat . I say it is none of there business of what you eat or drink . I think
    the Democrats should go after the farmers . there the one’s that are the blame
    for feeding there animals all these drugs that are fating up there animals . and
    we get fat from eating there animals .

    • Ladyhawke

      John P, obviously you have been eating and drinking all kinds of toxins that have affected your brain. Your spelling and grammar are atrocious. By the way, farmers raise plant crops, ranchers raise animals for meat. People get fat from eating too much of everything and all the processed garbage that the government says is “food”. Follow the government food guidelines so you too can be big, fat, and unhealthy. Oh boy, then you will need their government healthcare “plan”. Way to control the sheeple.

      • duane

        Ladyhawke, what you have said is so right on. I agree wholeheartedly with the premises that soft drinks are extremely bad for your health. Health blogs like mercola.com and natural news have been pounding this home for a number of years now. It will continue to be an uphill battle with lame stream media supporting the big corporations that make this stuff and sell the advertising for it. However; I think that the village idiot of New York City is going about this all wrong. And I agree with the other people on this blog that it should not be any one’s business what we eat or drink.

    • eddie47d

      Farmers have been putting chemicals in the food chain for decades and beef producers have been doing the same with hormones treatments which we consume. GMO’s anyone?

    • TIME

      Dear John,

      First off as I have said about 1 million times now – there is no differance in being an R or a D, That special dweeb known as; Mayor Bloomberg is a — now wait Drum roll —
      “””””” A BIG R.””””” Do you know your cuts of meat?

      He is also a “Progressive and even a Zionist”, now can I get me a big – WOW how special is that?

      Peace and Love

      • Ted Crawford

        It’s clearly very difficult to nail Bloombergs’ affiliation down, remember he was a Democrat before he was a Republican, before he was an Independent. He still has many choices left, Anarchist, Libertarian, Communist, Green, The Rent’s Too Damn High, ETC.

    • dufas magnet

      Actually it’s the FDA telling them to put poisons in their animals and crops else be cut from corporate welfare.. That’s like putting a loaded gun to their head with the intention of pulling the trigger and as all welfare is concerned, no one on it want’s to be bumped. The sake of the few outweigh the health of the many.. Corporate welfare rules!

  • Ladyhawke

    Excuse me, but Bloom(ingidiot)berg is the mayor of NYC, not the POTUS (although I am sure he would love to hold that title). How can he declare a NATIONAL anything?

    • TIME

      Dear LadyH,

      I just LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mary Ann Ludwig

      Bloomberg didn’t have to declare anything, it was already in existence. All he did was issue a proclamation. There is a little book that lists all the (place your favorite whatever here) Days. Sometimes businesses will latch on to one of these days to promote their particular business.

  • Ted Crawford

    It seems poor Michael finds himself with the same conundrum that plagued poor Plato. After many tweeks to his thesus ‘The Republic’ he was forced to admit he could find no real way to make it work, but still declared that it ought to work! Progressive logic at its best!

  • 45caliber

    Donuts are different, darn it! He LIKES those!

    • Dennis48e

      And his Gestapo the police LOVE them.

  • steve

    what a moran

    • GALT

      Bug’s or Bugsy?

  • http://none-justanOLDLADY! Maggie B Wise

    BLOOMBERG is all that has been said before ,but there is one other thing. The man? has not had a super big soft drink that he is banning and understand that the cup is mostly ICE!

    Mag B

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