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No Food For The Homeless

March 22, 2012 by  

No Food For The Homeless
New York officials want homeless people to eat only nutritious foods.

New York City’s nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg has again issued a regulation in his city that many New Yorkers find ridiculous. Now, no food can be donated to homeless shelters in the city by individuals because the government can’t assess salt, fat and fiber content of the sustenance.

According to the National Center For Public Policy Research, Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond said the complete ban on food donations is consistent with Bloomberg’s emphasis on “improving nutrition for all New Yorkers.”

In an opinion piece in the New York Post, Jeff Stier, a critic of the policy, writes:

This is very different from another recent high-profile food-police case. When a North Carolina prekindergarten aide took away a 4-year-old’s home-packed lunch last month, the school defused the incident by blaming a teacher’s bad judgment.

Here, there’s no teacher to scapegoat. The ban on food donations is the direct result of work by many city agencies, all led by a mayoral task force.

Fine, the city’s making enough nutritious food available to our homeless. (Court mandates require it.) But that’s no excuse for turning away charity that brings a tiny bit of joy into these lives.

The Bloomberg administration is so obsessed with meddling in how we all live that it’s now eating away at the very best that New York citizens have to deliver.

Bloomberg said that the city’s shelters do not accept donations for safety reasons, according to CBS New York.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • FreedomFighter

    Now, no food can be donated to homeless shelters in the city by individuals because the government can’t assess salt, fat and fiber content of the sustenance.

    “New York City’s nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg” is a :

    Soft-kill murdering monster

    Let me see, starving people going hungry because they the government cant control salt fat an fiber. This is what happens when idiots make laws, this is what happens when fools are in charge, this is what happens liberals are in control.

    Dear Starving New Yorker,

    I, lord Mayor Michael “softkill” Doomberg cannot control your salt intake, so you must die.

    Have a nice day

    Lord Doomberg

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • DavidL

      So you agree that the poor and homeless should be fed, right?

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Have you stopped beating your wife?
        Is that the dumbest reasoning you can come up with today to start the sentence with “so you agree”? No, I am wrong, all we have to do is wait.

      • JeffH

        DavidL, how stupid can you be? The government(nanny state) wants to become the sole provider of “charity” for the poor and homeless in this country? Let me remind you that charity at the point of a gun is not charity at all but tyranny.

        Government creates no wealth of its own and can only be charitable with that which it confiscates from producers. Since the inception of the Great Society and every subsequent battle in America’s war on poverty, untold trillions have been spent.
        How’s that working?

      • eddie47d

        Sure any restaurant or individual should be able to donate food to a homeless shelter.Here’s the catch though. If the food they give to the shelter is tainted (salmonella,ETC) the city would be responsible for any contaminated food or even deaths from those products given by anonymous donors. Who gets sued the city or the anonymous donor. Good Luck with that! Would they even be able to trace that food back to an individual donor. Considering there are attacks against homeless people living on the streets who is to say what that individuals intentions will be. The best bet is too have the donor leave their name and address but how many would be willing to do that unless it would be under the Good Samaritan Law. Did any of you dig into the reason Bloomberg did this and come up with a viable solution?

      • cawun cents

        So….in his usual form,eddie47d proposes that we open up indiviuals and businesses for class action suits by the Harvard elite.
        I have one question eddie47d.
        What makes you think the food couldnt be tainted after presentation to the shelter?
        Just how thorough does the witch hunt have to be?
        But a homeless shelter could never be seen as guilty of poor practices in regards to their handling of charitable donations,right?
        And so the ever growing monster of bureaucracy feeds on its hapless victims.
        Mainly the law abiding charitable donors to the poor.
        Yes that’s the ticket.

  • Karolyn Tredeau

    OMG – This is ridiculous! Hopefully, the food that was donated to the shelters will be diverted to food banks; otherwise, it will just be thrown away. Then the homeless will just have more to scavenge in the dumpsters. I wonder if businesses will be mandated to lock their garbage containers.

    • Barb

      Homeless people are eligiable for Food Stamps.

      • Libertytrain

        Expect the good mayor to be trolling grocery stores to make sure the products purchased with those food stamps meet with his standards.

      • ArkansasRebel

        Not too sure about that! If I’m not mistaken they have to have a permanent address to
        receive benefits.

      • diane

        Do people have enough food to eat on food stamps? In Ontario, Canada; if you are on Welfare and run out of money for food, you can only go to the food bank once a month for a box of food. If you need more later, you’re out of luck.

    • 45caliber


      Yes, they do need a permanent address to get government aid and welfare.

    • http://Yahoo. Lorraine

      Schools are already mandated to dump any food, milk, etc. (even if unopened and untouched) and pour bleach on it so a homeless person scavenging has no chance of getting it. All under the guise of ‘protecting’ the person from ‘potential’ illness. Liberals taking control of the world. They can only give what they take from others.

      • diane

        I read that because of lack of food the poor get sick and most likely die from ill health. The government could have gardens in every town and people could help themselves when needed.

  • Alex Frazier

    If this crap is true, then Bloomberg is hands down the most ridiculous f*cktard in all of congress. Someone needs to put that lame horse out of its misery.

    • Alex Frazier

      I assume he’s mayor. My mistake. I don’t really know what position in government he holds. I’ve heard his name plenty, but never cared to look into him beyond the negativity I’ve heard.

      So please pardon my mistake for naming him part of congress.

    • mac

      Who is the f….ard here? You should refrain from making any more comments until you have learned a little current civics.

      • Ted Crawford

        PLEASE Mac, enlighten, we the ignorant masses, just what part of civics justifies this egregiously idiotic regulation?

      • Rick

        Let me explain it to you dumbass. The worse unhealthy food on the planet is better than no food especially when you are hungry. Ask the homeless and hungry what they want and stop trying to be everybodies nanny.Blumberg needs to let people take care of them selves and go stick his head in a wood chipper and help the whole dame state of New York.

      • 45caliber


        To the starving all food is nutricious.

      • Alex Frazier

        mac, are you insulting me for a particular reason? I caught my error and corrected myself, and did so within twenty seconds of the previous post. Are you insulting me because you actually agree with this nonsense of government regulated charity? If so, then let me say that you are a serious a$$wipe. I will give what I choose, when I choose, and to whom I choose. The government can lick the scum between my toes if they don’t like it. And so can you.

    • absolutely amazed

      Wonderful word choice, grammar, and syntax, Alex. I can understand why you would be against education – you wouldn’t have a leg up against anyone who has/had an education.

      • Alex Frazier

        Would you care to elaborate on my grammar and syntax? In what way did I err in that department? And in what way do you suppose I “wouldn’t have a leg up against anyone who has/had an education”? There was nothing wrong with my grammar or syntax in either post. I don’t even think there were any typos.

        Don’t insult things that aren’t in error. If you have a legitimate insult you’d like to lay at my feet over some point of politics, then please do so. If not, keep it to yourself. We can all get testy from time to time when someone holds to a position we disagree with, but I don’t waste my time insulting people’s misspellings, lack of capitalization or punctuation, etc. If I have something to say, I say it.

        So unless I’m entirely misunderstanding you, it is my opinion that you should jump off a bridge, because people like you are the main contributing factor behind the decline of our social well being.

  • IzzysGma

    That has to be among the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. How in the world did we get to such stupidity?

    • Leo

      We let all dumb masses (say it fast) vote, even the dead or illegal ones.

    • Ted Crawford

      We’ve failed to heed the wisdom from history or even our Founders. ” If the people let the Government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tryanny ” Thomas Jefferson
      It’s a ‘transparent’, Obamas favorite word, attempt to force people to look only to the Government for help,further isolating us from one another!
      I know I’ll catch fire for this, however I do believe that it illistrates the ideaology here!
      In 1930s Germany, in an attempt to wean the people from any belief in God, and reinforce the influience of Hitler, The teachers demonstrated to the children how wonderful the Hitler Government was, and how useless a belief in God was.
      They told the children to bow their heads and pray to God for an Orange. the children did as instructed. Upon opening their eyes, of course there was no Orange.
      The teachers next told them to, again bow their heads and this time pray to Hitler for an Orange. The children complied and while they were praying the teachers placed an Orange on each desk. When the children opened their eyes, wow there was an Orange!

      • Nadzieja Batki

        I heard that the teachers in Russia did the same for Papa Stalin. Papa Stalin would take care of the Russian children while God and their parents would not and could not.

      • eddie47d

        I’ll consider that an opinion Ted since I couldn’t find anything on the Net about those school kids being bribed with oranges. Yes I quite often look things up to see if they are factual and your story may be.

      • Vigilant

        eddie, the story might be apocryphal, the principle is not.

  • Bev

    I don’t live in NY, but this has got to be one of the most asinine things I have ever heard. It’s okay to let people dumpster dive for food, but God forbid if it comes from someone with their heart in the right place it must be banned. Hey Bloomberg take your head out of your fourth point of contact, wipe the crap from your eyes, and take a look around. For all of you who do live in NY, if you feel like baking or cooking, go ahead and deliver it yourself. Some people feel like they are God – prove them wrong.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Dumpster diving for food and other things may be against the law since dumpsters are rented from garbage dumpster company and they empty them. So this may be considered theft and liability.

    • 45caliber

      Bev: I agree with Nad. Dumpster diving is illegal there. After all, those who do it might find something worth a little money and steal it from whoever is emptying the dumpsters. And wasted food there can be sold to someone to raise pigs, after all.

      • WILDFIRE

        They should all be dumpster diving. let the police spend their time writing tickets that won’t get paid, then the city will have to spend resources to file “arrest warrants” for unpaid tickets. Then spend resources picking the homeless up and processing them and incarcerating them, then they can get 3 hots and a cot. All at the expense of New York tax payers, courtesy of Bloomberg due to his idiotic ideas.

      • eddie47d

        That happened in Denver and the owner of the dumpster was furious because he always dumped personal items in the dumpster he didn’t want. Old checks and business logs where “stolen” by dumpster divers and created a problem for him so now he locks it up. In another case old food was placed in a dumpster and the people ate it anyway and got sick. Caution should be used by both the owner and the divers.

  • Sirian

    This is quite true and it stems from what Bloomberg, as so many others, truly enjoys – power & control. The more you can control the public, homeless or otherwise, the more power you hold to wield as recklessly as you so desire. His pushing of this new one is but another of several that he has placed. Look around, it’s not simply in NY alone. It’s becoming much more widespread than many realize.

  • absolutely amazed

    Take a look at the Wal-Mart shopper YouTube posts to gain in idea of why nutritional advice and more would be a reasonable policy.

    If you want to eat like that and end up looking like that, don’t ask anyone or any agency to provide health care for you. As Santorum and Gingrich and Paul would say, “You’re on your own” when it comes to health care – save your pennies from infancy and your child labor efforts to pay for health problems which eventually will get you, and if you eat like junk food like Gargantua, they will get you sooner. But your savings will certainly get you through – kiss your house and car and sidearms goodby, though – and keep up a good relationship with your local pawnbroker – you’ll need him.

    • Cliffystones

      “…….if you eat like junk food like Gargantua,”

      Aren’t Japanese hi-rises high in fiber?

    • Bev

      Hey Amazed have you taken a look around your local grocery store lately. Fresh fruits, fish, whole grains etc., cost about three times as much as junk food you can get at the dollar store. I am not in any way advocating for obesity, but a lot of it boils down to money. I’ll give you an example of why people don’t eat healthier – I found a beautiful spaghetti squash (which I happen to like) which was priced at around $2. I didn’t look at the fine print which said $2 per pound. When I got to the checkout it rang up close to $8. I told the cashier that I didn’t want it for that price. Could I afford $8 for one vegetable, yes. But why spend the $8 on one thing when I could buy at least 6 boxes of pasta for the same amount of money.
      We’ve got inflation in this country and it is going strong. Not only is gas going up, but just wait until you go to the market and put the money in the cart and the food in your purse.

      • Libertytrain

        Funny my thinking has reversed from yours. I’d rather and am eating something of quality and eat less than fatten my already wide rear on pasta.

      • 45caliber

        But Liberty:

        You have a wide rear … at least you said it. Those who are starving don’t usually have a wide anything. So they do eat something that has a little too much sugar or starch. It would actually be good for them even though it isn’t good for you. After all, one size doesn’t fit all…

      • Karolyn

        Unfortunately, the poor (and many others) among us do not pay attention to nutrition and just buy what’s cheapest. I I often stand behind people in the grocery line, very often paying wit Food Stamps, and what I see in their carts is appalling. I don’t knock Food Stamps because they kept food in my belly when I had no income; but I tried to use them wisely.

      • Libertytrain

        45 my comment was written to her BECAUSE she said she could afford to buy the nutritious foods…. no other reason.

      • Libertytrain

        Karolyn, and I agree and I rarely see skinny people using food stamps. Sometimes, yes, but more often than not, these folks are finding food, albeit perhaps the wrong foods and appear to be eating plenty of them. I’m not condemning, I couldn’t – just an observation. It’s probably all that high fructose corn syrup and additives.

      • JeffH

        I am seeing the fast food drive throughs(my occasional Jack’s 2-99cent tacos) are accepting EBT(Electronic Benefits Transfer)food stamp debit cards for food here in California.

      • JeffH

        Karolyn, I also agree. I went through a rough time of unemployment a few years back(2007)myself. Although I didn’t apply for food stamps, I did go to a charitable food bank and after an extensive interview with their chef/nutritionist was able to get a couple boxes of food goods, including some meat and was invited to join them for their weekly Wednesday dinner. Carried me through a couple of weeks before I went back to work. Very thankfull.

    • Ted Crawford

      I clicked here intending to engage you in a debate. Upon rereading your post i was struck with the utter futility of that! Your mind is clearly made up why should I attempt to confuse you with any facts?
      Instead I’ll simply bid you good luck and bow to the wisdom of one of my mentors, Thomas Jefferson. ” It is as useless to argue with those who have renounced the use and authority of reason as to administer medicine to the dead”

    • Rick

      bad -vs- no food which would you rather have if you were homeless? We aren’t talking about a bunch of yuppies here these are people with little or no income and in dire ned=ed of help regardless of the source. So unless Dumbberg is funding out of his own pocket not the city treasury then he can do what he wants but otherwise he needs to get his nose out of peoples business.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Bloomberg may be creating his perfect city with perfect people. The homeless and the derelict will have to move to survive, these then will become problems for some other towns.

      • 45caliber


        You may have arrived at the real truth there.

      • eddie47d

        Many cities try and drive out the homeless with night time camping laws,panhandling and being kept off of certain streets or areas. They usually don’t work very well and the problem only moves over a few blocks. We have the Denver Rescue Mission and it does a great job of offering nighttime shelter and shower and strict rules when they have to be out of the building in the morning. We do have some great food banks but the stocks are dwindling so we know people aren’t getting enough. Some panhandlers are in-transients who are passing through but some are permanent fixtures who have their favorite bridge to live under. Most big cities have the same problems and you can only pray for them or donate cash to the missions. My grandson no longer needs diapers and we still had two boxes. This lady had a sign wanting money and diapers so I drove back home and took them to her. We can all help where we can and that should include food.

    • cawun cents

      Absolutely amazed,
      Perhaps you should go and look in the mirror…..see that ugly head?
      Cut it off like a cancer,it offends someone else.
      The arrogance of many is what has me absolutely amazed.
      To think I should spend my effort getting offended at someone elses largess when my mental largess is sufficient to power a grain of sand,is nothing short of amazing.
      Look it is not you I find offensive it is your position on conditions for which you have no control,yet your desire to assert that others should be the way that you are, that I find very offensive.You equate the derision of obesity to whatever you equate it to in your mind,yet you fail to see your own shortcomings as detrimental to society in the ways that they are.
      I hope a fat person farts on an elevator,and you get trapped having to smell the stink of it for minutes without respite.Because your idealism stinks and you want everyone to smell it.
      You in fact,take a position of arrogance that they should have to smell it,as it is for their own good.
      How can that not be seen as worthless self agrandizement on your part?
      Well,you got me on that one pal.
      I wouldnt know that sort of thing if like a socialist gubment,it came to bite us in the posterior.
      Thank your marxist professors for absolutely amazed’s analysis of the human conditon…American style,folks.
      But what do I know?
      Apparently very little…..

  • s c

    Sam, I don’t know if you left it out on purpose or not, BUT when you said ‘the government,’ did you mean New York or The Anointed Reject? Some people still don’t realize that Bloombutthead is an Obummer suck-up and a utopian.
    This sounds like something straight out of Obummer’s rotting tech manual. It’s an easy way to declare WAR on the homeless and still expect his braindead lemmings to line up and support anything he wants. The polite word is government by fiat. The better word is dictatorship.
    Yep, this is class “say this and do that.” Tell us that you care, when the last thing on your utopian agenda is to care about anyone other than yourself – Obummer.

    • 45caliber

      Keep in mind that these homeless and starving people aren’t working and paying taxes. Therefore they are useless to the government. And shouldn’t you get rid of useless things?

      • Ted Crawford

        They will hold on to them untill after the Election 45! They will offer them a sandwich, a cup of coffee and a free ride to the polls! That and some advice on just how they should vote!

      • http://Aol CommonSense4America

        But they can vote. Wouldn’t you vote for someone that gives you food?

      • eddie47d

        I have never seen a homeless person picked up and taken to a polling place to vote. Apparently I don’t get out much to see such wonders.

      • cawun cents

        I have never seen an atom.
        Are they real?
        To assume that because you havent witnessed something,it isnt real or actually occuring is well….hilarious.
        I have never witnessed a nuclear blast.
        Does that mean I doubt the destructive power of a nuclear blast?
        I have never witnessed an arsonist igniting a fire.
        It must then be true that no arsonist ever set fire to a structure or property,right?
        Notice the theme here is fire?
        Thats because it burns my rear to think that lack of actual sighting,makes the practical employment of a technique unsubstantiated.
        It’s not bigfoot or little green men we are talking about here.
        It is the possibility of idealism gone awry.
        Does that seem as if it is a stretch?
        Not from my unique perspective.
        We must protect the innocents,right?
        Yes….so now that there are these evil folks wanting to donate food that is tainted by their evil intent,we must protect the lawyers by making sure that they get huge sums of money for representing the innocents.
        And bureaucracy was born,to the dismay of the common folk.
        The architects of the Constitution,were of a mind to prevent the powers which now roam the hallowed halls of social justice from killing us with their costitution prostitution.
        But then revisionists came along and told us that it was all for the collective good that we changed the meanings of their words and intent.
        And some sit and yet defend that position as if it was in an effort to save their lives.
        If that isnt funny I dont know what is.

  • Cliffystones

    He’s definitely a power freak. Not only do these people want to do a poor job, anyone doing a better job than them is a threat. The folks who selflessly donate food are seen as a threat to Bloomberg’s imagined superiority. He will stop at nothing to remain in control.

    I’ve had the unfortunate experience of working for an idiot like this.

    • 45caliber

      i’ve found it hard to believe that the people allowed him to overturn a term limit law and then voted him back into office again.

      • Ted Crawford

        We are talking about California here 45! The land of fruits nuts, illeral immigrants, junkies, pushers, pimps, ladies of the night, Hollywood types and a never ending supply of other ne’re do wells! Most Americans who could, have allready left!

      • 45caliber

        Well, NY city is close to being Hollywood and CA, I assume. And many of their beliefs are the same.

  • Bob Johnson

    What is the difference; obama care says if you are over 76, you cannot receive cancer treatment, go home and die, how is that any different than the lord high horse mayor of nyc. That place is rapidly catching up with california with stupid rules, laws, regulations, and taxes. If one is hungry, one will eat whatever one can, if it contains trace amounts of those things the food police have ordered out of food, it makes no difference to one that is starving, the food police would rather have you starve to death, than heaven forbid, you eat something that might cause your death in a hundred years. Please God, spare me from bureaucrats.

    • 45caliber

      Mad Magazine came out with an article about the FDA a number of years ago that I wish I had kept. The FDA bans all sorts of things because “they are bad for you”. The magazine article pointed out that every item in a standard American breakfast such as eggs, toast, and coffee have something in it that is bad for you. So their “story” was that the FDA banned all food to protect the people. The last picture was of a starving family – with dead in the background – thanking the FDA for “saving them”.

      This sounds like the same thing. “We’re going to keep you healthy and safe by letting you starve.”

    • eddie47d

      Okay Bob if what you say is true then what is the Republican solution to the cancer problem you mention? Since their policies have left 45 million or more without insurance shouldn’t that scenario fall on them. .

      • cawun cents

        The omitted part that you so craftily left out eedie47d,is that Obamacare built a safety net for just such an occaison.
        It’s called a”fine”,although I fail to see what is fine about it.
        More appropriately,it might be called an excise fee.
        But then again I am no silver dollar forger.
        Sad that our reserve system cannot make that claim isnt it?
        Lets see…..what kind of ponzi scam can I come up with?
        I know!
        I will print money with no value,and tell other folks that they are endentured slaves to me for doing it for them.
        Wow…..what a concept!
        And yet no political leader steps forth from the crowd to say lets stop this madness.
        Wait…..well,none other than the for some reason I cant tell,unelectable Dr.Ron Paul.
        But his foreign policy is disasterous,some assert.
        But he may legalize drugs and prostitution,some elaborate.
        But he is anit-semitic,others grumble.
        A person who has seen hundreds of lives begin in the world has no unique capability of understanding the precious nature of beginning anew.
        That is what you’d politically call a conundrum folks.
        Good luck with the election.
        I hope your purchase is a wise one.

    • Verne

      Hi Bob! mayor bloomberg is also another city authority is being told let the homeless died take the give away food from different store who donates foods, instead throwing it to the waste garbage (three days old) were there are hungry people could eat while food still good for consumption. Salt, insanity is the big problem to this country, but is not from the food were giving away, are the foods, people orders from fast food stores. Christ sake, stop all the stupidity attitude mayor, good for you who have made all the millions you made it from selling the newspapers, but why can you share your millions and buy good foods to the poor/homeless will be better to think about bad, salty, sugary etc.. Then, mayor you will get heavenly blessing, more. The good Lord is watching you, (us) if we will do good deeds.
      Think of it mayor of (nyc) it is your States, will not get hungry and your shame will be a
      more acceptable..Think of that, please…

  • Elia

    Hunger does not require calorie count, nor salt count in order for it to be satisfied. It requires food for survival. While Michelle Obama is trying to improve the diet through knowledge, mandating and policing the nutritional rules in situations where it is inappropriate to do so, is the height of ignorance on the part of the government – whether it local, state or federal. It is equally condescending to tell the economically poor to “eat your vegetables” when all they have money for is the cheapest of food.

    It is equally ignorant to not realize that most obesity is the result of genetically modified seed-food in the regular food eaten. Yes, even vegetables have been modified by Monsanto seeds which do physical damage and causes weight gain. In any case, if the government is so concerned about the food Americans eat, they should start by banning Monsanto genetically modified seeds which produce the foods which cause many diseases and weight gain. Hasn’t anybody wondered why Americans are fat, and Europe is generally not? Many European countries have banned Monsanto genetically modified seeds and foods grown with them. USA government should start there – and meantime, let the good people feed the homeless.

    • eddie47d

      Wow! Now Obama is responsible for causing all the fat people in America. LOL

    • afdbghq

      You are right. The ranchers add growth hormones to the food of the cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and almost every other animal that we eat to cause them to put on weight in the shortest amount of time. The problem is that these hormones stay in the processed meat after it is packaged. It is not rendered harmless by cooking, so we are eating meat that has growth hormones which cause us to gain weight.

      The same thing with foods such as corn which is genetically modified to produce more heads of corn per corn stalk. We get the same treatment. Our bodies register the requirement to produce more bulk, only in people the result is more fat.

  • 45caliber

    Another move by government elites to insure that people can ONLY get help from the government so they must be dependent upon them. They just didn’t want to allow someone a chance to be independent of the government by getting food from some other source.

  • Michael Frisch

    It will very soon be time to
    ALL of them, who won’t use the common sense that God gave a Canary…
    Hard to believe these criminals are still alive and have not got a case of lead poisoning or rope burn yet!

    All we need are some ropes and light posts…

    • http://Aol CommonSense4America

      Get rid of all currently elected officials and vote in 3rd graders. 3rd graders have more common sense.

  • D

    Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. – Lord Acton

  • Pathfinder1

    Liberals are crazy. Letting people starve so that you can protect them from salt, fat or whatever is pure lunacy. This is a case where the cure is worse than the disease.
    And, liberals once again display their ignorance.

  • Pathfinder1

    Letting people go hungry in the name of saving them is pure “liberal logic” and Liberals are CRAZY! This is a case where the cure is worse than the disease. When will this mandated liberal lunacy STOP!

    • 45caliber

      Not all salt or sugar or whatever is harmful if you have little or none to begin with. But they look only at those on welfare or themselves as the ones to watch out for.

    • eddie47d

      Then what are the Conservatives going to do about the homeless problem Pathfinder1? Republicans like Bloomberg accordingly to you can’t solve the problem so how about you? What will you be doing for better nutrition in the USA? What will you be doing for the unemployed needing more food? If all you have is blaming Liberals then you don’t have much.

      • s c

        Whoever programmed you, e, must have put in all of 60 seconds to get it done. You come to this website with a head full of childish mush, and you expect us to take you seriously. Today, you dare to claim that Bloomboob is a ‘Republican.’
        ‘E,’ you did it again. Maybe it’s because you have to be re-programmed often (that flotsam just won’t stay between your ears). Let me be the first to inform you and your ilk that Bloomboob is NOT a ‘Republican.’ You could call him a Rino, a neocon, a fence-sitter or a progressive in an Armani suit, but when you try to imply that he’s a conservative, what you’re doing is dropping your pants in public. It may be a “utopian thing,” but at some point even your ‘friends’ will tell you to stop it.
        If you want a real challenge on your hands, try to tell us that your W H ‘God’ is a world-class “leader.”
        Are you ready for gas that costs 5 to 10 dollars a gallon, bunky? Are you driving a Volt yet? Have you volunteered to clean up the tons of trash that your ‘new friends’ bring into America through Arizona? Have you fondled a tree and whispered ‘Al Gore’ yet? You’re a real piece of work, comrade.

  • Mort

    Sadly, Bloomberg is not the first idiot.

    Similar has occurred in Nort Carolina, Virginia, and in other states. Just take a look at Muchelle’s ‘dictates’ about nutrition.

    But it is nothing new. Some of my favorite, ‘soul’ foods no longer exists. Someone in an ivory tower ‘knew better’. But fortunately I can afford some foreign replacements that cater to my appetite, even if they cost more.

  • trashman

    Marie Antoinette Bloomberg said it best: “Let them eat cake (as long as it is government cake).”

    The government is taking over our lives, not in a step by step process but now in leaps and bounds. We the People are like lemmings in a headlong rush to the sea and oblivion. People – wake up! Freedom is not free.

    Never forget: 2012 Time to take out the Trash.

  • deepizzaguy

    Bloomberg is becoming a cold hearted snake.

  • desert

    Bloomberg is a pathetic example of a wasted piece of flesh…or is that blob?

  • simian pete

    Canned Food usually has an expiration date. Also staples like rice, dried pasta (spaghetti, macaroni, etc) has an expiration on the package. Then there is dried foods – like beans and lentils.

    I wonder if pre-packaged food with a long shelf life/expiration date are included in this ban.

    Doesn’t make sense. Why not just pass a law that the city isn’t liable if you eat food from a private contributor ? This is nuts !!

    Personally, I just eat one main meal a day. Usually dried beans or pasta with some junk meat. Like today I picked up a junk chicken that expired today – 2 bucks off for quick sale. Just thru it into the oven. $$ CHeap !! $$$ . Then theirs stuff like pork butt or pork picnic hams – just cook ‘em and freeze them. Go good with the “Jack Rabbit” of “Goya” dried beans. Black-eye peas are EZ to make. Mix that with some split peas and lentils, throw some cheap ass white rice on the side with some spices, cheap ass meat “pieces” and you got a meal …

    But I’m on a tangent – this mayor Bloomberg is crazy some days. He has good business sense – but when it comes to gun rights and personal freedom he is an total frackin IDIOT ….

    When you start messing with peoples food, that’s when a violent revolution starts……. I’m not for violent revolutions – neither are all of you. This Mayor just keeps meddling !!! It’s going to be like the French Revolution – Bloomberg is basically saying “Let them eat cake” in New York english …

  • fastfood

    Perhaps the homeless folks should take up residence on the streets of the city capital and block food deliveries from reaching the nanny government and preventing the nanny government from getting to the five star restaurants and hotels doomberg likes to patronize and see how he likes going hungry.

  • Ira “Jake” Jakob USAF (Ret)

    Simply put… Bloomberg is an idiot!


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