Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Because the war on drugs has been so successful....

...the 'anything wrong needs a government solution' types are now declaring a war on sugar?

(San Antonio city manager wages war on sugar, Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express-News via ChronBlog)
City Manager Sheryl Sculley has declared war on sugar.

Well, at least when it comes packaged in cans and candy bars. Sugary sodas no longer have a home in the city's 250 beverage vending machines and unhealthy foods in the 75 snack machines in city facilities are next.

“I asked the staff to remove the high-calorie soda drinks from our vending machines,” Sculley said. “I'm a fitness person, and I care about our employees, and I want them to be healthy. And I think this is a very small gesture.”
Emphasis above mine.

It's odd that the word "I" (or some derivative) is used FIVE times by an elected official whose stated purpose is caring for OTHERS.

Which points to the real motivation of the nanny state-ists who claim to only be doing what's in everyone's best interest. It's got nothing to do with others and everything to do with pumping up their ego.

It really kicks into high gear with the adoption of the Royal "we":
“We know that statistically that people who are overweight or obese have greater health problems than those who do not,” she said. “We're about educating community and we think we can lead by example.”
What happens now if you're a San Antonio city employee, are hypoglycemic, and need a Coke to stabilize?

Like all bad ideas I expect this one to come to Houston next. All in our effort for world classiness of course. The road to becoming an international city starts at the vending machines one would guess.

1 comment:

  1. "What happens now if you're a San Antonio city employee, are hypoglycemic, and need a Coke to stabilize?"

    Uh... you die, I guess. Sad, because many diabetics are apt to suffer hypoglycemic episodes (I myself have done so, several times. It's scary.)

    I guess that next we'll see bans on the possession of candy and other "unhealthy" foodstuff, to be followed by SWAT-style raids (complete with flash-bang grenades, Tasers, and full-automatic weaponry) to seize and destroy any remaining stockpiles.

    And, I am certain those representing the PRison-Industrial Complex (in other words, the PRICs) are even now lobbying the Lege, seeking to have mandatory, long-term "enhanced" sentences imposed on those who defy the Will of the Nanny-State Ninnies.



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