BloombergBanBigDrinksPIX

A judge on Monday invalidated New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments, one day before the new law was to take effect. State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan ruled the new regulation was ‘arbitrary and capricious’ and declared it invalid, after the American Beverage Association and other business groups had sued the city challenging the ban.” Now, the mayor, Mayor Doomberg, got all this started. He’s not a legislator; he’s a mayor.

If he wants to make sugar a controlled substance to be able to ban the size of soft drinks, he needs to get the legislature to pass a bill to that effect, and then he needs to get the governor to sign it. The judge said he can’t just do this by executive order. Doomberg is not happy about this. But here’s a guy, Doomberg, who said, “Well, you know, people aren’t gonna control their lives right. We’re gonna have to do that for them,” and he started talking about things like “portion control” in regard to weight loss and nutrition.

Don’t you just love hearing somebody who violated New York City’s term limit law to run for mayor a third time lecturing us on portion control? When it came to the portions of terms he could serve, he was insatiable. Now, we’ve got some sound bites. I’ve just crossed up the broadcast engineer. Let’s find ’em. Let’s start number with six, seven, and eight here. We have Mayor Doomberg. This is Face the Nation yesterday, Bob Schieffer talking to Mayor Doomberg.