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Robert Ariail

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  1. D PB

    D PB said, over 3 years ago


    Let the trolling begin!

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That’s right! Government should have no role whatsoever in improving the health of its citizens. Let’s get rid of all those pesky regulations. Let people drink as much of anything as they want! If they want to drive drunk, it’s their choice!

    The Free Market will take care of all that stuff.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    If I understand the judge’s ruling it was because the ban only applied to restaurants.
    Convenience stores could still sell any size they wished.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    The law was challenged by the American Beverage Association, first because they felt it was a threat to our right to decided our own dietary wants and needs. It comments on the discrimination of application but I don’t think that was part of the judges ruling.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    I read a story by beer writer Justin Grant.
    It was about a crazy law that is in effect.
    Bills in the Florida House and Senate want to change Florida’s growler laws.
    Growler laws?
    I never heard of a growler before.
    It is a reuseable, refillable glass jug that you take to your local brewery to fill up and take out.
    32 oz and 128 oz growlers are legal.
    64 oz growlers are illegal.
    He goes into the logic (?) of why, then says the bills are to make the 64 oz size legal.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago


    The Huffpost isn’t the most accurate news source so I take that into account when I read their stories.

  7. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 3 years ago

    The problem is not the drink,but the health consequences which society in general has to pay for. If society gets the bill, it should have some say-so in the cause.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “They did nothing therefore he went forth with his “city laws” to combat it.”

    Yeah, the Obamas have done nothing to take action on obesity. Except that Barack tried to make school lunches paid for by the feds more nutiritious. The Nanny State people went nuts; how dare he decide how he spends his money. The potato industry and the frozen food lobbyists went to work. Now pizza sauce is classified as a vegetable. Remember when Reagan was rightly criticized for stating that ketchup is a vegetable? How times have changed.

    Michelle has tried to campaign for healthy diets and healthy kids, and the hate-Obama crowd has been quite verbal about how she has no business doing so.

    You can’t cherry-pick your facts. Only Dick Cheney can do that.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    “The loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the stated purpose of this rule,” Justice Milton Tingling said.
    The ban didn’t cover lattes or milk based drinks or alcohol, and the rule, if upheld, would create an “administrative leviathan,”
    reported The Daily Gazette.

  10. Miss Buttinsky

    Miss Buttinsky GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Spyderred laid out , in one sentence, the rationale for Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on big gulps! We all pay, so we should have some say.

    Thanks to you, S.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    @Miss Buttinsky

    Would that include the for profit healthcare insurance industry? Could they charge more for those that drink big-gulps?

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    Is that Chris Christie?

  13. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    “Drinking 32 oz of soda does not affect the cerebellum, compromising balance and coordination, and impairing motor control and movement, and thus does not put other people at risk when you are behind the wheel.”

    Ever heard of a sugar crash?

  14. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    You may be perfectly capable of making your own correct decisions.
    Actually, every person that posts here is plenty smart.
    It is those “other” people.
    Studies show the vast silent majority are not making good decisions in the real world.
    Records are kept.

  15. D PB

    D PB said, over 3 years ago


    Ah, there’s no slippery slope there.

    So every societal ill should have a corresponding government developed solution that everyone of us gets to pay for?

    That sounds very utopian.

    Let me ask you something, do you think that, in the not to distant past, the government of Germany had a majority of support of the masses when they chose to implement laws against certain classes of people? Do you think that laws implemented in current regimes in other countries that disenfranchise a group because of their color, ethnicity, religion or {insert special grouping here} are right from a moral and ethical perspective? After all, these very same laws are passed and have been passed to “protect society.”

    Sounds like your reasoning is a little flawed, like that of the mayor of New York.

    It starts with these types of “insignificant” regulations and laws that empower the government to reach even further into our lives. Where do we as a people draw the line between our personal freedoms and the need to be governed. This is not an instance where the government is or was needed.

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