Thanks to Jim King for his brief mention of Chubster in this takedown of Gawker’s Drew Magary.
Magary supports New York mayor Mike Bloomberg’s really dumb proposed soda ban. Well, he claims he did in an article. King’s response is a good old fashioned call for personal responsibility:
The part of “being an American” that Magary overlooks is that whole thing about personal responsibility, which means not being an unhealthy slob whose idea of “health food” is the blue-cheese drenched celery that you snack on after wolfing down two dozen chicken wings. Then we grew up, and realized that in addition to potentially killing us, being a fat, drunk slob — more often than not — makes us unattractive to potential candidates for fornication. We then made the proper dietary adjustments to get back down to fightin’ weight — and we didn’t need Mike Bloomberg to tell us to do it.
I’m normally all about the government doing what it can to make people aware of health problems and to give them a little help, but the soda ban is definitely a bridge too far. It’s not like people won’t find another way to overindulge if they want.
Also, since Bloomberg runs a media company that published this and this maybe he should STFU. Soda is a poor man’s indulgence, and it causes problems because we have so many poor people in this country, but Bloomberg ain’t helping by trying to turn his town into a Nanny State.