As if most mature adults don't know that already. (Note the heavy emphasis on "mature".)
So it behooves us to see what the cutting edge of Nanny Statism looks like, be it banning plastic bags in Los Angeles, or ....... no, I can't say it. Bloomberg really needs to get a life. Read on:
America unites in contempt for loathsome nanny-state mayor
The “No Labels” crowd that wanted him to run for president as an indie swore that he’d help bring Americans together. And so he has. Is there anyone on either side of the aisle, aside from celebrity buffoons like Alec Baldwin and the social engineers of tomorrow at Ezra Klein’s blog, who thinks this is a swell idea?Read on, and learn the signs of Government Gone Wild, and the joys of socialism.
The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.
An especially ironic element of this silliness is Mayor Bloomberg, after banning sodas for their high calorie content, is endorsing....National Donut Day. Hence the headline.