After Friday’s BLISTERING schedule of SIX fundraisers, Obama has toned it down a bit today with only THREE fundraisers.
9:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
3:25 pm || Departs White House
4:35 pm|| Arrives New York City
5:20 pm || Speaks at a fundraiser, private residence
8:25 pm|| Speaks at a fundraiser; Waldorf Astoria
9:35 pm|| Speaks at a fundraiser; New Amsterdam Theater
11:20 pm || Departs New York City
12:30 am || Arrives White House
Two working days into the month of June, and Obama’s up to NINE fundraisers for the month.
A commenter over at White House Dossier points up to this schedule of Bush II’s for the month of June, 2004. Compare and Contrast.
He had fundraisers on June 1st, 21st, and 23rd. He spoke at a campaign rally on the 18th, and at a fundraiser for a Washington Senatorial candidate on the 17th (which Obama isn’t doing – helping anyone lower down in their party). Everything else looks like official business.
The problem is, apparently, we have too much liberty. And we make horrible, horrible choices with that excess liberty.
What we need is someone to take those bad choices away.
It’s fucking soda. Don’t be such a pussy that you can’t live without a 42 oz. cup of the shit. If you’re the type to flip out just because you can’t have that, then who’s the real pussy?
It’s just (fucking) soda. Well, and a few other things too:
Whether it’s proposing to restrict new tavern licenses, suggesting a ban on happy hours, banning food donations to homeless shelters, attempting to limit restaurants’ use of salt, merely making life difficult for food trucks, banning trans fats, et cetera, there appears to be no food consumer, seller, or ingredient that escapes the eagle eyes of the mayor and his hawkish health department, headed by Thomas Farley.
Ok, whatever, but we’re talking about obesity here, which – apparently – for which soda is pretty much soley responsible.
Now, there are many contributing factors to [New York City’s obesity rate], but there is none—no single factor that is contributing to it more than the increase in consumption of these sugary drinks. There’s something about this product that seems to be uniquely associated with obesity and is also increasingly associated with diabetes and heart disease.
IT’S KILLING US.
Actually, I don’t like the stuff myself, BUT I’LL DEFEND UNTIL MY DEATH YOUR RIGHT TO KILL YOURSELF BY DRINKING IT IN LARGE QUANTITIES.
First they came for your Pepsi, but since I don’t drink Pepsi, I said nothing. Then they came for my bottle of wine, and I freaked the shit out.
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The specifics of the “something” that Farley claims “seems to be uniquely associated with obesity” have so far eluded him. Though that same “something” appears not to have escaped the attention of Farley’s own health department, which reports that “New York City neighborhoods that report lower physical activity levels and less fruit and vegetable consumption have higher obesity rates.”