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January 11, 2008
Nanny-Stater Michael Bloomberg Munches Forbidden Trans Fats
No Mike! Say it's not so!
After gaining national media attention for spearheading an almost total ban on trans fats in city restaurants starting last July, Bloomberg was photographed in this month's issue of Wired magazine munching on those very same dangerous fats.
The photo, which accompanies a short Q&A about technology and politics, features Bloomberg at his City Hall desk, looking thoughtful and serious. Meanwhile, his right hand is seen almost absent-mindedly pulling a Cheez-It out of a single-serving bag of the crackers.
The reader can only assume that the baked snack cracker is headed for the mayor's mouth, and along with it some of the half-gram of trans fat found in every serving of Cheez-Its.
The mayor's food choice directly counters the guidance of his own Department of Health, which specifies on its Web site that "there is no safe level of artificial trans fat consumption."
But of course, it's only us little people who need to be told what to eat. The Mayor of New York can eat what he pleases. Besides, those stents he had inserted in his coronary artery in 2000 will surely keep him safe from the heart attacks trans fats allegedly cause.
On a tip from Wiggins.
Posted by Van Helsing at January 11, 2008 8:47 AM
OMG, this is hilarious! But it fits right in with the liberal mantra: "okay for me but not for thee."
Posted by: Pam at January 11, 2008 9:26 AM
Even CNN has to report that is it snowing in Baghdad.
Posted by: mandy at January 11, 2008 9:41 AM
Global warming strikes again!
Posted by: Archonix at January 11, 2008 10:06 AM
Can you buy transfat offsets?
Posted by: Farmer Ted at January 11, 2008 11:20 AM
Bloomberg is one of the Elites...who eats his own product.
Posted by: Mockin'bird at January 11, 2008 1:46 PM
Well said, Mockin'bird!
"Bad boy, Michael!" [Sound of ruler wielded by Hillary/Nurse Ratched smacking into outstretched palm, several times]. "Waaaahhhhhhh!"
If their hypocrisy weren't so pathetic, it'd be funny in the extreme. Once again, it's "do as I say, not as I do," the liberal/totalitarian mantra.
Posted by: jc14 at January 11, 2008 5:43 PM
Hypocrisy, the sign of a true liberal.
Posted by: Adam at January 11, 2008 6:20 PM