Mike Bloomberg Honors Largest Box Of Donuts Ever Made After Proposing Ban On Soda Served In Big-Boy Cups

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Less than two days after Mike Bloomberg announced his proposed ban on sugary beverages served in containers larger than 16 ounces, he's honoring the largest box of donuts ever made.
While yesterday may have been Mayor Mike Bloomberg's You're Too Fat And Stupid To Make Your Own Decision About Soda Day, today is officially "National Donut Day," and the mayor isn't just celebrating, he's expected to sign a proclamation letter honoring the 75th anniversary of a day that celebrates a food that has more fat and calories than the sugary beverages he wants to over-regulate (he claims the proposed ban is to "force people to understand" the dangers of sugar).

Bloomberg is expected to issue his proclamation as "Donut Day" is celebrated in Madison Square Park, where Brooklyn-based Entenmann's is handing out free donuts from the "largest box of Entenmann's donuts ever created."

Again, this is the same Mike Bloomberg who earlier this week announced that he's proposing a ban on sugary beverages that are served in containers larger than 16 ounces. Meanwhile, the largest box of donuts ever assembled is being "honored."

Bloomberg defended his contradictory feelings regarding soda and donuts by explaining during an appearance on the Today Show that "one donut is not going to hurt you, in moderation, most things are OK."

About that...

Donuts contain roughly 300 calories and 20 grams of fat, depending on the donut. According to Dunkin Donuts' website, a glazed cake donut has 360 calories and 22 grams of fat. On the soda front, a 20 ounce bottle (which is four ounces more than what Bloomberg would allow under his Big Gulp ban) of Sunkist orange soda contains 270 calories and zero grams of fat.

In other words, even in moderation, one donut is worse for you than the amount of soda the mayor wants to ban. Yet, Bloomberg is celebrating donuts while casting soda as the drink of the devil. 

So the message is (umm) clear: eating unhealthy amounts of sugar in the form of a donut is just fine -- as long as you don't wash it down with more than 16 ounces of soda. Makes perfect sense, if you think about it (and you're a fucking idiot).

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Friend of the Devil
Friend of the Devil

I have a feeling that if anyone besides Bloombully were trumpeting his various dictates of wisdom, no one would waste their time. I have to think that BB lost money on soda and cigarette stocks, but doesn't seem to mind supporting other sugary products -- check the portfolio. (Or, let's ban the purchase of boxes of cigarettes, donuts, and alcohol in containers/sizes over a certain amount. Oh, that's okay with BB, I guess.)

Seriously, his remarks are those of a wheezing, soon to be former politician (I pray), inflicting his righteousness on the little people he is so CLEARLY better than us all. Money does that to you, or haven't you noticed that lately? So long, BB - the sooner the better.

And, the alleged "American way of capitalism" is darn well good enough for BB, isn't it? Don't let the average (or even not-so-average) competitor benefit from overkill, not to mention total media saturation (that's BB's sole privilege). If, as is reported, people like Alec Baldwin and Barbara Walters support this "idea," that's more to the point.

Hello, Sunny-D: People are stupid, then? Can't tell one kind of sugar from another? Well, SD, I guess we need your type of controlling around here....get real, and go home and discipline your family, not us. We'll risk the "danger."

Staten Island Bob
Staten Island Bob

It's amazing to me that Bloomberg has no problem regulating the personal behavior of the masses but has little or nothing to say about the excesses of Wall Street and corporate America, including the "addiction" to the largest accumulation of wealth in our history. The disparity of income, (and the high unemployment rate), doesn't seem to bother him at all. Nobody can deny that some things are bad to eat, drink or smoke, but making a living, (for all of us), should come first. 

Eastoflex
Eastoflex

TO ALL - WHY DO PEOPLE POST RESPONSES OR COMMENTS TO A BLOG/ARTICLE... NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR OPINION... REGULATING FOOD IS STUPID - IF YOU NEED TO REGULATE FOOD YOUR PARENTS SUCK (OH I WRITE IN ALL CAPS SO IT LOOKS LIKE IM MAKING A POINT) SUNNY-D - "What are we willing to do and or sacrifice to make sure we as a nation do not continue to grow fatter and sicker?" IF YOU'RE STUPID ENOUGH TO NOT KNOW THAT CRAPPY FOOD IS BAD FOR YOU... SOCIAL DARWINISM... 

Sunny-D
Sunny-D

When you eat a donut you know you are making a bad food choice, you know there is going to be a lot of fat and calories in it.  Knowing that, hopefully, you won't eat too many too often.  Soda is much more dangerous.  Few of us consider the enormous amount of sugar as we slurp away at a big gulp.  I have to wonder, with all of this backlash against big cups of soda, if not this, then what?  What are we willing to do and or sacrifice to make sure we as a nation do not continue to grow fatter and sicker?   

SI Smells Like Garbage
SI Smells Like Garbage

Bob, You're an idiot.  What would you like him to do - take money from people... redistribute wealth, invade Poland...(I digress) Get a real job and make some money... (Just an FYI I worked in construction for 10 years while going to/paying for college and now I am one of those "Wall street guys" I have no problem with blue collar workers, they are the backbone of America - but just because you're not a white collar, "wall street", well compensated person - stop complaining.

Just an FYI if you want in on the accumulation of wealth buy some stock in these companies.

James King
James King

...says the guy who posted a response or comment to a blog/article.

Staten Island Bob
Staten Island Bob

Buy some stock, why, do you have a bridge to sell me, you moron? After the biggest taxpayer bailout in our history you expect people to actually have faith in what you do? You're the one who should have your head examined. The sign of a fool is someone who continually makes the same mistakes expecting a different outcome. Maybe next time there won't be any more government welfare to carry your sorry asses.

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