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  • #16
    Hey lets just lay down and give away some more of our rights. Soda pop is bad for you, DUH!!!! Is someone pointing a gun to your head forcing you to drink it. What is next people, what? When all social activist nutcases have won their little wars in telling you, how to live your life, whats next?
    I am so sick and tired of everyone telling me how to live my life. I rarely drink soda, not because I'm some fitness guru, I just dont care for the taste. I do drink beer, because I like it. I occasionally have me a nice fat cigar, because I like it. I like having a big double cheeseburger loaded with thick sliced bacon and a big order of fries slathered with chili, wash it all down with a tall iced mug of cold brew, then burn me a stogie afterward, what effin business is it of yours????
    I don't do this daily, I do it when the mood strikes me, usually to reward myself. I don't need to hear anyones lip when I want to. Moderation is the key.
    I guess everyone should be vegan. Though if that were the case, trust me someone out there somewhere would still try to tell you what is best for you and try to impose it on you. Mind your own and I'll do the same!
    "I would rather live one day as a Lion, than a thousand years as a Sheep."

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    • #17
      Originally posted by icecoldblueyes View Post
      haha Especially not when the new fried food highlight at the state fair is.... fried butter.
      Fried butter....as in deep fried butter?
      "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

      Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

      Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.

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      • #18
        Does this mean the SF Giants are going to have to take down that big Coca-Cola bottle down from left field at AT&T Park?...
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        • #19
          Originally posted by kckpd756 View Post
          Hey lets just lay down and give away some more of our rights. Soda pop is bad for you, DUH!!!! Is someone pointing a gun to your head forcing you to drink it.
          I do not favor this proposal, but the freedom of choice argument is weaker when a law is trying to protect children.

          The stated motivation for this prohibition is doubtless to protect children, who are too immature to make sound choices. Voters are more receptive to such restrictions on children. For example, we prohibit them from buying alcohol and cigarettes.
          Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
          Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Southflaguy View Post
            Does this mean the SF Giants are going to have to take down that big Coca-Cola bottle down from left field at AT&T Park?...
            SFG, most excellent!
            "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

            Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

            Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.

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            • #21
              From that article, I don't see where this is to "protect the children". How is "fining" the stores that sell the product the obvious answer? Add a tax to the soda itself (which is already being talked about on a national level) but why penalize the retailer? Should we put an age restriction on it....warning labels...



              Originally posted by Kieth M. View Post
              Fried butter....as in deep fried butter?
              Here ya go Kieth

              And, as Abel Gonzales Jr. freely admits, it's not health food. At 810 calories a stick, the golf ball sized chunk of butter in his deep fried masterpiece clocks in at around 405 calories per ball, and that's before it's injected with flavoring, wrapped in dough and dunked in a vat of oil. As for flavorings, you can go the purist route and savor your butter ball plain, or choose from grape, cherry or garlic if you're looking for a bit more piz***. Gonzales plans to serve 3 or 4 balls per order because "any more than that would be a little bit too much."

              Deep Fried Butter is the creation of Abel Gonzales Jr., who's received previous Big Tex honors for his Texas Fried Cookie Dough, Fried Coke and Fried Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Sandwich.
              Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
              and I'm not sure about the former.
              -Albert Einstein


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              • #22
                Originally posted by DAL View Post
                I do not favor this proposal, but the freedom of choice argument is weaker when a law is trying to protect children.

                The stated motivation for this prohibition is doubtless to protect children, who are too immature to make sound choices. Voters are more receptive to such restrictions on children. For example, we prohibit them from buying alcohol and cigarettes.
                Ya I know and thats another thing that chaps my behind. I am so sick of "Its for the Children" defense in matters like this. I have 3 boys. We keep a small amount of Pop in the house. It is stored out in the Pantry. They are allowed to have a glass of it on rare occassions and know that they must have permission to do so. In 10 years me and my wife have not had a problem with our kids "sneaking" it, they know its a reward and for special occassions. I got a novel concept, its a , its called um, ya, Parenting thats it. Why don't the Gov't let people do it.
                Raising the tax on pop is not going to bring down obesity nore is it going to disuade people from drinking it.
                If a kid wants to get his hands on a damn Dr. Pepper he will, just like they routinely get their hands on beer and smokes.
                "I would rather live one day as a Lion, than a thousand years as a Sheep."

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                • #23
                  mmmm fried butter, injected with jalapeno cheeeeeeeeeeeeeese MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM




                  Originally posted by icecoldblueyes View Post
                  haha Especially not when the new fried food highlight at the state fair is.... fried butter.
                  dubbed code name: Alien #69

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by icecoldblueyes View Post
                    Deep Fried Butter is the creation of Abel Gonzales Jr., who's received previous Big Tex honors for his Texas Fried Cookie Dough, Fried Coke and Fried Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Sandwich.
                    Paramedics are now on stand-by!
                    "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

                    Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

                    Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by icecoldblueyes View Post
                      From that article, I don't see where this is to "protect the children". How is "fining" the stores that sell the product the obvious answer? Add a tax to the soda itself (which is already being talked about on a national level) but why penalize the retailer? Should we put an age restriction on it....warning labels...
                      I had in mind the efforts to remove soft drinks from vending machines and prevent their sale at schools. That has been done in many places, I think.

                      San Francisco may not be able to impose a new tax without a referendum approved by a 2/3 vote.
                      Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                      Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by DAL View Post
                        I had in mind the efforts to remove soft drinks from vending machines and prevent their sale at schools. That has been done in many places, I think.

                        San Francisco may not be able to impose a new tax without a referendum approved by a 2/3 vote.
                        Now that I agree with. Soft Drinks were not sold in vending machines at my school and that was more than 20 years ago. I don't think it did much good though. I do like the idea though and find that much easier to digest than raising taxes and punishing stores that sell it.
                        "I would rather live one day as a Lion, than a thousand years as a Sheep."

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                        • #27
                          switch to diet coke...it's more better fo' you.

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                          • #28
                            Oh...just great. This country is leading more and more in the hands of socialist liberals who have nothing more to justify than leading this nation into a fascist communist nation! I wish someone would try and take my soda pop! That's ALMOST worse than trying to take my guns, and I'll put up a hell of a fight for any liberal who tries to take my guns!!!!!
                            "Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." - Robert E. Lee, 1865

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