I don’t know about you, but I’m increasingly getting pretty sick of the ‘King’ of New York, Michael Bloomberg. Just how many times are they going to elect this guy? He has no business whatsoever in the business of the fast food industry. Demanding that the industry no longer allow the serving of their ‘supersized’ drinks. You or nobody else are going to curtail the sugar intake of the average American. Does this pertain to every sugar drink in the city over 16 oz.? You can’t even buy a 16 oz. Pepsi. This makes for a perfect segue into an article I read in the paper a few days ago about Disney announcing that after current contractual obligations, they were pulling ads concerning fast food and sugary cereals. The companies who make the fast food and sugary cereals, though all industry giants, pump huge amounts of money into the nation’s economy, not to mention the jobs they create. The fast food industry, in my mind has tried to make their menus more health conscious. Face it, you are not going to Burger King because they have the best salad dressing in town. When daddy has the kids on Saturday, where are they going to lunch? Parents should have the control of what their children eat. In a world where so many families have both spouses working, so what if they bring home a pizza now and then. Today’s kids are fat because they don’t get enough exercise. Too many hours sitting in front of the laptop. I saw an ad on television last night for a website promoting a video game encouraging the perfect father-son quality time in front of the screen. That’s what’s wrong; not McDonald’s or Nabisco. Of course the First Lady Mrs. Obama has to jump right on the bandwagon (She has to have something to do.) This all thanks to ‘King’ Bloomberg. Where are you when we need you Rudy?……….We don’t travel across the river much but there was an interesting article in today’s TU about the city of Rensselaer. Have you ever noticed that the city totally flies underneath the radar. Either nothing exciting ever happens, or nobody notices. The mayor of the city Daniel Dwyer released the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year which showed a twelve percent increase over last year, reflecting a modest raise in property taxes. No changes in the departmental budgets. Slight employee raises. When it goes out for public comment, does anybody comment? Maybe other local governments should take note.
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