Well this is kind of amusing. The other day I did a post on Nanny Bloomberg and wrote:
You've got to stand up to Nanny Bloomberg this time, because if you don't he's never going to stop. When he gets done with this one he'll find something else to scold and harass you about eating or doing. Hmmmm, what will be next for the portion police? Candy? Maybe alcohol? Oooh, I know: No servings of beef over four ounces.
And what to my wondering eyes should appear but a column from totalitarian jackass of the day Michael Tomasky, who while defending Bloomberg writes this:
Are bacon-cheeseburgers next? As a practical matter, no. Sodas are an easy target because there is nothing, nothing, nutritionally redeeming about them. But might there come a day when the New York City Department of Health mandates that burgers be limited to, say, four ounces? Indeed there might. And why not? Eight- and ten-ounce burgers are sick things.
Hahaha. I told you so. It may not be happening yet, but those little totalitarian fuckwads are thinking ahead and they are not going to stop with soda sizes if they win.
This is the inevitable result of more and more health care costs moving from private insurance payments to government payments.
When society socializes costs through private insurance, the insurance companies can and do charge more for whatever risk factors their customers think are reasonable. You're still free to indulge in that risk factor within reason, you just pay more.
When society socializes costs through government, it's an excuse for little totalitarian fuckwads like Michael Tomasky to crawl out of their holes and try to run your life.
Tomaskey is certainly free to opine that "Eight- and ten-ounce burgers are sick things." I defend his right to hold that opinion. He is also free to never consume a burger that's larger than four ounces if he doesn't want to do so. I defend that right too.
What he is not free to do, is take away my right to buy and eat whatever damn hamburger I can afford. The day that happens, I'm going to pound his little totalitarian fuckwad ass right into the ground.
Sorry to be so forceful, but I truly loathe totalitarians of all types. Please keep in mind though, that that is not a threat, it's a promise I make regarding something that I really don't see happening. I do not seek to harm Mr. Tomasky now or in the currently foreseeable future. I have absolutely no desire to even discourage him from writing about his stupid little totalitarian fuckwad beliefs. Believe what you want, Tomasky. Preach it to the heavens as is your right.
Be advised though: The day he actually gets between me and the half-pound burger of my choice...