Wednesday 21 March 2012

"Let Them Eat Carrot Cake", Says Bloomberg

There's something profoundly unsettling about an administration headed by the USA's 12th richest man depriving the homeless of food. But that's precisely how Mayor Bloomberg's fanatical health kick has manifested itself this week.
The Bloomberg administration is now taking the term “food police” to new depths, blocking food donations to all government-run facilities that serve the city’s homeless.

In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans.

DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond says the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers. A new interagency document controls what can be served at facilities — dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.
Equally distasteful is how blithely the world's most cosseting nanny can summarily prohibit one of humanity's most endearing qualities, that of charitable giving to the less well off, creating unnecessary waste into the bargain.

All, seemingly, because Bloomberg - like most health fanatics - is so hideously arrogant that he assumes authority over the lives and diets of others at the expense of common sense, reason and plain courtesy.

What do I care?

However altruistic and caring Bloomberg and his ilk believe themselves to be, they're simply evil control freaks. It is those fighting against them who are on the side of the angels.


nisakiman said...

 Ye gods, just how far removed from reality is this guy? What a total, unmitigated arsehole. And what's he eating in the pic? It sure don't look like fucking tofu quiche to me. It looks like a slice of pizza, with all that implies, foodwise. Fucking hypocrite. Stuff like this really makes my blood boil...

The guy is a class 1 major cunt. I hope he roasts in hell.

Apologies for the language DP, but I get really, really angry about people who force their cuntishness on everyone in their sphere of influence.

Delete if you think I'm beyond the pale - I won't take offence.

Mag01 said...

Bloomberg’s NYC is rivaling California
in eugenics behavioral control – and that’s saying something. Consider another
recent propaganda-piece targeting “light” smokers. Even those who smoke less
than 10 cigarettes per day must quit. There is no tolerance; all smokers must


There are quite a number of serious misrepresentations in
the blathering concerning risks associated with light smoking and it extols the
“virtues” of NRT. But the point that should really get people’s attention is

an exercise group to substitute smoking with a healthy activity. Search BeFitNYC
on for a list of physical activity opportunities throughout the city and ways you can Make NYC Your Gym.”


There you go. Make NYC your gym. The only thing missing is
that the public (maybe starting with the homeless) be required, through force of penalty or peer pressure, to come
out onto the streets at lunchtime for an hour of calisthenics……. as their duty
to the state. This could be the “next step”.


Bloomberg is also the pompous, little, supremacist twerp
that openly advocated sneering at people who smoke for peer-pressure effect.


In Bloomberg’s NYC, apart from the serious targeting of alcohol, we
are seeing the typical eugenics repertoire along the behavioral dimension –
anti-tobacco, dietary prescriptions/proscriptions, and physical exercise.

Lou said...

O/T. Seems they got what they wanted.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

No, do carry on. :)

Dick_Puddlecote said...

They always do. I think they have pictures of the Cabinet's group sex sessions or something. 

Jay said...

Fuck Bloomberg. Here's hoping he dies of a most painful aneurysm, or radon-induced lung cancer. I hate that man.  Fucking hate him.  Fuck him!  Fuck, fuck, fuck him!

In other news, happy fluffy kittens bring joy to the homeless...

Mag01 said...

For those not aware, the 15th World [Eugenics]
Conference on Tobacco Or Health is currently underway in Singapore.


Since the 1970s, these World Conferences have developed the anti-smoking/tobacco
themes that would be inflicted on societies around the world in the three or
four years to the next Conference. These World Conferences are where the
extreme foam-at-the mothers congregate and where their foam-saturated chins are
quite the norm. The fanatics can indulge in fine dining, fine sight-seeing,
have a good ol’ time, and plot how to get the neurosis/bigotry bandwagon
further out of control. Wonderful!


Here’s the bmj’s “coverage” of the insanity.


Dick_Puddlecote said...

Yep, for those on Twitter, there's a hashtag too #wctoh2012 - it's an interesting glimpse at some pretty obsessive people. 

Mag01 said...

Apologies :)


Foam-at-the mothers (what!) should read

Jay said...

Once again, my previous comment has been censored by Disqus.   Is it my gratuitous use of the F-word?

Thomas said...

" ... to come out onto the streets at lunchtime for an hour of calisthenics……. as their duty to the state. This could be the “next step”.  " 
Actually, it already is done in San Francisco, California. The government sponsors something called "Health Ways", which is a play on the word "Highways" - and several weekends per month, the government sends in health instructors who shut off entire city blocks in various lucky neighborhoods - then for one entire day of the weekend, health instructors instruct the local citizens on how to properly exercise, what to eat, remind them not to smoke (under penalty of $500 fine for outdoor smoking of course), give them classes in yoga, things of that sort. It being one full day on a weekend also coincides with this idea of having a Holy Day of Healthist Sabbath too - for the most holy to show up and show off their healthyism - under state and taxpayer paid enforcement of course. It's a bit like living under Mao, when everyone came out and exercised and swept their front porches at the exact same time.

wendoid said...

What a complete moron. The last thing any homeless person thinks about is their salt and sugar intake.
I saw a homeless man yesterday near Victoria Station eating cream crackers with brown sauce on. The health police haven't noticed him yet.

Smokervoter said...

I noticed that Wikipedia sanitized a couple of fun facts about the Nanny Mayor from Hell. It's well known that he suffers from a short man complex. And he used to smoke. If ever there was a guy who I pray dies of delayed complications from tobacco it's him.
If you've ever heard him speak there's definitely an effeminate lilt going on there. There are many who consider his girlfriend Diane Taylor to be a 'beard'. Google it. Diane Taylor Bloomberg beard.

Jaycas said...

A sandwich short of a picnic, you might say - perhaps he thinks that the homeless will be grateful to die of starvation rather than trans-fats.

Evil comes in many forms - people like him must be preferred hosts.