Tuesday 31 July 2012

'Nanny' Has Never Been A More Accurate Description

Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.

At the start of June, the Center for Consumer Freedom took out a full page advert in the New York Times accusing Mayor Bloomberg of being the archetypal hectoring nanny (click for the full enlarged horror).

Being a driven and determined kind of health nutjob, he naturally shrugged it off.

Less than two months later, though, we find out that the picture must have turned him on somewhat. It never pays to give these people ideas, you know.
Mayor Bloomberg has demanded that hospitals stop handing out baby formula to persuade more new mothers to breastfeed their babies.

The New York City health department will monitor the number of formula bottles being given out and demand a medical reason for each one.

From September 3, 27 out of 40 hospitals in the city have agreed to the terms of the Latch On initiative - which will also see them stop handing out free bags of formula and bottles.
Considering some within his administration also consider milk to be something which needs to be portion controlled, it'll be interesting to see how he tackles the problem of large-breasted mums dispensing 'Big Gulp' measures without a nudge to stop them. Perhaps Nanny Mike will pass a law insisting babies change tit mid-suck.

For New Yorkers used to his hypocritically installing himself as mother and father over their food choices, they now have the prospect of he being wet nurse in chief too.

Rumours that he first flew into New York under an umbrella singing "a spoonful of sugar makes the medic kick your ass" are yet to be confirmed.


MikeF317 said...

after he took office, Bloomberg increased the New York City sales tax on a pack
of cigarettes by 1,800% -- a policy he neglected to mention during the election

2006 NYC schools banned “whole” milk because it contains too much fat. Children
can only have “low” fat or skim milk; in some schools, chocolate milk (low fat,
of course) once a week. (Like out of a million children in the school system,
there isn’t one skinny kid who could use a little extra fat.) And it’s not just
milk. "We got rid of white bread; you'll never see any white bread in our
schools — it's all whole-wheat bread, frankfurter buns, hamburger buns,"
said Martin Oestreicher, the executive director of school support services who
oversees school food. (NY Times 2/2/06.) 

preaches against global warming but flies on his private jet. Like most
screwballs, his rules only apply to the little people. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/dining/23bloom.html?pagewanted=all 

The list of
crackpot health notions could be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. 

MikeF317, disgruntled
New Yorker.

Tom said...

So basically then, Bloomberg is saying hungry newly born infant babies, coming into the world by way of NYC hospitals - will be denied food and nourishment. He is literally saying he would starve new born infants, to death if need by, just to have his way. And NYers keep voting this man into office?

James Pickett said...

I must confess that I thought breast *was* best, and that the formula milk purveyors (Nestlé et al) were the bad guys. Probably not something you should be too dogmatic about or really the job of the mayor, though.

Tom said...

Ideally it might be more natural, but at the same time, how would a father bond with his child during feeding if baby bottles and formula are banned and only breast feeding is permitted. Plus what about a woman who can't lactate substantially to feed her baby, or in the case of twins, triplets, quintuplets, all needing fed at once. And I agree too, what would be the reasoning behind a mayor or any other government official interfering between a parent and child in that way, especially in the area of food and nourishment, literally denying it.

Smoking Scot said...

He didn't win his 3rd term. He bought his 3rd term.

Not only did it cost him $100 million, but his salary's $1 a year.

You pay peanuts, you get fuckwits

After what the mass media did to Ron Paul and the brain dead moron they've helped foist on the Republicans, I do sincerely wish the American people would stop talking about democracy.

Let's not forget Florida and George Bush Junior. Another also ran who "won" and gave us that utterly disgusting Saddam Hussain hanging.

What they've got in the case of Bloomberg is a self indulgent 70 year old who's probably got a very serious mental illness and, knowing that no amount of money will ever get him a 4th term, is going for broke. Stalin had a neat description for it "scorched earth policy". 

truckerlyn said...

With any measure of luck Bloomberg and all like him will die of the diseases they are so afraid of, such as cancer, obesity brought on by an illness that they cannot control, etc, etc.  They deserve no better and then, perhaps, people will realise that no matter what they ban, the disease will still get you in the end if it was meant to!