Contact Us

Soda Ban Goes Now Official in NYC – Visible Protests Erupt Everywhere

Mayor Booomberg, the Soda Cowboy
(Getty Images)

Citizens of New York are not taking Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban lightly — nor are artists!Effective today, the soda ban in all five buroughs means you cannot buy a soda larger than 16 ounces in ANY form inside the NYC limits!

In retaliation, Mountain Dew (Pepsi) and the New York Art Department have posted thousands of works of “art” all over the city. They compare the soda ban to the ill-fated prohibition of the 1920s (which some experts say hastened the growth of the Mafia and organized crime in the U.S.). If you compare these posters side by side they are eerily similar! Citizens are furious the government is telling them how to live their lives, that they are too fat, and Big Brother has to watch over them.

60% of New Yorkers oppose the ban, which is viewed by critics as being a vast over-reach by Mayor Bloomberg. Yes, obesity rates in the U.S. may be alarmingly high, but we Americans have the right to live our lives as we choose — even if it means making less-than healthy choices. Kudos to Mountain Dew and the New York  Art Board for standing up for personal freedom.

Best of Newstalk 870

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalk870.am using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Newsmembers quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Newsmembers contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.