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June 3, 2013 / Brooklyn news / Captain’s Log

In which our Captain endorses Mayor Bloomberg’s failed soda ban

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To clarify: 1) I’ve never had a “slice” 2) I’ve been a Habs fan all of 4 weeks 3) I’m also a fan of Bloomberg’s soda legislation.

In this episode, our heroic Captain, Sir Patrick Stewart — a resident of Park Slope who famously played Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — explains to the life forms of the developing city of New York that their prescient leader’s erudite ban on 16-ounce servings of sugary soda will, in the utopian world of tomorrow, regulate diabetes out of existence.

On the next episode: whatever Sir Patrick Stewart tweets about.

Updated 10:11 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Sorry Patrick Stewart, but there really is no magic bullet to diabetes in real life. All this ban would do is just act as a slippery slope in looking for one scapegoat after another. If banning trans fats didn't stop obesity, then I doubt that getting rid of larger sizes for sodas would do the same for diabetes. Keep in mind that there are plenty of foods and drinks that have sugar in them as well, so one can still get it even without having any soda. Nevertheless, I was glad that the courts put Bloomberg in his place. In other words, Captain Kirk just went down with the ship on this one.
June 3, 2013, 5:01 pm
Jim from Cobble Hil says:
Well, he's British. They're very big on the nanny-state thing.
June 5, 2013, 6:13 pm

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