Archive for December, 2008

18
Dec

Obesity Tax???

   Posted by: BeerMkr    in Politics, Random Thoughts

So I was reading CNN… I know, I know… Mike you don’t read the news or watch it on TV why are you reading it on line? This caught my eye:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/12/18/paterson.obesity/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Apparently the Governor of NY wants to put a tax on sugared drinks. Come on… I am constantly amazed at how much politicians want to legislate our health. He has some points about smoking and being a supporter of no smoking bans I guess I have to go along with that part of the story. My question is where do we stop with the taxes thing. Next we will be taxing my candy bar, or charging a penalty for a birthday cake. Or Oreo’s. Etcetera.

Why can’t they all figure out that the problem is not that kids drink soda’s, it is because they do not get off their asses and do anything. We need to quit coddling them and make them run every morning in school. From Kindergarten on…

Recess needs to be active play not sitting around. You want to sit around or get on the computer? Do some situps and pushups to earn it. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not the picture of health. I could stand to lose a few pounds. I also walk to work most mornings and home in the afternoon. I take the stairs when I am there and not the elevator. I move around a fair amount. I am watching what I eat and drinking way more water than I have in a while.

Tell your legislators that we do not need more taxes. We need more action.

5
Dec

Obama and Hillary

   Posted by: BeerMkr    in Politics

I get a kick out of all the news stories about how he said she had no skills and now she does. I fail to understand why all of us can’t get it through our heads that during an election ALL the candidates will say whatever it takes to make their opponent look bad.

It stands to reason that Hillary has met all these world leaders. After all she was married to the President. Now how they feel about her is a different matter. We shall all see won’t we?

Mike