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McDonald McDonald's employees serve a meal containing a large soda, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban large sugary drinks from New York City eateries is moving forward. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  

NYC rescued from buying too much soda

With everything else going on in the world right now, let’s not overlook this momentous day in history. Associated Press:

New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.

The regulation, which was proposed in the spring by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by panel of health experts after several months of review, puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas, and other calorie-packed beverages.

The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias, and most other places selling prepared food.

I know what you’re saying, but hey, it’s a start. They can’t just ban it outright, everywhere, all at once. Baby steps.

“Keep your laws off my body! Er, unless I want to put more than 16 ounces of carbonated sugar water into it at a time…”

Can you feel that, New Yorkers? Piece by piece, bit by bit, the oppressive yoke of liberty is being lifted from your shoulders. The tyranny of personal choice has been struck another blow. One less thing to worry about. Isn’t it wonderful? Rejoice! Bathe in the warm glow of Emperor Bloomberg’s beneficent gaze! He loves you. He knows what’s best for you.

Hold still.

(Hat tip: MKH)