James is now accepting
bookings for corporate functions.
Well! Here we go again! Michael Bloomberg, the mayor
of New York City, is proposing an unprecedented ban on large
servings of soda and other sugary drinks. This applies to
restaurants, delis, sports arenas and events, movie theaters, etc.
Mayor Bloomberg said, "The percentage of the population that is
obese is skyrocketing, we've got to do something."
This new ordinance (law) pertains to any sugary drink more than 16
ounces. By the way, this ban would not apply to fruit juice
drinks. Nor would it apply to dairy-based products. You can drink
all the orange juice, milkshakes and smoothies you so desire.
There's up to 600 calories in some of those smoothies, even more
in some milkshakes. Enjoy yourself; drink all you want, in any
quantity, as long as it's not soft drinks. Soft drinks will make
Also, a New York school district is combating obesity by making
overweight students wear electronic activity monitors. The devices
measure heart rate, physical movement and sleeping patterns so Bay
Shore school officials can track whether fat students are
Let's continue along in "America's Greatest City", New York. New
York City's new sensitivity guidelines for standardized tests ban
50 undesirable words that might "evoke unpleasant emotions in
students". Three of the 50 words that are prohibited in the
classroom are "birthdays", "Halloween" and "junk food".
About a month ago, when writing about the squatters in Central
Park and around Wall Street, I spoke eloquently about the paradise
in Cuba. I will add to that. There are no fat people in Cuba.
That's not a joke. On any television news program or documentaries
about Cuba you've ever seen you'll see no fat people. I challenge
you to do so. Rent or buy a DVD and watch a documentary about
Cuba. I promise you the only fat person you'll see there is
Michael Moore. Of course, Mr. Moore doesn't live there. He's just
there for a few days visiting the Castro family, after which he
gets his fat ass back to America so he can eat.
Yes, it's so safe and secure in Cuba, especially for the children.
There's no fast food, no McDonald's or Happy Meals there. The
government makes sure of all that. There are no soft drinks and
other sugary drinks there. The government makes sure of all that.
In Cuba children are never permitted to "evoke unpleasant
emotions". The government makes sure of all that.
Listen up parents, this gets even better. There's no texting and
driving there. There are no cell phones there and virtually no
cars. The government makes sure of all that. There's no classroom
violence in school. The citizens of Cuba are not permitted to own
guns or any type of deadly weapons. The government makes sure of
When I refer to Cuba as Utopia, a paradise, I do so sarcastically.
We should remind ourselves about what a slippery slope we are on
and how dangerously close we are to falling off the cliff.
We've all heard the expression "Be careful what you wish for, you
just might get it."
I urge my fellow Americans to please be
careful, be vigilant and think...please think! The people of Cuba
have risked their lives trying to get to America and they continue
to do so. They would love to move anywhere in America, even if
it's in New York.
Oh, I almost forgot - there are a few things in Cuba the people
don't have: freedom, liberty and the right of the individual. The
Cuban people yearn to be free. It's ironic and sad that the
American people are now voluntarily demanding to be shackled.
Until next time,
God bless everybody and God bless America!