Nanny State Clamps Down on Salt


New Yorkers loved the nanny-state aspirations of Michael Bloomberg so much, they went and elected a Democrat mayor who also believes the government should tell people what to eat. So they should surely be cheering the decision of an appeals court this week that says NYC can begin fining restaurants that don’t properly label salty foods.

Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the decision and the “common-sense regulation that will help New Yorkers make better decisions and lead healthier lives.”

The regulation, which compels restaurants to put a little salt shaker icon next to menu items that contain more than 2,300 mgs of sodium, was passed in December. It has been mired in the courts since then, however, as the National Restaurant Association fights the rule.

“Today’s decision will force the men and women that own New York City’s restaurants to start complying with this unlawful and unprecedented sodium mandate before the court has the chance to rule on the merits of our appeal,” said the group after the decision.

In light of the ruling, NYC officials can begin levying fines of up to $600 against restaurants found to be violating the regulation.

The salt warning is hardly as cumbersome as Bloomberg’s proposal to ban 2-liter sodas, but it’s all part of the same philosophy. Americans are too stupid to figure out the complexities of eating healthy, so the government must guide this poor, ignorant flock back to pristine pastures.

The thing is, anyone even slightly concerned about their diet is not going to be scarfing down meals with a day’s worth of salt in them to begin with. And anyone who doesn’t care won’t be made to care by a picture of a salt-shaker.

Even if the regulations would make a difference, it wouldn’t justify them.

Religious freedom laws compel the government to meet a high standard when curtailing a person’s rights. We should consider adopting that standard for every action of the government. If regulators want to step in, they should be forced to prove their case. As it stands, zealous regulators act on hunches, theories, and an overwhelming desire to fill the public coffers with private profit. And every time they act, our freedoms are diminished.

Does the government have an interest in protecting the public health? Of course. That’s what awareness programs are for. That’s what research is for.

But there’s a world of difference between telling your citizens what they should do and telling them what they must do. In a free country, we should save the latter for only the most serious of circumstances.

Pass the salt.

  1. wsmith35226 says

    It would be nice if food manufacturers would voluntarily stop adding so much salt to packaged foods, but it seems extreme to make restaurants do this, and very costly.

    A better move would be like th UK, where manufacturers are banned from adding salt to packaged foods. Telling someone not to do something is much better than making them add staff to comply with a labelling directive.

    1. gonzales27 says

      And how many State employees will they have to add to carry out the inspections?The price of restaurant food is going up.

      1. BARRY SOETERO says

        Just what we need, more lazy, corrupt, slovenly, gubment workers and their exorbitant pensions!

        1. gonzales27 says

          Well Obama had a campaign promise to spread it around

    2. D Hall says

      what a load of bull crap. no such rule exists in England

  2. 7818TD says

    We need to demand these Cretins butt out of our Lives! I will eat, drink and go to the Bathroom. as I choose! This is America, I’m free, so go to hell!

    1. gonzales27 says

      Used to be before Obama.

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    2. BARRY SOETERO says

      Now these turds allow men into women’s rooms!

      1. grafra102 says

        Maybe we women should carry “PEPPER SPRAY” spray them in self defense!!!!!

  3. J J says

    I’m sick and tired of this over reaching, obnoxious, policy and agenda driven ‘nanny state’ telling me what to do, when to and not to do anything and everything!!!! Down size this damned government and get out of our lives with your busy-body BS!!!!!

  4. carl says

    The progressives won’t be happy until they control every aspect of a human being life. That is not Freedom.

    1. AKLady2015 says

      Attempted suicide is a crime.
      Suicide is also, but that one cannot be punished.
      Too much dietary salt is a slow form of suicide.

      1. MAHB001 says

        Buck up little camper, and keep licking that margarita salt…

        1. AKLady2015 says

          They say ignorance is bliss.
          You provide an excellent example.

          1. MAHB001 says

            Come AK, lighten up…

            My post was funny…. Unlike your pathetic attempt to justify Government over reach.

          2. BARRY SOETERO says

            Psssst! She is a liberal!

          3. gonzales27 says

            And a troll

          4. Deborah G says

            And a SHIM

          5. ABO says

            And a nut case.

          6. Deborah G says

            Die Hard Troll & like Debbie Wasserman Shultz Bi-Polar

          7. MAHB001 says


          8. Ted Crawford says

            Actually, she didn’t even slow down at Liberal! This poor delusional soul is a die hard Progressive! Which is to a Liberal as a gunshot is to a hang nail!

          9. BARRY SOETERO says

            Hey stupid!! Why are we told to take salt tablets when in the sun and perspiring?

          10. grafra102 says

            Also in the Military!!!

          11. Mathew Molk says

            The you got to be the most blissfully happy assbag on the planet.

            Go warm the global or someting and stay the hell off my dinner plate.

          12. Deborah G says

            I hear those trolls pee all over themselves when confronted logically, be careful of your dinnerplate th Shim may piss on that as well

          13. grafra102 says


          14. wac4761 says

            if that is true you dear would be a blister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        2. jimmy midnight says

          Easy now, friends and neighbors, we’re only only talkin’ about an information requirement here.

          When you’re eating a lot of processed food, you’re also eating a pantload of added salt, count on it. Knowledge is power in out own health and diet also.

          Oh, sorry Mr. Mad, you were joking–at least in part. So am I. On the other hand, what we do and do not put into ourselves is pretty significant.

          1. MAHB001 says

            Individual freedom is more important than having the Government take responsibility for your every action.

            I guess that is what happens in a communist state, the Government regulates.

          2. jimmy midnight says

            But on the other hand, how aware are you of the amounts of added salt, and in many cases, sugar, in stuff like: bread, spaghetti sauce, salsa, bread, bottled salad dressing et cetera?

            This doesn’t mention the obvious chips. sodas. cookies, candy, and what not. (Hey, watch out for those what nots!)

            Mr. Mad, I have something of a Chemistry background, and have been an avid reader of ingredient labels for longer than I’d care to comment on. Would you believe me if I said they were inadequately informative?

          3. MAHB001 says

            mmmmmmmmmmmmm what nots…………..

            Sure I would believe you.

            I would say that it is even difficult for science to identify all the ingredients in foods, especially all the way back to the source elements. Which is what is on those food labels these days…

            I used to work in an industry that made life sustaining devices, we had to trace the IC’s we used all the way back to the dirt that was in the silicone.

            These things add cost, some, like the little kid selling lemonade, and the corner baker, simply don’t open the store because of the burdensome regulations that are now required.

          4. Ted Crawford says

            In reality, were they to be perfectly informative, they would read, this product is full of dangerous and harmful additives! Buy fresh, or frozen or, better yet, grow and prepare your own! So bloody what, HOW is any of that ANY of your business in the first case?

          5. ABO says

            And the lemmings fall in line, marching toward the cliff.

          6. Ted Crawford says

            And should be perfectly personal!

      2. Ken says says

        Inadequate salt is sure death. Suicide can’t be punished? Have you contemplated it?

        1. Deborah G says

          One can only pray that these liberal morons will get so upset with our strength they will commit suicide or late term abortion on themselves

          1. Retired Marine says

            That would work for me, where is Kavorkian when you need him?

        2. Retired Marine says

          One could only hope.

          1. Mathew Molk says

            Ahhhh, For retroactive birth control…

          2. Retired Marine says

            That’s for sure. LOL

        3. Johnnie says

          Ken says, yes thank you inadequate salt is dangerous, maybe more than to much salt.

      3. Defend America says

        Stay out of my business. I will stay out of yours. I can and will do whatever I feel is best for me not what you are your no good for nothing busy bodies thinks. You asshole liberals are going to go too far one of these days and then you will see what hell is like before you die and go there.

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Your mohjer is calling.
          Something about its your bed time .. you have to get up for school…

          1. Defend America says

            Can not stand the truth I see… typical liberal. Don’t you wish you were that young maybe then you could grow up and find that brain you seem to have left in your a-s

          2. ABO says

            Never has (been able to stand the truth) never will, DA. Completely delusional, narcissistic, nutcase liberal lemming. Claims she has earned a fantastic array of degrees from colleges and universities all across the nation and at various times has practiced as an MD, a lawyer and a world famous diplomat. I’d say more likely a world famous Loon.

          3. JoJo Gunn says

            How embarrassing it must be, that before responding to his or her mothers call, and trotting of to bed for school, he or she still found time to feed you a big ‘ol shit pie to eat. LOL

          4. ABO says

            Who’s your mohjer AKL???

        2. BARRY SOETERO says

          BOOM! That stupid bitch, AKCwhore has again been owned!

        3. Deborah G says

          Ignore that troll. It is a SHIM posing as a woman.bought and paid for liberal asshole idiotic moron

        4. Dianna Zerbe says

          AMEN! do we get to monitor what she’s eating? I’ll eat what I want to eat and when I want to eat it! this is still AMERICA! Praise God!

        5. Deborah G says

          Salt is Nada too much of the Liberal bullshit is a slow killer.

        6. AKLady2015 says

          Too much salt can damage the heart, aorta, and kidneys without increasing blood pressure. It can also lead to hypertension.

          1. Defend America says

            So what ? It is my life … my business… not yours are anyone elses. Why do so many people feel they have got to be my Mother ? I have a Mother she raised me …she taught me…she supported me not the government and not you.

            Do you people have so much time on your hands that all you can do is try to control others?
            I feel sorry for you must live a very lonely life. Have a good day…I will not respond to you again and I will not obey your wants. I am women and I will control my on life.

            PS: Thank you for the information but I too went to school …I also got an education.

          2. AKLady2015 says

            The law is not about you.
            The world does not revolve around you.

          3. Defend America says

            Kiss off.

          4. Ted Crawford says

            Do it revolve around the Salt and Soda Nazi’s then?

          5. Florida Rebel says

            Are you for real? I guess that because this is something you agree with that it’s perfectly okay for politicians/”government”/busybodies [such as yourself] to tell others exactly how to live their lives. I guess if it was something that you were against or found abhorrent, you would not be so quick to open your mouth. The law is not about YOU either nor does the world revolve just for you and I doubt that anyone here wants to bask in the glow you exude from your far superior education and intellect. How would you feel if you were REQUIRED to eat at least one meal a day made up of insects …. A few years back, the U.N. thought it would be a good idea for Americans to eat more insects. They are rich in protein, fiber, they are a healthy source of food… and would not be as much of a drain on resources to “farm” as our current diets of beef, pork, chicken, etc. Many countries eat various insects in their diets on a daily basis. So sit down, be quiet, do as you are told and… MANGIARE!

          6. Rick Esler says

            AK Lady?? “lady” really anyhoo, the word you are dodging in this discussion is FREEDOM. I….”I” as in the “individual” as in “Individual Freedom” read the Constitution get a grip. People can put salt , mayo, catsup, mustard, and my favorite hot gardenia on any damn food they want or don’t want to eat stay the hell out of peoples food.
            I’ll agree with on the liberal thing except the people that call themselves “liberal” they are “progressive leftists” and are not liberal at all they are quite the opposite from a literal sense, like calling a tall person “shorty”. IMO

          7. AKLady2015 says

            I have really bad news for you — the law is about all about freedom.
            Begin with the Constitution and educate yourself.

          8. Ted Crawford says

            By all means then Comrade, you clearly should consume at least a pound a day!

          9. AKLady2015 says

            It was only last month that you were kicked off another site for stalking. Looks like you are at it again.

          10. Ted Crawford says

            Really Comrade, just what site would that have been?

          11. Paul Burton says

            Liberalism also does damage…to people and country!

          12. AKLady2015 says

            Our Founding Fathers were liberals.
            Don’t take my word for it, ask the King of England.

          13. Defend America says

            That is why we fought England and made it America…for freedom.

          14. ABO says

            She won’t understand the concept, DA.

          15. Defend America says

            I know she thinks she is the only one with any intelligence when in actuality she is the only one in need of an education.

          16. Sunny N says

            I am not going to respond to her but I want others to know that this person is repeating what the MSM is putting out there….. she is reading what liberals what people to think! Kidney damage comes from many chronic diseases and conditions and she is claiming salt! hahaha! She is a dweeb…… Eating fat and animal products clogs the arteries…. it results many times in atherosclerosis more so than any damage salt can do…. You need salt in your system. It is a mineral which contains iodine. She is an idiot….. Go off meat and dairy for a week. Most will see a reduction in blood pressure. The damage to the pancreas and liver is done by it trying to process too much meat. Yes, processed foods contain too much salt. The fat one eats is the fat one wears but most will not change their eating desires. Hence, obesity and Type II diabetes Mellitus (which she claims is from salt). LOL……..The American diet is not great and everyone knows it. This salt gig is a smoke screen!! Many are now eating meatless Mondays and cutting back and the meat and dairy industry are feeling the crunch. I think the really high prices were also a defining moment to go a few nights without meat.

          17. Defend America says

            I eat meat three times a day. I eat lots of salt. Sometimes by the handful. I am 125 pounds 5foot 6 inches my pancreases is fine…my blood pressure is excellent…no clogged arteries and so on. I do not believe it is what you eat as much as how much per meal. They use to tell you to drink plenty of milk…it made your bones strong. Now they tell you milk is bad…same thing with eggs. I listen to my body.

      4. Mathew Molk says

        Hey, You can’t be punished, so go ahead and take yourself out right now. – You won’t have to be concerned about me doing it slowly then.

        Gotta go, we are out of salt and my wife is making bacon and eggs for breakfast here. Got pick up some good German beer too to have with the Schnitzel tonight.

        —————-Rather live 50 happy years eating what ever I want then live to 110 and never have anything that actually tastes good.————-BYW- I’m 70 day after Christmas.

      5. Charlie says

        Just how much salt is slow suicide ? What about sugar , wheat , red meat , fried foods and all of the rest of the list that some profess to be harmful ?

        1. Deborah G says

          Micro managing other people’s diet is like herding cats. Can’t be done

          1. Charlie says

            🙂 Good analogy . Would truly love to see someone trying to herd cats !

          2. ABO says

            Particularly AKLady.

          3. ABO says

            Absolutely correct, Deborah, but liberals like AKLady are possessed of an uncontrollable need to control others. Rather ironic isn’t it?

      6. ThenStand says

        Not having enough salt causes death. Leave the people alone!
        AKLady2015, please don’t feed the beast that intends to devour you too…

        Dr. Mercola:

        1. grafra102 says

          Right, salt is great but don’t over do it, the thyroid need that good salt!!!!

          1. Jim says

            Exactly what the doctor told me….EVERYTHING IN MODERATION !!!

      7. Ted Crawford says

        And the amount I, or anyone else outside your limited sphere of authority, assuming you have any at all, which would be a terrible miscarriage of justice, IS NONE of you or de Blasios or anyone elses dam_ business! it’s patently obvious that you would quickly die without some politician to do your thinking for you, but most of the rest of us aren’t so terribly dependent!

      8. Sunny N says

        Eaten greasy fat riddled cholesterol rich meats and dairys….. high in fat content! with cells clogged with fat and the major cause of Type II diabetes…. so we gonna rule that restaurants can’t serve animal products ?? Health officials will tell you the salt is the least of the problem… Chicken is the worst…. next to red meat….. major cause of pancreatic and liver cancer…. so lets ban that also! Why pick on just the salt? This is just pathetic! It is another freedom taken not to mention no one will care there is a picture of a salt shaker… They go out to eat spaghetti ….. they will eat spaghetti…. with greasy meatballs and …… I think you need to get some medical education before you start telling people that the salt is a form of suicide…. whole natural foods with all the vitamins and minerals from the earth are what is needed…. ALL THE AMERICAN DIET is bad…. I want to know why the salt is addressed and not the oily greasy foods and tell the truth about animal products and dairy! Ask your doctor if dairy is not an inflammatory for the body! (Now I am off my soap box.) Sorry for the diatribe… But the SAD Diet is so bad…. major obese epidemic and the Dairy and Meat assoc. are in bed with the government and lying to everyone! Billions of dollars spent on marketing to lie to people. Common sense should tell people that an amimal meat that is muscle and all cholesterol clogs arteries along with the solid fatty cheese. They don’t need to address that because the Agencies in bed with the government won’t get kick backs. Do the research!

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Fat is not the cause of diabetes.
          Cholesterol is not the cause of diabetes.

          Humans have a love affair with salt. Recent studies clrarly show that the brain reacts to salt the same way it does to heroin, cocaine and nocotine.

          Too much salt has many heath risks. The kidneys are over-worked. It lrads to the development of kindney stones.

          It also increases bone thining. Too much dietary salt leads to hypertension. High blood presure leads to heat disease. It also leads to stroke and lung issues.

          One recent study shows that individuals with diets high in salt also have greater risk of develioping stomach cancer.

          Oh, and for yourt information, I have the education:

          M.D. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
          MBA, Cardinal Stritch College, Wisconsin.
          CEU – U.S.D.A. Graduate School.
          CEU – University of South Carolina, School of Medicine
          CEU – University of Alaska — Fairbanks

          1. Sunny N says

            I never said cholesterol was the cause of diabetes but the cause is that the cells are full of fat and the insulin can not travel to the brain. The brain needs the energy so the insulin is artificially inserted due to the gumming up of the cells and arteries with fat! You have no clue as you are not even talking science! You are uninformed and a very dumb person. Your ignorance shows! You think this is what causes stomach cancer? Really? Show me the research! Show me your proof! I read and work with research every day! So you are the reason the libs get away with their crap! You are the sheeply follower that is in the quite ignorant class. But, you have your right to believe whatever your heart desires….. just know that there are some that are smarter than you. So, you will have to live with that information. You are not the expert!

          2. AKLady2015 says

            Isulin is not used by the brain — in any form.
            Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use glucose.

            Put simply for the nonscientist, insulin is the “key,” which unlocks the cell to allow sugar to enter the cell and be used for energy.

          3. Sunny N says

            Glucose is the sugar! dumb dumb dumb dumb and your brain needs it!!! it comes from the insulin that is made!

          4. Sunny N says

            Humans have love affair with sugar. Humans have love affair with steak, humans have love affair with lobster, humans have love affair with milk shakes and fries so what is your point? Kidney stones are formed due to calcium deposits and the kidneys are taxed for many reasons…. !!!!!! You are a nincom poop….. hahahahaha! Calcium stones and too much ice tea drinking forms kidney stones…. yes too much salt does some harm but so does everything else! So pick on salt and take away peoples freedoms! Take it from me …. keep your day job and give up the playing nurse hahahaha!

          5. Sunny N says

            Read the real research. The ones that you are listing have funding from the Meat and Dairy industry………the research is backed by big $$$$$$$ yes the U.S.D.A. has fixed research results and there are law suits pending against the USDA for their Lying!!! These are liberal colleges and the USDA in bed with the government……………….Look that up! Anytime you see information on research before you can believe it AKLADY since you are so smart ! haha (a joke) Look to the money! Who did the funding….. Why don’t you try research that is done and funded by research scientists who are real doctors…….. Not College professor government funded liberal college tests…….. Who profits from research results being published….. You are a space cadet! Move on……

          6. AKLady2015 says

            Please get help, before you hurt yourself or someone else.
            If you cannot afford a private doctor,
            there are free psychiatric clinics in your area.

          7. Sunny N says

            Hahaha! You really have some nerve criticizing me when you can’t even spell….. My son is a biochemist and my Uncle Joe am MD internist doctor practicing for over 50 yrs. and both son and uncle said you are a fruit cake…. so go play in traffic…..

          8. Sunny N says

            Read this ……. Miss Information…..

            Animal Protein Linked to Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
            April 1, 2016

          9. Jim says

            Ah….. the GIANT medical schools….gotcha !!!

          10. ABO says

            Only in your own little fantasy world.

      9. Mark Brickey says

        Hate to tell you, but the body can’t exist without salt. Also, there have been recent studies (from outside the States) showing that limiting salt as much as AMA & the Feds are stating isn’t good… same as the arguments for caffeine & many other substances. Remember the 50’s & 60’s when the fed was pushing iodine? Remember where they PUT the iodine? Yep – in SALT! So, now that we’re to limit our salt, whatever happened to the lack of iodine!?!?

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Actually, it was the 1940s and 1950s. The issue was iodine deficiency realted health problems, i.e., goiters. It is an unsightly, painful enlargement of the thyroid gland that manifests as an enormous swelling around the neck and larynx.

          The environmental toxin, perchlorate, now is found in all our food and water. Perchlorate blocks the thyroid gland’s ability to absorb and utilize dietary iodine

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      1. MAHB001 says

        flagged you scum puppet.

      2. grafra102 says


        1. ABO says

          And yet again.

    3. Deborah G says

      The vote the F-ers out. I am sick of them

      1. Retired Marine says

        Damn straight.

      2. Mark Brickey says

        Oh, but then the poor NYC’ers will need to think on their own, will need to actually go find jobs and actually learn responsibility and accountability!!!!

        1. Deborah G says

          Agreed. DeBlasio keeps trying to make NCY the once freest city in the world into a third world hellhol;e with free everything to illegals and people of color. Now THAT”S equality ……….NOT Equal responsibility is equality

        2. grafra102 says

          Mark: and all the lazy’s, and couch potatoes, straining our Social Systems getting FS, Welfare, and Medicaid, the more babies they have the more they get. I am on SS and 77 yrs old and I have a part time job. These damned people that don’t want to look for a job need to be “CUT OFF”!!!!!

          1. grafra102 says

            Mark: I also include the illegals. !!!

          2. Mark Brickey says

            Grafra, at 77, you are plenty old enough & wise enough to recognize sarcasm?!?

          3. grafra102 says


          4. Mark Brickey says

            That’s a non sequitur, grafra, since sarcasm take intelligence to understand & recognize? That’s why 98% of Democrats & 100% of BLM, et al, don’t “get” sarcasm. A major lack of brain synapses firing in the right order!

          5. Jim says

            How about just a lack of brains period???

          6. Mark Brickey says

            LIKE the moniker!!! 🙂

          7. Jim says

            If you mean the avatar….yes lol

          8. Mark Brickey says

            Yep, right idea, wring term!!! Old age attack! 🙂

          9. Jim says


        3. gonzales27 says

          If you hate freedom,vote for a liberal Democrat

          1. Mark Brickey says

            gonzales, WHAT does a comment like your have to do with my notes or this thread? Our discussion is sarcasm!

          2. gonzales27 says

            If you don’t understand it,ask for help

          3. Mark Brickey says

            Sorry, but I speak & write English just fine. It’s obviously you that doesn’t understand & need to “ask for help” since you can’t follow the discussion.

      3. gerald Hughes says

        Nah, i think that, i know a better solution

        1. grafra102 says

          GERALD: I hope they all can read between the lines!!

          1. Deborah G says

            I think this is quite an intelligent bunch except for the trolls

          2. grafra102 says

            DEB: Thank You!!!! There is all kinds of scum around!!!

        2. Robert Brennan says

          Gerald, We may be thinking along the same lines!

      4. grafra102 says

        TRUMP IN 2016!!!

        1. Ted Crawford says

          Well, so much for your superior …intelligence(?)!!

      5. Gunflint Roseberg says

        Well Stated Deborah !! Short & to the point.

    4. Gerry Costa says

      That’s the demoSCUM’s agenda, it should be obvious to everyone by now.

    5. daveveselenak says

      These Devil worshippers want to be God – that simple! REVOLUTION will be the SOLUTION, Armr======================================?, you will be needing them – guaranteed!

    6. Deborah G says

      They are NEVER happy they belong to the class of the perpetually offended

    7. Ed Shick says

      Freedom is not Free! slogan of Korean War .

    8. AKLady2015 says

      Having to pay your medical bills is not freedom.

      1. Florida Rebel says

        Somebody has to pay for them. NOTHING is free. I pay for mine and always have since the age of 16. You couldn’t get your working papers until the age of 16 and I started my first job [other than babysitting], on my 16th birthday. I don’t expect you or anyone else to pay for my health care nor do I feel I should have to pay for those that make their living by living off of others and staying on the public dole because they are too lazy to even attempt gainful employment. I also abhor “ObamaCare” and know many people who do not have the “required” coverage. Many of them have found ways around the requirement. Forcing the American citizens into accepting a system that they themselves are not required to accept is pure BS. I suppose you also believe that free housing should be available to all because every family needs shelter… right? Or is it only “refugees” and illegals that should be well taken care of while Veterans lose their homes, live on the streets, have to beg for their medical care?

    9. glock 19 fan says

      That is where the term “Totalitarian” comes from: controlling the “total person.” Obummer wants Obamacare to fail in order to impose totalitarian rule over all health care.

    10. Maria says

      Controlling our thoughts, our food and our money makes for a great Socialist government until they run out of money. How long would that take when our GDP is less than 1%?

    11. gonzales27 says

      But I need it for my margarita

    12. gonzales27 says

      Thought they had already done that.

  5. TheBucko says

    Costco and health food stores carry Pink Himalayan salt, which has minerals in it and is much better for you….

    1. 1BR_81 says

      Just got a supply a few weeks ago. Since it is pink it i even easier to see how much you have put on/in food.

      1. Jim McLaughlin says

        Isn’t pink a communist color? Will eating that pink salt turn you into a pinko liberal?

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Education causes people to become more liberal.

          1. ecogal says

            that’s what they like to tell everyone… money makes you more conservative.

          2. AKLady2015 says

            Well, that is what the right-wingers say.
            Didn’t you know. college is brainwashing. 😉

          3. John Doe says

            It also proves that you’ve had more than your share of being brainwashed…Uh Oh, that would require having a brain, rather than a sponge of which you prove daily.

          4. Jim McLaughlin says

            It’s the damn schools then, lets close them all! Everybody can get their education from the internet.

    2. Pam Dunn says

      SUCKER !!

    3. AKLady2015 says

      NaCl is a mineral.

  6. Francisco Machado says

    Does deBlasio Cook? Does he weigh the amount of salt he puts in his stew? His spaghetti sauce? Even his French fries? He’s OCD if he does. I’ve been cooking for over a half century and I have never, ever weighed the amount of salt – or even measured it – that I put in a dish. If it needs more, I add more. If there’s too much (and I’m light on salt so that’s very unlikely) I throw in a raw potato. Does he make dishes with salt cod? Common, if you’re Hispanic – I don’t know about Italians. You soak it to get rid of the salt. How do you measure what remains? This guy’s a psychiatric case.

    1. gonzales27 says

      What do you expect,he is a Liberal?

      1. Merle Dickey says

        It is all about control !

      2. ABO says

        You’re right. Kind of redundant.

    2. Deborah G says

      Does anyone here realize his wife and kid are Potheads and cops don’t even want that detail because they are afraid they will test for it in their hair? This is a Commie CRETIN. Pot, ribs,are fine for them

    3. Bob Marcum says

      DUHHHHH ??? Are you just now, learning of his mental incapacities ???? I hope, you’re not that slow. hee hee

  7. David Stewart says

    Hey, long as it’s New Yawk; not part of the useful world, anyway!;

    1. Deborah G says

      There is WAY more to NY than NYC and we hate these liberals

  8. Jim Jordan says

    We should be doing what the colonists did to the Torrey leaders during the War for Rebellion in 1775-1783. Tar and feather the bastards, and run them out of town on a rail. Enough is enough as we let these uberliberal POS take away all of our rights. This once was s free country and we the people need to make it so again.

    1. Mathew Molk says

      Hey, I’ll warm up the tar kettle. We can stop at Lowe’s and pic up a 4×4… Get the feathers ad let’s go.

  9. Vinnie S. says

    Simple Solution ! Just let all customers know about the salt mandate by fatso the mayor and tell them salt will be made available to them at their tables if need be because we have been given a mandate about the amount of salt in food and because it would slow down our service to YOU ,OUR TREASURED CUSTOMERS, to have to measure each dish for the amount of “Salty Grams” involved , we have decided to eliminate the salt used in the cooking process so you can add your own to taste !!

    1. gonzales27 says

      Just make sure the Government auditors don’t catch you adding too many grains,it’s jail time and a fine.We should follow the MOOCH SCHOOL PROGRAM,$295 per meal KOBE STEAK.OOPS THAT’S ONLY FOR HER.

      1. Deborah G says

        She alos flies in Ribs from her favorite rib joint

        1. Retired Marine says

          And chicken and watermelon….LOL

      2. grafra102 says

        gonzales27: I agree with you, but the school I work at in Food Services the food looks good, the only thing is it is flat in taste. Actually we cook our food like one would at home it just is flat tasting..

        1. gonzales27 says

          That comes with no seasoning.I have high blood pressure and only use pepper to season.Most pre- prepared foods are already loaded with sodium for preservation.

          1. grafra102 says

            gonzales27: You can always use Mrs. Dash, that is what I use to season my doggies food, because salt is not good for them like other things. I take BP medication so I have to be careful also. Mrs. Dash , no salt. Good luck buddy, and God Bless You.

          2. gonzales27 says

            Good advise,thanks

          3. grafra102 says

            gonzales27: Thank You sir.

          4. gonzales27 says

            You are welcome

    2. Bob Marcum says

      Hey, Vinnie; U’ve got the right attitude but, the wrong solution.
      U need to remember; cooks measure everything, put in their recipes, anyhow. This new rule
      doesn’t change any recipes. It only requires, the management to add the salt shaker icon, on the menu. It’s an added inconvenience and therefore; an added expense, to the restaurant. It’s a
      minor expense, but; a useless and un-needed expense and an intrusion into the affairs of private enterprise. The liberal government is simply ( as always is their nature of existence ), dictating to the private citizens, which is of course, a violation of our constitutional rights, which our forefathers ( and, more recently, our parents and children ), have fought and died for.
      It was someone, in an above comment, who said, there is a difference, between advising and dictating. Well; that’s obviously true. The next part of her statement is, ” failure to heed advice,
      is not followed by a $600 fine.” That fine only follows the defiance of a law. A good example, of
      the abuse of power, is the penalties levied, upon schools and state governments, who fail to
      follow obumma’s perverted desire, to force boys and girls to piss together. Next; he’ll be putting

      cameras in the restrooms, for confirmation, on following the rules. But; his real motive is to create

      a collection of videos, for his pediphile entertainment. It will also, get the children accustomed to

      feeling normal, about being naked, in the presence of the muslim pediphiles, in his church.

      1. Deborah G says

        I say get stickers with the sickle and hammer with DeBlasio dressed in a big Bird suit.

        1. ABO says

          Clown suit would be more appropriate.

          1. Deborah G says

            He and Hillary should be in Matching ORANGE jumpsuits

    3. grafra102 says

      Yup bring your own salt!!!!

  10. Ken says says

    Government by the Establishment, for the Establishment executed by their Professional Politician Puppets. IT IS TIME TO return to the Constitution and reclaim Government by the people, for the People. After 28 years of Establishment controlled Government it is time to throw the bastards out.
    Trump 2016 – the nonPolitician – an experienced Leader and Negotiator – Make America Great Again.

    1. AKLady2015 says

      Government of corporations, by corporations, for corporations

      1. Ken says says

        UR starting to get the picture. The Liberal Elite 1% control both Parties and for 28 years have run an agenda to destroy the USA . Trump 2016 – end the control by the Establishment and their Professional Politician Puppets.

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Darling child, Trump is poart of the 1%.
          Moreover, he and his daddy soaked Uncle for a big chunch of his stash.

          1. Ken says says

            Well Sweet Pee – I guess that is called business in NYC.

          2. AKLady2015 says

            I’m not your “Sweet Pee”.

            Oh, and that is correctly dstated as ‘Sweet Pea’.
            Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant

          3. Ken says says

            That’s OK – I’m not your “darling child” BTW “Sweet Pee” is spelled exactly as I intended – pee as in urinate.

          4. AKLady2015 says

            So childish.
            Prime example of what is wrong in this country
            Trump encourages it, he can’t fix the problems.

          5. Ken says says

            Sweet Pee – No one can fix your problem and hopefully there won’t be an attempt. All that is necessary to start to fix the problems of the Country is a Leader with business and negotiating skills. No more Professional Politician Puppets, Thumbs up for President Trump.

          6. Mathew Molk says

            Hope the HeShe shows up in Cleveland. We could have a REAL good time.

          7. Jim says

            And Bernie and Hillary can??????? ROFLMAO !!!!

          8. ABO says

            Oh, now a temper tantrum ’cause you’re not getting your way?

          9. Deborah G says


          10. ABO says

            And you are a blooming idiot. Appropriate, I’d say.

          11. Florida Rebel says

            You are so full of shit. In 1973 the Justice Department tried to sue Trump for discriminating against minorities when his properties were being rented. He was not fined. He even brought counter-suit against them for defamation but it was dismissed. After 2 years of the DOJ basically doing nothing and proving nothing, just wasting time and money, DJT agreed to send a list of the apt vacancies to a civil-rights group and allowing them first pick with applications of their choosing. Talk about discrimination? By doing this, the DOJ discriminated against every non-minority that could have been seeking an apt. Nothing was ever proven of discrimination and they still check on him to this day. [Talk about harassment?] Where do you get your facts? Or do you just make them up as you go along? BTW, do you honestly think he sits there and reviews rental applicants for the thousands of rental units that he owns? Also, what “chunk of his stash” did he and his daddy soak Uncle for? WTF are you talking about?

          12. ABO says

            Gee AKL tell us another story, Please.

      2. BARRY SOETERO says

        Spoken like the other couch potato, Bernice Sanders!

        1. AKLady2015 says

          You really have no idea. So sad.

          1. Mathew Molk says

            Love to get you on my jobsite. By 9:00 you would be calling me SIR!

            But then the actual working people would have put you in the dumpster by 7:45

          2. Florida Rebel says

            No, it is YOU that has no idea. You are a child gobbling up the pablum of those that wish to rule your every thought and action because you have lost the ability to think on your own. If it wasn’t for corporations where would you be? Who would be the employers? Who would be purchasing goods? Your idiocy astounds me.

          3. ABO says

            Well said, Florida. Her idiocy is indeed remarkable.

          4. ABO says

            You really have no intellect. So sad.

        2. Deborah G says

          The idiot doesn’t realize that we live in a Capitalist society THANK GOD> freedom comes from it not Socialism/Communism. Thank God for Corporations.

      3. Mathew Molk says

        As you never had a job I guess it’s feudal to tell you this, but our pay checks either directly or indirectly all come from your hated cooperations.

    2. Terry Rushing says

      I could not agree with you more. A good beginning would be “in house” by dumping McCain. Following that we need to remove Graham, Coker and so on. Naturally tossing Mitch into the ditch is also on the agenda.

  11. Darrel Dunson says

    I refuse to obey these stupid regs. Instead, I do not patronize any place that infringes on my rights. I advertise that I do not patronize local businesses that prohibit concealed carry. Bank out of state cause one bank advertises that it welcomes concealed carry and encourages employees to do the same. Most businesses try to backtrack their policies against but a few make lame excuses. All of them regret losing business. Once wrote a letter to lawmakers in another state against their refusal to honor my license there and encouraged fellow business owners to do the same. I don’t know how many of us boycotted that convention but the next year there was a concealed carry law there with reciprocal honors. It makes a difference. This is another good reason to not visit NYC next year. If I lived there it would be a good reason to move somewhere else. I love salt – Please pass the salt!

    1. AKLady2015 says

      Pkease pass the hypertension.
      Please pass the heart disease.
      Please pass thw cerebral accident.
      Pkease pass thw kidney failue …

      1. ecogal says

        you should do more homework on the topic.

        1. AKLady2015 says

          M.D. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
          MBA, Cardinal Stritch College, Wisconsin.
          CEU – U.S.D.A. Graduate School.
          CEU – University of South Carolina, School of Medicine
          CEU – University of Alaska — Fairbanks
          Oh, so very wise one, why don’t you educate me?

          1. BARRY SOETERO says

            When out in the sun working, sweating or playing, you are advised to take salt tablets, Sweet Pee!

          2. AKLady2015 says

            That situation is outside of the current conversation.
            Please stay on topic.

      2. BARRY SOETERO says

        Please pass the freedom, Sweet Pee!

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Freedom is not having to pay your medical bills.
          I’ll remember to kick you to the street
          when you cannot carry your own weight.

  12. TAM44 says

    DANGER exposure to injury or evil; peril; hazard; jeopardy.

    ENRAGE to fill with rage; to provoke to frenzy or madness; to anger immoderately.

    Migraine severe headache often accompanied by nausea.

    OBNOXIOUS offensive; objectionable.

    CONTRADICT to assert; the contrary of; to deny.

    RILE to anger; to exasperate; to irritate.

    AWRY twisted to one side; crooked

    THREAT declaration of determination to harm another; menace.

    SOCIALIST an advocate or supporter of socialism.

  13. Bruce Rowley says

    Another reason for me to never go back to New York and for New Yorker’s to get out while the getting is good. Pretty soon they’ll not only tell you where you can pee, what you can not eat or drink but also when you can do them. Then they will when how and where you can travel in out or around the state of New York. I can hear those famous words again…”Papers please” and “Your travel authorization papers please”. Aaahh, the lovable Neo-Gestapo!

    1. AKLady2015 says

      That is exactly what Trump is promising.
      Suggest you might as well become accustomed to being treated that way.

      1. Pam Dunn says

        Suggest you go get your head extracted from your Vagina.

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Stalking again, Pam?

          1. Defend America says

            Trolling again aka. You are so obnoxious you make people ill. How much are you getting paid tonight? One cent would be to much for your ignorance.

          2. AKLady2015 says

            Grow up.
            Save your insults for someone who respects your opinion.

          3. BARRY SOETERO says

            I respect his opinion more that a libTURD, Obama asskissing buffoon!

          4. AKLady2015 says

            Why do you embarrass America with childish name calling?

            Why do you embarrass America with childish foul language?

            That is something most children give up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.

          5. Defend America says

            My opinions are respected by many as your opinions are a joke. Sorry if you can not stand the truth. I can not stand a loser and that is you.

          6. AKLady2015 says

            You woild not recognize truth if it walked up and slapped you in the face.

          7. AKLady2015 says

            The trio of idiots is now complete. present and accounted for.

        2. REALConservative says

          You say “spew” and talk about genitals a lot.

          You should probably talk to a pro about that. Maybe get a vocabulary book.

          You can read it on all fours while selling your swamp for a dime a pop.

          1. BARRY SOETERO says

            Who asked you! Go spew your crap elsewhere and then return to the “Gender Confused” restroom, Cockass!

          2. AKLady2015 says

            And the other idiot is heard from.

          3. REALConservative says

            Spew! There’s that word again.

            Does your boyfriend Pam Dunn spend a little extra time “down there” if you try to defend it on Disqus?

      2. Bruce Rowley says

        No ass hat! It isn’t Trump, it is Moochelle Obama, Bloomberg and that Socialist mayor DeBlasio along with all you sorry ass, uneducated, never had a life ass clowns that started this bull pucky. I hope you have the respect to leave the country for the socialist or communist nation of your choice. Because, you will not survive under a Trump administration. I, for one think that would be a good thing. Now AKLady2015, crawl back into that cave you crawled out of. Your batty family is calling you, you sick jerk.

        1. AKLady2015 says

          They say ignorance is bliss.
          You seem very blissful.
          Your foul lanfuage is very childish.
          Mrs. Obama is not running for President.
          Bloomberg is not running for President.
          DeBlasio is not running for Preesiden.
          The “red” states have the highest percentage of school dropouts.
          The “red” states recieve the most government handouts.
          The “red” states have the highest numbers of people on food stamps.
          Educate yourself.
          You are devoid 0of fact.

          1. Debbie Allen says

            Your arguments ARE uninformed. history shows like most ‘progressives’ you have not thoroughly researched your “facts”. There are many articles on liberal sites and liberal media reports that attempt to proselytize those that do not wish to investigate any further as “THEY” must have done the extensive research needed to report the issue(s). Take a trip to you local library and spend some time going over the vast amount of political documentation. I have included just one of many non-partisan articles from a publication focusing on social and economic issues, not politics. Facts, just the Facts!

            According to an article written by Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson an adjunct faculty member, economist, and fellow for economic and social policy with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College:

            In the politically motivated attempt to blame Republicans for the lower
            incomes in the 10 poorest states, CNN’s Cafferty and Democrats have
            taken one snapshot—of the census’ income statistics—and combined it with
            another snapshot—of current political leanings—to create the impression
            that Republican policies make America poorer.

            The more important factor is not the economic ranking of states at a point in time, but the overall trends. An important article by John Merline compared the economic performance of blue states and red states during the presidency of Barack Obama. The trend of economic indicators clearly favors Republican states. Democratic states have experienced lower growth in both jobs and income in the last few years. Home prices have fallen further in blue states,
            and their unemployment rates are higher. In other words, a dynamic
            economic analysis of the states casts a far more favorable light on
            Republican states than static analysis. Since real life is dynamic, not
            static, Republicans can make the stronger case about which party is best
            suited to lead the way to greater prosperity.

            The most fundamental difference between the data that conservatives
            prefer—that the 10 poorest cities are longtime Democratic
            strongholds—and the data that liberals will be more inclined to
            cite—that the 10 poorest states are predominantly Republican, is that conservatives can point to actual policies that Democrats implemented
            that contributed to the impoverishment of the cities, while the
            liberals cannot point to specific GOP policies that have caused the
            poorer states to lag behind.

            The Democratic case is illusory and circumstantial; the Republican
            case is solid and substantial. However, in a country where so many
            people are economically and historically illiterate, combined with the
            human proclivity whereby “a man hears what he wants to hear and
            disregards the rest” (Paul Simon, “The Boxer”), the Democrats may be
            able to score some points with a hollow argument. The Republicans,
            though, have the facts on their side.

            AND, BTW, the Government does not make money, they spend taxpayers
            money from “WE THE PEOPLE” So get that little ill informed bit of nonsense out of your head. Yes WE did build those roads, yes WE did build everything the Government wants us to believe they have done. Fact is without OUR money the Government can do nothing. As a small business owner I have watched as my peers fall due to regulations, fines and excessive taxation and mandates.

          2. AKLady2015 says

            Come up here to Alaska.
            I’ll show you fact and truth. I live with it.
            You are well-brainwashed.

          3. AKLady2015 says

            The data obtained through the U.S. Census is self-reported.

            Facts are facts.

            The ten poorest states have been that way since the Civil war. The difference is not politics, it is industry. The South is mainly agricultural. Your “democratic strongholds” are mainly poor Southerners who moved to Yankee land for work (several generations removed). The Union caused the problems with the post Civil War restrictions placed on the South. Study some history.

            On top of that, you can add the immigration from Europe. A prime example of that is the Irish Potato Famine.

            Your peers did not fail because of government, but it makes a good excuse/target to blame for one’s mistakes.
            I’ve investigated many of those failures:

            Poor planning is #1
            They skim cash.
            They fail to deposit payroll taxes.
            They fail to pay estimated income taxes.
            They violate employment laws.
            They violate employee safety laws.

          4. Bruce Rowley says

            The good thing is that you are a known, poorly educated, Kool Aid slurping troll. You are wrong more times than even being close to bring right. I cannot even converse with someone of your level of brainwashed. You need to go back into that left wing home in the ground and not come out until this planet explodes. I am sure your Kool Aid supply will last you in your safe, euphoric, drug induced state of mind. Now, go away like the good misinformed, ass clown followeing troll that you are.

          5. AKLady2015 says

            Come on up here to Alaska.
            I’ll be happy to show you climate change.

            The tundra was a tropical rainforest, in the past.
            It is becoming one again. Trees are growing there.

            Polar bears are dying of starvation. They canot hunt.
            The sea ice has melted.

            Buisnesses are closing — they depend upon snow to sell their
            products. During the last five winters, our ski resorts have had to make fake snow.

            Go back into your cave and smoke some more dope the right-wingers are giving you.

          6. Bruce Rowley says

            It must be warm in you cave in the bush, hey TROLL? Troll on, hag!

          7. ABO says

            When Alaska was a tropical rainforest there were no automobiles, no coal burning power plants, no industry. By your own words you have just thoroughly contradicted your heroes Obama and Gore in their fraudulent insistence that climate change is caused by those very things. Thanks AKL.

          8. BARRY SOETERO says

            Kalaphornia is the epitome of Blue State stupidity!

            “Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring public schools to include the contributions of gay and lesbian people in their curriculum, making California the first state to adopt such a requirement.”

            A Silicon Valley lawmaker is gaining momentum with a bill that would require “climate change” to be among the science topics that all California public school students are taught. The measure, by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto,
            also would mandate that future science textbooks approved for California public schools include climate change.”

            “PASADENA ( — A bill authored by a Pasadena lawmaker that encourages schools to teach about the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation’s first African-American president is now California law.”

            “California students score at bottom of nation in reading, math!-By Sharon Noguchi…California students continue to score near the bottom among states in math and reading, according to results of a national test released Thursday. The Golden State’s fourth-graders ranked 47th in the nation in both math and
            reading. Eighth-graders ranked 45th in math and 42nd in reading. And the scores show that the gap separating white students from their black and Latino peers in English and math is bigger in California than it is nationwide.”

            Allysia Finley with the Wall Street Journal explains: “UCs this year needed to spend an additional $73 million on pensions, $30 million on faculty bonuses, $24 million on health benefits and $16 million on collectively bargained pay increases. The regents project that they will require $250 million more next year to finance increased compensation and benefit costs.”
            Moreover, Finley reveals the extraordinary level of waste in the UC system: “Ms.
            Napolitano [President of the University of California] says that the UCs have cut their budgets to the bone, yet her own office includes nearly 2,000 employees—a quarter of whom make six-figure salaries. An associate vice president of federal government relations earns $273,375 a year, plus $55,857 in retirement and health benefits, according to the state controller’s office. Thirty professors at UC Santa Cruz rake in more than $200,000 in pay, and most faculty can retire at 60 and receive a pension equal to 75% of their final salary. More than 2,100 retirees in the university retirement system collected
            six-figure pensions in 2011.”

            Proposition 30 was passed by voters in 2012, raising the state sales tax by a quarter percentage point through the end of 2016. Additionally, it increased the personal income tax through 2018 on California residents with incomes over $250,000. The tax has generated $6 billion to $7 billion annually, making California’s coffers flush with cash once again. Prop. 30 was creatively advertised and sold to the voters by a union, the California Teachers Association, which depicted it as a “temporary” tax to support public schools.”
            “Most Californians would be surprised to learn that 100 percent of education’s share of the tax increase sold by Governor Jerry Brown will go to pensions instead of classrooms. But that would be no surprise to longtime observers of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, which administers teacher pensions.”

          9. BARRY SOETERO says

            “African Americans were more likely to receive public assistance than
            other groups. In 2012, an average of 41.6% of African Americans received
            means-tested benefits each month. Thirty-six percent of Hispanics of
            any race received government assistance. About 18% of Asians or Pacific
            Islanders and 13% of whites received benefits each month.

          10. AKLady2015 says

            BS, as usual.

          11. Nana Monster says

            Because of Michelle Obama and her crappy school lunch program there are more and more kids going hungry. This is an observation from my 14 yr old grandson….I see a lot more of my friends gaining weight as the lunches are so bad they aren’t eating them and there is so little food even when they do. Portions are cut way back so when they get home they have to eat just to make up for what they don’t have at lunch and then they go all out as they are so hungry.

          12. AKLady2015 says

            Same lunch program put forth in the past.
            In fact it is the same food I grew up on.

            My grandchildren were not allowed to eat at school —
            because the food served was unhealthy.

            If you want your kid at Taco Bell or Burger King eery day, pick then up and take them there, or pack their lunch. Don’t kill off an entire generation early with heart and kidney disease. Don’t set them up to die at the end of a race, like a kid in Alaska did recently.

          13. Nana Monster says

            AK…I don’t know what state you live in but my best friend used to write recipes that were adopted statewide here in NY as being the BEST for kids for nutrition. AND everything was handmade…pizza crust, sauce, shredded cheese, gravies and such. NOW the salad is only lettuce and no dressing. No salt and no fat milk….totally bland and no taste.

          14. AKLady2015 says


          15. AKLady2015 says

            As a military brat, a military member, and a military wife; I have lived in almost all 50 nstates.

          16. Jim says

            According to your leader there are 57 states !!!!

          17. Jim says

            I graduated in 1966.You state that the current lunch programs are the same as the past. We never threw our food away in school. There was always enough to eat and it was very good. It was also reasonably healthy, not perfect, but healthy. The food is NOT going to cause anyone to die prematurely. We start dying from the moment we are born because that is the cycle of life. I would worry more about what we are putting into the air and water and ground but NOT to the point of saying the sky is falling like the Left is doing. It is all about MONEY. Nothing more!!!

          18. AKLady2015 says

            When you and I went to school, there wasn’t a hamburger joint on every corner. Breakfast cereal was not all sugar. Every school had its own kitchen. Frozen foods were new to the market. Everything did not contain double salt and double sugar … a soda pop was a treat …

          19. Jim says

            Have you ever heard of a thing called “Personal choice”? You have to help yourself. You cannot rely upon anyone else to make those decisions for you. That is the cowardly and weak-minded way of doing things which is typical of left ideology.

          20. Bruce Rowley says

            Troll on, hag, troll on! You will only drive yourself over the edge because no one likes A TROLL!!

          21. AKLady2015 says

            Why do you embarrass America with childish name calling?

            Why do you embarrass America with childish foul language?

            That is something most children give up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.

          22. Bruce Rowley says
          23. AKLady2015 says

            “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.”
            ― Thomas Paine, Common Sense

          24. Bruce Rowley says

            Sorry, but it is the truth that everone on this discussion thinks you are a

          25. ABO says

            Yet more cut and paste irrelevant nonsense from AKL, word for word, over and over and over ad infinitum.

          26. Jim says

            Then why do all the “Blue” states have the most bankrupt cities? Hmmmm? Because they are run by the Lefties. Educate yourself while you are at it. Let’s start with Detroit or what is left of it !!!! Shall I keep going?

          27. AKLady2015 says

            Red states are the welfare queens.
            Your assumptions are based on ignorance.
            Those blue cities you speak to are some of the oldest in the US.
            Educate yourself. Get out the history books. Study up on those ethnic ghettos.

          28. Jim says

            And they have NEVER learned how NOT to spend money !!!

          29. Jim says

            What do the top ten cities with the highest poverty rate all have in common?


            Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn’t elected

            a Republican mayor since 1961;

            Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954;

            Cincinnati, OH (3rd)… since 1984;

            Cleveland, OH (4th)… since 1989;

            Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican Mayor;

            St. Louis, MO (6th)…. since 1949;

            El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican Mayor;

            Milwaukee, WI (8th)… since 1908;

            Philadelphia, PA (9th)… since 1952;

            Newark, NJ (10th)… since 1907.

          30. ABO says

            Oooooh. Another tantrum. Rackin’ them up there AKL.

        2. gonzales27 says

          Ignore her,she is a troll

        3. AKLady2015 says

          Grow up.
          Save your insults for someone you can impress.
          I’m not one of then.
          You sound about 12 years old.

          1. Bruce Rowley says

            No, your just a lonely old Alaskan out in the bush who has no life to speak of so you just troll everyday. You are nor very educated, probably was ignored by your parents and other kids your age. So now you troll. I have watched your comments and realize that you really are useless in a real society so…Troll on, hag, troll on!

          2. AKLady2015 says

            Why do you embarrass America with childish name calling?

            Why do you embarrass America with childish foul language?

            That is something most children give up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.

          3. Bruce Rowley says

            Troll on

          4. AKLady2015 says


          5. Mathew Molk says

            Hey stink pee….That is what, in a court of law, is called the “vernacular of the workplace” —–OOPS, Workplace???? WTF, over. That is a place you have never been.

        4. Deborah G says

          DeBlasio ISN”T a Socialist he is an avowed Communist that thinks Castro and Cuba are the way to go.

          1. Bruce Rowley says

            Thanks, I knew he was up there some where. My friends in NYC, where I grew up all hate the guy. They call him every name in the book. And, I don’t think you’d find those names in a Holy Book of any religion.

      3. Florida Rebel says

        You are crazier than a shit-house rat.

    2. Deborah G says

      They already TELL you where to pee and it is next to a Pervert Tranny

      1. Bruce Rowley says

        That’s why I left NY and Florida to move back to my adopted state on the prairie. Not to many libtard thinking folks out here.

  14. AKLady2015 says

    Consumers have a right to know what is in the food they buy.
    Undisclosed surgar content could kill a diabetic.

    1. BARRY SOETERO says

      Uh…..I guess they can’t TASTE!!

      1. AKLady2015 says

        Sorry, little boy, taste is not a measurement.
        Moreover, not everyone has the same “taste” ability.

  15. ecogal says

    News flash – you NEED salt, esp sea salt with all the attendant trace minerals – it’s good for you – great for you in fact – try a half teaspoon or teaspoon in water a day and just watch your nails get long and strong and stop breaking, hair grows faster, body feels better… it’s alkalizing too, which is also good for you. NYC is STUPID.

    1. AKLady2015 says

      News flash, all the salt you need is already contained in the food you eat.

      1. ecogal says

        You are wrong. I lived in So Cal for a LONG time and would get wicked headaches… when it was hot and dry… tried water with salt – presto chango – dehydrated, needed not just water but SALT. Works great in northeast during muggy hot weather too. And as I said, nails, hair, teeth all benefit from a healthy dose of SEA salt. That NaCl “pure” stuff doesn’t cut it. What you are saying is just what the big pharma “medical” experts would like everyone to believe. Read some OTHER literature.

  16. MAHB001 says

    The real crime here is the theft of the word common sense…

    Those that have none, should be outlawed from using the term…

    1. AKLady2015 says

      Hes, I agree.
      Can we begin with you?

      1. MAHB001 says

        I was thinking of you when I wrote that comment.

        Glad you noticed.

        1. AKLady2015 says

          “It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say ‘It’s as plain as the nose on your face.’ But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?”
          ― Isaac Asimov

          1. MAHB001 says

            It would be good if you followed your own advice.

          2. AKLady2015 says

            I’m female, I look in the mirror at least once a day.
            Now, what is your excuse?

          3. MAHB001 says

            Keep looking… You will find that you are the victim of Ideological subversion.


            If you watch this enough times, you may prove old Yuri wrong, and you may be able to reverse the brainwashing…

            Who knows, I’ll pray for you.

          4. AKLady2015 says

            The Cokld War ended a long tume ago.
            Please do not pray for me.
            You follow Satan’s teachings.
            Hate is his work..

          5. Garden_Goddess says

            Please use Spell Check before submitting your comment.
            Thank you.

          6. Deborah G says

            THAT Shim is a troll IGNORE

          7. kotoc says

            I agree… it’s best to ignore the fools that come into a site meant for discussing an issue for the sole purpose of enjoying making others angry or defensive. That’s exactly what that moron, AKLady2015 is doing. Best to just let her go on looking stupid without your help.

          8. Deborah G says

            His/Her “BEST” is a pathetic tranparent attemp at relevance and propaganda. Notice the canned repsonses 1- WHy do you lie 2- Why do you embarrass America?” 3- Why do you disgrace etc. THOSE are ALL troll buzz words. I once got the Soros script on how to disrupt Conservative conversations………..they are all there. google it. AND? you can google It’s IP address there is a website. NOT in Alaska surely

          9. AKLady2015 says

            Wow, now the lies are getting huge.
            “Soros script”? How long is your nose at the point, Pinocchio?

          10. ringostarr1 says

            She learned all these things at the Russian Internet Research Agency training seminar at Saint Peters-burg, Russia. You people notice that AKLady2015 will never comment on my accusations about her being a paid Russian Troll because she knows that they are true.

          11. Deborah G says

            they are complete assholes if they think everyone is as stupid as liberals are

          12. AKLady2015 says

            Fact and truth are very difficult concepts for people on this blog.
            They seem to refer lies, insults and conjecture.

          13. ABO says

            And AKL is the perfect example.

          14. AKLady2015 says

            Thank you for proving my points.

          15. ABO says

            Can’t do any better than that? REALLY???

          16. Jim says

            They have a script in front of them because they are incapable of independent thought

          17. ABO says

            If it’s scripted they must have to get someone with a brain to read it to them.

          18. Jim says

            That’s the big (?) and small of it !!!

          19. ABO says

            Ain’t that the truth.

          20. ABO says

            If it is scripted Jim, they must need to get someone with a brain to read it to them.

          21. kotoc says

            And you are the obvious case in point.

          22. Jim says

            It’s Redman in disguise lol !!!

          23. AKLady2015 says

            Is that the best you can do?

          24. ABO says

            She doesn’t know what it is and can’t be bothered anyway. It’s a liberal thing you know.

          25. ringostarr1 says

            Her Russian language roots are showing isn’t that right Natasha, I mean AKLady2015?

          26. MAHB001 says

            The Communists in the US didn’t get the memo…

            Too late, already prayed for you… Did you melt? Or did your head spin around in a circle and did you spit out green pea soup?

          27. Mathew Molk says

            And guess who ended the cold war.

            Hint,,,,The Industrial/Military complex that knocked the ruskys ho no liberal democraps in it.

          28. AKLady2015 says

            Actually, it was the Russians who ended the Cold War.
            They ran America to the brink of bankruptcy.

            Remember all those missiles they supposedly had?
            Inspections documented that they were empty tubes, some were even made of cardboard, others of wood.

          29. ABO says

            Oh so you’re working for him now, well aren’t you industrious.

          30. ringostarr1 says

            Boy or boy. If you look in the mirror at least daily I bet that you go through a lot of mirrors in a years time.

          31. Mathew Molk says

            Typical Russian, huh ???? –

            If you have any peripheral vision at all you cannot help but see your own nose.

            That’s typical commie/liberal logic for you, though.- None of the bastards have ANY seance of reality.

            You know us, we are the Americans. You know, the guys with the footprints on the moon,,,, The Russians,,,,welllllllllll

          32. AKLady2015 says

            Obviously, you have no idea as who Asimov was, or the contribution he made to the American Government.

          33. ABO says

            Outstanding science fiction author. Wrote a piece on you didn’t he? “2001 A Spaced Oddity” wasn’t it?

          34. ringostarr1 says

            To answer you own question I imagine that you are cross eyed from looking down your own nose at people.

        2. ABO says

          Well done as usual, MAHB.

      2. Mathew Molk says

        We will be waiting for you at 9th and the Shoreway in Cleveland…..You can start on any one of us that you want.

      3. ABO says

        Come on now AKL you are far better qualified, being after all entirely bereft of common sense.

  17. John Topper says

    In part I agree, The Government shouldn’t be telling us what to eat and how much. But then again, in part I agree. 2 Liter sodas have more sugar than one should consume in a week. On a regular basis, leading to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, vascular disease, eye disease. Too much sodium intake guarantees hypertension, vascular disease, heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. Bottom line Folks is M O N E Y. Limit the sugar and salt, limit the diseases they cause. Limit the cost of treatment, operations and needless pain and suffering.

    1. cutterguy says

      but let them do all the weed they can consume. much better for us all. then lets move on up with coke, meth, extasy, etc.

    2. AKLady2015 says

      People would not yell if the government ordered rat poison out of food.
      Well, what they don’t understand is the sugar and salt are rat poisons’

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  19. Lee Hauenstein says

    The COMMUNISTS are so hell bent on controlling every aspect of our lives that they will stop at nothing. They have trampled all of our rights and freedoms to satisfy their own IDEOLOGY. Salt is a mineral that all people and every animal needs to survive. You cannot live without salt. Salt is as essential to life just as much as water is essential to life. But The COMMUNISTS are so SELF RIGHTIOUS that they think they can convince people that salt is bad for them they have to PROTECT US FROM SALT. The sole purpose of badgering people for using salt is to control them. Because they know that everyone has to use salt to survive, but if they can convince you that you are breaking some law by using salt, then they can control you. That is the ENTIRE OBJECTIVE OF THEIR BULLYING. They do not care about anyone’s health, If they cared about your health they would not be chastising you for using salt.

  20. Deborah G says

    here’s what I have to say: PHUCK them! I am so sick of NY telling us what to eat, what to drink, who we MUST accept be it against our religious tenets or not,who we HAVE to pay for like Illegals in our schools we are FORCED to pay more property taxes. In fact ALL lib Democrats can go POUND SALT

  21. Retired Marine says

    Fine, the dumb shit want’s restaurants to post salt warnings, simply do this: Post a menu with “All meals contain salt”. Bloomerberg stay the hell out of peoples lives.

  22. randy jackson says

    Control control control, it’s all the mindless democRATS can think of. Stop already you bunch of stupid, lack of common sense moron’s. Between crap like this and Ovomit’s bathroom mandates, it’s no wonder we’ve become the laughingstock of the world. Next will follow mindless goons enforcing this ridiculous crap. All at taxpayer expense. How absolutely foolish. Sad to see our society focus on this kind of minutia while real issues like federal debt, government overreach, Veteran Affairs, Benghazi, Hillary’s emails, etc etc speed recklessly into oblivion.

    1. kotoc says

      All they’re doing is requiring restaurants to post on the menus that one or more of their choices has quite a bit of salt added… they’re not controlling how much we use, or telling us NOT to eat it. Actually, they may end up shooting themselves in the foot if they continue their efforts to control public food or drink consumption. For example, banning the sale of 2 liter bottles of soda… who said we can’t buy two 1-liter bottles just as easily?

      1. randy jackson says

        good morning, thanks for the clarification. It’s just that the implementation of these “aids to society” require taxpayer expense to implement and ensure compliance. That comes at taxpayer expense. Secondly, it’s another burden for employers, thus causing more cost which is usually passed on to the customers. Like many other advisories, in time they are taken for granted and ignored, yet remain an expense to engage. Prefer common sense, which seems to be so lacking these days. Thanks kotoc.

  23. John Williams says

    If New Yorker’s vote these people in, it is their own fault and they deserve what they get.

  24. Mynickelsworth says

    They tend to force things that are not important and ignore things that are causing big problems. Of Course the FDA is guilty of that also. I use lots of salt for one reason, to get the iodine. Iodized salt contains 0.4 micro grams of iodine per 1/4 teaspoon. A teaspoon would give you 1.6 micro grams of iodine. The FDA’s RDA is a mere 150 micrograms. People in other countries consume some 15 to 30 GRAMS with no health problems. 30 grams is 200 times the RDA. The Thyroid gland regulates much of the body functions especially heart rate. We have chlorine in our water and some also have fluorine in it also. Both are the same chemical family as iodine, so drink a little water and your iodine receptors in the thyroid are filled with chlorine and fluorine and all that iodine in the salt goes to some place else in the body. Your Dr. does ONE test for your thyroid. Doctors tell me that it takes a total of 18 tests to find our what the thyroid is Really doing.
    The FDA and stupidity such as NYC is killing americans slowly. They use medicinal drugs to do it much faster.

  25. del says

    Can’t fix stupid!

  26. 2 parrots and a dog says

    Leftist idiots enslave themselves at the same time they order others to obey their every wish and don’t even realize it. They instead choose to see themselves as saviors of the world. Sorry leftist idiots, that job has already been taken by the Son of God.

  27. Shannon North says

    I smell a revolution coming!

  28. Austinniceguy says

    If elected to the presidency. $chittlery will make these the laws of the land.

  29. EMIRCITNA says

    ANOTHER absurd device of the Democrats by which they can bring in ‘revenue’ through …FINES!!!
    (New York, WHEN are you going to learn NOT to vote Democrats into power over you???!!!)

  30. Gerry Costa says

    deblasio is on the same level as pelosi,reid, cuomo and all the rest of the obozo butt lickers. Anything the govt can do to take away every bit of our freedom they are in favor of. When is the American voter going to realize they have to rid our govt of every libtard demoSCUM in it and start over with real American representatives(notice I DID NOT say politicians) in place of these career hacks.

  31. Mark Brickey says

    Animal Farm in practice!!!

  32. Lily Haley says

    Seems that courts are nothing more than “yes men” when it comes to the overreach of government.

  33. Edna Ethel says

    It could be said that if the citizens of a city elect a corrupt jerk like de Blasio, they get what they deserve. However, political corruption and fascism can’t be blamed on the voting public. The blame falls on the jerks themselves…de Blasio, both a jerk and a (not so funny) joke.

  34. Charley C. says

    If you want to have all the parts of your life regulated for you just move to N.Y.,Ca.,N.J.,and a few other states and big brother will take care of you like you are childrens! Don’t People have any back bone any more? Good God People Stand up for your selves ,or we will be no better than the communist country’s we fight against. Wake Up AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

  35. Carol says

    This mayor has major mental and common sense problems…….it is no one else’s fault he is in an interracial marriage and has a child from the marriage……don’t throw that in our faces…….it is no one else’s problem that he spoke against the police, blamed them for turning their backs when “HE” spoke at a fallen officers funeral, never came to their defense or apologized for his degrading remarks, BUT then expects them to guard him and the streets when a “terrorist alert” is upgraded, it is no ones else’s fault that he wants to DICTATE to people what to eat and how much, after all, the added expense is not coming out of his pocket, the businesses are being hit once again, as he has a housekeeper and cook at his call He has NO CLUE that we have freedoms and that millions have given their lives for us to retain them. He is the worst possible thing that happened to NYC. What a bunch of stupid, ignorant voters. He, Sharpton, Jackson and the city officials of Ferguson started this crap and now have blood on their hands from thru out the country. Then BLM adds to it. Why can’t the democratic voters understand that these democrats they vote in are the ones holding them down from jobs by allowing ILLEGALS in and padding their pockets with more money and freebies then any American. The democrats are lying and ignoring the legal American people just so they can hang on to POWER> Power of everyone….taking away freedoms and common sense. All democrats should have to take a LIE DETECTOR TEST before they are allowed to open their mouths. And why is the Supreme Court involved in a food issue? Is that what they are to be used for? This is laughable! NYC should be so ashamed and embarrassed that this idiot is running their city and is more concerned about food issues than about police and citizens life’s. They should be demanding his resignation so all the people of NYC can release the choke hold this mayor has on them!

  36. donl says

    Obie, Hilly and other Socialists won’t stop until one of them has complete control over OUR lives. Right down to the point of telling you what to wear. ( ie; commie countries ).

  37. Dave Campbell says

    Sorry, I just can’t get all worked up over this. I don’t have a problem with labeling what’s in food…as long as it doesn’t get out of hand, which it easily could. Now if they were going to start telling resteraunts and food sellers that they couldn’t offer “high” salt items on thier menus, that would be a whole different ball of wax.

  38. jjmcl431 says

    pretty soon the “progressives” will have passed laws that will tell us when,how much and how often we can take a leak or dump. isn’t liberal government just wonderful?

  39. Merle Dickey says

    Another example of the government control that has been building for the last 25 years especially the last 7 . NY must be full of liberals to keep electing these democrats to office in their state !!! No wonder it is becoming so weird !!!

  40. soldier for liberty says

    And the COMMUNIST march on! Wait till they put a tax meter on your wife.

  41. soldier for liberty says

    I’ts all about control

  42. robertleo says

    It’s up to us of course to watch our salt intake but in a restaurant I never consider to wonder how much salt is in the ordered meal. Like the idea of the little salt shaker on the menu. Hope it passes at the discretion of the restaurant owners. Enough government already!

  43. R. T. says

    The lawmakers ( representatives ) must not be able to think of any other laws to selectively enforce .

  44. sfcpete says

    De Blasio and Wiener are prime examples of what a population of ignorant immigrants will elect to office.

    1. ringostarr1 says

      Remember now boys and girls Wiener is the husband of Hell-ary Clinton’s chief aid.

  45. kirkmcloren says

    as a dialysis patient I need to know if it is salty. A thigh and a drumstick (chicken) from the Safeway deli caused me 10 pounds of edema. I asked them to label it salty and they refused. Oh well. No more Safeway deli

  46. Mr Bill 13 says

    I am an intelligent adult, capable of making my own decisions. STAY THE HELL OUT OF MY LIFE ! I had a mother & father and neither was named intrusive government.

  47. nancy miller says

    Isn’t it interesting that I just read an article in one of my health newsletters that salt had been given a bad rap by the medical profession. Actually salt is good for us! This must be why The progressive hierarchy is taking away salt from us. Anything good for the public is bad for the progressives. Lord I’m sick of them!
    Vote Trump. Not a lawyer, not a career politician.

    1. notmyamerica says

      All Americans should be by now….

  48. notmyamerica says

    NY…… Dont you have a mafia for this type of government overstep ?

  49. tom cook says

    New Yorkers deserve all the abuse they get from the cesspool of politicians they allow all of their welfare trash and illegal aliens to elect.

    1. melmack 1 says

      And so do all the nuafornians and europeans

  50. gerald Hughes says

    When are we going to quit messing around with the liberal dem bloodsuckers and do the necessary thing?

    1. grafra102 says

      TRUMP IN 2016!!!

  51. Alleged Comment says

    LOOKS like Demoncraps and lieberals don’t want you to enjoy eating out anymore, but using the women’s bathroom OK.

    And bringing pedophiles and sodomites with religious backward violent zeal by the boatloads and dropping them off your local neighborhood is more of a concern for them.

    BUT SALT??? Get your ghd damn hands off of it!!!

    1. melmack 1 says

      Stop bitching and vote these LIBERAL ASSHOLES OUT OF OFFICE !!!!

  52. grafra102 says


  53. A natural born American says

    Anyone else see the irony here? The NYC mayor obviously does not believe the people in his city have the ability to think for themselves YET these are the SAME people the rest of the world is trusting to make financial decisions to the tune of MILLIONS AND BILLIONS with THEIR dollars??!! The mayor is saying these people are too stupid to know when their food is too salty, but no worries because they’re really NOT too stupid to be trusted with YOUR money! Ooookaaay…

    1. AKLady2015 says

      The irony here is that too many people have no idea how much salt is contained in processed food.
      The sarrow here is that too many people do not know what quantity pises a health hazzard.

      1. Florida Rebel says

        WOW! What happened to all that education you bragged about having?

        1. ABO says

          You mean all that education she pretends to have?

  54. Bill says

    Sick, sick, sick when will people wake up to this stupidity.

  55. Jjb54 says

    I guess they want me to die?

    I have “Chronic Low Blood Pressure”. 90/60.

    I *HAVE* to eat more salt to keep my B/P up. I am 61, I am on Warfarin and falling is NOT a good thing for me to do. When you have Chronic Low Blood Pressure, when you stand up, you get light headed and can and I have passed out. * NOT FUN *

    So, ya – please stay out of my life, you are seriously DANGEROUS TO MY HEALTH!

    . o O (*Or is that plan?*)

  56. Robert Brennan says

    Well this is New York, the land of Liberals who need to be guided every step of the way for their entire life.

  57. Gail says

    All I can say is keep that insane moron in New York preferably in the asylum where he belongs .

  58. Gunflint Roseberg says

    New York society need’s to be told how much soda they can drink & now how much salt they can have. They (like California) have been drinking poisonous Liberal Kool-Aid so long they can no longer think, or make choices on their own. Big Brother will do it all for them. America’s programmed robot’s, the perfect communist society.

  59. kassa1 says

    Like for you to believe they are progressives but they are really communist elitist that’s what the definition of progressive is. Yes they are control freaks to the bone but the rules don’t apply to them only the 99%. What’s that make a blog no big zipper sounds like you did from the healthcare and from the taxes they put on us and exempt THEIRSELF from. Becoming a step to get their money to keep the ones on the dole so they got to get it somewhere and finding these restaurants is one good example just like Bill Clinton and the cigarettes. You think they care about your health and you you are your mind as they want to women eight 5 1/2 billion people from the planet. That’s in the media at least once a week now about to delete believe there’s too many people on the planet so they will illuminate 5 1/2 billion Think they care about you and always care about you too usually throw you in the trash. When they disarm you go marching into the gas chambers us like you did could use back in the 40s make no mistake they have no heart and the mantra is the end justifies the means

  60. Patriot47 says

    Salt is necessary for life. Excess of ANYTHING is not good. Liberal genius is the reason every box of nails has “DO NOT EAT” printed on it.

  61. jdelcjr says

    This article seems to me like a lot of ado. There’s no comparison between informing people so they can make their own decision, or making the decision for them. I jumped ship from the democratic party when NJ Governor Jim Florio passed his “runny egg law”, and I never went back. Now thats a “nanny law”. Informing people that an item on a menu is high sodium is not the same. Thats just allowing people to make an educated choice. It must have been a slow news day. Incidentally, Florio repealed the “runny egg law” and lost his bid for re-election.

  62. Edward B. Levy says


  63. Edward B. Levy says

    Yes a bigger oat! Oh, I mean you will need a bigger menu. you will have to put icons on for: peanuts, peanut oil, sugar, basil, taragon, AND ON AND ON. aLSO, SALT, & PEPPER SHAKERS ALONG WITH SUGAR, BOWLS MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE TABLE, SO PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE TEMPTED TO USE THEM

    1. AKLady2015 says

      Are you stamping your feet to go with the screaming?

      Temper, temper …

      You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

  64. 3ronald1 says

    People on restricted sodium diets, might appreciate this knowledge. However being a bully and FINING restaurants isn’t the answer.
    I have a friend on a sodium-restricted diet, and so when she dines out, she either looks up the menu and nutrition information on the web before leaving home, or asks for the nutrition list most restaurants will provide if asked.
    Your dietary needs are personal, but a helpful icon (or better yet, listing sodium content on the menu) could assist people in making a good decision, versus not enjoying a meal out at a nice restaurant. My niece was born with a heart condition and had many surgeries. At one time, she was placed on a 500-mg/day sodium restriction, and the family didn’t dine out very often, and when they did, she couldn’t eat what she liked because of sodium content in the way our food is prepared. However, they found a local restaurant that allowed them to bring a hamburger patty cooked at home and they warmed it up and put it on a bun so she could enjoy dining out “like regular people” and they prepared french fries for her without adding salt to them. The family still didn’t go out much, but it was a relief to watch her enjoy a meal out with the family without worry or being embarrassed by being “different”. In a civilized society, common sense rules much better than mandated laws/fines regarding what we eat in a restaurant. They LIKE customers and so will accommodate them whenever they can if you ask.

    1. AKLady2015 says

      In America, most prepared food contains far too much added salt.

      1. 3ronald1 says

        So very true!

  65. imjmz says

    Every freaking state in the union are nanny states some how and that is a shame. “Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign.”

  66. George says

    The entire point of this regulation is that the NWO doesn’t want to own unhealthy slaves or people that are capable of exercising free will.
    Another possible explanation could be that, because of the global monetary situation, salt will become the next currency and the government wants to hoard it.

    1. AKLady2015 says

      Actually, it is people like me saying we do not want to feed, clothe, house you and provide expensive medical care because you are too stupid to control your diet.

      1. Jim says

        Don’t you realize that there are enough people to
        hate in the world already without your working so hard to give us

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Hate is a personal choice.
          It is usually supported by ignroance and bigotry.

          1. Jim says

            I’ve been called worse things by better people

          2. AKLady2015 says

            No one called you anything.

          3. Jim says

            I never said that you did. The implications are there with your reply of “hate is a personal choice” and “supported by ignroance and bigotry”. By the way it spelled i-g-n-o-r-a-n-c-e and not i-g-n-r-o-a-n-c-e. How’s that education working out for you?

  67. AKLady2015 says

    These laws would not be necessary if our food was safe to eat.
    However, you see safety now runs second to profit.

    1. ringostarr1 says

      Then explain the above if you are able. I suspect that at least some of these chicks were fed Organically. Eating is a dangerous habit and none of these illnesses were the result of evil commercial food companies. Why don’t you and Putin go to the Crimea next week and murder a few more Ukrainians? Put your sword to use helping your Mother Land.

      For the rest of you, here is a photo of where AKLady2015 is employed, it is the Russian Internet Research Agency a troll factory that pays clueless and English challenged Russians to lie like a pack of dogs for a measly bowl of watered down Bosch ever other day. .

      1. AKLady2015 says

        Bad things happen.
        Bad people break laws.
        Such is life.

      2. AKLady2015 says

        Why do you need to tell this lie?
        Why do you embarrass America this way?
        Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
        Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

  68. wonduh says

    Just another good reason not to live in the Big Apple. 🙂

  69. markypolo says

    Well, New Yorkers are plenty rich to afford the added cost to their menus. I never met a Democrat that ever complained about the Taxes they vote for. Of course, most of them don’t work or are living off the taxpayer via Public employment. Lazy ass bums.

  70. joe says

    Since I am forbidden to buy a 2 liter soda, I’ll just get **2** 20 ounce bottles. It’s a better deal anyway since the smaller bottles keep the “fizz” better AND I get almost 7 more ounces of soda for less money when I find a 2 for 1 deal in the grocery.
    Thank you Mayor. You have made my life easier.

  71. andrew says

    De Blasio is a fucking moron…Plain and Simple…

  72. armydadtexas says

    I thought New Yorkers were tough. Apparently their communist driven Governor and Mayor have turned them into a bunch of pu$$ies

  73. donl says

    This IS Tyranny, Dictatorship, Socialism / Communism and the Progressives love it.

  74. Camille Gilliam says

    This is great because you can add more salt if you can eat it, but there are alot of sick people that can’t have much salt, and then they can’t even fine anything that they can eat. You can’t get it out of the food , but you can always add more if you want it. it is almost impossible going to the grocery, because the stores won’t mess with it, same with the co.s. No ads, no demos and they distributors hide the products on the bottom shelf, and don’t even give the employees a sample so they can sell it. Frito Lay has low sodium Fritos and if I want them I have to buy them by the case.

  75. Robert Cruder says

    This is all political name-calling unless you are or know a person that conserves sodium. They don’t excrete it but instead dilute it with water and develop hypertension. Being evolved to not need much salt, they also don’t tolerate it well. Cutting salt intake extends their lives (assuming all you pro-lifers care).

    Shouldn’t we all have the FREEDOM to add or not add salt at the table rather than having it FORCED on us SECRETLY.

    Next will you complain about those evil regulators keeping you from putting peanuts in food without labeling it. Those allergic folks who simply stop breathing must just be whiners.

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