Soda Wars: Barbara, Whoopi and Sherri Are THIRSTY to Fight About Bloomberg's War on Pop! (VIDEO)






Things got so heated on The View when the co-hosts discussed NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's continued attempts to ban large, sugary sodas, I had to run to the kitchen and grab a Big Gulp! While Bloomberg's BFF Barbara Walters cosigned him playing Big Brother of the Bodega, Whoopi Goldberg wasn't having it.

Sherri Shepherd, who has written about her struggles with diabetes, commended the mayor. Watch the intense, soda debate after the jump!

 


 




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Unless you live her you cant imagine just how mean these laws have made the people. I was down the beach a few weeks ago and a 12 year old boy excitedly went to the stand and bought himself a big ol drink. I dont know what it was. It was blue and icy. His grandfather watched him from a bench on the boardwalk. As he started to walk away a woman said to him. You should be drinking water. Look at you. you are a little boy and you probably have stretch marks already. I took him and stood in front of him and said bring it on bitch. you leave this boy alone. Go look at your ugly face attacked by the sun. I took his hand and walked him to his grandfather. The law made the ugly lady mean and made me even meaner.

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I think its about time where we take care of our own decisions. If you want to be healthy make the decision to not drink sugary drinks we shouldn't have the government coming in and telling us what we can and can't eat or drink for heavens sake sometimes its all on us to make important changes in our life.

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22 October 2010
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These things were around when we were kids. I was brought up in a house where we only drank water. NEVER EVER soda. It wasnt allowed. Not even juice. Only water, fruit and whatever. My parents made that decision for us. And I still live that way. We all do. BUT, I have smoked my brains out. And stopped not because someone told me I couldnt. I just stopped. The point Im trying to make is we all have terrible habits. That dosent give a right for people to be mean. Just this morning on Rachel Ray she was talking how she, her husband and her dog were stuck in traffic and the guy in front of them was smoking in his car with the window open and she needed to open her window for her dog but the guys smoke was coming in her car. She said it was as if we were all in the same car together. So that would tell me you cant smoke in your own car, blow the smoke out the window that immediately gets blown away cause the car behind you is offended. People are treating people with addictions very mean. I see it all the time.

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18 February 2009
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I think people drink/eat way too much of this garbage. I'm very conscious of everything I consume, and I'm a much healthier person today because of it. However, that is my CHOICE. Just because I believe what I believe doesn't mean I expect everyone else to live their lives the way I do. That's what Mayor Bloomberg doesn't seem to get. You can tell people how you think they should live, but you can't force them to live right. That's the same mentality that led to Prohibition, and that was a spectacular failure.

I think Bloomberg has a valid point that the obesity problem is one of the main causes behind problems in health care, but again, forcing people to change will never work. I'm actually surprised the mayor has taken this unworkable approach. Most politicians would try to achieve the same goal with an approach more to their liking: add another tax to junk food. Not a vote-getter, but it works. People who want a vat of sugary soft drink will grumble, but they'll pay an extra 25 cents.

giogio and Katiebug, I enjoyed your posts!

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22 October 2010
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Hey Gord- Whoopi Goldberg said the mayor bans cig smoking but the city is still selling them, and the city is still making their money on them. The cigarettes I used to smoke cost me 3.50 a pack when I stopped now they are up to 13.00 most of it tax. This isnt even the issue. My issue is because these things are trying to be banned, if an innocent person is walking down the street drinking their favorite drink, some people feel its ok to abuse them verbally. I see it all the time every day. His decisions have created people here to be mean.

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If you want to live in a Nanny State move to China

Let people make their own decisions in life, we don't need the govt telling us how to live

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5 September 2012
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Bloomberg is a damn commie but than again I think the democratic party is turning into the socialist/communist party

Let Americans make their own life decisions

We The People don't need the govt telling us how to live

Only the simple minded need the govt running their lives, their health care, their finances and their families

Slimmery slope we're on here in America

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While I was raised in the south on SWEAT TEA we didn't care about sodas then but we sure had as much of that sweet tea as possible. However, we also didn't stay inside with all of our toys, which now would be TV, video games and etc. We were always doing something outside, whether it was raining, sunshine or snow. We were active and now I can say this since I've become accustomed to my technology toys and TV.

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THANK YOU, WHOOPIE!!! Her argument is my argument! There comes a time when it is the parent's duty to govern and discipline your own children. There comes a time when the government must stay out of our lives. There comes a time when laws like this that only affect small businesses and leave the large corporations alone that the laws are not effective.

Like Whoopie said, Bloomberg BAN CIGARETTES from the city and then maybe... JUST MAYBE... I will see the government taking a step forward. Part of the reason why 7 Eleven and McDonalds are not part of the soda ban is less with the STATE controlling them and more that if we start making it difficult for them to work in the city then they will leave!

PLUS when the hell was the last time you got an 20oz cup and didn't have 12oz of ICE in the damn thing! Go to SONIC anywhere in jersey and order a small coke and it's like getting a flavored ice in a cup.

The law is idiotic and treats EVERYONE like idiots.