Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of health control in the Dogpound. If you remember in one of my most recent articles I was discussing the ban on 16 oz. soda drinks and offered the opinion that this was just the beginning. As you have found out, being a faithful reader of the Dogpound, that more often than not we are a step ahead of the curve. It was just reported that the mayor of Cambridge, Mass., not to be outdone by New York City, has introduced a resolution that would ban all soft drinks and sugar-sweeten beverages in restaurants. Note…NO soft drinks or sugar-sweeten beverages….which includes Kool-aid and sweeten tea. It does not say for sure if those little sugar packets will be removed from all tables like salt shakers in New York City, but that cannot be far behind. They [Nanny Government] have to keep their citizens safe from all sweet temptations…no way the public can muster that kind of control on their own. Citizens of the city have not been overly happy with this move and as one resident said, “I can order a whole pizza but I cannot order a soft drink to go with it? Crazy talk!” As a footnote to that comment…just wait…they are not done with managing your personal health options. Anyway, on a brighter note, my oldest daughter got married last weekend and there were no fights and only a few ruffled feathers. I had a good time and I was told afterwards that I won the “Dancing Award” for the evening. Now, I did not know there was an award, and I am not really sure if it was a first place prize or the booby prize, but as long as I did not appear on YouTube, I am good with whatever I won.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.” Michael Leunig
A middle-aged man wasn’t feeling well, so he went to the doctor for a check-up. After a thorough examination, the doctor said, “Well, based on my examination, the best thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods, give up alcohol, and stop smoking.” The man said, “Well, to be honest with you, Doc, I don’t deserve the best. What’s the second best?”
On my birthday I was cutting the lawn when my teenage son came home from a baseball game. Seeing me behind the mower, he exclaimed, “Oh, Dad, you shouldn’t have to mow the lawn on your birthday.” Touched, I was about to turn the mower over to him when he added, “You should wait until tomorrow!”
That is a wrap for me. As always be good, play safe and remember “all you need is love, love, love...” and no sweets.
JR and Max