» The inevitable fawning regarding the idea: ”Words can simply not capture the incredible debt of gratitude that we owe to Mike and the amazing sense of fortune that we have in being able to claim him not merely as a graduate but as a graduate who so clearly understands us and has given so much of his time, his passion and his philanthropy,” Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels said regarding the donation. “We’re just incredibly fortunate.” Yeah, pretty much, bro.
Please, I know sometimes people are reticent to take advantage of services. The cold really is something that is dangerous.NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg • In a plea to residents suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, encouraging them to work with the city to fight the cold. The city, citing temperatures falling to the 30s, recently opened warming shelters for those who needed to get out of the cold, and also handed out 25,000 blankets to people who chose to stay. 700,000 people in city are still without power.
Delis and hotdog stands are barred from selling a 20-ounce lemonade, but the 7-Eleven a few feet away remains free to sell Big Gulps.A lawsuit filed against New York City • Asking a court to block the infamous soda ban that’s supposed to take effect in March. A number of key groups, including the American Beverage Association and the National Restaurant Association, went ahead with the lawsuit, which was widely expected, on Friday.
One doughnut is not going to hurt you. In moderation, most things are OK. … That is exactly what we’re trying to do with soft drinks is get you to drink in moderation.NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg • Responding to criticism from the Today Show’s Matt Lauer about his office’s support of National Doughnut Day less than two days after announcing a proposed ban on soda sizes larger than 16 ounces. Bloomberg’s faced criticism from other politicians for spending his time on the issue. “I like Mayor Bloomberg, but are you kidding me? Come on,” House Speaker John Boehner said Friday. “Don’t we have bigger issues to deal with than the size of some soft drink that somebody buys?” What say you? Valid or hypocritical?