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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Culinary no-no #280



Sometimes material for Culinary no-no flows into This Just In like scriptures from the Bible, Psalm 78 to be exact:

“and he rained down on them manna to eat and gave them the grain of heaven.
Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance.
And they ate and were well filled, for he gave them what they craved.”

A great big gigantic thank you for this week’s installment goes to…

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Hizzoner has proposed making it
illegal for food service establishments such as restaurants, street vendors, sports venues and movie theaters to serve sugary drinks like sodas larger than 16 ounces. Bloomberg’s ban would cover both bottled soda and fountain drinks containing more than 25 calories per eight ounces. Alcohol would not be included nor would fruit juices, diet soda or any beverage that is at least half milk. Grocery stores and convenience stores would be exempt.

New York City to ban sale of large sugary drinks

A woman holds a large soda on a street in New York, New York. Photo: Justin Lane, EPA

Bloomberg claims New York City spends $4 billion a year on health care for overweight residents, and sugary drinks are the biggest cause for an increasing number of obese or overweight New Yorkers.

The Center for Consumer Freedom has taken out this full-page ad in today's New York Times:

 'What's next': The Center of Consumer Freedom will run an advertisement (pictured) portraying Bloomberg as a nanny days after the mayor's announced a proposal to ban large sugary drinks

The mayor attempted to defend his plan during an interview with Matt Lauer on the NBC Today show.


This morning on ABC, George Will got in his shots.


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Globally, the soda ban idea has gone flat. 

For the last word, we turn to Jon Stewart...


From The Looking Spoon


Speaking of New York...

Coming to you this summer...

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