Carded for Coke

Deep in your heart you had to know this was coming:

New York State Assemblyman Matthew Titone, D-Staten Island, has proposed legislation that would ban the sale of sugary drinks 16 ounces or larger to minors across the state.

That means, yes, you’d have to show ID before buying a bottle of cola.

Though minors couldn’t buy soda on their own, adults could do it for them, Titone told reporters when he announced the bill.

“If the adult buys it for the minor, that’s fine. That’s a parent or a guardian making an informed decision,” Titone said, according to reports from CBS-2 in New York. “We allow children to see G-rated movies on their own, but they can’t see R-rated movies on their own. It’s the same concept,” he said.


Kids can’t play outdoors by themselves, they can’t ride bikes without enough protective gear for a week on Mars, and now we have to stop them from buying soda.

These are Heinlein’s Crazy Years — we just live in them.


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