It’s a remarkable view of life

Of course such taxes are indeed regressive, but soft drinks are empty useless calories and serve no purpose whatsoever other than making profits for their producers – and us fat.

People enjoy them. Is that not reason enough?

Well, obviously enough, not if you’re a puritan, but still. Why Mozart? It’s just noise after all….

Richard Murphy says:
July 3 2019 at 9:26 pm
We agree…

Sigh.

Richard Murphy says:
July 4 2019 at 7:23 am
An advertising ban is the start

And then an enforced limit on the harmful contents has to be the case

And I simply cannot see why not

30 comments on “It’s a remarkable view of life

  1. We definitely must ban ‘Mozart’ the ‘playing’ of ‘Mozart’ can cause harm. Despite that people still consume ‘Mozart’. ‘Mozart’ contains ‘noise’ which in high quantities are known to cause damage and make people ‘deaf’ leading to costs to the NHS.

    Feel free to substitute anything else you want banning

  2. soft drinks are empty useless calories and serve no purpose whatsoever

    Wow. What a demonstration of lack of imagination, ignorance and what an easy life he leads all in one short sentence.

    Clearly he’s never done a busy, 12 hr night shift in a factory, involving heavy lifting, complex problem solving and high levels of pressure from a client eager to get their machinery operational again.
    Try hitting the wall at 04:00, with hours left on a shift, low blood sugar, clients hopping up and down and still having three hours of graft before the machine is operational again and then say that energy drinks or sofa are useless and without purpose.

    Sometimes people need a sudden hit of calories and sugar to get them going. Just because he can’t think of a situation… Moron.
    He may be ensconced in bed every night. Some of us are out grafting to make the world and wheels of industry keep turning.

    Plus the whole “because people want to” argument.

  3. Clearly he’s never done a busy, 12 hr night shift in a factory

    Or run the Comrades Marathon.

  4. Noel – that first post of yours: never in the field of human endeavour has a shirt button had to withstand such strain.

  5. An advertising ban is the start

    And then an enforced limit on the harmful contents has to be the case

    And I simply cannot see why not

    So much for being a liberal.

  6. “Brexit, Apple and Tax Justice”

    More like an over-ripe tomato to me.You can see the arteries bulging.

  7. but soft drinks are empty useless calories and serve no purpose whatsoever other than making profits for their producers – and us fat.

    You wonder why people buy them then. There’s a simple and obvious answer, but it refutes his stupid idea so he’ll come up with an even stupider idea, e.g. they only buy it because of advertising or capitalism or something.

    Anyway, add Coke to the long, long list of things he considers ‘useless’ and wants to ban. A short time ago it was handbags – several posts lashing out at handbags as useless consumption. Perhaps his ex-wife bought lots of handbags, indeed even taunted him by buying more.

  8. Incidentally, even the Soviet Union provided its subjects with sugarwater and fags, but mebbe Ritchie is hoping for a more kinetic type of socialism where we all have to do star jumps in front of the telescreen, or something.

  9. @Noel

    Thanks.

    I have created a specific subfolder on my computer called “stuff I will never read” and have downloaded both books just to spite the fat twat.

  10. @Steve

    “a more kinetic type of socialism where we all have to do star jumps”

    On rugby tour or other ‘lads away’ occasions where I was sharing a room, I would always unnerve my room-sharer by explaining that I started every morning off with 20 naked star jumps.

  11. This is indirection, yet some of you argue Coke – Good or Bad?

    ‘And I simply cannot see why not’

    Because government should have no such authority. It does not matter whether Coke is good or bad, it is none of government’s damn business.

  12. Thanks, Noel!

    Interestingly, the dedication is “to come”

    He’s even more of an Onanist than I thought!

  13. Andrew C–A career awaits you as driver for Tory politicians who avoid expense by room-sharing with drivers. Not of course fat, bald, bad-breathed drivers cig-wheezing through their late 50s.

    Murphy could have a career as a Chubby Brown tribute act save that it would be impossible to find a “Biggles” hat to fit his swelled dome.

  14. Noel

    I consider breach of copyright fair game for a man who is always doing it himself “in the public interest”.

    What a joyless existence he must lead.

    Imagine him sweatily porking one of his ex-wives while exclaiming:

    “I do not do this as a simple pleasure, as such I eschew, but because it is one of the required duties of a husband.”

  15. Excellent comment there by Chernyy_Drakon @ 10:02

    And so much of public health policy does seem to be driven by the deskbound wankers who actually make up such a relatively small proportion of the population. Surprisingly, the manifold benefits of a complex society are not provided exclusively by fucking administrators. Yet most of the “targets” seem to be based around those whose greatest energy expenditure is lifting the occasional biro.

  16. Richard Murphy who is fat wants to ban soft drinks. I don’t.
    He says they make profits for the producers, although they cost less than bottled water which would be the only available alternative.
    Chernyy_Drakon gives a good answer
    @ DocBud – Murphy couldn’t even walk the Comrades Marathon

  17. ‘soft drinks are empty useless calories’

    A political statement. .

    Food is food. Coke is food. Objects have no will or soul. hence they cannot have the attribute of good or bad. Only humans can.

    ‘Cept the Left says “Guns are bad. M’kay?”

  18. Anyone else think that this whole “soda is bad and must die” jag Murphy is on would never have happened had the Cola Cola Company paid for a Fair Tax Mark?

  19. It grows increasingly clear that the thought of forcing people to do/not do the things approved/not approved is becoming something of a fetish for Murphy.

    This is what happens when men live the sort of life that leaves them having only themselves around the house when they’re wanting sex.

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