"Of course Mayor Bloomberg is right and I think whoever the governor of West Virginia is should follow his lead. It's one fat-ass state!" Baldwin said last week. "I think I flew over that state once - it is a state, right? Anyway, everything I've heard about West Virginia from Michelle Obama is everyone is fat there. Obesity and diabetes are running rampant. They have like five 7 11's on every corner and their best sellers are probably Big Gulps and large Slurpees. I'm all for the food stamps Obama gives out -- but West Virginians only use them to fill their buggies with sugar sodas. They get sick THEN complain about Obama's Health Care that's going to have to take care of them.
"Food is a drug. At least in the way it is marketed today, which is significantly different from when I grew up. As a child, sweets were referred to as "treats". They were dispensed far more judiciously than they are today. The proliferation of fast food restaurants that serve high fat, high sugar meals, as well as places like Dunkin Donuts. I love good donut as much as the next guy, but let's be honest! They are nothing more than f-ing sugar dispensaries."
Baldwin extended his rant to include politics: "It's obvious the governor, whoever he is, doesn't control his people. West Virginia used to be a good Democrat state. Now, I hear they are voting for felons for President, instead of for Obama. I think it's time for Obama to step in and punish the Democrats for not supportive of him. Obama needs to get on a f-ing plane and go tell them what rude little pigs they really are. They are rude, thoughtless, little Big Gulp guzzling pigs, OK?"
Governor Early Ray Tomblin (he does have a name) does not agree with Alec Balwin's comments. He did say that instead of banning large soft drinks he is open to adding a penny-an-ounce tax on sugary beverage in West Virginia. The extra revenue could fund Diabetes research and could into special funds for the state to use how they see fit.