Governor Paterson Anoints Himself Ayatollah of Cola

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As if we werent hit hard enough when the price of soda from our office vending machine went up a whopping thirty-five cents (thats right, until recently we had fifty-cent sodas a reason to love New York), Governor Paterson wants to impose a 15 percent obesity tax on non-diet colas. Oh hell no. You know, we werent going to tell you about Coca-Colas cool new NYC-only aluminum bottles because it just seemed too product-placement-y. But out of solidarity to this newly persecuted liquid candy (actually, we prefer carbonated sugar water), were now going to go ahead and point out that theyre available at just a few restaurants, like Strip House, Michael Jordans Steak House, and Cucina & Co., and for just a limited time, theyre now at Freshdirect.com. Oh, and have you tried Red Bulls all-natural cola, finally available here? Stuff is like crack. (Um, literally like crack, since it comes from coca leaves) Buy it and guzzle!

Governor Paterson Proposes 'Obesity Tax,' a Tax on Non-Diet Sodas [NYDN]