Beware Of The Food Police!
New York City plans to ban the sale of large-sized sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and similar single-serve locations as part of Mayor Bloomberg's pursuit to reduce obesity. The New York Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg's proposal would limit soft drink cup and bottle sizes to 16 ounces or less, a size that's larger than a typical can of Coke - but smaller than many of the 20-ounce bottles that are currently sold by the city's street vendors and only a fraction of many of the sizes found on fast food menus. "Maybe this is a good idea," an angry Sean said facetiously. "If the government doesn't get involved in determining what size soda we can drink...we're just too dumb on our own to figure it out! It's like we're not smart enough to put on a seat belt or moderate our salt intake on our own. We need the government, we need the big nanny state. We basically need government to control every aspect of our lives I guess?" Sean added disgustedly . For more on NYC Mayor Bloomberg's proposed "soda ban" please click here.
What Happened To The Summer Of Recovery?
It came as no surprise to Sean when the latest job numbers showed the unemployment rate actually went UP from 8.1% to 8.2%. Feeble hiring by U.S. employers in May sent markets plummeting and dimmed the already-cloudy outlook for an economy that appears to be following Europe and Asia into a slowdown. Employers added a seasonally adjusted 69,000 jobs last month, the smallest increase in a year, and estimates for the two previous months were lowered. Today's employment numbers caught the White House and the Obama campaign by surprise. Polls show the economy consistently remains voters' top concern before the November election. Gov. Romney Romney said early today that the report shows how Mr. Obama has mismanaged the economy. "The president's policies and his handling of the economy has been dealt a harsh indictment this morning," said Romney . For more on the latest unemployment numbers please click here.
Exclusive: Prosecution Witness In Edwards Mistrial Speaks Out
The John Edwards case ended in a mistrial yesterday when jurors found him not guilty on one charge, and they remained deadlocked on the other five. The jury acquitted Edwards of campaign finance fraud, the count that charged him with taking money from wealthy heiress Bunny Mellon to hide his pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter during his 2008 presidential run. Sean was joined with reaction by co-host of "The Five," Kimberly Guilfoyle, Fox News legal analyst Mercedes Colwin and in a Hannity exclusive, Fox News contributor Joe Trippi. Trippi was on the witness list for the prosecution and discussed the trial for the first time. Trippi felt the trial wasn't worth the time and money. “I mean, a tremendous waste of, I think, of you know, FBI and Justice Department resources to get this result. And so, he admits he did a lot wrong but evidently the jury couldn't even agree that he had broken a law.” To watch Sean's entire interview with Trippi please click here.