Taking a Big Gulp: WSJ Sentiment Tracker by NetBase

Kimberly Surico |
 06/04/12 |
2 min read

When I was pregnant with my first child, I always thought I’d be a mom with very strict ideals – no TV, no junk food, basically a perfect parent with perfect children. Well…by the time I was pregnant with my fourth, all of that was way out the window. Turns out, TV (and truth be told, the iPad) is the best babysitter and there’s no better incentive for potty training than a handful of M&Ms. However, I didn’t try a sip of soda until I was at least double digits, and as a result, never drink it, so that is one rule I’ve stuck to with my own family. Then again, just because my family doesn’t drink soda doesn’t mean the rest of the world shouldn’t – and with Coca Cola as one of our customers, I’m glad they do! But the topic of limiting soda portions for consumers came up in Saturday, June 2nd’s installment of the Wall Street Journal Sentiment Tracker – and the social media response was pretty surprising. 64% of Facebook and Twitter users are all for the ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces, while 29% are against it, and 7% couldn’t help but find the humor in the whole situation. The proposed ban doesn’t affect me, so I’m not sure what I think – though America is the home of the free. What do you think? Let me know in the comments – and check out some more of the jokes below!

Dear Mayor Bloomberg,  I was under the assumption this was my life.  –Sincerely Every Single New Yorker. #NY

RT @LOLGOP: Mayor Bloomberg to ban all references to the “Napoleon Complex.”

Thank God Mayor Bloomberg isn’t distracted by the recession, homelessness, or crime.

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