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0712, 08 Feb 22

Cheese = Heroin

Here’s a perfect illustration of politicians who are completely out of touch. New Yorkers are concerned about crime, inflation, etc., and their new Mayor is on a crusade to make them all vegan.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams compared cheese to heroin while promoting plant-based diets Monday.


The mayor, who identifies as a vegan, promoted the diet during a press conference on Monday while also announcing new lifestyle medicine services at some city hospitals that are intended to help patients living with chronic illnesses make healthy lifestyle changes.


After the press conference, he also led a demonstration on making vegan chili, when he made the comparison between cheese and hard drugs.


“I don’t have this great self-discipline. Food is like a drug. You take someone on heroin, put them in one room, and someone hooked on cheese, put [them] in another room, and you take it away, I challenge you to tell me the person who’s hooked on heroin and who’s hooked on cheese,” he said.


0712, 08 February 2022


  1. Merlin

    Isn’t lifestyle medicine what used to be called common sense? Now these ultra-modern, nanny state fools pay deductibles and co-pays for it. Should’ve just listened to grandma.

  2. Mar

    “I challenge you to tell me the person who’s hooked on heroin and who’s hooked on cheese,” he said.”
    Well, the heroin addiction who is 25 but looks like someone who is 60 and the cheese head and skinny as hell.might be fat.
    Adams used to be a NYPD captain and couldn’t tell? Wow.

  3. Tuerqas

    This guy fall into the Le Roi level of intelligence. No Le Roi, that was not a compliment to either of you.

    To be serious, it had to be a tongue-in-cheek jest, but you would think a former NYPD cop would never consider that particular comparison to be a light hearted joke. If someone had said that to him or any city-cop I bet they would verbally attack that comment and the person who said it.

  4. MjM

    I whole heatedly support plant based diets. And hell yes, I am a cheese addict. ‘Cept I don’t steal and rob and assault people to get my extra-sharp cheddar fix.

    For the month of January 2022, New York City saw a 38.5% increase in overall index crime compared with January 2021 (9,566 v. 6,905). Every major index crime category saw an increase for the month of January 2022 with the exception of murder, which fell by 15.2% (28 v. 33). Robbery increased by 33.1% (1,251 v. 940), and grand larceny increased by 58.1% (4,047 v. 2,559). Citywide shooting incidents increased by 31.6% (100 v. 76) in January 2022 compared with the same period last year. – NYPD, Feb 3, 2022

    New Jack City is seeing three carjacks a day and here’s da new maya in an apron prioritizing “vegan chili”.

    Morons gonna moron.

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