Skip to comments.Richardson: Obese Americans Need Federal Protection
Posted on 09/19/2007 10:01:21 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson called Wednesday for obese Americans to be brought under the protection of the Americans for Disabilities Act.
"This is an issue of basic civil rights," said Richardson. "There are no federal laws that protect obese Americans from discrimination in the workplace, school, or anywhere else. This must change."
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What, are we hunting them now?
Richardson has a clear conflict of interest.
Richardson’s going for the fat vote.
Please tell me this is a joke. Has the entire country gone completely CRAZY?
call him chubbsy ubbsy.
Perhaps the extra fat could be turned into gasoline? Fatonal?
When I was a kid everyone was concerned about anorexia. Their solution was to tell every adult and child they could find not to worry about their weight, or what they ate. What resulted was inevitable, and yet I still hear people on TV prattling the same nonsense even though America has a real obesity problem these days. I think it would do America some good if people would start coming out and say “You know what, it IS bad to be so out of shape.”
What sport would there be in that?
“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
People eat themselves into oblivion and they deserve disability for it? Judas priest. Now if a person has a bonafide medical condition, apart from a clinically insatiable appetite for pizza and ice cream, then that’s a whole different matter.
as an obese American I can honestly say this is such a huge pile of baloney that I doubt I can stomach any more. It fills me with white meat anger that a politician could be so piggish a to try to get votes for taxpayer bacon.
He won't get any new voters because even we fat pigs have brains.
I am fat because I eat too much and exercise too little, its not a disease and its not an accident, per se.
I didn't even know he was still in the race.
I think so. It just keeps getting worse.
Take away their food stamps. That’ll slim them down in a hurry with no Twinkies.
Took the words out of my mouth. I’m overweight but I know why. I DON’T need extra protection from the government, but I do need to visit the gym.
Can you imagine the civil rights march for fatties. To keep it moving you would have to lay donuts out at every block and have EMT standing by. “We’re fat, we’re here, oh look free donuts”
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