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Mississippi Pols Seek To Ban Fats
The Smoking Gun ^ | 2/1/2008 | The Smoking Gun

Posted on 02/01/2008 12:58:24 PM PST by mmichaels1970

New bill would make it illegal for restaurants to serve the obese

FEBRUARY 1--Mississippi legislators this week introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons. Bill No. 282, a copy of which you'll find below, is the brainchild of three members of the state's House of Representatives, Republicans W. T. Mayhall, Jr. and John Read, and Democrat Bobby Shows. The bill, which is likely dead on arrival, proposes that the state's Department of Health establish weight criteria after consultation with Mississippi's Council on Obesity. It does not detail what penalties an eatery would face if its grub was served to someone with an excessive body mass index.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: bbw; bhm; fats; foodnazis; health; nannystate; obese; obesity
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Bill will be "dead on arrival", but the message about where this country is going becomes more and more clear. Nice image of the text of the bill available at the link.
1 posted on 02/01/2008 12:58:26 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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So much for equal protection.
2 posted on 02/01/2008 1:01:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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Mississippi is a nanny state on steroids. Ironic since its suposed to be a very “Republican” state. Over 60% of their counties are dry.


3 posted on 02/01/2008 1:01:21 PM PST by Augustinian monk (Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin - Romans 4:8)
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To: mmichaels1970

“Brainchild” of Republicans....the world has gone mad.


4 posted on 02/01/2008 1:02:10 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (One of my fears is McCain will lose in Nov. The other is that he will WIN)
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Scrappleface just keeps getting funnier and fun....wait, this is real?! WTF?! Welcome to the nanny state!


5 posted on 02/01/2008 1:02:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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Over 60% of their counties are dry.

Sounds southern baptist nanny staters to me. Not republican.

6 posted on 02/01/2008 1:02:36 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Mygirlsmom

As this election season is irrevocably driving home, Republican does not equal conservative, sigh.


7 posted on 02/01/2008 1:03:04 PM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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This was predicted years ago by Rush and others during the height of the tobacco lawsuits.


8 posted on 02/01/2008 1:03:06 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: mmichaels1970

Why do I get the feeling the rats are behind this bill...


9 posted on 02/01/2008 1:03:07 PM PST by chaos_5 (The Republic is doomed!)
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Mississippi Pols Seek To Ban Fats

At first I read that as "Fan Bats" and wondered how the environmental extremists had managed to get so far in Mississippi. ;)

10 posted on 02/01/2008 1:03:17 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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Notice how the MSM has to mention the sponsors are Republican in the very first paragraph!


11 posted on 02/01/2008 1:03:40 PM PST by trumandogz
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I guess Haley Barbour is gonna have to go to his momma’s house for chicken and dumplings.


12 posted on 02/01/2008 1:04:03 PM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that that light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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>>Republicans W. T. Mayhall, Jr. and John Read,

LOL! That’s what I like, bipartisan nannyness.

And some will claim that Repubs are different! What a crock.

This violates not only basic discrimination laws(it’d be OK if they were smokers, since they have no rights) , but, if you assume fatties are handicapped, then the ADA as well.

I love it.


13 posted on 02/01/2008 1:04:17 PM PST by swarthyguy (Osama Freedom Day: 2686 or so since September 11 2001!)
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Mississippi Pols Seek To Ban Fats

Both of them?


14 posted on 02/01/2008 1:04:20 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Senator McCain is a great American, a lousy senator and a terrible Republican.)
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To: Augustinian monk

It’s not a conservative state. It’s a religious one. Flame if you want but as of the last few years, there’s a BIG difference. The religious right (not all but many) has taken a “Big Government for Jesus” path and that includes legislation to protect our temple, i.e., the body, through government mandate...


15 posted on 02/01/2008 1:04:25 PM PST by RockinRight ("Mike Huckabee appeals to the type of person who thinks pro-wrestling is real." - TQC)
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A lot of fat people are diabetic. Suppose they are going into insulin shock and walk into a restaurant to get something to bring their blood sugar up. I was once married to a diabetic. That kind of stuff happens more than you think. Not infrequently, we had to stop to get something to eat because of blood sugar issues.


16 posted on 02/01/2008 1:04:31 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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Well that would free up the all buffet bars at the “all you can eat” establishments.


17 posted on 02/01/2008 1:04:45 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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While the bill is certainly DOA, I can see future legislation somewhere to crack the door open to such a thing. It will start with sliding tax based on the fat content of foods. It will then go to banning fat people from buying certain foods. And it will progress from there.

And it will all be because of socialized medicine.

18 posted on 02/01/2008 1:05:49 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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So any fat folk who travel to Mississippi and stay in a hotel-motel will have to pack a lunch?


19 posted on 02/01/2008 1:07:01 PM PST by Jim Hill
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The Republican party has abandoned conservatives. This type of legislation is a perfect example why we need to work our butts off to take back our party or start a new one.


20 posted on 02/01/2008 1:07:15 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Voted for Fred but now for Mitt. Huck sucks and McCain's deranged.)
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