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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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To: mmichaels1970
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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: Augustinian monk
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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To: mmichaels1970
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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: mmichaels1970; Eric Blair 2084

>>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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: mmichaels1970
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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: mmichaels1970

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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To: chaos_5

The rats in the Miss government, or the ones that skitter around the kitchens of the restaraunts? The article notes two repub sponsors. And the rats that skitter around the kitchens would welcome every sort of patron (more food dropped on the floor and stocked in the storerooms), I’d think.


21 posted on 02/01/2008 1:07:17 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: trumandogz

the smoking gun is the msm?


22 posted on 02/01/2008 1:08:21 PM PST by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: Jim Hill

Not the most well thought-out bill, is it?


23 posted on 02/01/2008 1:08:32 PM PST by July 4th
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To: mmichaels1970

Let’s just call it “The 21st Century Dark Ages”. Global Warming, PC crapola, etc.


24 posted on 02/01/2008 1:08:36 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: RockinRight

Sounds like Huckabee voters.


25 posted on 02/01/2008 1:09:43 PM PST by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: chaos_5

Two republicans are behind the bill. Rats are running the GOP.


26 posted on 02/01/2008 1:10:10 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard ("I didn't raise taxes. I raised hope" - The Huckster)
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To: Gabz; Eric Blair 2084

ping


27 posted on 02/01/2008 1:10:18 PM PST by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: Phantom Lord

Baptists banning eating? No way.


28 posted on 02/01/2008 1:10:27 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: mmichaels1970

It looks suspciously like an attempt to re-introduce a degree of racial segregation. Even if the bill should pass, the feds surely would block it.


29 posted on 02/01/2008 1:10:33 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: COBOL2Java

All three of em?...

30 posted on 02/01/2008 1:11:00 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: darkangel82

Nope. I would never vote for this.


31 posted on 02/01/2008 1:11:06 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: mmichaels1970

“Republicans W. T. Mayhall, Jr. and John Read, and Democrat Bobby Shows”

not republicans, just rinos


32 posted on 02/01/2008 1:11:17 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Gabz

-here’s a nanny state ping for ya.


33 posted on 02/01/2008 1:11:17 PM PST by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: mmichaels1970
They are going about it all wrong!

All they need to do is regulate the width of all the entrance doors to the restaurants and narrow them down to the desired size and that would do the job.

They could even put up a sign like "You must be at least this skinny to enter".

But I would think these "heavy" eaters would be among a restaurant's best customers. I would be drawn to a restaurant that advertised "All the fat people eat here"....and there's something about a skinny chef that makes me suspicious.

34 posted on 02/01/2008 1:12:08 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Now I don’t care who you are....that’s funny.

Was this introduced as a form of sarcasm, or was the sponsor serious???


35 posted on 02/01/2008 1:12:52 PM PST by San Jacinto (John McCain thinks algore in a scientific genius.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Damn libs. Want to control all aspects of people’s lives.


36 posted on 02/01/2008 1:13:01 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: mmichaels1970
That's the mentality of the modern American politician. Everything not banned is mandatory.

The United States Constitution was written to be an instrument which limited the power of government.

Pass the Charmin.

37 posted on 02/01/2008 1:14:03 PM PST by VR-21
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To: ModelBreaker

Many Type 1 diabetics are thin as rails —what’s your point?


38 posted on 02/01/2008 1:14:08 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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To: mmichaels1970
The exit polling data from the 2004 presidential race revealed that people want the social conservatism, but unfortunately they also want big government socialism.

The economic conservative is a dying breed. Leaves me feeling quite lonely.
39 posted on 02/01/2008 1:14:14 PM PST by Codeflier (No way in Hell I will vote for McCain - under any circumstance imaginable!)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Start a new one, call it the Construction Party or something. But start it now, get a candidate into the race, and build from there. Judging by the endless stream of establishment endorsements for McCain, the GOP is just too far gone to be saved.


40 posted on 02/01/2008 1:14:18 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard ("I didn't raise taxes. I raised hope" - The Huckster)
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To: Digger

It was difficult to post this article. It just seems too crazy to be true. I know people have been predicting this sort of thing since they started going after smoking, but the speed at which this stuff is coming to fruition is stunning. I keep clicking back to the source and rereading the bill to see where the joke is.


41 posted on 02/01/2008 1:14:48 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: CindyDawg

alcohol.


42 posted on 02/01/2008 1:15:33 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Digger

Interestingly, I have stated recently that we are indeed entering a new form of “Dark Age” characterized by lack of rational thinking skills.


43 posted on 02/01/2008 1:15:41 PM PST by Codeflier (No way in Hell I will vote for McCain - under any circumstance imaginable!)
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To: mmichaels1970

And this is why I will no longer give the GOP a blank check in the voting booth. It is appalling that these types of bills are often pushed by republicans. No more political relativism.


44 posted on 02/01/2008 1:16:33 PM PST by ellery (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice - B. Goldwater)
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To: ModelBreaker

Sorry - I read your post too quickly and misinterpreted it.


45 posted on 02/01/2008 1:16:52 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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To: Augustinian monk

Oh for goodness sake, the bill will never pass in this state. We can still smoke in restaurants here, in the smoking area. As far as the dry counties, that’s at the local government level, it’s mostly a religious issue, and that’s almost as “small government” as you can get. If a majority of Baptists in a majority Baptist county want to ban booze in their own county, let ‘em. Everybody just goes a few miles to the next county.


46 posted on 02/01/2008 1:16:56 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Phantom Lord

????


47 posted on 02/01/2008 1:16:56 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Wuli
not republicans, just rinos

The RINOs appear to be in majority, at least in terms of power and influence within the party. If that's the case, they're not RINOs anymore. We are.

48 posted on 02/01/2008 1:17:07 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard ("I didn't raise taxes. I raised hope" - The Huckster)
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To: San Jacinto
Was this introduced as a form of sarcasm, or was the sponsor serious???

See post #41. I'm waiting to find out this is a big joke. I was hesitant to push the post button because this is so ridiculous. I hope it is simply sarcasm and I look silly for perpetuating it.
49 posted on 02/01/2008 1:17:30 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970
You.

Did it ever occur to these Rino's that you can order food from the internet for delivery?

Walking to a restaurant is often the only exercise some of these people get

50 posted on 02/01/2008 1:18:38 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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