Skip to comments.New bill would make it illegal for restaurants to serve the obese
Posted on 02/01/2008 4:38:48 PM PST by freemike
FEBRUARY 1--Mississippi legislators this week introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons.
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Watch the nanny staters squeal when something THEY enjoy is banned. I for one would love to see some anti-smoking activist porker get refused service.
Jeeesh - Sounds like something Bloomberg would cook up. Are we sure this isn’t NYC?
"You can't serve me? You might get arrested? What kind of freekin country is this?"
(Freedom leakin' away, leakin' away!)
Good..fat people are disgusting. We need more bars and restaurants that cater to hot babes in bikinis and mini-skirts (sarcasm off).
Theres fifteen minutes of fame, and then theres fifteen minutes of worldwide laughingstock. Enjoy!
Good. Let's cook it and eat it.
Good way to keep Michael Moore out of your state.
Consider this new legislation a warning shot across the bow for what is in store under nationalized health care.
“Is this a tongue-in-cheek bill, meant to point out how absurd the war on obesity has become? Or do lawmakers actually believe the myths that gluttony is the cause for obesity and that it is the governments role to force people to eat and live how it deems best?
I called lead author, Rep. Mayhall, and asked if this was serious legislation or tongue-in-cheek to make a point. He kindly took a moment to answer my question while the legislature was in session. He said that while, regrettably, he doesnt believe his bill will pass, this is serious. He wrote it, he said, because of the urgency of the obesity crisis and need for government action. He hopes it will call attention to the serious problem of obesity and what it is costing the Medicare system.
So, yes, this is for real and these elected officials actually believe this stuff.”
I agree with you. I wonder if there is legislation on tobacco restrictions and tax increase on tobacco in the state and a point was being made.
There would be only 7 people left in Mississippi who can eat at a restaurant. Should be able to get good seating.
BTW, TSG says it it likely DOA and I do believe the Pubs control the Miss. legislature.
OK, that shot down my theory.
How long before somebody gets tazed for eating out at a buffet?
“Sir, put down the chicken leg and step away from it. Sir...Sir.....” ZAP!!!!!!
Hey, I’m all over this bill!! I’m skinny and with no fat people in line, I’ll get served faster!
I also want no vehicles larger than mine to get gasoline. Woo Hoo! End of traffic congestion for me.
“Consider this new legislation a warning shot across the bow for what is in store under nationalized health care.”
Finally, somebody gets it!
Boy howdy. What a hoot this is.
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
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