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New bill would make it illegal for restaurants to serve the obese
The Smoking Gun ^ | 2/1/08 | The Smoking Gun

Posted on 02/01/2008 4:38:48 PM PST by freemike

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Thank you stupid Republicans! We need more like you! Just another sign of what the new conservatives coming to a government near you are up to!
1 posted on 02/01/2008 4:38:50 PM PST by freemike
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To: freemike

Okay... I won’t be scheduling any of my weeklong committee meetings in MS anytime soon. I’d hate to have a member starve to death in the meetings...


2 posted on 02/01/2008 4:40:42 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: freemike

This wouldn’t survive the first lawsuit, and he no doubt knows it. Just another politico using his office to make a statement. That statement being, “I’m wasting everyone’s time with this and don’t belong in office.”


3 posted on 02/01/2008 4:41:47 PM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: freemike

When they came for smokers I didn’t say anything... I wasn’t a smoker.

Mmk. Nice dose of “told ya so” written all over this.


4 posted on 02/01/2008 4:41:48 PM PST by TheZMan (I'm going to write my own name on the ballot. Screw the current crop of "conservatives".)
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To: freemike

Oh yes the land of the free and the home of the brave.
What happened to the America I once knew?


5 posted on 02/01/2008 4:42:42 PM PST by donnab (don't blame me ...I supported Fred.)
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To: freemike

And they wonder why threatening us with democrats doesn’t work anymore.


6 posted on 02/01/2008 4:42:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: freemike
would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons.

Obviously this bill was proposed by the lobbyist for the Buffet Owners of Mississippi.

7 posted on 02/01/2008 4:42:54 PM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: freemike

The bill, which is likely dead on arrival,


8 posted on 02/01/2008 4:43:03 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: freemike

Oh good grief!


9 posted on 02/01/2008 4:43:10 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Duncan Hunter STILL has an actual *spine* for a spine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Bingo!


10 posted on 02/01/2008 4:43:41 PM PST by A message
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To: freemike

I wonder if McCain wants to import obese Mexicans to eat the meals obese Mississippians won’t be served.


11 posted on 02/01/2008 4:43:56 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: sionnsar

If the bars won’t serve drunks and the restaurants won’t serve fat people, maybe it’s all designed to keep Ted Kennedy out of Mississippi?


12 posted on 02/01/2008 4:44:05 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: freemike
Just when you think politicians couldn't do anything more stupid than you've heard about before...

It amazes me that there are people who are not ashamed to have their names attached to a turd like this and trumpet their stupidity from the tops of the mountains.

13 posted on 02/01/2008 4:44:17 PM PST by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: freemike

I am sure that restaurants hate serving the obese. Hehehehehe.....


14 posted on 02/01/2008 4:44:43 PM PST by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: freemike
Unless you last name is Donner I don’t see how this effects us.
...what? ...oh, nevermind
15 posted on 02/01/2008 4:45:09 PM PST by sierrahome (Hillary Clinton "America's Ex-Wife")
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To: freemike

The bill goes nowhere and the nitwit who introduced it does not get reelected.


16 posted on 02/01/2008 4:45:23 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: freemike

Good gosh...going after restaurants for serving fat people. Next thing you know state lawmakers are going to make us wear seatbelts!


17 posted on 02/01/2008 4:45:30 PM PST by meandog (Please pray for future President McCain--day minus 332 and counting! <b>Vote Mitt=Get Billary!))
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To: freemike

bump


18 posted on 02/01/2008 4:45:42 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: cripplecreek
And they wonder why threatening us with democrats doesn’t work anymore.

You got my vote for Post of the Evening!

19 posted on 02/01/2008 4:45:47 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: freemike

Will they weigh each patron before seating them? And measure height to calculate BMI?


20 posted on 02/01/2008 4:46:15 PM PST by tips up
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To: TheZMan
"When they came for smokers I didn’t say anything... I wasn’t a smoker."

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.

21 posted on 02/01/2008 4:46:43 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: freemike

Jeeesh - Sounds like something Bloomberg would cook up. Are we sure this isn’t NYC?


22 posted on 02/01/2008 4:47:03 PM PST by TCats
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To: freemike
"Make my breakfast order a dozen eggs, a 12 Oz. steak, 2 plates of home fries, a pound of bacon and a gallon of orange juice. And a bottle of ketchup."

"Burp. Whaaaaa?"

"You can't serve me? You might get arrested? What kind of freekin country is this?"

(Freedom leakin' away, leakin' away!)

23 posted on 02/01/2008 4:47:07 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: freemike

Good..fat people are disgusting. We need more bars and restaurants that cater to hot babes in bikinis and mini-skirts (sarcasm off).


24 posted on 02/01/2008 4:47:51 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Is it baseball season yet?????)
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To: All
... Republicans W. T. Mayhall, Jr. and John Read, and Democrat Bobby Shows.

There’s fifteen minutes of fame, and then there’s fifteen minutes of worldwide laughingstock. Enjoy!

25 posted on 02/01/2008 4:48:41 PM PST by dighton
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To: SandRat
The bill, which is likely dead on arrival,

Good. Let's cook it and eat it.

26 posted on 02/01/2008 4:48:56 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: muir_redwoods

lolol


27 posted on 02/01/2008 4:49:00 PM PST by libbylu (Mitten I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR MCCAIN OR HUCK..THEY CALLED ME RACIST/BIGOT)
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To: freemike

Good way to keep Michael Moore out of your state.


28 posted on 02/01/2008 4:49:11 PM PST by blackdog
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To: TheZMan
When they came for smokers I didn’t say anything... I wasn’t a smoker.

Consider this new legislation a warning shot across the bow for what is in store under nationalized health care.

29 posted on 02/01/2008 4:49:31 PM PST by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: freemike

“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 government’s 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 doesn’t 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.”

http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2008/01/no-fat-people-allowed-only-slim-will-be.html


30 posted on 02/01/2008 4:49:49 PM PST by secretagent
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To: TheZMan

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.


31 posted on 02/01/2008 4:49:58 PM PST by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: freemike

There would be only 7 people left in Mississippi who can eat at a restaurant. Should be able to get good seating.


32 posted on 02/01/2008 4:50:22 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: freemike
OK, this is bill introduced by three people one of whom is a Dim. It has not been passed or even released from committee or whatever they do in Miss. Haley Barbour is the gov. Hold your fire.

BTW, TSG says it it likely DOA and I do believe the Pubs control the Miss. legislature.

33 posted on 02/01/2008 4:50:59 PM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: secretagent

OK, that shot down my theory.


34 posted on 02/01/2008 4:51:17 PM PST by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: freemike

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!!!!!!


35 posted on 02/01/2008 4:51:20 PM PST by PalmettoMason (CRAm member-- (Conservative Republicans Against mcCain) Think you're entitled to my vote? CRAm It!)
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To: freemike

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.


36 posted on 02/01/2008 4:51:30 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: freemike
This proposed law is in flagrant violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Not to mention the brave souls battling anorexia.


37 posted on 02/01/2008 4:51:48 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: NautiNurse

“Consider this new legislation a warning shot across the bow for what is in store under nationalized health care.”
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Finally, somebody gets it!


38 posted on 02/01/2008 4:51:56 PM PST by Roccus (Nose-holder voter)
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To: freemike
Well, if they can't eat guess they can smoke instead. No, sorry, smoking is banned.

Boy howdy. What a hoot this is.

39 posted on 02/01/2008 4:52:16 PM PST by CH3CN
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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)


40 posted on 02/01/2008 4:52:50 PM PST by Gone_Postal (We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Borax Queen; processing please hold; yorkie; calcowgirl

This is beyond ABSURD!!!!


41 posted on 02/01/2008 4:53:22 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: cripplecreek
And they wonder why threatening us with democrats doesn’t work anymore.

BTTT!

42 posted on 02/01/2008 4:54:02 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: freemike

If they will not serve me, I will just drop by McDs and get my 16 Big Mac’s to go. ;-)

Will they have scales at the door? Who will say what “Obese” is?

Nanny state at it’s worst.

Next they will pass a law to prevent smokers from bars!! Oh, wait … that’s been done.


43 posted on 02/01/2008 4:54:10 PM PST by doc1019
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To: donnab
"Oh yes the land of the free and the home of the brave. What happened to the America I once knew?"

It dies every time legislators meet. They don't pass laws reducing government control, they increase it. Land of the free is becoming the nanny state.

44 posted on 02/01/2008 4:55:18 PM PST by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: freemike

THis is silly and a bit excessive.

If I was a nanny stater, I would argue that they should start out by making it illegal for fat people to order desert. THen gradually progress from there...make the fat people sit in the “fat” section and order from “fat” menues.

But I’m not a nanny stater so I would never say that. I think it should be up to the individual restaurants to make up their own “fat” rules...hehe.


45 posted on 02/01/2008 4:55:18 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: sierrahome
Unless you last name is Donner

Yeah, I wonder if the Alferd Packer Grill at Colorado U serves obese people.

"Named after Colorado's most famous cannibal, the grill offers everything from salads to burgers to "... ??

46 posted on 02/01/2008 4:55:30 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: Roccus

And all 3 of the candidates we have left are high risks for betraying us on this issue.


47 posted on 02/01/2008 4:56:22 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Conservative Candidate Wanted... Conservative Resume REQUIRED.)
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To: secretagent

WHat?

Gluttony does cause obesity.


48 posted on 02/01/2008 4:56:51 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: freemike

If they are using the CDC standards for obesity, there won’t be anyone left to serve. The Ole Miss football team will have to drive to Alabama in order to eat.


49 posted on 02/01/2008 4:57:37 PM PST by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: secretagent
So, yes, this is for real and these elected officials actually believe this stuff.

Now I know beyond a reasonable doubt that they're crazy.

50 posted on 02/01/2008 4:58:01 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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