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
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ok. THen don’t take it. Or take it and eat less. If you start with the assumption that you are a helpless waif, guess what? You will be a helpless waif.
By my reasoning, my diet coke will cancel out the calories in the candy. lol
fat people should be embarrassed to eat in public but our society no longer has shame
>> this is NUTS and just plain wrong.
All kidding aside, here’s how I see it. You want to eat and get fat — including really really fat — go for it!
On the other hand, fat people should exercise some responsibility to go along with their liberty and the choice they made. In other words, someone’s obesity is NOT a “disease”, for which they get special-victim-class treatment, free motor scooters, free stomach stapling, special parking places, and so on. And, if it costs more for health care because you choose to be really fat, then YOU pay for it. Not everyone else. If you take up two freaking airline seats, that’s YOUR problem, so buy two!
And certainly, taxpayers ought not to be on the hook to take extra special care of fat people. It is a lifestyle choice, not a disease.
Just my 2c.
I was living just outside Atlanta in Douglasville in the late 80’s. There was a fried seafood place there that had “All you can” fried catfish on friday nights.
I rarely went but one night in there they kicked or asked him to leave rather this huge 400+ plus black guy out because the owner said that he had eaten too many. She told him that 32 catfish for $6.99 was all she was “givin”. He got real mad about it but ended up leaving before she call the cops.
This guy was eating catfish like that cat on Tom and Jerry. He as practically inhaling them. It was like he was seeing how much he could eat for the money.
If you like coconuts AND milk chocolate, you’ll LOVE haystacks. It’s lumps of coconut mixed with chocolate.
I love that place.
THe problem is, all the four foot wide food addicted freak shows in sweat pants creep me out and make me lose my appetite when I go there. THen I don’t get my money’s worth.
This wouldnt survive the first lawsuit, and he no doubt knows it. Just another politico using his office to make a statement. That statement being, Im wasting everyones time with this and dont belong in office.
Agreed however thats what they said about the first bills outlawing smoking in restaurants the state doesn’t own. Give it time.
(sorry....but, that cannot go with any kind of "reasoning" fofl!)
This insanity and the smoking laws and the fact that Calif. wants to control your thermostats makes me wonder when we will revolt
I agree; in all things, moderation and responsibility (extremes and excess are never healthy).
Who cares “why”? The point is it’s a problem that should’ve been addressed.
Balance the calories in with the calories expended. IF you keep gaining, eat less. IT’s that simple. Blaming it on something else won’t fix it. It’s your problem, you fix it. Don’t pretend you are helpless.
I can name a man's poison at fifty paces. I take one look at this guy as he walks in and say to myself, "Butter."
He steps carefully, like there's something sticky on the soles of his shoes. Maybe there is, but I figure he moves like that because he's on unfamiliar ground. Never seen his face before and I know just about everybody around.
it is like the old joke about pornography, I know it when I see it
“Good. Let’s cook it and eat it.”
And I want fries with that!
They'll go by width. If you can't fit between two uprights in the lobby without turning sideways, you won't be seated.
It said in the piece the bill is probably DOA. Good thing, this law would of forced the Obese into back alley grocery stores where they could shop then eat at home..and who would protect them from themselves there. They’d then have to pass a law to keep them form buying groceries, and another one to ban food in their homes..Its baffling how people this stupid get elected...Dosen’t say much for the smarts of their constituents either. These dudes are probably career politicians.
The only thing that surprises me is that this is proposed in Mississippi and not California. ;-)
Well maybe someday the government will put all of them into camps so they wont bother your sensibilities anymore.
Interesting, I was at a company meeting this week and the topic came up among a bunch of guys about city laws outlawing all smoking in restaurants. My partner, who is a great fellow and very republican, sadly was all for it, saying he didn’t want to have to take his two year old daughter into a restaurant and expose her to the smoke.
I pointed out that, first, as private property, the owner has the right to decide whether to allow smoking, and second, he doesn’t have to eat there and is free to go somewhere else. Sadly, I he didn’t seem to grasp the concept.
My next point was that, IMO, there are a lot of lifestyle choices you can engage in that will probably kill you faster than smoking for for a similar amount of time. And one of those is choosing to overeat, take on frank obesity, and be live a sedentary lifestyle.
Therefore, based on logic, I told them I think the state has just as urgent, or even a more urgent rationale for limiting peoples’ diets than stopping them from smoking.
Of course, logic and common sense has long ago ceased to enter into these type issues.
Two things come to mind. Have ya’ll ever seen the overall food in Mississippi? Everything is like every other food in the South, fried, battered, buttered and then fried again.
Secondly, define fat....I believe that I am still just fluffy.
Next: obese can’t buy food in supermarkets or convenience stores.
I suspect this is sort of a Rush bill. Illustrating the absurdity of current government preoccupations. As it said in the article, it has no chance to pass.I think the Republicans are saying that this is the logical result of the rhetoric.
“FEBRUARY 1—Mississippi legislators this week introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons.”
How is it that I just KNOW that this governing body is ruled by Republicans?
Don’t say you weren’t warned..........
If I enter an eating establishment and I am refused service because my weight exceeds some arbitrarily arrived at numerical ideal, I’m going to make it my life’s work to sue that restaurant and the city where it is located into oblivion.
This kind of rampant stupidity make me sick and anyone who supports it is a DAMNED FOOL.
I've dealt with a large number of smoke gnatzies over the years, and the vast majority of them should be talking to Jenny Craig....if you get my drift :)
Well FINALLY someone has addressed this problem. It seems like it’s impossible to go out and have dinner without being forced to be seated next to some obese person. The obese have been forcing their will on everybody else for years. It’s about time the obese took their filthy habit outside.
I had always heard large people were jolly, I guess not
Right about now it is walking home, to read books recommended by Oprah, while shaking off nicotine cravings and eating bon-bons/ice cream/Frito's/overly sweetened yogurt, and text messaging people who were allowed into the neighborhood restaurant (to hear what the forbidden special might be).
Tomorrow it might go for a bicycle ride, do origami, or make posters for Sunday's protest.
By Sunday, it will be in a fetal position, asking the same question that prompted this reply.
LOL. Sounds plausible.
IIRC Mississippi is pretty near the top of the list among the states in percentage of obese people.
I'll never forget watching an English drama and the killer goes to meet his mistress, also a reporter, on the roof of a building. She's started to figure what's up, he decides he doesn't need the grief and picks her straight up and tosses her over the side of the building - and this was a middle aged guy! I'd never seen anything like it - it wasn't a push or shove, the women was just picked up and placed over the side of the building. whoa!
Ever since that day I've been happy to be plump. No throwing me off the side of a building!
Considering your post up thread, something you most certainly are not.
Most of the restaurants will go out of business!
This will of course violate the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Sure seems to be what the nanny-staters want to have happen.