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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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To: Morgana

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.


101 posted on 02/01/2008 5:24:52 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: nicmarlo
I've never tried Haystacks. Shoot, I've never heard of them. Is it a candy?

By my reasoning, my diet coke will cancel out the calories in the candy. lol

102 posted on 02/01/2008 5:27:01 PM PST by processing please hold (Where's the Cosmic Singularity?)
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To: bigjackattack

fat people should be embarrassed to eat in public but our society no longer has shame
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Nannystate alert.............Geez


104 posted on 02/01/2008 5:28:52 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: nicmarlo

>> this is NUTS and just plain wrong.

I agree.

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.


105 posted on 02/01/2008 5:32:11 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: freemike

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.

LOL

John


106 posted on 02/01/2008 5:32:34 PM PST by Diggity
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To: processing please hold

If you like coconuts AND milk chocolate, you’ll LOVE haystacks. It’s lumps of coconut mixed with chocolate.

yummmmmmmmmmmmmm


107 posted on 02/01/2008 5:32:40 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: randita

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.


108 posted on 02/01/2008 5:33:04 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: John Jorsett

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.”

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Agreed however thats what they said about the first bills outlawing smoking in restaurants the state doesn’t own. Give it time.


109 posted on 02/01/2008 5:33:26 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: processing please hold
diet coke will cancel out the calories in the candy

haaaaaa.

(sorry....but, that cannot go with any kind of "reasoning" fofl!)

110 posted on 02/01/2008 5:33:58 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: libbylu

This insanity and the smoking laws and the fact that Calif. wants to control your thermostats makes me wonder when we will revolt


111 posted on 02/01/2008 5:34:28 PM PST by estrogen (.)
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To: freemike
Last time I looked, Haley Barbour wasn't thin. Tis will go nowhere.

vaudine

112 posted on 02/01/2008 5:35:02 PM PST by vaudine (RO)
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To: Nervous Tick

I agree; in all things, moderation and responsibility (extremes and excess are never healthy).


113 posted on 02/01/2008 5:36:25 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Morgana

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.


114 posted on 02/01/2008 5:38:06 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: bigjackattack

You’re vile.


115 posted on 02/01/2008 5:38:22 PM PST by Politicalmom (Don't blame me. I'm writing FRed in.)
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To: Candor7
Story from 30 years ago (don't say this wasn't predicted, if not exactly...): Lipidleggin
Butter.

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.

...


116 posted on 02/01/2008 5:41:23 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: Morgana

it is like the old joke about pornography, I know it when I see it


117 posted on 02/01/2008 5:41:40 PM PST by bigjackattack
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To: ItsForTheChildren

“Good. Let’s cook it and eat it.”

And I want fries with that!


119 posted on 02/01/2008 5:42:46 PM PST by toldyou
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To: tips up
Will they weigh each patron before seating them? And measure height to calculate BMI?

They'll go by width. If you can't fit between two uprights in the lobby without turning sideways, you won't be seated.

;^)

120 posted on 02/01/2008 5:45:33 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: freemike

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.


121 posted on 02/01/2008 5:56:35 PM PST by skully (Conservatives...carrying the GOP since 1980)
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To: nicmarlo

The only thing that surprises me is that this is proposed in Mississippi and not California. ;-)


122 posted on 02/01/2008 6:00:32 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

So true.


123 posted on 02/01/2008 6:04:45 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: bigjackattack
"fat people should be embarrassed to eat in public but our society no longer has shame"

Well maybe someday the government will put all of them into camps so they wont bother your sensibilities anymore.

124 posted on 02/01/2008 6:06:55 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: Emmett McCarthy
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?


125 posted on 02/01/2008 6:11:09 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: freemike

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.


126 posted on 02/01/2008 6:24:26 PM PST by mtrott
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To: mtrott

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.


127 posted on 02/01/2008 6:32:31 PM PST by Katlyn
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To: freemike

Next: obese can’t buy food in supermarkets or convenience stores.


128 posted on 02/01/2008 6:33:46 PM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: SubGeniusX; Eric Blair 2084

ping


129 posted on 02/01/2008 6:34:31 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: freemike

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.


130 posted on 02/01/2008 6:39:03 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVERThat might be the best thing fo THERE than to have to fight them OVER HERE!)
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To: freemike

“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?


131 posted on 02/01/2008 6:45:32 PM PST by Grunthor (None of the Above 2008!)
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To: freemike

Insanity.


132 posted on 02/01/2008 6:52:21 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: freemike; Just another Joe; CSM; lockjaw02; Publius6961; elkfersupper; nopardons; metesky; Mears; ..

NANNY-STATE Ping...........

Don’t say you weren’t warned..........


133 posted on 02/01/2008 6:52:40 PM PST by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: freemike
Mississippi and the rest of the nanny state fascists can kiss my ample white posterior.

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.

134 posted on 02/01/2008 7:00:51 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: processing please hold; bigjackattack
fat people should be embarrassed to eat in public but our society no longer has shame

Blow it out your ear.

I know some other location he can blow it out, and I'll bet it's just as close to his head if not completely surrounding it.
135 posted on 02/01/2008 7:03:17 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Smoke Gnatzies...they can’t ALL be skinny, can they? The chickens are coming home to roost! ;)

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 :)

136 posted on 02/01/2008 7:04:13 PM PST by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: Gabz

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.


137 posted on 02/01/2008 7:08:29 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

I had always heard large people were jolly, I guess not


138 posted on 02/01/2008 7:11:39 PM PST by bigjackattack
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To: donnab
"What happened to the America I once knew?"

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.

139 posted on 02/01/2008 7:13:33 PM PST by norton (There is still no third choice - there is no longer any choice)
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To: Recon Dad
Obviously this bill was proposed by the lobbyist for the Buffet Owners of Mississippi.

LOL. Sounds plausible.

IIRC Mississippi is pretty near the top of the list among the states in percentage of obese people.

140 posted on 02/01/2008 7:14:51 PM PST by wideminded
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To: freemike
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.

Unfrickin' Believable!

141 posted on 02/01/2008 7:15:03 PM PST by Barnacle (Reagan Republicanism R.I.P)
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To: processing please hold
serial killers don't go after fat people. They like the real skinny ones they can handle one on one

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!

142 posted on 02/01/2008 7:16:47 PM PST by radiohead (I stood up for Fred at the Iowa Caucus. Where were the rest of you so-called conservatives?)
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To: FormerACLUmember

LOL


143 posted on 02/01/2008 7:17:19 PM PST by Barnacle (Reagan Republicanism R.I.P)
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To: bigjackattack
Most definitely jolly, when in good company.

Considering your post up thread, something you most certainly are not.

144 posted on 02/01/2008 7:19:09 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: donnab
sold out by a bunch of free-loading DummycRATS and I don't mean welfare people. Professional politicians should be shot...several times and in painful places...head shots won't do it any more. Harry Reid for car crash dummy replacements.
145 posted on 02/01/2008 7:26:48 PM PST by junkman72 (just another day at the junkyard/time to buy another handgun(VA req.))
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To: donnab
sold out by a bunch of free-loading DummycRATS and I don't mean welfare people. Professional politicians should be shot...several times and in painful places...head shots won't do it any more. Harry Reid for car crash dummy replacements.
146 posted on 02/01/2008 7:28:03 PM PST by junkman72 (just another day at the junkyard/time to buy another handgun(VA req.))
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To: nicmarlo
Absurd and then some!

Most of the restaurants will go out of business!

147 posted on 02/01/2008 7:37:58 PM PST by oswegodeee (Dee ( Born and raised in the south, yummy corn bread and BBQ ))
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To: freemike

This will of course violate the Americans With Disabilities Act.


148 posted on 02/01/2008 7:39:52 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: oswegodeee

Sure seems to be what the nanny-staters want to have happen.


149 posted on 02/01/2008 7:41:25 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: secretagent

Good God.


150 posted on 02/01/2008 7:43:19 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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