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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: Tribune7

I wonder how much the politicians who thought up this absurdity weigh, and how much the ones who vote on it weigh.

Will they also vote themselves exemptions?

Does this mean the cops can’t get donuts any more?


151 posted on 02/01/2008 7:44:59 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: tioga

Looks like it. Talk about motivation to lose weight.


152 posted on 02/01/2008 7:47:12 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: cripplecreek
And they wonder why threatening us with democrats doesn’t work anymore.

That was funny!! Love it!!

153 posted on 02/01/2008 7:48:12 PM PST by freemike
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To: Morgana

I knew someone who had cancer of the thyroid and had it removed. She was diabetic, on all kinds of hormones, was fat as could be because of it and she had about a 25 pound liver which didn’t help. So she doesn’t get served because she’s *fat*?

Yeah, right, it was all her fault.


154 posted on 02/01/2008 7:51:07 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Morgana

When I signed up for private health insurance, I noticed my policy booklet had a different premium than what I applied for online.

The reason? My BMI was too high, as I am 5-10 and 220 lbs. Um, though I could stand to lose about 10-12 lbs, I am FAR from obese or unhealthy (go to the gym all the time and do cardio and weighlifting) and I had gained not quite 30 lbs and was in BETTER shape than when I qualified for a lower premium.

But according to the stupid BMI, I’m obese!


155 posted on 02/01/2008 8:19:32 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: freemike

Okay, that ain’t right. Just imagine how many people Michael Moore could feed if you prepared him correctly.


156 posted on 02/01/2008 8:23:30 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: freemike

Here in Georgia, we thank God for Mississippi, because it keeps us from falling below 49th on various quality-of-life stats. And we thank God for Alabama, because it keeps Mississippi just that much farther away.


157 posted on 02/01/2008 8:23:37 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: freemike

That sounds like a very reasbnable bill. Are you all fatsos on this forum, so upset about not being able to get your daily share of grease? How about a rehab? Britney is submitting to it, why can’t you fatsos?


158 posted on 02/01/2008 8:28:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: donnab
What happened to the America I once knew?

I don't know how old you are, but the America I knew and loved disappeared in the middle 1960s. Cultural Marxism has only intensified since then. I think things can't get any crazier but they do, daily.

159 posted on 02/01/2008 8:28:33 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Morgana

I had a dear friend up to about 350 pounds, and she was sort of short. Oh, how people used to put her down, offer her diets, shake their heads at her lack of self-control. I never saw her eat that much.

She was too embarrassed, because of her weight, to go to the doctor with health problems. She suffered with many problems for years to avoid the humiliation.

After falling very ill and just about dying, an ambulance came to get her and she went to the hospital. She had a severe case of pneumonia. As they treated her, they discovered a congenital heart condition. They gave her a combo of heart drugs and she went to the doctor regularly for a few months to be monitored and have the drugs tweaked.

She’s lost over 100 pounds - most of it water. Yes, her heart condition affected her circulation which made her retain a whole lot of water. Then she could barely walk, got no exercise to speak of. So she gained and gained.

She’s much better now. I burn when I think of all the nasty thoughts and words directed at her which had nothing to do with her behavior. I hope she eats in a restaurant every day for the rest of her life. If no one likes they way she looks they can dang well stay home. She almost died for her shame over something that had little to do with her in the first place.

You NEVER KNOW why a person appears unusually heavy.


160 posted on 02/01/2008 8:35:12 PM PST by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: freemike

Funny. A couple months to go yet before it’s April Fools Day.

Envision this thing passing. (Bush let CFR go, right?) So instead of the possibility of coming indoors and sitting for a healthy meal eaten with utensils, the errand-running obese person must carry the sort of food in his auto that doesn’t require refrigeration or cooking. Fried, processed carbohydrates vacuum sealed in shiny foil bags covered in garish labeling. Good going there, nanny staters. I know 2 rinos and a dem who should be sent to bed without their supper tonight.

I spose if the fatso insists on a hot meal, he can go by the drivethru at any fast food place (lots of good ole transfats & carbs there to keep his cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar spiked) and then eat in his car parked in the lot with the radio on, tossing his wrappers out the window to express his contempt, before resuming his day. Say, maybe the enviroweinies can be coopted to fight this idiocy. It’s all in how you present it. After all, it was sponsored by a coupla republicans (and a dem).

At a shameful time in American history, a black person forced to use the colored service window could assert that his dollar was as green as everyone else’s. Shouldn’t fatty claim that inflation has made his dollar as skinny as everyone else’s, and therefore of equal worth?

Don’t worry ya’ll, it’s still OK to despise a certain group of people on sight without being accused of any “ism.” Ya just gotta pick on the right people.


161 posted on 02/01/2008 8:35:43 PM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: freemike; Jeremiah Jr

Looks like the obese will have to underground and dine at an eateasy.


162 posted on 02/01/2008 8:39:17 PM PST by Ezekiel
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To: Ezekiel

Looks like the obese will have to underground and dine at an eateasy.”
__________________________

99.999999% of grossly fat people are that way because they’re gluttons. The others have a “thyroid problem”. (Yeah, right.)


163 posted on 02/01/2008 9:03:50 PM PST by cowdog77 (Circle the Wagons)
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To: John Jorsett

I don’t know about that. Smokers thought the same thing.


164 posted on 02/01/2008 9:20:04 PM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: boop

Me, too. LOL I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for them anymore.


165 posted on 02/01/2008 9:22:23 PM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: Tall_Texan

Probably. We have to drive to Alabama to get our cigarettes after the nanny state got through with us in Tennessee.


166 posted on 02/01/2008 9:27:05 PM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: Gabz

Thanks for the ping!


167 posted on 02/01/2008 9:34:19 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Disambiguator

Like the rides at Disney. If you aren’t tall enough for your head to reach the top of some marker, you can’t ride. Same idea only in reverse.


168 posted on 02/01/2008 9:45:09 PM PST by tips up
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To: cripplecreek

EXACTLY!! Thank You!!! Best post I’ve read here in a week, at minimum.


169 posted on 02/01/2008 10:52:52 PM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney ("I'm a proven leader. That's what the Des Moines Register said."-Mrs.Bill Clinton)
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To: mamelukesabre

There would always be some jerk claiming that air-soluble fat was drifting into the no fat section.


170 posted on 02/02/2008 3:18:21 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: bigjackattack

Newbies should be embarassed to post their personal prejudices in public, but newbies have no shame.


171 posted on 02/02/2008 3:23:22 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Diggity

Years ago the wrestler Andre The Giant stopped at the Lobster Bowl on Rt. 6 in Wareham, MA where they just happened to have a lobster buffet. Andre ate 63 lobsters, so the legend goes and the owner was so proud and happy that he had Andre’s pics on the wall for years.


172 posted on 02/02/2008 3:35:42 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: freemike

I think it’s time for a complete change in the way “government” is conducted in this country. Legislators have too much power and too many privileges. They give themselves obscene salaries, exempt themselves from laws that they don’t like, and think that they have the right to tell everyone what to do.


173 posted on 02/02/2008 3:48:09 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: freemike
What is the difference between this and the law that says you can't serve alcohol to a drunk person?

Not much as far as I see.

174 posted on 02/02/2008 4:05:38 AM PST by expatguy (Support Conservative Blogging - "An American Expat in Southeast Asia")
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To: Gabz

W.T. Mayhall is a retired pharmacutical salesman.

John Read is a pharmacist.

Bobby Shows is a "businessman".


175 posted on 02/02/2008 4:07:47 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: freemike

California, Oregon, maybe Washington...but Mississippi?

These people should have buckets of grits shoved up every orifice in their bodies.


176 posted on 02/02/2008 4:18:43 AM PST by toddlintown (Building More Highways For Children---Huckleberry Talking Point)
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To: freemike
“Just another sign of what the new conservatives coming to a government near you are up to!”

I agree freemike; Mississippi, being at the bottom when the states are ranked for per capita income, and the same when it comes to public school education, one would think that Mississippi legislators would be working on other issues than this. But,”stupid is as stupid does”. Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that those who are too stupid to work in the private sector become school teachers and those who are too stupid to become school teachers become legislators... Btw, awhile back, a friend from the great state of Arkansas shared a joke with me. It's a dinner time prayer and goes like this; "Dear Lord, thank ya for Mississippi, otherwise we'd be number 50"...

177 posted on 02/02/2008 4:30:29 AM PST by snoringbear (')
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To: Tribune7
OK, this is bill introduced by three people one of whom is a Dim.

Interesting choice of words.

Let's try this:

This is a bill introduced by three elected legislators two of whom are Republicans.

And in a Southern state, no less. Not even nanny Bloomberg has come up with an idea this blatantly offensive to individual liberty -- yet.

178 posted on 02/02/2008 5:58:37 AM PST by browardchad
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To: freemike

I can just see the Mickey sign now: “You must be THIS skinny to eat here.”


179 posted on 02/02/2008 6:00:51 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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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?

There were crazy people back then, too. We just didn't elect as many of them back then.

180 posted on 02/02/2008 6:02:08 AM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: Tribune7

Yeah, but it’s the first shot fired in a new nanny state endeavor. You watch. Similar laws will start popping up all over, and sooner or later they will start passing. Just like the anti smoking laws.


181 posted on 02/02/2008 6:04:10 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Tribune7

Yeah, but it’s the first shot fired in a new nanny state endeavor. You watch. Similar laws will start popping up all over, and sooner or later they will start passing. Just like the anti smoking laws.


182 posted on 02/02/2008 6:04:21 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Skywalk

Yes, the BMI calculators are woefully inadequate on paper. Any male that has a naturally large frame and builds a lot of muscle mass is going to be indicated as obese. A 5’10” male is supposed to weigh 150 pounds! Yeah, maybe in 11th grade.


183 posted on 02/02/2008 6:05:22 AM PST by mtrott
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To: browardchad

Republican: “did you pass the obesity back ground check for that cheeseburger?”

Democrat: “did you pay your red meat tax? did you pay your consumption of food license?”

Democrat2: “You are obese, here is your government healthcare? You were born addicted to food, here is the name of the lawyers to sue skinny people.’


184 posted on 02/02/2008 6:07:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: metmom

Old Miss is a haven for trial lawyers. This bill begins to introduce the idea that restaurants are responsible for people being fat, so they can be sued.


185 posted on 02/02/2008 6:07:26 AM PST by sobieski
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To: boop

Wait until restruant refuses to serve people of protected classes,GLBT, muslim or people of color who are overweight.
The lawsuits/lawyers will be having a field day.
Which law takes precedent do not serve the obese, or no discrimination against the protected classes.

By the way I have been saying the same about anti-smoking nutjobs for years.
They are going to rue the day that they started this smoking/anti-smoking nonsense


186 posted on 02/02/2008 6:11:58 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: radiohead

Is this the one?

187 posted on 02/02/2008 6:20:48 AM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: browardchad
Let's try this:

How about we keep it with my original which was 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. and said in response to Thank you stupid Republicans!

But if you want to get upset about something that hasn't happened and is not likely going to, and blame the people who are going to keep it from happening, go right ahead.

188 posted on 02/02/2008 6:29:55 AM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
Yeah, but it’s the first shot fired in a new nanny state endeavor.

Good point. What we have to stop doing is playing defense. We have to start agitating to rescind some of these laws. It can be done, but not by Democrats. We need to work to make a system where the choice is between a Libertarian and a Republican, not between a Democrat and Republican.

189 posted on 02/02/2008 6:33:45 AM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: donnab

One of the things we’re most proud about is that we tell people what they can and can’t put in their bodies. Hell, we revel in it. Just ask the DEA.


190 posted on 02/02/2008 6:35:35 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: freemike
I read this story last night. Then I went to bed. I had a dream about going to an "Eat-easy" in Mississippi.

I went down an alley, knocked on a door, said "Bertha sent me" and was admitted to a small room filled with smokers smoking and obese people eating fatty food.

I was enjoying a delicious meal of fetuccini alfredo, fried chicken and barbecued ribs. The shortwave radio was playing Rush Limbaugh. It was a scratchy sound, like listening to the BBC in occupied France during World War II.

Suddenly, there was a crash, we were being raided! It was a scene right out of "The Untouchables". The brown shirted men (members of the Peoples Health Commissariat) were arresting everyone in sight. Their leader (who look suspiciously like John Edwards) walked up to me. I stubbed out my cigar in his eye. I passed out from the effect of being hit by five tasers. Then I awoke. The nightmare was over.

191 posted on 02/02/2008 6:39:32 AM PST by reg45
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To: reg45

For now. For you.


192 posted on 02/02/2008 7:04:42 AM PST by secretagent
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To: GregoTX; donnab

“Oh yes the land of the free and the home of the brave. What happened to the America I once knew?”
______________________________
Hence my tagline...


193 posted on 02/02/2008 7:19:27 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the Fee, Home of the Shamed)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Maybe it should be illegal for car dealers to sell cars to the obese. How bout couches? TVs? Maybe then too, they could pass laws mandating free meals to the skinny! There are health risks associated with people who diet too much. So,, mandate that skinny people must eat large portions of food each day for free. They should be forced fed! We know it's for their own good!

I can think of more!

People with poor eyesight should be arrested for not wearing their glasses. If caught reading in poor light, they need to be imprisoned! It's for their own good! We have to do it!! Lots of car accidents can be link to people who "just didn't see it coming" Then, of course, old people that can't read the prescription bottles correctly, overdose and die! Government needs to do something!

Actually?? I can think of the perfect law that should be passed. I think anytime a politician attempts to pass a law against liberty, they should be thrown out of office, spanked in the public square and a law passed that they never be allowed to hold any job ever again other than used car sales or cleaning up cow manure! It'll be for their own good!!

194 posted on 02/02/2008 7:31:42 AM PST by freemike
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To: radiohead
Ever since that day I've been happy to be plump. No throwing me off the side of a building!

You and me both! hahahahaha

195 posted on 02/02/2008 7:58:30 AM PST by processing please hold (Where's the Cosmic Singularity?)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

I wanted to say in even more blunt English what you did, I just didn’t want my post to get deleted. :) Nanny staters are unbelievable.


196 posted on 02/02/2008 8:01:51 AM PST by processing please hold (Where's the Cosmic Singularity?)
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To: nicmarlo
(sorry....but, that cannot go with any kind of "reasoning" fofl!)

If the sky is purple in my universe - it's reasonable. Last night the sky was purple. lolol

197 posted on 02/02/2008 8:12:37 AM PST by processing please hold (Where's the Cosmic Singularity?)
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To: processing please hold
Nanny staters are unbelievable.

That is an understatement.

198 posted on 02/02/2008 8:16:41 AM 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: processing please hold

lolol!

okay, if you say so. : )


199 posted on 02/02/2008 8:28:00 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Marie2
You NEVER KNOW why a person appears unusually heavy.

There are certainly exceptions, but if you spend any time in a Walmart, start looking at what is in the carts of gravitationally-challenged people. It will answer a lot of questions.

200 posted on 02/02/2008 8:39:16 AM PST by Disambiguator
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