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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You’re right about the “socially acceptable” aspect, which is why I oppose the nanny state stupidity. What is “socially acceptable” is totally subjective.
Your daughter sounds like mine. She was 19” long and 5lbs 14oz.
Interestingly enough, my blood pressure (low), cholesterol (high), and diabetes were all what the docs were getting on me about to gain weight. My blood pressure remains the same, just like it has all my life, my cholesterol is normal, and my blood sugar levels remain at the low end of normal........but I don’t gain weight.
A close friend of mine is seriously overweight, bordering on obese and we have discussions like this fairly often. She has told me on numerous occasions of people saying to her to tell me to eat something, and I’ve told her of people telling me she should do something about her weight. We actually laugh about it.
This would be a massive gift to organized crime, and the indians who are already cleaning up from casinos on indian land who can now go on to open fried chicken joints and buffets. Speakeasies and black market food vendors will thrive. Do they think this won’t happen?
Amazing, isn't it, that people want to have someone tell others that they should do something about their weight? Like they haven't figured this out already on their own? Like fat people don't know they're fat and skinny people don't know they're skinny? And maybe they ARE trying to do something about it?
If they're that concerned about someone's weight, why don't they say something about it themselves instead of sending someone else to do it?
And that is what causes these stupid nanny-state idiocies. People expect others to do their dirty work for them.
I know why my friend is overweight and she knows why I am underweight, and we know both of us do what we can to change and so just laugh off what others say to each other. To those that fault either of us we give them whatfor!
It’s things like this that almost make me want to vote for Ron Paul.
“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 didnt want to have to take his two year old daughter into a restaurant and expose her to the smoke.”
To folks like that, I say, “If you are so desirous of bringing your 2 year old daughter into the places I frequent, then you don’t object to all sorts of seedy characters showing up at Chuckie Cheese, right?” That usually shuts them down pretty quick.
A future tag line to be sure.
I’ll have to remember that one.
Yep, I get amazed at the number of people that express a desire to bring their kidlettes into the blue collar, neighborhood bars that I frequent. I have no desire to go to McDonald’s playlands or Chuckie Cheese. Let’s just chose to stay away from each other....
It’s my understanding that the Mississippi legislature has no intention of passing this bill. It is supposedly just a ploy t draw attention to the problem of obesity. However, I suppose there is some legitimate rationale to this idea. After all, many medical plans already charge a premium for additional risk behavior such as smoking. However, on the other-hand, to my knowledge there is no premium charged for those who ride a motorcycle without a helmet. While I do believe that one has right to ride a motorcycle without a helmet, I also do believe that I should not have to pay for their medical bills and long term care, should they survive, for their stupidity. Guess it comes down to whether one prefers the socialist model of shared responsibility or the more libertarian model of individual responsibility. So, there are two sides to this coin I suppose...
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