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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: 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: secretagent

WHat?

Gluttony does cause obesity.


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