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AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FROM SERVING 1 FOOD TO ANY PERSON WHO IS OBESE,
MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE ^ | 2008 | Representatives Mayhall, Read, Shows

Posted on 02/01/2008 8:12:23 PM PST by Leisler

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To: Old Seadog
From Merriam Webster's Colligiate Dictionary. Note #2 Main Entry: 1ep·i·dem·ic Pronunciation: e-p-de-mik Function: adjective Etymology: French épidémique, from Middle French, from epidemie, noun, epidemic, from Late Latin epidemia, from Greek epidmia visit, epidemic, from epidmos visiting, epidemic, from epi- + dmos people -- more at DEMAGOGUE Date: 1603 1 : affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time 2 a : excessively prevalent b : CONTAGIOUS 4 3 : of, relating to, or constituting an epidemic
101 posted on 02/02/2008 3:44:34 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: Leisler

Why not just a bill that all doorways into restaurants can only be 28” wide.


102 posted on 02/02/2008 7:32:01 PM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: petitfour
This is nuts, and reminds me of something the Huckster would do!

Are they going to require restaurant owners to learn how to compute everyone's BMI?

Lordy! I hope I'm correct in thinking this won't reach Haley's desk.


"Anything for MS trial lawyers in need of a new cash cow, I guess."


Could be, I guess.
They've bled the tobacco companies dry.

103 posted on 02/02/2008 9:17:54 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: mrsmel

Nothing lenient about the helmet laws in MS that I’m aware of, and I lived there 45 years.

MM


104 posted on 02/03/2008 10:41:57 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: Leisler

What if an obese person wants to go to a resturant to eat “lean” “healthy” food as part of their diet instead of scarfing down a twinkie for supper at home?

I really can’t believe anyone in the Miss. House sponsored this bill, especially Republicans.


105 posted on 02/04/2008 8:39:26 AM PST by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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To: savedbygrace

I noticed there were Republicans coming up with this crap. Unbelievable.


106 posted on 02/04/2008 9:13:08 AM PST by Michael Knight (Young loner in a dangerous world of liberals who operate above the law.)
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To: Leisler

“..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 does it only apply to people on medicade, medicare? If so, it would almost make sense. They should cut off their food stamps too though and make them do some useful form of work for all that money they are getting.


107 posted on 02/04/2008 9:15:34 AM PST by Michael Knight (Young loner in a dangerous world of liberals who operate above the law.)
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To: durasell

Alabama is actually a very nice place to live. In fact, you will not find more conservative states than Alabama and Mississippi.


108 posted on 02/04/2008 9:37:46 AM PST by ohioman
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To: Leisler

Should have included grocery stores.


109 posted on 02/04/2008 9:52:49 AM PST by dalereed (both)
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To: Leisler; Gabz; SheLion

Yup.. and we TRIED to tell the anti smokers that their FOOD was the next Tobacco. They didn’t listen and now we get this.


110 posted on 02/04/2008 9:54:26 AM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Mashood

I meant everyone, EVERYONE, should be forcibly starved to death by government edict, that makes sense right??


111 posted on 02/05/2008 11:05:26 AM PST by GeronL
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