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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: familyop

Mississippi Bumper Sticker: At Least We’re Not...Oh crap.


51 posted on 02/01/2008 9:03:18 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Old Seadog

That would be ‘endemic’, not ‘epidemic’. Not the best use of the word, but somewhat acceptable.


52 posted on 02/01/2008 9:04:41 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: processing please hold; calcowgirl; Borax Queen

Well.....here’s the actual proposed nanny-state bill.....


53 posted on 02/01/2008 9:04:42 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Revolting cat!
Everybody should be like her!

Skinny and vapid?!?

NO WAY!

That thing doesn't even have enough fat in her head, let alone on her body.

54 posted on 02/01/2008 9:07:43 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: durasell
"Mississippi Bumper Sticker: At Least We’re Not...Oh crap."

LOL!


55 posted on 02/01/2008 9:13:04 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), '89-'96)
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To: mrsmel
This bill will NOT pass, and the sponsors know it. Mississippi has some of the most lenient smoking, gun, insurance, helmet, etc laws in the nation.

Well, they gotta start somewhere, right? 

56 posted on 02/01/2008 9:14:02 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Buddy B
EMAIL:

W. T. Mayhall

J. Read

B. Shows

tmayhall@house.ms.gov

jread@house.ms.gov

bshows@house.ms.gov

57 posted on 02/01/2008 9:14:48 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Leisler
thats unconstitutional, it shoul apply to all food estblishments.

Ban the feeding of fat people, they should also make it illegal for fat people to buy any form of food

58 posted on 02/01/2008 9:15:47 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Who ever put this thing together is a total idiot and just plain ignorant. For starters there are people who are diabetic who may wander into a restaurant simply needing anything to eat and what if they cannot get served? What then? For others who are truly obese you start cutting off the calories and retaining water becomes a problem. My point is that the solution is a little more complex than what conventional thinking and wisdom will bring about and in this case we are better off leaving things alone.


59 posted on 02/01/2008 9:17:45 PM PST by peter the great
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To: GeronL
they should also make it illegal for fat people to buy any form of food

With "Food Stamps" ...

60 posted on 02/01/2008 9:18:20 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: JoJo Gunn

Not if they ask me, but then they’re politicians :)


61 posted on 02/01/2008 9:19:41 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Buddy B
with food stamps?

if grocery stores didn't accept foo stamps.... and besides these days they use a debit card

62 posted on 02/01/2008 9:20:32 PM PST by GeronL
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To: peter the great

I agree. Morbid obesity results from food addiction. It should be treated as an addiction just like alcoholism or drug dependency. This proposed law equates to a kind of prohibition which doesn’t work. Besides that, it is unconsitutional.


63 posted on 02/01/2008 9:28:03 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Leisler
Why could't you just pay a skinny person to go order the food for you?

Psst! Buddy! You look like you could use a few fries.....

64 posted on 02/01/2008 9:41:22 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (One of my fears is McCain will lose in Nov. The other is that he will WIN)
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To: Leisler

You would expect this in New York or California...NOT Mississippi. Some research into who introduced the bill ought to be done. I’m going to guess that this is not a native Mississippi individual...and they don’t travel in their state much.


65 posted on 02/01/2008 9:44:38 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Leisler

As soon as some enterprising lawyer were to figure out that more women were affected than men, the discrimination lawsuits would start to fly and the legislature would have to repeal this thing. Assuming it became law, which it wont.


66 posted on 02/01/2008 9:45:23 PM PST by freespirited (The worst Republican is far preferable to the best Democrat.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hell, you could get sugar diabetes just by looking at her. I’ll pass. Maybe someone a little closer to warmth in the winter and shade in the summer would be about right.


67 posted on 02/01/2008 9:51:56 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Well, they gotta start somewhere, right?

A good start would be growing a common-sense brain.

68 posted on 02/01/2008 9:53:35 PM PST by IIntense
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To: isrul
I wonder when they will get around to gays who practice one of the most disease ridden high risk lifestyles.

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Don't hold your breath waiting on Barney Quakebottom to introduce that legislation.

69 posted on 02/01/2008 9:54:04 PM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that that light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: Leisler

Tell me again how to tell the pubbies and dims apart...


70 posted on 02/01/2008 10:03:19 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: Leisler

“No Soup For You, fatso”


71 posted on 02/01/2008 10:06:30 PM PST by Pelham (Press 1 for English)
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To: savedbygrace

What are they going to do about drive up windows? Have a fat inspector out looking at every body that goes through the line. What a joke.


72 posted on 02/01/2008 10:11:03 PM PST by Faith-Hope
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To: Leisler

Try that and the ACLU will sue.


73 posted on 02/01/2008 10:13:27 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: coloradan

“......should we also stop serving food to people of a certain skin color”?
Well, since the main obesity problem in Mississippi (and most everywhere else) is concentrated among Blacks, especially poor Black women (Hispanics are hard hit also), thats exactly what would happen.
Miss. was once a Conservative stronghold. The Republican Party in the South was once strongly Conservative. A lot of that is History now. Even in Texas a large number, but not all, of statewide officials (Who are all Republican for now) are Moderate to Liberal as evidenced by our own Guv Rick “Goodhair” Perry who was re-elected by a whopping 39% of the vote in a 4 way race.


74 posted on 02/01/2008 10:14:47 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: isrul

lol, don’t ya know, gay life styles are in...


75 posted on 02/01/2008 10:15:39 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Leisler

I think I read somewhere there was a percentage point of interest in the obesity factor of those that live on the internet and that often frequent forums.
Is it a defensive gesture?


76 posted on 02/01/2008 10:18:57 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Brimack34

>> Try that and the ACLU will sue.

These are the types of issues the ACLU should be looking at; preventing obese people from being served food.

Will the restaurants be required to have scales and charts at the front door ?


77 posted on 02/01/2008 10:21:36 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: Eye of Unk

ACCK! Here I am on FR and I just ate a cookie...now I feel guilty.


78 posted on 02/01/2008 10:27:31 PM PST by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: television is just wrong

I thought that was just on South Park.


79 posted on 02/01/2008 10:30:45 PM PST by isrul
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To: isrul

Notice how politicians never go after alcoholics?

hmmmm


80 posted on 02/01/2008 10:37:52 PM PST by egginanest ( We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it. -Will Rogers-)
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To: egginanest
hic
81 posted on 02/01/2008 10:39:47 PM PST by isrul
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To: Leisler
Romney/Barbour......winning combo 2008.

Leni

82 posted on 02/01/2008 11:04:13 PM PST by MinuteGal (Mitt's My Guy!)
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To: Leisler

Scrappleface?


83 posted on 02/01/2008 11:46:26 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Islander7; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; bkwells; DogwoodSouth; WileyPink; jmax; ...

MS Ping

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


84 posted on 02/01/2008 11:52:29 PM PST by petitfour
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To: mrsmel

But insurance companies will love it. They can cut off fat patients from getting insurance payments. Life insurance payments can be denied if a person dies of some fat-related ailment whether fat really is the culprit or not. I’m sure some scientific evidence can be manufactured to suit any ole lawyer’s case. Kind of like homeowners whose houses blow away during a hurricane can’t make a claim to their insurance because during the hurricane, water blew ashore and replaced the spot where the houses used to be. Which came first? The wind or the sea??????????


85 posted on 02/02/2008 12:01:28 AM PST by petitfour
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To: savedbygrace
Have you seen Haley’s waistline? “This bill ain’t a goin’ nowhere”... to keep it in the local vernacular.

LLS

86 posted on 02/02/2008 4:26:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote for?)
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To: Hoodat
They stop usually by age 35 or so... when our large brethren simply keel over from chest explosion. These obese people live like they want to live, die early, decrease the surface population and decrease medical costs to the state. I see no problem. I say "light 'em up"... if you got 'em. I LOVE FREEDOM!

LLS

87 posted on 02/02/2008 4:30:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote for?)
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To: King of Florida

“If they want to shout at fat dudes, let them adjourn and hang out at Buford’s House of Lard ‘n Waffles.”

It burned down last week.

LLS


88 posted on 02/02/2008 4:31:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote for?)
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To: MinuteGal

2012 maybe... Haley vowed to serve his full term before even considering another office. He is a man of his word 100%.

LLS


89 posted on 02/02/2008 4:36:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote for?)
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To: Faith-Hope

Then the driver sez, “It ain’t fer me. It’s fer mah skinny wife back at the house.”


90 posted on 02/02/2008 5:44:10 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: coloradan
should we also stop serving food to people of a certain skin color?

I heard the other day that African-Americans do not, as a rule, tip the wait staff. Is that true? Where did that enter their culture?

91 posted on 02/02/2008 5:46:22 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: MinuteGal
Well, most of the restaurants will go out of business in Mississippi!

Or better yet there will be food speak-easys.

This is just more of the Nanny Government trying to rule like dictators. Jeeez Loueez!

92 posted on 02/02/2008 5:57:56 AM PST by oswegodeee (Dee ( Born and raised in the south, yummy corn bread and BBQ ))
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To: ApplegateRanch

Skinny and vapid?!?


* thumbs up * lol

Women should look like women, not twelve year old boys.


93 posted on 02/02/2008 6:55:06 AM PST by kenth
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To: nicmarlo

I’d like to see La. try to get a bill like that passed. The phrase, ‘raging cajun’ would have a new meaning.


94 posted on 02/02/2008 7:56:03 AM PST by processing please hold (Where's the Cosmic Singularity?)
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To: Bear_Slayer

lol! That was funny!


95 posted on 02/02/2008 7:56:59 AM PST by freemike
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To: Leisler
This is something Huckabee would support.
96 posted on 02/02/2008 8:02:49 AM PST by Jane Austen
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To: GeronL

I have to agree with you. After watching episodes on TV of fat people needing to be lifted by cranes to get off the bed, I have changed my attitude on these types. They should have the same fate as lame horses and turned into glue.


97 posted on 02/02/2008 8:05:53 AM PST by Mashood
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To: oswegodeee
"There will be food speak-easys".

LOL!

I know a dark secluded place
Where no one ever knows your face
A fried food dinner, a custard glace
It's called Fat Folks Hideaway

Just knock three times and whisper low
That you and I were sent by Joe
Then scarf a tart and you will know
You're in Fat Folks Hideway......

Ole!

Leni

98 posted on 02/02/2008 8:31:58 AM PST by MinuteGal (Mitt's My Guy!)
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To: Leisler
The bill is unconstitutional - it amounts to a restraint of freedom of occupation and an interference with personal choice. If I want to eat, I want to eat. The government best keep its fugly nose out of my business.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

99 posted on 02/02/2008 8:36:04 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Leisler

Doesn’t the Mississippi legislature have anything better to do? If not, they need to go home for a while, so they won’t do any damage.


100 posted on 02/02/2008 10:48:17 AM PST by SuziQ
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