Skip to comments.AP, NBC Ask: Time to Publicly Shame the Obese, Let Smokers Die?
Posted on 01/26/2013 6:18:04 PM PST by Bratch
Biases upfront: I'm a 46 year-old health nut obsessed with exercise and eating right. I dont smoke or drink, and there are supermodels who worry less about their weight. However, I do admire those who don't live like that; who might not live as long as I do, but will probably enjoy their overall quality of life more than my somewhat Spartan one.
Oh, and I also realize that this is America. And if people want to pursue happiness through a double cheeseburger and a pack of Newports, any joyless, left-wing bossy-pants who has a problem with that can go mind their own g***amned business.
But they're not going to.
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But there are no “death panels,” and don’t you DARE say that there are.
Just wonder if they would do the same to men who have sex with each other? Gay men, even non-AIDS gay men, have a much lower life expectancy...with more health issues. Will liberals pushing Socialized Medicine be willing to Death Panel gays?
I thought there were legal prohibitions against offensive words to the overweight.
Keep in mind that these are the people who scream the loudest about bullying in schools but happily point out new targets.
Choose life or choose death. You can live to preserve life or you can die trying.
When Michael Moore publicly pledges to become a Jenny Craig (or Weight Watchers etc.) success story, then I will believe a liberal jihad on fatties.
Just because you eat healthy, don’t smoke and exercise doesn’t mean you will live longer. You can have an accident, heart attack, stroke. cancer!!! When god decides it is your time you will go!!!
They have no grace and so can’t do anything that overcomes sin. They only scramble vices around.
We need to shame active homosexuals, too. They have way way higher STD rates, not to mention cancers and AIDS.
Also, the promiscuous.
Well... the body IS a temple of the Holy Spirit. The bible explains that is one reason not to fornicate. But liberals have long ago forgotten about God at all, let alone a Holy Spirit.
The moderately overweight have the statistically longest life span, interestingly.
Most commercial dieting programs (and they generally work pretty well today, to their credit) use old ideal weight tables that are about 40 lbs. too pessimistic in terms of ideal longevity. Now some of the bias away from the slender has been said to come from tobacco smoking (smoking cuts the appetite but easily causes lung injury and disease too). But fewer and fewer people smoke today and it seems to be still true.
At bottom, the left seeks a king who will decide who lives and who dies.
While normal people just need a referee to resolve conflicts among people of good will, and a cop to keep the bandits at bay. And they are perfectly capable of drawing straws among themselves to fulfill both roles.
It’s time for Rubenesque people to stand up against us skinny twiggy people. While they’re at it, how about forcing food companies to stop putting so many chemicals and preservatives into our foods and cigarettes. Yeah,I’m not too thrilled about smoking carpet glue.
Another thing. People used to be “normal” sized back in the early nineties. Then they got fat. I’m wondering if this didn’t start when people got to carrying their bottled water e v e r y w h e r e.
if they made these people criminals, then they’d love them, be on their side, and run stories how we had to understand them, and that they were victimsof society, bla bla blah.
libtards are evil, people hating idiots. they love criminals and hate regular people having choices in their everyday lives.
This was likely a confluence of many factors from the rise of computer-centered pursuits to a more immediate-gratification ethos. Looking for a single factor to blame is misguided.
How about letting a**holes die? Publicly name them and refuse them all medical treatment. After all, they’re just going to die miserable and alone anyway. And they degrade the quality of life for everyone around them besides.
I say those people do MUCH more harm to society, both financially and emotionally, than smokers or fat people. So let’s get rid of them!
(On a related note, we can use Piers Morgan as the poster child for a**holes who damage society and don’t deserve medical treatment).
There are other ways, of course, that Socialists/ Commies deal with ‘those who do not comply’ - gulags, working farms in the interior, death camps. You CAN make folks do things (in your most deranged dreams).
And why on earth is the man able to call himself ‘bioETHICIST?” What of his proposal is ‘ethical’ in any stretch of the imagination? How about something more fitting, like ‘death-monger’ or ‘other-eliminator’? Because you can darned well know that the folks who wrote Obamacare for US but not for them, will not apply the obesity measures to their own fat selves.
Oh, another question. How do they quantify it? Would 5 pounds be overweight? What if it’s on a person who is only 4’8”? What if it is muscle, like a sumo wrestler or a line-backer, but the guy looks fat? Or is off the weight charts?
I am not sure liberals are smart enough to figure ALL these things out. What if it’s a fat guy like Michael Moore, whom they like? Ah, it’s probably for the Other Animals.