Skip to comments.Mississippi enshrines right to eat 20 Big Macs in 'anti-Bloomberg' bill
Posted on 03/14/2013 1:30:07 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Mississippi enshrines right to eat 20 Big Macs in 'anti-Bloomberg' bill
America's most obsese state, Mississippi, has passed a Bill which will prohibit any city, town or county in the state from passing laws which restrict what people may eat or drink.
By Mark Hughes, New York
7:04PM GMT 14 Mar 2013
Branded the "anti-Bloomberg" Bill, after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled proposals to ban the sale of large fizzy drinks in an attempt to address America's growing obesity problem, the law would also prohibit local officials from forcing restaurants to label menus with calorie contents.
One politician who voted for the bill, Gregory Holloway, added: "If you want to go eat 20 Big Macs, you can eat 20 Big Macs... If you want 1,000 sodas, you can still do that.
Mississippi has topped the America's Health list of the fattest states in the country for seven years in a row. Statistics show that 35 per cent of adults in the state are obese.
The new bill has prompted widespread criticism from healthy eating groups, who say the state is the last place which needs such a law.
A coalition of organisations including the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network have urged the Mississippi governor Phil Bryant to veto the legislation, a step he must take by Monday if he is to stop the bill becoming law.
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snicker........especially considering that ole Miss’ only recently outlawed slavery by state statute.
Freedom of choice is a marvelous thing
Magnolia state ping
Freedom of choice is okay for Liberals. When a Conservative does it, it’s discrimination.
Freedom of choice is okay for Liberals
What them mean is freedom to choose Liberal choices - nothing else. Then it becomes discrimination.
Freedom of Choice - is what you got
Freedom from Choice - is what you want
It’s a Beautiful World we live in..... ;)
Mississippi native/resident here... If I had to guess, the lions share of the obese here are subsidized by government assistance, and a law seeking the opposite(smaller portion sizes, less fat, no food stamps for junk food etc) would be met with howls of protest about discrimination
Imagine making the office lunch run or picking up several pizzas for a party but being told it’s over your limit.
Prince Morgan and David Letterguy must be soiling themselves.
Yay! Hopefully more Southern states will follow Mississippi’s brave lead to keep the food police away from good folk eatin’ hearty!
If people can start making rules that limit how much you can eat or drink, by golly, they’ll start dictating what you’re eating and drinking. Pretty soon they’ll try to pass laws that people can’t eat bacon and BBQ pork or drink beer and that ain’t American.
How many chitterlings and neck bones can I eat?
They should also ban the Gotham Tinpot from ever setting foot in their state.
Nanny State PING!
Freedom of choice
Is what you got
Freedom from choice
Is what you want . . .
Devo nailed it when it comes to nanny-staters over 30 years ago. Prescient.
Thanks for the ping!
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