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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The War on Fat

I recently heard about a man who lost custody of his two young sons because in the eyes of the judge, he was too fat to be a good parent.  In the past year, this man had lost 150 pounds and now weighs 360 pounds.  That is fat, but he is in the process of losing weight.  Instead of letting this father have his children while he loses more weight, they will be put up for adoption.  The mother isn't in the picture.

Every day we hear about another assault on the overweight or obese.  I actually heard one commentator who was discussing possible vice presidential candidates say that Governor Christie is not fit to be vice president because he's too fat.  That was the only reason.  I don't want him to run for vice president, because I want him to stay in New Jersey where he's doing a great job.

Mayor Bloomberg of New York City is trying to ban the sale of sweetened drinks that are larger than 16 oz.  That's the latest thing he has tried to ban.  Previously he has come out against too much salt, trans fats, etc.  But, he wants to eliminate the criminality of carrying a small amount of marijuana.

Schools have stopped having fundraising cake sales while at the same time there are vending machines that have sweetened snacks.

What will they ban next?  Whole milk?  Beef? 

I hope the War on Fat will be as successful as the War on Drugs.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's quite interesting that the moment they started this "war on fat," people got really fat! Growing up, we had whole milk, butter, some fried foods and people were not obese. It's all crazy!!

PF-SSS said...

DEAR MOM,
YOU'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND THAT BLOOMBERG AND OBAMA HAVE GIANT "DICTATORSHIP COMPLEXES. AS A FORMER SMOKER IN NY, I WAS HARASSED NO END AND WAITED FOR THE LEPER COLONY TO COME AND GET ME. SO AFTER THE SMOKERS, I KNEW IT WOULD ONLY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOMETHING ELSE MUST SET IN TO GO AFTER AND BAN. NOW IT'S THE FOOD. AFTER THAT, IF THEY'RE STILL AROUND IT WILL ONLY BE SOMETHING ELSE. AND PLEASE NOTE THAT THEY NEVER TRY TO BAN WHAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THEM. I HEARD THAT BARRY IS STILL A "SMOKER" BUT IS IN THE CLOSET. GET USED TO THESE BANS UNTIL THE LITTLE SQUIRTS ARE GONE. SIGH !!!!!!!!!
PF- SSS

BetteJo said...

I live in Illinois, little Obama land. I'm sure this war will visit us soon in the form of bans. Why can't they just leave people alone??