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.