---Alice Abrams

Friday, February 01, 2008

Keep the Gov't Out of My Life!

Mississippi Pols Seek To Ban Fats - New bill would make it illegal for restaurants to serve the obese

FEBRUARY 1--Mississippi legislators this week introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons. Bill No. 282, a copy of which you'll find below, is the brainchild of three members of the state's House of Representatives, Republicans W. T. Mayhall, Jr. and John Read, and Democrat Bobby Shows. The bill, which is likely dead on arrival, proposes that the state's Department of Health establish weight criteria after consultation with Mississippi's Council on Obesity. It does not detail what penalties an eatery would face if its grub was served to someone with an excessive body mass index.

This is proof that the Republicans are as stupid as the Democrats!!! Keep out of my life, out of my kitchen, out of my bedroom, and start working on something that benefits this country - like keeping our borders safe, maybe - for a start!!!
I'm beginning to believe that it's hopeless. I have NO faith in politicians whatsoever; we need a third party in this country!


Ron Simpson said...

busy body politicians need to stay the hell out of our private lives.
I cannot beleive a Republican is behind this.

Travis said...


Linda said...

Are they kidding? I mean, seriously? Seriously?

Lois Grebowski said...

Dang nanny state mentality...ticks me off.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

we have a third party and it sucks too honey!

smiles, bee

Mo said...

So, are they gonna have bouncers stand there with BMI calipers?
Remind me not to go spend any tourist dollars there!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Preach it sister. Government has their noses in too much of our business. Most of our elected leaders can't even run their own lives. Preach it honey. Excellent. :)