The only way the obesity problem will ever be solved in this country will be by using WWII-style food rationing.It would work. It would be a form of fascism. And I’d prefer it to most foreign-model healthcare systems.
Nah, the smiley faced fascism will be the Obama family exercise routine – for young and old. There’s already a whiff of it with the national ads for the 50 million pound challenge. The next step is Obama and family having the American Exercise Challenge to help address obesity, poor health, and reduce costs for everyone! Oprah will be proponent #1, the schools will enforce will special rigor, and college campuses will be home to Obama PT platoons – I’m guessing they will all wear similar workout gear (probably not brown) and do so in very public places.
Didn’t Nixon attempt to introduce something similar and of a lesser scale. Presidential Fitness Test.
It just came out in the local tv news; fat people use more energy and have a higher carbon footprint than skinny people. I am guessing that my 250 lbs. frame also produces more green house gases when I fart. California keeps raising my taxes. My prediction will be; California will follow the Netherlands and Britain and charge a fart tax on cows. A cow will be defined as any human over a body mass index of 3.
Wow, the sad part is I don’t know if we’re being sarcastic or not…
I used to get awards from Ronny for the Presidential fit test. The idea isn’t so bad, except when it goes from “working out is fun and healthy” to “we are taxing you if you don’t work out”. It worked with smoking, they’ll do the exact same for food and exercise. And since we’ll all be on gov health care, they’ll use that we are paying for it to justify the intrusion.
We do have too many fatties, though. Nothing a truly private health insurance system couldn’t fix.
Sounds like you’re ready to help roundup fat people and “evacuate” them to special camps where they can be “re-educated” and “reconstituted” into hardworking citizens or risk losing their homes and stuff to thinner and healthier “ideal” and “pure” citizens…
Yup, but only if they start with fat bloggers.
Wait, I guess I can just say “bloggers”.
Umm…Marty. I think the template for a re-education camp for fatties is already in place: Biggest Loser.
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