that article makes me sad at the expense of humanity
i hate people
Seriously!! Can you believe that? I was just shocked.
OMG the tune is stuck in my head now. Noooooooooooo
I mean, sure, we are a nation of fat bastards. But holy smack. This is out of hand.
I know, right? You'd think they'd force the restaurants to have ehalthy alternatives instead!
2008-02-04 07:02 pm (UTC)
How mortifying would it be to hear...
"Yeah, I'm sorry... but you're too fat to eat here"
2008-02-04 07:51 pm (UTC)
Re: How mortifying would it be to hear...
Isn't it terrible? I mean seriously, can you imagine having an engagement dinner or something and your parent, or sister or something being turned away because they were too "fat" and weren't allowed to celebrate with you? Pisses me off.
Ridiculous. I'm all for maintaining a healthy weight and encouraging it in others but rather than be downright MEAN the state could require all restaraunts to offer a "healthy choices" menu. Because not only would it be emotionally traumatizing to customers but also financially traumatizing to those who own the restaraunt.
It's really wrong. I think I'm going to write about this for my argument class--thanks for posting it.
Exactly!!! If they would encourge healthy options it would help sooo much. This doesn't seem like something that should e able to be "law" I don't know. It really irritates me.
And you're welcome! I'm interested in reading what you come up with, and the response from your class! Should definitely get a big response. No pun intended. ;)
why doesn't the gov't do anything important like give people proper education and housing?
Because they're too busy obsessing over who to discriminate against next.
2008-02-04 07:57 pm (UTC)
Re: GOP Rep. W. T. Mayhall Jr. House Bill No. 282
You're welcome! I thought it definitely needed some attention, it's just so outrageous!
2008-02-04 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: GOP Rep. W. T. Mayhall Jr. House Bill No. 282
You're welcome, babe.
Yeah, while I understand they want to help people with their eating habits, this isn't the way to do it. Perhaps it will spur some kind of movement to provide healthier food again. I mean they're already working on that.
Also, I've seen that video, if it's the one I think it is, and it's HILARIOUS.
The video is hilarious. Wee wee! Peepee!
And exactly. It seems to not be encouraging healthy food choices at all. Just ostracizing people and discriminating. It really pisses me off.
Next they'll be passing bills legislating free food to anorexics and bulimics alike. I mean, seriously? Because people suffering from obesity aren't traumatised enough with the media and their own self image (I don't recall any obese people wanting to be obese).
This is actually really really disgusting. I'm glad I don't live in America.
Nice. ;) I'm scared to type in my weight.
Bill would make it illegal to feed the obese
Not joking: my first thought as I scrolled was, "Is that Bill Clinton or Shatner?"
It must be Monday.
I guess I wouldn't be eating in Mississippi.
While I'm not sure how serious they are in proposing this bill, I know there are some very self righteous people who think that the obese are really selfish people. There are rants about how others have to suffer by paying for the extra weight on flights, etc.
I remember working with a nurse who went on a rant about this. She is a really thin, tiny person, barely five feet tall, and she was talking about how selfish it was for people to get fat and then get too sick to take care of themselves, and have to be moved around by nurses who end up injuring themselves. I do understand how she might feel frustrated by having a 400 lb comatose patient and not having help. On the other hand I tried to explain to her that it just isn't that simple, (and back then I wasn't overweight), but she just was too angry.
My niece and I went to a gym, once, and were in the locker room after changing out of our bathing suits, and there were these two young women in there who were obviously involved in taking very good care of their bodies. My niece weighed about 300 lbs, then, and was really struggling to help herself, and there they were saying very loudly how they would kill themselves if they looked like her. Now that was bad.
Some people are very judgmental about weight. My bf used to be. He's changed quite a bit now that he's gotten to know me - and has had a back injury that caused him to gain weight, after being a body builder an athlete all of his life. (He even has a Mr. Coppertone trophy he won when he was in his thirties).
I really hate the attitudes people have about those who are overweight, or underweight. It seems to be the new way to be judgemental and horrible to other people and it's socially acceptable. Pisses me off.
Isn't that a violation of rights?
Sure seems like it to me!
The South is NOT the same as everywhere else. They're bugshit crazy, I'm telling you.
And don't tell me I'm wrong. I lived there for too many years.
I don't understand how that relates to the article. I'm so confused..
It's a real mess, isn't it? argh.
WTF? . . . I mean, they've been stepping all over the Constitution lately, but come on, you'd think they'd have enough self-preservation instincts to not be THAT stupid . . .
It's seriously messed up, right? I'm still boggling over it.
Yeah, that's a tremendous violation of Constitutional Rights. There's no way it would fly if someone were to take it to court.
Current trends are scary. If this keeps up, we'll end up in 1984.
Legislating this would be bad but I would like to see resturants volunteer to do this. They do have the right to refuse service.
Or since people are allowed to kill themselves in this way, they should be made to pay extra for health insurance. We do this with bad drivers.
Why should I subsidize some one else's bad habits.
Yes. Because obviously, NOT FEEDING PEOPLE is the healthy way of going about it. What fucking right do they have to determine who gets to eat? Besides, it's not like these people are going to say, "Oh well, this restaurant turned me down. I guess I'll go home and make myself a nice salad, totally eschewing more convenient and less healthy alternatives such as hot pockets and pizza delivery."
Mississippi is looking for a lawsuit. That has discrimination writen all over it.
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Seriously... we should all break this nasty "eating" habit. It just causes so many problems!
*Nods* And after we break this nasty eating habit we can move on to the nasty breathing habit. There is already a movement to break the nasty eating habit. But for some strange reason the anorexic movement just isn't catching on. I guess not enough people think looking like a stick figure is attractive. Go figure!
Mississippi doesn’t have a very good economy to begin with. A lot of people who live in Mississippi go to Tennessee or other nearby states to work. I can’t imagine any business owner that would be stupid enough to deny service to 2/3rds of the population. It would be an economic disaster. Though the interesting thing about this is actually a paradigm shift. People normally discriminate against the minority. This is decimation against the majority. It might actually be good for society if the bill passed. Having 2/3rds of the population march on the state legislator would probably do a lot of good.
The one thing I worry about is the message things like this send our children. Government suggesting discrimination is not ok. When my Mom first moved to Florida they still had a lot of ‘no Jews allowed’ and ‘no blacks allowed’ signs on places. Americans have fought hard for equal rights. It would be a shame to see a state backslide so badly.
Oh, c'mon Random... fatties are not PEOPLE, like you and me. ;)
Well now I understand! ;)