Friday, February 01, 2008

Then they came for the fat people... Updated

By Libby

I would have thought this was an Onion piece if the blogger hadn't called the Mississippi legislators who were responsible for this bipartisan atrocity. Two Republicans and a Democrat drafted a bill that they intend to bring forward that forbids restaurants from serving the obese and includes enforcement parameters that would revoke the business permits of establishments found in non-compliance.
Lead author, Republican Rep. Mayhall said "[h]e wrote it because of the 'urgency of the obesity crisis and need for government action.' He hopes it will 'call attention to the serious problem of obesity and what it is costing the Medicare system.'"
Prime example of "liberal fascism," isn't it? Too bad it's being perpetrated by conservatives. Wonder how the wingers are going to deal with that?

Update: Ask and you get an answer. Unsurprisingly, it appears the wingers intend to ignore the fact this legislation is a product of Republican conservatives or disingenuously imply that it's some kind of liberal plot to socialize medicine.

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