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Don’t feed em if they’re fat – Mississippi House Bill 282

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-02-09


McDonald’s won’t be doing well in a US state if Mississippi House Bill 282 gets passed.  It would prohibit eateries from serving food to “any person who is obese based on criteria prescribed by the state health department,” and can result in loss of licence.

It may be a bit harsh, although restricting the energy content of what can be sold is reasonable, letting McDonald’s sell a salad to the morbidly obese, but not a supersized value meal.  Travellers, late at night, having few options, should also be given a little dispensation.

The up-market restaurants for fat-cats might also take a hit – no more massive steaks or lobsters in rich sauces for the archetypal capitalist.

Perhaps the softened version of this should be introduced here in Australia.  This is no different from taking away a liquor license for serving intoxicated person.


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4 Responses to “Don’t feed em if they’re fat – Mississippi House Bill 282”

  1. zombinol said

    They have to pass the bill, because the number of soldiers per Armoured Personnel Carrier is diminishing…. and its gunna takes too long ta modefi all them thar Ships and Submarines.

    The bill number says it all ‘two ate two’ is that each? whereas one ate one would have been splendid and ‘one ate ate ate’ would be supreme sized.

    I wonder what will it mean if someone who would not be served, brings their own high cal diet into public area to eat it in national parks or shopping malls for example. … nothing better than a protest,

    If it were enacted in Victoria, Australia the Police Commissioner would have to resign – conflict of interest… kinda like the Anti-Cancer CEO being a chronic smoker etc…

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  3. Dave Bath said

    Z:
    I can think of a few pollies in Oz that would need to be wined-and-dined by lobbyists in private rather than at expensive restaurants.

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