Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Fat Police Are Coming!!

Liberty is lost not all at once, but in small increments. First, there was the anti-smoking crowd who did everything they could to destroy the tobacco companies. Fortunately for the tobacco companies, the U.S. government gets way too many tax dollars from the sale of cigarettes to let that happen. But in my home state, smoking was banned from virtually all businesses, public and private, as of July 21, 2006.

For the record, I am not a smoker, have never been a smoker, and personally do not like second-hand smoke. But it is not my place to tell someone else they can't smoke, nor is it the government's place. Mind your own business.

Now comes the fat police. The fat wackos have targeted cereals, trans fats, and now cheese. These people want to ban everything they deem to be unhealthy.

How many kids have died because they ate Lucky Charms or Cocoa Pebbles while they were growing up? I still eat Cocoa Pebbles occasionally. Yabba dabba do. The fat police want to ban cereal advertising to children because they say it isn't healthy. WRONG!! Kids' cereals do contain high levels of sugars but by 10:00 am, those sugars are burned off by activity. Duh!! What did the fat police eat as children? Grape Nuts and bran cereals?

New York City is banning trans fats in restaurant food. Again, mind your own business. Do you know what that is going to do to the price of food? Food companies will be forced to find alternatives to oils with trans fat which will be more expensive. And guess who is going to pay for that? Nope, not the restaurants. You will.

Now the target of the fat police is cheese. As far as I'm concerned, they have now crossed the line. Keep your hands off my cheese. I am cheese aficionado. The four food groups are American, cheddar, swiss, and provolone.

It is now politically incorrect to air cheese commercials during children's programming. Again, how many kids have died from eating cheese while they were growing up. Look at mice. They love cheese and they aren't dying by the thousands. Of course, if you eat four slices of cheese every day that could be a problem. Eating an excessive amount of anything can be detrimental to your health. Any moron knows that.

My question to you is what is your favorite food? Ice cream? Pasta? Red meat? Will it be the next target of the fat police?

What would these left-wing health nuts say if I wanted to ban sodomy and gay marriage because of the spread of dangerous STD's?

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