RUSH: The Brits have an idea to help stamp out obesity. (story) “Oversize clothes should have obesity helpline numbers sewn on them to try and reduce Britain’s fat crisis, a leading professor said today. And new urban roads should only be built if they have cycle lanes, according to Naveed Sattar, Professor of Metabolic Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He is calling for more government intervention with a central agency set up to deal with the problems of obesity. Britain’s fat problem is so acute that it could even bankrupt the health system if nothing is done.” Why stop at this? Why not have official warnings, a warning label in clothes for the fat and for the obese.
By the way, Philadelphia has joined the anti-trans-fat crusade. They haven’t come up with the penalties yet, but they have instituted a city ordinance that would ban 99% of all trans-fats from Philadelphia restaurants. Folks, this is troubling in terms of the government overreach and the nanny state and the assumption that nobody knows how to protect themselves, nobody knows what’s good for them. Only your friendly nanny state government, state, local, and federal has the slightest idea how to take care of you, because you are inept and incompetent.