Tagged: gluttony Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Don Lando 4:30 am on November 25, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , Chaucer, entitlement, , , gluttony, ,   

    Canada: So tolerant it costs more 

    O gluttony; full of all wickedness, o first cause of confusion to us all, beginning of damnation and our fall”   -Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

    Canada’s Supreme Court has gone and declared that the country’s two largest airlines have to offer morbidly obese passengers a free extra seat on domestic flights, beginning in January.

    One person, one fare?? How about one person, one portion size, ya terrorists! That’s right I said it: you who feed ‘n fly are guilty of making me so unconfortable and wary of air travel that you qualify as terrorists.

    Any thinking person knows the laws of physics – those being the ones that say it takes howevermany tons of jet fuel per hour to hoist a morbidly obese land whale – can’t be abrogated by declaration of Canada’s Supreme Court. Add to that the obvious fact that more pounds of fuel cost more, and the right answer is clear: Standardize ticket prices based at least partly on consumption of resources.

    If you’re a tiny little wisp of a 80lb girl but you’re bringing 150 lbs of luggage, guess what.. you and the 230-pounder are going to pay the exact same fare. To expect otherwise is both dishonest and greivously inequitable.

    Before anyone cries discrimination let us note that the physically fit have long borne additional expense on behalf of the obese; healthcare has become yet another financial crisis in this most flabby of nations and Canada is no exception. It’s not like we’re asking you to ride FedEx here. Besides, are we really gonna descriminate against smokers but not fat people? C’mon.

    America, do not let this vile precedent ooze over to our dear nation. If we the people are free to pig out on hotdogs and pork rinds, let us also leave the market free to decide the consequences.

    Keep your dietary decisions off my quality of life!

    Advertisements
     
    • The Bruce 6:17 am on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hear, hear! Well spoken, Lando!

      When will people learn that it is this entitlement, this gluttony that threatens not only air travel but the soul of America itself!

      Just as Schatz said so well in the last installment of Things I Learned Today, there is a distinct difference between ‘I want’ and ‘I need’ and ‘may I please have’…

      Entitlement is what elected Barack Obama, entitlement has the potential to destroy our nation. This is the battle we fight, this is foe that we here minded must face. And it is perhaps the first time in our generation in which our ideals are truly threatened.

      But friends, now is not the time for cowardice, we must each find our voice and upon every possible occasion I urge you to use it and dare mighty things.

    • Middle Man 5:17 pm on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wholeheartedly agree. Oh the terrors of sitting next to the fat person on a plane. You might enjoy this:

      http://caughtinthemiddleman.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/letter-from-america/

      Great blog

    • tsfiles 10:51 pm on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “America, do not let this vile precedent ooze over to our dear nation. If we the people are free to pig out on hotdogs and pork rinds, let us also leave the market free to decide the consequences.”

      The way things are going in the United Soon-to-be-Socialist States of America, this will be nothing. The obese will get free tickets and food simply for being obese.

      Remember, everyone’s part of an aggrieved group with predetermined grievances. (Unless you are white and male.)

      And when the airlines go bankrupt, then the economically illiterate imbeciles in D.C. will simply cough up $700 billion (give or take a few billion) as a “bail out.”

  • A.B.Campbell 6:15 pm on March 27, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , , gluttony, , Kaiser, sin, waist size   

    Fat People are Crazy – new research on weight and dementia 

    Crazy Obese Fat Man = Dimentia

    STUNNING new research from Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has linked dementia to mid-life waist size. This means that if you are 40 and fat you’re three times more likely to suffer from dementia related mental decline as you age.

    This is not a severe shock to any of us who have watched a fatty order three burgers and then opt for a “Diet” Coke. If you think the Diet Coke is going to counter act your mountain of food, you are most certainly delusional. Talk about Sin of Gluttony.

     
    • Bee 7:25 pm on March 27, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve watched plenty of skinny people order junk food with a diet Coke… so what?

    • McBloggenstein 12:49 pm on March 28, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You make a good point about the diet coke. I talk about fat people eating like that here:
      http://whyareyousofat.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/health-food-do-you-know-what-it-is/

    • Mein Schatz 7:04 pm on March 29, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The number one problem with health care in this country is not the system but in fact the patients. The cost of prevention is almost zero in comparison to the cost of repairing decades of abuse. Ordering a diet coke with three cheeseburgers demonstrates the ignorance of the population as to the cause and effect nature of overeating and health problems. It is not in fact the thought that counts but the actual application of healthy living that makes the difference, no matter if you are skinny or fat.

c
Compose new post
j
Next post/Next comment
k
Previous post/Previous comment
r
Reply
e
Edit
o
Show/Hide comments
t
Go to top
l
Go to login
h
Show/Hide help
shift + esc
Cancel