1/3 Of Americans Are Obese….Fatass
Posted by bmac on November 29, 2007
With more than 72 million Americans counted as obese, adult obesity rates for both sexes seem to be holding steady at about 34 percent, thereported.
I don’t buy this. Overweight maybe, but obese? The article doesn’t specify what the definition of obese is, and I’m way too lazy to look it up, but I’m sure it’s a ridiculous standard, like the CDC’s standard for being overweight, the same standards that make most professional athletes overweight.
This is the typical alarmist crap that makes it possible to outlaw really tasty stuff made with sweet, sweet trans-fats. Propaganda for the food police to regulate one more thing in our lives, on our way to a smoke free, taste free, freedom free utopian wonderland full of low fat lollipops and multi-cultural unicorns, under a gay rainbow.
I can already see the news report: A montage of huge fat asses shot from the waist, cut to a shot of someone wolfing down a greasy cheeseburger, another gigantic rump waddling down the street, oblivious to the fact they’re being filmed, and later mocked as an example of everything wrong with America, cut back to another person (not fat) getting ready to dig in to a gargantuan plate of disgusting looking crap that was probably meant for more than one person (but edited not to look that way), all while a narrator makes references to “Super-sizing” and probably drops in a Wal-Mart reference somewhere just for good measure, and when we cut back to the anchors, they’re shaking their heads in a condescending manner, as if to say, “I’m not fat, I care about my appearance, why can’t those disgusting pigs in that montage just go to the gym for God’s sake.”
I don’t see many people I would consider obese on a daily basis, certainly not 1/3 of the people I see everyday. Do you?