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No Soup For You!

Here’s yet another example of how difficult it is to write satire or parody in today’s world. Back in 1999 I wrote an article that ended with fast food workers being forbidden to serve fat people. It was intended as a joke.

Now, from the brilliant brain trust that is Mississippi, comes proposed legislation to do just that. “Any food establishment to which this section applies shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese, based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health.”

Residents of Mississippi (State Motto: “Who Needs a Full Set Of Teeth?”) can only hope they have enough porky legislators to keep this from becoming law.

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  1. I was going to email that article to you, that’s messed up eh? All that would accomplish is turning fat people into second class citizens!

    Fortunately, not even the people proposing the bill expect it to be passed. But just the fact that they feel comfortable suggesting it is wrong!

    Parrot | Feb 3, 2008 | Reply

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