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Date: February 4, 2008

You won’t believe this…

My email editor is giving me fits, so it is possible the link won't work, but here is a news article that you have to read to believe.

Miss. Law Would Ban Serving Obese Diners
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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS – Associated Press Writer

JACKSON, Miss.(AP) A state lawmaker wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers _ but please, don't be offended.

He says he never even expected his plan to become law.

"I was trying to shed a little light on the number one problem in Mississippi," said Republican Rep. John Read of Gautier, who acknowledges that at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, he'd probably have a tough time under his own bill.

More than 30 percent of adults in Mississippi are considered it obese, according to a 2007 study by the Trust for America's Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention.

The state House Public Health Committee chairman, Democrat Steve Holland of Plantersville, said he is going to "shred" the bill.

"It is too oppressive for government to require a restaurant owner to police another human being from their own indiscretions," Holland said Monday.

The bill had no specifics about how obesity would be defined, or how restaurants were supposed to determine if a customer was obese.

Al Stamps, who owns a restaurant in Jackson, said it is "absurd" for the state to consider telling him which customers he can't serve. He and his wife, Kim, do a bustling lunch business at Cool Al's, which serves big burgers _ beef or veggie _ and specialty foods like "Sassy Momma Sweet Potato Fries."

"There is a better way to deal with health issues than to impose those kind of regulations," Al Stamps said. "I'm sorry _ you can't do it by treating adults like children and telling them what they can and cannot eat."

Now, I'm a big gal, but this just shows the stupidity of the Republicans. They've gone from the Party of Small Government to deciding who can and can't eat in restaurants. Where will it end?

I'll bet Lincoln is turning over in his grave!

God Bless

Bush and the 2009 Budget

Okay, I expected Bush not to really do anything that had a domestic ring to it. Meaning, I figured that education wouldn't be getting a raise (because educating our young people isn't a high priority) and cutting Medicare and Medicaid falls in line with his presidency so far. But, I'm really confused, why is the Energy Department getting $21 Billion dollars for a nuclear weapons program?

Yes, you read that right — the Energy Department. Since when has the Energy Department been in charge of nuclear weapons? Shouldn't that be a military expenditure? Who would know better what we need for defense than our military? That's what they're trained to do.

Where are we going and why am I in this hand basket?

God Bless

Conseratives for Romney

According to Mitt Romney, he is going to win the Republican Nomination because “We really can’t afford John McCain as the nominee of our party.”

John McCain is the only candidate out there that might bring our country back together. Mitt Romney is only interested in keeping our nation apart. He said in a recent debate that he supports a protection of marriage amendment. That’s just a fancy way of saying anti-gay amendment. He’s been pandering to the religious right and that isn’t the way to bring this nation back together.

We have serious issues that need to be solved. We are fighting two wars — Afghanistan and Iraq. The dollar is slowly sinking. Foreclosures are at an all time high. We have 47 million Americans without any healthcare. Gas prices hover around $3.00 a gallon (here in Racine) and we’re headed for a recession when we really haven’t recovered from the last recession.

Those are the issues we need to be discussing. We need to strengthen our borders and join together to bring America back to the glory I know in my heart she so rightfully deserves.

John McCain can bring our country back together. Under McCain’s leadership, we can solve our issues working together. A union divided cannot stand — we learned that over 100 years ago when a man named Lincoln was our president. We can learn it again under a man named McCain.

A vote for Romney is a vote for four more years of the division we have had under Bush. A vote for McCain is a vote for unity.

God Bless

PS. Anyone Limbaugh and Coulter don’t want in the president’s seat must be okay.

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