Friday, April 4, 2008

READER COMMENTS


STUDY FINDS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BIG PEOPLE RAMPANT

- The in crowd always need outsiders, so if they can't ridicule and abuse blacks or yellows, they'll go after fatties or blondes or red-heads, or Catholics or Jews or druggies or whities or females or shorties or . . .

This is normal, natural human behavior that increases cohesion and bonding among the group - at the cost of imposing a primeval nightmare for the dispossessed. When it is institutionalized for political gain, it is a form of tyranny. No group of Americans should ever be exploited and abused this way.

- If you choose to be overweight, learn to deal with the possible attendant consequences, and get over it. Your problem is not my problem, and I refuse to be guilt-tripped over it.

If your obesity is the result of medical problems outside the parameters of your immediate control (diet, exercise, etc) you have my sympathy, but again it is your responsibility to do something toward its alleviation. If you are unable to get that help because of a lack of access to health care, you definitely have my sympathy. But if you can get help, and choose to do nothing, again, don't expect to have any success in inducing a sense of guilt in me for your problems. And don't expect me to finance them either.

- If you hate fat people, then work to end government subsidies for junk food. Junk food contributes to obesity, and your tax dollar is financing that. So why don't you work to end a cause, instead of whining about fat people?

It's so nice you have sympathy for overweight people with reasons you are comfortable with. But on the street or at the job, do you take the time to find out politely why a person is fat, or do you act like a bigot, only becoming civil after you discover they have what you consider a legitimate excuse? And who are you to say what a legitimate excuse is?

You never know, you might have a health problem someday, one that gains you a lot of extra weight. I've seen it happen to enough people to know that a person who was once skinny can become very fat in a pretty short time.

By the way, people who are a little overweight actually have better longevity then the very thin or ideal weight person, so maybe a little fat is good for humans.

All fat people want is a fair shake in society, and a little civility in public spaces. They don't want your lame sympathy.

- An even better way to end the subsidies to junk food manufacturers would be for the majority of Americans (such as, I imagine, yourself) to cease consumption of their products. But that might require self-discipline, a trait that's fairly incompatible with the desire to have society be your personal nanny. I don't 'hate fat people', I hate whiners who expect everyone else to assume the brunt of their self-chosen behaviors. But I can see how you might get the two mixed up.

- I think that there are a lot of companies out there that could benefit from sensitivity training. I should know, I was a victim once. We still have a lot of work to do. If an employee works hard and gets the job done so be it. We must not be silent. We must act and act today. - Sandy

MARINES INSISTING ON RIGHT TO RECRUITING ON CAMPUS

- Kudos to any university that will say no to government money, when that funding is abused for illegal spying, torture, wars based on lies, rigged elections, CIA mind control programs, and the rest of the heinous crimes the U.S. government commits in the name of the people.

BUSH NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH: JOHN YOO

- As disgusting and repugnant as Yoo's memo is, it's important to remember the moral bankruptcy of every person in the command chain, from the president and secretary of defense, right down to the interrogators who committed these crimes against humanity. Every person who approved or took part in this series of crimes against humanity shares the guilt.

WORKING CLASS WHITES DON'T OWN PREJUDICE; THEIR BOSSES DO

- Sort of blows a hole in the theorizing of some of the little privileged class Caucasian student hipsters who regularly post here, that whitey blue-collar is the source of all the evils in this society, doesn't it?

HUGE FOOD SHORTAGE IN MUCH OF WORLD

- Global population control was, is, and will forever remain the only solution.

PENTAGON STUDY SUGGESTS ILLEGAL INTERFERENCE WITH BLOGS

- This from the people supposedly protecting our freedom of speech.

- So where can I get pay to promote the Pentagon party line? I want my share.

- The Justice (sic) Dept. is charged with investigating and prosecuting violations of federal law. They have no constitutional authority to interpret law, which is the exclusive province of the federal judiciary.

- You think the Constitution is there to protect you?

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CLAIMED FOURTH AMENDMENT DIDN'T APPLY TO MILITARY

- Is it not the case that the tendency of the military to exceed legal bounds when tasked with internal policing roles was the exact reason for the Posse Commitatus Act? Since Nixon first launched the War on Drugs, we have seen a steady, creeping expansion of the use of troops to enforce civil laws, while the enforcers themselves refuse to recognize any legal limit on their actions.

TODAY'S CLINTON FIB

- Okay, this one's a stretch. Hillary is a serial liar, but there's no reason said game couldn't have been played as part of a regular ol' gym class. Did Hillary play soccer in school? I'd say 'probably' - but she probably made up the story anyway.

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