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Quote of the Day - Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. - Dave Barry
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Blame McDonald's? Try Blaming Your Fork

Admittedly, I used to be overweight. Ok, fat. All right, obese. Within a couple of points of diabetes.

I've admitted to it before. Back in September. Good news, though, I've lost 25 pounds. Off to a good start. Just a few more (say another 25+ to go).

But, as you know from looking around, I'm not the only one. And, there a lot of Plaintiff's lawyers who try to help overweight people blame others. Like McDonald's. And, to prove their point, they sue. But as we've already seen, obesity cases get dismissed.

After all, does the responsibility lie with the people that sell us the food, like McDonald's, or the people that put the food in our mouths? (As a side note here, I guess this argument is not much different than the argument over guns and criminals). If they can't sue McDonald's does that mean they next try to sue the farmers?

It appears that Illinois has the solution. No more lawsuits against a restaurant for injury resulting from weight gain, obesity or any other related health condition. Well, that ought to put the responsibility back where it belongs.

Right on our fork.

But not to worry. The government has seen to it that obesity can be covered by Medicare. At least that takes care of those eligible for that coverage. What about the rest of us?

Never fear. Congress is about to pass the "Cheeseburger Bill." No, not Bill Clinton, who loved chili cheeseburgers.

It's the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act.

Raise your fork, and support your Congressperson.

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