Thursday, May 15, 2008

Get Your Thickburgers While You Can . . . Obesity Now Claimed to Cause Global Warming

I wondered if I was being paranoid yesterday when I posted about the new Hardee's Prime Rib Thickburger being an example of fleeting freedom to be enjoyed while it lasted.  Nobody would really try to take our choice of burgers away, would they?

Don't be so sure.  

According to an article published by Reuters today, British scientists are now claiming that obesity is a cause of global warming.  One of those schmucks, a guy named Phil Edwards, is quoted as saying, "obesity is a key part of the big picture."  This because bigger people eat more food, drive more and walk less.  Edwards and his cohort call for "promotion of a normal distribution of BMI (body mass index)" to "reduce the global demand for, and thus the price of, food."

"Promotion of a normal distribution of BMI" sounds like government bureaucrats telling us what to eat and what not to eat.  And doing so to fight the current bogeyman - global warming - all but assures liberal support.  Al Gore will be calling for calorie police soon.

Be careful and vigilant.  Your freedom is threatened.  I'm not kidding.  And I'm not paranoid.


Dameon said...

This reads like a story that should be on The Onion rather than Reuters. Thinner people more likely to walk than rely on cars? If anything, we're fat *because* we rely on cars, not the other way around! What a load of...

St. Louis Conservative said...

Well said Dameon.