Friday, February 08, 2008

the new era of 'shine



this week an out of control republican mississippi senator, john read, attempted to introduce legislation that would ban obese folks from restaurants. yep, those who are for the expanding the nanny state are attempting to regulate YOUR food. this follows closely on the heels of the rights of smokers and business owners being trampled to death by the health nazis. everyone in america should have the right to eat whatever they want whenever they want it. in fact, if i should have the right to walk into a fast food joint, order up 50cc’s of liquefied hog grease and mainline it directly into my fourth valve. when they out-law different types of food (and don’t kid yourself – it’s coming. for doubters go look at the history of how the government took down big tobacco), i’m going to buy a mint 1968 plymouth road runner with a 426 nitrous powered hemi, load that bad boy down with whoppers and shipley’s donuts and camel cigarettes and unfiltered marlboro reds and hit the road to seek my fortune. all this is to say that one of my favorite childhood memories was hearing my southern baptist preacher of a daddy play the guitar and sing a sweet ballad of a song who’s remnants have stuck with me over the years. and thanks to the sheer genius of youtube, i’ve gotten to hear the song again, in it’s entirety, as an adult. ladies and gentlemen – embrace mark collie’s ballad of thunder road as the anthem against the health police. as always - thanks pappa bear!

5 comments:

Bezner said...

Wow. Great post. Why outlaw a cheeseburger?

superdog87 said...

I seen this in the news the other day. I wonder what happened to the idea of freedom?! Restriction from food, and then what? How far do these people plan on creating new laws to control how people live there life? These politicians are a trip. Thank God he was not someone I voted for. I would like to talk to him though...

Cole said...

The guy said that he wasn't "really" trying to pass such a law, but to "get the attention" of obese folks. Nice to know that we pay politicians to editorialize in the chamber.

Bezner said...

I'm really just looking for more of that baby of yours. Post some pics and good stories, will ya? She's got aunts dying out here!

e. l. wood said...

no digital technology in both camara and computer departments equals few pics on the web. also -as you well know - i'm a bit phobic about putting stuff like that on the web . . . however, i think about posting some veiled stuff soon. . .