August 8, 2008

Can Anyone Tell Me

Filed under: Uncategorized — Teresa @ 12:07 am

When was the last time All US Adults did the same thing? 

*crickets chirping*

Well, there’s a doctor working for the government who is stating for the record:

All U.S. adults could be overweight in 40 years

One must admire the chutzpah.  It’s beautifully done. Including a picture with a fat woman was a nice touch too. But you may wonder… what is the motivation?

It’s the government silly! They want what’s best for you. Just browse to the end of the article to find out what “they” think is best.

The findings highlight a need for widespread efforts to improve Americans’ lifestyles and keep their weight in check, according to the researchers. Simply telling people to eat less and exercise more is not enough, Liang noted.

Broader social changes are needed as well, she said — such as making communities more pedestrian-friendly so that people can walk regularly, or getting the food industry to offer healthier, calorie-conscious choices.

“It really needs to be more than an individual effort,” Liang said. “It needs to be a societal effort.”

A “societal effort” and “more than an individual effort” along with the word “make” means… the government will tell you what to do. What to eat, how much, when to exercise and how, everything. It’s all in the interest of making YOU a better person. Simple.

Now, don’t you feel so much better! Your government wants to take care of you. Gosh they’re just such terrific peeps. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

And then, after we’ve had our five mile run to the grocery store through the lovely engineered neighborhood, bought our healthful food, run back home, cooked up our tofu and veggie stir fry, (no harmful animal products), we can form a circle, hold hands, and sing Kum-bi-ya.

Oh yeah, I can see it now.


  1. This is such typical alarmist-journalism. Buncha crap. Figures it came from Reuters. Snort.

    Note the dependence on heavily predictive language. “If.” “Might.” “May.” Could.”

    The phrase “IF THE TREND CONTINUES” is just priceless. You’ve got the big ole “IF,” paired with “TREND.” Talk about uncertainty. “Trends” are hard to pin down. Add an “if” and, well, now I’m really terrified.

    When there’s no more real news in our 24-hour news cycle, “reporters” get busy with fear mongering. Something FRESH! Hey, I know! Let’s scare people with scary headlines! Everything is dangerous! Something COULD go wrong! It MIGHT be bad! IF the Earth keeps spinning, it COULD be obliterated by a collision with another planet! OMG what if we’re hit by a planet full of OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE!!!! That would be REALLY bad! We’re all gonna DIE! (Uhhh, well yeah. We are. Eventually.) At least Reuters tried to warn us!!!!

    Comment by dogette — August 8, 2008 @ 8:14 am

  2. LOL – how bout this…

    It MIGHT be the case that we COULD all DIE FAT.

    Comment by Teresa — August 8, 2008 @ 8:46 am

  3. ….. I’m suddenly in dire need of a bacon sandwich and a quiet place to clean my AR-15…..

    Comment by Eric — August 8, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

  4. Mmmmmm – bacon!

    Comment by Teresa — August 8, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

  5. You can’t have a food pyramid without some Pharaohs, right?

    Comment by zonker — August 8, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress