Mississippi Legislators Are Very Serious People

Mississippi may have the highest obesity rate in the nation, but that won’t stop them from thumbing their nose at The Man and protecting their freedom to gorge themselves.

A bill now on the governor’s desk would bar counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids’ meals. “The Anti-Bloomberg Bill” garnered wide bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature in a state where one in three adults is obese, the highest rate in the nation.

The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican. It was the subject of intense lobbying by groups including the restaurant association, the small business and beverage group, and the chicken farmers’ lobby.

They may take our lives with type 2 diabetes, but they’ll never take our freedom?

As far as I know, a cap on portion sizes and a ban on toys wasn’t a serious threat in the state of Mississippi anyway, especially not as dictated by Michael Bloomberg, but I suppose we should preemptively nullify any such law. You know, just like we should preemptively nullify gun control laws that don’t exist yet. Because our freedoms may be infringed.

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  • 1933john

    Hey JM, ain’t no Yankee Carpetbagger Motherfucker gonna tell us what
    we can slop down!

  • Ipecac

    Plus, they’re banning their own counties and towns from doing this. So much for local rights.

  • D_C_Wilson

    That seems to be the new thing on Planet Wingnuttia: When you’re not banning abortion or nullifying federal law, preemptively make it illegal to enact any laws that aren’t even on the horizon.

    Which state wanted to make it a crime to even propose new gun laws?

  • Draxiar

    It may seem a simple thing…and it is…but posting calories on a menu is one of those things that will guide folks into making a responsible choice at a restaurant. There’s nothing wrong with being informed.