Caveat Lardassians, of the Chicago Metro Area! The Media is on the Case of all you 'unrepentant' donut gulpers, biscuits and gravy swallowers, Lardboys and Lady Lard-Smugglers! It is a national imperative!
Like smokers, fois gras cracker nippers, and other thought criminals MSM is doing its Pre-Emptive Reportage!
Progressives tend to really hate the sinner and 'understand' the sin. Progressives, according to leading Demographic experts, tend to be college educated, fit, single or married, but childless.
The new progressivism reflects largely the narcissism of its political base in the urban core and a few elite suburbs. Liberal “progressive” activists in affluent,largely childless places like San Francisco, Manhattan, Seattle, Portland, and Boston see the world as needing simply to become more like themselves. As The
Stranger, a Seattle weekly, put it, they perceive themselves as “islands of sanity,
liberalism and compassion” compared with the suburbs, exurbs, and rural areas
where “people are fatter and slower and dumber. “
The Boutique Elites who control the Democratic Party and the National Media agree -'everyone else is dumber, fatter and of little or no consequence.'
The Boutique Elites bull through legislation that outlaws and proscribes - Smoking, Goose Guts & etc.
Today the Chicago Tribune offers two thoughts on Fat and Fat People.
First, the Trib points out America's Fattest City! Lardo! Blubber Ahoy! It's Huntington, West Virginia! Rednecks!
It's a sad situation, and a potential harbinger of what will happen to other U.S. communities, said Ken Thorpe, an Emory University health policy professor who is working with West Virginia officials on health reform legislation.
"They may be at the very top, but obesity and diabetes trends are very similar" in many other communities, particularly in the South, Thorpe said.
Culture and history are at least part of the problem, health officials say.
For decades, Huntington thrived with coal mines to its south. Nearly 90,000 people lived in the city in 1950. The traditional diet was dense with calories burned off through manual labor.
But as the coal industry modernized and the economy changed, manufacturing jobs left. The city's population is now fewer than 50,000, and chronic diseases—many of them connected to obesity—seem much more common.
Nurse Shari Wiley runs a program that identifies heavy school children and tries to teach them better eating and exercise habits. The effort began because of an alarming trend.
"A lot of the patients we were seeing were getting heart attacks in their 30s," she said.
. . . scientists also say an active brain is one that may not be as prone to Alzheimer's and other brain-damaging maladies. Mental exercise like reading the newspaper (hint, hint), attending a play or even playing checkers can ward off Alzheimer's, according to a study released last year by Rush University Medical Center researchers.
But there may be another way to keep the brain on but the pounds off.
Researchers now say that they often can detect brain activity changes that predict a person's choice before that person becomes aware of that choice. Apparently there can be a 10-second lag between the time the brain starts forming a decision and a person becomes consciously aware of it and acts, according to a May 2008 study in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
So, what if that emerging decision, particularly if it involved eating, could be intercepted and canceled in the 10 seconds before a person becomes conscious of it and acts?
Belay that brownie order! Short-circuit that shortcake! No, you really don't want fries with that!
What a breakthrough for those who struggle on a diet. Think of the possibilities.
But not too hard.
Thought brings on the Lard! The Chicago Tribune is Lean - Svelt! Reed-like! Willowy! Oh, So thin! And the Chicago Sun Times is positively . . .disappearing! Now, That's Progress!