As a nation, Americans look more and more to the government to take care of us. To provide us with things like free and low-cost education, day care, health care, and laws for our own protection: seatbelts, open container, helmets, and cellphone bans. Not to mention insuring that if any terrorist got onto a plane to hijack it there is no way we would have anything in our possession that could possibly be used to thwart them. Except for Grannie's knitting needles which I have been reassured repeatedly are now an allowable item for carryon.
Thirty percent of adults in Mississippi are obese and one particularly concerned individual has decided enough is enough. He has decided that since the obese aren't going to lose weight on their own, the government will just have to step in and help the process along. I'll grant you that 30% is a rather large portion of the population, and unchecked obesity does lead to a variety of health problems. Republican Rep. John Read of Gautier, Mississippi has decided that it is time the government intervened directly in this issue.
How, you may well ask yourself? By implementing a "no serve" policy forcing restaurant owners to refuse service to obese people. That's right folks, if you're a lard-ass in Mississippi you don't get to eat out in public. We don't want to see you fat pigs snuggling up to the trough and chowing down at our diners, buffets, fast food joints, bistros, and certainly not our fine eating establishments. If you're a porker, just keep your chubby cheeks at home and eat lettuce with low fat salad dressing the way god intended.
The ironic thing is that Republican Rep. John Read of Gautier himself would not be allowed to eat in public as he stands 5'11" and weighs 230 lbs. For my non-imperial readers that amounts to 1.524 meters (do you express height that way?) and 104 kg.