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Friday, January 3, 2014

Why Not Throw Fat People In Jail?

Posted by on Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM

The reaction to this piece by Josh Barro should be entertaining.

 

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Fifty-Two-Eighty 1
Yeah, and you know what else we need? Death panels.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on January 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM · Report this
Dougsf 2
I got as far as the assertion that marijuana distracts folks from "the highest pleasures, like enjoying the arts or being in nature."

Posted by Dougsf on January 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM · Report this
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Jailing, IMO, goes a little too far. Why not just a tax? The fatter you are the more you pay.
Posted by GermanSausage on January 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Apocynum 4
I'd call that a fairly Modest Proposal.
Posted by Apocynum on January 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 5
Why not throw fat people in jail?

*Privatized prison system's ears perk up*
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM · Report this
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This be 'Murah-kah bitches. Jail the fats an' ain't no one left to run shit. Yo.
Posted by kwodell on January 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM · Report this
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And then we can EAT THEM!
Posted by Chase on January 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM · Report this
seatackled 8
If we eat them, we become them.
Posted by seatackled on January 3, 2014 at 1:34 PM · Report this
Knat 9
No one else picked up on this as being satire, huh?
Posted by Knat on January 3, 2014 at 3:26 PM · Report this
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Start with Lindy West.
Posted by treehugger on January 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM · Report this
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Nothing speaks to foolish ignorance quite like more of the same.

Healthy weight? Exactly WHAT is the UNIVERSAL healthy weight for any human being, indoctrinated morons?!

Are you somehow oblivious to the negative impact of gym boy culture - repetitive injuries, steroid damage, body dysmorphia, asshole behavior, and a fucking huge carbon footprint?

Rent boys and skinny, club kids aren't fat, but they aren't exactly healthy either.

Being big or fat doesn't automatically mean you're unhealthy. Being a beautiful, young model or ripped gym boy doesn't mean you're healthy and happy.

Oversimplification is for simpletons.
Posted by If you fuck with Lindy, you're fucking with us, assholes! on January 4, 2014 at 1:33 AM · Report this
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@9

Satire requires intelligence, humor and talent. This rant may be sarcasm, but it's not wit or satire.
Posted by You sound thin. on January 4, 2014 at 1:47 AM · Report this
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I am, #9. Because, obviously.

Also, ironically enough some studies have shown that moderate marijuana use actually lowers obesity rates.

http://healthland.time.com/2011/09/08/ma…
Posted by twiggn on January 4, 2014 at 3:40 PM · Report this
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Art and nature, like food, sex, TV, movies and video games, are BETTER with pot.

Pot makes everything (good) better. It is a fine, all-purpose enhancer of pleasurable experiences.

The downside is that, yeah, it makes anxiety and fear inducing stuff worse. That whole enhancing/intensifying aspect has that downside.

It is a good trade-off, especially if one has the sense to avoid indulging when anxiety-inducing experiences are likely or inevitable to ensue.
Posted by Functional Atheist on January 4, 2014 at 4:01 PM · Report this
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@ 9: Nope, just you. You picked up on it very swiftly.
Posted by Chase on January 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM · Report this
Dirtclustit 16
Geez Louise, what's Kevin pissed off at now? Surely he knows what L., Marcus's sister does for a living. I swear if I hear one more fat joke, one more racists ambiguous slander or slight at users when the pharmaceutical companies deal legal form of just about every illicit substance known to man, and I'll tell that little overbloated ego, white upper class, sucking off the government teet punk ass bitch of a male journoterrorist where he can stick his ivy league opinion
Posted by Dirtclustit on January 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM · Report this
Dirtclustit 17
Surely he knows what Linda, not L., does,

typo
Posted by Dirtclustit on January 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM · Report this
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@2: Oh yeah. Because you totally can't enjoy the arts, nature, and get high

AT THE SAME TIME! Ha HA!
Posted by gromm on January 9, 2014 at 4:41 PM · Report this

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