Pubdate: Sat, 24 May 2003
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2003 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Patricia Schwarz
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


The fat problem is obviously out of control. Obesity is a threat to life. 
Therefore, let's treat fat people like we treat potheads and give them 
tickets or throw them in jail. Let's use tough laws to combat trafficking 
in known harmful substances such as butter, lard and ice cream. There is 
absolutely no doubt that fat is a threat to health in Canada, so we should 
take swift and harsh measures to combat fat. Whatever we're doing to combat 
marijuana should be applied equally to all harmful substances that have no 
place in human life other than to make people feel good. Ice cream and 
butter are quite obviously very high on that list!

Patricia Schwarz,

Pasadena, Calif.

(We're allowed 15 grams of ice cream for personal use.)
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