Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Fat Virus

Clinton is saying stupid things again. Apparently he thinks that childhood obesity is an epidemic.

Whether childhood obesity is the problem it's made out to be or not, there is no such thing as an epidemic of fat.

Dictionary.com offers these definitions of epidemic:

  1. Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time: an epidemic outbreak of influenza.
  2. Widely prevalent: epidemic discontent.
One could argue that Clinton (and the rest of the nanny state) is referring to definition #2 but I know they're not. They are speaking of a medical epidemic which clearly fits definition #1. Since fat isn't contagious, they are completely misusing the word when referring to the problem of obesity.

What they don't seem to realize is that they are primarly responsible for creating the conditions that have lead to the two income family, the single parent family, inner city poverty and lack of real education in the collectivist education camps (public schools).

They just want to throw more of your money out the window by treating the symptoms rather than actually fixing the problem.