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FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban

Becky93 Wrote: Nov 08, 2013 5:53 AM
Gee, thanks Nanny State. I don't know what I'd do without you telling me what to eat, what light bulbs to use, what cars to drive. This is not unexpected. When the government controls and pays for health care, it's not too much of a stretch for them to justify food restrictions like this on on the basis of controlling health care costs. This and the recent comments about those 'inferior' health insurance plans that some people have the temerity to actually like really encapsulates the liberal mentality. We know what is good for you, so shut up and do what you're told.
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FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban

Becky93 Wrote: Nov 08, 2013 5:44 AM
I don't know about RodT but I'm well over 40 and my arteries are just fine, thank you, because I, like most people, understand that doughnuts, frozen pizza and other foods with trans-fats shouldn't make up the bulk of my diet. But if someone wants to eat that way, why shouldn't they be allowed to? I thought our bodies belonged to us and we were free to choose? Oh, wait, never mind...
But I thought this guy was so brilliant and skilled that he could keep up with national security without attending briefings, handle the Benghazi debacle and still make his campaign appearance in Vegas, etc.? I call BS. It makes no sense that he would use the word 'flexibility' and talk about how this is his last election (as in, the last time he has to be accountable to the people) if he's referring to a busy campaign schedule. His 'explanation' is about as plausible as 'the dog ate my homework.'
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Has Christianity Become Intolerable?

Becky93 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 7:15 AM
So go to another restaurant, or patronize an airline that shares your values. If you don't like the way a business owner treats you, don't go there and let other people know about it (not hard to do in this day of FB and Twitter). That business owner will either change his policies or suffer reduced patronage. On the flip side, DO patronize those establishments that share your values and let them know why. In other words, let the free market work, and let individuals live and do business according to their own consciences.
Oh, and another thing - most first ladies have causes, I get that. Michelle's is childhood obesity, which is a real problem, absolutely. Laura Bush's, I believe, was literacy, which I think is just as important, if not more important in a free society. But Mrs. Bush didn't get the government to pass laws and regulations mandating how much kids should read, or what they should read. She promoted her cause through encouragement and public support for it, trusting people to make their own decisions for themselves and their families. That's the difference between liberals and conservatives, right there.
While I totally disagree with any attempt by the federal government to tell kids what they should eat for lunch (the founding fathers are spinning in their graves), why don't these kids just pack? My children had packed lunches all the way through the first few years of high school. Yes, I had to get up a little earlier every day to make that happen, but feeding our kids is a parent's right and privilege. Parents need to get over being lazy, or cheap, or whatever it is that's motivating them to give over the responsibility for their kids' diets to the government and do their jobs.
So in your view, cops, firefighters, trash collectors, and traffic engineers don't have real jobs? Some government actually is necessary, you know.
If Mr. Wolfe wants to understand the difference between government and private charity, I'd refer him to the Cal Thomas column appearing today on this site about a restaurant owner inspired by his Christian faith to make a difference in the lives of the homeless.
Thank you. I am a woman and I am more than my reproductive system. Issues like abortion and same sex marriage will have zero impact on how I vote in November. I care about jobs, growth, inflation (especially energy costs) and national defense. Way to be irrelevant, Democrats.
Way to completely miss her point. She's saying that not being able to have a hamburger at Woolworths or go to a movie theater did not define her. Her parents raised her to achieve, to work hard and go for her dreams. We aren't inferior unless we choose to be. That's a paraphrase of Eleanor Roosevelt, by the way, hardly a conservative icon. And as several people have already pointed out, in general, it was Republicans who supported the Civil Rights Act, not Democrats. And of the people you mention specifically, Goldwater and Reagan may (or may not - I don't know) have opposed it, but Rand Paul was what, 6 years old? He opposes it now, possibly. You should learn to write clearly.
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