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36. I guess it all comes down to choices.
Edited on Sat Sep-19-09 04:51 AM by Greyhound
She certainly does make enough $$ to make better diet choices and has the knowledge to do so, she chooses to do otherwise. And what about "looking like us"? Seems to me that that is another choice. People with illnesses aside, if you're so busy that the 10 minutes difference between dinning on frankenfood and picking something real is too much, perhaps the better choice is to not eat and re-asses your life. Choices.

Virtually everybody with two connected neurons knows that smoking cigarettes is an addiction, a real physiological addiction, yet we have no problem taxing the millions of poor smokers to the point of choosing to feed their habit or themselves. There's two more choices for you, and wait a minute, where is the movement to outlaw tobacco altogether? How about just ending the subsidies? More choices.

Do you know that the pharmaceutical industry is the single most profitable industry on earth? Do you know that they are one of the major forces driving the cost of health care up? You advocate allowing them to continue to profit from needless deaths because the do some good. Your choice.

Bush, Obama, & Co. chose to bankrupt the nation to keep these behemoths alive and to subsidize their further expansion, instead of stepping in and doing their jobs. Their choice.

Our burden.

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  -No, Bill Maher: Dr. Regina Benjamin's "claim to fame" is not advising Burger King; question everything  Sep-18-09 10:55 PM   #0 
  - Bill can be a total ass. k and r  mucifer   Sep-18-09 10:56 PM   #1 
  - Yep. nt  ecstatic   Sep-19-09 10:46 AM   #44 
  - sorry- but i have to agree with him on a couple points...  dysfunctional press   Sep-18-09 10:59 PM   #2 
  - rubbish  paulsby   Sep-19-09 01:20 AM   #23 
  - You sound like the people who say they shouldn't have to pay for someone else's health care  musicblind   Sep-19-09 02:25 AM   #31 
  - no, i sound like a person who doesn't believe in nannystate  paulsby   Sep-20-09 01:03 PM   #63 
  - the same could be said of alcohol and tobacco.  dysfunctional press   Sep-19-09 10:33 AM   #42 
     - not really  paulsby   Sep-20-09 01:05 PM   #64 
  - Thanks, yours is one of the few sane posts...  TeaBagsAreForCups   Sep-19-09 01:58 AM   #29 
  - Oh yeah. People in the inner cities, single mothers who work 14 hours a day  question everything   Sep-19-09 07:46 PM   #52 
     - your pov is based on unwarranted assumptions  paulsby   Sep-20-09 09:07 PM   #75 
     - you don't need to hire a trainer or go to a gym  Skittles   Sep-22-09 04:14 AM   #85 
  - Do you really mean what you suggest?  Jakes Progress   Sep-19-09 10:44 AM   #43 
  - Excellent. The worst fatal blow to any meaningful health care reform  question everything   Sep-19-09 07:50 PM   #53 
  - in case you hadn't noticed- the taxes are already there on alcohol and tobacco  dysfunctional press   Sep-20-09 08:49 AM   #58 
     - More taxes for alcohol and tobacco.  Jakes Progress   Sep-20-09 01:18 PM   #68 
        - higher sin taxes on some items does not equate to "government spying on citizens"  dysfunctional press   Sep-20-09 04:02 PM   #71 
           - But you forgot about sex.  Jakes Progress   Sep-20-09 05:11 PM   #73 
              - i didn't forget it- it's just ludicrous.  dysfunctional press   Sep-20-09 11:46 PM   #76 
                 - So simple.  Jakes Progress   Sep-21-09 10:27 AM   #79 
                    - eating healthy food doesn't have to be expensive at all.  dysfunctional press   Sep-21-09 05:18 PM   #82 
                       - Please read up on the things you wish to comment on.  Jakes Progress   Sep-21-09 11:10 PM   #83 
                          - when i lived in the city, i did most of my produce shopping at small produce markets  dysfunctional press   Sep-22-09 01:04 AM   #84 
                             - Please stop.  Jakes Progress   Sep-22-09 08:36 AM   #86 
                                - i've lived it.  dysfunctional press   Sep-22-09 11:32 AM   #87 
                                   - Please stop.  Jakes Progress   Sep-22-09 01:17 PM   #88 
                                      - i'm not at all embarrassed- because i know what i'm saying is true.  dysfunctional press   Sep-22-09 01:28 PM   #89 
                                         - Talking out of your hat  Jakes Progress   Sep-22-09 10:46 PM   #90 
                                            - this isn't about the homeless people at shelters-  dysfunctional press   Sep-22-09 11:27 PM   #93 
                                               - And you get to decide who is a fat ass and who are poor.  Jakes Progress   Sep-23-09 12:00 PM   #94 
                                                  - i have the empirical data.  dysfunctional press   Sep-23-09 02:12 PM   #96 
                                                  - God bless you. I know you don't.  Jakes Progress   Sep-23-09 05:14 PM   #97 
  - This could be the "sleepy slope" of a country of spies and busy bodies  question everything   Sep-19-09 07:40 PM   #51 
  - that's why taxes would be a better option.  dysfunctional press   Sep-20-09 08:50 AM   #59 
  - I believe the term is "slippery slope". nt  bertman   Sep-20-09 04:11 PM   #72 
  - I agree 100%  Taverner   Sep-20-09 01:07 PM   #65 
  - Taxing junk food isn't a bad idea.  LostInAnomie   Sep-18-09 10:59 PM   #3 
  - Sorry, I don't  question everything   Sep-18-09 11:01 PM   #4 
  - google  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-18-09 11:03 PM   #5 
     - Thanks, just did  question everything   Sep-18-09 11:07 PM   #6 
     - Was a group ever  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-18-09 11:47 PM   #12 
        - That's a riot!  question everything   Sep-18-09 11:58 PM   #16 
           - Oh, it's priceless -  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-19-09 12:00 AM   #18 
     - w00t  d_b   Sep-18-09 11:18 PM   #8 
        - That photograph  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-18-09 11:24 PM   #9 
           - Depressed Dog's day just got worse  d_b   Sep-18-09 11:26 PM   #10 
              - Oh...........  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-18-09 11:36 PM   #11 
              - I need to spend more time at the lounge, it seems (nt)  question everything   Sep-19-09 12:00 AM   #17 
  - Taxing Junk Food Is Excellent Idea  otohara   Sep-18-09 11:49 PM   #13 
  - universal health care might make them healthier too eh? n/t  arthritisR_US   Sep-18-09 11:52 PM   #15 
  - Touche' ...  TeaBagsAreForCups   Sep-19-09 02:00 AM   #30 
  - You can easily make your own "fast food: at home & less expensive.  napi21   Sep-18-09 11:14 PM   #7 
  - I remember that clip from "Bowling for Columbine"  question everything   Sep-18-09 11:50 PM   #14 
  - There's no reason mom couldn't make up the burgers in advance & freeze them.  napi21   Sep-19-09 12:02 AM   #19 
  - Yes. In all of that "spare time" she has.  Maru Kitteh   Sep-19-09 01:44 AM   #26 
  - You're assuming  wickerwoman   Sep-19-09 03:57 AM   #34 
     - I'm sure some of what you say is true, but, although I don't linve in circumstannces like that,  napi21   Sep-19-09 07:37 AM   #37 
        - Yes, but you don't have to wash your griller in the shower  wickerwoman   Sep-20-09 04:00 AM   #57 
  - or you can just have some discipline  paulsby   Sep-19-09 01:23 AM   #24 
     - Yeah, cause that's the problem with single mothers of two who work 14 hours a day - they lack  Maru Kitteh   Sep-19-09 01:53 AM   #27 
     - it's not my standards  paulsby   Sep-19-09 01:55 AM   #28 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-19-09 02:44 AM   #32 
        - I wish I could recommend a single post  Missy Vixen   Sep-19-09 03:31 AM   #33 
           - Thank you so much. I will bookmark this and address your mercury concerns in a PM.  Maru Kitteh   Sep-19-09 04:14 AM   #35 
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              - this is correct  paulsby   Sep-20-09 01:00 PM   #61 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-19-09 07:51 AM   #38 
     - And contributes to overfishing, and introduces...  Dr_Willie_Feelgood   Sep-19-09 08:01 AM   #40 
     - Fifty cents???? When was the last time *you* went shopping.  SemiCharmedQuark   Sep-19-09 11:48 AM   #47 
        - i go shopping all the time  paulsby   Sep-20-09 01:02 PM   #62 
  - Those 19 minutes are hard to find when you work two jobs.  ArbustoBuster   Sep-19-09 01:13 AM   #22 
  - Where do you get the chemicals that make the burger taste like beef?  Taverner   Sep-20-09 01:08 PM   #66 
  - Bill Maher is a hack, a twit, self absorbed and sometimes right about things only by chance.  NYC_SKP   Sep-19-09 12:20 AM   #20 
  - He's a libertarian. So your characterization is correct. nt  Jakes Progress   Sep-19-09 02:16 PM   #50 
  - I disagree - I think he's funny, intelligent, usually right and puts the uberleft in their place  Taverner   Sep-20-09 01:10 PM   #67 
     - So even if your last sentence  Jakes Progress   Sep-20-09 01:20 PM   #69 
        - It doesn't negate it - but it is irony  Taverner   Sep-20-09 01:23 PM   #70 
  - Thanks for posting that about Dr. Benjamin  Merlot   Sep-19-09 01:11 AM   #21 
  - Bill Maher is misgynistic AND he's an asshole. "Bore, Gush - what's the difference?"  Maru Kitteh   Sep-19-09 01:41 AM   #25 
  - I guess it all comes down to choices.  Greyhound   Sep-19-09 04:51 AM   #36 
  - I don't recall C. Everett Koop being particularly svelte.  njlib   Sep-19-09 08:38 AM   #41 
  - It is all about Obama appointing her, not her weight.  Greyhound   Sep-19-09 02:04 PM   #49 
     - I'll remember that. n/t  Cerridwen   Sep-19-09 07:53 PM   #54 
  - Life expectancy in previous generations was about 65  question everything   Sep-19-09 08:08 PM   #55 
     - Feeling a little hostile?  Greyhound   Sep-20-09 12:37 PM   #60 
  - I stopped watching Maher when he trashed Obama during the primaries.  Doremus   Sep-19-09 10:47 AM   #45 
  - Bill Maher has a problem with women. He often comes off as misogynistic.  SemiCharmedQuark   Sep-19-09 11:45 AM   #46 
  - Taxing consumer products which burden the health care system makes sense.  TexasObserver   Sep-19-09 12:00 PM   #48 
  - Strawberries and peanuts are some of the healthiest food around  question everything   Sep-19-09 08:15 PM   #56 
  - That tax should only apply to those without private insurance  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-21-09 10:43 AM   #80 
  - Instead of just picking on the fatties and blaming them for all things unhealthy  Beacho   Sep-20-09 05:53 PM   #74 
  - how would you tax skiing, scuba, and sky-diving?  dysfunctional press   Sep-21-09 10:20 AM   #77 
  - taxing skiing, scuba diving and sky diving could easily be done  cali   Sep-21-09 10:24 AM   #78 
     - i doubt that the industries that depend on the business would allow it to happen.  dysfunctional press   Sep-21-09 01:01 PM   #81 
  - I support luxury taxes instead. nt  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 10:55 PM   #92 
  - Maher is your typical wealthy "progressive." Not worth my time. nt  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 10:48 PM   #91 
  - Maher doesn't give a fuck about anyone, but himself...  Kansas Wyatt   Sep-23-09 12:04 PM   #95 

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