So do we now face mandatory exercise sessions?


Hey, I’m cool with that – I play golf!

Lack of exercise kills as many as smoking. If taxpayers (non-taxpaying free loaders get a pass) have to pay a penalty tax of $2,000 for not buying insurance because of the cost they impose on society, shouldn’t there also be a lethargy tax? At the very least, GPS-equipped sneakers to be worn by all of us and our physical activity monitored?


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6 responses to “So do we now face mandatory exercise sessions?

  1. Libertarian Advocate

    With this crew, it wouldn’t come as a surprise. Enough of them are devout nanny-statists that mandatory communal exercises could be in the cards if Onumbnuts wins in November. In 2003 I saw a sample of that collectivist future in Vientianne along the banks of the Mekong in the form of a mandatory women’s aerobic class. I sat and watched the whole class, not because there were dozens of little brown asian hotties getting good n sweaty in tight skimpy outfits, rather I was transfixed by bizarre scene of over a hundred Lao women suffering in high humidity to the beat of very weird Lao disco music. It was kinda like a scene out of Apocalypse Now or maybe the Deer Hunter.

  2. Cos Cobber

    and obama will provide an executive order exempting govt employees and anyone on welfare, unemployment or foods stamps. ha – its so easy to cover your voter base with these no mess – no fuss EOs!

  3. Sum Hung Dong

    I can’t stop thinking about dozens of little brown Asian hotties, why did he have to say that? My productivity level here at work just went to zero.

  4. AJ

    The latest from the Nanny State:
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors.

    Supervisor Eric Mar said [he] introduced the proposal because of the health impacts of secondhand smoke when people are light up in public.

    “It’s widely known that secondhand smoke is responsible for as many as 73,000 deaths among non-smokers each year in the United States, and there is no safe level of exposure,” he said.

    You’ve got to love that last sentence because there is no way to determine whether someone died from second hand smoke (remember correlation does not equal cause and effect). The World Health Organization originally reported that there was no epidemiological evidence that second hand smoke was responsible for anything, but revised their report to say that it was a health risk due to the politically correct outrage — how dare they say second hand smoke was harmless.

    My take on the whole thing is that you could take three dozen of your best cigarette smoking friends, seal yourself in a garage, spend the whole night smoking non-stop until the smoke was thick enough to cut with a knife, and all walk out alive in the morning. On the other hand, spend ten minutes in a sealed garage with a running car and you’re not coming out alive — that’s a fact. So if you want to ban smoking, okay. But if you’re serious as to your reasons and not just talking shit, then we’ve got to outlaw cars first with the exception of the Chevy Volt. I think everyone should go out and buy a Volt: where else are you going to get a quarter of a million dollar car for around fifty thousand bucks? Something needs to be done about these nut jobs that want to run everybody’s lives, but can’t even manage their own.

    • “It’s widely known that secondhand smoke is responsible for as many as 73,000 deaths among non-smokers each year in the United States, and there is no safe level of exposure,” he said.

      Ain’t certainty a grand thing? And you get it by asserting “it is widely known” in front of any statement you can dredge from your ear canal. How many people are “widely known” to die each year from Los Angeles air pollution while dining at sidewalk cafes where smoking is banned?

  5. Libertarian Advocate

    SHD: I said it for the benefit of FWIW’s resident horndog, WALT…. If I’ve made you happy too, all the better.