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    Monday, January 09, 2006

    Teacher, Teacher, Porky Teacher

    In case you thought this whole panic over the "obesity epidemic" was really concern for one's fellow human beings, allow me to enlighten you.

    State Rep. Rida Cabanilla introduced a resolution in the house requesting that the Board of Education establish an obesity database among public schoolteachers.
    "You cannot keep a kid to a certain standard that you yourself is not willing to keep," Cabanilla said.
    It's been documented that more than 20 percent of Hawaii's children are at risk, or are already overweight, according to the station. There are no statistics on teachers.
    The resolution calls for all public schoolteachers to weigh in every six months.
    The measure calls for the education and health departments to formulate an obesity standard and appropriate measures for teachers who cannot meet the standard.


    Go ahead. Read it again. It's still going to say that this bitch wants to have some fun with discrimination. Perhaps this is just another good way to narrow down that ever-widening pool of people who are hoping to be overworked for peanuts just to hear people say, "But hey, you get summers off!" Whatever it takes to reduce the throngs of qualified eager teachers overcrowding our public schools.

    Brutal Women's Kameron Hurley says it best:

    This gets into all those tricky arguments about who decides what "fat" is, and what about medical conditions and... and... oh, forget it! Just oust the fatties.

    Note that they're not advocating testing cholesterol levels or resting heart rates. It's never really about health. It's about all that nasty, disgusting fat.

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