Chicago, the City of Bans
A Chicago Alderman is trying to ban trans fats in an attempt to control what people eat. But this is just one in a litany of bans that are in effect in Chicago,
- No smoking in restaurants.
- No cell phones while driving.
- No poorly dressed cabbies. (What the f**k?)
- No smoking on the beach.
- And no foi gras, not because it is bad for you, but because it is bad for the goose. (What the f**k…why not ban burgers then, those sure are bad for cows).
Now there will be another ban on trans fats because they are bad for you. Why not booze? After all that is bad, and drunk driving kills innocents. Oh…wait, Chicago did try that along with the rest of the country and it didn’t work out too well.
The motive for the ban is the “epidemic” of fat kids. Of course, instead of dealing with the problem of bad parenting (i.e. parents letting kids watch too much television, play video games, and eat fatty foods) we’ll go after everybody who is fat, thin, and in between and tell them what they can and can’t eat.