Actor Alec Baldwin has personally written letters to every member of the US Senate to weigh in on childhood obesity and its damaging effects on the nation’s future. He writes: “As you are well aware, the epidemic of childhood obesity is worsening day by day, leading to higher risks of diabetes, heart disease and several forms of cancer…I know that you share my concern about this crucial issue.” Baldwin wants to see the Senators vote “no” on a bill that would offer subsidies to farmers who produce sugar and cheese.
And so once again, that “rude little pig” spoils the fun for everyone.
although i can’t agree with taking away cheese and sugar i can agree that there is a problem with obesity in this country. the thing about childhood obesity is that it’s the parents responsibility to make sure that their child is eating healthy and staying at a healthy weight, it’s not the governments job. people have no personal responsibility anymore, they just want to put the blame on somebody else. that being said, bladwin is still a douche.
sugar and cheese arent making kids fat, its boxes of oreos and videogames.
watch what your fucking kids are eating and make them play OUTSIDE.
this is like skinny santa. People want to end childhood obesity? It takes sompersonal responsibilty, not bullshit blame shifting..
ps baldwin is fat, so he should shut it.
Cheese is wonderful - it tastes great and is good for you. When I went to the WIC office recently the nutritionist encouraged me to eat cheese along with milk and yogurt. It would make much more sense to educate the public about proportions.
what a fat fuck. misogyny, alcoholism and shitty acting are also epidemics.
Alec is showing his age. And I suppose he doesn’t read ingredient labels anymore. Sugar is now a rare commodity and has been replaced by corn sweeteners, such as corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup, which the human body treats as a fat, not a sugar. The rising levels of obesity strangely coincide with the increased popularity of these products. So shouldn’t we be “punishing” the real culprits here? The manufacturers of cheap corn products… and especially huge soft drink conglomerates? Oh, but that would be punishing the big corporations instead the little farmer and some would consider that risky and unfair.
And cheese? My daughter thinks cheese is a food group and she is not overweight. But then, we don’t allow products with corn syrup in our house (she’s never had a soda) and she participates in soccer, basketball and plays outdoors nearly ever single day. Soda, video games and too much TV are a bad combination.
And Alec needs to step away from the table and get his pudgy ass on a treadmill… stat. There’s my coffee fueled rant of the day.
April and BBB are right. alec, lose like 100 lbs. and then open your fat trap. anyway, i’ve got a sure fire way to end the obesity epidemic…put every gay fashion designer in charge of our nations school system. they’ll shame those tubbies into anorexia.
April you’re absolutely right- make the kid play outside. When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed soda, and my mother would kick me out of the house every morning and tell me to be home by dark. I’d spend the entire day playing. The only time I was allowed to spend the day in my room was to clean it. It wasn’t until I was old enough to drive that I got fat.
True story- my mother in law and I fight all the time about my nephew. He’s 10 years old and weighs 140! She buys him anything he wants. He’s got cable and Nintendo in his bedroom, and she lets him eat/drink anything he wants! He’s failing all his classes, and has very little social interaction skills. It sickens me. She justifies it by saying “well he’s had such a rough life”. Which is funny, cause when I see a kid that weighs that much, that’s the last thing I think!
He’s right about childhood obesity being a problem.
But gimme a break on the farmer, Al.
“The kids are getting fat. Let’s hit them where it hurts. In their FARMERS!”
Actually subsidies for corn farms are partly at fault for the influx of those ingredients in almost all processed food. Like BBB wrote I really don’t think cheese and real sugar are huge issues here. A reliance on processed foods and a lack of activity (suburban living that revolves around car transportation) have caused this obesity epidemic. My entire family was substantially thinner when we lived in the city; everyone gained weight as soon as we moved outside the city to an area where we had to drive everywhere. While it’s not the government’s responsibility to police its citizens’ weight issues, it shouldn’t be offering subsidies to keep costs down for large corn product manufacturers at the population’s expense. And state and city governments need to make it easier for people to get around without cars.
I’m going to stick my fingers in my ears and chant 30 Rock, 30 Rock to remove this image of a complete bloater telling everyone else that they’re - er- a bit fat.
he should hang out with “fat phil” (susan powter may be crazy but she hit the nail on the head with that one) maybe they can come up with a plan for the rest of the world to lose weight and stop abusing substances
As if he’s someone I should listen to, Mr. Father of the Year…calling his own daughter a “pig.” Geez. And since when does cheese cause obesity????
The daily requirement for milk, yogurt, and, cheese is 2-3 servings. That’s it. It’s hard to make a yummy sandwhich with just that. But that’s how it goes you rude little pigs.
I don’t think Alec Baldwin, whether right or weong, should be telling anyone what’s wrong with kids today. I mean. unless it’s his own daughter and he needs to cap off a liquid lunch with emotional abuse.
I’m really anti-government all together (odd that I’m in the military). I’m a big believer in the states having the power, not the federal government. We just keep writing them more rules for them to attempt to enforce. It’s like no one has any individual responsibility anymore…just make “the man” do it for me.
If your kids are fat, it’s probably because you are as well and you don’t care if your kid eat bacon grease sandwiches. I was a fat kid because my parents were fat and didn’t care what I ate, because they didn’t care what they ate either.
The government doesn’t need to write any more rules, they should instead try enforcing the ones that are already in place
but it’s really not what you eat, it’s how much of it. i was allowed a soda a day. Of course, i was underweight as a child and was also encouraged to eat 2nds and 3rds. but now that my metabolism can’t quite get away with that any more, i’m having to learn portion control - as long as i never EVER have more than two sodas a day if that, two or three moderate meals and a late night snack (college time clock requires it), and desert as a privilege not a right, staying a good weight isnt that hard - and i’m eating cafeteria food at all meals! that sh*t’s loaded with bad stuff, i don’t care how “organic” it is.