June 11, 2007, - 9:53 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve always believed that if you are overweight, it’s your own fault (unless you are in a wheelchair–then you have an excuse). If you’re too lazy to control what goes in your mouth and refuse to work it off, then you deserve the outward results. Sorry, that “gland” excuse doesn’t cut it. Why don’t they have those glands in China and Japan (except Sumo wrestlers)? Yet, I’ve seen plenty of fat people of those ethnicities here in America, once they get acculturated and start emulating other Americans who eat non-stop at McDonald’s.
That said, I believe in personal food responsibility. I detest the Morgan Spurlocks of the world and the other food police (that means you, Bill Clinton), who’ve pressured fast food joints to get rid of supersized meals and items and schools to get rid of soda and candy machines. So, I applaud Denny’s for giving those food police a middle-finger salute with its latest offerings: two new “late night” megaburgers (sold only from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., daily):
The SlamBurger comes topped with cheesy hash brown casserole, a cooked-to-order egg and cheese sauce. The Full House Burger is covered with nacho meat, cheddar cheese, onions, cheese sauce, onion rings, mustard and ketchup.
And both have fries on the side.
The $5.99 SlamBurger weighs in at 1,080 calories. The $6.99 Full House tips the scales at 1,250 calories.
Don’t get me wrong. I would never eat these. First, they’re not kosher. And second, they sound disgusting. But I celebrate freedom. And freedom includes the choice to eat what you want and the choice of fast food purveyors to offer it.
I find it hilarious that extreme liberals like Morgan Spurlock and other food PC police–who are the first to yell and scream about a “woman’s right to do what she wants with her own body” when it comes to abortion–are the first to tell us (and fast food joints) what to do with our bodies and to try to regulate the offerings, when it comes to food.
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