View Full Version : Mississippi to Enact "No Fat Left on your Behind"

02-05-2008, 08:29 AM
<font color="blue"> It may be the new trend. Can you see all the trips Jesse will have to make to get this turned around? No, wide loads at the catfish buffet, no all you can carry out bags....This could change the world... /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif </font color>

JACKSON, Miss. - A state lawmaker wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers — but please, don’t be offended.

He says he never even expected his plan to become law.

“I was trying to shed a little light on the number one problem in Mississippi,” said Rep. John Read of Gautier, who acknowledges that at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, he’d probably have a tough time under his own bill.

More than 30 percent of adults in Mississippi are considered it obese, according to a 2007 study by the Trust for America’s Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention.

The state House Public Health Committee chairman, Democrat Steve Holland of Plantersville, said he is going to “shred” the bill.

“It is too oppressive for government to require a restaurant owner to police another human being from their own indiscretions,” Holland said Monday.

The bill had no specifics about how obesity would be defined, or how restaurants were supposed to determine if a customer was obese.

Al Stamps, who owns a restaurant in Jackson, said it is “absurd” for the state to consider telling him which customers he can’t serve. He and his wife, Kim, do a bustling lunch business at Cool Al’s, which serves big burgers — beef or veggie — and specialty foods like “Sassy Momma Sweet Potato Fries.”

“There is a better way to deal with health issues than to impose those kind of regulations,” Al Stamps said. “I’m sorry — you can’t do it by treating adults like children and telling them what they can and cannot eat.”

02-05-2008, 09:57 AM
This wouldn't sit well in PA. Dutch country. You know how plump the Amish women are....everybody here is somewhat obese. Can't be helped with the way we cook.LOL

DG - bring more shoo fly pie

02-05-2008, 10:34 AM
This is interesting. One of my favorite all-you-can-eat buffets is in Mississippi, at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica. All-U-Can-Eat seafood (including lobster tail) for about $10 on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

My consumption is normally limited by having to stand in line behind a bunch of fat folks that don't need any extra food. If they are barred at the door, I can probably eat twice as much in the same amount of time /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif


02-05-2008, 11:15 AM
Dg, I'd have never guessed that this was an Amish desert...thought it was just a southern staple.
"But how did these pies get their name? The most logical explanation seems to be that the sweet ingredients attracted flies when the pies were cooling. The cooks had to "shoo" the flies away, hence the name shoofly pie.

Another story claims that this is really a French recipe, and that the crumb topping of the pie resembled the surface of the cauliflower, which is "cheux-fleur" in French. This was eventually pronounced as shoofly. Locals have a little problem with that explanation, and most of us have never seen this pie served up in the fine restaurants of Paris.

No less an authority on things Pennsylvania Dutch than John Joseph Stoudt states clearly that shoofly pies "are soundly Pennsylvanian, made in the earlier days with sorghum, later with molasses, and with brown rather than granulated sugar." Phyllis Pellman Good, in her book Amish Cooking, feels that these pies may have been common because "this hybrid cake within a pie shell" faired better in the old style bake ovens after the bread had been baked"
So the day hasn't been a total waste...besides being up $83 in the stock market...i learned sumthin....

02-05-2008, 01:41 PM
You haven't lived until you try a piece. It is sweet, but oh so good. Mrs. DG and my daughter don't like it because of being sweet. That's ok, just lets more for me. How about minced meat pie?


02-05-2008, 01:52 PM
This might mean the FAR group, would be...far out?
Fat A** Republicans