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Massachusetts Parents Whining: Letters To Parents Real Problem With Childhood Obesity

It’s a simple fact – one out of every three kids in America is overweight or obese. OBESE. Children. This is a very real problem! So of course, a couple of Massachusetts legislators want to shut down the program that allows schools to measure the kids’ body mass index and send a very respectful letter explaining the results to the parents. Massachusetts State Rep. Jim Lyons and State Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives have filed legislation to stop the “fat letters.” “I think [the BMI letters] are an overreaching by the Department of Public Health,” Lyons told the New York Daily News. “I’ve had numerous complaints from parents considering the impact ot has on children being ostracized for being too thin or too fat. Parents are really concerned.” They are concerned that the notices create a stigma and damage the self-esteem of these kids? That is nice and all, worrying about hurting a kid, it is. But being a heavy kid can be a serious problem, especially long term. This program is a lot like how schools check a kid’s eyes to make sure they can see, no? No one ever says, great, now my kid has to wear glasses and THAT IS SO SAD, they will get teased because, 4 eyes, and STOP CHECKING KIDS’ EYES, SCHOOLS! It is maybe not the notice being sent that is the problem, it is the reality of this very real childhood obesity epidemic, maybe? Something is wrong out there, and being mean to kids based on what they look like is not right, but informing parents’ of the reality of their child’s health is not what makes kids tease one another? Are we the ones taking Crazy Pills here? Read more on Massachusetts Parents Whining: Letters To Parents Real Problem With Childhood Obesity…
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‘Weather’ On List Of Things GOP Will Not Talk About

Stupid liberals, why must you always be so stupid, introducing LOGIC into discussions that are clearly driven by IDEOLOGY and also: MONEY. See, after the Colorado wildfires burnt up a large portion of Colorado Springs, Democrats thought that it might be a good time to hold a hearing exploring the links between climate change and extreme weather. They were hoping that heatwaves and wildfires and all kinds of other extreme weather would translate into some sort of motivation to DO something about it, but as usual, this rested on the assumption that the GOP would be interested in “doing something” or sensitive to “evidence.” But as we all know, the government just infringes on our freedom to buy lightbulbs when they “do something” and  “evidence” has no place in sober discussions held by the world’s most deliberative legislative body. So the GOP did what any sensible freedom loving political party would do, and refused to hold the hearing: Read more on ‘Weather’ On List Of Things GOP Will Not Talk About…