Brad Messer Commentary
8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2003


You Sure Are Fat!

Would I walk up to someone and say, “Girl, you are FAT!” Would you?

No. It isn’t nice. And “fat” is politically incorrect.

So why does the federal obesity survey get to come to San Antonio and say our whole town is fat?

They poke in here and infer that we could be shape models for blimps. They have some fatheaded things to say about why; Margaritas, Fiesta, Television, Fast food, Hispanic Genetics, Race, Education Levels, Lifestyle.

Supposedly 31 out of every 100 local adults here are obese. I suspect the federal CDC wazoos use fatheaded methodology, and in a few years someone will point it out, and we’ll be told this stuff was wrong all along.

Your own eyes show that people here don’t look any more massive than people in other towns. If we were really that big, our cars would all tilt over like in Gilbert Grape.

These feds don’t have enough real work to do.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.

Darlene Cates played Mommy in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”

San Antonio Express-News Mar. 4, 2003
S.A. ranks as nation's fattest city on fed list
( ... as opposed to the UNFED list? hahaha )

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