Monday, September 27, 2010

"America: A Big, Fat, Stupid Nation"

Must read.


"...What strange event happened in 1977? Elvis died; perhaps the aliens who took him started to replace his fellow Americans with clones of fat, singing, hamburger-addicts? The truth is no less remarkable.

"In 1977 America changed its health advice. In a nutshell (or, more likely, an ADA approved Mars bar): Eat more starchy foods, eat more carbohydrates, saturated fats are bad. If that sounds like pretty good advice to you, then you don't know enough about what you are putting into your mouth."

The standard left-wing finger pointing at corporations is entirely unnecessary here.  The corporations in this case were, and are, pretty clearly following the Progressives' lead on diet.  Other than that, spot on.

Via Hold the Toast.