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The Big Gulps Are Coming

The world’s largest convenience store chain is coming to the South Carolina Upstate … bringing Big Gulps and other buckle busting treats with it. 7-Eleven – which operates more than 50,000 stores worldwide – is taking over more than twenty Hickory Point stores in three Upstate South Carolina counties, according…

The world’s largest convenience store chain is coming to the South Carolina Upstate … bringing Big Gulps and other buckle busting treats with it.

7-Eleven – which operates more than 50,000 stores worldwide – is taking over more than twenty Hickory Point stores in three Upstate South Carolina counties, according to The Tin Foil Hat Times (a.k.a. The Anderson Independent).

Sooo … what does this mean for S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s “War on Fat?”

We’re not sure … but we would view this development as another example of the futility of such an effort.

Wanna make people skinny? Then stop subsidizing their face-stuffing … and more importantly, let them deal with the consequences of their gluttony as opposed to making the rest of us pick up the tab.

That slurping sound you hear is the sound of freedom … but with freedom comes an obligation to take responsibility for one’s own actions.

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10 comments

Nölff April 2, 2013 at 8:50 am

We have more than enough QT stations already.

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Nölff April 2, 2013 at 8:50 am

We have more than enough QT stations already.

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Crooner April 2, 2013 at 11:46 am

“Let them deal with the consequences of their gluttony as opposed to making the rest of us pick up the tab.”
How would that work? Do we charge “obese” people for Medicare? Who decides who is obese? Do we add a charge for smokers? My sister used to work for the state and she had to pay $40 a month extra for her insurance because she smoked. Do we test carboxyhemogloban levels so smokers can’t lie about their disgusting habit?
What about those who can’t afford insurance? Do we let just the fat or smokers go without health care, or do we adopt the Republican response for all that can’t afford it: “let them die!”

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Smirks April 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

I imagine they’d go by BMI but there’s a lot of kids being sent home “fat letters” for being past a certain weight for their height, even though they are not actually fat.

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Crooner April 2, 2013 at 11:46 am

“Let them deal with the consequences of their gluttony as opposed to making the rest of us pick up the tab.”
How would that work? Do we charge “obese” people for Medicare? Who decides who is obese? Do we add a charge for smokers? My sister used to work for the state and she had to pay $40 a month extra for her insurance because she smoked. Do we test carboxyhemogloban levels so smokers can’t lie about their disgusting habit?
What about those who can’t afford insurance? Do we let just the fat or smokers go without health care, or do we adopt the Republican response for all that can’t afford it: “let them die!”

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Smirks April 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

I imagine they’d go by BMI but there’s a lot of kids being sent home “fat letters” for being past a certain weight for their height, even though they are not actually fat.

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9" April 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Big Gulp? Isn’t that what Nikki calls a BJ?

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9" April 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Big Gulp? Isn’t that what Nikki calls a BJ?

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Cleveland Steamer April 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Make NO mistake Big Gulp Drinking, Twinkie eating, uninsured people do get healthcare, period. They get the most expensive healthcare a medical billing person can come up with, just check the hospital bills. Guess who pays for it. For all it’s ills, medicaid at least lowers the price. Those that claim a big gulp (x2) is their right is a dumbass. Kind of like smokers. It’s gonna kill me and I’m going to pay $5 a pack freedom.

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Cleveland Steamer April 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Make NO mistake Big Gulp Drinking, Twinkie eating, uninsured people do get healthcare, period. They get the most expensive healthcare a medical billing person can come up with, just check the hospital bills. Guess who pays for it. For all it’s ills, medicaid at least lowers the price. Those that claim a big gulp (x2) is their right is a dumbass. Kind of like smokers. It’s gonna kill me and I’m going to pay $5 a pack freedom.

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