Friday, February 22, 2008

Free gym for fatties...

Mr Angry is off on one again...
I know this policy is designed to help fat people get thin, and reduce the burden on an already at-breaking-point NHS, but where do we draw the line? Free Mr Kipling’s to the painfully thin? Jongleurs tickets for the clinically depressed? Free Rohypnol to the frighteningly ugly?

Ha!

UPDATE: Meanwhile, over the water, Twenty has an idea that we should nick...
I believe we need a National Cunt Day where we, the people of Ireland, simply give in and celebrate the fact we’re a country absolutely chock-full of the biggest cunts on earth.

What’s the point in giving out any more? You complain, you grumble, you make a fuss but the cunts keep cunting on all fucking day long, every day of every fucking week.

That's one of the best ideas I've heard in a long time. Quite apart from the list of cunts that he's got, we have our fair share too.

In fact, scratch that: we'll have to make it a National Cunt Week...

11 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

"First they came for the size zero models and I did not act because I was not size zero, then they came for the fatties ... "

curly15 said...

We are big enough to make our own decisions surely?

ElizaF said...

National cunt week eh? What about national prick week? There are enough of them about.

James said...

National cunt week eh? What about national prick week?

Are they not one and the same in this context?

Or did you mean 2 separate weeks?

Tomrat247 said...

Free gym memberships for fatties is like free fridges for escimos; they've probably already got one and its unlikely they put it to much use. ;-)

I, being a particularly heavy fella pay just over 90 smakers a month to attend a martial arts academy (like a regular gym, but minus any recognisable equipment, more harmful implements dotted around and no showers >-o' ). I'd never think to go to the GP to get my membership paid for.

Why not do something more friggin useful, like subsidise council gyms with the money so they are cheap for everybody to use? On my last trip to Portugal to see the inlaws we visited a marina that allowed use of canoes, boats and other swimming paraphenalia completely FREE! this extended to non-natives as well! incredible.

Georgie Porgie Pudding and Pie said...

National cunt week eh? What about national prick week?

Are they not one and the same in this context?


That depends on what you think about when you think of a prick

cassandra said...

Speaking of cunts,

Who is on the 'Granite' payroll? Follow the money trail and me thinks that our NuLab serial cunts will be well represnted?
Granite hides behind a fake charity(dont they all) yet lo and behold, the charity doesnt get a bean! Is that why the FOI is not wanted by the cunt massif AKA NuLiebour?
Wouldnt it be 'odd' if parrasites like Prescunt/cooper/balls were on the payroll as NEDS(lazy cunts on the payroll)?
Downs syndrome charity? the only downs syndrome type people I see are in the cabinet!

Simon Clark said...

So we're going to give more free stuff to people who are already failing to look after themselves despite all the free healthcare they're stealing from everyone else...

Yeh, moving the costs of a bad thing from the people doing it to the people not doing it is about one of the dumbest things there is...

verity said...

Tom Rat 247 - "On my last trip to Portugal ... we visited a marina that allowed use of canoes, boats and other swimming paraphenalia completely FREE! this extended to non-natives as well! incredible."

It wasn't "completely FREE!" Someone paid for the canoes, boats and other swimming paraphenalia. Those things didn't descend from heaven. Someone paid for them. Someone wasn't getting a return on their money. You were a passenger. Nothing is free.

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Tomrat247 said...

Verity,

Fair enough - what I meant was that they were completely free for me and any one patronising the marina; whether you agree with the concept or not it does represent one potential solution towards an obesity epidemic; however, having just done a quick google search for some figures it appears that Portugal's overweight/obseity trend roughly matches our own (http://www.obesityresearch.org/cgi/content/abstract/13/7/1141, and http://www.heartstats.org/atozpage.asp?id=5501) comparing 95-96 to 98-99 results - it is still a lot lower than ours (by nearly 20% in both year groups for men and women for obesity).

My own thinking is that if you supply something free at the point of entry you pretty much get abuse or misuse or no use at all; the NHS is a perfect example of this.

I'm not saying that Portugal's system is anywhere near the ideal; its politics keeps it one of the poorest western countries in the world; just look at Tim's posts on the electrical system - one thing he hasn't mentioned is that sewage control isn't really figured into their planning; a heavy downpour brings out a fairly nasty smell in the air in some places.

Simon,

From DK's regular postings on the subject on his medical insurance costs it would be safe to surmise that harmful lifestyles tend to reduce the costs overall of healthcare - you dont live long enough to enjoy poor, long-standing health problems.

Which brings me to a horrifying, cynical conclusion - perhaps the dumbing down of healthcare, the myriad lives lost because of our inefficient centrally planned healthcare system is entirely deliberate...