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A big beef with a 'growing' problem

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and I am sure you are still feeling your turkey hangover today.  Well it is back to the grind and back to a brand new beef, one I got in an email late last week from Jeff.  Trust me, you want to read this one right to the end as I think there are some very good points made throughout the rant.  Remember to send me your beef as well by emailing it to [email protected]

Now take it away Jeff:

"I’ve got beef with people who are too fat to run for their lives. How bad is it that some people out there could not run up a single flight of stairs to escape life-threatening danger? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a picture of fitness and health but I can, at the very least and on my worst day, run for my life. This rant brings up the bigger issue of the health care costs of supporting the morbidly obese, but I don’t want to go there. I want to stay in the most subconscious desire to survive and identify that there are people out there who ignore the urge to survive by consuming so much that they wouldn’t be able to survive effectively if a natural disaster/cataclysmic event takes place…or if they had to run 15 feet in a hurry.

I understand that certain glandular issues can develop into obesity but that is rarely the case for most morbidly obese people. 100 years ago a person would have to be extremely wealthy to support a physique like that but nowadays any idiot can get fat enough to resign themselves to being helpless. 100 years ago ONLY the wealthy could get that fat. Everyone else was working too hard or were too poor to pack on hundreds of extra pounds. I have trouble being compassionate or understanding of people who barely work, don’t exercise, live off the government, but manage to eat tens of thousands more calories per day than their body needs.

Believe me, I’d develop a “glandular issue” too if I was packing away burgers, chips, pop, pizza, cheese, etc. every day.

CALL TO ACTION: if you currently are too fat to run for your life you have about 2 ½ months to get in shape. If the Mayans were right, your fat, sweaty life could be in danger sooner than you thought!"

- Jeff

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About the Author

You got BEEF?  Balsy does! 

Rob Balsdon is a local stand-up comedian that has a beef with almost everything.

As a comedian Rob has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Canadian comedy including “The Harley Guy” Herb Dixon, Gerry Dee (Mr. D) and Brent Butt (Corner Gas). Recently Rob was lucky enough to work with one of his idols when he opened for film star and SNL alumni Norm MacDonald!

Rob is here to rant about all the little things that get on his nerves.

Email your rants or ideas to [email protected]




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