// April 21st, 2010 // 6 Comments » // Uncategorized
WASHINGTON – Too fat to fight? Many American children are so overweight from being fed french fries, pizza and other unhealthy foods at school lunchrooms that they cannot handle the physical rigors of being in the military, a group of retired officers say in a new report.
National security is threatened by the sharp rise in obesity rates for young people over the last 15 years, the group Mission: Readiness contends. Weight problems are now the leading medical reason that recruits are rejected, the group says, and thus jeopardize the military’s ability to fill its ranks.
We are a nation of fat people. There. I said it. Not that I endorse it or celebrate it, or that my entire “brand” is based on it. There are several types of “fat” which this “report” fails to quantify. There is “Skinny-Fat” which is where you have managed to stay a tall glass of water, while at the same time maintaining no muscle whatsoever. Of course there is “Classic-Fat” which is your standard big ball of chewed-bubble gum. Then there is “Record Setting-Fat” which is like Gilbert Grape’s mother. So there is no “standard” for obesity. But regardless of these inaccuracies, apparently Americans are too fat to fight. Call it a day people, the hippies have won.
Thanks to Alex for the tip.