I don't like labels - e.g. liberal or conservative - I prefer to think of myself as independent.
One place where I totally will not, cannot budge from, ideologically, is the idea that people should take personal responsibility.
So it irritates the shit out of me when groups do stuff like this.
In sum, a group called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has put up some nasty billboards of fat people with the message, "This is your thighs on cheese," etc.
I like cheese. If I eat too much of it and stop exercising and get fat, whose fault would that be? Mine. Not the fault of feta, cheddar, mozzarrella or monterey jack.
And at this point I don't think my thighs are any worse for the Wensleydale.*
Mr. RK said, "If they really wanted to be realistic, they'd put up a picture of an empty wallet and say, 'This is your wallet on healthcare.'"
I speak for the cheese! It's an option for protein that many of us vegetarians happen to enjoy. And I can safely say that cheese enchiladas are a supremely effective comfort food, being much more enjoyable than sex with my ex, for instance.
There is fat-free cheese, vegan cheese, probably even salt- and taste-free cheese. PCRM can shove these ads up their pompous asses for all I care.
*Big bonus points for you if you catch that reference!
*Bigger points if you get that one! Get both and you will be initiated into the brotherhood.