Friday, August 19, 2011

No Fat to Trim

Susanne Eman's bid to be world's fattest woman:

Obese model Susanne Eman is saying 'Supersize Me' for real - in her bid to become the fattest woman ever.

The 52-stone bombshell aims to reach a whopping 115 stone, or 1,600lb, by guzzling at least 20,000 calories a day.

Susanne, 32, from Arizona USA, hopes to pass the half-way milestone of 57 stones by the end of the year.

As sickening as this spectacle may be, your initial reaction might be to say "What the hell? If she wants to kill herself by overeating, what concern is it of ours?" And that response might be perfectly understandable except...

The unemployed mother - who cannot work because of her weight - claims she stays active by doing simple exercises and having regular health checks.

My wife--who sent me this heartwarming tale of the woman with big dreams--asked "so who's paying for this goal?" The answer is we are. Remember the old days, when people who didn't have jobs had to worry about getting enough to eat? No more. In today's America, the unemployed can eat all they want and more. In fact, if they are so inclined they can choose to literally eat themselves to death as this woman has. This used to be an indulgent exit that you had to pay for yourself. Now it's on our dime.