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Old 12-31-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Look, I have a pet peeve: In times of crisis everyone makes the populace conserve water, put a brick in your toilet, do gray-water gardening and leave off watering that lawn. So, if there are people starving in America, how can we allow food eating contests? They aren't having water fights in Georgia right now, are they?

Basically, I find eating contests obscene in a country where folks are not getting enough to eat. I was raised not to waste food. The New Englanders say : "Full is as good as a feast!" Isn't gluttony one of those deadly sins? I await the good Christian conservatives to join my small crusade against eating contests.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:44 PM
 
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I fully believe NOBODY should be starving in America.

An "easybake" meal from Betty Crocker can cost about $3 and feed a family of four for dinner.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Basically, I find eating contests obscene in a country where folks are not getting enough to eat. I was raised not to waste food. The New Englanders say : "Full is as good as a feast!" Isn't gluttony one of those deadly sins? I await the good Christian conservatives to join my small crusade against eating contests.
Oh please - these eating contests are fun! I have been to a couple of the hot dog (Ethans) eating contests - usually the "BIG" guy and the "little" guy - this year won by a "little" woman!!

Come on - have some fun -
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:53 PM
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Basically, I find eating contests obscene in a country where folks are not getting enough to eat.

Aww, the solution there is easy! Just invite the people not getting enough to eat to the eating contests!
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:41 PM
 
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I await the good Christian conservatives to join my small crusade against eating contests.
So now even food eating contests have a political (conservative - of course) and religious (Christian only - no surprise) bent?

Tell that to the minority (an Asian guy)

who won the hot dog eating contest (meat no less!!!!)

in NJ (we try to out-progressive California).
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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This would only work if Georgia actually didn't waste water. I live 5 minutes (oh wait.. now it's about 10 :P) from the lake that's drying up and just today walking around my subdivision I saw 4 people washing their cars and several others watering. Brown grass should be a badge of honor.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:58 AM
 
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OK. I can't help it.
What does a person propose we do? Make food eating contests illegal?
What else should be legislated as illegal? Frog jumping contests? Cockroach races?
Sorry. Could not help myself.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Default Show some scorn!

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OK. I can't help it. What does a person propose we do?
Let's preach from pulpits and in the public forums that food contests are immoral. See who climbs on the bandwagon. No constitutional amendment; just public scorn. Sorta like hunting naked women with paintballs. Remember how that was condemned? Or dwarf tossing?

Try to see the trees in that forest!
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Look, I have a pet peeve: In times of crisis everyone makes the populace conserve water, put a brick in your toilet, do gray-water gardening and leave off watering that lawn. So, if there are people starving in America, how can we allow food eating contests? They aren't having water fights in Georgia right now, are they?

Basically, I find eating contests obscene in a country where folks are not getting enough to eat. I was raised not to waste food. The New Englanders say : "Full is as good as a feast!" Isn't gluttony one of those deadly sins? I await the good Christian conservatives to join my small crusade against eating contests.
Entering an 'eating' content is an individual choice. If a person feels that this activity is immoral or whatever, that person shouldn't enter the contest. Making this kind of non-sense and fun illegal is just over-the-top. There's enough of silly laws on the books already and enough real problems to worry about.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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Sorry. Can't climb on that bandwagon.
Now, hunting naked women with paintballs. That's an idea but, marshmellows with a slingshot would be better because that would prevent bruising.
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