Jolly Pride!

A reader sez:

David Is To Be Returned To Italy

A  bit of cultural news, for a welcome change.

After a two year loan to the United States,


Michelangelo’s David is being returned to Italy

His Proud Sponsors were:?

I’ve been thinking about it.  I think the HHS Mandate should force you people to pay for my groceries and liposuction, and it should cover my legal expenses for suing you for mental stress if you don’t affirm me in my okayness. The point is, you have no right to tell me what I can fork and who I can fork with in the privacy of my own dining room.  And you should be forced to pay for my choices.  Without food, you become unhealthy.  Ergo, food is health care.  Duh!

  • Elaine S.

    And perhaps Chris Christie will become the first out-stout-and-proud Jolly President? :-)

  • Elaine S.

    Oops, I almost forgot about William Howard Taft, the First Jolly President, who topped 300 lbs.

  • Irenist

    On the logic of the HHS contraception mandate, people with healthy dietswshould be forced to subsidize not others’ groceries and liposuction, but their junk food and cigarettes. We’re not being asked to pay for “women’s healthcare.” We’re being asked to pay for the intentionally wrought malfunctioning of an otherwise healthy reproductive system. It’s like if Bloomberg’s soda ban were replaced with a tax to pay for more soda for the obese.

  • Jon W

    Well, actually, we spend quite a lot of money in this country buying food for people who can’t afford it. And if the testimony of my sister – a grocery store assistant manager – is accurate, we buy them a lot of junk food.

    • Beccolina

      True, though I’ve seen some do better than others.

  • Katheryn

    Most, if not all of the food stamp/pantry food is very unhealthy. Government food has always been the bottom of the barrel.

  • Martin

    But the post is funny.

    Thanks, Mark.

  • Elaine S.

    “It’s like if Bloomberg’s soda ban were replaced with a tax to pay for more soda for the obese.”
    Actually, I think it would more comparable to replacing the soda ban with a tax to pay for unlimited quantities of free DIET soda on demand for the obese — the idea being that they can enjoy their favorite beverage whenever they like without the consequences of gaining weight. By the way, a growing body of research is beginning to show that diet soda has harmful health effects (sorta like, ahem, the Pill) and may actually PROMOTE obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other conditions.