Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Madness: Guess Their BMI

As is being widely reported in the blogosphere, new Obamacare Stimulus bill regulations (Section 3001, page 116 of 407) will require the government to know how fat or skinny every American is by the year 2014, as calculated using the Body Mass Index, popularly known as the BMI.

I sure hope that the sheepsters who couldn't wait for Obamacare enjoy this one.  Certainly Oprah can't wait to have her BMI on a national register.

You can calculate your BMI using one of the handy formulae shown at the left, or you can drop in at the Mayo Clinic BMI calculator.

If you've got a BMI of under 25, you are not considered overweight by the powers that be, at least not at present. (If there's anything to learn from recent trends, however, expect that today's "normal" will become tomorrow's "fat.")

Feeling a little pudgy? Better whip yourself into shape before your government does it for you in marvelous ways that won't even require Congressional approval. President and Mrs. Obama recommend having a private gym in your home, spending lots of time on the golf course, and going on a couple of luxury vacations a month.

While we're waiting for the Powers That Be to figure out what they are going to do with your fatness measurement, perhaps we can amuse ourselves playing a new parlor game that I call "Guess Their BMI."

Here are a few Democrat "figures" to start with. 

Elena Kagan

Barney Frank

Michelle Obama

Al Gore

Sonia Sotomayor

Charlie Rangel

U.S. Surgeon General

You've got to wonder what kind of special "accomodations" will be made for the Pudgies in Power.



  1. In a Marxist system the ruling party never has to obey the same rules as the people. We can already see that in Congress being able to opt out of Social Security.

  2. Are you suggesting that Michelle Obama is fat? Seriously?

  3. Enter your height and weight to find your body mass index (BMI) Extra weight can increase your risk for health problems. Bmi Calculator