CNN: It's Easier to buy a Gun in South Central than Fruit?
Zuma Dogg was nice enough to post this video on Mayor Sam today which lays out a proposal that Jan Perry wants to inflict on the residents of South Central.
Even though the councilwoman is ignorant in regards to the neighborhoods in her district, she does know that the people she represents are fat. They're so fat (and in her mind, ignorant) that she seems to want to protect them from themselves. It's her plan to ban all new fast food chains in South LA for the next year so that it would encourage more sit-down restaurants and grocery stores to open up.
It's ironic that a woman who doesn't seem to think that it's necessary to have a map or even a list of all the official neighborhoods in her district, and appears comfortable in that ignorance, seems uptight that her constituents are not interested in knowing what a healthy diet is all about.
And doubly ironic that Perry herself looks to be someone who is more than familiar with KFC, Taco Bell, and Burger King.
If the councilperson wants the freedom not to know - or care - about information, why is she demanding that her fellow residents of her district get edjumacated on what to dine on?
In the piece CNN paraphrases the controversial councilwoman who told them that it's easier in South Central to buy a handgun than fruits and vegetables. Last we checked LA was part of the free market economy and if any of the citizens of the district really wanted some fruit instead of a Big Mac, we're pretty sure they could figure out where to get it.
Sorry Ms. Perry, LA doesn't need a Diet Tsar, we need representatives that listen, learn, and represent what the people want. And if the people want fast food and maps of the hoods, you should give it to them. You work for us, so leggo my deep fried Jack in the Box tacos, yo.