South African chef 'too fat' to live in New Zealand
Immigration officials said Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 130kg (286 pounds), did not have "an acceptable standard of health".
He now faces expulsion despite shedding 30kg since he moved to the city of Christchurch six years ago.
Now, while the headlines could write themselves, it's worth noting that the chef actually weighs less now than he did when he first came to live in New Zealand - a weight recorded on his medical exam when he first entered the country. Seems like there's more going on than meets the eye. Now, personally, I want my chef to be a little on the hefty side - that's good advertisement.
Imagine the howls of protest if we applied the same standards to folks coming into the United States? I wonder how that's going to work when ObamaCare is implemented - on the one hand, political correctness will make us overlook all but the most glaring faults of those trying to get into our country. On the other hand, letting in folks with obvious health risks will tax an already over-burdened health care system.
Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better folks - if they do, in fact, get better at all...
That is all.
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(image courtesy of Robb Allen)