We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Is it a crime to have a fat kid? I don't think so. How do you control what a 14 year-old eats? The world has always had fat people. Some people like to be fat, like Pres. Grover Cleveland who admitted to only a prosperous 307 lbs but was probably well over that.
Actually, I know Peter and his mom currently has to suffer with only a gigabit of bandwidth to her home - the (very expensive, to the tune of over $250k) equipment needed to terminate a 40 Gbit/sec connection is loud and power hungry - not a good roommate.
This is apparently a re-post of the original story from a couple of years ago. When Peter first did his publicity stunt, his mother did not have a computer, and I took great glee in insinuating (in his presence) that Peter clearly didn't love his mother because he forced her to use Vista.