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Clinton: 'I was a fat band boy'
cnn.com ^ | Friday, August 5, 2005

Posted on 08/06/2005 2:52:29 AM PDT by F14 Pilot

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton said his weight problem and brush with death are the catalysts behind his foundation's initiative of tackling childhood obesity.

Once famous for his love of fast food, Clinton told CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta that bad health habits since childhood led to his September 2004 quadruple bypass surgery. That operation, he said, opened his eyes to a larger issue, and he turned his attention to the problem of overweight American children.

"The brush with death I had maybe had the biggest impact of all," Clinton recalled. "I realized that one more time I've been given another chance, and I wanted to make the most of it."

Clinton, who admits "I was the fat band boy," said he knows what unhealthy eating habits can do to a young body.

"Emory University's done a study saying that the obesity alone accounted for 25 percent of the increase in health costs of the last 15 years, so I thought it was a chance where I could save the most lives ... do the most good and also do something that I understood from my own experience," he said.

Clinton hopes to do that with a partnership between the William J. Clinton Foundation and American Heart Association. The initiative, launched in May, aims to "stop the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity" in the United States by 2010.

The goal is that by starting children on a path that includes a proper diet and exercise, they'll grow up to be healthy adults and reduce obesity-related health costs.

Other highlights of the initiative include working with the food and restaurant industry and the media and increasing physical activity and improving lunches in schools.

Clinton said lawmakers should take a greater involvement in the fight --

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bandfag; boy; care; childhoodobesity; clinton; diet; eat; fat; health; issue; obesity; ugly; x42
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1 posted on 08/06/2005 2:52:30 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot

Why does a fat, band boy go into politics? For the chicks, of course.


2 posted on 08/06/2005 2:54:32 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: F14 Pilot
When I first glanced at the headline, I read: "I was a fat bad boy."

Tell me something I didn't already know, Burger Boy!

3 posted on 08/06/2005 3:24:50 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: F14 Pilot
...Clinton recalled. "I realized that one more time I've been given another chance, and I wanted to make the most of it."

LOL!

4 posted on 08/06/2005 3:35:10 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

I believe that Clinton was given a second chance to make things right with all of the people that he has wronged.

Is he lucky that God is a patient God!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 08/06/2005 3:44:16 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: F14 Pilot

I saw this article earlier on CNN.com and resisted the temptation to post it...


6 posted on 08/06/2005 3:44:50 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Will work for a tagline.)
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To: F14 Pilot
He a fat head rapist also.
7 posted on 08/06/2005 3:47:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's code and found a terrorist message.)
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To: JRios1968

i thought it might make some laugh in the morning


8 posted on 08/06/2005 3:52:35 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

Damn I've been waiying for him to keel over ala Nelson Rockefeller


9 posted on 08/06/2005 3:55:05 AM PDT by wildcatf4f3 (whats wrong with a draft?)
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To: wildcatf4f3

Its also mt own personal desire for myself. I mean, If I gotta go.....


10 posted on 08/06/2005 3:56:24 AM PDT by wildcatf4f3 (whats wrong with a draft?)
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To: F14 Pilot

"I was the fat band boy", Clinton bloviates now.

But in 1999, Clinton played a different tune, (pun intended)Back then at an event designed to make people forget his impeachment problems, Clinton said: "I want to say again, I don't think I would be President if it hadn't been for school music."

http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/EOP/First_Lady/html/generalspeeches/1999/19991023.html

Transitional ethics, shifting oratory...thoroughly Clinton!


11 posted on 08/06/2005 4:02:05 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@Typical BS From BC.com)
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To: F14 Pilot

It certainly accomplished that :)


12 posted on 08/06/2005 4:05:52 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Will work for a tagline.)
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To: F14 Pilot
Don't let this kid you. There were plenty of hot girl in band. It was a wonderful hunting ground.
13 posted on 08/06/2005 4:08:20 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: F14 Pilot

I thought this was about Hillary


14 posted on 08/06/2005 4:10:23 AM PDT by cajun-jack
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To: Caipirabob

He was abused by Roger.


15 posted on 08/06/2005 4:21:49 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Caipirabob
Clarinet Chicks can party.
16 posted on 08/06/2005 4:41:23 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
We had a 200 piece marching band that travelled nationally. 120 players plus 80 color-guard. Oh, the memories...

As a group we travelled some 5,000 miles a year. It was a blast. Still had time for sports, too. The sad thing is I don't think they offer ay equivelant programs in school these days. We keep our kids busy through privately funded athletic organizations and such.

17 posted on 08/06/2005 4:52:32 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob
120 players plus 80 color-guard.

Plus 1 very festive caipira.

18 posted on 08/06/2005 4:59:02 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Caipirabob
"you know one time at band camp....."


19 posted on 08/06/2005 5:12:23 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: F14 Pilot
"The brush with death I had ..."

Brush with death? What a drama queen.

I had quadruple bypass surgery two months ago. There's no "brush with death" about it.

You haven't had a heart attack. No damage; no pain yet. You indulge the doctors in some tests. They operate. You hang in the hospital a couple of days and go home and rest a month. It's simple and straightforward.

I have more serious "brushes with death" crossing Eighth Avenue in front of yellow cabs every day.

20 posted on 08/06/2005 5:14:30 AM PDT by BrookdalePark
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To: F14 Pilot

At first, from reading the title, I thought the article was about Hillary.


21 posted on 08/06/2005 5:16:32 AM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: F14 Pilot

> "The brush with death I had maybe had the biggest impact of all," Clinton recalled.

No doubt he is referring to the Faustian pact he made with the Evil One before he entered politics.


22 posted on 08/06/2005 5:17:56 AM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: F14 Pilot

I can only hope the bubba's future is filled full of big-ole-greasy Big Macs! Enjoy billy-boy!

LLS


23 posted on 08/06/2005 5:18:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: BrookdalePark

See post 22


24 posted on 08/06/2005 5:19:20 AM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: LibLieSlayer

the=that


25 posted on 08/06/2005 5:19:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: BrookdalePark
Brush with death? What a drama queen.

Exactly!

Same old Clinton... I wonder... was his lip quivering when he gave the interview?

26 posted on 08/06/2005 5:20:50 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Caipirabob

Hmmmmmm.......a Target-Rich environment....what "Fat"-playboy Pre-President could pass THAT up???


27 posted on 08/06/2005 5:22:41 AM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("I will Declare the Beauty of The LORD.")
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To: F14 Pilot
Clinton, who admits "I was the fat band boy," said he knows what unhealthy eating habits can do to a young body.

Ummmm .. Hey Bill .. I don't think is was unhealthy eating as a kid was what put a strain on your heart

I'm thinking it was more your party days that wasn't too healthy for you body

28 posted on 08/06/2005 5:24:30 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Northern Yankee

No...but he bit his lip.


29 posted on 08/06/2005 5:31:29 AM PDT by trustandobey (They keep forgetting- W won!)
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To: F14 Pilot

Clinton just can't stop lying.

There is a picture of Bill at the Arkansas Band Museum (Pine Bluff, Arkansas) in his high school band uniform with his sax. Doesn't look like a "fat kid" to me.

In fact, he didn't start packing on the pounds, as far as I know, until his political career really got rolling. Even then, he never got to be as bad as good-ole Teddy Kennedy.

But as usual, Clinton will jump on any story - no matter how much of a lie - to make a "point".


30 posted on 08/06/2005 5:36:22 AM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of Satan)
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To: F14 Pilot

The only reason he is saying this is that being a nerd is now a "cool" thing to be. (or so they say) It's just another example of how Clinton manipulates people. He is a master at that. Don't be surprised if he buys a llama and takes up with a friend named Pedro.


31 posted on 08/06/2005 5:41:12 AM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers (Freud was wrong. It's all about "Roe v. Wade")
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To: snarks_when_bored
Rush always says good comedy has to have an element of truth to it. Several years ago, I read the following editorial by a guy named Greg Crosby, and thought it was one of the funniest things I'd ever read -- funny because it's so danged true. Everytime I think of kid Clinton, this is the image I have. Anyway, the last two quoted paragraphs address the chick element.

Flash back to the nineteen-fifties to a little town called Hope, Arkansas. Can’t you just see this chubby soft pubescent kid sitting in a darkened movie theater scarfing down a second tub of popcorn (with extra butter) while watching Elvis in Jailhouse Rock or King Creole and thinking to himself, “Oh, man. I love this guy!”

Can’t you see him looking in the mirror practicing the lip-biting humility that came so naturally to Presley (but is so studied with Clinton) and rehearsing twangy Elvis catch-phrases like, “Thaink yew ... thaink yew very much.” Can’t you see him in the kitchen making deep-fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches? “Oh, man! This thaing tastes great!” I’m convinced Elvis has always been Clinton’s idol -- his ultimate yardstick for success.

Of course, the established Clinton story is that his hero and role model has always been John F. Kennedy -- HA! -- don’t let him fool you. Kennedy could never really be Clinton’s idol. I mean, Kennedy did okay, but he never had access to the amount of chicks that Ol’ Elvis did. Girls never squealed and fainted for JFK. They never threw their hotel keys or panties at him.

What Clinton wants, is to have an Elvis Presley lifestyle AND a Kennedy presidential legacy. He’d like to record mega-hit rock and roll records and drive around in gold Cadillac convertibles. He’d like to dress in white jumpsuits with red sashes around his waist, dark sunglasses around his head, gold chains around his neck, and teenage girls around his legs.

32 posted on 08/06/2005 5:41:40 AM PDT by Melpomene
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33 posted on 08/06/2005 5:41:50 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: F14 Pilot

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CLINTON's refusing to bring OSAMA bin LADEN to American Custody when offerred to him 3 times by the Sudan during the 1990's =


911 Livesaving Hero RICK RESCORLA, r.i.p.

http://www.strategyzoneonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

.


34 posted on 08/06/2005 5:42:34 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: F14 Pilot

What's this was? Bill, you still are fat band boy.


35 posted on 08/06/2005 5:43:41 AM PDT by KenmcG414
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To: F14 Pilot

Forgive me,but isn't that just precious?


36 posted on 08/06/2005 5:44:54 AM PDT by jos65
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To: F14 Pilot
Clinton: 'I was a fat band boy'

...and now she's a Senator!

37 posted on 08/06/2005 5:51:25 AM PDT by Ichneumon
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To: F14 Pilot
"I realized that one more time I've been given another chance

Haha ... irony.

38 posted on 08/06/2005 5:52:12 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Be a Good Mullah Now ...)
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To: F14 Pilot

William J Clinton. Fat Band Boy. Still looking for a Legacy. Any Legacy.


39 posted on 08/06/2005 5:58:45 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: F14 Pilot

The best way Billigula can make his "second chance" really mean something is to contact the nearest U.S. Attorney's Office, and offer to tell ALL the dirty secrets of his Administration from '93 to '00, INCLUDING all of the nefarious details of Senator Fat Ankles shenanigans, and that his testimony will be contingent upon not receiving any actual jail time.

Yes, I'd love to see Bubba in prison, but if he truly were to cough up the goods on Hiliarly, I could live with him getting a form of limited immunity from prosecution.

And the icing on that cake is watching the Hildabeast do the perp walk, right into Camp Cupcake where Martha Stewart did her time.

Except in this case, the sentence would be MUCH longer.


40 posted on 08/06/2005 6:02:24 AM PDT by Mad Mammoth ('Some folks just need killin' - Clint Eastwood / 'The Outlaw Josey Wales')
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To: F14 Pilot
Actually, this seems pretty harmless as political causes go. But Carter's work with Habitat For Humanity doesn't keep him busy enough to keep his mouth shut.

Bill's probably looking for a 'good cause' to help Hillary out and, failing her success in '08, to be a good liberal leader and have the press say nice things about him for the next 20 years.
41 posted on 08/06/2005 6:15:11 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: Melpomene

I've got to pretty much agree with that. I wonder whether there's any audio or video of Clinton imitating Elvis saying, "Thank you very much!"?


42 posted on 08/06/2005 6:28:53 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: F14 Pilot

I had not heard anything about him in so long I thought he had passed on. No such luck!


43 posted on 08/06/2005 6:38:26 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: F14 Pilot
The goal is that by starting children on a path that includes a proper diet and exercise, they'll grow up to be healthy adults and reduce obesity-related health costs....


44 posted on 08/06/2005 7:31:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: toomanygrasshoppers

Don't be surprised if he buys a llama and takes up with a friend named Pedro

And adopts an African child.

45 posted on 08/06/2005 7:41:09 AM PDT by Husker8877
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To: F14 Pilot
I'd say Clinton is a little too late. He had his chance to set a good example as president. That squandered and now he's irrelevant.
46 posted on 08/06/2005 7:55:11 AM PDT by LisaS
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To: F14 Pilot
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47 posted on 08/06/2005 8:04:15 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: F14 Pilot
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48 posted on 08/06/2005 12:38:46 PM PDT by jla
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To: martin_fierro
ROTFLMAO!!!

And here I was thinking I missed a payment to my oldest friend John - LOL!

I should be so thin...

Still, the look on his face is "Universal".

49 posted on 08/06/2005 1:36:46 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: F14 Pilot

I'm only puzzled by one thing.

Why is this in News?


50 posted on 08/06/2005 6:38:51 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (Mighty and enduring? They are but toys of the moment to be overturned by the flicking of a finger.)
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