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Men's Health responds to readers mail about Obama Wow!
10.28.08 | perdogg

Posted on 10/28/2008 5:25:58 AM PDT by Perdogg

To our readers:

In the weeks since the November issue of Men’s Health hit mailboxes and newsstands, there has been an extraordinary outpouring of mail concerning our choice for the cover: Barack Obama. Some of you were excited to see a man you admired, some were grateful to learn about the presidential candidate from an MH perspective, and some of you felt betrayed by what you saw as a politically charged choice for the cover of your generally a-political magazine. Our selection of Senator Obama for the cover was based on two things: 1) he’s a man in the public eye, and worthy of a profile in Men’s Health, and 2) he’s a man squarely in our readers’ demographic who embodies many of the health, fitness, and success practices this magazine espouses. So, in placing him on our cover, we were endorsing a lifestyle, and a record of achievement, not necessarily a candidate. That choice, ultimately, is every voter’s, alone. But as the profile clearly states, you don’t have to vote for Barack Obama the politician to learn something from Barack Obama the man. If you don’t agree with that choice, we invite you to enjoy the other 206 pages in the magazine, and take the usual measure of “useful stuff” from them. If we’ve caused you grief, our apologies. That’s not our usual approach to reader service. The December issue, we pledge, will be quite Obama-free.

Best regards, The Editors of Men’s Health


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1 posted on 10/28/2008 5:25:58 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Alouette; Chet 99; Ernest_at_the_Beach; F15Eagle; Flavius; FlingWingFlyer; Frantzie; GOP_Lady; ...

ping


2 posted on 10/28/2008 5:27:20 AM PDT by Perdogg (Raila Amollo Odinga - community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

Not renewing my subscription.


3 posted on 10/28/2008 5:27:25 AM PDT by CE2949BB (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Perdogg
But as the profile clearly states, you don’t have to vote for Barack Obama the politician to learn something from Barack Obama the man

Gimme a break.
4 posted on 10/28/2008 5:28:11 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Perdogg

5 posted on 10/28/2008 5:28:43 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Redistribute Obamas Wealth)
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To: Perdogg

I GUESS SMOKING IS A “HEALTHY” OBJECTIVE, NOW HUH?..............


6 posted on 10/28/2008 5:29:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Perdogg

I didn’t realize their readers were smokers who bicycle with their jeans on.


7 posted on 10/28/2008 5:30:06 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Perdogg
But as the profile clearly states, you don’t have to vote for Barack Obama the politician to learn something from Barack Obama the man

A man who has had everything paid for him by the taxpayers for most of his life. A man who has what it takes to rise to the top of the corrupt manure pile that is Chicago politics. Yes, we can learn from him, but then we'd be a lot less than we are. I'm SO GLAD I didn't waste any money to subscribe to "Men's Health" and now I never will.

8 posted on 10/28/2008 5:30:16 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Perdogg

I used to buy this magazine quite frequently. However when I was at the store and saw Senator Government on the cover I told myself ‘no more’. I will no longer willingly associate myself with products or people who know the facts about this POS yet still admire him.


9 posted on 10/28/2008 5:30:40 AM PDT by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Red Badger

Exactly.


10 posted on 10/28/2008 5:30:44 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Perdogg
They must have had complaints and cancellations, why else would they swear their next issue will be Obama-free.

Anyone remaining as a subscriber to this cretin-led rag should have his health examined.

Leni

11 posted on 10/28/2008 5:30:46 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama's Moose is Cooked!)
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To: Perdogg
"2) he’s a man squarely in our readers’ demographic who embodies many of the health, fitness, and success practices this magazine espouses..."

I knew there was a reason the magazine never appealed to me.

12 posted on 10/28/2008 5:30:55 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Scotswife

LOL!


13 posted on 10/28/2008 5:31:04 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: Perdogg
So, in placing him on our cover, we were endorsing a lifestyle, and a record of achievement, not necessarily a candidate

Which record of achievement would that be?

14 posted on 10/28/2008 5:31:19 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: Dallas59

The Shamwow guy reminds me of Bill the Cat.


15 posted on 10/28/2008 5:31:34 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: frankiep; LS; kesg; Chet 99

to me this is good news, another poll?


16 posted on 10/28/2008 5:32:58 AM PDT by Perdogg (Raila Amollo Odinga - community organizer)
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To: Perdogg
The smoker is the picture of health. Did Men's Magazine see Osama’s health record, how do they know his is not one big clogged artery?
17 posted on 10/28/2008 5:33:22 AM PDT by angcat ("FOR THE LOVE OF GOD" PRAY FOR MCCAIN/PALIN)
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To: Perdogg
2) he’s a man squarely in our readers’ demographic who embodies many of the health, fitness, and success practices this magazine espouses.

Men's Health espouses smoking cigarettes, using cocaine, and living on the down low?
18 posted on 10/28/2008 5:33:42 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Red Badger

Smoking, coccaine and what other “lifestyle” choices? Collaborating with terrorists? Giving aid and comfort to those who would destroy our nation’s values and institutions?

Good choice, MH.


19 posted on 10/28/2008 5:34:11 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: tbpiper

I remember going to the State Fair as a kid and seeing these guys with a mic pushing food slicers and vacuum cleaners.


20 posted on 10/28/2008 5:34:14 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Redistribute Obamas Wealth)
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21 posted on 10/28/2008 5:35:14 AM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: Lou L
Which record of achievement would that be?

Rising to the top of the corrupt cesspool that is Chicago politics. Getting a $385,000 a year political sinecure for his odious wife whose profound sense of entitlement puts her very much in line with most of his supporters. Those "achievements."

22 posted on 10/28/2008 5:35:19 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Red Badger
When they get their "universal healthcare" implemented, smoking will be an "unapproved lifestyle" that will cause denial of treatment...

unless, of course, you have the proper "pull" with the right bureaucrats.

Watch for the doom of rotted civilizations in Atlas Shrugged:

Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.

Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked: ‘Account overdrawn.’

23 posted on 10/28/2008 5:35:34 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: Perdogg
So, in placing him on our cover, we were endorsing a lifestyle, and a record of achievement, not necessarily a candidate.

Not necessarily, huh? LOL.

Good thing this was in print and not audio. They would have had to have Heimlich's to save them from choking to death on that whopper.

24 posted on 10/28/2008 5:38:20 AM PDT by LucyJo
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To: from occupied ga

They miss the point. Putting him on the cover before the election serves as a quasi-endorsement at the newstand. They know this and have attempted to omit this through this statement. Anyone you know that subscribes to this needs to cancel it immediately. If this is allowed to stand, even with future “apologies”, then they have won.

We have to re-focus the media during the next few years. If anyone here spends a dime to support any news organization that has jumped the shark during this campaign then you are contributing to what we should be fighting against.


25 posted on 10/28/2008 5:39:09 AM PDT by sharkshooting
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To: Perdogg

Men’s health makes more than 250,000 per year.

their magazine should be free to redistribute the purchase power of their potential readers.

Transtlation for those from future rioters of amerika: steal the mazagine.

(/s)


26 posted on 10/28/2008 5:39:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: sharkshooting
exactly!
27 posted on 10/28/2008 5:39:57 AM PDT by Perdogg (Raila Amollo Odinga - community organizer)
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To: Perdogg
Men's Health is typical of so-called men's magazines that are published by the same media giants that publish other left wing magazines. They have as much an agenda as, say, a magazine issued by Focus on the Family. These publications exist for the purpose of popularizing liberal politics among younger middle class males, who of course suffer the brunt of leftist discrimination. They mix fitness, health, and sex tips so that it is not as blatantly political as The Nation or New Republic. But the same ideology is there amidst the stories about extreme sports or backwoods adventures.
28 posted on 10/28/2008 5:40:14 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Perdogg
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29 posted on 10/28/2008 5:40:52 AM PDT by randita
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To: Wallace T.
there was a survey in the magazine in the spring that most responders believed that govt wasn't the answer to solve our financial problems.
30 posted on 10/28/2008 5:41:17 AM PDT by Perdogg (Raila Amollo Odinga - community organizer)
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.

Should be called: Feminista-approved Girliemen's Health Rag.

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31 posted on 10/28/2008 5:41:42 AM PDT by polymuser (God bless and keep America.)
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To: Perdogg; IndianPrincessOK

I cancelled my subscription (company paid for) to Advertising Age because they crowned him “Marketer of the Year”. And I gave the staff an earfull.


32 posted on 10/28/2008 5:43:25 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Perdogg

All these vacuous rags are in the tank. They’ll be in line with their hands out for the socialist subsidies.

I can’t wait to see 0bama’s picture on the cover of my son’s Formula 1 magazine. Even though it’s published in the UK, you know 0bama’s going to be “leader of the world,” right?


33 posted on 10/28/2008 5:43:42 AM PDT by henkster (Lawyers will lead the Marxist revolution, armed with subpoenas...)
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To: MrB

BARNY FRANK, CHRIS DODD, ET AL, REMIND ME OF THE GANG OF LOOTERS IN ATLAS SHRUGGED.....


34 posted on 10/28/2008 5:44:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Perdogg
That explanation sounds an awful lot like Oprah's fawning over Barack and Michelle repeatedly on the air, but refusing to interview Sarah Palin because she doesn't want her show to be involved in politics. Bwaaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

I guess they all think we be so stoooopid.

35 posted on 10/28/2008 5:46:38 AM PDT by shezza (WWRD?)
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To: Perdogg

From the special 0 issue:

“Smoking a pack a day-the new health shortcut”

“6 weeks to bowling a 50 game”

“Nutrition tips: #1:the pig is an unclean animal-put down that pork chop!”

“A great full-body exercise: Throwing people under the bus”

“Dance like Colin Powell!”

“Picking the Perfect Wife”

“Why telling the truth is bad for your heart”

“Doctors find prayer is beneficial to health-imagine how much better doing it 5 times a day will work!”

“The Havana food-rationing diet: Lose 30 pounds quick-ever see a fat Cuban?”


36 posted on 10/28/2008 5:49:45 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Joe Biden behind a microphone is like Ted Kennedy behind a steering wheel)
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To: Perdogg

Never bought or read it. This is somewhat akin to one of my favorite charities, Best Friends in Kanab, UT, getting involved in the Obama dog adoption publicity scheme.

While I’m thrilled for any shelter animal to be taken into a loving, permanent home, BF did not have to get involved. They made a conscious choice to become politically aligned and I let them know I will no longer support them. My tiny donation won’t be missed and will go to local shelters instead, but they do know why I will no longer be associated with them.


37 posted on 10/28/2008 5:52:06 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: Dallas59

“You catchin that, camera guy?”

[Love it!]


38 posted on 10/28/2008 5:54:00 AM PDT by Adder (typical basicly decent bitter white person)
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To: angcat
how do they know his is not one big clogged artery?

Well obviously he told them and therefore it is true. That is all you or I need is his word. Any questioning of 0bama's word will result in your tax records and child support record (if you have them) being looked into by concerned government agencies or the media. If questions persist there will be a bus trip to a retreat where you can get your mind right.

39 posted on 10/28/2008 5:54:35 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Perdogg
Until recently I would have recommended the competition, Men's Journal, but in the most recent issue they had articles on Mark Udall (liberal Democrat politician) and Tim Robbins (liberal actor).
40 posted on 10/28/2008 5:54:57 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (What can I say? It's a gift. And I didn't get a receipt, so I can't exchange it.)
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To: spacejunkie01

Thanks for providing contact info. I made good use of it.


41 posted on 10/28/2008 5:55:11 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Perdogg
Sure, cigarette smoking, cocaine snorting slime ball is example of good health for me. Cheats with lots of women, thus chancing AIDS. Right, great example. I will stick with a pizza eating fat guy as my example.
42 posted on 10/28/2008 5:58:13 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am a true red, white and blue CONSERVATIVE! I HATE LIBERALS and Dimocrats!!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"2) he’s a man squarely in our readers’ demographic who embodies many of the health, fitness, and success practices this magazine espouses..."

Health--smoker

Fitness--hit the gym rather than visit wounded troops

Success--Marxist race hustling backed up by a built-in thugocracy

Hmmm...not sure if I agree with their conclusions. I used to like this mag...

43 posted on 10/28/2008 5:59:28 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Perdogg

Just called and made it VERY clear that I was cancelling my subscription due to the adoring photo and fawning story about THAT ONE.

Very, very clear.

The December issue will be oldm60grunt-free, I promise.

If this hurts your wallet, I apologize./s

A non socialist ex-subscriber.


44 posted on 10/28/2008 6:00:08 AM PDT by oldm60grunt
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To: angcat
There were reeducation camps, and they weren't pretty and, you know, nobody, you know, likes that kind of outcome. But on the other hand, I've met lot of people today who were in those education camps, who are thriving in the Vietnam of today."

Another Marxist/Communist sympathizer/Democrat candidate for President and his views on reeducation

45 posted on 10/28/2008 6:00:34 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Perdogg
But then again, Men's News Daily had a great history lesson on Barry's life:

Timeline

46 posted on 10/28/2008 6:01:10 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Success Practices?

Success by taking opponents to court and disqualifying them?

Success by taking wealth from working people and distributing it to non-producers?

Success by surrendering american sovereignty to the UN.

Success by takes success out of America.

Mens Health magazine is now a dead magazine circulating around the drain.


47 posted on 10/28/2008 6:01:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Perdogg
he’s a man squarely in our readers’ demographic who embodies many of the health, fitness, and success practices this magazine espouses

He's smoking again and reeking of tobacco.

Obama's health is a lie.

48 posted on 10/28/2008 6:01:52 AM PDT by weegee (Barack Hussein Obama is a SOCIALIST.)
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To: Perdogg
So, in placing him on our cover, we were endorsing a lifestyle, and a record of achievement, not necessarily a candidate.

BULLSTALIN. Hold it until AFTER the election and put him on the cover after he's lost if the Senator is such an ideal figure of health.

49 posted on 10/28/2008 6:02:46 AM PDT by weegee (Barack Hussein Obama is a SOCIALIST.)
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To: Adder

From The Angry Georgian blog:

This time the torture comes in the form of a weenie with screwy hair, twiggy arms and a dorky headset - who’s now raving about a rag like it was specially woven by Rumpelstiltskin himself. Yes this would be Vince Offer, the Shamwow guy.

Convinced that I’m watching a Saturday night live spoof, I enjoy the commercial at first. It’s funny, he imitates the corniest, most regressed excuse for a washed-out used car salesman I’ve ever encountered. Brilliant slapstick comedy - I begin to rave..... until I realize this buffoon is really trying to sell me this God-forsaken rag.

Amazed that anyone would really ask $20 for what appears to me to be an overgrown handkerchief, I watch his pitch convinced he’s going to stop the commercial and admit he escaped from a psych ward someplace.

But wait, now wait just a damn second. That little piece of carpet had soda running all over the table and now it’s just a little wet spot in the center of the carpet square. Insulting. What’s more, he wrings out a half bottle of soda into the bowl as if I’m going to really believe that damn rag wasn’t already soaked underneath.

I take solace in the wisdom that no regular joe would actually pay $20 for this squawking bird’s routine. As his nasal infused voice whines “Ya followin’ me camera guy?” I prepare to see a fist fly out from behind the camera, but it never comes. Now I know it’s a scam. No self respecting dude with even a single hair on his chest would let this wirey, triple caffeinated, blunderhead bark orders like that in real life.


50 posted on 10/28/2008 6:03:10 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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