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  • Has The Fat Lady Sung In Wisconsin?

    03/06/2011 5:36:49 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-6-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Protesters in Madison have "aroused a sleeping giant" in the national fight for workers' rights, filmmaker Michael Moore told thousands at the Capitol Square on Saturday, as rallies opposing Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals wrapped up their third week.... "America is not broke ... Wisconsin is not broke," Moore said. "The only thing that's broke is the moral compass of the rulers." More at Wisconsin State Journal A "sleeping giant" was aroused?!? I'm confused, I'll explain why in Pulp Fiction style: First of all, boobs...check...liberal ideology....check...did I not just say a fat lady is singing? Second, assuming his skin...
  • Michael Moore: "America is not broke"

    03/06/2011 7:03:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 6, 2011 | Peter Finocchiario
    The documentary filmmaker was in Wisconsin yesterday, slamming Republicans for cutting union benefits. Michael Moore has a message for Wisconsinites: Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe -- so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had -- America is not broke. The claim came at the beginning of a speech delivered by the documentary filmmaker and liberal firebrand at the Wisconsin State Captiol yesterday. Over the course of 30 minutes, Moore railed against Republicans, who he accused of misleading the American public when they claim that...
  • Fat Cat Union Salaries Exposed!

    03/03/2011 10:58:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/3/11 | The Center for Public Integrity's John C. Henry Read more:
    These are the 10 largest unions, noting the number of employees who earn more than $200,000, leadership salaries and campaign contributions to federal candidates in 2009-2010. Union: National Education Association Membership: 3.2 million Assets: $216 million The NEA, representing most of the nation’s teachers, has 31 headquarters officers and employees who earn over $200,000. The president, Dennis Van Roekel, received $397,721 in salary and benefits. Of the $3.7 million NEA spent on political activities in the last election cycle, 98 percent went to Democratic candidates. The NEA has 98,000 members in Wisconsin. Before taking the helm in 2008, Van Roekel...
  • The Newest Obesity Epidemic

    02/25/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies (Americans for Limited Government) ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rebekah Rast
    America’s first lady is hell bent on fighting the obesity epidemic. For now it is focused on the nation’s children. She has interfered in school lunch and snack programs, and has even gotten one of the largest companies in the world, Wal-Mart, to comply with her plea to sell foods with less sugar and salt. In a Daily Caller op-ed, Orit Sklar, spokeswoman for My food. My Choice! wrote, “Now, one of the largest companies in the world is the vehicle through which all American food and health policy will flow. As Wal-Mart begins to institute the five-year plan, aimed...
  • A reversal on carbs

    02/23/2011 10:38:03 AM PST · by Immerito · 114 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 20, 2010 | Marni Jameson
    A reversal on carbs Fat was once the devil. Now more nutritionists are pointing accusingly at sugar and refined grains. Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not fat — for America's ills. They say cutting carbohydrates is the key to reversing obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - Fat (In honor of Michele's Vail Ribs)

    02/22/2011 6:28:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/22/11 | Wierd Al Yankovic
    Oh yeah! The first lady went had had a 1600 calorie feast in a Rib Joint in Vale. That's how you build up to pump some Breast Milk. Yee Haw! Gotta grow those veggies for the school lunch chumps... then chow down on some nice meaty meat. Yum. You go girl. Eat a rib for me.
  • First lady hits the slopes (FEASTS ON RIB$)

    02/21/2011 9:08:42 AM PST · by jakerobins · 71 replies ^ | February 20, 2011 | Staff
    <p>The first lady went to Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail Village on Saturday night, dining on a pickled pumpkin salad with arugula and a braised ancho-chile short rib with hominy wild mushrooms and sauteed kale.</p> <p>“Yes, it's true, the first lady dined at our restaurant tonight and seemed to really enjoy it,” chef and owner Kelly Liken said.</p>
  • Pills ‘for fattening chicken’

    02/13/2011 6:17:43 PM PST · by kbennkc · 36 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 12 FEB 11 | JANE HAMILTON
    THOUSANDS of British women are so desperate for a bigger bottom they are risking their lives by taking pills designed to fatten up chickens. The poultry tablets are packed with hormones that have been linked to breast cancer and liver problems in humans. Originally they were used by farmers to bulk up chickens - but it was discovered that when taken by women they enhance the size of thighs, hips and bottom.
  • Kevin Smith Loses Weight, Feels Bad About It

    02/13/2011 4:29:15 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 38 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 12, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    "Clerks" director Kevin Smith has lost 65 pounds after an embarrassing incident where he was deemed too heavy to fly last year. In an interview with Joy Behar on her "HLN" show last Tuesday, Smith shared that the moment made him angry and spurred him to lose weight. He said: "I felt at that moment, I was like, 'You know what? I'll lose the weight, but I'm not putting on thinner clothes.' Because why? I'm still the same person I was when I was 65 lbs. heavier.” He added that the incident made him a more forceful advocate for...
  • Fat Guy Goes Through Frozen Pond (Very Funny Video)

    01/28/2011 10:31:12 AM PST · by Tina Grazier · 10 replies
    f ^ | 1/28/10 | Chuck Wolk
    This post is about those individuals around the world who yield to the idea that natural selection could possibly be a fact by attempting to or actually succeeding in removing themselves from the human gene pool. Thus by their actions, they seem to ensure that the next generation will be less susceptible to being the last generation to live on what Carl Sagan called the "Pale Blue Dot", or better known as planet earth.Here is the link to the video of the,Fat Guy Goes Through Frozen Pond
  • Trial begins in 2009 Joliet slaying

    01/27/2011 8:31:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 26, 2011 | Steve Schmadeke
    A quarrel that started after a Joliet man told his pregnant ex-girlfriend she looked fat in a photograph escalated into a melee in which fighters wielded a machete and even a microwave oven before the Joliet man was fatally shot, witnesses said. A Will County jury heard those details Wednesday as a trial began for Tyrone Henderson, 31, who is charged with the murder of Michael Amos, 21. Though she is not on trial, prosecutors said the person who instigated the brawl was Shantell Johnson, who was Henderson's girlfriend and had previously dated Amos for about three years. On Aug....
  • When it comes to pay, size matters

    01/22/2011 10:11:12 AM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 19 replies
    Star Tribune via Miami Herald ^ | 01.19.11 | Amelia Rayno
    MINNEAPOLIS -- If you are a woman, you should be extremely thin; if you are a man, you should be big and strong. And while we’ve grown accustomed to seeing studies that such stereotypes play out in the workplace — overweight and obese women, for example, have a harder time ascending the career staircase — a recent study has found that a worker’s girth can have an appreciable impact on the size of their paycheck. The study found that thin women are paid significantly more than their average-size counterparts, while heavier women make less. Skinnier-than-average men, on the other hand,...
  • Michelle Obama to support Walmart initiative for healthy eating

    01/20/2011 7:53:33 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    guardian ^ | 20 January 2011
    Michelle Obama to support Walmart initiative for healthy eatingWorld's largest retailer pledges to cut prices of fruit and vegetables and reduce salt and fat content, and could move into 'food deserts' without supermarkets in poor urban districts Michelle Obama is set to back plans by the world's biggest retailer, Walmart, to provide its customers healthier and more affordable food options as part of a drive to cut US obesity levels. The first lady has made promoting healthy eating her key initiative in the White House. She will join Walmart representatives at a press conference to launch the initiative later today....
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum in ONE two-hour sitting

    12/28/2010 1:40:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 4+ views ^ | 2010-12-28
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers. 46-stone Donna Simpson, sitting in a reinforced metal chair, chowed down on the world's biggest Christmas dinner as she ate for two straight hours on Saturday. The single mother-of-two tucked into two 25lb turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15lbs of potatoes (10lbs roast, 5lbs mashed), five loaves of bread, five pounds of herb stuffing, four pints of gravy, four pints of cranberry dressing and an astonishing 20lbs of...
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum

    12/28/2010 9:01:46 AM PST · by reagan_fanatic · 31 replies · 18+ views
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers. Read more:
  • Too Tubby for Tinsel Town

    12/28/2010 8:09:02 AM PST · by The_Tick_01 · 131 replies · 5+ views
    The Right Network ^ | 12-21-2010 | Brian Cherry
    Is Christina Hendricks too fat? I don’t know. Does Baskin Robbins have too many flavors? Is Rudolph’s nose too shiny? Was Mother Theresa selfless? Are the fellas from the National Organization of Women too shrill and judgmental? Well okay, the answer to that last one is “yes”, but any guy with a functional “Y” chromosome and an IQ higher than of the average Sponge Bob character would answer a resounding “NO” regarding the lovely Ms. Hendricks and the state of her figure. Ever since she appeared on the hit AMC show “Mad Men”, Christina has done for the male population...
  • Stem Cell Treatment Gives Retired Military Service Dog New Lease on Life

    11/27/2010 9:58:37 AM PST · by algernonpj · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2010 | Foz News
    A retired military service dog is getting a new lease on life in Washington, D.C., after undergoing a revolutionary stem cell treatment. ... The cutting-edge treatment helps dogs grow new cartilage by injecting stem cells from their own fat, normally from the abdomen, into the affected joint. The treatment takes about three days and has an 80 percent success rate, reported.
  • Fat and fatter: the world's 10 fattest countries 2010

    11/25/2010 6:11:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The GlobalPost ^ | November 22, 2010 | Emily Stone
    CHICAGO — Every continent except for Antarctica is represented on GlobalPost's list of the world's top 25 fattest countries, according to 2010 World Health Organization statistics. The causes are simple yet infuriatingly difficult to reverse — humans are eating more and moving less. Global trends toward urban environments and a reduction in back-breaking, or even simply strenuous, labor mean we aren’t burning as many calories as our svelter ancestors. And the new global food chain provides an abundance of soda and potato chips, meat and butter compared to traditional diets, which were based on less calorie- and fat-dense foods. To...
  • School Sends Parents Letters About Their Fat Kids

    11/23/2010 12:41:00 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | Updated: 1:06 PM 11/22/2010 | By Laura Donovan
    Chubby elementary school children in Flagstaff, Ariz., have more than just bullies to worry about. If they’re too fat, their school will notify their parents. Starting in the fall, students in the Flagstaff district will be weighed and measured at school. Students who are found to be overweight, marginally overweight, or underweight will have a letter sent home to their parents, which will include graphs showing a range of appropriate weights for a given age and height. Barry Hess, the vice chairman for the Arizona Libertarian Party and former Libertarian Party Arizona gubernatorial candidate, describes the Flagstaff school district’s decision...
  • Loco parentis: schools to send parents “your kid’s too fat” notes

    11/22/2010 6:19:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    Loco parentis: schools to send parents “your kid’s too fat” notes by Walter Olson on November 22, 2010 Joining the obesity-as-public-health-issue crusade, Flagstaff, Arizona schools will begin weighing all students, after which they will send home warning notes to parents of kids who fail to conform to desired weight ranges. Apparently about half of students are expected to fall outside those ranges. [Arizona Daily Star, which likes the idea; Daily Caller] .......