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    If Chris Christie were a People of Anything Else

    If Chris Christie were a People of Anything Else

    About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese.

    So why is this a problem for Chris Christie?  Because he is not in a liberally protected class:

    “Liberals, who embrace diversity of all other kinds — who demand quotas for transgender kindergarten teachers in public schools — these selfsame liberals have the unmitigated gall to encourage discrimination against a truly oppressed group: people of weight.”

    Which leads to stuff like this:

    If he were a People of Anything Else, would we dare?


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    Taxpayer1234 | September 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Let’s not forget that the CDC changed the BMI “obesity” thresholds back in the 1990s–and voila, we had an obesity explosion overnight!

    BMI is a general measure, but the public treats it as an absolute one. There have already been rumblings about Big Brother tracking our kids’ BMI and then hammering the parents if the kids don’t fall within this arbitrary, fallible measure. My kid’s BMI isn’t “normal” because she has large and heavy bones, and she’s tall and physically mature for her age. Does that make me a bad parent? Should she be forced to a Moochelle Obama Fat Kids’ Re-education Camp because of her genes?

    LukeHandCool | September 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve received two campaign donation requests today by e-mail. The first from President Obama, and now this one (excerpted here) from Vice President Biden. They are begging for $3 and offering the chance to join them for dinner. The subject line is titled (I kid you not) “Just two guys.”

    Friend —

    I need to ask you one last thing before tonight’s midnight deadline:

    If you know you’re going to donate to this campaign eventually, what’s stopping you from doing it right now?

    If you’re going to be a part of history in 2012, it’s time to get off the sidelines. [You mean “stop moanin’ and complainin'” again, right?]

    This has never been about Barack and me. We’re just two guys …

    [“We’re just two guys.” Mr. Vice Presi … er, Joe, er, … Friend, how did you know I’m a sucker for cheesy chick-flick lines like that? “Just two guys”? But … I thought Mr. President liked to compare himself to LeBron and Lincoln and MLK and FDR? And … I’d have sworn you would never consider yourself “just a guy.”]

    Thank you,


    LukeHandCool (who, on second thought, thinks the “two guys” are less like a couple of daft but lovable chick-flick guys … and … in their disturbingly relentless quest for money … more like a couple of Jessica Walters in “Play Misty for Me.”)

    He focuses on the “fat” in the federal government. That’s what pisses off liberals/progressives.

    theduchessofkitty | October 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Chris Christie might be fat, but the Democrats are ugly.

    Christie can diet.

    Quixotic77 | October 2, 2011 at 7:08 am

    1/3 of Americans might be fat, but only around 5% are in the Chris Christie category of “really, really fat,” which signifies around a 50% chance of a heart attack or some other incapacitating health problem while President. This isn’t just about public relations or aesthetics.

    Commenter K.J. Hinton said the same thing, above.

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