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Posted on Tue, Jul 17, 2007 06:43

Mike Huckabee: Michael Moore is Fat The way Michael Moore's "Sicko", his weight, and his politics are being wrapped up and treated as one by the media is really impressive and a little scary. It's great to have such authority figures as Mike Huckabee, the Jared Fogle of the political set, weighing in on these important issues. "Frankly, Michael Moore is an example of why the health care system costs so much in this country. He clearly is one of the reasons that we have a very expensive system. I know that from my own personal experience," said Huckabee, who lost more than 110 pounds and became an avid runner after he was diagnosed with diabetes. Note: this is Huckabee's only qualification. He lost weight. Oh? What? He's running for President? Ah, sure. Right. His platform is probably "I lost weight, so should you!" He continues: "I know how much more my health care cost when I didn't take care of myself than when I do take care of myself, not only in terms of doctor visits but regular diseases, illnesses, chronic things that come up, monthly prescription bills," Huckabee said. "All of those things have gone dramatically down since I've taken care of myself and worked to live a healthier lifestyle." Yes, you know it: Michael Moore "isn't taking care of himself", which is the new codeword for "is fat". If you "take care of yourself" (ie, lose weight) you're a Good American; if you don't, you're... part of the problem. Right. Meghan O'Hara, producer of "Sicko", responded: "No wonder the Republicans are in such trouble ? their entire plan to fix the health care system in this country is to tell people to lose weight," she said. "There's nothing worse than a reformed smoker ? or Twinkie eater for that matter ? preaching conversion." Well, about time someone said it.


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Posted on Sun, Jul 22, 2007 04:31

OH for sure !! you two have nailed it on the head and here's an example or two. First hand knowledge: I share my home with a chronically ill uncle. he has never weighed more than 145 pounds, 5'7". he has end stage renal failure, coronary artery disease, emphysema,insulin Dependant diabetic,and these are just the biggies. I worked for physicians, cardiac docs, orthos, ear nose and throat, general surgeons, eye doctors, the list goes on. I've seen sooo many people, thin and heavy with the same diseases. Weight has little to do with most of them. Any doctor that tells me my weight issues will CAUSE health issues is going to hear this " I suppose that EVERY one of your diabetic (just using that as one example) is FAT !! then I never see that doctor again. Nisi 32132 Thanks for a great topic. Re: jjiggl write: I am glad to see that you are back, AmuseMe. I really missed seeing you around here. Thanks for the article about Mike vs Mike. Huckabee needs to get a grip. He needs to be reminded that being overweight is not the only reason that people have health problems. There are plenty of cases where poor health is purely the (bad) luck of the draw and has nothing to do with life style choices. Huckabee should feel proud that he has been able to reach a personal goal. And that is all that it is: HIS PERSONAL GOAL!! Only a true A-hole can feel good patting himself on the back for an "accomplishment", while flipping the bird to the rest of us. Just my two cents!!


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Posted on Thu, Jul 19, 2007 16:12

I am glad to see that you are back, AmuseMe. I really missed seeing you around here. Thanks for the article about Mike vs Mike. Huckabee needs to get a grip. He needs to be reminded that being overweight is not the only reason that people have health problems. There are plenty of cases where poor health is purely the (bad) luck of the draw and has nothing to do with life style choices. Huckabee should feel proud that he has been able to reach a personal goal. And that is all that it is: HIS PERSONAL GOAL!! Only a true A-hole can feel good patting himself on the back for an "accomplishment", while flipping the bird to the rest of us. Just my two cents!!


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