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  •  Oh, he's not anonymous. Good. Then an apology (4+ / 0-)

    should be short coming.  I'm looking for ward to that.

    Expose the lies. Fight for the truth. Push progressive politics. Save our planet. Health care is a right, not a privilege.

    by lighttheway on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:03:52 PM PDT

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    •  Oh no - he doubled down (5+ / 0-)

      see comment above by docterry

      "Given this country's present epidemic of obesity and the many truly horrible diseases related thereto, and considering Jennifer Livingston's fortuitous position in the community, I hope she will finally take advantage of a rare and golden opportunity to influence the health and psychological well-being of Coulee Region children by transforming herself for all of her viewers to see over the next year, and, to that end, I would be absolutely pleased to offer Jennifer any advice or support she would be willing to accept."

      "We live in hard times, not end times." Jon Stewart

      by Stein on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:22:39 PM PDT

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      •  Weight is not always a choice (9+ / 0-)

        What Mr. Holier-than-thou-and-yet-secular Krause fails to understand is that heavier than average weight, and even some obesity, is not always a sign of gluttony or bad behavior.  Some people are simply shaped like that.  In the case of women, it sometimes has a hormonal basis, an example of which is polycystic ovarian syndrome; that leads to an accumulation of fat in the mid-body region.  While it is sometimes possible for a naturally-wide person to lose weight, it is not necessarily healthy, and it is certainly not easy.

        Yes, we have a problem with obesity, and many people, including kids, get waaaay too many calories from corn-based products and other sugars.  But not everyone whose body shape conforms to 18th century rather than late 20th-early 21st century ideals is a glutton or sugar fiend.  (Remember why the term "Rubenesque" came about.)  And frankly the crazy and rapidly-changing fads about what causes weight gain or loss are far from scientific.

        But Ms. Livingston is a beautiful woman, and sounds like a very good person.  Mr. Thompson must be very happy to be married to her.

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