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2012-12-04 01:28:05 PM  
By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.
 
2012-12-04 01:35:59 PM  
Bond asked their pediatrician whether she should be concerned, but he assured her Breanna would grow into the weight.

Over the next few years, Breanna packed on the pounds. In preschool, she was bigger than any of the other kids in her class.

Her parents hired a nutritionist, but the healthy habits didn't stick.


Are these people so thick that they don't realize it was their problem? If your 1-year-old is overweight, it's either an actual medical condition or you are farking feeding it too much! What do you mean the healthy habits didn't stick? Motherfarkers, you are in charge of the food! Who the hell else is feeding your child?
 
2012-12-04 01:47:24 PM  

exick: Are these people so thick that they don't realize it was their problem? If your 1-year-old is overweight, it's either an actual medical condition or you are farking feeding it too much! What do you mean the healthy habits didn't stick? Motherfarkers, you are in charge of the food! Who the hell else is feeding your child?


When I was a fat little kid I used to hide candy around my room :/
 
2012-12-04 02:17:09 PM  
I think this should be a lead story on CNN, barring anything world-shaking going on. There are a lot of bloaters out there. I see them at my kid's school.
 
2012-12-04 03:02:00 PM  
The election is over and people (normal people) need a break. Not like there is anything going on in the rest of the world....
 
2012-12-04 03:04:15 PM  
Their family was not one for a lot of fast food, soda or sugary treats. Bond cooked dinner most nights: fried chicken, roast beef, enchiladas 
 
Try a farking salad.
 
2012-12-04 03:10:25 PM  
What do you expect, now that they have Jeff Zucker?
 
2012-12-04 03:17:47 PM  
This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

If by "lead story" you mean small link in the "Featured" area, then yeah, I guess.

I did have to look though, as it wouldn't have surprised me.
 
2012-12-04 03:33:34 PM  
Subby You know how we know you're shiats all retarded?

/ First hint: girls loses weight
// Second hint: CNN
 
2012-12-04 04:05:17 PM  
Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?
 
2012-12-04 04:10:50 PM  

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?


It still is...outside of America

I don't know why the domestic CNN decided to go full retard, but, fortunately, CNNi just went partial retard.
 
2012-12-04 04:13:00 PM  

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?


Human interest stories have been part of news reporting going back to the begining of print journalism. Childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the US. Media outlet combines the two to draw readers?

I'm ok with this.
 
2012-12-04 04:25:48 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?

It still is...outside of America

I don't know why the domestic CNN decided to go full retard, but, fortunately, CNNi just went partial retard.


Damn it, I thought one could still count on informative, thought-provoking news from that division, at least. *Sigh* This is why I get my news almost exclusively from Al Jazeera.
 
2012-12-04 04:30:17 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?

Human interest stories have been part of news reporting going back to the begining of print journalism. Childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the US. Media outlet combines the two to draw readers?

I'm ok with this.


Point taken.
 
2012-12-04 04:58:22 PM  
If I clicked that link subby, I would be helping the story gain popularity on CNN.
 
2012-12-04 04:58:31 PM  
It's not news.....
 
2012-12-04 04:58:56 PM  
To be fair the reason it's a lead story is that she's lost the weight of an entire 9 year old girl. So... it does have that going for it. Plus this is America and 50% of the country think child obesity is a liberal agenda to get rid of pizza in the school cafeteria.
 
2012-12-04 04:59:17 PM  

9-year old girls loses weight.


I spilled a container of split-shot sinkers when I was that age. There was no news coverage.
 
2012-12-04 05:00:28 PM  
health page...10 subject tabs over....good one, subby, you got me.
 
2012-12-04 05:00:31 PM  
Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.
 
2012-12-04 05:01:56 PM  

iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.


oh, blow it out your semi colon.

; )
 
2012-12-04 05:02:20 PM  
So by the time she's old enough to get laid at prom, she'll already have flappy tits and stretch marks.

Lucky fellow, that one.
 
2012-12-04 05:05:08 PM  
I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.
 
2012-12-04 05:05:09 PM  
"Parents are in a really tough position," says Dr. Elissa Jelalian, a staff psychologist at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center who focuses on the development of intervention programs for children. "They feel they are not doing a good job as parents if their child is struggling with weight."

And they are correct in feeling that way.
 
2012-12-04 05:05:56 PM  
There is a much much better story in the side bar:
Thousands of people lined up in Boston to receive a free personal vibrator from Trojan Condoms. (Link).

Bonus - video story; with interviews of people in line.  Sometimes I think CNN is trying to usurp the "It's not News" moniker.

/Down at your local corner
//This Tuesday
///Just handin' 'em out!
 
2012-12-04 05:06:43 PM  
Good for her.

Somebody give her a cookie.
 
2012-12-04 05:06:50 PM  

iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.


Yeah, this.

The most shocking thing about this story isn't that a little girl got fat or that a little girl lost some weight. It's that the parents took so long to realize that the WHOLE FAMILY had to change their habits so their little girl could lose weight.
 
2012-12-04 05:07:03 PM  
Meh. In the UK you can choose between:

Man vists wife in hospital with morning sickness.

Unborn child will be be monarch when great grandmother, grandfather and father are dead, whatever their gender. The last 3 words being the news.
 
2012-12-04 05:10:03 PM  
You didn't expect the lame stream media to be liberal and cover the anti-Jesus vote of the Republicans today against disabilities?
 
2012-12-04 05:10:53 PM  
Well, maybe the hang nail on my thumb will be the second story of the day.
 
2012-12-04 05:11:45 PM  
cdn10.realitynation.com
 
2012-12-04 05:11:52 PM  
Where is DCFS, the parents are obviously starving her to death.
 
2012-12-04 05:11:53 PM  
philly.curbed.com
 
2012-12-04 05:12:09 PM  
IMO, I find CNN has actually gotten better over the last few months. I have noticed that they are actually starting to call out pundits and lobbyists out on their bullshiat. I call it the "Crowley effect"
 
2012-12-04 05:13:02 PM  
Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.
 
2012-12-04 05:13:22 PM  
That's GREAT that it's the top news story! Nothing bad happened today. A little girl had a positive experience. It would be cool if stories like this were the lead story everyday!
 
2012-12-04 05:13:45 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

If by "lead story" you mean small link in the "Featured" area, then yeah, I guess.

I did have to look though, as it wouldn't have surprised me.


Here's a news flash for you: they change the front page now and again.

It *was* the feature story for a while, with the before and after picture featured top center.
 
2012-12-04 05:14:41 PM  
Well, she is certainly much more bangable now.
 
2012-12-04 05:15:14 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-04 05:15:17 PM  
I know we can all crap on CNN for having this as a "news" story, but it actually IS good news to hear that it happened.

Not too many years ago, our country was in the stage of "You can't tell your child they're fat! You'll hurt their body image and self-esteem! You can only say good things about your kid or she'll be damaged!"

It's a small step in the right direction.
 
2012-12-04 05:17:18 PM  

busy chillin': iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

oh, blow it out your semi colon.

; )


Behold, the mighty semi colon ";"; for, with this device; you can string together massive run on sentences, and no one can criticize your grammar; because, it is perfectly legal.


*laughing manically*

/ I like semi colons
 
2012-12-04 05:17:52 PM  

brobdiggy: I know we can all crap on CNN for having this as a "news" story, but it actually IS good news to hear that it happened.

Not too many years ago, our country was in the stage of "You can't tell your child they're fat! You'll hurt their body image and self-esteem! You can only say good things about your kid or she'll be damaged!"

It's a small step in the right direction.


Any larger of a step and we'd have gotten winded.
 
2012-12-04 05:18:31 PM  
The My Little Pony Killer:

By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.


How in the fark does a 9 year old get to weigh 186 pounds? Do they keep her in a feed lot?

In the other hand, I hear children taste like veal and well-marbled meat is easier for old people like me to chew. Why am I objecting? Just print up a relevant milk carton and bring her over here.
 
2012-12-04 05:21:33 PM  
The parents are the ones to blame, she isn't cashing her paycheck and ordering out.
 
2012-12-04 05:24:13 PM  
The doctor who told them their 25 pound 1 year old would grow into it should be metaphorically taken out behind the barn and shot. The kid could very well have a metabolic problem on top of everything else.
 
2012-12-04 05:24:48 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.


There's picture included for people who don't like articles with words. It shows the landwhale family in all their fatty glory.
 
2012-12-04 05:24:56 PM  
When I was a kid, we had this thing called playing outside, which when combined with this other thing called sports, kept us in somewhat reasonable condition.

/chunky kid
 
2012-12-04 05:25:45 PM  
If your preferences are set to "international," the lead story is Morsi teargassing protesters. So the real issue is either a) CNN thinks Americans are drooling morons, or b) Americans are drooling morons
 
2012-12-04 05:26:06 PM  

Gyrfalcon: The most shocking thing about this story isn't that a little girl got fat or that a little girl lost some weight. It's that the parents took so long to realize that the WHOLE FAMILY had to change their habits so their little girl could lose weight.


You make a very interesting point and I think that is something people miss out on a lot. You can't just have one person in the family "eat healthy" while everyone else gets to keep having fatty foods and sweets. Because that one person will find a way to get those "bad" foods if they're int he house at all.
 
2012-12-04 05:26:12 PM  
CNN: This Is News
 
2012-12-04 05:27:50 PM  
kennethauthor.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-04 05:28:10 PM  
25 lbs at 12 months isn't out of the ordinary at all. It's higher on the percentile scale sure, but it isn't by any standard obese.

I think the doctor told the parents that she would be fine, and therefore gave them full reign to feed her anything, thinking "Well the doc said she was fine so whatever."
 
rpl
2012-12-04 05:28:36 PM  
A channel of coonts, Not News.
 
2012-12-04 05:30:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

Yeah, this.

The most shocking thing about this story isn't that a little girl got fat or that a little girl lost some weight. It's that the parents took so long to realize that the WHOLE FAMILY had to change their habits so their little girl could lose weight.


Agreed; fat children have the same misfortune as fat pets; their caretakers don't realize that everyone in a group needs to be active in the weight loss strategy or it won't work.

/ also, a couple of laps around the park won't kill anyone.
 
2012-12-04 05:31:25 PM  
"She says it's easy for parents to become the "food police" without getting at the deeper issues. Parents should ask why a child wants a certain food"

What deeper issue? Pizza tastes good and most kids think broccoli tastes like ass. A kid wants stuff they think tastes better. Who doesn't? Your job as a parent is to be the "food police" and teach your kids to like (or at least tolerate) healthy foods.

" or doesn't want to work out"

Sit on ass watching TV or playing on the computer VS working out. I think most kids would pick "sit on ass"...if you let them.

"and problem-solve with them to find a healthy alternative."

Sorry, call me a biatchy mom but I do not "problem-solve" when it comes to certain things. I tell you the way it is and you deal with it. Call me names, flip me off behind my back. Big deal - I did those things to my mom too. Eating healthy and being at least semi-active are not things you "problem-solve".

You want a piece of candy - you can have ONE after you eat a healthy dinner. Dessert isn't an every day thing either; maybe a couple times a week.

You like TV? You like computer? How nice for you - you get them for a limited time each day. You are bored? We have a trampoline, a basketball hoop, bikes, scooters, skateboards - go outside and play!

I admit it, I am a semi-fatty and struggle to drag my chubby ass to the gym every day. I make sure my kids see this and tell them "you do not want to be fat like mom". My parents taught me shiatty eating habits and the word exercise was not in their vocabulary. I refuse to let my kids suffer the same fate.

/has normal size children
 
2012-12-04 05:33:26 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: The doctor who told them their 25 pound 1 year old would grow into it should be metaphorically taken out behind the barn and shot. The kid could very well have a metabolic problem on top of everything else.


Very likely; which is why I mentioned that it's sad that the parents took so long to realize the entire family would have to change their habits before their daughter would lose any weight.

My third nephew was unfortunate enough to inherit the Italian metabolism from our side of the family; he packs on the pounds while his two brothers are lean mean eating machines. So if there was enough food in the house for the other two, he got fat. There was just no way around it. (Well, there was, but my sister found it easier to nag him and feed the other two). Now that he's older and more active, he's losing weight.

If you've got one child with a slower metabolism, either everyone in the family eats healthy to accommodate that child, or you're going to have one fat kid. There's no other way to make a CHILD adjust his or her eating habits while their other siblings eat cookies and burritos.
 
2012-12-04 05:33:33 PM  
Yeah...it is crazy and totally the parent's fault that a 9-year-old weighed that much! I am short and have a family tendency to be fat but I didn't really get fat until I was in college (eventually lost it but have gone back and forth over the years since), even with spending my allowance at the school snack machine and being occasionally practically force-fed by my grandmother. Even with that, I only ever got slightly chunky for a little bit as a kid. 176 is crazy.
 
2012-12-04 05:33:41 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: 9-year old girls loses weight.


I spilled a container of split-shot sinkers when I was that age. There was no news coverage.


It would be now if you spilled them in a hallway at a school. They'd shut the school down on the offhand chance they're old school split-shot sinkers.
 
2012-12-04 05:35:40 PM  

someonelse: If your preferences are set to "international," the lead story is Morsi teargassing protesters. So the real issue is either a) CNN thinks Americans are drooling morons, or b) Americans are drooling morons


CBS believes the opposite and thus calls their international stuff "foreign". CBS don't take too kindly to that foreign stuff 'roun these here parts.
 
2012-12-04 05:35:51 PM  

busy chillin': iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

oh, blow it out your semi colon.

; )


Blow it out your ass Uncle Roman!

www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-12-04 05:36:37 PM  
mark today on the calculator
today is the day my BMI fell below 30, it's now a svelte 29.9
 
2012-12-04 05:39:30 PM  
seems to be a featured story under "Health"

ohmygoshnooooooo
 
2012-12-04 05:41:59 PM  
Girls loses?

Grammar Nazis sads.
 
2012-12-04 05:44:11 PM  

hodge-podge: The more you eat the more you fart: Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.

There's picture included for people who don't like articles with words. It shows the landwhale family in all their fatty glory.


Nice snark attempt...i didnt rtfa because it wasnt necessary.
 
2012-12-04 05:53:29 PM  
Wouldn't it be easier to just point to instances where CNN had actual news as a top story?
 
2012-12-04 05:53:46 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Girls loses?

Grammar Nazis Nazi's sads.


FTFY.
 
2012-12-04 05:54:06 PM  
It's on the news because an American fatty lost weight. LOST WEIGHT.
 
2012-12-04 05:56:45 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Girls loses?

Grammar Nazis sads.


To be fair, she weighed enough to warrant a plural pronoun.
 
2012-12-04 05:56:56 PM  
want
 
2012-12-04 05:57:50 PM  
She's still big, but it sounds like she'll finally have a shot at a normal life.
 
2012-12-04 05:58:21 PM  

Jument: I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.


curious, in what ways did the parents avoid personal responsibility? Was it in seeking advice of professionals, altering their eating habits, and adding a disciplined workout routine? Sounds to me like these parents demonstrated a great deal of personal responsibility.
 
2012-12-04 06:02:09 PM  
i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-12-04 06:04:42 PM  

blatz514: busy chillin': iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

oh, blow it out your semi colon.

; )

Blow it out your ass Uncle Roman!

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


Oooh. A Great Outdoors reference. Well played!

/nobody is blowing anything out of their ass!
 
2012-12-04 06:05:13 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

If by "lead story" you mean small link in the "Featured" area, then yeah, I guess.

I did have to look though, as it wouldn't have surprised me.



I'll just out myself as the submitter and say that the story was the lead story on CNN when I submitted it at lunchtime today. Now I wish I'd taken a screenshot.  Live and learn, I suppose.
 
2012-12-04 06:06:59 PM  

GilRuiz1: I'll just out myself as the submitter and say that the story was the lead story on CNN when I submitted it at lunchtime today. Now I wish I'd taken a screenshot.  Live and learn, I suppose.


I'll back you up. I was flipping through the news websites over lunch, and for some reason I still include CNN in that category and did see the link.
 
2012-12-04 06:07:55 PM  
I'm jealous of chubby/fat kids. Little motherfarkers got it good. Kid's goal weight FTA is 115lbs. I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.

Good for the kid, though. Parents are a bit stupid, not figuring out sooner that the whole family needs to change, but it seems like they are figuring it out.
 
2012-12-04 06:08:20 PM  

IPKnightly: Lionel Mandrake: This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

If by "lead story" you mean small link in the "Featured" area, then yeah, I guess.

I did have to look though, as it wouldn't have surprised me.

Here's a news flash for you: they change the front page now and again.

It *was* the feature story for a while, with the before and after picture featured top center.


OK. I'll take it from someone who visits the site regularly...for some reason.
 
2012-12-04 06:12:00 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.


My son weighed 25 pounds by the time he was four months old
 
2012-12-04 06:15:27 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.


The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Obvious, because it's too heavy.
 
2012-12-04 06:55:19 PM  
So, taking Farker's montra of being fat somewhere else, the kid decides to be fat on CNN, loses weight, and now you phuqbags are still making fun of her.

/I get it, she's white.
//someone hurry up and give me the Welcome To Fark thingy
///Phuq it. I'll do it myself...

www.madmann.com

//// This one's my favorite
// I've always liked the tits.
 
2012-12-04 07:01:19 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: The doctor who told them their 25 pound 1 year old would grow into it should be metaphorically taken out behind the barn and shot. The kid could very well have a metabolic problem on top of everything else.


Type II diabetes used to be a disease of adulthood. Cut him some slack.

/People used to have enough sense not to pump their 9 month old full of orange soda and apple juice
//slashies
 
2012-12-04 07:12:35 PM  

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?



No, and I've been around a lot longer than CNN.
 
2012-12-04 07:29:44 PM  
The problem with the article is that it passes childhood obesity off as active disease, of which the girl is an unfortunate victim.

You do not "fight" childhood obesity. It is not childhood cancer.

Same with "the eating habits didn't stick". Wrong. She "continued to eat badly".

No one else sees this use of passive vs active and gets annoyed?
 
2012-12-04 07:33:18 PM  

Tumunga: So, taking Farker's montra of being fat somewhere else, the kid decides to be fat on CNN, loses weight, and now you phuqbags are still making fun of her.

/I get it, she's white.
//someone hurry up and give me the Welcome To Fark thingy
///Phuq it. I'll do it myself...

[www.madmann.com image 413x413]

//// This one's my favorite
// I've always liked the tits.


Yeah, I've always felt the desire to, um..."console" that poor young lady
 
2012-12-04 07:42:20 PM  

electronsexparty: I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.


This Onion article is for you:

Pomponio admitted she had recently looked at the class picture of her first group of students from 1997 and noted how trim they were by comparison, claiming that any single member of her current class would have been considered "the fat kid" back then.
 
2012-12-04 07:54:22 PM  

Forty-Two: electronsexparty: I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.

This Onion article is for you:

Pomponio admitted she had recently looked at the class picture of her first group of students from 1997 and noted how trim they were by comparison, claiming that any single member of her current class would have been considered "the fat kid" back then.


Well, thank you.

/I feel bad for laughing so hard. I'm adult and I'm still laughing at fat kids.
 
2012-12-04 07:57:19 PM  
"Bond cooked dinner most nights: fried chicken"

And this is where I laughed.
 
2012-12-04 08:04:27 PM  

MycroftHolmes: Jument: I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.

curious, in what ways did the parents avoid personal responsibility? Was it in seeking advice of professionals, altering their eating habits, and adding a disciplined workout routine? Sounds to me like these parents demonstrated a great deal of personal responsibility.


Simple: they waited until the child reached blimp-like proportions to take these steps. One is not a good parent if one has a child tipping the scales at 176, period.

Of course, I am not a parent so my opinion is worth approximately $0.01 on this matter. :)
 
2012-12-04 08:09:07 PM  

Jument:
Of course, I am not a parent so my opinion is worth approximately $0.01 on this matter. :)


You just have to say that you're interested in fighting world hunger.
 
2012-12-04 08:10:33 PM  

Tumunga: So, taking Farker's montra of being fat somewhere else, the kid decides to be fat on CNN, loses weight, and now you phuqbags are still making fun of her.

/I get it, she's white.
//someone hurry up and give me the Welcome To Fark thingy
///Phuq it. I'll do it myself...

[www.madmann.com image 413x413]

//// This one's my favorite
// I've always liked the tits.


Hey, wait just a darn minute mister. You can't welcome yourself to fark...it just isn't done...it's down right indecent...it's bad form.
 
2012-12-04 08:24:29 PM  
Since when has CNN cared about news?
 
2012-12-04 08:26:17 PM  

Carn: When I was a kid, we had this thing called playing outside, which when combined with this other thing called sports, kept us in somewhat reasonable condition.


Yeah, I miss the days of playing Smear the Queer* or just throwing pine cones and other dangerous objects at each other(it was even deadlier when we had Trac-Ball rackets). You had to be in shape back when I was a kid in the '70s, otherwise, you'd be covered in welts and bruises.


*Yes, I know that isn't a very nice name for a game, but I didn't come up with the name and I don't know what kids call it these days, if they even play it
 
2012-12-04 08:26:40 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: GilRuiz1: I'll just out myself as the submitter and say that the story was the lead story on CNN when I submitted it at lunchtime today. Now I wish I'd taken a screenshot.  Live and learn, I suppose.

I'll back you up. I was flipping through the news websites over lunch, and for some reason I still include CNN in that category and did see the link.


media.moronail.net
 
2012-12-04 08:28:32 PM  
Still far better than ABC Nightly News's wall-to-wall coverage of the royal pregnancy last night. Fully 7 minutes of the "lead story" slot was about it, plus the closing story. I kept channel surfing, only to come back and see ABC STILL droning on and on about it. It completely disgusted me.
 
2012-12-04 08:42:01 PM  
Quick! We need a distraction from Israel facing war crimes!
 
2012-12-04 09:12:12 PM  

electronsexparty: Forty-Two: electronsexparty: I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.

This Onion article is for you:

Pomponio admitted she had recently looked at the class picture of her first group of students from 1997 and noted how trim they were by comparison, claiming that any single member of her current class would have been considered "the fat kid" back then.

Well, thank you.

/I feel bad for laughing so hard. I'm adult and I'm still laughing at fat kids.


//I especially like this line: Citing such concerns as the astonishing speed with which they fatigue while standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and how winded they become just banging wooden blocks together during music class, Pomponio said she has grown increasingly worried about her students' health.
 
2012-12-04 09:30:12 PM  

denbroc: electronsexparty: Forty-Two: electronsexparty: I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.

This Onion article is for you:

Pomponio admitted she had recently looked at the class picture of her first group of students from 1997 and noted how trim they were by comparison, claiming that any single member of her current class would have been considered "the fat kid" back then.

Well, thank you.

/I feel bad for laughing so hard. I'm adult and I'm still laughing at fat kids.

//I especially like this line: Citing such concerns as the astonishing speed with which they fatigue while standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and how winded they become just banging wooden blocks together during music class, Pomponio said she has grown increasingly worried about her students' health.


Have you favorited as "shares onion articles" now. Maybe I should a change that to "good sense of humor?"

/other great line: "Moreover, Pomponio stated that as her students have gotten fatter, an indistinct but foul-smelling odor in the classroom has gotten more and more pronounced. 'I don't know how to describe it, but it smells like a mixture of sweat and meat of some kind,' said Pomponio..."
 
2012-12-04 09:31:35 PM  

PacManDreaming: Carn: When I was a kid, we had this thing called playing outside, which when combined with this other thing called sports, kept us in somewhat reasonable condition.

Yeah, I miss the days of playing Smear the Queer* or just throwing pine cones and other dangerous objects at each other(it was even deadlier when we had Trac-Ball rackets). You had to be in shape back when I was a kid in the '70s, otherwise, you'd be covered in welts and bruises.


*Yes, I know that isn't a very nice name for a game, but I didn't come up with the name and I don't know what kids call it these days, if they even play it


Dude! Smear the queer was our favorite game in our neighborhood. Well that, tackle football, and jailbreak.
 
2012-12-04 10:12:33 PM  

Jument: MycroftHolmes: Jument: I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.

curious, in what ways did the parents avoid personal responsibility? Was it in seeking advice of professionals, altering their eating habits, and adding a disciplined workout routine? Sounds to me like these parents demonstrated a great deal of personal responsibility.

Simple: they waited until the child reached blimp-like proportions to take these steps. One is not a good parent if one has a child tipping the scales at 176, period.

Of course, I am not a parent so my opinion is worth approximately $0.01 on this matter. :)


It sounds like they did ask their doctor about the kids weight. I also know that a lot of doctors and others do not encourage aggressive dieting and body consciousness for pre-pubescent people. It does sound like they did not have an extremely healthy diet, but they corrected it as soon as they recognized that they had a problem. These parents sound like paragons of personal responsibility to me.
 
2012-12-04 10:17:44 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.


You're an idiot and have no children. My daughter weighed 28 lbs when she was a year old and wore a size 3T. She has never been unhealthy or in any way inactive, or fat. She is now 5'11" and 137lbs, a real lardass adult.
Babies/children mature differently.
 
2012-12-04 11:04:13 PM  

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?


If I were a robot with a mechanical brain, it would lock up and catch fire trying process that. Fortunately I have a biological brain which is subject to the protective effects of beer,
 
2012-12-05 02:56:06 AM  

mrsirjojo: The problem with the article is that it passes childhood obesity off as active disease, of which the girl is an unfortunate victim.

You do not "fight" childhood obesity. It is not childhood cancer.

Same with "the eating habits didn't stick". Wrong. She "continued to eat badly".

No one else sees this use of passive vs active and gets annoyed?


Yeah! She should have hauled her fat baby ass to the gym as soon as she hit 25 lbs, and taught herself all about proper nutrition before she got to kindergarten and really started gaining weight. Lazy bum!
/Seriously?
 
2012-12-05 09:24:18 AM  

AbbeySomeone: The My Little Pony Killer: By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.

You're an idiot and have no children. My daughter weighed 28 lbs when she was a year old and wore a size 3T. She has never been unhealthy or in any way inactive, or fat. She is now 5'11" and 137lbs, a real lardass adult.
Babies/children mature differently.


a "lardass" at that weight/height? the prefered nomenclature is "normal weight obesity"!
 
2012-12-05 10:29:09 AM  

iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.


As a fat kid I had school to keep me supplied with sweets and other unhealthy items that my parents wouldn't dream of letting me eat. They could control what I had for breakfast and dinner but they couldn't force me to eat my packed lunch.

School lunches are horribly unhealthy and the schools make lots money off vending machines, school stores, etc.
 
2012-12-05 10:40:31 AM  

shortymac: iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

As a fat kid I had school to keep me supplied with sweets and other unhealthy items that my parents wouldn't dream of letting me eat. They could control what I had for breakfast and dinner but they couldn't force me to eat my packed lunch.

School lunches are horribly unhealthy and the schools make lots money off vending machines, school stores, etc.


No, you don't understand. If you don't harp on your kids body image, prevent them from making decisions, and hover over them to monitor their every move, you are a bad parent.
 
2012-12-05 10:53:17 AM  

Tumunga: So, taking Farker's montra of being fat somewhere else, the kid decides to be fat on CNN, loses weight, and now you phuqbags are still making fun of her.

/I get it, she's white.
//someone hurry up and give me the Welcome To Fark thingy
///Phuq it. I'll do it myself...

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//// This one's my favorite
// I've always liked the tits.


Holy cow, are they all wearing Barbie© prosthesis under those shirts?
 
2012-12-05 03:20:00 PM  
She still weighs over 120 pounds. Isn't that a little hefty for a nine-year-old?

Still, good for the parents for taking action, and good for the kid.
 
2012-12-05 04:54:52 PM  

Nogale: She still weighs over 120 pounds. Isn't that a little hefty for a nine-year-old?

Still, good for the parents for taking action, and good for the kid.


yes.
 
2012-12-05 08:40:50 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: The doctor who told them their 25 pound 1 year old would grow into it should be metaphorically taken out behind the barn and shot. The kid could very well have a metabolic problem on top of everything else.


But his tee time was in 20 minutes. Why do you hate the mental well being of our doctors?
 
2012-12-05 09:17:24 PM  

Nogale: She still weighs over 120 pounds. Isn't that a little hefty for a nine-year-old?

Still, good for the parents for taking action, and good for the kid.


It can be still "hefty" However, in 4 years it can be normal body mass (at 13 she might be her adult height). At 9, it might be healthier for her to maintain that weight and grow into it than for her to loose all the weight and have to add weight to grow into.
 
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