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(Washington Times)   The inaugural lunch topped out at 3,000 calories. Do as I say, not as I do   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 139
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2013-01-22 11:50:12 AM
3,000 calorie lunch once every 4 years? You'll be ok.
 
2013-01-22 11:56:26 AM

Vlad_the_Inaner: I never knew that pizza chains were not allowed to assume their customers could do simple addition.

Base calories plus topping plus topping etc.

Just wow.


That's how the menus work here in NYC.

Even in other places (chipolte, Chilis, etc). Its main item XXX cal, and then a list of the typical add-ons with their calories (cheese, mayo, tomato, etc)

you dont list every possible combination, unless you are offering a recommended combination (like the special pizzas in CPK).
 
2013-01-22 11:57:50 AM
There is nothing in the Constitution that requires me to do math.
 
2013-01-22 12:02:19 PM

Kibbler: It's either that, or you go the "fair and balanced" route, and I think we know how that ends up.


there's only so much correcting you can do 'in-play' without cheating them out of the Benefits of a Newer and Stronger Germany(tm).
 
2013-01-22 12:03:06 PM
just favorited Kibbler. :)
 
2013-01-22 12:07:15 PM

Kibbler: Mikey1969: utah dude: my son is all like DAD, MICHELLE OBAMA TOOK THE CHICKEN SANDWICH AWAY THAT WAS GOOD AND REPLACED IT WITH SOMETHING CALLED A 'MEAT SANDWICH' WHICH ISN'T GOOD.

and i'm all like, son, i want you to stay as far away from michelle's meat sandwich as you can, ok?

kid doesn't even know the awesome joke he cracked.

I've been monitoring my stepsons to see if they are being fed full of propaganda at school around here. With the farking Eagle Forum carrying so much power in this state(Or the Sutherland Institute), you never know. It's tough to explain politics to them, and not influence their choices, allowing them to make their own, especially with the idiocy that is mostly on the Right's side of the aisle. It helps that I explain WHY side A is making such a stupid claim, and if there is any truth to the claim, it's really hard when the "Why' breaks down to "Well, the GOP is a bunch of whiny jack-holes.", there's just no way to present tose oh-so-frequent instances.

You can always say, "This is how I see it. This is my opinion." Frame it in the context that you're not thundering down Absolute Truth That Must Not Be Questioned.

It's either that, or you go the "fair and balanced" route, and I think we know how that ends up.


Actually that IS how I do it. I say 'You might hear me baitching about it, but here's why:' I tell 'em as much about both sides as I can, and make sure to tell them that they are free to interpret the situation any way they want. By explaining why I might feel a certain way, I take away that' Well he sees it such-and-such way, so I should follow suit. ' mindset as much as I can.

Don't know if it's working, but it makes me feel better at least.
 
2013-01-22 12:11:29 PM
Wolf!
 
2013-01-22 12:21:21 PM

Diogenes: It's just a tradition that First Ladies get to pick some mundane up until now non-controversial cause to promote. Lady Bird Johnson beautifying America, Barbara Bush had literacy. Betty Ford's was no hard liquor before 10 AM. Our last First Lady Laura Bush worked tirelessly against illiteracy, so between her efforts and her husband's, it was a tie. Hillary Clinton did pioneering work in looking the other way...


You magnificent bastard.
 
2013-01-22 12:24:47 PM
Well, at least the comments on TFA are sensible and refreshing.**

**much like any "smokin hot babe" on the main tab
 
2013-01-22 12:47:15 PM

Diogenes: "If you think Michelle Obama is after your freedom because she merely suggests that our kids should exercise more and eat a little broccoli with their lard, you don't deserve a place in the free market of ideas, you belong at the cheesecake factory. She's not Stalin because she notices your kids sweat Mountain Dew. Now, this is bigger than America's ass. I know that's hard to believe so indulge me. This is about the Teabaggers fundamental misunderstanding of the difference between freedom, and the freedom to never be told anything. Like avoid food served in a bucket...

It's just a tradition that First Ladies get to pick some mundane up until now non-controversial cause to promote. Lady Bird Johnson beautifying America, Barbara Bush had literacy. Betty Ford's was no hard liquor before 10 AM. Our last First Lady Laura Bush worked tirelessly against illiteracy, so between her efforts and her husband's, it was a tie. Hillary Clinton did pioneering work in looking the other way...

Now when I look at a Moon Pie, I just see sugar and trans fats, not my constitutional freedoms, but Sarah Palin recently brought sugar cookies to a school as a protest against the government telling the school what to eat, which of course, it wasn't doing. Sean Hannity warned that we'd soon be paying fines for eating salt, which isn't a problem for Hannity who mostly eats boogers.

When did the right wing become Joe Pesci over every little thing? You sayin' I use too much salt? What am I salty to you? fark you, I use too much salt. Here take some salt right down your throat. I mean 40 years ago when Lady Bird Johnson suggested we plant wild flowers to beautify the highways, the reaction was it sounds like a neat idea, not don't tell me what I can plant, biatch. Matt Drudge promoted a story saying pedestrian deaths were way up because The Evil One, Michelle Obama had encouraged people to walk more.....directly into traffic. Those were her exact words. Walk into traffic.

Now I'm not saying the ...


Yup
 
2013-01-22 12:47:40 PM
You didn't have to eat it all, pigmitter.
 
2013-01-22 01:04:39 PM

machoprogrammer: Granny_Panties: Every Republican I personally know is fat and ALL of them claim they hardly eat.

[www.fitnessforhumans.com image 293x285]

Yeah, what a fat ass!


Yes - yea indeed:
spokesgeek.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-22 01:33:13 PM
The thing about a banquet is that it is a special occasion, not every day eating.

I grew up with an obese parent. Fortunately, I had a rapid metabolism at the time. When I had adult roommates in my 20s, I was surprised that people did not have dessert after every dinner. I'm glad I learned that, because I was spared my parent's fate. (It's useful because I can wear every outfit in my closet, which has clothing older than some farkers)
 
2013-01-22 01:54:36 PM

oldfarthenry: machoprogrammer: Granny_Panties: Every Republican I personally know is fat and ALL of them claim they hardly eat.

[www.fitnessforhumans.com image 293x285]

Yeah, what a fat ass!

Yes - yea indeed:
[spokesgeek.files.wordpress.com image 250x350]


To be fair he did lose quite a bid of weight prior to Expendables 2. He isn't the Mr. Universe at age 20 but for 65 he looks pretty good now.
 
2013-01-22 01:59:28 PM

lordjupiter: 1) Old pic
2) Do you know what he had to do to get like that?
3) Mr. Universe is a superlative for a reason



1. I know.
2. Lots of working out and lots of anabolic steroids and diuretics :)
3. I know
 
2013-01-22 02:02:24 PM
I am impressed that powerful elite do not choke on their own hypocrisy while wolfing down a meal that could feed a city worth of hungry people. Indulge, my betters, you are entitled.
 
2013-01-22 02:05:45 PM

Fart_Machine: To be fair he did lose quite a bid of weight prior to Expendables 2. He isn't the Mr. Universe at age 20 but for 65 he looks pretty good now.


Even when that picture was taken, on a bad day he could probably pick up more than most regular joes 40 years younger than him.
 
2013-01-22 02:09:47 PM

thomps: even worse, the lunch cost the american tax payer $13 billion. thanks for nothing moochelle.


$13b each!
 
2013-01-22 02:09:54 PM

oldfarthenry: machoprogrammer: Granny_Panties: Every Republican I personally know is fat and ALL of them claim they hardly eat.

[www.fitnessforhumans.com image 293x285]

Yeah, what a fat ass!

Yes - yea indeed:
[spokesgeek.files.wordpress.com image 250x350]


65 years old. Most people can only hope to be in 1/2 that shape at that time.
 
2013-01-22 02:34:09 PM

RandomExcess: I am impressed that powerful elite do not choke on their own hypocrisy while wolfing down a meal that could feed a city worth of hungry people. Indulge, my betters, you are entitled.


I am impressed that there are so many ALTs with "Random" in their title that spew nothing but derp.

NTTAWWT, of course, have as many ALTs as you need to convince no one.
 
2013-01-22 02:43:38 PM
POUTRAGE!
 
2013-01-22 02:47:14 PM

incendi: Guess what, fatties: you are not obligated to eat every last crumb on your plate, even at a high-profile event. So even though the menu may top out at 3000 calories, you don't actually have to consume more than you want to. Also, some people eat 3000 calorie meals every now and then and do just fine, because they actually go out and move their bodies every once in a while.

In short, fark you WT, and for everyone else:
baka-san: Nothing to see here, move along.


Seriously... You can have upwards of 15000 calories a day and still lose weight if you are active enough.

Non-story.
 
2013-01-22 03:06:03 PM
So it was equal to a Burger King Milkshake?
 
2013-01-22 03:18:50 PM

Contents Under Pressure: The thing about a banquet is that it is a special occasion, not every day eating.

I grew up with an obese parent. Fortunately, I had a rapid metabolism at the time. When I had adult roommates in my 20s, I was surprised that people did not have dessert after every dinner. I'm glad I learned that, because I was spared my parent's fate. (It's useful because I can wear every outfit in my closet, which has clothing older than some farkers)


When I first got married, my wife's kids had "dessert" after dinner every night, which generally meant cookies. As many as they wanted. I started doing the grocery shopping, and I found that a bag of cookies bought on Sunday was 2/3 gone on Monday night, and somehow, the other 1/3 were gone by the time the kids went to school on Tuesday.

That came to a screaming halt.
 
2013-01-22 04:36:12 PM

Rann Xerox: There are two things that I love about seeing the Washington Times logo on threads:

- Warns me not to click the article so as not to give them any traffic.
- Reminds me that Sun Myung Moon is dead as fried chicken.


Chicken's supposed to be dead before you fry it?

Well, that explains the burning oil all over the kitchen.
 
2013-01-22 05:33:40 PM
I'd post the cartoon of a morbidly obese M00cherella chowing on a pile of burgers while a huge-eared Fartdingo nibbles an absurdly tiny salad, but yanno, I'm just too fat and lazy and can't be bothered.

/shut up and PASS THE bacon!
 
2013-01-22 05:42:59 PM
So after all the birthers and teabaggers, this is what we're left with?
 
2013-01-22 05:43:01 PM

someonelse: likefunbutnot: Gulper Eel: Hell, I want to see what Bill Clinton's been eating (obvious joke goes here).

His pimpness has been on a vegetarian diet, actually.

I think he even went vegan.


Q: How you can tell when someone's a vegan?

A: Don't worry; she'll tell you.
 
2013-01-22 05:59:38 PM
If you ate an Obama inaugural lunch 3 meals a day infinitely you'd end up weighing 900 lbs. Thats like double hoverround weight.
 
2013-01-22 07:35:06 PM

BMulligan: someonelse: likefunbutnot: Gulper Eel: Hell, I want to see what Bill Clinton's been eating (obvious joke goes here).

His pimpness has been on a vegetarian diet, actually.

I think he even went vegan.

Q: How you can tell when someone's a vegan?

A: Don't worry; she'll tell you.


How can you tell when someone's a meat eater? It's not hard, he's the smelly fat person roasting the corpses of dead animals, stuffing them in his mouth, and whining "OMG, vegans are so preachy!"
 
2013-01-22 07:37:27 PM

BMulligan: someonelse: likefunbutnot: Gulper Eel: Hell, I want to see what Bill Clinton's been eating (obvious joke goes here).

His pimpness has been on a vegetarian diet, actually.

I think he even went vegan.

Q: How you can tell when someone's a vegan?

A: Don't worry; she'll tell you.


Alternative response:
 
2013-01-22 07:38:23 PM
Aw, dammit.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-22 08:15:20 PM

Parthenogenetic: BMulligan: someonelse: likefunbutnot: Gulper Eel: Hell, I want to see what Bill Clinton's been eating (obvious joke goes here).

His pimpness has been on a vegetarian diet, actually.

I think he even went vegan.

Q: How you can tell when someone's a vegan?

A: Don't worry; she'll tell you.

How can you tell when someone's a meat eater? It's not hard, he's the smelly fat person roasting the corpses of dead animals, stuffing them in his mouth, and whining "OMG, vegans are so preachy!"


I'm sorry you didn't find my little joke amusing. The vegan who told it to me thought it was kind of funny.
 
2013-01-22 08:34:16 PM

Crabs_Can_Polevault: Don't Troll Me Bro!: For years I've been asking people butthurt about the First Lady's initiatives to state where she says that you can never have dessert, or eat a big meal on occasion. Of course nobody has ever been able to, because that's not what she's advocating. Listen, right-wingers, building strawmen might feel good at the time because you can knock them right over, but it really has a negative impact on your actual debate skills. It's not good for you in the long run. Of course, it seems that's a lot of what modern "conservatism" in America is about, so there's that.

So wait, are you telling me that a steady diet of strawmen and fallacious arguments will make one's debating skills flabby, ineffective, and unattractive? That they may be good as a "sometimes" talking point, but one should generally adhere to the solid foundations of a good, square presentation and consideration of facts to keep one's ability to debate in lean, fighting trim?

All very well and good to know, I guess, but you know, there are people in this country whose dialogue skills are weak, emaciated... frankly, they're starving for a proper argument, but they're so used to the fact-free fluff that they get from their usual sources that they're critically malinformed.

It's true what they say: the foundations to healthy thinking habits start young.


That was brilliant on so many levels. Beautifully played.
 
2013-01-22 08:51:58 PM

machoprogrammer: lordjupiter: 1) Old pic
2) Do you know what he had to do to get like that?
3) Mr. Universe is a superlative for a reason


1. I know.
2. Lots of working out and lots of anabolic steroids and diuretics :)
3. I know


4. Be 22 years old.
 
2013-01-22 09:17:49 PM
violetvolume: thomps: even worse, the lunch cost the american tax payer $13 billion. thanks for nothing moochelle.

$13b each!


PER BITE!!!
 
2013-01-23 03:09:40 AM
The Washington Times is so adorable... they think they're a real paper!
 
2013-01-23 06:15:46 AM
Back in November, there was a news piece about how the average American consumes between 4,000-5,000 calories on Thanksgiving, well above the calorie count of the inauguration lunch.

But yes, this is surely an outrage that a special banquet was held on a special occasion.
 
2013-01-23 08:24:29 AM

BMulligan: Parthenogenetic: BMulligan: someonelse: likefunbutnot: Gulper Eel: Hell, I want to see what Bill Clinton's been eating (obvious joke goes here).

His pimpness has been on a vegetarian diet, actually.

I think he even went vegan.

Q: How you can tell when someone's a vegan?

A: Don't worry; she'll tell you.

How can you tell when someone's a meat eater? It's not hard, he's the smelly fat person roasting the corpses of dead animals, stuffing them in his mouth, and whining "OMG, vegans are so preachy!"

I'm sorry you didn't find my little joke amusing. The vegan who told it to me thought it was kind of funny. I found the vegan


It was a setup. You muffed it.
 
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