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2013-02-08 10:01:43 AM  
Never have jowls been so popular.
 
2013-02-08 10:12:09 AM  
He's big in New Jersey.
 
2013-02-08 10:13:08 AM  
Just wait until Cory Booker runs against him then the media will portray Christie as an out of touch right wing loon and his favorability rating will drop to  40.
 
2013-02-08 10:53:11 AM  
I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.
 
2013-02-08 10:59:33 AM  

borg: Just wait until Cory Booker runs against him then the media will portray Christie as an out of touch right wing loon and his favorability rating will drop to  40.


Corey Booker isn't running against Christie. He wants Lautenberg's senate seat.
 
2013-02-08 11:01:02 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: He's big in New Jersey.


He'd be big anywhere. Not sure if he'd be popular everywhere.
 
2013-02-08 11:02:10 AM  

rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.



Is really easy to lose weight when that big, it's hard to be just 20 pounds over and lose
 
2013-02-08 11:19:01 AM  

whyRpeoplesostupid: rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.


Is really easy to lose weight when that big, it's hard to be just 20 pounds over and lose


You can lose some but gaining it back is also even easier than losing it.  The body wants to stay at that weight and your metabolism fights you every step.  Plus the amount of insulin created is based on the number of cells in your body.  Fat cells have no insulin receptors so you end up craving more glucose to satisfy the insulin.  Then diabetes ends up happening.   Someone with 20 lbs is less likely to have this problem and that 20 lbs does not affect the appetite and blood sugar balance the same way.
 
2013-02-08 11:20:30 AM  
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He's a planet!
 
2013-02-08 11:25:52 AM  
He can't survive outside of the north east, as he can't bring himself to pander to bible beaters.
 
2013-02-08 11:26:53 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-08 11:27:32 AM  
Your next republican presidential candidate everyone. He's about the only viable candidate to come through the derp-age of the Republican Party with a positive national image.

Combine this with the attempt to cull the extremists from the party, I think you'll see his in-party support soar - because everyone likes a (possible) winner.
 
2013-02-08 11:28:58 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He can't survive outside of the north east, as he can't bring himself to pander to bible beaters.


That's what your running mate is for.
 
2013-02-08 11:29:53 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He can't survive outside of the north east, as he can't bring himself to pander to bible beaters.


Sure he can. But his need to stay within the acceptable boundaries in NJ insulated him from going quite as deep in the derp. That may be a positive as he might be seen as 'more electable'.
 
2013-02-08 11:30:02 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He can't survive outside of the north east, as he can't bring himself to pander to bible beaters.


He'll pander to their love of fried chicken and gravy instead.
 
2013-02-08 11:30:19 AM  

rev. dave: whyRpeoplesostupid: rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.


Is really easy to lose weight when that big, it's hard to be just 20 pounds over and lose

You can lose some but gaining it back is also even easier than losing it.  The body wants to stay at that weight and your metabolism fights you every step.  Plus the amount of insulin created is based on the number of cells in your body.  Fat cells have no insulin receptors so you end up craving more glucose to satisfy the insulin.  Then diabetes ends up happening.   Someone with 20 lbs is less likely to have this problem and that 20 lbs does not affect the appetite and blood sugar balance the same way.


You know jack squat about exercise and nutrition, and are just using that as a reason to criticize Rush Limbaugh (who is nearly as fat as Christie) in your original post. Your body doesn't "want to stay at that weight", ever. Weight loss is calories in - calories out. If he consumes fewer calories, he will lose weight. If he sets his calories at 20% less than his TDEE, he will lose weight. The laws of physics say you will. No one is above the laws of physics.
 
2013-02-08 11:30:23 AM  
Oh great.  Somebody mentioned BMI.   Now we will have a tiresome stampede of fat people posting about how BMI is an outdated concept and is not a good measure of anything.
 
2013-02-08 11:36:16 AM  
BMI is an outdated concept and not a good measure of anything.

/I sound fat
 
2013-02-08 11:38:23 AM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: BMI is an outdated concept and not a good measure of anything.

/I sound fat


It is correct 90% of the time, but is mainly supposed to be used for population studies, not on an individual basis. Most of the people who say it doesn't work for them are underestimating how fat they are. If BMI doesn't fit you because you are really muscular, odds are you know it.
 
2013-02-08 11:41:21 AM  

borg: Just wait until Cory Booker runs against him then the media will portray Christie as an out of touch right wing loon and his favorability rating will drop to  40.


Christie's not so bad, but compared to Cory Booker, he is an out of touch right wing loon. I'd move back to Jersey to vote for Booker.
 
2013-02-08 11:41:26 AM  

machoprogrammer: rev. dave: whyRpeoplesostupid: rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.


Is really easy to lose weight when that big, it's hard to be just 20 pounds over and lose

You can lose some but gaining it back is also even easier than losing it.  The body wants to stay at that weight and your metabolism fights you every step.  Plus the amount of insulin created is based on the number of cells in your body.  Fat cells have no insulin receptors so you end up craving more glucose to satisfy the insulin.  Then diabetes ends up happening.   Someone with 20 lbs is less likely to have this problem and that 20 lbs does not affect the appetite and blood sugar balance the same way.

You know jack squat about exercise and nutrition, and are just using that as a reason to criticize Rush Limbaugh (who is nearly as fat as Christie) in your original post. Your body doesn't "want to stay at that weight", ever. Weight loss is calories in - calories out. If he consumes fewer calories, he will lose weight. If he sets his calories at 20% less than his TDEE, he will lose weight. The laws of physics say you will. No one is above the laws of physics.


You are correct except you are not dealing with a constant. People seem to forget this. The body can and will adjust the number of calories it uses based on what it thinks you are doing to it. Just look at the biggest loser if you doubt it. You really think that in week 2 they are eating any more or moving any less, yet without fail the weightloss stops that week.

Frankly I feel like punching the simplistic morons who say calories in less than calories out.. OMG you are such a genius how could I have struggled with my wieght for so long.
 
2013-02-08 11:42:20 AM  

AntiNerd: Oh great.  Somebody mentioned BMI.   Now we will have a tiresome stampede of fat people posting about how BMI is an outdated concept and is not a good measure of anything.


It's more a waddle than a stampede.

And yeah, BMI is misleading if you try to plug in numbers from NFL linebackers.  However, it works just fine for diagnosing general-purpose fat people.

RexTalionis: Corey Booker isn't running against Christie. He wants Lautenberg's senate seat.


Which is a shame, because that debate would replace "Nixon vs. Kennedy" in every political science textbook.
 
2013-02-08 11:43:25 AM  
I wonder if he'll get stuck in the White House bathtub like Taft did.
 
2013-02-08 11:43:54 AM  

tartie_pants: You are correct except you are not dealing with a constant. People seem to forget this. The body can and will adjust the number of calories it uses based on what it thinks you are doing to it. Just look at the biggest loser if you doubt it. You really think that in week 2 they are eating any more or moving any less, yet without fail the weightloss stops that week.

Frankly I feel like punching the simplistic morons who say calories in less than calories out.. OMG you are such a genius how could I have struggled with my wieght for so long.


Well, obviously, you need to recalculate your TDEE (and thus change your calories in) as you lose weight. That part should be beyond obvious, though.
 
2013-02-08 11:45:48 AM  

borg: Just wait until Cory Booker runs against him then the media will portray Christie as an out of touch right wing loon and his favorability rating will drop to  40.


So the media will report on him accurately?
 
2013-02-08 11:45:54 AM  

machoprogrammer: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: BMI is an outdated concept and not a good measure of anything.

/I sound fat

It is correct 90% of the time, but is mainly supposed to be used for population studies, not on an individual basis. Most of the people who say it doesn't work for them are underestimating how fat they are. If BMI doesn't fit you because you are really muscular, odds are you know it.


I was just trying to be part of a tiresome stampede.
 
2013-02-08 11:46:28 AM  

tartie_pants: Frankly I feel like punching the simplistic morons who

say calories in less than calories out.. OMG you are such a genius how could I have struggled with my wieght for so long. ...

Go ahead, punch him. Skinny people are crap at taking a punch.

Just don't punch him in the aviator glasses or you might cut your hand.
 
2013-02-08 11:46:32 AM  

AntiNerd: Oh great.  Somebody mentioned BMI.   Now we will have a tiresome stampede of fat people posting about how BMI is an outdated concept and is not a good measure of anything.


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2013-02-08 11:46:45 AM  

machoprogrammer: Your body doesn't "want to stay at that weight", ever.


Yes, it does. You know enough about nutrition to make a fool of yourself. Those who lose a substantial amount of bodyweight (>15-20%) have to eat less to maintain that weight than those who have not lost weight i.e. a man who lost 60 lbs. down to 180 has to eat less than a man who weighs 180 without losing weight. Dieting trains your metabolism to utilize calories more efficiently and that gain in efficiency lasts years.
 
2013-02-08 11:47:52 AM  
Obesity is a mental disorder. You don't get that fat unless you are obsessed with food. Period.

My wife had a friend from out of state come to visit. She's morbidly obese and of coarse she claims she hardly eats. Every night at diner she ate 2X as much as everybody at the table and grazed all day. She would sit down to watch a movie and eat an entire large bag a Doritos. Yet she hardly eats.

Christie has an obvious mental disorder and should be disqualified for the presidency.
 
2013-02-08 11:48:58 AM  

AntiNerd: Oh great.  Somebody mentioned BMI.   Now we will have a tiresome stampede of fat people posting about how BMI is an outdated concept and is not a good measure of anything.


What have you done?!?!
 
2013-02-08 11:49:37 AM  

tartie_pants: You are correct except you are not dealing with a constant. People seem to forget this. The body can and will adjust the number of calories it uses based on what it thinks you are doing to it. Just look at the biggest loser if you doubt it. You really think that in week 2 they are eating any more or moving any less, yet without fail the weightloss stops that week.


You're missing his point about the laws of physics.  Calories are a unit of energy.  The body requires a certain amount of them to perform physical work, or build new cells.

Under normal physiological conditions, your body can take that from the diet, or by burning fat cells.  If you are expending more calories than you take in from diet, you must pull it from stored matter.

This point isn't a fluffy physiological argument.  It's a hard reality of thermodynamics.  You want to climb that hill?  It has a minimum cost.  You can spend more energy than is necessary (by having terrible walking form, by taking long detours, by carrying lots of stuff, etc.), but you can't spend less.

tartie_pants: OMG you are such a genius how could I have struggled with my wieght for so long.


That's psychological.  You have not performed more work than you took in from your diet.  The causes of that can be many, and it's a very challenging thing to pull off, but it doesn't invalidate machoprogrammer's point.
 
2013-02-08 11:50:07 AM  

rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.


So the morbidly obese are incapble of losing weight, therefore they shouldn't bother trying?

Your argument is total BS.

Look at former Gov. Mike Huckabee. He used to weigh over 300 lbs and after his doctor told him he had 10 years to live he managed to lose over 100 lbs and become a healthy eating advocate.

While I agree with virtually none of his policies, I do applaud him for using his public position and his own health to raise awareness about the obesity crisis rather than live in denial and claim that he's perfectly healthy at 300lbs.
 
2013-02-08 11:50:20 AM  

machoprogrammer: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: BMI is an outdated concept and not a good measure of anything.

/I sound fat

It is correct 90% of the time, but is mainly supposed to be used for population studies, not on an individual basis. Most of the people who say it doesn't work for them are underestimating how fat they are. If BMI doesn't fit you because you are really muscular, odds are you know it.


Yeah, the people BMI doesn't measure well are probably doing water or air displacement tests anyway.
 
2013-02-08 11:51:33 AM  
I have to admit, he was pretty amusing on Letterman.
 
2013-02-08 11:52:41 AM  
Making fun of people's weight is becoming a big problem.
 
2013-02-08 11:54:33 AM  

Granny_Panties: Obesity is a mental disorder. You don't get that fat unless you are obsessed with food. Period.


Obesity results from an addiction. Some of us like food more than others due to unique bio- and neurochemistry. Just as some people are prone to drug addiction or alcoholism. Some of us are also blessed with stronger willpower to resist immediate gratification. (These tendencies are heritable traits but not immutable.)
 
2013-02-08 11:58:04 AM  

thornhill: Look at former Gov. Mike Huckabee. He used to weigh over 300 lbs and after his doctor told him he had 10 years to live he managed to lose over 100 lbs and become a healthy eating advocate.


He also now weighs 350
 
2013-02-08 11:59:03 AM  

chimp_ninja: Which is a shame, because that debate would replace "Nixon vs. Kennedy" in every political science textbook.


I actually think a Christie/Booker debate could do more to repair inter-party pettiness than a grand bargain on taxes, guns abortion and gay marriage.

Christie is a Republican. He's going to have principles that are pro-business and he's not going to care as much about inequality of outcomes so long as everything is objectively "fair".
Booker is a Democrat. He's going to have pro-consumer principles and he's not going to care as much about objective "fairness" as he will about systemic inequality.

The both of them can articulate a position without delving into WHAAAARGAAARBL. I think we expect it more of Christie, but if he's the toughest/most strident Republican in a governor's mansion, I think we're doing pretty well. You can work with a Christie, you can't work with a Brownback.

I'd hate to vote in that election, is what I'm saying.

// New Jersian born/raised
// don't look like Toxie just yet...
 
2013-02-08 11:59:41 AM  

rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.


I just think the whole "Chris Christie is fat!" thing is far played out. Its a cheap, easy joke, it requires no thought and its not funny anymore. Period.
 
2013-02-08 12:13:30 PM  

Lost Thought 00: thornhill: Look at former Gov. Mike Huckabee. He used to weigh over 300 lbs and after his doctor told him he had 10 years to live he managed to lose over 100 lbs and become a healthy eating advocate.

He also now weighs 350


That's just to spite Michelle Obama. He can stop double-fisting chik-fil-a sandwiches anytime he wants.
 
2013-02-08 12:22:25 PM  

Mistymtnhop: rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.

I just think the whole "Chris Christie is fat!" thing is far played out. Its a cheap, easy joke, it requires no thought and its not funny anymore. Period.


No, it's not funny, but unless he has some condition that causes him to be this way, which is possible but rare, then he simply has no self control.  If someone is that lacking in self control, they should not be leading.
 
2013-02-08 12:23:33 PM  
Chris Christie is fat!
 
2013-02-08 12:25:10 PM  
Not after the GOP finishes 'grooming' him he won't. I seem to recall Romney was a moderate too once.
 
2013-02-08 12:28:12 PM  

rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.


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2013-02-08 12:33:03 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: No, it's not funny, but unless he has some condition that causes him to be this way, which is possible but rare, then he simply has no self control.  If someone is that lacking in self control, they should not be leading.


Awww, c'mon now. Many leaders have their achilles heel. Remember Clinton? Great president, loved fat chicks. What are you gonna do?
 
2013-02-08 12:36:12 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Mistymtnhop: rev. dave: I have a problem with almost all Republicans.   I find it in really bad taste to criticize the morbidly obese.  It is more acceptable to criticize the overweight ones who can do something about it like Rush Limbaugh.  But when a guy gets that big it is not so easy for him to lose weight and it is cruel to make fun of him.   Argue with his policies and actions, but go easy on the fat part.

/I'm the type who can lose weight and it is still hard.

I just think the whole "Chris Christie is fat!" thing is far played out. Its a cheap, easy joke, it requires no thought and its not funny anymore. Period.

No, it's not funny, but unless he has some condition that causes him to be this way, which is possible but rare, then he simply has no self control.  If someone is that lacking in self control, they should not be leading.


Once again I have to disagree with you. If the guy is a good leader and concerns himself with the needs of his constituents, then his weight is irrelevent. But I see what you are saying, if the guy doesnt care about himself, then how can he care about the needs of others? Correct?
 
2013-02-08 12:42:43 PM  

Old enough to know better: Not after the GOP finishes 'grooming' him he won't.


I'll have you know, Chris Christie is entirely capable of grooming himself:

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2013-02-08 12:51:58 PM  

machoprogrammer: Rush Limbaugh (who is nearly as fat as Christie)


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He lost weight.
 
2013-02-08 12:53:05 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Making fun of people's weight is becoming a big problem.


I think that people's weight is becoming a big problem. I see way to many fat asses riding around in power scooters in walmart/grocery store and other places. They need to get their asses up and walk. I just went on a cruise and it was insane the number of people too lazy to walk around the damn boat. A few of them were just really old or had a broken leg or something but the overwhelming majority were just fat and lazy. It is really bad when you see a couple who both have the scooters and ride them around the buffet line because they are too lazy to even walk to get their food. They couldn't even both fit in the same elevator together because of their size and their scooters. How do you let yourself get so fat?

/rant
 
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