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(Time)   Chris Christie's weight is a non-issue, unless you're Christie's grocer   (ideas.time.com ) divider line
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2013-02-09 01:20:51 PM  
8 votes:
from PDid in this Fark thread

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2013-02-09 11:19:00 AM  
3 votes:

TheHighlandHowler: I don't get it.  The list of (famous) heavy people who lost remarkable amounts of weight (often with 21st century medical assistance) continues to grow.  I'm sure farkers will add to this list but off the top of my head I'd cite Al Roker, Drew Carey, and Lisa Lampinelli.


He'd be playing right into Michelle Obama's hands if he lost weight. And that's the definition of socialism.
2013-02-09 12:41:09 PM  
2 votes:

Jake Havechek: I mean shiat, he looks like the goddamn Grimmis.

Does he speak Huttese?


What we really need is a president who understands the binary language of moisture vaporators.
2013-02-09 12:22:25 PM  
2 votes:
He may not have the gravitas to draw a large following, but he definitely has the gravity.
2013-02-10 01:20:09 AM  
1 vote:

PsiChick: Monkeyhouse Zendo: PsiChick: Bullshiat. In our culture we slam anyone who isn't actually medically in crisis as fat...

Oh, wait, that's just women. Men can be fat, of course. It's funny, looking at that kind of double standard, it almost makes me think nobody cares about the health of fat people and only care about whether or not they're 'ugly'...

You sound fat.

...Which would have what to do with my point? Do fat cells jump onto the keyboard and change the words I type?


Not at all. I just had to take a few moments to think about what would cause you to go off on some tangent about the oppression of women when I was simply pointing out that Chris Christie being morbidly obese is a fundamentally different situation than Obama being melanin enhanced.

I don't care if you're fat or not; you're not considering a run for the oval office. You can pack on as many pounds as you want in your fight against patriarchal oppression, it makes no difference to me. You just seemed sensitive about it so I did the right thing and made a snide comment about your weight.
2013-02-09 05:10:07 PM  
1 vote:

DeaH: GAT_00: That doctor was exactly right.  The Presidency is incredibly stressful, which makes him having a heart attack all but guaranteed.

You know what? I don't trust it when doctors make diagnoses without examining the patient. I didn't trust it when Frist did it, and I don't trust it from this doctor.


Damn it, why do you people keep insisting she made a "diagnosis"? She did not write him script for Lipitor. She said she would like to support him but would "worry" about him dying in office.

That's not a farking diagnosis.

What Frist did was an actual diagnosis. He said a commatose patient was not in a vegetative state based upon video clips he saw. He's a smarmy Republican scumbag, this doctor is just a regular Republican.
2013-02-09 04:36:51 PM  
1 vote:

PsiChick: Bullshiat. In our culture we slam anyone who isn't actually medically in crisis as fat...

Oh, wait, that's just women. Men can be fat, of course


Before you climb up onto that Cross, perhaps you should realize that you are in a thread full of people slamming a man for being fat (who is often slammed for being fat).
2013-02-09 04:25:29 PM  
1 vote:

HairBolus: from PDid in this Fark thread


Oh my God. As a Christie-American myself, I find most Christie fat jokes to be stupid, but that one made me literally LOL.
2013-02-09 03:11:58 PM  
1 vote:

Pincy: Needlessly Complicated: Is it cool to fat-shame people again, or is it only cool if they're liberals?

Micheal Moore is a fat guy.


And that has zero bearing on his ability to make movies that Republicans hate and refuse to watch.

If Michael Moore has a massive heart attack and spends a month in the hospital and his doctors tell him to avoid stressful activities, it has zero effect on the nation. Now if the President goes through the same ordeal, that's a big farking problem.

Being a whale of a human being geneally doesn't matter unless you are a really farking important person. Michael Moore, Rush Limbaugh, Paula Deen, and subby can all be fat without consequence to the nation.
2013-02-09 02:59:25 PM  
1 vote:

Tigger: ""I find it fascinating that a doctor in Arizona who's never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my history or medical records, knows nothing about my family history could make a diagnosis from 2,400 miles away. She must be a genius."


Well do you really need to be a doctor to figure out that being morbidly obese is unhealthy?
2013-02-09 01:43:28 PM  
1 vote:
I make all sorts of bad jokes here (as most of us do), but ragging on Christie for being fat isn't my style.

However, there are legit concerns about the health of the man who would be leading our country. If a Christie nomination actually happens, his VP would have to be the most vetted in history.

 As an aside - I think Christie is a jerk still benefiting from the one time he wasn't an asshole. That's just my opinion. Obama benefited from it, too, but I don't understand why our leaders actually doing their jobs is cause for celebration. It's like congratulating me for not beating my girlfriend. Some things in life are just expected of you.
2013-02-09 01:00:56 PM  
1 vote:

MisterRonbo: Old enough to know better: So its okay to make fat comments about this guy, but telling n**ger jokes about Obama is wrong and unfair?

Remember when they kept fat people as slaves. And then spent a century denying them access to most educatiin, good jobs, and much housing? Or got those really thick ropes and lynched a few fatties?

Good times.


They had their own restrooms back then, too. With really wide doors.
2013-02-09 12:53:09 PM  
1 vote:

Old enough to know better: So its okay to make fat comments about this guy, but telling n**ger jokes about Obama is wrong and unfair?


Little known historical fact: There was a plan to enslave the people of Fatistan and ship them to America over the Pacindic Ocean but it was quickly realized the citizens of Fatistan weren't good at manual labor.
2013-02-09 12:50:28 PM  
1 vote:

Old enough to know better: So its okay to make fat comments about this guy, but telling n**ger jokes about Obama is wrong and unfair?


It is in poor taste to make fun of a person for something they can do nothing about: skin color, height, genetic handicaps, etc. Making fun of a fat guy is perfectly my acceptable because he is fat by his own doing. He chooses to be a manatee in a neck tie.
2013-02-09 12:47:02 PM  
1 vote:

Old enough to know better: So its okay to make fat comments about this guy, but telling n**ger jokes about Obama is wrong and unfair?


What about if it's a fat black person?
2013-02-09 12:45:09 PM  
1 vote:

Old enough to know better: So its okay to make fat comments about this guy, but telling n**ger jokes about Obama is wrong and unfair?


Black is a skin color you're born with. Morbidly obese is a health problem you develop as you sit on your ass and shovel funnel cakes down your gullet. But yeah, I guess that's totally the same thing.
2013-02-09 12:33:53 PM  
1 vote:

heap: when you just totally give up on the idea of a waist, and just arbitrarily ram a belt in there somewhere, why on earth would you pick that high?


Once you get past a certain point, you have to set the belt line "north of the equator". Otherwise you need to go with suspenders.
2013-02-09 12:30:49 PM  
1 vote:
when you just totally give up on the idea of a waist, and just arbitrarily ram a belt in there somewhere, why on earth would you pick that high?

if the guy was standing at a urinal, all he'd be able to do is scratch his belly button.
2013-02-09 08:57:55 AM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: Are there seriously people who won't vote for him because of his weight?


Count on it. If they have an ounce of sense, the Dems will make him a walking joke. Hard to recover from that sort of thing, as Mitt can testify.

My problem with him is his temper. The job requires a very even-tempered person, who is capable of absorbing a lot of casual abuse without going ballistic. Obama may be a Muslim Nazi socialist communist Kenyan usurper anti-Christ fifth columnist who should be tried at Nuremburg for high crimes against humanity, but most people will admit he's a pretty cool character.
 
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