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  •  She spoke the truth (4+ / 0-)
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    eXtina, diggerspop, SaintC, Patate

    The truth people needed to hear.  Obesity is a huge risk factor for myriad diseases.  The sooner Americans address the obesity epidemic, the less we'll spend on health care.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:19:51 AM PST

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    •  It may have been the truth, but... (2+ / 0-)
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      Jojos Mojo, JazzQuipster

      ...she still overstepped her boundaries in her statement as a doctor.  It was concern-trolling, and in this instance, I think Christie was right to be pissed about it.

      We fatties don't need other people telling us we're fat.  It's patently obvious to us.  But being able to develop the discipline in eating habits and exercise is really hard, especially when there are underlying physical/mental health issues.

      Thing is, we don't know what Christie does to try to lose weight behind closed doors.  While there are many criticisms to be had about him policy-wise, his fat should not be part of the discussion.  We've had a fat president before and he survived his stint.  His name was Taft.

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