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  •  But you don't actually care about him or his (8+ / 0-)

    health.  You can't; you don't know him.  What you're saying, in effect, that he should not appear in public until he is a smaller size.  That is fat shaming.

    Look, I know he's a risible figure in this picture, because of his gun and his tough-guy posing, and the urge to make fun on all fronts is strong.  

    But the thing is, there are probably Kossacks reading this who, minus the gun and the hat, look pretty much exactly like this guy.  Would you be "health shaming" him if he were protesting against fracking or for a higher fast-food wage?

    I am not arguing with you that his weight is healthy.  I am arguing that judging strangers on their weight is also unhealthy, because it tells large people to hide until they are thin enough, good enough, to participate in public life.  That's extremely emotionally destructive, and it robs us of as many smart, compassionate, insightful people as it does jerks.

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    by cai on Tue May 20, 2014 at 01:13:02 PM PDT

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    •  If you're trying to pass yourself off as a badass (5+ / 0-)

      with that gun, it helps to at least look like you can run more than 10 feet.

      That's not a cosmetic concern.

      To read any more into it than that means I am at Daily Kos.

      Legal means "good".
      [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

      by xxdr zombiexx on Tue May 20, 2014 at 01:26:00 PM PDT

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      •  Or pick a different restaurant. (3+ / 0-)

        Chipolte has organic food and does some good stuff, but it's  notoriously not healthy.

        A standard Chipolte chicken burrito runs about 1450 calories.

        That's a big  lunch -- unless you're Michael Phelps.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Tue May 20, 2014 at 02:03:58 PM PDT

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