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Joe Scarborough And His Intern Give Old Dead (And Maybe Rapey) Sen. Inouye A Pass

They just know some things
Yesterday, we had a sad because The New York Times reported that the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye was the unnamed senator who grabbed Kirsten Gillibrand’s stomach and warned her not to lose any more weight, because “I like my girls chubby.” But today, we’re much less worried that the deceased senator from Hawaii and WW II hero was the responsible party. Not because any new information has surfaced, but simply because Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have decided they just don’t believe it, since Daniel Inouye obviously wouldn’t have done that. Thrill as the two MSNBC morning show hosts sift through the evidence: Read more on Joe Scarborough And His Intern Give Old Dead (And Maybe Rapey) Sen. Inouye A Pass…
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Massachusetts Parents Whining: Letters To Parents Real Problem With Childhood Obesity

It’s a simple fact – one out of every three kids in America is overweight or obese. OBESE. Children. This is a very real problem! So of course, a couple of Massachusetts legislators want to shut down the program that allows schools to measure the kids’ body mass index and send a very respectful letter explaining the results to the parents. Massachusetts State Rep. Jim Lyons and State Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives have filed legislation to stop the “fat letters.” “I think [the BMI letters] are an overreaching by the Department of Public Health,” Lyons told the New York Daily News. “I’ve had numerous complaints from parents considering the impact ot has on children being ostracized for being too thin or too fat. Parents are really concerned.” They are concerned that the notices create a stigma and damage the self-esteem of these kids? That is nice and all, worrying about hurting a kid, it is. But being a heavy kid can be a serious problem, especially long term. This program is a lot like how schools check a kid’s eyes to make sure they can see, no? No one ever says, great, now my kid has to wear glasses and THAT IS SO SAD, they will get teased because, 4 eyes, and STOP CHECKING KIDS’ EYES, SCHOOLS! It is maybe not the notice being sent that is the problem, it is the reality of this very real childhood obesity epidemic, maybe? Something is wrong out there, and being mean to kids based on what they look like is not right, but informing parents’ of the reality of their child’s health is not what makes kids tease one another? Are we the ones taking Crazy Pills here? Read more on Massachusetts Parents Whining: Letters To Parents Real Problem With Childhood Obesity…
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Chris Christie To Lady Doctor: Shut Up, Lady Doctor

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is so mad, you guys. Right, right, he’s always mad. But listen, some lady doctor from the Clinton White House days had the audacity to state the obvious this week when she said maybe his weight would make him not live all the way through a presidency and that he should do some things to not die before he tries to “run.” Dr. Connie Mariano, who was President Bill Clinton’s doc: He is at risk of a heart attack at that size, he could have sleep apnea, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes. And coming to the White House, which is a pressure cooker and there is more stress involved, long hours, lots of travel, which makes those things worse unless they were healthier. I’m worried about this man dying in office Makes sense, no? No. Especially not to Chris Christie. He held a press conference wherein he told everybody this lady should “Shut up.” He also called her a “hack” and said she should examine him before she made any of those claims. Dude, she did. She looked at you. It is that obvious. Read more on Chris Christie To Lady Doctor: Shut Up, Lady Doctor…