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This week, the New Yorker reminded us that Donald Trump “considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.” We are not here to make fun of Donald Trump’s substantial battery pack, however. Because we at Wonkette are not assholes like Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Last week, Mulvaney walked up to a microphone in a room full of people and said,

That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel’s kid? I don’t think that it is.

Because when a celebrity shames your party for being heartless bastards who would deprive babies of healthcare, you should DEFINITELY turn around and attack diabetics. It’s PR 101!

The American Diabetes Association was not having it.

Mr. Mulvaney’s comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle. We are also deeply troubled by his assertion that access to health care should be rationed or denied to anyone.

All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status.

What??? We’re not allowed to pretend that diabetes is a moral failure, so people who need insulin should just DIE so the rest of us can have cheap insurance? Next you’ll be saying we shouldn’t treat fat people like degenerate leeches who eat nothing but fried chicken.

Mulvaney’s not the only one promising Americans that AHCA will be sweeeeet because we can kick all those fat losers out of the pool. Representative Mo Brooks seems not to have gotten the Presidential Memo on personal energy conservation.

It will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy.

And right now, those are the people who have done things the right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.

It’s so great that Mo Brooks will “allow” sick people to pay more so that the “people who lead good lives” can afford to buy fruits and vegetables. And it’s nice that Mick Mulvaney has sympathy for “Jimmy Kimmel’s kid” while he’s out there shilling for a plan that would allow health insurers to jack up premiums for “Jimmy Kimmel’s kid” for the rest of his life. Under AHCA, “Jimmy Kimmel’s kid” would have a preexisting condition that would make insurance unaffordable for anyone whose dad wasn’t, say, Jimmy Kimmel. It’s almost like these guys are completely full of shit!

The CBO scoring for the original Republican AHCA plan predicted that 24 million people would lose their health insurance. But that wasn’t fucking evil enough for those Freedom Caucus guys like Mo Brooks. So now they’ll allow insurers to jack up coverage for pre-existing conditions. Like Jimmy Kimmel’s kid’s congenital heart defects. And pregnancy (any past pregnancy, not just you being knocked up right this second). And being a victim of sexual assault, like one in four American women are.

Anticipating a shitstorm when the revised CBO score was released, Republicans raced to vote on their new and improved plan before those pencil pushers could say exactly how many million more Americans would lose coverage. But this week the CBO is going to tell us what a bloodbath we have in store. So, who will Republicans attack next to justify the cost savings for “people who lead good lives?” Albinos? Hemophiliacs?

Oh, wait….sickle cell anemia. That train is never late.

[New Yorker / Washington Times / PR Newswire / NYMag]

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  • BMW

    When Trump sits around Mar-O-Lago, he really sits *around* Mar-O-Lago.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Donald Trump’s ass is so big, its got more crack than Mayor Marion Barry.

      I’ll be around for the rest of the ’90s. Tip your waiter.

      • Al Swearengen

        Dozens!

        Donald Trump is so fat that he sat on a dollar and squeezed a booger out George Washington’s nose.

        Donald Trump is so fat that when he was diagnosed with a flesh-eating disease, the doctor gave him ten years to live.

      • aureolaborealis

        Donald Trump is so fat that when he wants to haul ass, he needs to make two trips!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Donald Trump Healthcare:
    No diabetus will defeat us!

  • Nounverb911
    • shastakoala

      Balless?

      • Nounverb911

        That’s the rest of the GOP.

  • Crystalclear12

    Anyone else fell like we are on a train playing chicken?

  • lucidamente
    • shastakoala

      It doesn’t count if you’re drinking vegan vodka.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      The large volume is necessary to properly dissolve all those diet pills.

      • aureolaborealis

        FAKE NEWS!!!!

        Everybody knows she inhales her “diet pills.”

    • jesuswasablack

      Ignorant CUNT says what!

    • JohnBull

      And if you do develop health problems due to your choice of a shitty diet of carbonated sugar and Papa John’s pizza, you can always blame Moochelle.

  • mackafritz

    Derp 45 doesn’t know batteries can be recharged?

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • JohnBull

      Sam Clovis: Western Iowa made flesh.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    I posted this in the overnight thread, but it belongs here too. Note the April date. So that could be a definite floor and not a ceiling, if the account is at all accurate (YMMV).
    https://twitter.com/RogueSNRadvisor/status/851457781529927681

    • mackafritz

      It would be funny if they adjusted the scales to screw with him.

      • Treg Brown

        Has Joe Biden been to the WH recently. This has his fingerprints all over it :- )

        • CogitoErgoBibo

          That would be hilarious.

      • Zonath

        I’m guessing Trump already adjusts the scales to show him as the weight he thinks he is, so all they’d need to do is to properly calibrate them.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Nothing to see here. Healthiest president in the history of presidenting. Unpresidented, actually.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      “FAKE NEWS!”

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      I’d like to get the bastard a novelty scale. One that says “Mooo!” when he steps on it.

    • canes_pugnaces

      Better hope Comey wasn’t stepping on scales. Now that he’s gone weight will be normal.

      — DJT

    • godsaidHA
    • Celtic_Gnome

      Go to any Weight Watchers’ meeting. The scales are always wrong.

  • Zonath

    In unrelated news, Wilford Brimley was seen recently heading for Washington DC with a suitcase full of knives.

  • Nounverb911
  • Electric Ukulele Land

    Aren’t these the same people actively making school lunches unhealthy and grousing about Michelle Obama wanting us to be active? I’m just say’n…

  • Joe Beese

    Harland Sanders was a Democrat, by the way.

    • wait! what?

      From Darryl Hammond to Rob Lowe
      There’s no telling who’ll be the next colonel
      we’ll know

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I think at this point it’s safe to just assume that if a republican politician is talking about health care, s/he’s
    A) lying
    B) mistaken/flat-out stupid
    C) being cruel to some group of people
    D) secretly having tingles in the no-no place
    E) smug in the knowledge that his/her government insurance will always be free and good for him/her
    F) spinning
    G) sitting down at the trough with insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and other corporate sponsors

  • Crystalclear12

    This is the administration that did away with healthy school lunches, right?
    Cognitive dissidence thy name is Republican.

  • schmannity

    His gut and ass are YUUUUUUGE.

    • Joe Beese

      I have a fat ass too. But no Marine ever saluted it.

      • MizzMazz

        I think he was trying to block the view.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    And right now, those are the people who have done things the right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.

    Certainly when I think of Trump voters I think of jogging granola crunchers who wear Fitbits and go online to exchange their favourite smoothie recipes…

  • fawkedifiknow

    Should it be a surprise that being a rape victim will be grounds to deny coverage when the guy the new law will be named for is serial pussy grabber?

  • theblackdog

    Mulvaney’s next talk about Sickle Cell sufferers

    “Well maybe they shouldn’t be so black”

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “They chose to be black, they deserve the consequences!”

      • aureolaborealis

        Libertarian supplement: “They were too weak to avoid being slaves, so they deserved to be slaves!”

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          That’s pretty much the mentality, frighteningly enough. You don’t find too many libertarians who aren’t rich white guys.

  • NastyBossetti

    “those are the people who have done things the right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing”

    Yes, why didn’t we all do things the right way and choose to be born into families with no medical history of any kind of genetically-determined diseases?

  • Drew Hart

    Dear Mulvaney:

    I am overweight, or what you would call Fat. Though at one time, I was in good shape – good enough to be in the United States Army. Although while in the Army, I was injured, and now with the medication I take and not being able to properly exercise because of the injury sustained while defending our country, I have gained a bit of weight. Should I therefore lose healthcare? Is this my “fault?” Maybe I shouldn’t have served in the Army and my health wouldn’t be so poor, but I guess that is my fault too.

    With Love,

    A Disabled Veteran

    • schmannity

      But Donnie Jr. and Eric Trump never served (unless you count defending the homeland from elephants and leopards) so there’s that.

    • goonemeritus

      It was your poor decision not to be born to wealthy family and to not have have bone spurs to keep you out of serving.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Yep, that’s pretty much it. You notice Donald Trump was never dumb enough to serve his country?

  • jesuswasablack

    “people who lead good lives”

    That quote should work well in Mo-B’s upcoming senate campaign! Wow the GOP really excels at picking the most ignorant fucksticks to run for higher office, they are fucking awesomely ignorant!
    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-08/5/11/campaign_images/webdr04/mo-brooks-says-dreamers-shouldnt-be-allowed-in-th-2-23069-1407252641-1_dblbig.jpg

    • jodyleek

      Conservative chili = full of beans.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        No spice, bland, texture appropriate to baby food.

        • Querolous

          Cold refritos straight from the can.

    • Nicholas

      A lot of what they say and do seems to be based on an extreme view of the Just-World Fallacy. Bad things only happen to people who deserve it and good people never suffer. If you get raped, you had it coming dressing like that. If you lose your job, you didn’t work hard enough. If you lose health insurance, it’s because you’re a lazy slob who can’t exercise. Conversely, if you’re a rich, white male billionaire, it must mean you’re a living saint or else the universe wouldn’t have showered you with such a bounty.

      • jesuswasablack

        “If you get raped, you had it coming dressing like that”

        Unless you was raped by one of them messicans or colored!

  • WiscoJoe

    Maybe they should convene some sort of panel that decides whom deserves health care and whom deserves death.

    • Nounverb911

      And name them the ‘Sarah Palin Panels’?

      • WiscoJoe

        Fun fact: my dad kind of created the program that later was smeared as “death panels.”

      • wait! what?

        There better be a metric ton of bon bons on hand for Sarah.

  • JMP

    Following religious beliefs descended from Calvinism really turns people into complete immoral monsters.

  • Shibusa

    So, on the campaign trail, Tubby Trump’s 3 diet staples were Domino’s, KFC, and McDonald’s, apparently served on silver platters. Trump the germaphobe likes the hygiene standards in fast food restaurants. Maybe Muvaney and Brooks should speak to Mar-a-Lardo’s example.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Take that, Mooch-elle!

    • Annie Jomes

      I worked at Wendy’s a million years ago, and I would not be so trusting of the hygiene standards at fast-food places. Things can be seriously gross (rats living under the soda machine, anyone?).

      • aureolaborealis

        No shit. I cooked fast food as a kid. I never tampered with any food, but I was a spotty, mouth-breathing teen-ager with suspect personal hygiene. And I was handling food. Imagine someone like me with no moral compass, i.e., most spotty teenagers. That is NOT clean food.

        I like how his thinking on this is money-based. They make so much money that they would be sued out of business if their food was dangerous, so it must be safe!

  • Nicholas

    The administration’s plan seems to be “As long as we can find at least one group of people who don’t deserve affordable healthcare, people will stop talking about all the other groups who will lose their healthcare.”

    • jesterpunk

      The will just blame Mexico and Muslims for all the problems and their base will believe them.

      • jesuswasablack

        Don’t forget the Negros, they get some of the blame too!

      • Nicholas

        They know most of their base will vote to throw millions of people off healthcare, even themselves, rather let then someone get something they they don’t think they deserve.

  • Vincent Ricola

    How dare the poors eat enough to be overweight!!1! Only the rich should be allowed to eat themselves into a fat ass state!1!! There’s no such thing as genetics or hormones or any other physiological reason for weight gain, just quit eating lobster and fancy cakes you can’t afford for every meal!11!

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      I’d have thought that the rich would WANT the poor on the plump side, so that when they get around to eating them, the poor will taste better.

      • Meccalopolis

        When in reality, choices in food deserts are less healthy while contributing to obesity

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    It should come as a surprise to nobody that Trump, as a 70 year old person, may have grown up with antiquated views of biology. Some folks of his generation pushed science forward but many, fell back on the folk tales that passed as knowledge in their youth. The late 19th and early 20th centuries were rife with stories and tales of how their scientific genius had all the answers.

    Sad thing is, such people, even younger than Trump, still cling to pseudoscience and one trick cures for serious maladies today. These are the people who voted for him.

    • John Thorstensen

      More troubling his how he seems to think that antivax lunatics are actually right about things.

      • vivian

        “just rub a chicken on it”

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          I tried, but the dang thing keeps trying to peck my eyes out.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        This is what happens when people sort of learn the skepticism of science. As a kid in school, you like to question the status quo but unless teachers and the larger school system recognize miseducation, the appeal of pseudoscience will persist. Most science teachers do recognize the problem but the current system does not hold students accountable even with massive testing because the testing does not test for deep learning.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Hey, hey. I have a brother who’s Trump’s age. He didn’t exactly grow up in the late 19th/early 20th centuries.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Early “scientific” notions of human biology have persisted. See also the USSR and Nazi Germany.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          And Trump’s dad was a eugenicist.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Actually, people roughly Trump’s age were the first generation to be vaccinated for polio. You’d think they’d have a clue.

    • DainBramage

      Sadly, the brand of 19h and early 20th century pseudoscience that you speak of is all too prevalent on the left as well. Anti-vax, homeopathy, “energy” medicine, many reject the germ theory of disease and are instead afraid of what they call toxins.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Looking forward to Mulvaney’s new lifestyle book, “How To Become A Bitter, Hateful Old Man By Age 50”!

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      “How To Become A Bitter, Hateful Old Man By Age 50 30″!

  • anwisok
    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Sweet!

  • Carpe Vagenda

    But at the same time we have to feed chick fil a to grade scholers. For freedom.

    • zerosumgame0005

      worst combination of way to fucking much salt and saline bloated, over medicated “chicken” ever

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      How long do you think it’ll be before we have a generation that hasn’t seen a raw vegetable?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        And it’s rotting in the fields.

      • TakingAmes

        Brawndo. It’s what plants crave.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      I still refuse to eat their Christian-y chicken, ever since the original LGBT (before the Q) boycott. Plus, any fast food place which won’t serve me on a Sunday is exhibiting ironic signs of Satanism anyway.

      • JohnBull

        It’s the one day of the week they pretend to give a shit about giving people time off. Of course, thanks to low wages these employees are working elsewhere on Sunday.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Hobby Lobby does the same thing. Of course, they’re not going to give you Saturday off if you’re a Seventh Day Adventist or Jewish, but they still pat themselves on the back for giving you their Sabbath off.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Yeah, I don’t do Cracker Barrel or Barrilla, or LL Bean, for the same reason. I didn’t choose to make their product a referendum on some completely unrelated social issue, but since I’ve been invited to vote with my wallet, well.

  • Nounverb911

    And in other health care news, this:
    https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/864128008944332801

    • Rick Hill

      Not going to go after pharma for creating the epidemic, heavens no.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    I’ll bet Trump would have enjoyed the restaurant Hunter Thompson and Ralph Steadman ate at when they were in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby: “We went back to the fish-meat place, where we had a fine lunch of dough and butcher’s offal, fried in heavy grease.”

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Yes, and having access to affordable and healthy food doesn’t have anything to do with it, right? Those poors getting government assistance are just choosing to buy high-salt, high-fat, heavily processed foods rather than buying them because they are less expensive and shelf-stable enough to last long periods of time.

  • i’mjustaskingthequestion

    These guys are assholes. Only assholes say shit like this therefore they are assholes. Its like math.

    And trump’s ass is enormous. I’ve never noticed this before.

  • wait! what?

    This explains why Wiliam Jennings Bryan lost the Scopes trial…

    • Antonin Dvorak

      He didn’t lose it, Clarence Darrow did. Mr. Scopes was levied with a $100 fine.

      • wait! what?

        Too true. But, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality.

        • efoveks

          Didn’t he also lose to Abraham Lincoln: the other corpse the Republicans keep dragging up?

          • Antonin Dvorak

            He lost to McKinley twice and Taft once. Then he became Wilson’s SOS.

          • wait! what?

            Well, WJB was born in 1860, so…

          • efoveks

            Pre coffee, so my bad.! :) Right thing, wrong Presidential race.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    That ass.

    • wait! what?

      Things Melania never says in a loving way about Donald…

  • Vincent Ricola
    • rocktonsam

      picture of the Huckabee’s libelz

    • JohnBull

      The only place worth stopping for at the Iowa State Fair is the beer tent. Seriously, one of those turkey legs could feed an army.

  • Rick Hill
  • ariel_gee_398

    “Let’s create the social and economic conditions for intractable poverty and poor health outcomes, then mock people for being poor and sick.” I’ll give Republicans credit for this – their plan has worked out pretty much perfectly.

    • Proud Liberal

      They will never stop until all Liberals are eradicated from the face of the earth.

  • William
  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Black lady says people should eat healthier, party of assholes freaks the fuck out.

    Racist prick says sick people are at fault for unhealthy dietary choices, party of assholes nods head in agreement.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Well of course. One is suggesting a solution to the problem (which would require sacrifice and work), while the other just suggests blaming people for having a problem in the first place (which takes no effort and gives them tingly feelings in their swimsuit areas).
      Plus, you know…blah…

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I was going to make this point in a longer-winded and less clever way. Bravo, Ms. Ambassador.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Aw shucks, thanks. I guess the booze hasn’t completely destroyed the brain-cells devoted to snarking. YET!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    OT. Still grading the Final Exams, but am on the verge of this:
    https://www.facebook.com/xomgitxarigafrindebiantqo/videos/1100874393350580/

  • goonemeritus

    I don’t know about having diabetes indicates a moral failure but I’m sure being a Trump supporter clearly does.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • george gonzalez

    I got diabetes when I weighed 170 pounds and was 6 feet tall and had a 32 inch waist. It’s not just fatties that get it, genetics plays a large role. Many people become diabetic when their auto-immune system attacks their pancreas, an event that the individual has no role in.

  • Michael R

    Dozens of farmworkers were pulled out of the fields last week after they were poisoned by a chemical that was recently approved by President Donald Trump’s administration — even though the previous administration had taken steps to ban it.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/farmworkers-get-sick-after-trumps-epa-reverses-obama-and-approves-poison-that-damages-kids-brains/

    • anwisok

      But they’re probably all illegals, so it’s ok.

    • JohnBull

      That’s fine. Plenty of Real Americans are willing to bake in the sun for $7.25 an hour with no health care or pension.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        If they work nonstop for eight hours their per bushel pa may work out to $7.25 an hour, if they’re lucky.

    • wait! what?

      Experts say that children who have been exposed to the chemical can experience brain damage and a lower IQ. The National Institutes of Health concluded that chlorpyrifos can cause “adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects.”

      Donald calls this “base building.”

    • VirginiaLady

      Coming soon to a salad bar near you!

    • Mavenmaven

      We should go back to that scenario that if Pruitt approves the substance he should be forced to eat some of it.

  • William
  • eyelashviper

    Great little video on cognitive bias and how the Righties and tRump have used it to brainwash so many…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW9R6jgE7SQ

  • Mr. Blobfish

    They say this while rolling back the rules to feed schoolchildren healthy meals.

  • Annie Jomes

    I wonder where multiple sclerosis falls under this mental scheme (the Just World, “if you got sick it’s because of your own actions, you failure,” mental scheme). I didn’t mean to get it? Sorry? It just sorta…happened, because of genetics, mostly?

    I feel real bad about being a sickie who’s jacking up all the good people’s insurance rates. Super bad, y’all. So, um, sorry again about the MS? I’ll be more careful in the future, defs.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      And these assholes wouldn’t even bother to make a list of maladies that are at least theoretically not caused by “lifestyle choices”, because this is a red herring – they don’t really even care.

  • Mike

    Mulvaney and Brooks are the two biggest moral failures in government

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      That’s a pretty large claim. The field of potential rivals is YOOOOGE.

      • Mike

        Ok, they’re in the top 100….

  • MynameisBlarney
  • calliecallie

    These fucking guys. Wow. Just wow.
    They just relaxed the health school lunch rules. So poor kids will be getting school cafeteria mac and cheese with a sugary pop every day for lunch as probably their biggest meal of the day. Which means very possibly they will grow up and one day discover they diabetes. And their childhood school lunches may have been a factor.
    Government caused diabetes won’t be covered by the government.
    Fuck these assholes. I hope they all develop their own pre-existing conditions with votes.

  • Randy Riddle

    I think there needs to be a major Wonkette investigation of this photograph. Are these actually k cups?

    https://twitter.com/zaktebbal/status/845378112787566593

    • Jgb979

      You know the orange shitgoblin only has sub-mediocre chocolate milk in his k cup collection.

    • DainBramage

      I thought he had a button installed to get a coke.

    • jesterpunk

      Is keurig paying him for that advertising?

    • NastyBossetti

      Some of them look used, like they have holes in them. Who puts used k-cups back on the rack?

    • MizzMazz

      I thought those were his Pogs collection.

    • The Wanderer

      Answer: A fucking clueless dumpster fire of a supposed human being.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I bet he stole all those from the WH correspondents press room.

  • Jgb979

    My father (who’s a hopeless conservative but rich enough to afford) was hospitalized in his late 30’s with several complications from long term mono. One of which was his pancreas shut down completely and he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

    Needless to say: he’s stayed in excellent, very thin shape the rest of his life.

    So weird how some medical conditions can strike without warning at any time like that! Almost like the entire reason one should have to carry insurance when they’re healthy.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    On behalf of my healthy friend with Type I diabetes, to the TrumpPenceZees:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f227a21878c524307eeab593cd443a2d36418a5bafffb071fd049ce5e7aca2d.gif

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    My alternative to the “precious bodily fluids” explanation of longevity by the Russian Puppet.
    Everybody is born full of shit, and that amount of shit is all you will every have. Some are fortunate to be born more full of shit than others and live long lives. Others are born less full of shit and die young. Dolt 45 is obviously still vigorously full of shit so I think he will live a lot longer. Hopefully in prison.

  • The KGB Ate Our Votes

    It’s the new GOP healthcare initiative : “Healthy Eaters vs. Useless Eaters”

  • Nick Scroggs

    I am thinking, they could also stop stuff like subsidizing high fructose corn syrup and junk foods, not genetic but still. And put money into research into healthy but delicious foods, and into cleaning up environmental pollutants. But that’s not military or profit making, so they’ll say fuck it.

    • jesterpunk

      Remember how much they complained when Michelle had the nerve to suggest maybe kids shoud eat healthy and exercise?

      • Nick Scroggs

        And they wished they could say “Let’s just have the fat kids eat each other to wipe themselves out?”

        • SkinlessGenderlessMan

          Works OK if’n they’re of legal age to eat each….. Wait, this isn’t about oral sex?

      • Jennifer R

        Or when someone points out drinking sugar water by the liter is bad for a nine year old.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      If you’re not going to ban soda, then tax it to offset the unhealthy effects like they do for tobacco.

      • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

        See Berkeley CA.

  • Marceline

    This is actually good given how many Trump voters have diabetes.

  • Jeff Ackerman

    Several of my right leaning friends complain about paying for someone else’s health care problems brought about by poor choices or whatever the latest republican talking point of the day was. I like to reply that I don’t want to pay taxes for two unfunded wars started by George Bush. I remind them that each taxpayers share is about $170,000.00 and we are only paying for the interest on the debt. I also remind them that the debt for WW2 was scheduled to be paid off under GW Bush, and thanks to tax cuts and both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan we are up to our eyeballs in debt. The silence from them is deafening. They all have health insurance through the Operating Engineers Union, so they don’t pay a nickel towards the premiums, just the out of pocket and deductibles for the year. Some people are just fucking clueless and there is no educating them, you cannot fix stupid. ( I don’t remember who said it but it is so true)

    • Jennifer R

      The saying you want is “Ignorance can be educated, Crazy can be medicated, there just ain’t no fixin’ dumb”.

      • Nine

        My psycho nurse aunt tells me that you can’t cure stupid, but you can sedate it.

    • Bitter Scribe

      When people have insurance through work, they don’t really think or care about what it’s like to sock an unemployed person for $700, $800 or more a month for health insurance.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Right wing government employees used to drive me crazy that way. In California, safety employees have a socialist system that Sweden would envy. They could retire at 50 (I think that’s 55 now) and get pensions and healthcare for life.
        Did they earn it? Absolutely. But so did a lot of other people who don’t get that treatment.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      “But I never thought they’d come to bust MY union!!”
      I won’t be sympathetic when the whining starts.

      • Jeff Ackerman

        I pointed out to a lot of my right wing nut friends (acquaintances) that every state that has enacted right to work laws had a republican majority governing the state, this too fell on deaf ears. (I need to find more enlightened people to hang out with)

  • Mavenmaven

    The revolution will occur when he tries to take away their hoverounds.

    • eyelashviper

      And hemorrhoid cream, snuff, cheap beer and access to Taco Bell.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      The revolution might not be televised. But it might be blogged!

  • BearGHAZI

    Yo president so fat, when he twerks, it becomes a wrecking ball

  • HazooToo

    People have this weird fantasy of diabetics as a bunch of fatasses who eat nothing but candy. Fuck them. Tons of people with diabetes ate the exact same diet as people without diabetes, and they still got fucked. On top of that, dietary advice for people with diabetes can be extremely particular to that person, as a lot of people here can vouch for, but we still don’t have a cooking show which addresses diabetic sufferers as an audience, in spite of how many diabetics are living in America. Their own DOCTORS are not even exempt from the crowd that blames them and tries to scare them into compliance! And even when they are doing the right thing and watching everything they eat like hawks, they can still end up on dialysis, especially if they’re elderly. Screw anyone and everyone who tries to shame diabetics. With a tank. Made of not-votes. End.

    • TundraGrifter

      The corollary is that poor folks often simply don’t have access to the same healthy food as rich folks. And good food can be far more expensive. Watch “Food, Inc.” Back when The Wall Street Journal was The Wall Street Journal it ran a long series of articles about available food in the inner cities – before “food desert” was a thing. Access to fast food was a status symbol. Not to mention the attraction of eating in a clean, well-lit, attractive (by some standards, anyway) establishment.

      • HazooToo

        They do what they can, with what they can afford, yes. And even among the poor, where rates of diabetes are higher, there are still two people who eat the same crap, and one gets diabetes where the other doesn’t. Diabetes does seem to have a relation to eating habits, but it’s not so clear that people can or should be blamed for it. That just infuriates me.

        • TundraGrifter

          There is growing research-based evidence that exercise doesn’t have as much to do with weight gain as conventional wisdom suggests.

          Heredity appears to be the primary influence on diabetes. Exercise obviously helps and diet is important. However, to a large extent it’s luck of the draw.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            I can vouch for this- my mother, grandfather, great grandfather, and first cousin all died of diabetic complications. Obesity was often present, but not always.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I’d like to also add that if you live in a rich area, healthy food is actually cheaper. But only if you live where the rent is three times higher and everyone’s been to the salon in the last week.

        • TundraGrifter

          Fun Fact To Know And to Share – Sometimes it is more expensive to live in poor areas. I remember, back in the day, reviewing apartment loan files in San Francisco. An SRO hotel room South of Market (before it was trendy!) was more expensive than an apartment on Nob Hill.

          I fully realize this isn’t a hard and fast rule. However, as a guideline (mostly) – poor folks pay more than rich folks. They can’t afford to stock up out-of-season or when things are on sale (we certainly are not rich; but we can afford to inventory food and buy Christmas gifts 12 months out of the year) or shop around for the best value.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Then there’s working at a lower wage job where you can’t nibble at kale chips all the time like that office employee. You might have a long commute, kids to feed when you get home, and be too exhausted to prepare that healthy meal when you get home. In order to be a good parent, you’re supposed to get that healthy meal going, have a sit down dinner, help the kids with their homework, baths storytime and bed. Then it’s up at 5:30 am to do it all over again.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Atop the horrible shaming of Type II diabetics, their whining about costs is a direct slam on Type I’s. We absolutely lack insulin (due to autoimmune attacks which destroyed our pancreatic beta cells) and consequently need a 100% external supply, regardless of anything else we might do. To sane people, this of course simply emphasizes that health care should be forward-looking — about maintenance and/or improvement for all, whether your past didn’t OR DID contribute to your current situation. But to right-wing sociopaths, it’s just an opportunity to slather on a double helping of awful. No glutton, no glutton, THEY’RE the glutton.

  • TundraGrifter

    Today we are all Jimmy Kimmel’s kid.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Today, I’m Jimmy Kimmel….

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    nope, mental health is next.
    “Depressed, get over it!”
    “Anxious, just relax!”

    Fuckers.

    • ORAXX

      Messed up from three combat tours in Iraq? Pussy.

      • HorseChestnut

        Your family died gruesomely, and now sometimes you can’t think straight enough to feel safe leaving the house? Get over it, snowflake.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Well, that’s the very model of “pre-existing”…

        • Jill122

          But that’s VA if they don’t mind waiting 6months.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I knew a guy who liked to play “If I Was Governor” with his wife. One of the things he’d do is get rid of all state-funded mental health care because there isn’t a single mental problem that can’t be addressed by a brisk walk around the block.

      • Doug Langley

        I grew up in the country. The “block” was about 8 miles around.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Oh, mental health is long, long gone with these fuckers. And of course substance abuse recovery treatment, because those addicts are just choosing to be addicts. In fact fat, obese LePage literally just floated a suggestion that addicts who OD should be charged for the Narcanon treatment that saves their lives. Because addicts should JUST DIE, that’s the humane, American way!

  • pgjack

    Would those who refuse to have their kids vaccinated our refuse to get vaccinations themselves be required to pay higher insurance premiums? They are certainly higher risk pool candidates. Somebody please ask that of a Republican senator on a talk show, I love to watch those old white guys trap dance.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I think vaccines are a thing for Trump, though, because Occam’s razor – how did the children of a man with perfect genes* end up with sub-par boy children? Vaccines, of course. And Betsy D just set up one of her pray away the autism centers a few miles from Mar a Lago.

      *except for the family history of cognitive and adjustment issues

    • aureolaborealis

      Is trap dancing like a combination of tap dancing and trap shooting? Because if it is, me likey.

  • MyLovelyNose

    One reason he has a rump could be finasteride. It feminizes you as well as preserves your follicles.

    • Querolous

      The entire list of bad side effects of Propecia maps well over Hair Twitler’s persona.

  • Swampay

    Yep, this guy who’s job it is to produce the president’s budget thinks that health care should be based on some sort of morality test. “Did you take good care of yourself but get sick anyway? Ok then, health care for YOU. Were you naughty and didn’t always take good care of yourself? NO health care for you then. How can we give you nice things if you won’t take care of them?”

    I don’t know how once decides if drinking a bit too much or eating a few wrong things disqualifies you from the government caring about your life, but I have a suspicion that the worst health care crime is being poor. Drinking Mad Dog 20/20 is worse for you than drinking 25 year old Glenlivet. Eating KFC isn’t bad for you if you eat it on a private plane.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I think it’s the old issue of trying to explain the unexplainable, because a random universe is just too much for certain people to wrap their heads around.
      100 years ago, it was “You’re sick? You must have done something to offend God- or maybe it was Grandpa”
      Now “Sick? You must not have taken care of yourself- even if the Biggest Loser personal trainer did drop from a heart attack on the treadmill”
      And, also, some of these old Republican dudes don’t look the healthiest. Why do THEY get health insurance?

      • Jill122

        All the republicans are on medicare. What do they care about the americans who are paying their social security checks?

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      No, no, the worst health care crime is being blah.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    This is like when Spicey declared that Hitler didn’t gas any ‘innocent’ civilians. Its a known fact that “people who lead good lives” have the proper melatonin levels.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Well, there are always exclusions: Jews, for instance. Or black people, who thinks they should count? Native Americans – they’re not even Americans, fer chrissake. And gays, they’ve morphed into a whole set of new kinky kinds of subhumans. Y’know, when I said “innocent”, I wasn’t speaking of them…

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Donald Trump is fat, and I believe, based on his previous comments about extremely attractive women, that he should be exempt from any admonishments about fat shaming.

    Every factor of this asshole’s life should be admonished.

    With apologies to assholes, of course.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Also his clueless corporate enablers.

  • Longstreet63

    I bet Kimmel’s kid didn’t actually have health insurance before he was born, so, since his coverage lapsed while a zygote, he can be charged a premium. It’s only fair, right?

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    This makes Marie Antoinette sound like a woman of great caring and sensitivity (she never did say “let them eat cake”) btw.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I’ve said this before, but she was only woefully ignorant and went along with everyone else in the court to fit in. These guys are full of malicious intent.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        I don’t think anyone ever called the French peasants lazy.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      And anyway the French term for “cake” referred to a certain type of bread

    • mailman27

      She apologized to the headsman for stepping on his toe. Those were troubled times.

  • timpundit

    Two of my nephews, brother, have Type I. One got it at age 5 the other age 10. Fuck you in your plucked out, bloody eye hole, Trump fucker.

    • Carole

      One of my classmates my freshman year of high school died suddenly of complications from undiagnosed diabetes. He was one of the skinniest people I knew, which at the time was really saying something.

  • h4rr4r

    Ok, so let’s exclude the Type 2s, but in exchange anyone who plays golf is to. Too much risk in that activity. Seem fair?

  • cats530

    “Mulvaney’s not the only one promising Americans that AHCA will be sweeeeet because we can kick all those fat losers out of the pool.”

    Wait. He wants to kick all those Trump voters out of the pool? Who will be left to vote Republican?

    • phoenix00

      Betsy DeVos is on it!

  • loki_monster

    Girth of a Nation

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Sleeper Fat Cell

  • Yr. Gma

    Good on you, American Diabetes Association. What we need are the TV ads from them and the AMA and the AARP and all the others who oppose this bullshit.

  • aureolaborealis

    How long till there are higher premiums for people who exercise regularly? On account of how they’re using up their vital star power and risking injury?

  • Lyly Sirivong

    And this is the man who called a pageant too fat.

    • TakingAmes

      Fat only matters on women. Example: “King of Queens.”

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    I have type 2 diabetes. I don’t eat very much at all and am underweight by my doctor’s standards. I have diabetes because I have been taking care of myself. Antidepressants do tend to cause blood sugar spikes and blood sugar spikes are, in fact, diabetes. These idiots really need to have that liberal thing called “facts” before opening that conservative thing called their “cock holsters”.

  • CatDog

    You do realize your readers are going to have to live with these terrible, haunting images for the rest of their lives???

  • Greyhame

    Say, I’ve been wondering when, if ever, the CBO score would come out for the revised shit sandwich they finally shoved down the throats of America with Bud Light chasers.

    (Bud Light: talk about adding insult to injury!)

  • Erick the Kracker

    Now I understand why DJT strikes a toilet seat posture in the interview chair. Simple physics.

  • gratuitous

    Well, well, well, maybe Sarah Palin was correct after all; but it turns out the death panels are really a Republican thing.

    • phoenix00

      Projection. Assholes.

      • HooverVilles

        Exactly! Projection is one of the GOTP core characteristics. Greed, hypocrisy, willing ignorance, and the Dunning – Kruger effect also correlate highly with the GOTP crowd.

  • CATMAN

    My father was diabetic, my grandfather was diabetic and my blood sugar is elevated–so, Mr Brooks, am I going to be punished for my poor choice of parents?

    • Lambsendbeds

      Yes.

    • Jill122

      Eugenics is next.

    • phoenix00

      Of course you are! You should’ve chosen better parents!

  • Johnatx

    So, a little OT – but why does Trump eat fried chicken with a knife and fork?

    • merl1

      Same reason I do? I used to tell my grandmaw that as a civilized human being I use silver ware instead of my hands. It’s really because I don’t like getting my hands all greasy and oily.

    • Jill122

      He thinks it makes him look couth.

    • phoenix00

      Because he’s inhuman.

  • Scooby

    It’s as if these guys have never even seen thier base voters.

  • merl1

    My fat ass niece has diabetes, collects disability because she’s too damn fat to get a job, gets medicaid along with her monthly check. She also hates Socialism and will fight on the streets, her words, to prevent it. She also loves her some donald trump and calls this fake news. hahahahaha, she is stupid as fuck.

    • Lambsendbeds

      How fat does one have to be to be “too damn fat to get a job”?

      • merl1

        4′ 11″ tall over 300 lbs.

        • Jill122

          Kudos to her — She’s a real over achiever. I bet she could still get disability if she lost 100 lbs.

          • merl1

            had lap band surgery courtesy of tax payers still no job hates socialism more than ever.

      • merl1

        Yes, you get disability for that.

    • burn

      You’re an alcoholic with a DUI on your record.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    Well, this IS interesting! My doctor told me I could stand to gain a little weight, and I’m a diabetic….how does that work? I mean, I don’t even have a beer belly. Or drink beer. Or any alcohol at all! WTF is up with me? I feel cheated!

    • Mehmeisterjr

      You have a pre-existing condition?

      Off with your head!

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Right? I was diagnosed as a diabetic at 17. I wasn’t overweight. I became so later, because of insulin.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    If the body, like a battery, has a finite amount of energy, why play golf?

    Shouldn’t that precious energy be conserved to shovel the best chocolate cake ever into his mouth over and over and over and over and over and….?

    • UnsaltedSinner

      [Insert precious bodily fluids joke here.]

    • HooverVilles

      Ok the obvious. Reason and logic are not the Donald’ s strong points.
      Let’s see,
      1) reason and logic or
      2) belief and willing ignorance

      I’ll take number 2. – Donald Trump

      Sigh!

  • Truly Madly Derply
    • HooverVilles

      Good one!

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Is it just me, or does Donald seem to spend a lot of time out in what I believe golfing persons (bless them) call “the rough”?

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    pgjack
    20 hours ago
    Would those who refuse to have their kids vaccinated our refuse to get vaccinations themselves be required to pay higher insurance premiums? They are certainly higher risk pool candidates. Somebody please ask that of a Republican senator on a talk show, I love to watch those old white guys trap dance.
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    ^^^^^ THIS THIS THIS ^^^^^
    Please, someone do this to a highly visible GOTP representative when cameras are on. I would love to see the subconscious micro expressions in slow motion on national news.
    Please please pretty please!

  • Tiny kaiju

    I cannot say anything about Mick Mulvaney without violating the Commenting Rules for Radishes or the old adage about not saying anything if you can’t say something nice. Instead I’m going to make voodoo doll of the spiteful fuckhead, coat in it peanut butter and give it to my neighbor’s German Shepard.

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