Fatty five challenge week 2 update

As we move along to week 2 of the Fatty Five Challenge, we enter a delicate period.  You can read about the details of the challenge here, but the basic deal is that all Fatty Five members risk cash against their ability to lose 8% of their body weight before July 1st, 2011.  We then publicly shame ourselves with weigh-ins on this blog.  So far, only three of the Fatty Five have agreed to admit to their participation.  This is okay, because the first rule of the Fatty Five Challenge is to not talk about the Fatty Five Challenge.  (I don't follow rules well.)

Remember, you too can play along with us by giving your results in the comments section.  No excuses! (Especially such as the one given by "glennbeck.com content guy/person who creepily sits in my office without explanation" Wilson Garrett, who actually told me he hasn't started yet because he "had to buy a scale.")

Stu "absolutely ab-less" Burguiere

Week 2 -1.70%

Total. -3.93%

After a solid first week, I followed it up with another workmanlike effort in week 2 and am already halfway to the goal after only 2 weeks of a 3 month challenge.  However, it only gets harder from here.  This Friday I embark on a 10 day tour with Glenn and Pat all over America (glennbecktours.com) and this is usually when I eat like a ravenous Michael Moore in a pudding factory.  The key is not to screw it up like a pudding factory owner who destroys his company by letting Michael Moore in.

Below are my fellow "fatty" participants' results:

Kevin “It Could Have Been Worse” Balfe

Week 2: +0.70%

Total: -1.63%

Please see photo for a sample meal from my vacation last week.

Keith “Not Gaining an Ounce May Reinforce Terrible Eating Habits” Ferry

Week 2: No gain, no loss

Total: -3.07%

See Kevin “It Could Have Been Worse” Balfe’s photo and picture me eating that too.

**One other Fatty Five Challenge participant did respond to my request for comment on their week.  Unfortunately, approximately 50% of the words used in the response were expletives and therefore the entry was deemed inappropriate to run on glennbeck.com.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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