Fatty Five Challenge Week 4 Update

To get fully caught up on the Fatty Five Challenge, read here, and here.  The summary---five hideous men try to get less hideous by losing 8% of their body weight by July 1, with significant financial risk.

Week 4

Stu “I blame Glenn Beck” Burguiere

Week 4  +0.83%

Total  -3.50%

Two ways to look at this week: 1)  After an 11 day tour with plentiful food constantly available, I had only a minor speed bump with a 0.83% gain.  A typical road trip of this length would have the decimal point moving one place to the right in that number.  2) For the most part, I remained under control and still went in the wrong direction.  Even with the threat of a live broadcast on the last day of the tour, I still managed to miserably fail.  I guess I’ll have to go to that standard cure-all of the left:  I blame Glenn Beck.  His tour, his fault.

Kevin “Saved by Zero” Balfe

Week 4: +/- 0.00%

Total: -2.80%

Remember those AWESOME “Saved by Zero” TV ads for Toyata that ran every 1.4 seconds a few years ago in a failed attempt to make all Americans kill themselves?  Yes?  Good.  I have no actual point, I just thought that since I lost zero pounds last week I would put that stupid song in your head and force you to share in my misery.  If you really care why I didn’t lose any weight, it’s because I went to Boston for two Red Sox games and I made it a point to try one menu item per inning. Glenn, in case you’re reading this, that translates into 18 items.

Doug “Watch out Geoffrey Mutai” Curren

Week 4 -.46%

Total -1.37%

Marathon Monday.  Today will always have a special place in my heart.  As a resident of Boston, a graduate of Boston College, whose campus is located right next to the famous Heartbreak Hill and an employee of a company based in Hopkinton, MA, the start of the Marathon, its only obvious that I am an avid runner.  So when I got home from work today I reached into the back of my closet, knocked off the cobwebs from my running shoes and hit the pavement for my second run of 2011.

As I embarked on my 2.62 mile jog (this is like the Executive course for the actual 26.2 marathon) I began to wonder why a runner like me even needed to be part of this Fatty Five Challenge.  It soon became apparent to me listening to my running playlist and thinking about how I decided to add these to the queue.  Yes, these are actual songs I run to:

  • Mr. Brightside by the Killers – Is there really a bright side when you have as much weight to lose as I do?
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC – This must be a reference to my flabby gut.
  • Live and Let Die – GNR – Keep living like I do and I am bound to die soon.
  • Born to Run – The Boss – I scoured iTunes for “Born to Walk” or even better “Born to Sit on the Couch” but no dice, so I had to settle on this track.
  • Paranoid – Black Sabbath – Every time I walk by a slice of pepperoni pizza I hear it say “Eat me”.  If that’s not paranoia I don’t know what is.
  • Like a Stone – Audio Slave – If this were a swim rather than a jog, this is how I would swim.
  • Juicy – Notorious BIG – Who doesn’t think of a juicy steak while working out?
  • Sad But True – Metallica – This is what plays on my home stereo every time I step on the scale
  • Jesus Walks – Kanye West – If my man JC walks, why should I run?
  • Wicked – Ice Cube – As in “I am wicked fat”

Earlier this week, CNN wrote an ugly, baseless trash piece titled “An 'imposter Christianity' is threatening American democracy” that argued American Christianity is being overrun by radical "white Christian nationalists" and supported that premise with far-left thinkers and biased New York Times best-sellers.

BlazeTV's Glenn Beck said the article was so bad, it made his "eyes bleed." So, on the radio program Thursday, Glenn debunked it all in an epic takedown of CNN's lies — and he brought all the facts from history that prove "everything CNN is contending here is wrong."

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As many Americans fear a coming recession, the Biden administration has conveniently decided to say that we can't trust the conventional definition of "recession." Instead, we'll just have to wait until after the midterm elections to know for sure. But that's hardly the first time the left has redefined a word or phrase as part of its terrifyingly Orwellian "strategy" to control language for political purposes.

Glenn Beck posted a list of terms the left is redefining under President Joe Biden alone.

People also reminded Glenn of a few more redefined words or phrases to add to his list:


And don't forget Asian Murder Hornets and Monkeypox:


On the radio program, Glenn Beck ran through an extensive list of other simple terms the left is redefining to fit its narrative, just as the minions of Big Brother in George Orwell's "1984" used "newspeak" to further their totalitarian propaganda.

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A national “climate emergency” seems inevitable.

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck reveals how climate academics and activists have been gaming this out for years. They know exactly what they are going to do once Biden pulls the trigger. So many scary options become available once a national emergency is declared. Countries must feel the squeeze and in many cases … COLLAPSE. It’s happening all over the world. Industries like farming, ranching, and energy are imploding.

People are starting to rise up and push back on the Gr*** Re***, but in many places, it’s already too late. Glenn shows how the Gr*** Re*** has already caused nations to fall after just four years of policy implementation.

America is currently on year two of Biden’s "Build Back Better." Are the riots and collapse of Sri Lanka’s government in America’s future? Despite clear evidence that all of this is creating national suicide for other countries, Biden pushes ahead. What is this really all about? Hint: not saving the environment.

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Glenn Beck: Here's why ALARM BELLS should have gone off when Biden said THIS

Image source: (Left) Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images (Right) Video screenshot

Last week, President Joe Biden said, “Climate change is an emergency, and in the coming weeks, I’m going to use the power I have as president to turn these words into formal, official government actions for the appropriate proclamations, executive orders and regulatory power that the president possesses.”

But Glenn Beck says the only state of emergency that needs to be declared right now is what's going on with our out-of-control federal government and president.

"When you have a president saying he is going to issue an emergency order and declare a national emergency on climate, of all things, you're about to lose your republic," Glenn said on the radio program.

"No matter what party the president is from, when they say any version of 'since Congress won't act, I will,' that should have alarm bells going off," he continued. "When they say, 'If Congress will not act, I will,' that is a direct violation of the president's oath of office."

Glenn argued that most Americans don't realize how weak the office of the president is supposed to be, and it even seems like many on both sides of the political aisle prefer a president who can practically wave a magic wand and change everything.

He went on to explain how the president got so much power (hint: it started with Woodrow Wilson) and why it's clearly dangerous and unconstitutional.

"The Founders put Congress front and center in the Constitution, not the president, and here's why: They had major kingophobia," Glenn said. "They knew that men would try to gather more and more power and consolidate that power, and that was everything they were trying to get away from. So what did they do? Well, they were very cautious when they put together the office of the president, the executive branch. After the Preamble, the very first line of (Article I) says, 'All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.' So all legislative power is granted to Congress ... no legislative power is granted to the president. Now, I know you know this, but I'm not sure about the rest of America: The president cannot make laws."

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