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”

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

Watch the full special presentation below:

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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