I did it for the good of the company.

The Fatty Five Challenge approaches its last month, and panic is setting in.   Losing 8% of our weight in three months is all we asked…and apparently more than we can handle…so far.  Get previous updates here, here, here, here, here and here.

Stu “Bad week for the Markdown.com launch” Burguiere

Week  -0.15%

Total   -5.87%

So, I was basically even this week....mainly because of business purposes, because I was forced to sample chocolate from Markdown.com’s new deal for half priced chocolate from America’s best small chocolatiers.  Because of business purposes, I tell ya!  After buying my two certificates I started perusing the site for ridiculous ways to spend my cash.  Look at just a bit of what I found, starting with the one that I have absolutely no power in resisting.  I hope I can hold off ordering until after July 1st

9 Piece Red Velvet Cake Truffle Pack

Moist and tender, this sweet sensation with Southern

roots is sure to become one of your favorites. Deep

mahogany red cake is filled with just a bit of white

cream cheese buttercream icing. It is then rolled into

balls and hand-dipped in white chocolate decorated

with more white chocolate. Pretty and sweet, yet

sinful and rich.

Raspberry Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Imagine, our rich, dense, and profoundly chocolate

brownies, iced with a thick layer of jazzy raspberry

buttercream, and then glazed with a sumptuous

layer of bittersweet chocolate!

Gourmet Chocolate Turtle Pizza

A 7 inch pizza with a solid milk chocolate crust.

Topped with our special chocolate fudge filling, loads

of caramel, covered in pecans, and drizzled with

white, milk, and dark chocolates.

7 Inch Chocolate Downpour Cake

The very definition of death by chocolate, this cake

consists of three layers of rich chocolate cake filled

with chocolate ganache and buttercream combined.

To top off the cake, chocolate is poured over the top

and sides to take your taste buds over the edge with

a chocolate rush.

Coconut Bark

Coconut Bark - Tasty Coconuts + Zesty Limes +

Choco Blanco + Some Spanglish = TROPICAL YUM!

"Put the lime in the coconut!" and be prepared

for a tropical YUM-O experience. Creamy white

chocolate blended with coconut, lime zest, sea salt

and some other coconut fun makes this a totally

unexpected savory twist on your taste buds.

Black Forest Brownies

The Black Forest Brownie is filled with cherries,

baked to perfection, and topped with a Belgian

Chocolate Glaze. After trying one of these wonderful

treats you will be saying auf Wiedsehn to all other


Cookies And Cream Drenched Popcorn Milk Chocolate

Our delicious new creation, cookie n' cream popcorn.

Fluffy white air popped popcorn hand drizzled with

rich milk chocolate, sprinkled with cookie n' cream

pieces, then drizzled with white chocolate. This is not

your normal snacking popcorn.

12 Assorted Spicy Chocolate Truffles

The three spicy truffles include: Aphrodesia - The

carnal power of chocolate enflamed with spice,

(Chipotle and Cinnamon) but beware we can't be

held responsible for what happens next. Spicy Mama

- A blend of dark chocolate and habanero that will

give you a kick almost around the block. Devil May

Care - For a kick all the way around the block this

combination of six chilis and spices will get the job


This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

Watch the video clip below to hear Levin expose the lies and misinformation in Biden's speech and explain why he believes the true message is absolutely chilling for the future of our nation:

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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