Stu Blog: Fatty Five Challenge

For those of you who watch the 4th hour everyday, you might be familiar with the Fatty Five Challenge.  It's a highly aspirational concept in which five overweight gentlemen (I use the term "gentlemen" loosely) attempt to become five slightly less overweight gentlemen.

The goal?  To lose eight percent of our body weight by July 1st, 2011.

The method?  Any.  The Fatty Five features various approaches, from no meat, to low carb, to personal chef delivery services.  I don't care if you cut out a kidney on June 30th-- just hit your goal.

Why? Because human beings respond to incentives.  That's why the Fatty Five Challenge has instituted a reward program of sorts.  All Fatty Five Challenge participants put a fairly large amount of  money at risk, and we only get it back if we achieve our goals.  If those goals are hit, we will spend the cash on a Fatty Five trip, to be determined, in which we will likely gain back most of the weight.

A capitalist system not only involves incentives however, it also involves consequences.  So, if your goal is not met, your cash goes to all of the other members, to be spent by them on the trip that you're not going on.

No goal, no cash, no trip.

It's a high stakes game, but so is heart disease.  Not to mention the general looks of disgust from various spouses and girlfriends.

I encourage you to try the Fatty Five Challenge along with us.  Keep your weekly weigh-in results privately, or enter them in the comments below.  Yes, I offer to you-- the service of embarrassment and fear of failure given by this very public blog.

WEEK ONE RESULTS

Stu -2.23%

Ahhhh...the exciting results of a week one, where it seems like everything is going to be so easy.  Everything gets tougher from here...including the devastating April tour we're going on for 10 days.  But, for now, I'm as naively optimistic as a Kansas City Royals fan after an opening day victory.

Kevin “Hunger is Weakness” Balfe  -2.33%

I got off to a fast start but, like Rudy Giuliani, I couldn’t hold the lead.  I’m using a meal delivery service but am on my own for weekends, which is causing some issues (and by “issues” I mean “massive weight gain”).  On a positive note, I’ve learned something about myself: I have zero will power.  None.  I thought about committing a misdemeanor to try and get on a free prison diet for a year but I think I’d just end up bartering with my cellmate for extra pudding.

Keith “Eating Like a Field Mouse” Ferry  -3.07%

I got off to such a fast start that I am now being accused of sandbagging my starting weight, which is true if you consider having the following meals the weekend before weigh ins sandbagging: (a) Taco Bell for brunch Saturday, (b) a huge Italian dinner Saturday night, (c) two Big n’ Toasty sandwiches at Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast Sunday (second one was more to remind myself how good the first one was…didn’t want to forget), (d) almost an entire pizza for lunch Sunday and (e) enough chili on Sunday night to feed a pack of starving wolves (for the record, a pack of just somewhat hungry wolves couldn’t have finished my portion).  Unfortunately, that wasn’t really bulking up for me…more par for the course (if par was set somewhere between “disgusting amounts of food” and “hard to even imagine one man can consume that much”).  Now I’m eating just enough to feed a small field mouse and I’m starving all the time.  So if you see me on the streets, stay away…I’m not fun to be around right now.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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