The Fatty Five Challenge is over

Fatty Five Challenge is over. How did we do?

The goal was for five fatties to lose 8% of their body weight in 3 months. The good news is 4 out of 5 of us were able to cross the line.

Stu “I have never been more hungry” Burguiere

Final weigh in:

Total Weight Loss = 22.2 pounds (10.78%), 5.7 pounds under goal weight

My last week was filled with near starvation and a full hour of exercise (not quite a full hour.) I had crossed the line a couple of weeks ago and was able to avoid screwing it up somehow. Now that it’s over, I can put all the weight back on and feel great about it. In reality—this thing was a huge success. Even the one member who didn’t quite make it, still lost significant weight. Together, we lost over 86 pounds combined in three months. We also lost the respect of our co-workers who were forced to overhear our constant heiress-like obsessions with our weight—but it was worth it. With the launch of GBTV coming, I go back to what Glenn said when he first went on television. There is no better diet than to realize you’re about to be on camera every day. Throw in peer pressure, competition, possible financial loss—and you have a formula for success. Not that any of us actually look good, but we look less bad. Which is nice.

Keith “I Made It” Ferry

Final weigh in: Total weight loss = 18 pounds (9.21%), 2.5 pounds under goal weight

As I put the finishing touches on my plans for a weekend of gluttony to celebrate making my target weight, I can’t help but reflect on some of the wild swings we all went through during this 3 month long journey that I never thought I would survive. Here are some of my favorite highlights: (1) all 5 of us losing 19.6 pounds total in the first week, resulting in us all agreeing that we probably set the target percentage too low, (2) all 5 of us losing a total of 2.1 pounds over the next 3 weeks (TOTAL…for 5 overweight guys…unbelievable), resulting in us all agreeing that we definitely set the bar way too high, (3) one week feeling like I’m literally starving myself and the next week feeling like I am eating enough food to sustain an entire village, (4) seeing Stu evaporate before my eyes…the man is downright skinny now, (5) chewing a piece of gum last night after eating little to nothing all day and thinking it was possibly the best piece of gum ever made and (6) planning out weigh in day emergency scenarios that included no food or water for 10 hours, extreme exercising (this coming from a guy who’s definition of exercise is walking three blocks to grab lunch) and donating blood (apparently you lose 1 pound each time you donate). My weight loss plan may not be as effective as “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” or tape worm… but it got me across the finish line…barely. Now back to my bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

Kevin “RedCross.com” Balfe

Final weigh in:

Total Weight Loss = 17 pounds (7.93%), right at goal weight – (*due to predetermined rounding formula, still hits goal)

Coming into the final week I had 3 pounds still to lose, and only 5 days to do it. I had only lost more than that 1 time in the whole competition. I knew it would be grueling, and there’s only one place to turn for a challenge that tough: Dr. Atkins. I suffered through 5 days of lettuce wraps and omelets while ogling co-workers bread and chips. But it paid off and I came in right at my weight goal. I should mention that I was prepared to find a blood donation center today if it came to that. My research revealed that a pint of blood is roughly worth a pound. I’m happy I didn’t have to stoop that low, but I’m pretty sure it says something about me that I was willing to.

Doug “Still need to lose more” Curren

Starting Weight = 219

Goal Weight = 201.5

Final Weigh In = 200

Final Weight Loss % = 8.68%

Well I did it. Not too shabby considering I did next to nothing for the first two months of a three month competition. I’ve learned a few things about myself in these last three months but unfortunately not all of them are positive.

For one, I continue to hate exercise. It’s no fun, and whoever says that exercise is addictive has clearly never tried anything that’s really addictive, like Spider Solitaire, pepperoni pizza, nicotine or heroin for that matter. These people simply don’t live.

I learned that cutting out drinking really does help weight loss. I skipped a few weekend nights and when there isn’t a late night diner involved, which always comes with a good night out, pounds just seem to drop off.

Related to the above though, if you have to drink I have learned that it’s ok to skip eating in order to have a fun time drinking. On more than one occasion rather than having self restraint and moderation with beer I chose to keep up the pace and just eliminate eating for extended periods of time. Note that this doesn’t result in weight loss per se, but it does help to prevent weight gain.

Also related to the above I realized that choosing not to drink and having no friends really does go hand in hand. Not that my friends did not support my goals it’s just that it’s amazing how little the phone rings on a Friday or Saturday night when I’ve stated I won’t be drinking. You could say that I could still go out, be social and just not drink but that goes against my religion.

Lastly I have learned that while 19 pounds is a good amount of weight I am still really fat and could stand to lose another 19 easily. I thought that this might just be a distorted self image of myself but I was quickly reminded that this was not true earlier this week. My wife complemented me on Monday and said she was proud of me and that I looked great. Chin up and chest out I proudly told her that I was just one pound away from the weight I was at our wedding three years ago. “Really,” she said, “I thought you were ‘heavy’ when we got married.” Amazing what a matter of perspective is.

'Bye bye Liz Cheney': Donald Trump Jr. EASILY triggers liberals​​​​​​ with just one silly tweet

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Donald Trump Jr. celebrated Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney's humiliating defeat in her state's GOP primary by releasing a 30-second video that was clearly intended to trigger the Trump-hating liberals on Twitter — and, naturally, it worked like a charm.

Rep. Cheney was defeated by Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman on Tuesday in the Republican primary for Wyoming's at-large congressional district.

Don Jr. took to Twitter to poke fun at Cheney's loss by posting a video montage of his father, former President Donald Trump, dancing with the caption, "Bye bye @Liz_Cheney. On the bright side at least you won’t have to pretend to be from Wyoming anymore."

Hoo boy, talk about kicking the hornets' nest. The reactions on Twitter were so predictably full of vulgarity, name-calling, and low-brow insults that we can't share most of them here, but you've seen it all before.

Don Jr. has had an interesting couple of days on Twitter. Just yesterday he was actually vindicated by fact-checkers (yes, you read that right) who called BS on a widely circulated but completely fabricated tweet that made it look like he was bashing his father's supporters.

Don Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to weigh in on the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid and explain why he believes the Justice Department targeted his father and pedaled lies to justify it. He also gave his advice on what conservatives can do to peacefully and lawfully stand up against a system that's ignoring their rights.

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ATF agent caught taking photos of gun-buyer personal info — insists she's definitely NOT 'creating a registry'

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Black Metal Firearms owner David Nagel originally recorded on video an ATF inspector taking pictures of his company’s documents to show what the gun industry is up against in the current political climate, but what he caught on camera has now gone viral.

Nagel joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to reveal exactly what happened the day he captured the shocking video, the threats made by that ATF inspector against his regular customers, and the insults she hurled toward all gun owners.

According to Nagel, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Industry Operations Inspector Pamela Scott began conducting a routine review, but things quickly went sideways when she started taking photos of the shop's detailed sales records — including the identities of every gun buyer.

Nagel said he confronted Scott and even asked if she was "creating a registry," by collecting the personal information of his customers.

"No, that would be illegal," she allegedly answered.

That's when Nagel decided it was time to capture Scott's actions on video.

"We had quite a bit of recording," he told Glenn. "But a lot of it, we were not able to share because there was personal information visible in it, you know, contact numbers and things of that sort. So, we didn't want to put [all of the video] on blast."

The little bit he did "blast" out on Instagram garnered tens of thousands of views and received a wide range of both outrage and support.

Nagel went on to explain how Scott responded when he told her his customers would not be comfortable with her collecting their information.

"She said, 'well, it sounds like your customers are just being paranoid. Maybe I should look into them a little bit more.' Which I thought was really creepy," Nagel said.

"That's a threat," Glenn stated.

"And she said, 'you have a few gun nuts in there.' And I politely corrected her. I prefer gun enthusiasts. And she said, 'no, they're nuts,'" Nagel told Glenn. "That was a kind of backhanded way of describing the average American. Because, if we're all nuts, then what are you governing us for?"

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A video has been making the rounds on social media that appears to show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) telling Fox News host Sean Hannity and Lara Trump that the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was “not a raid.”

The video, which has been viewed more than 3.5 million times as of this writing, was captioned "Ron DeSantis went on Hannity and things got SPICY." The (very badly) altered video inserted footage of DeSantis at a 2020 press conference to look like he was correcting Hannity's use of the word "raid" to describe the recent Mar-a-Lago debacle.

“It’s not a raid. With all due respect. It was not a raid. They were serving valid process in accordance with the laws and Constitution of the United States and the state of Florida. They did it with integrity. They did it with honor. And to say it’s a raid is disinformation," DeSantis says in the video, kicking off the alleged "spicy" back and forth.

Both Reuters and AP News have issued fact-checks to debunk the doctored video, because apparently people on Twitter can't decern the extremally, blatantly, painfully obvious alterations for themselves.

Did people really not notice that Hannity is stuck in a weird time loop that makes him appear to be suffering some sort of seizure? Or the way Lara's face is frozen mid-blink? Or how about DeSantis' beyond-even-the-world's-worst-mouth-breather default position when Hannity is speaking? And if none of that clued folks in, surely the crazy chyron would do the trick, right?

Maybe not.

DeSantis' then-press secretary Christina Pushaw (who just resigned from her job as press secretary to work as the rapid response director for the governor's re-election campaign) had to step in to set the record straight.

Gov. DeSantis joined Glenn Beck on the most recent "Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about the unrelenting leftist and media attacks accusing him of tyranny, and scaremongering about how he'll "kill" our "democracy."

DeSantis is unafraid to call out their lies and keep Florida on the front lines for freedom. When Disney tried to protest his Parental Rights in Education law, he stood his ground — and won. He did the same with CRT and woke prosecutors.

Now gearing up to take on ESG.

In the video clip below, he details what his state has already done, what the legislature is preparing to do, and why he's calling on other states to join in his anti-ESG battle: "If we pooled our voting rights together, we would be able to counteract what California and New York and a lot of these other pension plans are doing."

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'Like Hunter Biden without the hookers': Why did Nancy Pelosi's son REALLY join Taiwan trip?

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Nearly everyone, from President Joe Biden to the head of the United Nations, agreed that California Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan was dangerous. Even former President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, Max Baucus, said Pelosi's actions made Biden look even weaker than he already does — and that's really saying something.

So, why did Pelosi risk global war and go against her own party? If you listen to Politco, she's got a "decades-long" beef with China and just wanted to show support for the Asian nation, but the timing of her trip suggests there’s likely more to the story.

On "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposed the Pelosi family's (including her son) lucrative connections to Taiwanese companies and revealed how certain business deals directly related to their trip to Taiwan.

"Nancy Pelosi and her husband and their son ... they love money as a family. By the way, did you know her son went on that trip and was doing business with, oh, wow, some of the people she was meeting with? Did you know that?" Glenn asked. "Sounds a little like Hunter Biden without the hookers and the crack."

Glenn pointed out that when Pelosi was elected to Congress, "somewhere in the late 1700s," her net worth was about $3 million, but by 2008 her family's wealth had ballooned to $31 million. By the end of the Obama term, her wealth had doubled to $61 million, and just two years later it shot up to $114 million.

"Wow! That is not bad beans for a meager public servant. They [Pelosi and her husband] must be master investors and it just took getting elected to public office to truly unlock that secret," Glenn quipped. "Or they were privy to some sort of information that the rest of us don't have access to, kinda like the sale of $5 million in computer chip stock before Congress voted on a recent semiconductor bill," he continued.

"But, surely, Taiwan has nothing to do with their own little private cash machine, right? ... I'm sure it had nothing to do with her husband's stock trading of companies that make computer chips. And it has nothing to do with, at the same time, Nancy is working on a semiconductor bill. It surely has nothing to do with the fact that the largest semiconductor manufacturer, TSMC, is right there in Taiwan, right? I mean, surely, with all of this heat, Nancy Pelosi would be smart enough not to be seen anywhere near Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturers," Glenn said.

"I'm not saying this might double the Pelosis' millions again, but I'm not not saying that either, you know?" he added.



On the radio program, Glenn continued to break down the hushed business deals between the Pelosi family and Taiwanese companies and revealed how it all directly relates to their not-at-all suspicious trip to the Asian nation.

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