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  1. Terry says

    Like anyone cares if that 2 fat pigs get heart attacks and dies because of their eating habits. I’ve been eagerly awaiting Limbaugh’s on air coronary for quite some time.

    Eat what you want, assholes. No one is keeping you from dropping dead. We’d prefer you do it as soon as possible.

  2. Gregoire says

    The problem is that fatties like Rush and Glenn clog our health care system with illnesses easily preventable by putting down that 3rd KFC bacon chicken burger.

    I applaud their war on health and well being. I can’t think of anything that makes them look more ridiculous. Like the ‘pro-lifers’, can we call them the pro-fats? Better yet, can those who propose a healthy lifestyle now take the mantel of pro-life?

  3. MarkDC says

    She’s absolutely right, as usual.

    But that over-annunciating, academic, Lesbian speech pattern makes my ears bleed and only makes her sound strident, self-righteous and defensive.

    Her consonants are sharper than a machete blade.

    I mean, just talk Rachel. Remove the indignancy and emotion from your voice and just say things plainly. We get it and we know you’re right.

  4. Matt says

    If every other post on this site is going to be an MSNBC clip, and now they don’t even have a tangential relationship to gay issues, maybe you should consider renaming the blog. There may be a lot of overlap between “urban gay” and “liberal” but this kind of mission creep is so undergraduate-gay-students-alliance.

  5. Terry says

    BTW, I support 1,000% the First Lady’s emphasis on obesity and eating better. I was reading about a study that said by 2020, SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT of all Americans will be either overweight or obese. That’s more than a little alarming. And yes, that motivated me to try to eat better and exercise more.

  6. topher says

    @Matt: you should considering visiting other blogs then.

    I don’t get these people who, just because they don’t like what they see, demand that things be changed instead of just going somewhere else where they don’t feel so utterly offended.

    and,
    @Markdc: Same thing — if you don’t like Maddow, why watch her?

  7. Rin says

    @Markdc

    I agree with you. She is definitely one of those people whose opinion I am sort of on board with (see, I can’t even say I agree) but SHE puts me off. Like if she said that dark chocolate truffles were the best truffles in the world in that same tone she uses ALL THE TIME I might have to think of a reason why dark chocolate might not be the best.

    She’s like the Left’s version of Anne Coulter. You can be right without being snide and alienating. I don’t know if anyone has told her that.

  8. Zlick says

    Um, @Matt – there’s a lot of astronomy on this site, too. Last time I checked, there weren’t too many gay nebulas out there. I believe the intent of this blog is to present items of interest to people with half a brain, with an emphasis on gay issues – but not exclusively so. There’s also a weekly bit on music, and on movies – not gay music or gay movies. Certainly the dangerous politics of the ultra-right wing bear watching by us queers even when its not directly hammering us at that moment.

    And frankly, I’m glad this is a place I can easily find all the pertinent Rachel and Keith clips without having to slog through MSNBC or YouTube. YMMV.

  9. Rin says

    @Topher,

    you realize that’s the argument for discriminating against gays and lesbians in country clubs, private workplaces, and religious schools, don’t you?

    “Well, no one is forcing you to join!”
    “They just want to come in and change everything!”
    “Why do we have to accommodate them?”

    Maybe part of the goal is to spread understanding and compromise, instead of fueling separatist fires?
    Sound familiar?

  10. topher says

    @Rin:
    Dude, visiting blogs is not a civil rights issue last time I checked. If you don’t like it, go someplace else!
    Jeez, if I don’t like some gym or some church or some school or some store, I just don’t go there — seriously, there are plenty of other choices to suit your special needs.

  11. crispy says

    These people are truly nuts. If LBJ was in office, they’d be raising hell that Ladybird Johnson’s flowers cost taxpayer money and calling it the “War on Blight.”

  12. Disgusted American says

    seriously Crispy…and Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” policy…can you hear Glenn beck now “If I wanna d Drugs all day long I’ll do’m”…..same with Rush Fatbaugh ad his Oxicotin

  13. Gregoire says

    “She’s like the Left’s version of Anne Coulter.”

    That is the most idiotic thing I have read in a week. My brain just exploded inside my skull reading that.

    And I’m loving the low, misogynistic attacks on Rachel Maddow’s VOICE, of all things. “Over-annunciating, academic, Lesbian speech pattern”? Perhaps she should dumb herself down or speak like Snooki so that she can gain your personal respect.

  14. anon says

    Well, there is that ban on trans fats in NYC, Rachel. And they tried to ban/tax soda and “junk” food. However, rest assured, as there is no effective treatment for obesity, it will just continue to get worse. It’s like saying that cancer patients are a burden on the health care system.

  15. Gregoire says

    “It’s like saying that cancer patients are a burden on the health care system.”

    Scratch that, THIS is the most idiotic thing I have read in a week.

    Being fat and heart attack because you can’t stop eating fried food is not the same as having a brain tumor, you dipshit.

    True obesity is not an inevitabily or a random uncertainly, except in minor cases involving the dysfunction of other organs.

    Maintaining health and weight is just like any other core discipline that we need to get through the world. Could you imagine if Glenn Beck came out and said ‘Well, I don’t want to learn to read!” or ‘Why do I need to know how to count?”

  16. Randy says

    No effective treatment for obesity? What about diet and exercise? Heck, I’ve known of multiple successful stomach stapling surgeries for people who were diagnosed as morbidly obese.

    It’s more like saying that smokers put a burden on the health care system.

  17. Wes says

    When we can’t attack her arguements we attack… her “lesbian speech pattern”?

    How warped do you have to be to even compare her to Ann Coulter? That woman breathes hatred and dishonesty, oh but Rachel’s sarcastic ‘tone’ is just too much to bear.

    Why don’t you just admit you don’t like those ‘Massachusetts liberals’ who just can’t understand the ‘common folk’ and their special needs that require speaking their dialect and “understanding” their struggle to emerge from the dark ages they are so willfully endeared to.

  18. mad1026 says

    And Rush Lamebaugh and Glen “I used to do drugs,ha,ha” Beck will be the only ones able to afford health care if the Repugnacants get their “Contract With America.” Everyone else will just have to suffer. Talk about your “Death Panels.”

  19. TANK says

    Smokers put considerably less burden on the “healthcare system” in the u.s. than people who injure themselves working out. Smoking is actually healthy, and anyone who tells you otherwise has a chip that activates an explosive implanted in their neck.

    As to hating on rachel, meh. A little overboard, but I can’t put up with most cable news programs, and her “cutesy” hipster “geek” routine is thoroughly obnoxious–sarcastic grimaces, variation elvis costello glasses, and drawn out “toldja so” finger wagging inflections aside.

  20. BenB says

    I agree with the Glenn Beck on this. We should definitely be helping him eat as much fat-filled, artery-clogging, lifespan-shortening, chemical-pumped (sometimes with carcinogens) crap as he can possibly manage.

  21. Dave says

    “Smokers put considerably less burden on the “healthcare system” in the u.s. than people who injure themselves working out. Smoking is actually healthy, and anyone who tells you otherwise has a chip that activates an explosive implanted in their neck.” Based on the fact source Tank’s ass. Wow… Now my head hurts. Is there a contest to see how dumb a comment can be on this site today?

  22. Atlanta Guy says

    “Lesbian speech pattern”? Y’know, I can’t actually hear your voice, but from your words I detect a distinctly “douche speech patern.” Rachel is awesome, and she does what she does with great humor and humanity. That’s what I hear in her voice. If I were a girl I’d be all over her.

  23. Gregoire says

    “”Smokers put considerably less burden on the “healthcare system” in the u.s. than people who injure themselves working out. Smoking is actually healthy, and anyone who tells you otherwise has a chip that activates an explosive implanted in their neck.”

    WINNER! Logic like this gives the brain an injured workout. Let’s go out and have a healthy smoke to celebrate.

  24. MarkDC says

    The Gay Accent is operatically elongated vowels and over-annunciated consonants.

    The Lesbian Accent is a simpler, more truncated, academic speech pattern with short, dry vowels and really sharp consonants. Makes my ears bleed and only makes Maddow sound strident, self-righteous and defensive.

    I mean the mannish haircut, square architect glasses, androgenous wardrobe, humorless and ironic manner, affected accent, etc. Maddow is practically a parody of herself. She actually reminds me of one of those humorless grad student TAs for one of those undergraduate sexual history/sociology classes.

    The fact that I like her and agree with everything she says doesn’t mean I drank some Rachel Kool Aid.

    Her consonants are sharper than a machete blade.

  25. Double Moutza says

    @markdc

    “But that over-annunciating, academic, Lesbian speech pattern makes my ears bleed and only makes her sound strident, self-righteous and defensive.
    Her consonants are sharper than a machete blade.”

    Interesting, because you just described yourself, an angry lesbian woman. I mean, just talk MARKDC. Remove the insanity and hate from YOUR voice and just say things plainly as a MAN instead of a operatic grand duchess version of the Michael Douglas character from “Falling Down”. We get it and we know you’re a basket case ready to open fire in a McDonald’s or from the top of a college campus bell tower.

  26. MarkDC says

    @ Double Moutza

    “Remove the insanity and hate from YOUR voice and just say things plainly as a MAN instead of a operatic grand duchess…”

    Projection is an arch faggot move. I’ve spoken very clearly and plainly. Had I not you wouldn’t be so angry.

    Dude. What the fuck is an “operatic grand duchess”? You are such a Gaytard douchebag.

    I bet you call yourself “queer”. LOL!

    AGAIN, projection is an arch faggot move.

  27. MarkDC says

    @ Double Moutza

    “…just say things plainly as a MAN instead of a operatic grand duchess…”

    Projecting faggotry AND perpetuating misogyny? Typical arch faggot move: all rage, no thought. What would your lesbian vegan friends down at the food co-op say?

    Gaytard mess.

  28. says

    “Maddow was born in Castro Valley, California. She is the daughter of Robert B. “”Bob”” Maddow, a former United States Air Force captain who resigned his commission the year before her birth and found civilian work as a lawyer for the East Bay Municipal Utility District, and Elaine Maddow (née Gosse), a school program administrator from Newfoundland, Canada.[9][10][11] She has one older brother, David. Her father is of Russian and Dutch descent and her mother is of English and Irish ancestry.[11] Maddow’s mother was raised a strict Roman Catholic, and Maddow herself grew up in a community that her mother has described as “”very conservative.””[12][13] Maddow was a competitive athlete and played three sports in high school.[14] Referencing John Hughes films, she describes herself in high school as “”a cross between the jock and the antisocial girl.””[13]
    A graduate of Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, California, Maddow earned a degree in public policy from Stanford University in 1994.[15] At graduation she was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship. She was also the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship and began her postgraduate study in 1995 at Lincoln College, Oxford. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in politics from Oxford University.[16] Her thesis is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons (supervisor: Dr Lucia Zedner). She was the first openly gay American to win a Rhodes scholarship.[17][18]”

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