Chris Christie is fighting back against a former White House doctor who says he is too fat to run for president even though he was making jokes about his size just one day earlier.[Snip] ´I’m worried about this man dying in office,´ she said in an interview with CNN. Ms Mariano said that should Christie run in 2016, as it has been widely predicted, he should lose weight beforehand. ´I can understand why his doctors and other people have had trouble getting him to lose weight. This is an issue that will haunt him if he decides to run for
Comments: Way to go, Christie! I think he needs to lose some weight too and I don´t doubt he thinks the same way. But it´s his body and his problem. Dr. Mariano should worry about her own family--and patients if she´s practicing.
I think if Christie wants to run for President he has four years to get some of that Blubber off. There are several safe and effective procedures for people like him who just can´t lose the weight. Ask Al Roker. I don´t think Christie should be going on shows and laughing about his weight. It´s not funny! I also don´t think I want him as our candidate. He´s not a Conservative, he´s a Moderate in Republican Clothing.
Governor Christie has a number of good points, not the least of which is that he is able to speak his mind, frankly and directly. That´s a trait distinctly lacking in most Republicans.
Is he too liberal for most of us? Of course he is -- just like Scott Brown was too liberal. Yet both these men are about as conservative as it is possible to be and still manage to get elected in such leftist preserves as Massachusetts and New Jersey.
I disagree with the Governor on a number of points, but there is much about him that I respect and admire. Even so, due to his New Jersey point of view about gun control, I do not plan on voting for him, ever.
The man loves to eat. He´d be a great candidate for either lapband or gastric bypass surgery. I´ve seen pics of him in his early years and he looked great. He has stop the ´´I´ll show YOU´´ mentality. The doctor is right.
As for his political aspirations. He´s a good Governor for NJ.
Sorry Gov but if you run for the big chair, it then becomes the business of this country´s citizens to decide if your weight could cause you to literally blow a gasket when you throw one of your tantrums in the Oval office. One thing I admired about Bush was that he was a fitness fanatic and kept to a regular schedule of diet and exercise to deal with the rigors of the office. You Governor, are not in any way, shape or form fit to run, much less hold this office.
#12, hard cheese to the kids. CC did not seem to care about his kid´s comments when he went on Letterman and pulled a donut out of his pocket! No, he is simply a HYPOCRITE. Only HE(Or his buddy Uhhhbama) can make comments. He screamed at the House for delaying for 48 hours the Sandy relief bill, but said SQUAT about the Senate waiting WEEKS to sign their side. Bombast is not leadership.
I do not like Chris Christie´s political positions, but that said, please leave the man alone about his weight. He will lose it when he gets ready to lose it. As long as he is not in the pocket of Krispy Kreme or Entenmann´s for political favors, his weight is his own business.
And when did conservatives decide to join the liberals in becoming part of the Nanny State?
Baring some unforeseen arrival, I suspect the 2016 presidential choice will be akin to: being dowsed with gasoline and set on fire, OR dying in your sleep. Christie will be the latter. And, as such, I will have to vote for him. Goodnight friends.
America´s only black senator was not invited to participate in the historic 50th anniversary of the March on Washington event, it has emerged. Tim Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year, was noticeably absent from the Let Freedom Ring line-up. [Snip] African-American leaders who did speak at the day commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.´s resounding ´I Have a Dream´ included Georgia Democratic Representative John Lewis, who participated in the original March, Martin Luther King III, MSNBC host Al Sharpton and movie stars Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker.
David Cameron was forced to delay plans for immediate military strikes on Syria last night after being warned he faced losing a Commons vote. The Prime Minister battled desperately to get a consensus for a missile attack, but was forced by Ed Miliband and Tory rebels to allow UN inspectors time to report on last week’s chemical weapons atrocity. MPs will vote tonight on a hastily prepared motion which still supports the principle of military action. However, it will not now be carried out until ‘every effort’ has been made to secure a UN agreement, and even then, direct British
President Barack Obama said that he has not made a decision yet regarding a possible U.S. strike against Syria, it was revealed today. The commander-in-chief sat down Wednesday for an exclusive half-hour interview with PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill to discuss a wide range of topics, among them the on-going civil war in Syria. The president said that allegations that his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, used chemical weapons on civilian populations would factor into his calculation and he warned that Assad should be held accountable. Mr Obama said he has been consulting military leaders and members
The shadow of the Iraq conflict should loom long over MPs as they vote on military intervention in Syria tomorrow. Back then we were told of the “definite proof” of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), of the horrors that Saddam wrought on his people and that regime change would bring peace and prosperity to the people of that country. We have been in Afghanistan longer than the First and Second World Wars combined and yet what have we actually achieved? The price we have paid is considerable: not just the billions of pounds spent, but the price in blood of
Barack Obama´s speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was classic Obama: beautifully delivered, moving, deceptive, divisive, frustrating. And, of course, it was far more about Barack Obama than it was Martin Luther King Jr. It started with a history lesson, a reminder of the significance of that bright shining moment in 1963--when thousands of ordinary Americans, "assembled here in our nation´s capital under the shadow of the great emancipator to offer testimony of injustice, to petition their government for redress, and to awaken America´s long slumbering conscience." For all Americans--left and right--that´s the kernel of what
I´m pretty certain that tomorrow´s newspapers will be written in the traditional language of party manoeuvring. Labour, we will read, has ´scored a victory´ over David Cameron who was forced to ´back down´, ´blink first´, ´eat humble pie´, etc. The story of the watered-down parliamentary motion broke late, and journalists in a hurry often write in hackneyed phrases. No, they think in hackneyed phrases, pressing events into the familiar pattern of Tory-Labour confrontations. [Snip] MPs, not unnaturally, reflected their constituents´ views, and it became clear that there was no appetite for an immediate strike against Syria. The system, you might
These are the horrific injuries of Syrian civilians who Bashar al-Assad´s political rivals say were targeted with phosphorous bombs by the regime. The troubled country’s opposition coalition said yesterday that the President’s forces had dropped the bombs and napalm on civilians in rural Aleppo on Monday. It comes as Turkey sent extra aid workers trained to identify and decontaminate chemical weapons victims to its border with Syria after an apparent poison gas attack in Damascus a week ago. ‘We have increased our measures significantly since last week, to be prepared particularly in case of a chemical attack,’ said Mustafa Aydogdu,
The British public has become sadly accustomed to our country intervening in conflicts without a consensus of support having been reached in advance. The Iraq War was the most notable example, along with the continuation of the Afghanistan campaign for many years after Al Qaeda had been purged from the country. But something even more disturbing looms into view with the prospect of intervention in Syria. It is the idea that British military hardware and manpower could be drawn into a conflict without it even being established which side our nation hopes to see win. Certainly President Bashar Al-Assad is
Over the last year or so, I´ve been getting emails from two campaigners--Irish engineer Pat Swords and Christine Metcalfe, a retired community councillor from Argyllshire--urging me to report on their campaign to have Britain´s and Ireland´s renewable energy policy declared illegal under the UN´s Aarhus Convention. I never got round to doing so, not because I didn´t wholeheartedly support them but because I thought: "Naaah. Ain´t never going to happen." I mean: how could it possibly? The United Nations, as we know, is the very belly of the beast; the onlie begetter of almost all the world´s most far-reaching and dangerous
There are two subjects Russians talk about a lot: history and geography. In recent days, there´s been much public discussion of both. Russian officials and the media have been constantly recalling "Yugoslavia - 1999", "Iraq - 2003" and "Libya - 2011" as examples of Western military intervention which resulted in regime change. The suspicion in Moscow is that the West is plotting to add "Syria - 2013" to the list. One of the headlines this week in the Russian government daily Rossiskaya Gazeta was: "Will Obama risk repeating the Libyan-Iraqi scenario in Syria?" Moscow appears now to be expecting a US strike on Syria.
Opposition in the Church to military action in Syria is growing after the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey warned it could lead to a regional war. He said that despite a sense of "moral outrage" at the use of chemical weapons by the regime, armed intervention would drag the UK into a war which could engulf the whole of the Middle East. [Snip] In voicing outright opposition to an attack, Lord Carey went further than the current Archbishop, the Most Rev Justin Welby, who urged MPs not to "rush to judgment" and consider the wider impact across the Muslim
The U.S is confident that Syria was behind the deadly chemical weapons attack after intercepting a phone call from a Syrian defence chief demanding an explanation from its chemical weapon military unit for the action, according to new claims. Just hours after the attack last Wednesday an official at the Syrian Ministry of Defense exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of the unit, demanding answers, according to website Foreign Policy. The phone call was intercepted by U.S spies according to the website, and is now the reason that America is confident that it was carried out by the regime--the
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Thousands of sick and dying Syrians had flooded the hospitals in the Damascus suburbs before dawn, hours after the first rockets landed, their bodies convulsing and mouths foaming. Their vision was blurry and many could not breathe. Overwhelmed doctors worked frantically, jabbing their patients with injections of their only antidote, atropine, hoping to beat back the assault on the nervous system waged by suspected chemical agents. In just a few hours, as the patients poured in, the atropine ran out. To avoid contamination, medics stripped new arrivals down to their underwear and doused them with water before taking
If you crave small town life the way that Norman Rockwell imagined, then pack up and head for these unassuming idylls scattered across the country. A list of the top ten best small towns in America has been compiled by analyzing the size of population, income, crime levels, house prices and number of parks and gardens. The perfect spots are dotted from coast to coast, reaching from the Pacific Northwest to the Rockie Mountains, the Heartland and up the Atlantic Coast. The town of Sharon Massachusetts comes in first place, according to a survey by CNNMoney. Number One: SHARON, MASSACHUSSETS
After recently growing out her much buzzed-about bangs, Michelle Obama has debuted a new hair update: caramel colored highlights. The First Lady showed off her brand new look yesterday while speaking at a film screening in Washington, DC. The new face-framing ´do is significantly less drastic and more flattering than the blunt bangs she had cut in January, which she admitted were ´irritating´ after a while.Placed mostly around the edges of her face, the highlights are subtle and warm, in a soft honey color. Reactions to the style have been mostly positive,
Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama. “They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise. The growing body of USDA meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010? has long been a signature issue for the first lady. Denizens of Harlan County don’t much
Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application. "No," the chairman said. "I know him too -- and he is one of the truly great phonies of our time." The man was indeed a very talented phony. He could convince almost anybody of almost anything -- provided that they were not already knowledgeable about the subject. He had once spoken to me very authoritatively about Marxian economics,
The Obama administration has determined that no one should be held accountable for the deaths of four brave Americans in Benghazi. Sure, it might have been the first time in 33 years that an American ambassador was killed while in service, but according to the White House it just adds up to a "phony" scandal. Secretary of State John Kerry decided that midlevel staffers suspended for the lax security surrounding the Benghazi compound were cleared to resume their jobs. Apparently, eight months paid leave is enough punishment. You might recall that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wanted these same employees fired, but
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Monday night she wants the minimum wage increased to $10, a nearly $3 boost from its current level of $7.25. “I think about $10. I think that would be right,” Boxer said in an appearance on MSNBC´s "The Ed Show." Boxer said that a boost to the minimum wage would “make a huge difference.” “People are struggling,” she said. “The difference between the very wealthy and the working poor has grown.” Boxer also said an increase in the minimum wage would advance the core causes of the Obama presidency. “We raise that minimum wage, and
Several thoughts ricocheted through my head as I watched that smutty little clip from the Video Music Awards, this thought first: Miley Cyrus is the only performer who can make people wish they were watching her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, instead. The second thought was that her act—in which she started off as a cartoon-porn plush toy, her tongue at a right angle to her mandible, and finished up as a latex-clad masturbationist—was the nadir of American civilization.
The White House has made it clear that the Syrian government’s recent use of chemical weapons isn’t going to go unanswered, but they’ve declined to say whether they’ll want authorization from the United Nations or Congress for any eventual action. When White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked today whether the president would wait for a vote from the U.N. Security Council and whether he would request congressional approval, he said that such questions presume a response the president has not yet committed to. At the State Department’s press briefing today, a spokesman also wouldn’t comment on the matter
Al Jazeera America’s launch in place of the failed Current TV network was an unsurprising dud, TV Newser reports. Available in more than 40 million homes, its initial ratings were poor for cable news standards. Its best showing of the week was just 54,000 viewers for Thursday night’s Real Money with Ali Velshi: The 2 PM Saturday edition of “News Live” averaged 48,000 viewers, while “Inside Story” Thursday at 12:30 PM averaged 41,000 viewers. “News Live” Thursday from 12-12:30 averaged 40,000. The debut edition of “The Stream” on Tuesday averaged 38,000 viewers, below Nielsen’s
A woman contacted Radio Facts who works at the Wild Wings restaurant that asked the black patrons to leave. and asked that we allow her to be anonymous. She states there are several reasons the group was asked to leave (below) Radiofacts.com, You’re only getting one side of story here. I work at the restaurant and your representation of the events is way off base. The group was being loud and obnoxious to both customers and staffers. They kept complaining about their long wait and were talking about how “whitey” was able to get seated, but they were not. The
A Jewish firefighter who wants to display a Christian cross as part of a New Jersey 9-11 memorial is facing stiff opposition from a group of atheists who called the religious image “grossly offensive.” The American Atheists are threatening to sue Princeton, NJ if they proceed with plans to erect the memorial. They took issue with a beam that was salvaged from the ruins of the World Trade Center because a cross had been cut out of one side of the beam. “This particular beam has a religious symbol on it,” American Atheists president David Silverman told Fox News.