Category: Fat

Meet Pickles, The Three-Foot Long, 21-Pound House Cat (Pictures / Video)

Catasaurus Rex: Meet Pickles, The Three-Foot Rescue Cat Weighing 21 Pounds Who Doesn’t Realise His Own Size – Daily Mail


When Pickles the puss grew to the size of a dog, he found himself in a bit of a pickle.

At 21 pounds and more than three-feet long, he couldn’t find an owner with a heart – or home – big enough to take him in – so he was forced to roam the streets in search of scraps to suppress his almighty appetite.

But the monster moggy – nicknamed Catasaurus Rex – has finally found a place to live after a young Boston couple saw an advert online and took pity on him.

Andrew Milicia and girlfriend Emily Zarvos say it was love at first sight when they met Pickles at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals last month.


And now he couldn’t be happier as he spends most of his days squeezing sleepily onto their three-man sofa or guzzling platefulls of cat food to his heart’s content.

Andrew, a graphic designer, said: ‘When we first saw Pickles he looked like such a beast – but he looked really cool. He’s actually bigger than some dogs.

‘It didn’t take him long to make himself at home and now he takes up most of the couch when he’s laid out.’

The couple was picked from around 50 people who had applied to adopt Pickles after pictures were posted of him online.

The giant feline became an internet hit dubbed ‘Catasaurus Rex’ when he was advertised on the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals website.


Andrew said: ‘We had no intension of adopting him when we went to see him but we just fell in love.

‘They said he had been adopted and taken to Canada but brought back because he really doesn’t get along with other cats.

‘He doesn’t realise his size so he’ll knock things over all the time – he’s so clumsy.

‘But it’s like so hard to be mad at him – he think he’s just like a little kitten still.’

It is thought Pickles might be part Maine Coon – one of the largest breeds of domestic cats.

And he is already proving to be a handful.


Emily said: ‘I struggle to pick him up sometimes cause he weighs so much.

‘He loves hiding in the closet so when we go to work we put a stone statue in front of it to keep him out.

‘But when we come back the statue has been moved and he’s in the closet.

‘He’s like kind of like a dog when it comes to food – he’ll come in and sit right in front of you and just stare at you until the plates gone.

‘Everyone’s obviously first reaction is like wow that cat is huge.’

But despite the challenges of living with a monster moggy, the couple have no plans to take him back.

Emily said: ‘I’m so happy we have him, he’s the best pet you could hope for.’


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400-Pound Union Boss Who Makes $156,000 A Year Starts Work At 2pm, Eats, Naps, Goes Home At 4pm

Labor Big A Teal Heavy Sleeper – New York Post

Union fat cat Mark Rosenthal spends more time sleeping at his desk than organizing labor, a series of damning photos reveals.

The 400-pound president of Local 983 of District Council 37 – the city’s largest blue-collar municipal-workers union – often downs a huge meal, then drops into dreamland in the early afternoon, members of the union’s executive board told The Post.


IT’S A DREAM JOB: Mark Rosenthal, who pulls in $156,000 a year as head of Local 983 of District Council 37, nods off at his desk during one of a series of postlunch naps that have outraged members of the union’s executive board.

“He eats lunch when he arrives at work at 2 p.m. Then, like clockwork, he goes to sleep with a cup of soda on the table and the straw in it,” said Marvin Robbins, a union vice president.

“Then he wakes up, looks at his watch and says, ‘I have to get out before the traffic gets bad.’ He’s usually out by 4 p.m. after being at the office two hours.”

Rosenthal is a former Parks Department employee who rose to power campaigning to rid the union of corruption in the late 1990s.

He last made embarrassing headlines in 2009, when he inspired a City Council bill requiring jumbo-size ambulances for morbidly obese patients after he had a stroke at City Hall.

Since then, he hasn’t been making much of an effort to give the city’s ambulances a break and slim down. Union officials say he racks up $1,400 in monthly food bills on the union dime.

Much of the 5-foot-7, 400-plus-pound Rosenthal’s food tabs are for catered union events and meals he writes off as “union business,” board members claim.

They say he significantly overorders at eateries like Dallas BBQ, the Stage Door Deli and Pine Restaurant in The Bronx, a hangout for local politicians, and takes the extra food back to his Bronxdale apartment.

“He’s always walking off with a doggie bag or extra boxes of food,” said another executive board member.

Rosenthal, who earns $156,000 annually, yesterday denied being a free spender – and insisted he works “12-to-14-hour days.”

He says the allegations are “part of a smear campaign” by a faction trying to get another Local 983 vice president, Joseph Puleo, elected president in a June 5 showdown.

He said it’s normal for executives to take “power naps.”

He also blamed his meetings with the sandman on the effects of pain medication he takes for backaches he has suffered since he fell through a chair at a McDonald’s last year.

“The chair broke because I’m big,” Rosenthal said.

“I’m 60 years old, so if I eat during my lunch hour and take a little medication, can’t I close my eyes?” he said outside his apartment complex. “Is it so outrageous?”

Rosenthal is also under fire from the union’s executive board for allowing lawyer Arthur Schwartz to allegedly rack up an average of $12,000 a month in union legal fees for years despite being on a $5,500 monthly retainer, board members said.

But Schwartz claims he has submitted only one monthly bill over $10,000 in 15 years representing the union and averages about $7,000 per month in fees.


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The executive board on May 15 voted to fire Schwartz anyway – and also to pull Rosenthal’s union car.

Board members said they were furious enough to fire Schwartz because he pursued a lawsuit on Rosenthal’s behalf aimed at changing the makeup of the union’s election committee after it nominated Puleo as a candidate for president on May 7.

Rosenthal responded to Schwartz’s firing by filing another suit days later in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming the May 15 meeting occurred without his approval.

The suit also accuses executive board members of using union resources to sway the election in Puleo’s favor.

“Mr. Puleo and his cohorts have basically seized control without having won the election,” the suit says.

“Not only that, [but] they have [also] assigned legal work to attorneys, including to Mr. Puleo’s campaign lawyer.”


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Puleo called Rosenthal’s allegations “absurd,” adding, “He’s the one using the union’s resources to sue members in good standing.”

The case has since been moved to a federal court in Manhattan with a hearing set for today.

The union represents 3,000 workers – mostly Parks Department peace officers and maintenance workers and NYPD tow-truck operators and other traffic agents that are among the lowest-paid city workers.

But they still fork over $1,080 in annual union dues that help fund Rosenthal’s salary and perks.

Rosenthal has headed the union since 1998, when he won an election under the platform of ridding the union of corruption and alleged mob ties. At the time, he called the union a “cesspool.”

Some members say he was a strong labor advocate for the union in his early years, but his questionable spending and sleeping habits – and alleged lack of attention to union issues – in recent years led to Puleo’s campaign.

He has also ruled the union with little opposition in part because he and Schwartz have strong political connections at City Hall, so members say they were afraid to go up against them until now.

“There was always the fear that he’d use his power to retaliate against anyone who spoke up,” Puleo said.

“He always likes to say he’s a big supporter of Mayor Bloomberg and the fact that the mayor called him to thank him for his support when he was elected.

“I would love to see the mayor’s face if he saw the big sodas that he likes to drink. It’s kind of ironic.”


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Newest things California will ban? Food near schools!

Good Freaking Grief!


The California legislature introduced a bill last Tuesday that would ban mobile food and beverage trucks within 1,500 feet of elementary and secondary schools. California has the nation’s largest and most diverse school system, so banning mobile food trucks from operating within 1,500 feet of schools would put food trucks out of business by severely limiting where they could operate. The bill was introduced by Bill Monning (D-Carmel).

Does California have some secret lab where they pump out morons? these Nanny Statists want to ban everything. What is next? Banning convenience stores? Fast food establishments? Ice cream shops? How about grocery stores? They sell junk food right? Or how about this, California could just ban obesity altogether. Yes, that is an absurd idea,which means the Libs would love it!


The newest, goofiest Liberal term you will be hearing?

Calorie Footprint!

Bending to the whims of Michelle Obama, Darden Restaurants — the company that owns the Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse and other restaurant concepts — announced Thursday that it will cut the “calorie footprint” and sodium levels in its meals and create new kids’ menus to comply with the first lady’s public health objectives.

With Michelle Obama, Darden unveiled its plans for all 19,000 of its restaurants in 49 states at an Olive Garden restaurant in Hyattsville, Md., in front of a prominent sign advertising the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign.

The company pledged to reduce the overall calories and sodium in its meals by 10 percent over the next five years, and by 20 percent over 10 years.

“Much like a carbon footprint, we are looking at our calorie footprint as a measurement of total impact,” said Clarence Otis, Darden’s CEO. “That means we will reduce the number of calories across our entire portfolio of brands by reformulizing, resizing, removing certain items, and introducing new, calorie conscious, flavorful options.”

By July 2012 Darden also will ensure that the default side dish for children is a fruit or vegetable, and one-percent milk will be the default drink with free refills. Carbonated drinks will not be displayed anywhere. And Darden says it will not market its food to children under 12. 

Check o0ut the last two parts I highlighted in red. So restaurants might have to “hide” their sodas soon? Good Grief!

I wonder if this action, which is voluntary, or so we are told, will lead to future mandates for all restaurants. Do not bet against that folks.

Woman Has Orgasm Eating Junk Food

Woman Has Orgasm Eating Junk Food – Weird News Files

A Colorado woman has ballooned to 490 pounds because eating junk food gives her an ­orgasm.

Gabi Jones, 25, who has a rare ­condition called persistent genital arousal ­disorder, gorges on high-calorie treats like ice cream and cakes until she has a climax.

The 48DDD blonde experienced her first food orgasm in her late teens at an ice cream parlor called Wickedy Splits.

She said: “I loved the velvety texture of ice cream on my tongue. Then one day as I was tucking in I felt a tingle starting down below.”

“The pressure kept building until ­suddenly it swept through my body. I felt light-headed and flushed.”

“I was stunned, but in no doubt of what had happened.”

“My friends thought I was making it up. But from then on, every time I tucked into rich, creamy desserts the trembling and tingling began.”

“I went out and bought an ice-cream maker and soon I had knee-trembling ­orgasms whenever I wanted.”

Gabi, from Denver, Colorado, tipped the scales at 275 pounds in her ­early 20s, then ballooned by 210 pounds over the last five years.

But instead of feeling bad about herself, she decided to profit from her affliction by ­setting up the website, on which punters pay US$20 a month to watch her scoff herself to orgasm.

Gabi, who loves hiking and swimming, added: “It really annoys me when people say: ‘You’re so unhealthy and fat.’

“I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I’ve never done drugs. I am fat, fit and healthy.

“I won’t stop what I do until the world recognizes that fat is fabulous.”

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It’s Weird News Tuesday Again!

400-Pound Sumo Wrestler Runs Marathon – Orange News

A 400lb sumo wrestler has become the heaviest man to ever complete a marathon.

Kelly Gneiting ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 9 hours 48 minutes 52 seconds, reports the LA Times.

He smashed the past Guinness world record of 275 pounds and also beat his predecessor’s 2008 marathon time of 11:52:11.

“I’d like to see the Kenyan improve his marathon time by two hours,” he joked.

Mr Gneiting jogged the first eight miles and walked the final 18, saying afterward that he lost track of where he was after mile 10 because he felt “delirious”.

He finished the 26.2-mile race despite heavy rains and strong winds.

For much of the race, he was also forced to obey traffic signals and walk on the sidewalk because he was walking far more slowly than the 13-minute-per-mile-pace used for calculating street reopenings.

“I was really struggling in the last five miles but I said to myself: “If I have to crawl, I will”,” he said.

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Drunk Burglar Found Sleeping On Victim’s Couch – Stuff

Burglary must be tiring work, if the attempt made by one Northland teenager is anything to go by.

The drunk 17-year-old girl was found asleep on a couch in a family’s Kerikeri house on Friday night, after allegedly stealing money and other items, Senior Sergeant Peter Robinson, of Kerikeri police, said.

The family, including young children, were home at the time of the bungled robbery and were shocked to find the inebriated teen dozing in their living room.

Mr Robinson said the case was “pretty unusual”.

The girl has been charged with burglary and will appear in Kaikohe District Court on Friday.

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Man Sets Up Hotel For Chickens – Modern Ghana

A Cornish man has set up a hotel for chickens to provide five star service for pampered hens while their owners are away.

David Roberts, 31, came up with idea for the Chicken Hotel in response to the growing popularity for people to rear their own hens.

Many people thought he was joking at first but he now runs a thriving business on his farm in Helston, and has bookings as far ahead as Christmas.

During the day the feathered ‘guests’ range freely in the fox-proof grounds before being rounded up and put to bed in their luxury coops at night.

Mr Roberts, who is helped by Ariel Roukaerts, 31, built the accommodation himself. Rates start at £2 per coop per night plus 75p per chicken, including ‘meals’.

He even transports the birds to and from their homes if the owners require it, and offers a nursery for chicks and an incubation service for eggs that need hatching.

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Mom Forces Son To Stand On Street Corner For Bad Grades – WKMG

Wearing a sign around his neck that read, “Honk if I need an education,” 15-year-old James Mond III stood for nearly four hours on a Tampa, Fla., street corner.

Fed up with his bad grades, his mother sent him there hoping to teach him a lesson about the importance of an education.

Ronda Holder never finished high school and doesn’t want the same for her son.

So she sent him out Wednesday with a sign telling the world about his 1.22 GPA.

His middle school has since enrolled him in after-school tutoring.

The Department of Children and Families is investigating whether the incident might be a form of maltreatment.

Holder says she doesn’t care about the critics. She wants her son to have an education.

Plenty of people honked.

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Rocker Sammy Hagar Claims Aliens Tapped Into His Brain – The Guardian

There’s no better way to put this: Sammy Hagar believes his mind was taken over by aliens. Years ago, before he played with Van Halen or Montrose, before he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the American singer claims extra-terrestrials tapped into his consciousness in the California foothills. “I know there’s something out there,” he explained, “and someday they’ll come.”

Hagar’s intergalactic theories have come to light with his new memoirs, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, written with Joel Selvin. “I was lying in bed one night … dreaming,” he recalls in the book. “I saw a ship and two creatures inside of this ship. I couldn’t see their faces. I just knew that there were two intelligent creatures, sitting up in a craft in the Lytle Creek forest area about twelve miles away in the foothills above Fontana. And they were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection.”

In a new interview with MTV Hive, Hagar said he wanted to write a lot more about UFOs, but Selvin “talked [him] out of it”. “He’d be like, ‘Aw, people don’t want to hear that shit’.” But Hagar “could write a whole book just devoted to [aliens],” he said. “I love it, man. I’m into it deep.”

Although Hagar’s vision of an alien spaceship was part of a dream, he insists he was seeing something real. “[It] friggin’ happened,” the 63-year-old explained. “Aliens were plugged into me… Either a download or an upload. They were tapped into my brain and the knowledge was transferred back and forth. I could see them and everything while it was happening… Like an experiment: ‘[Let’s] see what this guy knows’.”

Nor was this his first close encounter. When he was four years old, he claims, he saw something he didn’t include in his book. “I saw what I considered to be, well, at the time I thought it was a car with no wheels,” he said. We lived out in the country and I saw this thing floating across a field, creating this big dust storm. I threw rocks at it and shit. And I don’t know what happened after that.” Asked if he thinks he “blacked out”, Hagar replied: “I guess. I just have no memory of it. And that wasn’t a dream. It was during daylight.”

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More Nanny Statism, now all our BMI’s are belong to Big Brother

Mary Sue points to a chilling new bill, that would, well, put you know who in charge of tracking how fat we are. Of course this is “for the children”

The BMI of children 12-18 seems to be the highest priority of Congress now that they have taken charge of health care. Perish the thought they might come up with a balanced budget or do something constructive for jobs. Tracking how fat little Susie got this year is now as important as tracking terorists:

A bill introduced this month in Congress would put the federal and state governments in the business of tracking how fat, or skinny, American children are.

States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis.

Of course the BMI index is questionable at best, as some pro athletes have been measured as fat by its standards. But, really this is not for thechildren, or for our own god, this is about CONTROL! What if a child is deemed obese? What is the next step? How far does this go? How much will the government intervene? How quickly will they trample parental rights? As I mentioned, the BMI index is likely not the best measure of health, but, then again, if the Left can push draconian measures for questionable science on climate change………

Daily Benefactor News – Patriot Groups To Kickoff National Arizona BUYcott – More Articles


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Patriot Groups To Kickoff National Arizona BUYcott – First Things

While protestors have launched a sit in calling on the Governor to veto the bill launching the Country’s first major state enforcement efforts on illegal immigration, protesters like Al Sharpton are asking for a Boycott of the State.

In response, Patriot groups around the country want to support the rights of the people of Arizona and are calling for a BUYcott of the State.

The first BUYcott was in support of Whole Foods and was launched on September 1, 2009 by Tea Party leaders in St. Louis, Dallas, Austin, California, Philadelphia, New Jersey and more. The events drew serious national attention as one St. Louis store had BUYcott-attributable sales totaling over $50,000 in one night. Next, they BUYcotted Ford Motor Company, and Ford stocks have done well. Now conservatives around the country are standing up for Arizona.

Calls for the BUYcott began the moment the Arizona protesters called for a Boycott of Arizona, with conservative groups were saying, ‘let’s join forces and make our voices heard for Arizona!’ So that is exactly what they are all joining together to do.

The state’s leading export category is computers and electronic products, which alone accounted for nearly one-third (31 percent), or $4.3 billion, of Arizona’s total merchandise exports in 2009. Other top manufactured exports that year were transportation equipment ($2.5 billion); machinery manufactures ($1.3 billion); and fabricated metal products ($954 million).

Groups and businesses are asking that decision makers purchase exports coming out of Arizona, corporations plan their meetings there, and that families intentionally vacation there this summer when possible.

“There are many ways for real people to support the BUYcott” said Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit. “If my family has a vacation this year, I am thinking the Grand Canyon, where I worked as a youth, might just be the perfect getaway. The national parks in Arizona are spectacular, too.”

Tony Katz, host of The Tony Katz Radio Spectacular, has created the Buy Arizona! Initiative, and is offering free advertising on his daily radio show to support Arizona businesses.

Brooks Bayne of the LA Tea Party said “no matter how you feel about the issue, it is ridiculous to punish business owners with a Boycott.” Naturally, there are already BUYcott efforts on Facebook (Arizona Buycott) and Twitter (@ArizonaBUYcott).

Buycott organizers will have an update Saturday, at the “Winning America Back” conference in Kansas City, MO. Fred and Jeri Thompson, Liz Cheney and J.C. Watts will join Sarah Palin at the Independence Events Center, Saturday, May 1, 2010 for the conference.

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No Joke: UN Appoints Iran To Women’s Rights Commission – National Review

The UN has elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on what is supposed to be an influential human-rights body to a theocratic state in which lashings are required for women deemed to be “immodest.”

So far among major media, only Joseph Abrams of Fox News seems to have picked up on this latest startling example of UN hypocrisy.

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Thousands Seek To Sink Navy Plan To Name Ship For John Murtha – Los Angeles Times

One thing the elected and appointed folks of Washington are extremely good at is honoring themselves and one another.

It’s just like Hollywood awards without the beauty and fame and glamor and grace and borrowed dresses and jewelry and red carpet and public interest. Other than that, it’s the same.

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Arizona Legislature Passes Bill To Curb ‘Chauvanism’ In Ethnic Studies Programs – Fox News

After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

The bill, which passed 32-26 in the state House, had been approved by the Senate a day earlier. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for her signature.

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5 Preschoolers Hit With Hammer In New China Attack – Associated Press

A farmer attacked kindergarten students with a hammer, injuring five, before burning himself to death Friday in China’s third such assault in as many days.

Wang Yonglai used a motorcycle to break down the gate of the Shangzhuang Primary School in the eastern city of Weifang and struck a teacher who tried to block him before hitting students with the hammer.

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Thai Protesters Storm Hospital – Washington Times

A major Thai hospital evacuated hundreds of patients and suspended all but emergency surgery Friday after anti-government protesters stormed in to hunt for security forces they suspected were taking positions there.

A group of the so-called Red Shirts barged into Chulalongkorn Hospital late Thursday despite pleas from its director, then withdrew after not finding soldiers or police within the sprawling compound.

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Downgraded Spain Shelves Useless Enviro-Energy Projects – Washington Examiner

They tried to crucify Gabriel Calzada for pointing out that their wind and solar programs were a big waste of money.

But even the Spain’s socialist government recognizes economic reality when default comes knocking. You can’t keep spending $750,000 per “green” job created when you re going broke.

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Mutinous Troops Attack South Sudan Army Near Malakal – BBC News

At least eight people have been killed when mutinous troops attacked an army base in south Sudan following this month’s elections, officials say.

A southern army spokesman said the mutineers backed a former general who ran and lost in a Jonglei state poll. George Athor denied leading the troops but told the BBC he sympathised with them and said the polls were rigged.

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Two Arrested Over Monkey Meatballs – Yahoo News

Indonesian police have arrested a couple who made meatballs from the flesh of protected monkeys, an animal conservation group said on Wednesday.

The pair poached dozens of rare Javan langurs, also known as silver-leaf monkeys, from Baluran National Park in the east of Java island, according to a statement released by animal protection group ProFauna.

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S.C. House Cat Adopts Abandoned Bobcats – CBS News

In just a few months, three baby bobcats found in South Carolina could be a danger to a gray tabby named Zoe. But these days, the fuzzy felines are just members of the family for the nursing mother.

The bobcats, orphaned after the abandoned house they were living under in Newberry County was demolished, are being nursed by Zoe at Carolina Wildlife Care.

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Fat Woman Tries To Eat Man’s Ear – Orange News

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of biting part of a man’s ear off after she became angry at being called fat. Police were called to a hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska to talk to the injured man who was missing part of his ear.

According to police spokeswoman Katie Flood, the man said that he had been bitten after getting into an argument with people at a party.

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Australia’s ‘Baby-Faced Killer’ Buried In Golden Casket – AFP

Notorious Australian mobster Carl Williams was buried in a golden coffin Friday after a lavish funeral which drew a large crowd of mourners and blanket media coverage.

The plump Williams, known as the baby-faced killer, was killed in Victoria state’s highest security prison earlier this month by a fellow inmate who attacked him with part of an exercise bike.

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Woman Aims To Be World’s Fattest, Eats Mounds Of Food – Times Of India

Donna Simpson, who wears XXXXXXXL dresses, aims to be the fattest woman in the world. She says sushi is her favourite food, “but unlike others I can sit and eat 70 big pieces of sushi in one go”.

Donna Simpson, 42, from New Jersey, is determined to reach the 1,000lb mark (about 450 kg) in two years, the Daily Mail reported.

Simpson already holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s fattest mother and consumes nearly 12,000 calories a day in an effort to be the world’s fattest woman.

“My favourite food is sushi, but unlike others I can sit and eat 70 big pieces of sushi in one go. I do love cakes and sweet things, doughnuts are my favourite,” Simpson was quoted as saying.

Simpson eats a lot of junk food and tries to move as little as possible. “I’d love to be 1,000lb (about 450 kg),” she said, adding: “It might be hard though. Running after my daughter keeps my weight down.”

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Big Fat Fatty Grounded By Southwest

Southwest is under fire for what one couple calls size discrimination.

Emery Orto flew from Chicago to Las Vegas without any problems. But, he says when he and his wife tried to fly home several days later the airline said no.

Orto says it’s because of his size. He’s six feet tall and weighs 350 pounds.

Orto says he was twenty feet from getting on the plane when he was stopped.

“She hustled after me and grabbed me and said can you sit in an airplane seat with the arms down. I said yes I’ve flown many times and never had a problem. She says well you’re not flying today,” said Orto.

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Sources confirm that Lefty bloggers not the only ones making things up.

Oh no, the Leftosphere is not alone, as BCB reports 

Usually, The Wall Street Journal is better than this:

The singular feature of American obesity is its steep, out-of-nowhere rise. For most of the 20th century, U.S. obesity rates were stable, with a slight upward trend through the late 1970s. Suddenly, they spiked across all demographic groups and have continued to rise unabated. In sheer body mass, the entire population is heavier than it used to be, and the heaviest are much heavier. Just between 1998 and 2006, obesity rates increased by 37%, according to the CDC.

The sudden upward spike is actually the result of bureaucratic fiat. The fact is that in 1998 the National Institutes of Health waved its magic wand and simply created the sudden, sharp spike with some bureaucratic prestidigitation:

In 1998, the National Institutes of Health lowered the overweight threshold for BMI 27.8 to 25 to match international guidelines. The move added 30 million Americans who were previously in the “healthy weight” category to the “overweight” category.

A simple leson here. Want an obesity crisis? Just change the definition of obese. Similar tactics have been used to increase the number of Americans living in “poverty”, and the gun control zealots have used phony statistics for years. Sure Left-leaning bloggers are making news for making things up, but, they have learned from others. Mostly others on the Left looking to instill “social justce” on others. Hmmmmm, I bet Stalin would be so proud.

Linktastical Saturday!

Another Saturday, and another venture into shameless link-whoring for hits! Late start today, I have been painting all day, but the linktasticalness must go forward! So, away we goes!

First up, the greatness of  Donald Douglas who takes Obama to task for perpetuating the RGS! Racial Grievance Crisis!

Walter Cronkite has passed on, the Anchoress takes a moment to remark

Babalu Blog has your non-shocking news about Communist thugs. They HATE honest elections! 

BCB, has wild mustangs, and Congress, together? MADNESS! 

Bluegras Pundit takes the easy shot, making fun of Two douchebag Senators! 

Bob is back, and knows the truth I know. Nerw York state is great, New Yorkers are a beating 

What could be in Carol’s Closet this week? Oh look, behind the twelve pairs of shoes, it is elitist politicians! 

Conservative Scalawag is talking about bitter judges! 

Illinois Conservative sees, as I do, that the words of George Orwell are looming larger everyday!

Doug Powers is pondering the wisdom of certain hospital signs 

Doug Powers has your Saturday rant 

Oh here is another thing that NEVER happened to me when I was in school! I feel cheated! 

Fausta has your obligatory ugly church art! 

I always thought Mike and Steve were  a couple of weenies. I was right!

The Founding Bloggers link Senator DeMint hatin’ on hate crime laws! 

Uh-Oh! The beatdown Barbara Boxer endured ain’t over yet! Gateway Pundit has audio/video.

Atheists, like Allahpundit, I have no problem with, radical Athiests who want to erae all mentions of God? Those pricks I have an issue with! 

IMAO has a list of Gaffetastical uttering that Joe Biden has given us. It is a LOOOONGGG list! 

How much is having your life saved? according to Jules $25,234

Left Coast Rebel has some advice for Obama! 

Once again, Michelle Malkin is right on target! 

Shocking news from Monique Stuart! 

NeoNeocon tells us that Europe is suffering from the early stages of Obamagasm Withdrawal Syndrome! Yep! The OWS!

No Sheeples is feeling pretty darned LINKTASTICAL today! Yeah baby! 

Obi’s Sister has lots of links! But none to me? Hmmmm 

Paco has some vintage Rule 5 

The President hates trees! Hey do not blame me. He said it! 

Jill at Pundit and Pundette knows where ObamaCare will lead! 

Dan Riehl is into giant weiners? Oh wait, I mean Dan is into talking about giant weiners. Oh wait, that isn’t right…..

Sara has your moment of Southern pratriotism! 

SisterToldjah has your idiotic Liberal of the day! 

Pat has her usual great Linktasticalness going on, but adds this, just to make me very thirsty!

Stormbringer brings us some really cool history today! 

Jimmie has a strange, but cool blog!

The Classic Liberal has some Rule 5 hotness! 

What kind of linktasticalness would I be practicing if I did not pay homage to the Godfather of LINKTASTICALNESS! 

I usually link toTheo Spark for the hot women! And today is no different, BUT, as an added bonus, I am throwing in a link to a great photo shop Theo has up 

Rule 5? 3 Beers Later has more

Lance Burri is different somehow

Bailing out the Kennedys!

THIS is why we needed to hurry up and pass massive spending packages? GOOD GRIEF!

More than one out of every five dollars of the $126 million Massachusetts is receiving in earmarks from a $410 billion federal spending package is going to help preserve the legacy of the Kennedys.

The bill includes $5.8 million for the planning and design of a building to house a new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate. The funding may also help support an endowment for the institute.

The bill also includes $22 million to expand facilities at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and $5 million more for a new gateway to the Boston Harbor Islands on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a park system in downtown Boston named after Kennedy’s mother and built on land opened up by the Big Dig highway project.

A spokeswoman for Sen. Kennedy, who at 77 is battling brain cancer, said he hadn’t requested the money for the library and institute, and that there are dozens of other earmarks in the spending bill for homeless services and community health centers.

So, the defense is that there is money for other projects too? That is not the point of course. The point is that NONE of OUR DAMNED money should go for that stuff! Not one freaking penny!

It is like giving a friend who needs clothes for a new job your credit card to help them out. They return with a few clothes, but also an MP3 player, some video games, a receipt for a steak dinner they bought, and a case of beer, something good like Fat Tire or Newcastle, and a stack of books a CD’s from Borders! Yes, they DID buy some clothes, but they also went apeshit,(uh-oh, I used the word ape, I must be a racist) with your money! Congressional pork is no different!

H/T Michelle Malkin