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December 11, 2007

Pigpile: Did Huckabee Actually Lose 100 Pounds Through The Power of Christ Or The Power of a Surgeon's Scalpel?

I was wary about posting this because it seems like piling on over something petty.

But:

This is persuasive. Seems a bit nutty because such evidence is amassed to prove something so minor, but... I'm buying it. Particularly that bit about the hernia.

Dan Riehl has a quick excerpt if you don't want to dig into the details.

I was debating putting this up with Dave in Texas. Here's the scary-professional news judgment analysis that goes on behind the scenes:

is this worth posting?

[Link to Riehl.]
or is it just piling on?

Dave: reading it now
wow. kinda big deal, but feels like piling on

...

me: maybe I can get someone else to post it to take the hit.
people are pissed at gabriel anyway

Thanks to jdub for sending that, too.

Speaking of Fat: I don't know why I didn't weigh in on the Jennifer Love Hewitt fatography controversy.

Look, she's not fat. She's got a few fun-pounds goin' on there. Nothing a month-long coke binge couldn't fix.

And I don't know if it has to be fixed. I mean, come on. I'm getting tired of the claim that men oppress women with "impossible standards of beauty" when the only people who are saying she's fat are 1, chicks who want to take her down a notch, 2, super-gay dudes (normal gay dudes would still hit that shit for the anecdote), and 3, guys like StudMan69 who dress up their virginity as "higher standards."

More Huckster: He's above demeaning Romney for his religion. Kinda sorta:

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks in an upcoming article, ''Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?''

The article, to be published in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, says Huckabee asked the question after saying he believes Mormonism is a religion but doesn't know much about it. His rival Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, is a member of the Mormon church, which is known officially as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The authoritative Encyclopedia of Mormonism, published in 1992, does not refer to Jesus and Satan as brothers. It speaks of Jesus as the son of God and of Satan as a fallen angel, which is a Biblical account.

A spokeswoman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Huckabee's question is usually raised by those who wish to smear the Mormon faith rather than clarify doctrine.

''We believe, as other Christians believe and as Paul wrote, that God is the father of all,'' said the spokeswoman, Kim Farah. ''That means that all beings were created by God and are his spirit children. Christ, on the other hand, was the only begotten in the flesh and we worship him as the son of God and the savior of mankind. Satan is the exact opposite of who Christ is and what he stands for.''

Romney did not respond to a request for comment.

Earlier this month in Iowa, Huckabee wouldn't say whether he thought Mormonism — rival Romney's religion — was a cult.

Why Not? Okay, JackM. tipped this old Christmas card from the Huckabee family.

I wasn't going to post it, because I didn't want to pile on, but I guess that ship has sailed.

Look, I'm just saying: I don't know if this family, particularly the boys, strikes me as being keen on natural weight loss.

Don't hate the playa, hate the game.



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