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  • Should obese passengers pay more to fly?

    10/21/2016 1:08:35 AM PDT · by Cronos · 81 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 October 2016 | Beth Blair
    Airlines want more money from heavy fliers, but some say it's a rights violation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, and over 600 million were obese. (WHO defines "overweight" as a BMI greater than or equal to 25 and "obese" as a BMI greater than or equal to 30.) Last month, lawyer Giorgio Destro from Padua, Italy sued Emirates, claiming his flight was disrupted by an obese passenger seated next to him. According to reports, Destro was not able to comfortably sit in...
  • Miss Universe 'fat-shamed' by Donald Trump was accused...

    09/27/2016 9:33:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/27/16 | David Martosko
    ...of threatening to kill a judge and being an accomplice to a MURDER bid in her native Venezuela Alicia Machado, from Venezuela, was Miss Universe in 1996 when Donald Trump bought the franchise for the contest She was spoken about at Monday night debate by Hillary Clinton who told how Donald Trump had called her 'Miss Piggy' because of weight gain But reports from the time have surfaced which reveal questions over her background in Venezuela Court documents in 1998 revealed she was accused of driving her boyfriend from the scene of a murder attempt - at a woman's funeral...
  • Melissa McCarthy Suggests Ghostbusters Remake Critics Are 45-Year Old Men Living In Their [tr]

    06/12/2016 4:42:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11, 2016 | Lucas Nolan
    The cast of the long unawaited Ghostbusters movie appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on Thursday to promote the remake that nobody asked for.
  • Meghan McCain to Join Fox News Channel as Contributor

    07/16/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Variety ^ | July 16, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    Meghan McCain, the political scion who has won public fame as a blogger, commentator and TV-show host, will join Fox News Channel as a contributor, Variety has learned. A spokesperson for the network confirmed the hire. McCain is expected to contribute to the networkís primetime and daytime programming. McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican, joins as Fox News Channel, like other news outlets, heads into a frenzied pre-season for the 2016 election for U.S. president. Already, more than a dozen different candidates for the Republican nomination have thrown their hat into the ring.
  • New York Bike-Share Program Bans ĎFatí People

    05/02/2013 1:54:17 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 05/02/2013 | Lauren Schiff
    A new bike-share program in New York looks like a promising way to fix some of the city's biggest problems, like traffic congestion, air pollution, and obesity. Or rather, let us rephrase: It will help to relieve issues of obesity, but only for the portion of the population weighing less than 260 pounds. ‚ÄúEveryone who signs up for the program has to agree to a contract, which states users ‚Äėmust not exceed maximum weight limit (260 pounds)‚Äô because the bikes can‚Äôt hold that much heft,‚ÄĚ explains the New York Post. But citizens aren‚Äôt buying it. Jhoskaira Ferman, a 20-year-old student...
  • Ignore Lena Dunham's 'Girls' at Your Own Peril, Conservatives

    01/30/2013 6:35:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Thereís plenty about Girls to annoy conservatives, yet this often creepy, usually skeevy, critically-acclaimed HBO series is also a test for conservatives. Will we finally heed Andrew Breitbart's warnings about the importance of taking pop culture seriously or just keep fiddling as the culture burns? If conservatives are going to be in the popular culture Ė and act to change it Ė they canít simply ignore shows like Girls that capture the zeitgeist, even if the zeitgeist makes their skin crawl. Season two is well under way, and conservatives need to participate in the discussion. Girls is about four young,...
  • Meghan McCain on Why Newt Gingrich Should Quit After Florida Primary ("Daddy, make bad man leave!")

    01/31/2012 6:13:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 31, 2012 | Meghan McCain
    Today is the day of the Florida primary, and it will most likely be the day that Mitt Romney clinches the 2012 Republican nomination for president. I admit that I have a terrible track record of predicting the outcome of elections, but I think itís pretty safe to say Romney is going to win Florida. The most recent Rasmussen poll has him leading Gingrich by 16 points. The right wing of the party might have fought tooth and nail against Romney, but after a long and arduous primary process, he has now proven that he is in fact the strongest...
  • Poor Meghan: McCain Daughter ĎSickí Of Not Being Taken Seriously

    11/20/2011 11:35:23 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    breitbart ^ | November 19, 2011
    "I said that [Newt] was running for president purely for vanity purposes ó to sell books, to sell DVDs, which I still believe. Someone told him that, and he was like ĎWhat would she know?í and his implication was, like, Ďdumb blond chick, get off TV, what do you know?í And he just was so ó Iím so sick of being talked to like that."
  • ISU Speaker Series invites Meghan McCain (to publicly attack, rip GOP conservatives)

    02/21/2011 5:01:26 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    Meghan McCain will offer her insight on the Republican Party this week as part of the University Speaker Series. McCain, the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John Mc- Cain, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Tilson Music Hall. Her speech is titled "Redefining Republicanism: No Labels. No Boxes. No Stereotypes." McCain gained attention for her political and social commentary during and after her father's campaign. She is the author of "My Dad, John McCain," an illustrated children's book, and "Dirty Sexy Politics," a political memoir. "She will bring a different view on what happens today...
  • Meghan McCain: Michele Bachmann is "Not a Leader" And Shouldn't Have Responded to the SOTU

    01/27/2011 4:45:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    TV Squad ^ | January 27, 2011 | Jason Hughes
    The Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain was on 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' (Wed., 8PM on MSNBC), where she and the host responded to GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's response to the State of the Union address. MSNBC did not air the response, but CNN did, which McCain thinks they "should be ashamed of." Lawrence called Bachmann's statements the "second response to the State of the Union Address," because the designated Republican response had already been given. He agreed with McCain "about how there were these different people who are just using their platforms to their own personal advantage, rather...
  • Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin must be anti-education because she uses common phrases I don't understand

    12/01/2010 2:43:17 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 89 replies
    Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin must be anti-education because she uses common phrases I don't understand Ace of Spades flags this revealing passage in Meghan McCain's latest column which is -- surprise! -- another attack on Sarah Palin. Anyway, remember how Sarah Palin called the Bush family "blue bloods" after they tacitly endorsed Romney? Well, here's what Meghan McCain had to say about that: The reference to "blue bloods" was made after former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara said in an interview that they thought Mitt Romney was essentially the man to watch in 2012, followed by an...
  • Senator McCain's daughter calls O'Donnell a "nut job" [Attention Whore Alert]

    10/17/2010 12:11:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    US Daily / Reuters ^ | October 17, 2010 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain's daughter said on Sunday that Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware, a Tea Party favorite, is "seen as a nut job." "Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office," Meghan McCain said of her father's fellow Republican, who recently ran an ad declaring, "I'm not a witch." Appearing on ABC's "This Week," McCain said O'Donnell "has no real history, no real success in any kind of business." "And what that sends to my generation is (the message that) one day, you can just wake up and run for Senate, no matter...
  • Meghan McCain: Christine O'Donnell 'Seen as Nutjob'

    [THIS ATTENTION-SEEKING DYSFUNCTIONAL CHICK NEEDS TO GO AWAY] Meghan McCain: Christine O'Donnell 'Seen as Nutjob' O'Donnell 'Making Mockery of Running for Public Office,' John McCain's Daughter Says October 17, 2010 Meghan McCain, author of the book "Dirty Sexy Politics," said Christine O'Donnell, the Republican candidate for Senate in Delaware, was real trouble. "Well, I speak as a 26-year-old woman and my problem is that, no matter what, Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office," McCain told anchor Christiane Amanpour. "She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business." McCain, daughter of Sen....
  • Meghan McCain's Delusional Persecution Complex

    10/10/2010 12:26:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 63 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2010-10-09 | Lori Ziganto
    When Meghan McCain tweeted the link to her newest Daily Beast "article" on Twitter Tuesday night, my first thought was "How the hell did I get unblocked by her? Why am I seeing this tweet?" This was disconcerting to say the least. I was afraid that I may have failed to pay my Vast Right Wing Conspiracy dues or that the H8R-Ade I had been drinking had expired and lost its strength. My second thought, upon reading the title, My Palin Problem, was "Oh, dear. This is going to be hilarious." I was right. The very first paragraph alone divulges...
  • My Palin Problem (Meghan McCain is jealous that the media is obsess with Palin not her!)

    10/06/2010 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 56 replies
    daily beast ^ | Wednesday October 6, 2010 | Meghan McCain
    When Meghan McCain went on her book tour she was amazed to find that the media was completely obsessed with heróand that Palin wasnít too pleased with what she wrote. As my book tour for Dirty Sexy Politics comes to an end, there are a few things that have surprised me about its publication. I expected some backlash from former campaign staffers (check) and a complicated conversation with my father (double check, he didnít read it until two weeks before it hit stores). What I didnít expect, however, was that instead of the media concentrating on my admission of almost...
  • Reagan and Goldwater Would Be Considered 'RINOs' Today, Says Meghan McCain

    10/02/2010 2:12:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies
    CNN / Newsbusters ^ | 2010-10-01
    Meghan McCain apparently thinks there will be a "bloodletting" in the GOP in the next election, because the party has no room for controversial socially liberal figures like her. Appearing on CNN's "American Morning" Thursday, McCain criticized the current state of the Republican Party, which she believes is too conservative and narrow-minded... (snip) When the subject of "RINOs" (Republican-In-Name-Only) surfaced, McCain asserted that conservative icons Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan "would both be called that today." In addition, McCain had dark predictions for the GOP in the "next election," predicting a party purge of sorts. (snip) CNN co-anchor Kiran Chetry...
  • Meghan McCain slams Bristol Palin on 'Daily Show'

    09/10/2010 4:41:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 57 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/10/10 | staff
    The business of politics got a little dirty on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Thursday night. Meghan McCain (yes, daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain) joined Stewart last night to chat about her book, "Dirty Sexy Politics," and the conversation soon veered into Palin territory. The book, Stewart pointed out, "is a view of the campaign trail thatís very personal" - almost like he was reading someone's diary, he said. ďI basically wrote a very real book," McCain explained. "Itís very sad and I talk about everything Ė I talk about sex and politics and everything in between and...
  • Dadís Palin VP Pick Made Meghan McCain Cry (lol)

    09/08/2010 5:43:40 AM PDT · by onyx · 86 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | September 8, 2010 at 7:37am | Pam Key
  • Meghan McCain admits to Romney 'obsession' in 2008 campaign memoir

    08/31/2010 12:24:56 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 56 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 08/31/2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    WASHINGTON -- On the day her father won the New Hampshire primary in 2008, Meghan McCain feared she would be arrested for removing Mitt Romney campaign signs from a Nashua street corner. "Stealing campaign signs is technically illegal, but I never thought anyone would enforce this. Nor did I expect we'd get caught," McCain confesses in her memoir, "Dirty Sexy Politics," which is released today. McCain writes that she "had gotten pretty sick" of seeing Romney's signs, particularly a cluster she and friends suspected had been strategically placed outside the McCain campaign's hotel. After stashing several of them in a...
  • An Obsession with the GOP's Bad Girls (RINO Meghan McCain praises RINOs Fiorina, Whitman)

    06/22/2010 7:19:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-06-21 | Meghan McCain
    By todayís standards, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitmanís recent scandalsóover a hair joke and a three-year-old workplace incidentówere pretty tame. But because both are women and Republicans, a media firestorm was inevitable.I love women in politics. Even if our political ideology diverges, I respect any woman who goes into what is still, depressingly, a manís world. Any woman willing to put up with the inevitable sexism that correlates with seeking political office deserves to be admired on some level, because she is helping to continue to break that glass ceiling. And if a woman running for office and I have...
  • Obama's Oil Spill Insanity (Meghan McCain would be okay with Romney as president) (BARF BARF BARF)

    06/09/2010 10:01:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 127+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-06-07 | Meghan McCain
    The president may say heís ďfuriousĒ about the spill, but he sure doesnít show itóand heís managed to hang out with Paul McCartney and Kelly Clarkson in the meantime. Would the media have let Bush off so easy?BY MEGHAN MCCAINI want, just for a second, to pretend that there is a Republican president in office right now. It doesnít matter which RepublicanóGeorge W. Bush, my father, Mitt Romney. Any Republican.As we push Day 50 of this oil spill, I find myself questioning why it has taken so long for the mainstream media, aside from James Carville and Chris Matthews, to...
  • Megan McCain:ďIím Sorry Revolutions Start With Young PeopleĒ

    02/10/2010 3:24:09 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 100 replies · 1,779+ views
    David Horowithz's NewsRealBlog ^ | 02/10/2010 | Rhonda Robinson
    As the Left wing media extols Megan McCain as a voice of reason within the Republican Party, Conservatives would do well to recognize she is a good example of the ďProgressiveĒ problem within the Republican Party, as she helps them define the issues. Megan McCain: ďPeople were saying that this was a new movement in the Republican PartyÖI knew I didnít want to goÖI have different ideological differences than them but, Congressman Tom Tancredo went on TV, and he was the first opening speaker and he said, ĎPeople who could not even spell the word vote, or say it in...
  • McCain's daughter questions Tea Party movement

    02/08/2010 4:56:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 66 replies · 1,440+ views
    cnn ^ | February 8th, 2010 | CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
    Sen. John McCain's daughter called into question the political stature of the Tea Party movement Monday and sharply criticized a former congressman for his controversial comments at a recent major gathering of these conservative activists. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colorado, slammed President Obama on the first night of the Tea Party convention last week in Nashville. Tancredo, known for his outspoken views on illegal immigration and his disdain for Sen. McCain, charged during his speech that "People who could not even spell the word 'vote', or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His...
  • Republicans vs. Republicans? Meghan McCain Rails at the Tea Party

    02/08/2010 11:49:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 84 replies · 1,768+ views
    ABCNews ^ | Huma Khan
    Republicans vs. Republicans? Meghan McCain Rails at the Tea Party February 08 Huma Khan reports: Meghan McCain, the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and a self-described ďprogressive Republican,Ē today assailed the tea party movement. Sitting in as co-host on ďThe ViewĒ today, McCain said she has ideological differences with the movement. She specifically took aim at remarks by former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who suggested that people who voted for President Obama could not pass a basic civics literacy test. ďPeople who would not even spell the word vote or say it in English put a...
  • Yes, I'm a Pure Republican ("I believe in climate change") (Meghan McCain) (BARF-O-RAMA)

    01/25/2010 2:22:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,101+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-01-24 | Meghan McCain
    After a College Republican group withdrew its support for a Meghan McCain speech because she believes in marriage equality, she took the GOPís ďpurity test.Ē And passed. This week I made a little news by not being ďpure enough,Ē if you will, by College Republican standards. I was invited to speak at George Washington University on February 9 by numerous campus groups, including the George Washington College Republicans and Allied in Pride, an LGBT organization. I take great pride in being one of the few people who brings together the gay community and Republican groups. But somewhere between my accepting...
  • (Meghan) McCain advocates for youth voice in politics (talks about voting for Kerry in '04)

    11/17/2009 10:21:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 908+ views
    Former 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCainís daughter, Meghan McCain, talked to students about fitting into the political spectrum and the evolution of politics. She spoke at 7 p.m. Monday in Pruis Hall. Building Better Communities, College Republicans, The Excellence in Leadership Program, Spectrum and The Office of Student Life sponsored her speech. McCain said Americansí differences are what make the country great. She said politics can bring out the best, as well as the worst, in people. ďPolitics donít have to be dirty,Ē she said. McCain addressed how she used to be registered as an Independent, voted for...
  • Joe's No Traitor [Meghan McCain bashes conservatives, praises "moderates"] [Super-BARF alert!]

    11/02/2009 8:25:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2009-11-02
    Senator Liebermanís threat to filibuster the health-care bill isnít a betrayal of the Democratic Party, says Meghan McCainóitís a sign of courage. And we need more of it. BY MEGHAN MCCAIN A few weeks ago, I gave a speech at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and one of the questions I was asked was: Aside from your father, who are your favorite senators and politicians? Without hesitation, I said that I admire South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Connecticutís Joe Lieberman. Now before my fellow Republicans start panicking at my fondness for two independent, moderate, and dare I say maverick...
  • Meghan McCain doesn't want her "juicy booty" on the Internet

    09/07/2009 5:53:23 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 89 replies · 5,333+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 5, 20098
    Boy the things some people put on Twitter! Senator John McCain's daughter the now famous blogger Meghan McCain (which some people misspell as "Megan McCain")just tweeted this: my hotel has this amazing pool but I've been too paranoid 2 use it cause I don't want any pics of my juicy booty in a bikini on the internet
  • Meghan McCain a 'Big, Juicy' Role Model (tee-hee!)

    05/08/2009 10:08:59 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 71 replies · 2,484+ views
    Let's all set aside Meghan McCain's politics for a moment. She's the best chance the Republicans have of re-growing their party, a dose of political Menoxidil that they refuse to take. Meghan, though, is fiercely, unabashedly...well, Meghan! Her Twitter feed is replete with the kinds of details that any 20-something (or more, or less) young woman would relate to. At turns funny, foul-mouthed, and even trivial, Meghan McCain is being herself. Her blog at The Daily Beast covers a different, but similarly broad, spectrum. I first became aware of Meg's writing when she blogged about her hyper-odd dating experiences. She's...
  • Meghan McCain says Bush's political guru is following her on Twitter(Rove Creepy, Internet Stalker)

    04/21/2009 5:27:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 1,630+ views
    DNA ^ | April 21, 2009
    John McCain's daughter Meghan has revealed that she is not happy that her Twitter feed is being followed by former president George Bush's political guru, Karl Rove. Meghan McCain says Bush's political guru is following her on Twitter . Meghan, 24, who came into the limelight in 2007 for her blog, McCain Blogette, wrote on The Daily Beast website, that Rove is the Internet stalker, who has been stalking her. "Karl Rove follows me on Twitter. That's creepy," the New York Daily News quoted her as having written on the website. McCain wrote she joined Twitter a few months ago...
  • Sumo Fans Back Ban on Women in Ring (Your Rosie O'Donnell Joke Here)

    02/08/2006 9:17:53 AM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 407+ views
    AP ^ | 2/8/6
    A majority of Japanese sumo fans support a tradition which bans women from stepping on the raised dirt wrestling mound, according to a survey released by the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday. The association conducted the survey, distributing 350 questionnaires at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sept. 12 for a response rate of 51 percent, Kyodo News Agency said. Fifty-four percent said the ban should be maintained, and 46 percent said the prohibition should be scrapped. A similar survey in 2004 also showed a majority opposed to lifting the ban. JSA officials were not immediately available for comment. The 2,000-year-old national...