Why do I care about a fat man? Why is this a story? The real heroes are the ones that never get that fat. This is how the self-respect/self-discipline/personal responsibility virtues get turned on their heads.
You are right that the "real heroes" are the ones that never fall into trouble. However, this is sort of a tale of redemption, sort of like the Prodigal Son. In that story, the Prodigal Son is the one who gets all the attention when he comes home, and the righteous son, the one that knew better than to do stupid things, was seemingly ignored.
But the issue here is that sick people need redemption, help, and recovery. Healthy people do not.
I have spent my life as a disciplined, self-controlled, patient person. I've been invisible most of my life, and attention from my family and friends always fell on my drama-queen siblings who were always involved in some sort of crisis or turmoil. I used to think it wasn't fair, like the righteous son in the old Bible story. And I was wrong.
You see, I was the more blessed one of the family. I had my act together, and I was in such a position of power, that I could put my life on hold and help others who were in turmoil. And regardless of how ungrateful my family was for my efforts, the truth remains that I'm still far better off than they will ever be. I have been blessed greatly, because I chose to be a blessing, rather than a burden.
When your life is over, you will look back on life and have no regrets. You will look back on all the people you loved and say "I blessed them, and was never a burden on their lives."
That's far more important than looking back and saying "I lost 400 pounds!"
 March 20, 2015 at 12:34am
I was disappointed in the questions. “Who was the oldest to sign?” “What word is spelled wrong?” Really?
I was disappointed in my answers but I do know my rights. Now I know more than I did.
That's funny. I missed only those as well. They are about as important as "Which signer would have like Katy Perry the most?"
January 28, 2013 at 8:40am
What an interestinng twist I had not thought of. I guess if we want to be equal then, yes, they should register.
I don’t think we should lower the standards for combat or other activities to make it easier for women (or men) to qualify. Actually, as the size of our forces get smaller it would make sense to raise the standards to keep the very best.
God Bless everyone who has served or is currently serving. Thank you for keepig me safe.
 December 11, 2012 at 10:32pm
I think it is an invasion of privacy. Why can’t the AP respect his wishes to not be known? If you want to tell everyone you won, great, but if you don’t and try not to, the AP files a ‘public records request’. Sad. If I won, which is unlikely because I don’t play much unless it is a BIG jackpot, I would want to also remain anonymouns. But no! We must know is name, we must know where he lives and how big his house is and how much it cost. Leave them alone! That kind of winnings has its own trappings.. publicity only adds to it.
Good luck Mr. whoever you are (I already forgot). Stay grounded.
December 2, 2012 at 10:22pm
Last summer at a KOA I walked up to a couples RV area. They were camp hosts and had a little 2 ft fence around to hold in their little dogs. I had petted the dogs before with no problems but this time one of the little buggers grabbed ahold of my hand and held on. It fell off. There was a little blood, some bruising and not much pain. You could tell they were really worried I was going to make a big deal out of it. I told them, ‘Hey, I put my hand into a gated area with dogs, my fault.’ They were relieved.
October 29, 2012 at 7:10pm
I see each of the young men guarding each have a bayonet.
October 29, 2012 at 7:08pm
Bava, I fell sorry for you that you can’t tell the difference. I hope one day you will understand.
October 17, 2012 at 8:15pm
Romney, looks at the books and applies common sense solution.
President Obama ‘focuses like a laser beam’ and nothing happens
October 11, 2012 at 9:35am
Someone pointed it out, I didn’t catch onto the weight. 40 pounds is prett darn impressive.
Remember when President Obama was taking one of his first vacations and they had picture of him with his shirt off and all of the press was atwitter about ‘his abs’ and “Michelle’s TONE arms”… These people need to get a life.
October 6, 2012 at 12:39pm
DOCZ. That is the PERFECT response to a RUBE GOLDBURG video of this magnitude.
September 8, 2012 at 10:47am
Blaze. Please find a better picture. The picture I saw was someone holding a cocked firearm with their finger on the trigger. The gun is pointed to the side and it almost looks like their other hand is over the end of the barrel. I don’t mean to be ‘that guy’ and nit pick but that is just a really poor example of proper gun safety.
August 31, 2012 at 7:48pm
I would find those tweets inappropriate if they were directed at the current First Lady and Mrs. Biden. Wrong is wrong. You would be hard pressed to find anyone with notoriety posting something like that about a Democrat.
August 8, 2012 at 12:11pm
Two thoughts. President Obama is the real sheriff of nottingham. He takes from the poor (taxpayers) and gives to his rich privledged friends (solyndra). It was this activity that Robin Hood FOUGHT against. How is Romeny’s belief that lletting people keep the money they made equated with robbing from the poor? What a joke.
Second. Can you imagine what would have happened if Romney (or a surrogate) coined the term ‘Obama hood’. We would hear demands for apologies and how insulting it is. Racism would be claimed. We would be told that it is ‘code’ words. Tell me I am wrong.
July 9, 2012 at 10:46am
You are probably close. I would guess She didn’t just give him a quick hug from behind. She probably felt the gun in the holster, may not have even known what it was, started to grab for it, he turned and she got her finger on the trigger. THe gun won’t fire unless something depresses the trigger.
July 7, 2012 at 1:26am
i have a few tears in my eyes as I type this. Thank you to everyone who showed up. Like most of you I don’t want to block free speech but there is a time and place to show some respect and humanity.
June 27, 2012 at 8:33pm
So one day they will figure out how to automate this almost to the point of no people working. We will then be told how we lost ‘thousands of good jobs’ so companies could make ‘more profit’
June 23, 2012 at 12:00pm
God didn’t ‘give us rights’ in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Bill or Rights limits the rights of the Government, it doesn’t grant rights to citizens. Our rights are assumed to exist. The original 10 in the Bill of Rights didn’t limit government enough. Additional ammendments were needed including the 13th and 14th to end slavery and define citizenship to include anyone born here (among other things). (Thank you republicans).
Further legislation was needed and the Civil rights act was passed in 1964 (after an attempt of 18 DEMOCRATIC and 1 REPUBLICAN senators to fillibuster it).
June 16, 2012 at 12:44pm
Correct! Lower energy prices, more commerce, people going back to work, more tax revenue, less unemployment. We can put a dent in the debt and at the same time increase our enegery independence.
June 15, 2012 at 6:23pm
Okay, I read some more about this. They circled the event before the speech was being given. They were not honking and circling while the President was inside and speaking. To me, that makes it funny. I am on board with a lot of folks who don’t want us to sink to the tactics of ‘code pink’ or other crazies. We need to respect when someone is speaking at an event and let them be heard by the people who came to see them. We can win this with ideas, we don’t need to be like them.
June 10, 2012 at 11:32pm
Ok, first off ‘We don’t want to offend other cultures’. How do you offend a culture? A person or people yes.
Why is it when I go to another country and attend an event that includes national pride I find it interesting and enjoy the celebration but when other people come here we are afriad we will offend them?
Why is so offensive about people celebrating the country they live in?