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Nikki Haley’s Nonexistent “War On Fat”

In February of this year, Gov. Nikki Haley proudly proclaimed a “war on fat” in South Carolina. All of the state’s television stations covered the big announcement, and she received glowing front-page reports from the state’s liberal newspapers. “We are going to be the first in the country to ask…

In February of this year, Gov. Nikki Haley proudly proclaimed a “war on fat” in South Carolina. All of the state’s television stations covered the big announcement, and she received glowing front-page reports from the state’s liberal newspapers.

“We are going to be the first in the country to ask for a waiver that says that ‘if you are on food stamps, we want to lift those families up and help them know what good nutrition is,” Haley said at the time.

We supported Haley’s plan to more tightly regulate the dietary choices of those who receive taxpayer-funded food subsidies. In fact we endorsed a specific proposal put forward by Haley’s health czarina Catherine Templeton to do just that. Yet rather than simply submit a waiver to the U.S. Department of Agriculture endorsing Templeton’s proposal, Haley made the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) spend several months holding hearings and collecting public feedback on the issue.

Now, more than two months after SCDHEC conducted these meetings (and submitted its findings to Haley) and more than six months after Haley declared her “war on fat” – the federal waiver still hasn’t been submitted. In fact at a meeting of the S.C. Obesity Council held last week, a staffer at Haley’s S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) reportedly rolled her eyes and “made a face” when asked about the status of the project by a rural health advocate.

Wow …

Meanwhile Palmetto State residents keep getting fatter.

We said from the beginning of this debate that South Carolina’s real problem isn’t necessarily how large its citizens are, it is the large number of its citizens currently on food stamps – as well as the rampant inefficiency with which SCDSS administers this handout (well, until they started cooking the books). Those are the problems Haley needs to be addressing.

Well, that and her personal “war on fat …”

Either way, the phrase “get off your ass” comes to mind.

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27 comments

Frank Pytel August 26, 2013 at 8:26 am

Haley said “Let them eat McCheetonickers!”

:P

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shifty henry August 26, 2013 at 10:04 am

My neighbor’s wife is such a bad cook – Paula Deen once threw a rock through her kitchen window!

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Sailor August 26, 2013 at 9:13 am

WTF is with her right arm in that picture?

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carrie August 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

She is wearing a bracelet if that’s what you mean?

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Gunjit August 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm

It’s a Sikh kara/bracelet…worn as an outward symbol of one’s Sikh faith.

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nitrat August 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Gotta keep the out of state donations rolling in.

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Hi, I'm Nikki August 26, 2013 at 9:15 am

You want fries with that?

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Raymond August 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

Obesity rates are determined not by government policy but by demographics. The states with high rates of obesity are largely rural, poor and minority. Charleston and Florence are as similar as Atlanta and Valdosta.

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Don't feed the strays Bauer August 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

“Obesity rates are determined not by government policy but by demographics.”

Take away welfare money and obesity rates drop.

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CharlesDikkens August 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

She is waving bye bye to her bubble butt, once her best ass..et. Although didn’t Fits once claim it was (slightly) hairsuit?

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nitrat August 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Is that the same as ‘hirsute’?

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? August 26, 2013 at 9:32 am

The cow goes “Mooo Moooooo!”

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shifty henry August 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

Was she brought there on that handcart? What a difference the years make.

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Jamie August 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

Her tetons have shrunk, her hips have widened. What food causes that?

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Nölff August 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

People are going to eat what they want. I’ll take BBQ over fruit any day. It tastes like freedom.

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Norma Scok August 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

Irony: 50% of the people commenting on this article and 100% of the people writing it are 20+ lbs overweight.

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Frank Pytel August 26, 2013 at 10:30 am

I don’t know about the writer, but I am :) Your point?

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shifty henry August 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

OK, guilty – and just for that::: “She came within two feet of being a beauty queen – one on each hip!”

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Norma Scok August 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

Irony: 50% of the people commenting on this article and 100% of the people writing it are 20+ lbs overweight.

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Lib Risher August 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

Went to a Starbucks yesterday and noticed that half of the customers are obese, another handful are fat, and the rest are trim & healthy, everyone ordering $5 drinks with 400+ calories each. One guy must have weighed over 500 pounds, and his wife was over 300 lbs.

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shifty henry August 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

For some folks, going to a Starbucks is considered either a “treat” or “comfort food.”

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John T. August 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

She looks a little bit pregnant in that pic.

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Scooter August 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Folka?

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lindsey g August 27, 2013 at 10:24 am

Timmy?

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9" August 27, 2013 at 6:38 am

There’s just way too much Haley going on here,now.I’ll blow you,if you’ll stop.I’m good.

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Merican August 27, 2013 at 7:37 am

Just WhoTH declares war on Fat? Of course what kind of idiot would declare War on Terror or War on Drugs or War on Woman or War on Guns. How about stuffing the weird fixation on Haley and get back to that racist black Mayor in Columbia as well as more on the rest of the Criminal Politico low lifers in Columbia?

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9" August 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm

It’s next to impossible to lengthen your penis(that involves an incision,and you won’t gain much)….Increasing girth is easier,by injecting fat,from some other part of your body, into your shaft….Women,and some men,LOVE girth,because of the increased stimulation to their,’trigger’.(See,Girth Brooks-he goes both ways).You’re Welcome.

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