Nikki Haley’s “War On Fat” Failed

SOUTH CAROLINA STILL NEAR THE TOP OF NATIONAL OBESITY RANKINGS A few years ago S.C. governor Nikki Haley announced a “War on Fat” in South Carolina … only she forgot to fight it. The result?  Palmetto State residents are fatter than ever. Hold up … are we saying government should be…


A few years ago S.C. governor Nikki Haley announced a “War on Fat” in South Carolina … only she forgot to fight it.

The result?  Palmetto State residents are fatter than ever.

Hold up … are we saying government should be in the fat-fighting business?  No.  It shouldn’t.  Although government does have the right to more tightly restrict food stamp purchases (hey … beggars can’t be choosers).

Anyway …

According to WalletHub’s “2015 Fattest States” report, South Carolina ranks fifth nationally on America’s blubber list.  Worse still, the state’s ranking seems likely to worsen in future years – as the Palmetto State ranks No. 2 nationally when it comes to childhood obesity (compared to No. 8 nationally in adult obesity).

Not good …

More than three quarters of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, according to a new report from JAMA Internal Medicine (which used the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data).  Also for the first time ever, more U.S. adults are obese than overweight.

One reason?  Lethargy …

A whopping 83 million Americans were “completely inactive” last year, according to statistics published by the Physical Activity Council.  That’s the highest number on record since 2007.


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jimlewisowb November 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm

“……A whopping 83 million Americans were “completely inactive”….”

Does that number include the individuals who comment on this website ?

Federal Gov't November 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm

We need to take you fatties and wire your jaws shut.
Put the fried chicken down, you dumb sloppy pigs.

Rocky Verdad November 4, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Nooooo – don’t touch my Colonel.

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Apparently it’s been estimated that crows can live in excess of 100 years. They’re also so
intelligent that they’ll watch a squirrel bury his nuts and then go down and dig them up.

I can well believe it because the old crow took my nuts when she found them buried in the pub’s barmaid.

They definitely love cocks November 4, 2015 at 5:37 pm

At least the porkers from SC are easy as hell.
Those dumb chubby gamecocks were always a sure thing.
Some Rush’s and some hard lemonades is all it took.

Which one?? November 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm

wait…I thought it was Catherine Templeton’s “war on fat”???

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Now fat people are Haley’s fault???…

Are you THAT fucking stupid?…No need to answer…

PS: You do know that the more absurd and detached from reality you become…the more laughable you are…

We should have figured out where you were when you made those T-Rav proclamations and Ervin claims….LMAO…

flip November 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm

How did fits get a picture of Boz walking from Murrels Inlet to Street Reach Homeless Shelter in MB for dinner?

Big T November 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm

*loooking at the picture above*

Better catch her, flip.
She’s getting away!

flip November 4, 2015 at 5:10 pm

oops…my fault…Boz walking out on a bar tab? :)

Porkers November 4, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Too skinny for flip. GrandTango is at least twice that size.

CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

I thought I was the one who was supposed to have walked out on a bar tab. At least someone accused me of that on here, once.

flip November 4, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Not me.You walk out on the Waffle House and feel guilty? Just tell em you found a band aid in your Grits and walked out. :)

CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2015 at 8:41 pm

Yeah, but it’s hard to convince them that was my reason for walking out when I sit down at the counter and order a scab sandwich and a glass of pus.


flip November 4, 2015 at 8:48 pm


Rocky Verdad November 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Hey, you seem upset. Is that your sister?

grandtangosuglydog November 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Im thinking twin sister..and they share Spanxs.

Big T's children have flippers November 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

That’s really mean. If were desperate enough to fuck your sister you’d understand and have compassion for the man’s frustration over her weight issues.

Rocky Verdad November 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm

OK, I’m sorry.

flip November 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Not nice.-10.

GT can't read November 4, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Hey dumbass, who started the “war on fat”? (No need to answer) Don’t blame FITS for her idiocy or yours.

Jeff Lee November 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm

My wife Jen looks like that!

Fecal Matters November 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm

I’m sorry.

Stymie Yelodog November 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Did she look like that before or after you married her?

Jeff Lee November 4, 2015 at 7:31 pm

She always looked like that. She said black guys called her sexy.

Keeping it Real November 4, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Dey just beez mud sharking.

Stymie Yelodog November 5, 2015 at 8:20 am

Got it.

Squishy123 November 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm

So she’s one who can take a pair of sweat pants and turn them into yoga pants?

9" November 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Can we get a full-body shot of Fits?

erneba November 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm

No bad habits, eat the right things, exercise daily will keep you from extending your desired girth and weight.
I walk for two and one half miles every morning, run for one half mile, rain or shine. a little over forty minutes for the total workout.
It is not that hard to do if you are committed to staying healthy.
My resting blood pressure is averaging 112/63 with a heart rate of 52.
I wear the same size jeans that I wore when I was 25 years old, 30 for Lee and 32 or 30 for Levi.
It pays off, this is probably the best that I have felt in twenty to thirty years.

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Erneba, I’ve read you post eight times and I just know that your phone number is encoded in there somewhere…..

erneba November 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

It is, and so are the access code to my banking account.
No, seriously, I have to brag about staying in shape. I know it is as boring as hell to other people, but I am quite proud of staying healthy. To brag some more, I have been to the doctor twice in the last forty years. Once for athlete’s foot, once for a self inflicted scratch that became infected in my left year.

Secede Please November 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Good god, not only are you guys fat as hell…you’re boring drones too.

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 10:41 pm

‘scratch that became infected in my left year.’
Yeah, I keep an extra supply of years for future use. Any way, here’s one for ya’

A patient tells the doctor, “Doc, I can’t stop singing ‘The Green, Green Grass of Home.'”

“That sounds like the Tom Jones Syndrome.”

“Is it common?”

“It’s not unusual.”

erneba November 4, 2015 at 11:44 pm

My first ex-wife really loved Tom Jones. She always had a “hard on” during his TV show.

RogueElephant November 5, 2015 at 8:20 am

“The old out house is still standing , though the paint is cracked and dry.
And there’s that old oak seat that I used to sit on.
Down the lane I’d run, most times I’d make it,
Now and then I’d have to fake it.
That’s how we got the green green grass of home. ”
Anyone remember Homer and Jethroe ?

shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 8:39 am

another new one for me… (haw) (haw)
Cousin Judge and I have been sharing stories about our grandparent’s farm. His Dad and my Mom were brother and sister. Granddaddy built a new two-seater outhouse but he put the seats too high for us. So he took me down there and with his hatchet he just chopped a long slit in the new floor! When we were able to get up on the seats we thought we were grown-up, and he added comic books to the reading material.

shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 9:52 am

Two excerpts from (Uncle Handsome’s Redneck Poetry from“The Road Less Graveled”)



A woodpecker started peckin’ on the outhouse door
While Granny was settin’ out there.
She kept yelling, “Wait just a minute!
Wait just a minute and I’ll be out of h’yar!”

But that bird kept peckin’ and Granny kept yellin’.
The boys were just rolling on the ground.



Big’un likes playin’ the banjo in the outhouse
He thinks that he’s Elvis out there
Granny plays her flattop on the front porch
Where she can git lots of fresh air

Sometimes I fiddle in front of the fire
While Shooter plays a tune on the jug

Rakkasan November 5, 2015 at 7:49 am

When you (or your insurance company) start paying your medical bills fully, I mean without subsidy or tax break for your employer or you, when you pay for all catastrophic costs involved in your care, then we’ll have that conversation. That includes home health, long term care, prescriptions, and dental. Until then the American taxpayer has a say in your health. As long as people keep showing up in the ER or Dr’s office and can’t or won’t pay, the American taxpayer’s wallet is in the health game. With freedom comes reposnsibility

erneba November 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Yes, I agree somewhat, but why confine this to a person’s health. Let us extrapolate this out to cover every aspect of a person’s life that depends upon the government. If I pay taxes to support people unwilling to work , should I not have some say so in their life if I am paying for their existence. Be careful what you wish for as far as your pet peeves are concerned. Most Americans are paying much more than they should for people that are irresponsible when it comes to personal health and so many other aspects of their life.

Rakkasan November 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm

OK at the concept level. Then’s there’s the discussion about who is able to work (like how about those that are not trainable for a variety of reasons, or parents of young children, etc) and what are you defining is “some say” in their life? I know that depends on the program and the circumstances, but also, how about when the “some say” has unintended consequences which are bad policy, like drug testing welfare recipients (fails the cost/benefit test). “having some say” shouldn’t be “because I can and want to”. There is always a cost (loss) of social control when someone receives a welfare benefit. It’s whether it’s a reasonable exchange and good policy too.

On the other hand, we are not a heartless people. Sometimes you have to wonder, but overall no. There are some groups we are more willing to suffer consequences of their choices; it’s the old “worthy vs unworthy poor” discussion that carried over from Elizabethan-era welfare law. There are also groups and situations that make us more uncomfortable when they are poor, for example, the elderly. A fair bit of their poverty comes from poor choices, but we don’t like to see them eat cat food either.

Superfly November 4, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Trikki Nikki is definitely losing the war on fat, on her ass and thighs.

SuperWack November 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Compared to the average South Carolinian, Nikki looks like a super model.

Superfly November 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Not so much last few years, but if it helps you to wack, go for it. Only from a sycophantic loyalist, on the payroll turd would refer to Nikki as a super model, by comparison to *anyone*.

Take a look at Indian Summers Sunday night if you want to see some really fine looking Indian women. Trikki Nikki would break those rickshaws in half.

SuperWack November 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Compared to the fat cows that make up most of the women in SC, Nikki has a model physique. Now, return to those manatees you call your wives or girlfriends and get back to eating, you sweaty blobs.

Superfly November 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm

You’re delusional, or else you have a fat ass, hook-nose, acne face/pot-hole scarred, curry funk fetish. With a side dish of dumb as hell.

SuperWack November 4, 2015 at 5:33 pm

You elected her twice. Who’s dumb as hell again, fatty?

Rocky Verdad November 4, 2015 at 4:21 pm

She looks OK, super model – no.

flip November 4, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Good comment Rocky. +10.I think you are a closet Republican. :)

Rocky Verdad November 4, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Duane Allman once said he’d eat a peach for peace, a two-legged George peach. Today he’d probably barf and run away.

Nölff November 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Red headed girls are like eating a peach. I think the fat ones are like canned peaches.

9" November 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm Reply
Nölff November 4, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Drugs, Obesity, Poverty and Cancer can’t bomb our country. Let’s declare war on it. I would like to declare war on Halitosis and Acne.

While we’re at it, I think our national bird should be a shark.

Uncle Sam November 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In all fairness, starting wars that you can’t finish is a historical trait of SC.

Alex DeLarge November 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Ugh, fat people, what a scourge on society.

staffer November 4, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Obviously Michael and Nikki haven’t looked in the mirror lately.

Stymie Yelodog November 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Wtth all these overweight, at the least, and obese, at the worst, SC females, Rosie never looked better.

Soft Sigh from Hell November 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Have you ever wandered into a WalMart in a redneck area? Mein Gott!

(The only fit people are hard working Mexicans.)

hefferfromohio November 4, 2015 at 7:15 pm

we need more bob evans down here

rollerinflower November 4, 2015 at 7:20 pm

wow she’s got some “high pockets”

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 4, 2015 at 8:53 pm

T-t-t-hat…that’s the woman that assaulted TBG!!!

She was wearing a “GUESS?” t-shirt and TBG innocently asked, “Thyroid problem?”

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 10:19 pm


RogueElephant November 5, 2015 at 8:06 am

Over active fork. L(OL

snickering November 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Has anything Haley has done been successful?

CorruptionInColumbia November 5, 2015 at 12:28 am

Yeah, screwing over the citizens od SC!

snickering November 5, 2015 at 9:32 am

If it helps I filed a report to the FBI, USDOJ and Inspectors General. These groups are in South Carolina now. I used the ADA (American Disabilities Act) and their Civil Rights. I’m not the only one as other states are challenging this very thing. Screw Gerrymandering and unable to vote. Let’s hear it for the using the old and make a point and mess them up with Institutional memory. Look back for laws then implement. Stay strong and kick their asses.

CorruptionInColumbia November 5, 2015 at 9:59 am

Good for you! I hope something bears fruit.

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 8:22 am

Wow! The Queen has sure let herself go.

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 8:37 am

It’s an easy subject to demagog, of course. Also easy fodder for jokes. The truth is, though, that there are hormonal factors triggered by medical conditions that contribute as much to morbid obesity in women as overeating and lack of exercise. One of the main triggers is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It can result in extreme weight gain and great difficulty in taking off the pounds.

As for the line about how beggars can’t be choosers … well, some of them can be. Congressman Tom Rice, for example. As perpetual wards of the state, I hear he and his family of Democrats are extremely picky about what they get served on our dime.

Rocky Verdad November 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

Buzz, jokes aside, you’re telling me that 75% of the people who go to Disney World suffer PCOS? Even the guys? Or is it Turkey Leg Gallon of Coke.

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 11:34 am

Nah. It’s nothing like 75%, I’m sure. And guys can’t have PCOS.

You did turbul with the “jokes aside” thing.

James November 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Nikki is fat. That VP slot is gone….haha

WantToOptOut November 7, 2015 at 9:17 am

Nikki Haley fails at everythibg. That’s just a part of her “charm.” Or, “curse” as the case may be. But hey, that’s quite good enough for “Third World Girl.” And her indigenous voters.


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