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The physics of physique




Sports Illustrated shows what 239 pounds look like. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t look like Donald Trump.


5 Responses to “The physics of physique”

  1. Dan Says:

    I’m still trying to reconcile “borderline obese” and “high cholesterol” with “excellent health.”

  2. Jim Markley Says:

    I remain amazed at the people who said of Clinton that his “personal life doesn’t matter as long as he can do his job” and then are critical of Trump because of of how close he is to arbitrary standards changed annually by insurance companies. In addition, at least Trump is exercising, unlike the majority of overweight people.

  3. Lee Wochner Says:

    For the record, I wasn’t one of those people. I’m not a fan of either Clinton. With that, though, I wonder whom you’re quoting. Who said “his personal life doesn’t matter as long as he can do his job”? His affair with Monica Lewinsky, however repellent, was between consenting adults (as is, it is rumored, Trump’s with Hope Hicks); I didn’t care about it. I did care about lying under oath. Then and now.

  4. Jim Markley Says:

    That would be MoveOn.org. Getting the bj was not strictly my concern either, although his appalling lack of respect for the office and a complete absence of integrity still astounds me. Just out of curiosity, who would be your ideal president (present company excepted)?

  5. Lee Wochner Says:

    Re ideal president, I can immediately think of two people — both of them Pennsylvanians, as it happens — who won’t be candidates but whom I’d be interested in. The one is Joe Biden, but earlier. When I was a state Democratic delegate, and he was running, I was interested in his campaign — but he was the ONLY candidate who didn’t come to California. (That would have been… 2008.) And if you’re interested in on-the-ground politicians actually working to solve problems, then I highly recommend you read “A Prayer for the City,” about then-Mayor Ed Rendell doing what he could to turn Philadelphia around, and being willing to take on the unions, and business, and whomever else, to do it. A real profile in courage — now sorely lacking.

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