is michael karolchyk constantly shouting “no chubbies!” because the steroids have made him impotent?

Take me to MeMe Roth, we will have angry, malnourished sex and breed an army of fat haters!

Take me to MeMe Roth, we will have angry, malnourished sex and breed an army of fat haters!

Oh. my. god. Remember Michael Karolchyk, the violent, hateful douchebag who ran a gym featuring cage dancers, being pelted with cupcakes as a motivational technique, and commercials in which Karolchyk assaults fat women?

The good news is that his gym was raided by the IRS and shut down for non-payment of nearly $200,000 in taxes. And he could be in for some more legal trouble: after the shutdown, client files containing personal and private financial information were found in the dumpster behind the gym. He also apparently made such helpful notations on them as “lazy piece of shit”. You stay classy, Michael.

The bad news is that he’s found a second career of going on Faux News and proclaiming Regina Benjamin too fat to be Surgeon General. Apparently intelligence, experience, and obvious qualifications are not enough to be Surgeon General. You must also be svelte! Or at least if you’re black and/or female. He can tell not only exactly how much she weighs just by viewing video of her, but that she’s lazy (in spite of the fact that she rebuilt her clinic twice after it was destroyed by hurricanes) and makes “poor food choices”. He’s like a weight guesser at the County Fair! Only even less charming or reliable.

Part of me wants to rail against network news for putting on these so-called “experts” that have about as much credibility as Dr. Nick Riviera; but most of me just throws up my hands and says “Faux News. Whaddya gonna do?” (Answer: Write sarcastic blog postings about it.) Karolchyk is indulging in some staggeringly hypocritical stupidity when he says a fat woman can’t possibly be an effective Surgeon General, when his only claim to being some kind of health expert is that he hates fat people based on his own weird, deeply personal feelings.

Hat tip to Jezebel.

shorter assholes everywhere re: regina benjamin as surgeon general

Regina Benjamin

Will place Twinkies at the base of the food pyramid, obviously.

No fat chicks.

I don’t know if the fact that I’ve been expecting this ever since I saw a photo of Dr. Benjamin makes me more or less agry. Frances Kissling writes with reason and dignity in Salon; yet all you have to do to see ugly, ignorant fat-hating rear its head is read the damn comments.

p.s. Read the Jezebel article on the subject for links as to why BMI is useless as any kind of measurement of health, most especially when it comes to black women. Megan rightly points out how weight is absolutely never a factor in the appointment of men to cabinet positions. People would laugh in your face if you even brought it up. Yet it’s perfectly acceptable to use it as some kind of dealbreaker for women, even when they’re being considered for positions that have nothing at all to do with health.