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RUSH: You know, folks, for the longest time I have avoided all of the conventional wisdom that the left puts out — and it is the left — on fat, obese health, exercise, all of that. All of it. I routinely dismiss it. I loved going to the doctor and seeing my cholesterol normal or just even a little bit below normal and the doctor getting mad.

“Well, your cholesterol and your triglycerides ought to be sky-high!”


“Well, because you’re overweight.

“But they’re not, are they?”


I said, “Well, what’s wrong with me?”

“Uh, you have a tendency to high cholesterol and we might want to put on you medication.”

“Why? It isn’t elevated.”

“Well, because look at you! It’s gonna be — and if it isn’t, your blood sugar is gonna be someday. You’re cruising for something wrong with you because you’re overweight. You need to start exercising and start losing weight,” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

It’s just more conventional wisdom. So apparently there is a health report out there which now says that obese people can be metabolically healthy, and the media doesn’t like it. They were talking about it this morning on CNN on their morning show with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Matt Lauer. And they were talking about a new report about the healthy obese. Here’s just a little montage for the flavor.

CUOMO: The words “healthy” and “obese” can’t go together, righted? Wrong.

BOLDUAN: A third of obese adults are actually considered healthy.

LAUER: Can someone be both significantly obese and metabolically healthy? Researchers say it’s possible.

RUSH: No! Really? It’s not possible. They don’t believe it. Then they went to who they think is their foremost authority on this, and that would be Al Roker. They asked Al Roker to weigh in on whether or not you can be healthy obese, and this what Al Roker said…

ROKER: When I was at my heaviest, my cholesterol level was low, my blood pressure was good. I mean, I still probably would have died. I was a ticking time bomb. Technically, I was okay.

RUSH: “Technically, I was okay.” No, not “technically.” If your cholesterol was below normal and your blood pressure was okay, and you happened to be fat, you were still metabolically healthy. But he loses all this weight with whatever the surgery, whatever, and he starts pooping his pants in the White House and starts bragging about it. That’s the thing I couldn’t get. Look, I can understand losing control of the bowels if you’re sick or you’ve eaten something, but to brag about it and laugh about it?

That’s where I lost it.

But that’s just me. It’s the new culture; that’s cool. It makes a good tweet, I guess. But Al says, ” I was a ticking time bomb.” Al, we’re all ticking time bombs. There isn’t anybody yet who has survived death. Do you know of anybody? We’re all ticking time bombs. Anyway, it’s just not a big deal, folks. I just love destroying conventional wisdom.

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