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patriot45
03-23-2009, 02:58 PM
whoa, this is bad, but funny and sad too. They are not too fat to work!

fat family (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5004431/Family-who-are-too-fat-to-work-say-22000-worth-of-benefits-is-not-enough.html)


The Chawners, haven't worked in 11 years, claim their weight is a hereditary condition and the money they receive is insufficient to live on.

Mr Chawner said: "What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table. It's not our fault we can't work. We deserve more."

The family claim to spend 50 a week on food and consume 3,000 calories each a day. The recommended maximum intake is 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men.

"We have cereal for breakfast, bacon butties for lunch and microwave pies with mashed potato or chips for dinner," Mrs Chawner told Closer magazine.

"All that healthy food, like fruit and veg, is too expensive. We're fat because it's in our genes. Our whole family is overweight," she added.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/fatfamily_1367600c.jpg

Gingersnap
03-23-2009, 03:22 PM
If they aren't too fat to walk to the fridge, they aren't too fat to work. :rolleyes:

noonwitch
03-23-2009, 03:26 PM
They are correct about healthy food being expensive, but they could still get some exercise. Walking is free.

bijou
03-23-2009, 03:33 PM
They are correct about healthy food being expensive, but they could still get some exercise. Walking is free.

They could substitute the potatoes with other frozen vegetables which are cheap to buy. Ready made pies are not the cheapest food either. Even in an area poorly served with supermarkets it would be possible to eat better for less. Failing that they could just eat less of what they are currently eating.

Gingersnap
03-23-2009, 03:56 PM
They are correct about healthy food being expensive, but they could still get some exercise. Walking is free.

Arrrgh! I hear this all the time and it just isn't true. Fillet Mignon is expensive, chicken quarters are not. Pre-washed and cut-up salad is expensive but a head of lettuce and a tomato aren't. Soup is the healthiest and most economical food on the planet and you certainly can't get fat on veggie soup.

People who say this mean that replicating a fresh version of processed treats and convenience foods would be expensive and it would be but eating real food isn't a budget-buster. It take quites a lot of time and effort to make potato chips (or 'crisps') at home which why normal people only make them for special occasions (if ever).

People just don't like to spend any time cooking and their palates are so jaded that they can't eat good but plain cooking.

tacitus
03-23-2009, 04:14 PM
It's not our fault we can't work. We deserve more."

Spoken like true socialist pigs! They refuse to take responsibility for their actions and always come out with, "We deserve..." What they deserve is a swift kick in the ass and forced to work for their groceries, not given handouts.

PoliCon
03-23-2009, 05:00 PM
It's obviously not too little in that the still manage to take it 3000 calories a day . . . . Maybe the need to starve a little bit . . . HELL it looks like it would take those girls each a year or more to starve . . . .

JB
03-23-2009, 06:30 PM
Is having shame considered old-fashioned?
Arrrgh!OT: Is it "talk like a pirate day" because no one told me. :p

SarasotaRepub
03-23-2009, 06:52 PM
I thought this thread was going to be about Shannon...:confused::D

cat714
03-23-2009, 08:57 PM
They are a bunch of fat pigs, but they can work...they are just too lazy. I used to work for the government and there were people bigger than these folks who made it to work.

Eating healthy is not expensive. It gets expensive if you buy organic food, specialty food or food that is already made.

Constitutionally Speaking
03-23-2009, 09:01 PM
Arrrgh! I hear this all the time and it just isn't true. Fillet Mignon is expensive, chicken quarters are not. Pre-washed and cut-up salad is expensive but a head of lettuce and a tomato aren't. Soup is the healthiest and most economical food on the planet and you certainly can't get fat on veggie soup.

People who say this mean that replicating a fresh version of processed treats and convenience foods would be expensive and it would be but eating real food isn't a budget-buster. It take quites a lot of time and effort to make potato chips (or 'crisps') at home which why normal people only make them for special occasions (if ever).

People just don't like to spend any time cooking and their palates are so jaded that they can't eat good but plain cooking.

EXACTLY!!!!!

PoliCon
03-23-2009, 09:07 PM
EXACTLY!!!!!

But making such foods would be WORK - and they're too fat to work . . . .:rolleyes:

RobJohnson
03-24-2009, 08:29 AM
I thought this thread was going to be about Shannon...:confused::D

Now you did it. :D

Sonnabend
03-24-2009, 08:55 AM
I thought this thread was going to be about Shannon..

You are SO going to get it..................:eek:

PoliCon
03-24-2009, 08:56 AM
You are SO going to get it..................:eek:

promises promises . . . . :rolleyes: