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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:51 AM
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PETA's new target: Michael Moore
PETA says Moores size a weighty issue

By Jeannette Walls
MSNBC
Updated: 9:30 a.m. ET May 06, 2004

Michael Moore is making headlines with his controversial documentary, but one group is targeting the filmmaker for his waistline.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has selected the gadfly filmmaker as one of its Flab Five and is treating him to a Veg Eye for the Fat Guy makeover. Looks like the Downsize This author has been doing too much supersizing, notes PETA.

Well be sending him a nice little care package, a makeover kit filled with health and diet tips, PETAs vegetarian starter kit, and suggestions on how he might change his lifestyle, PETAs Michael McGraw tells The Scoop.

American Idol winner Ruben Studdard is also getting targeted by PETA. If The Velvet Teddy Bear doesnt want to become known as The Velveeta Teddy Bear, he might want to idle his meat and dairy intake, notes the group.

more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4908305

I wonder if anyone ever told these guys that they would attract more flies with honey instead of vinegar. Pissing off overwieght people may not be the best strategy.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:52 AM
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1. Are they still crying
over that rabbit in Roger and Me?
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:54 AM
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2. Always nice to hear from the food nazis
adds a humorous aside.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:01 PM
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29. I think he ought to lose more weight, too.
I want him around for a long, long time!
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:56 AM
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3. I think they'd do more good for abused animals if they didn't look so
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:56 AM by ftbc
ridiculous.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:14 PM
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31. I agree.
I would almost swear PETA was really a group set up by the beef industry to make animal rights advocates and vegetarians look bad, if it weren't for the fact that they have actually done some good regarding how animals are treated.
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:56 AM
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4. That's totally disgusting. WTF is wrong with PETA?
Who the hell do they think they are?
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:57 AM
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5. Actually, there IS good reason to worry about Mike's weight
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:59 AM by rocknation
If he were to die "suddenly" of a "heart attack," it wouldn't look suspicious.

:headbang:
rocknation
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:03 AM
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13. LOL Well done! Two serious points in one humorous phrase!
Nice work! :yourock:
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:40 PM
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26. He's actually lost lots of weight...
I saw him on his book tour in Santa Barbara. He's lost like 50 pounds since Bowling for Columbine.

david
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:48 PM
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36. I just saw him two weeks ago in NYC
and he did look like he lost some weight, but he also didn't look very healthy either.

I don't know if that's how he always looks or if it's something recent, but the point is that Michael Moore's weight is his own business and not PETA's.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:57 AM
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6. So, does this hurt or help Moore?
But why pick on ANYONE because of their weight. If they want to help animals, they should target all their animosity at beef industry boot-lick George Bush rather tahn fat guys who are trying their hardest to get him out of office.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:59 AM
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10. Exactly
It's a nasty personal attack on Moore.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:03 AM
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14. There ain't nothing quite like single interest groups who can't see the...
...big picture.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:58 AM
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7. Fuck the PETA freaks.
They haven't done one worthwhile thing in their existence. They are an extremist group that deserves no attention or respect.
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:14 PM
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32. I agree 100%
Always afraid to say it, becaause I too love animals. But they offend me with everything they do.

Hey chickens are not equal to human beings in concentration camps.

Indefensible extremism in my opinion.
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x-g.o.p.er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:59 AM
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8. I see a "Bowling for PETA"
documentary in the near future....
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:00 PM
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20. Hahahahahahaha!
Yup, if you want ol' Mike to take a look at you, pull a stunt like this!
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:59 AM
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9. Honestly, has PETA done anything that makes sense....
...at least in the past couple of years? I even know strict Vegans who think their tactics are some of the most idiotic wastes of time and money imaginable.

Don't they realize that they don't covert anyone to their cause with these ridiculous publicity stunts?
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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:23 PM
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35. They had Charlotte Ross pose nude for anti-fur ads
Other than that, no.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:59 AM
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11. Sigh.
I hate PETA, and I'm a vegetarian, so I should be their natural constituency.

Yes, people tell them they would catch more flies with honey, but they don't want to catch flies, they just want to make watch them as they pretend to collect flies so people will give them lots of money and power to catch flies and they can use that money to pretend to try to catch more flies so they can get even more money and power. It's all feel-good ego shots for them.

Someone will defend them, though, and claim that we just don't understand, and they are winning the hearts of Americans even though they are repulsing the majority.

Sigh. So much intolerance of differences, from people who generally call themselves liberals.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:00 AM
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12. What the fuck does PETA know about obesity?
They should just go away.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:06 AM
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15. What the fcuk does MMs weight have to do with aminal rights?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:06 AM by supernova
:crazy:

And PETA wonder why no one takes them seriously.

edit: Don't they have a science lab to knock over?
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:10 AM
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16. PETA idiots. I've known several OBESE vegetarians.
I don't know if they were lacto-ovo or vegans, but many of the vegetarians I've known have carried some extra pounds, and 3 in particular were enormous.

A sensible diet, with or without meat, is the key to health.

Maybe one day PETA will realize they are harming the cause of animal rights far more than they are helping.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:37 PM
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17. One of my friends is a vegan
I knew her before she stopped eating meat, and she is just as heavy as she used to be. She just eats more now, and still doesn't get enough exercise.
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arcos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:05 PM
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38. I know several vegans who are very, very fat too...
I think this is just nonsense from PETA
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bhunt70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:39 PM
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18. wow, real nice...demean a fellow human being just because you can.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:43 PM
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19. Weren't they mad at him over the rabbit lady in "Roger & Me"?
Rabbits: Pets or Meat
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:39 PM
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25. still makes me cringe
I can still recall the sound of the bat hitting the rabbit's
skull.
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:16 PM
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21. Very extreme in their hiring practices as well
They use these famous faces to push particular issues but don't care if the spokesperson doesn't go along with the rest of their agenda as long as they don't sabatoge the particular issue they represent.

However, having interviewed with them a number of years ago when they moved their offices to Norfolk, VA I know that in order to be hired by them you have to subscribe to "every single" one of their beliefs. Don't agree with even one position and you can forget about being considered even further.

I understand that to a certain extent but it seems false to demand 100% purity to your cause from your office drones but not from the people that you use to promote your campaigns and become the real symbols of your organization.

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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:31 PM
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23. Good post
You are the only person I recall at DU who has had real contact with PETA.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:47 PM
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27. I've heard this...
but I guess they're willing to make some exceptions (off the record). PETA is not in favor of animal testing, and (as I understand it) strongly discourages the use of any medication that was derived from it. But one of their executives had diabetes, and is taking medication derived from animal testing. Has anyone else heard about this?
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:24 PM
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22. PETA, PETA, PETA...
Why must you contiue to be so obnoxious?

When even the far left think you are a joke, then perhaps it is time to re-examine your actions.

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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:37 PM
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24. Oh gimme a break
so this guy has never seen a fat vegetarian? If there is one so-called 'far-left' group that gets on my nerves, its the animal-rights muppets. There is a bunch of these wankers trying to close down a new animal holding facility being built here in Oxford, and I can tell you they are making life hell for most science students with their antics. Thing is, no-one I know actually opposes ethical treatment of animals. Its just that 'ethical' tends to include 'saving human lives' and 'feeding people' in my book...
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:50 PM
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28. PETA ain't nuthin' but shit.
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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:09 PM
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30. My two vegetarian friends are fatter than me.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 03:54 PM by Classical_Liberal
. Way fatter. Only low protien vegetarians that won't eat legumes for fear of flatulance are thin and they tend to be anorexic. Peta really is ridiculous sometimes.
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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:15 PM
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33. FCUK PETA
Edited on Thu May-06-04 03:15 PM by DaveSZ
Seriously that's the dumbest thing I've read today short of the Fundies trying to ban t shirts that say, "FCUK."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:P
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:17 PM
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34. Lighten up people-
Edited on Thu May-06-04 03:18 PM by depakote_kid
Moore jokes about this himself all of the time- I'm sure that if he wants, he'll have a lot of fun with it. Good fodder- IMHO.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:02 PM
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37. I wonder about them and ASPCA.
Like is there a rift between the two groups such that PETA thinks that the ASPCA is too soft or something?
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