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Santa Claus waves at spectators during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

If I were a less sensitive man – and some would argue I am – this would be the part where I say, “I told you so.”

For years, as part of our increasingly softening society – we’ve been telling everyone that, yeah, you can be heavy and healthy, fat but still fit, obese but OK. It’s like the trophies we hand out to all the kids after the little league baseball season — no matter who actually won — so that no one feels left out. Or like losers. Or that anything is actually anyone’s fault. Or maybe just everyone else’s fault, based on a cursory look at any civil court docket in the nation. 

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