Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Miss. Ranked Fattest State in Nation

Experts say Mississippians need to skip the gravy, say no to the fried pickles and start taking brisk walks to fight an epidemic of obesity.

According to a new study, this Deep South state is the fattest in the nation. The Trust for America's Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention, says Mississippi is the first state where more than 30 percent of adults are considered obese.

Aside from making Mississippi the butt of late-night talk show jokes, the obesity epidemic has serious implications for public policy.

"We've got a long way to go. We love fried chicken and fried anything and all the grease and fatback we can get in Mississippi," said Democratic state Rep. Steve Holland, chairman of the Public Health Committee.

Poverty and obesity often go hand in hand, doctors say, because poor families stretch their budgets by buying cheaper, processed foods that have higher fat content and lower nutritional value..."

Absolute, abject, beyond a shadow of a doubt bullswaddle.

For those of you too young to remember when Mississippi or Arkansas or Sioux City Iowa for that matter was home to thin as rail, poor as dirt folks, then have a look at any picture or film taken before the 1960's. Fact of the matter is KFC and triple-pepperoni pizza and their like are relatively expensive foods and not what poor people could afford before the liberal food-for-free and you don't ever have to work for anything government programs began creating waddlers by the thousands, and sorry to be offensive to those who detest reality, but black and spanish women lead the way and not by a nose but a considerable butt cheek.

Beer bellied tailgater's? Wasn't any such a thing until the ESPN's of the world began featuring video of over-indulgers before, during, and after games...double-fisted beer swillers screaming obscenities at the field while splashing brewskie on someone else's kids, so sure, there certainly ARE fat ass white men typically referred to as white trash but way back when they'd hide all that lard at home and not advertise how special it was to be on the TV braying like a jackass.

Obesity is a modern, affluent affliction. Truly poor people are not fat. Check out the homeless and get back to me on how many lardasses are living under bridges in your town. Poor taste and free food is what makes people fat. Exercise? Count how many black or spanish you see jogging along the highways and byways, but thats another story that the liberals haven't quite yet figured out how to blame on all the poverty afflicting the nation.

One of the interesting quirks in moving to a state like Florida, is the relative absence of chubs, and thats simply because folks wear a lot less clothing in these parts and take a lot more pride in how they look. And by "folks" I do mean but of course white anglo-saxon'ish types because yep, the minorities are as obese here as everywhere else in the country, and could not care less about their appearance. Reality sucks but its all we've got, so spare us all the cries of racism and why not expend the energy trying to get the porkers interested in a self-esteem that goes beyond 6" brightly colored nails at $200 a pop and bi-weekly trips to the "beauty" parlors to keep that hair looking like a UFO landed above the ear-line for about the same bucks, that, by the way, we're paying for as well.

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