FAT in the U.S. or Why are the RED states typically the most obese?

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    Aug 04, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    Is it a coincidence that Republican leaning states have the most obese people, and how will Obama hating conservatives blame this all on liberals ?

    http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/AdultObesity/StateInfo.html
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    Aug 04, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    Outdoormutt saidIs it a coincidence that Republican leaning states have the most obese people, and how will Obama hating conservatives blame this all on liberals ?

    http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/AdultObesity/StateInfo.html


    I'm not sure how, but I am sure that they will do exactly that.
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    Aug 04, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    The liberals are eating up all the healthy food and not leaving any for the weirdos. Oops I meant conservatives.
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    Aug 04, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    Because liberals eat babies which are low in fat, whereas conservatives don´t because Jesus don´t like it. They eat twinkies and fries instead, like the bible says

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    Aug 04, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidBecause liberals eat babies which are low in fat, whereas conservatives don´t because Jesus don´t like it. They eat twinkies and fries instead, like the bible says

    it´s all here

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    Aug 04, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    Are you wanting a serious answer?
    Economics play a big part in nutrition obviously. The northern states and even the western ones, even when figuring in their higher cost of living, tend to make more than the Southern ones-the conservative states. Thus, they can afford to spend more on higher quality of food, rather than just worrying about quantity.

    There is a cultural factor. There are more minorities living in the South-Hispanics and Blacks. Traditionally, both of these cultures tend gravitate more towards food-they eat richer, higher calories more often than Caucasians or Asians. The Southern Hospitality is very concerned with the quantity of food-where we host true BBQs on the weekends. Really, nobody needs to eat that much meat. The

    The biggest factor is poverty. Blacks and Hispanics tend to be poorer than Caucasians. Poverty v. Obesity shows a positive correlation-higher stress, poor lifestyle choices, low motivation, lower education, lower income, more children, lower standards of living.
    Most people are genetically designed to become fat eventually. Some keep this in check with exercise. Poorer people are less likely to go exercise in gyms or public parks-due to lack of them in their areas.

    Also Northerners get snow-it takes substantial number of calories to keep you warm. In the South, while you would think the heat would melt away the calories-but no, we stay inside with our A/Cs.

    We see you walking everywhere. Nobody really walks down here in the South, as evidenced by our lack of pedestrian sidewalks. People in cars (rather their SUVs and Monster Trucks) throw cigarette butts at you while yelling obscenities.
    God forbid someone ride their bicycle. You are just asking to be run over.
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    Aug 04, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    the baby angle is more likely to be picked up by the conservative bloggers.
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    Aug 04, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    it's not a question of red and blue state, a false dichotomy to begin with.
    Over the past decade, Americans are eating even less vegetables and fruit and more processed carbs and junk food, despite the upper middle class's devotion to healthy lifestyle.
    check out the latest story from the NYT:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/health/nutrition/04fat.html
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    Aug 04, 2010 3:17 PM GMT
    Actually babies are rather high in fat, although of course that depends on the trimester in which we abort them.

    But it is a good fat.
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    Aug 04, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    It was a conspiracy by liberals to keep conservative fat. They want to keep the conservatives fat and alive so they'll have someone other than themselves to blame for profligate spending, and no real plan.
    See, conservative men are REAL men. They eat meat. They ain't afraid to dip their fingers in a little grease either.
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    Aug 04, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    carmineastoria said
    See, conservative men are REAL men. They eat meat. They ain't afraid to dip their fingers in a little grease either.

    Oh, please...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    carmineastoria said
    See, conservative men are REAL men. They eat meat. They ain't afraid to dip their fingers in a little grease either.

    Oh, please...icon_rolleyes.gif

    Come on now. We all know liberals are prissy men. It just ain't a meal when there are no fatty acids on your plate.
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    Aug 04, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    carmineastoria said
    Come on now. We all know liberals are prissy men. It just ain't a meal when there are no fatty acids on your plate.


    No, we don't know that, because it's not true. I'm as carnivorous as the next guy, and I'll bet I could take you down with one arm.
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    Aug 04, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    carmineastoria said
    Come on now. We all know liberals are prissy men. It just ain't a meal when there are no fatty acids on your plate.


    No, we don't know that, because it's not true. I'm as carnivorous as the next guy, and I'll bet I could take you down with one arm.

    Which is why I am hiding behind a computer screen. Also I said fatty acids not proteins.
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    Aug 04, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
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    OtterJoq said
    carmineastoria said
    Come on now. We all know liberals are prissy men. It just ain't a meal when there are no fatty acids on your plate.


    No, we don't know that, because it's not true. I'm as carnivorous as the next guy, and I'll bet I could take you down with one arm.

    Which is why I am hiding behind a computer screen.


    LOL! Thanks for the chuckle, buddy! Have a great day.

    Now...where's my KFC Double Down? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 4:11 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    carmineastoria said
    OtterJoq said
    carmineastoria said
    Come on now. We all know liberals are prissy men. It just ain't a meal when there are no fatty acids on your plate.


    No, we don't know that, because it's not true. I'm as carnivorous as the next guy, and I'll bet I could take you down with one arm.

    Which is why I am hiding behind a computer screen.


    LOL! Thanks for the chuckle, buddy! Have a great day.

    Now...where's my KFC Double Down? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    KFC Double Down? Are you a conservative living in a red state in disguise as a gay who threatens other gay men?
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    Aug 04, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    carmineastoria said
    OtterJoq said
    carmineastoria said
    OtterJoq said
    carmineastoria said
    Come on now. We all know liberals are prissy men. It just ain't a meal when there are no fatty acids on your plate.


    No, we don't know that, because it's not true. I'm as carnivorous as the next guy, and I'll bet I could take you down with one arm.

    Which is why I am hiding behind a computer screen.


    LOL! Thanks for the chuckle, buddy! Have a great day.

    Now...where's my KFC Double Down? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    KFC Double Down? Are you a conservative living in a red state in disguise as a gay who threatens other gay men?


    Hee hee....I actually had a Double Down last week. Not too bad, but a little slimy in the middle. And nutritionally, they're not nearly as awful as, say, a triple Whopper.
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    Aug 04, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    Hee hee....I actually had a Double Down last week. Not too bad, but a little slimy in the middle. And nutritionally, they're not nearly as awful as, say, a triple Whopper.

    Here's the thing. I love fast food. But I live in a red state. So I can just blame the liberals for being fat. I'm sorry to say this to you, because you seem to like fast food: I just can not stand the smell of it. It's reminds me of the smell of blood, and the warmth emanating from it is like a recently dead corpse. And all I can see is the poor chicken thinking am I next? Funny thing, it never happens at home and never with sea food.
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    Aug 04, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    Funny story...red states also take in more tax dollar wise than they pay out...


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    Aug 04, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidFunny story...red states also take in more tax dollar wise than they pay out...




    True.
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    Aug 04, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    Eating Habits. It's the shitty grocery store food and fast food that make it easy to become fat. Super easy.
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    Aug 05, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    Yeah, the red states are fatter - and they're the biggest cause for the jump in obesity rates.

    Just one of many ways the red states have hurt America.
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    Aug 05, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    while i am from a blue state, i grew up in a very, very red county... and i still marvel when i return home to see so many fat, ignorant people. AND THEY'RE ALL WHITE. so it's not exclusively a race issue. i think they eat so badly because they lack the teeth to eat real food. okay, that's only partly true, although the teeth in my home town -- scary! they distrust science and doctors, though, because science finds facts that contradict the myths in their good book.