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Mississippi: Still The Fattest State

By Wyatt Earp | July 2, 2009

Fat chickIf Mountain performed their hit song “” today, they would probably have to change the title to “Mississippi Queen-Sized,” or have a forklift ready to pluck up their queen and transport her to the castle. The one with the HUGE entrance.

A new study found the fattest states in America and released the overall rankings for every state in the union. Mississippi is queen of hearts (disease), and are again at the number one position. Ouch!

Well, if there is good news for Mississippi, it’s that its neighbor – Alabama – is catching them in the hot, buttery, delicious calorie game.

Doghouse, Deanna, come defend your state!

WASHINGTON – Mississippi’s still king of cellulite, but an ominous tide is rolling toward the Medicare doctors in neighboring Alabama: obese baby boomers.

It’s time for the nation’s annual obesity rankings and, outside of fairly lean Colorado, there’s little good news. Obesity rates among adults rose in 23 states over the past year and didn’t decline anywhere, says a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

And while the nation has long been bracing for a surge in Medicare as the boomers start turning 65, the new report makes clear that fat, not just age, will fuel much of those bills. In every state, the rate of obesity is higher among 55- to 64-year-olds — the oldest boomers — than among today’s 65-and-beyond.

That translates into a coming jump of obese Medicare patients that ranges from 5.2 percent in New York to a high of 16.3 percent in Alabama, the report concluded. In Alabama, nearly 39 percent of the oldest boomers are obese.

And the states at the bottom of the list?

Colorado had the lowest rate of obese adults, at 18.9 percent, followed by Massachusetts, 21.2 percent; and Connecticut, 21.3 percent. (H/T – )

For those of you interested, Pennsylvania is in the middle. We’re ranked 22nd on the list. Of course, that does not mean that our inner-city women should be allowed to wear an all-spandex ensemble in the middle of July, though.

I’m just sayin’.

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4 Responses to “Mississippi: Still The Fattest State”

  1. Glocksman Says:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 2:04 am

    I’m not surprised.

    Years ago, I was in Mississippi on business and my host asked if a fried chicken dinner was acceptable.

    I said ’sure’.
    About 20 minutes later, a dinner of 1/4 fried chicken along with mashed potatoes, gravy, and slaw appeared.

    The problem was the ‘gravy’, as it was made up of seasoned fat droppings from the chicken.

    IOW, my cholesterol level rose 20 points just from looking at it.

  2. RT Says:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 6:12 am

    So, I’d be skinny down there? I’m moving!

  3. metoo Says:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 11:23 am

    They have found something they’re good at and they’re sticking with it.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Glocksman – I’ll bet it was damned tasty, though. The bad stuff always is.

    RT – Load up the truck and move to Beverly!

    MeToo – Go with your strengths, I always say.