Cause Texas doesn't have any pork bbq w/ vinegar sauce. Everything is beef brisket here......dammit.
Seriously though, moved to Houston from Charlotte in 2005.....Houston I think just won the fattest city in the US that year. A commuter city, too many restaurants, not just just fast food & taco trucks. There is a hugh variety here and the plates are full of food. Serving sizes definitely an issue. But poverty + cultural are the big hitters....AND combined with SUGAR & PROCESSED FOODS...tada.....fattys.
...and Mexico just took the top fatty spot from the US. Which is weird, didn't see many fat people in GDL when I practically lived there for a few months tranferring production lines from Charlotte to GDL.
Perhaps southerners don't follow the teachings of the church close enough.
IMO, the issues with health in the south are mostly due to diet and lack of exercise, religion has little or nothing to do with it.
Um, from the same article:
Other religious groups who follow these practices rank with Mormons as some of the healthiest Americans, Enstrom said. "But Mormons form a really good model because there's a large number who are really adhering to this [doctrine]," he said.
Reminds me of the joke:
How can you tell someone's not Southern Baptist?
They'll say hello to you in the liquor store.
And personally I don't think religion directly leads to health issues. It assists the feudalistic tendencies that ensure poverty and poor education for a large chunk of citizentry which do lead to health issues.
I also don't think using pictures of bloody victims is appropriate either, but I posted those to make a point. Those other magazines, that all of you are saying, "well they printed covers of Tsarnev too" at least presented both sides.
I think also for all of you saying this is false outrage, if you'll look back at comments I made after the Boston bombings and the Colorado theater shooting that I criticised both print and TV media for their coverage of the accused, but don't let that stop your mocking.
My point stands, your righteous indignation is fine, but no one else's is...
This isn't a discussion. People like delhommey and Cantrell don't want discussion, they want to see who can yell the loudest to shout down every dissenting opinion.
Have at it...
What about "You guys just don't get it and I can't explain it to you" encourages discussion?
But seriously the reason the Southeast is this way because we've nurtured a rural and feudalistic society which encourages religion over science and education and redistributes the wealth to the wealthy all under the name of low taxation.