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Friday Ramblings with Robert

July 8, 2011

Still Fat

Mississippi is still the fattest state in the country.  It is not a badge of honor by any means, but it is a fact of life based on the nature of our state.  We are a poor, rural state and that is not going to change overnight and neither will these obesity numbers.  The good news this year is that the obesity rate in the state actually fell 1 percentage point, which is progress.  Perhaps we can improve more and possibly even pull ourselves out of last place, but the fact remains that we will always be near the bottom of these numbers and that is just the way it is.

Perry 1, Obama 0

Rick Perry, Republican Governor of Texas, has not even announced his intentions of running for President or not, but he has already squared off with Barack Obama.  Last night the State of Texas put Humberto Leal, a Mexican national who has been in this country since he was a toddler, to death for the brutal murder and rape of a 16 year old girl.  Barack Obama, worried about the U.N. backed Vienna Treaty, urged the Supreme Court and Rick Perry to stop the execution of Leal so that Congress could have time to consider legislation to enforce the treaty.  Congress has had years to pass legislation to enforce the treaty, but never has and likely would not do so in the next 6 months.  Rick Perry made the right decision here to allow for justice to be carried out last night.  He stood tall and did not give in to the pressure being applied by the President.  I personally do not care whether some foreign countries are going to be upset because this man was executed.  He broke the law, he was convicted and sentenced, and now his sentence has been carried out.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Grizz permalink
    July 8, 2011 10:21 am

    Tonites menu at my house;
    Fried Catfish
    French Fries
    Fried Hushpuppies
    Fried Okra
    Cole Slaw with lots of Mayo
    Desert; Fried Twinkies—————–Bon app’etit
    ________________________________________________
    Kudos to Perry,bye bye Humberto,ya got ur just reward,years too late,and I hope it embarresses zero as impotent internationaly at the same time–your death may have served an additional purpose.

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