==========<quoted text>I have never argued that Oklahoma wasn't an unhealth state. In fact I have made comments about the percent of over weight people I see when I am out and about. What is really amazing when I am at the gr-kids sports activities how many over weight parents and their friends are over weight. Not to be mean in this statement but it seems to be worse with those parents and friends that those kids are going to a lower income school district. It also amazes me when the news shows people needing food and who is standing in line for it. It seems to be a high percent of over weight people. If they donot have food then how does this happen? So ypu are picking an arguement with the wrong person on this subject!
Point is Tamara that it is not just that Oklahoma is an unhealthy state, it is uniquely so. You like to say other states are the same way. Well that is just not so. Oklahoma is a leader in underachievement and much of it has to do with who we vote for to send to or keep in OKC. Keep electiing the same people and we will keep getting the same results. Nothing much can be done until we recognize Oklahoma for the hell-hole it is, and only then can we take actions to improve it. We can't fix what we see as not broken. Oklahoma is BROKEN. We live in a badly broken state governed and perpetuated by the good-old-boys and girls we keep electing; Fallin, Bridenstine, Kern, Nollan, McCall, Bingman, and many others who don't have the publics and the states best interest in mind.
It is the same with our national elected representatives for House and Senate; Lucas, Mullin,Inhofe, who represent special interests which are not in best interest of the state or all of its inhabitants. Blinded by foolish beliefs the people of Oklahoma keep inflicting cuts on themselves and slowly dying. Not all, there are some 30% who try to make a difference but they are outnumbered by hicks who would rather perish with their silly beliefs than move forward with enlightenment and survive in a healthy and prosperous environment.