Monday, December 04, 2006

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise (guy)

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none."
--Thomas Carlyle
Texas is the 37th-healthiest state in the country in which to live. I’m sure you’ll see that little factoid in the next edition of Texas’ Chamber of Commerce merchandise.
"One in thirty-six American's choose Texas..."

The United Health Federation survey says one in four Texans do not have health insurance—that’s the highest rate in the country—and more than one in four Texans are obese, doubly fattening the rate we had in 1990. Texas has about 26 cases of infectious disease for every 100,000 people…and we face unique challenges because of the high numbers of illegal immigrant workers, and poor and unhealthy communities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Most-healthy state in which to live? Minnesota.
If you're a penguin.

LULAC is suing Friendswood over its plans to impose English-only ordinances in that municipality.
Wonder in which language the lawsuit was filed?

UN Ambassador John Bolton’s resignation has been reluctantly accepted by President Bush, both men realizing Bolton’s chances for confirmation were slim following November’s congressional elections…
I was reading the complaints against Bolton--a reputation of bullying his colleagues, taking facts out of context and exaggerating intelligence—sounds like a description of many members of congress, so what’s the problem?

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