Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Caution: Children



The map above basically shows the deadliest states for children. Neat! It's from this morning's Washington Post Health section. The darker the blue, the deadlier the state is for tots.

Looking at it, I couldn't help but think that, you know, swap New Mexico and Texas, and that map looks awfully familiar. Where else have I seen color-coded state maps that look almost exactly like that recently?

It escapes me.

16 comments:

troutblood said...

Except for Georgia. I think they eat their young in Georgia

Cynica said...

The darker they are, the more Family Friendly!
Srsly, I used to live in Oklahoma, and was appalled by all the obituaries for very young children. They had the infant mortality rate of a third world country.

Toriko said...

We all know that as a commie liburl hairdresser you have a vested interest in keeping the kiddies alive so that you can have your vile way with them.

Matty Boy said...

The male suicide rate map county by county has a familiar pattern as well. More kids dying corresponds to more guys killing themselves corresponds to more Wal-Marts and all that entails.

Except for Utah. For a backwards theocracy where I would never live, Utah does a pretty good job of keeping their babies alive and giving guys with guns reasons for not blowing their brains out.

Frank said...

That's cause in REAL America, they still raise children right! None of this namby-pamby "child safety" or "medical care" the East Coast Media Eleets are always on about, making their children pussies and fags! Real America knows that good parents let kids suffer the consequences of their own actions; if they suffocate themselves with a plastic bag or get whooping cough, well, they can just damn well die. That'll teach 'em!

Anonymous said...

"Real America knows that good parents let kids suffer the consequences of their own actions"

I know you're being sarcastic, but I actually agree. It doesn't take a village, it takes evolution.

The Cat's Meow said...

Look at Alaska! Quick, somebody grab Bristol Palin before it's too late!

Johannes der Taucher said...

It's them ol' "family values" voters. You know--the ones in the bible belt who sign chastity vows . . . and have the highest rates of STDs, unwanted pregnancies and dee-vorce. Quite consistent, really. And of course all thems chil'ens are vaccinated, literate, and svelte. And so the cycle repeats itself--they grow up to become angry voters. Talk about a Southern Strategy.

carmen sutra said...

As an Atlanta native, I can attest that the only reason that Georgia doesn't score lower on a lot of these measures is because of Atlanta pulling up the averages. Take the city out of the mix and Georgia is another Mississippi or Oklahoma.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Hey, leave Texas outta this!
:P

samael7 said...

This map actually made me unfunnily mad.

Madduane said...

And of course, Alaska is one of the 4 worst.

choff said...

"A man never stands so tall as when he stands on top of a child."

Lulu Maude said...

Vermont is the proper shade of pale. That's for the little kids who fall through the ice.

Otherwise, we have Dr. Dinosaur, who takes pretty good care of our children. Say what you will about Howard Dean, Dr. Dinosaur is his legacy. Before that, the school nurse mostly served as the primary health provider of lots of our kids.

Fran said...

Damn....

But really just stopped by to wish ya a happy day Dahlin'. Keep on Sparklin' Ms. Princess.

smapdi said...

OMG, Texas is SO undercounting their dead children.