Fun stuff from The Magic Morning Show

by Mower on July 16, 2014

in Front Page News,Morning Show Fun

 

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Convicted Ex-Officeholder Running for Senate Also Returning to Bravo Reality Show

A former South Carolina state treasurer who was convicted on felony drug charges said Tuesday (July 15th) that he’s returning for a second second of the Bravo reality TV show Southern Charm, one day after he presented signatures to get on the ballot to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent. Thomas Ravenel said in a statement, “It doesn’t make sense to turn down a platform that enables you to spread your ideas to a bigger, more diverse audience.” The show isn’t really about politics, however, as the big story coming out of the first season was that the 51-year-old Ravenel and his 22-year-old co-star, Kathryn Dennis, had a baby together. Ravenel is a real estate developer and son of a former congressman who first ran for the Senate as a Republican in 2004 and finished third in the GOP primary. He was elected state treasurer in 2006, but resigned after less than a year when he was indicted on a charge of buying cocaine for him and his friends. He pled guilty and spent 10 months in prison. Ravenel has filed 16,500 signatures to the state Election Commission, and if 10,000 of them are confirmed, he’ll be on the November ballot. He’ll be up against incumbent GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, as well as the Democratic and Libertarian candidates.

 

25 Percent of Americans Say They Don’t Exercise at All

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report yesterday (July 15th) showing that 25 percent of Americans say they don’t do any voluntary exercise at all, while just over half said they meet the CDC’s guideline of 150 minutes of weekly aerobic activity. The research was meant to show how some states are more active than others, and the 10 states with the highest percentage of people who don’t exercise at all were:

  • Mississippi: 36%
  • Tennessee: 35.1%
  • West Virginia: 35.1%
  • Louisiana: 33.8%
  • Alabama: 32.6%
  • Oklahoma: 31.2%
  • Arkansas: 30.9%
  • Kentucky: 29.3%
  • Indiana: 29.2%
  • Missouri: 28.4%

The CDC’s report suggests things states can do to encourage physical activity, including: creating or enhancing access to safe places for physical activity; enhancing physical education and physical activity in schools and child care; and supporting street- and community-scale design policy.

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