Sunday, November 28, 2004

Leftist pansies

Man the left is being petty these last few weeks. Here's my favorite... The blue states pay for all the red states. Hmmmm. Well maybe but here's the thing... Who feeds who. I gotta tell ya if they want to split off into two different countries I say lets' go. Let's take all the states that produce agricultural and commodity products in gross and cut them off from the states that just buy and sell things. Red staters will dress badly and blue staters will starve. Fucking idiots.


Anonymous said...

I don't care if this post is two years old, you didn't *really* send me this link and think I'd just let it go, did you??

First I'd like to know if we're separating into two countries based on agriculture & commodity products or if we're separating based on blue vs. red. If we separate into agriculture & commodity (which I don't quite understand, and would argue that pretty much every state produces some kind of commodity that is exported, sold, and consumed), then yes, there are a handful of people in Rhode Island who will starve.

But if we separate into blue & red states, then the middle of the country has a lot of shit and *very* limited means for exportation, because their major ports are in...wait for it...California. Which, in and of itself, is kind of a half-red, half-blue state any way. It also has the fifth largest economy in the *world*. Our country depends on California, whether you like it or not.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, here's what wikipedia has to say about agriculture in New York State:

New York State is an agricultural leader, ranking within the top five states for agricultural products including dairy, apples, cherries, cabbages, potatoes, onions, maple syrup and many others. The state is the largest producer of cabbage in the U.S. The state has about a quarter of its land in farms and produced US$3.4 billion in agricultural products in 2001. The south shore of Lake Ontario provides the right mix of soils and microclimate for many apple, cherry, plum, pear and peach orchards. Apples are also grown in the Hudson Valley and near Lake Champlain. The south shore of Lake Erie and the southern Finger Lakes hillsides have many vineyards. New York is the nation's third-largest grape-producing state, behind California, and second largest wine producer by volume. In 2004, New York's wine and grape industry brought US$6 billion into the state economy. The state has 30,000 acres (120 km²) of vineyards, 212 wineries, and produced 200 million bottles of wine in 2004.

Oh! And I almost forgot the BEST part: OREGON. Aaah, Oregon, where you pay no sales tax, and state law mandates that you have someone pump your gas for you--oh yes, there are jobs created by the state. And a guy told me once that Oregon is, like, the biggest cherry producer in the world (I have to check my source on that one...), along with cattle/dairy, hops, a variety of fruits, & potatoes (again, check wikipedia for that one). I don't want to alarm you, but it sounds like we have a SOCIALIST state that also harbors a lot of agriculture.

Oh, wait! Look at me, patronizing you. You know this already. Oregon is your HOME STATE. Goodness, how my memory slips.

Ombibulous said...

Well then lets divide it by county, red vs blue. Yeah the red imports will plummet for a week or so but red states produce. Sure we need Detroit for automobiles, wait we'll keep toledo which makes the Jeep. So we will eat and the blues will hmmm not sure what they will do. Cave in and become our slaves maybe.