Gut Rumbles

November 12, 2004

red state/blue state again

We red-staters really are a foolish lot. We don't make as much money as the blue-staters do, but we give more of our money away. Bejus! What's the matter with us?

It's gotta be those fucked-up values we have.


But what are you folks in the Red states giving your money too? Are you giving it to people in need? Or are ya giving it to a church with massive operating costs.

You folks in the south build churches the size of shopping centers, and they are accessorized with lavish fountains and obnoxious Jumbotron screens that preach to passing motorists.

Do you think Jezuz appreciates all of that vanity?

Posted by: Mikelx on November 12, 2004 01:29 PM

so,..Mikelx,...anti god,...anti christian??/ which is it?? I'm ashamed to say I'm from the blue state of Michigan, know,..where assholes like you come from.

Something to ponder,...take away the south eastern most portion of Michigan (detroit) and the state magically turns RED!

Proud to be from a RED county in a Blue State!

Posted by: Mark on November 12, 2004 01:46 PM

Mike, that's pretty fucking feeble. Tithing is evil? "Jezuz" is pissed?

You're doing a great job in my comments of showing why your side lost the election.

Posted by: Acidman on November 12, 2004 02:03 PM

Hot Damn, Mike the self centered god of stupidity is back. Wonder if his boss knows he is cruising the blogs while he is suppose to be fxing all those blue screens of death and monitoring his kingdom of servers. I will admit he has a talent for hitting the nail on the pointed end every time.

Posted by: James Old Guy on November 12, 2004 02:11 PM

So instead of addressing substance of my comments, all I see is personal attacks. Surely you folks can do better than that.

Posted by: Mikelx on November 12, 2004 03:44 PM

Well Mikelx , I didn't say anything about your mama, daddy or other relatives. But I tend to call them as I see them. If your ever down here in South Carolina stop bye, I have a gator that would love to meet you. On secondt thought there are something even a gator won't eat. Now on to the substance part of your statement, substance , facts, and the truth doesn't seem to matter much to moonbats.

Posted by: James Old Guy on November 12, 2004 03:51 PM

But James, I was just talking about how people in the south donate their money. Since you have yet to state otherwise how I might be wrong, then I reckon that I have hit the nail right on the head.

Doncha think?

Posted by: Mikelx on November 12, 2004 03:57 PM

Actually, mikey, us red staters don't just give our $$ to churches that look like mini malls. The number one group that donates to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund? You guessed it, southerners. We take care of our own (even if I am a transplanted Yankee from CA). The people I have met in the 5 years I have lived here give to everyone and everything, from making a plate of food for a neighbor who had a bad day at work to a small donation for the local ambulance corps or VFD or organizing a food and water drive for hurricane victims, the people in red states give constantly to charities and needy folks and neighbors.

When we had an ice storm that knocked out power for a week or more (depending on wher you lived) I was astonished at the amount of love and sharing, neighbors checking on people who couldn't do for themselves, bringing food and hot coffee to the electrical crews who were trying to restore power, etc.

Maybe that's why red states give more, because we take care of each other first, and then we give to our communities.

Posted by: caltechgirl on November 12, 2004 03:57 PM

Thanks, Cal, for giving me an intelligent answer.

However, I disagree with your conclusion. Just because the red states give more doesn't mean that they care more about their community than blue states. It just means that they give more.

What the article fails to consider is that it costs more to live in a blue state.

Posted by: Mikelx on November 12, 2004 04:03 PM

You are right mikelx it does cost more to live in a blue state, but didn't the article also mention that those folks also made more money. Those blue states make more money, it costs more to live there, and they give less to charity. I don't know about you but I'm proud I live in a red state.

Posted by: michelle on November 12, 2004 05:27 PM

Michelle, the first 36 years of my life I lived in Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Georgia. I too was proud to live in those redstates.

I then moved to Oregon. I have been here for six years and I will never leave ... except to maybe one of my neighboring blue states. It's not because of the people, but because of the great weather and natural beauty.

Posted by: Mikelx on November 12, 2004 05:38 PM

---What the article fails to consider is that it costs more to live in a blue state.---

It's more expensive for the individual to live in a collectivist society, but is better for the common good - which is why the homeless flock to San Francisco, teetering on the brink of utopia the last time I checked.

Having been stripped of my wealth, I plan on retirement there, and I will appreciate your support.

Posted by: texdriver on November 12, 2004 10:16 PM
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