More on the Red/Blue State Difference
I just coincidentally received this e-mail from my brother.
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him resting on the seventh day. He inquires of God, “Where have you been?”
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downward through the clouds. “Look, Michael, look what I’ve made.”
Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, “What is it?”
“It’s a planet,” replied God, “and I’ve put life on it. I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a great place of balance.
“Balance?” inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of the earth, “For example, Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while Africa is going to be poor. The Middle East over there will be a hot spot,” God continued, pointing to different countries. “This one will be extremely hot and while this one will be very cold and covered with ice.”
The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a large land mass with great lakes, plains, and mountains, situated between two huge oceans. “What’s that one?”
”Ah,” said God, “that’s that’s going to be called the United States, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, beaches, rivers, lakes, and climate. And that really beautiful one down in the lower left with the big canyon running through it will be called Arizona, and the people from there are going to be modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, and high achieving people, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace.”
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then exclaimed, “What about balance, God? You said there would be balance! Everyone and everything seems so totally perfect in this place you call Arizona.
God replied wisely,………………………………………………….
”Ahh, just wait until you see the assholes I’m putting in the state just to the left of it.”
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