I don’t know where this has come from, but I got it in an email forward (from my mom of all people). I enjoyed it, I hope you do to!

(Ok, I know we’re all supposed to be for unity and harmony, and yes, in principle I am for this. However, sometimes I just don’t feel like some parts of my country – and no, I havent been there – are even part of the same country. I feel a disconnect. I see interviews with people from these faraway places, like Iowa, on TV and I wonder – can we really be from the same nation? Is it possible that the “same” culture that I come from also really spawned the folks calling Obama a Marxist terrorist? Really? Cuz I don’t get it. People here ask to me to explain and I can’t. So I choose to laugh at it instead of worrying too much.)

Dear Red States:

We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and
we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware,
that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast. It may even
include Florida and Ohio, they are seriously considering it. We’ve
given them until Nov. 4th to decide. We believe this split will be
beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new
country. Since we’re dropping the middle states we’re calling it
United America, or simply the U.A.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.
We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of
Liberty. You get Dollywood. You can take Ted Nugent. We’re keeping
Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. You get WorldCom. We get Intel and
Microsoft. You get Ole’ Miss. We get Harvard and 85 percent of
America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get
two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay
their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the
Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a
bunch of single moms, and the highest concentration of pregnant unwed
teenagers. Please be aware that the U.A. will be pro-choice and
anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at
once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have
kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no
purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their
children’s caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq, and
hope that the WMDs turn up, really we do, but we’re not willing to
spend our resources in Bush’s Quagmire. We’d rather spend it on taking
care of sick people, and educating our children.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent
of the country’s fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple
and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95 percent of
America’s quality wines, 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the
high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living
redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools
plus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT. With the Red States, on the other
hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans
(and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S.
mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the
hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent
of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson
and the University of Georgia. We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was
actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred
unless we’re discussing the war, the death penalty or gun laws, 44
percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam
was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy Redies believe you
are people with higher morals then we Bluies..

Finally, we’re taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed
they grow in Mexico.

Peace out,
Blue States