Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Iowa Nice, Caucus Time

Today is the Iowa Caucuses, the first in the nation on the way to picking the Presidential candidates.  A lot of people ask, Why Iowa?  What could a state in the middle of fly-over zone, full of hicks and farmers, where they are ultra conservative have to do with picking our President?

Well, sorry to disappoint, but Iowa isn't anything like you think.  Most of us live in cities, farming is a big business, and we legalized gay marriage.  The first computer was created here, the Manhattan was here for a while, we freed a slave 26 years before the end of the civil war, we integrated our schools 85 years before Brown v. Board of Education, and we were the first state to allow women to become lawyers. 

Our state motto is:  Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.

A state full of hicks?  Sorry.

The best summary of Iowa pride and our state comes from this video. 
Careful, though, it's NSFW.

Good luck to those going to the caucuses and the Occupy the Caucuses movement.

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