Greetings from Misery: The Show-Me State

I was asked to contribute to this here blog and am very honored to do so. Since I am coming to you all from Misery (aka Missouri or Missouruh if you live south of I-70), I thought I’d share some fun facts about the state I’m in.

As many of you know, Misery is nicknamed the “Show-Me State” and for some very good reasons. Most Missourians prefer to remember that Congressman William Vandiver gave a speech in 1899 in which he proclaimed, “I come from a country that raises corn and cotton, cockle burs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I’m from Missouri, and you have got to show me.” That’s one story.

Of course, there is another story. The term “Show-Me” was originally used to describe Missouri laborers who were hired to counter a miners strike in Colorado. Apparently, the laborers were so dumb that they had to be shown how to do everything.

Apparently, Misery’s proud heritage as the Show-Me State is lost on our lame-duck governor, Matt Blunt. Blunt ordered staffers to delete important emails, defying the state’s public records laws. I’m sure there wasn’t anything important in those emails. I’m sure that it had nothing to do with Blunt’s odd decision not to run for reelection or anything.

Anyway, that’s where I live. Hopefully, I can show you all why I call this place Misery. Later.

1 comment so far ↓

#1 l3wis on 12.11.08 at 5:28 pm

Welcome aboard Como- I’ve been meaning to ask you aboard sooner, but I suck (ask my friends).

I think you will find that Miserah (as we call it here) is verrrrrrrrrrrry similiar to SD.

The Motherload’s father is from there, I like him, he makes me laff (wink, wink).

He is a Democrat.

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