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Re the statement in the last paragraph of letter (“Liberal Whining”, Jan 10), “The blue states produce no food, no water, no oil, no electricity … ” consider the following statements I received in an e-mail recently. If true, some corrections are in order.

“With the Blue States in hand, the Democrats have firm control of 80 percent of the country’s fresh water; over 90 percent of our pineapple and lettuce; 92 percent of all fresh fruit production; 93 percent of the artichoke production; 95 percent of America’s export quality wines; 90 percent of all cheese production; 90 percent of the high tech industry; most U.S. low sulfur coal; most of the clean, hydro-generated electricity; all living redwoods, sequoias and condors; all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools, plus Harvard, Yale, Amherst, Stanford, Berkeley, CalTech and MIT.

“We can live simply but well.



“The Red States, on the other hand, now have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care cost spike); 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes; 99.9 percent of all tornadoes; 90 percent of all hurricanes; 99 percent of all Southern Baptists; 100 percent of all Televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

“A high price to pay for controlling the Presidency.”




Peter Arnold

Grass Valley


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