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As a disgruntled resident of Jesusland who's rather sick of seeing that map, I prefer this one. Thanks to sockkpuppett for the link.
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poisoninjest

2004-11-04 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Awesome! Thanks for the link.

eac

2004-11-04 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you for this. I've been aware that the usual map is about the electoral college, really, not the people in each state.

mpoetess

2004-11-04 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, me too, and as long as people are talking about it those terms, I don't find the maps or the discussion annoying. But when the jokes start getting sweeping, people lose sight of the fact that there's lots of us in those nasty red states they want to secede from, who voted exactly the same way they did. And that their own home areas aren't necessarily a liberal paradise either.

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mpoetess

2004-11-04 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Why, just last year, our Mormon governer in our heavily Catholic state made it legal to buy alcohol on Sundays! As we all know, liquor is liberal.

Dude, you're better off than us, then! We still can't buy it on Sundays, or between 3 and 7 am.


lelaina_c

2004-11-04 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Sorry to jump in here, but: You can't buy alcohol on Sundays? Really? I mean, *why*? Whar does alcohol have to do with any day of the week?

*incredulous (European) stare*

mpoetess

2004-11-04 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)

It's essentially a Blue Law -- meaning it's outdated and probably unconstitutional, but no one has challenged it to get it repealed. Or no one has successfully challenged it. Here's a good site on "Sunday States" in the US.

dragovianknight

2004-11-04 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

It has to do with our Puritanical "alcohol is of the Devil!" history. It doesn't actually have to make sense.

trepkos

2004-11-04 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)

That's somewhat reassuring... Proportional representation has its advantages.

gchick

2004-11-04 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks.

giogio

2004-11-04 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)

But you's just have to move slightly up or sligtly to the left and you too could be a refugee from Jesusland ;-)

Although I like purple. You can never go wrong with purple.

mpoetess

2004-11-04 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)

*g* Don't get me wrong -- I'm appalled at my state's particular rosy hue. I just don't have any desire to move to Illinois, at the moment.

dragovianknight

2004-11-04 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

My state is more purple-y and less reddish than I had feared.

Actually, for a few, shining hours, I had hope we'd go blue for a change...