Apr 5, 2010
04:07 PMOut of the Orchard
Greetings from New York
Greetings from sunny (for a change) New York State, home for 19,456,586 over-taxed citizens. We have 29 US Representatives, wait, we have 28 now, after Rep. Massa got caught tickling his staffers. We have two Senators, I think, and our present Governor, who replaced our last Governor who got caught at the Mayflower in DC with a 23-year-old “friend,” is presently hanging on to his office by a thread, surrounded by scandal and abuse of power. We are also negotiating a 138-billion-dollar budget, which is close to 4 billion above last year…. Oh, and we are running a 9-billion-dollar shortfall…SO, Welcome to New York!
The good news is that we grow great apples, make sweet maple syrup, tasty wine, sharp cheese, and cheap milk. We have a few noted New Yorkers who we can brag about, besides Elliot Spitzer, Lucy Ball, James Cagney, Lou Gehrig, George Eastman, and Tom Cruise…. Well maybe you replace Tom Cruise with Humphrey Bogart…. Now that you have a foundational understanding of NYS, next time we can talk apples!