BonnieBlueFlag gives Cindy Adams a history lesson
The New York Post
by Cindy Adams
November 19, 2004
FROM a blue-state New Yorker who still feels blue: "We should've let
the South go when they wanted to secede from the Union. Fighting for the
right to keep slaves? Those are the states we wanted to keep? Now we're
the arrogant Northeast liberal elite and they're the real America?
"We founded this country. Who do they think those wig-wearing,
lacy-shirt revolutionaries were who gave them the Second Amendment
allowing them the right to keep their assault weapons in the glove
compartment? Blue-staters from Boston, Philly, New York. That's why all
the monuments are up here! We won't let them visit the Liberty Bell and
Plymouth Rock anymore until they start respecting those other nine
amendments. Those stripes on the flag? Nine are for blue states. It'd
be 10 if those Vermonters had gotten their Subarus together and broken off from New York a little earlier.
"Northeasterners are arrogant? That's the cornerstone of what it means
to be American. And we wouldn't be so arrogant if it wasn't our money
paying for you! Those federal taxes you love to hate? Comes from us and
goes to you for your bridges, your hurricanes, your Tennessee Valley
stuff. Nine of the 10 states that get the most federal money and pay
the least? Red states. Eight of the 10 that receive the least and pay the
most? Blue. Which state has the lowest divorce rate? Massachusetts. Center of the gay marriage universe. And where's the highest? Ten of the top 10 are red states. But you-all go to church, right? At least that's what we hear about every election day. And who has the highest murder rates in the nation? You-all."
E-mail sent to the Attention of Cindy Adams this date.
Dear Mrs. Adams,
I have been a fan of yours for many years, even though I live in
fly-over country. I used to make a special point of watching
Geraldo when you were scheduled to appear, I check your column everyday and even share it with others. I was sad for you when your beloved Joey passed away, and was shocked and pained over your loss of Jazzy.
This morning, you slapped me in the face with your vicious article.
An article that was long on venom and short on historical facts. The
claim that you and yours "founded" this country was totally
ludicrous! If you will check an American history book, you will note
that most of the founding fathers were from Virginia, a former slave
state, and a current Red State. If you will further inform yourself
(and whoever you are supposedly quoting) of our American history, you
will note that the Civil War was "not" fought for the right to keep
slaves! It was fought for States Rights, something that you
"Northeast Liberals" are still trying to take away from us.
I listened to your tales of luncheons with Hillary Clinton without
making a judgment of you personally, even though I did not support
When 9/11 occurred, money and help poured into New York from the Red States. Now we watch while that money is divvied up between some of the most greedy people in the world. We watched while you and other
New Yorkers treated the Republicans from the middle of the country like
they were all hicks and/or poor white trash, totally ignoring the
origins of your Bill Clinton.
I don't know who your ancestors were, but they were obviously content
to get off the boat in New York and not move another inch. This country
was founded and settled by those that got off the boat and kept moving
to tame a wilderness. The latter where the people who fought the
Revolutionary War so that we could have a Constitution that included a
Second Amendment. You didn't give us anything! We spilled the
blood to earn the right to have it!
Get over it. John Kerry was not elected to be our next president, and
thus you all will have to go another 4 years without all those fabulous
gala parties and dinners paid for by us lowly voters in the Red States.
A Former Fan
Written and Submitted by BonnieBlueFlag