Isn't there some way to force New York City out of the Union? This idea has been festering in what passes for my mind for a long time. New Yorkers (of the city) are so self absorbed and regiocentric that it makes one ill. The local culture there is so alien to the rest of the country as to be absurd. The Irene weather coverage exemplified this. The "weather guessers" covered the rest of the storms track but when it appeared that the storm would touch "the big apple" then all the "stops" were pulled out and the spectacle was presented Sunday morning of a Weather Channel reporter standing in Battery Park at the foot of Manhattan in six inches of water saying that she was at "ground zero" for Irene.
BTW, we have blue sky in patches in Alexandria now.
Seriously, the morning TV drivel is an example. All these show are so New York centric as to be somewhat irrelevant to the peasanty in other places. "Morning Joe" is probably the worst of the lot in this regard. "Donny Deutsch?" Who the hell is this man to have his egotistical opinions inflicted on the public so often? A nouveau riche millionaire who is a feature on the New York egotist scene? Why should we care what he thinks? Mika Brzzzznsccki? Who cares what this empty headed fille a papa thinks? She perfectly represents the nagging scold type of self-satisfied New York matron. Poor Joe Scarborough, he is evidently condemned by the lure of money to live in that awful place. Well, perhaps Irene will give THE CITY a good rinsing.