Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

The problem with New Jersey

I just heard Rob Andrews describe New Jersey as (in my paraphrase) lots of little, divided fiefdoms. I think Jack Rice was asking about the corruption, but I missed that part, due to pulling a UPS package into the house. Anyway, this view of New Jersey confirmed my own observation as a New Jerseyite turned Minnesotan.

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro is made up of lots of municipalities, but they are regarded in the psychology of the people as members of a big family (even though Michele Bachmann currently represents a bunch of them in Congress). Your library card is good anywhere, and we have (at least the last time I checked) the largest local calling area in the country. It’s really huge.

OTOH the movie ‘Fargo’ also has its observations – if you want warmth and expression then New Jersey is a better choice – and, yes, the weather really is a constant preoccupation.

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