Monday, March 06, 2006

Toby Katz slanders New York, Massachusetts, California, Vermont...

... and all of the other blue states, when she writes:

"Walk away from your marriage if someone sexier comes along” is a message that is really really popular especially in the Blue States

How twisted.

The state with the lowest divorce rate in the nation is Massachusetts. At latest count it had a divorce rate of 2.4 per 1,000 population, while the rate for Texas was 4.1. In fact, among the states with the highest divorce rates just one - Hawaii - is blue. Sounds to me like more people in red states are walking away from their marriages.

And if you want to talk about Family Values, how about this: Massachusetts also leads in per capita and family income (in part, because they invest so much more in education) while births by teenagers, as a percent of total births, was 7.4 for Massachusetts and 16.1 for Texas. In fact, 6 of the 10 states with the lowest rates of teen pregnancy are blue states; 7 of the 10 states with the highest rates were red states.

The top 5 highest murder rates per 100,000 in America? Red states all- Louisiana (17.5), Mississippi (11.1), Alabama (10.4), Tennessee (9.5) and South Carolina (9.0) - despite the fact the largest cities are in blue states.

Infant mortality rate? Again, the red states lead the way, with four of the top five.

So, for all the blather about the immoral blue states, we hear from morons and fools like Toby, it is the people in the Blue states, who actually are creating communties that care about Family Values.