Friend: Why is the South last in EVERYTHING!???!
Me: Honestly, it is partially because southern states think that funding any program that is progressive (i.e. education, health care, etc.) is not as important as funding projects that do absolutely nothing to help the state, including raises for politicians who don’t do anything. We have a population of people who refuse to admit that things like climate change, evolution, and various other scientific ideas could possibly be valid. We have politicians who justify ignorance, promote intolerance, and basically act like assholes. That’s why the South doesn’t perform well. That’s why we’re stagnating. That’s why we’re the butt of all the jokes.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.