At least we're not _______

ny drivers licenseThe last few days have not been the proudest in the history of this state and its capitol. So when you say that New York is bringing you down, we hear you.

But it could be worse. Really.

At least we're not California.
Sure, the budget situation here in New York is tough, but California is facing a $24 billion budget gap. The Golden State could be out of money by July. That's prompted the Governator to threaten to shut down the state government.

At least we're not Arkansas, Indiana, Nevada and Virginia
Those states now have policies requiring "neutral facial expressions" on drivers' licenses. Yep, you're not allowed to smile in your ID photos in those states. (And with the hot people who apparently staff the DMV here, how could you not?)

At least we're not Long Island
Angelina Jolie did all sorts of stunts on our highways and interchanges and managed to not get hurt. Long Island can't say that. (Maybe it should be its own state.)

At least we're not Syracuse
Syracuse's bomb squad was called recently because someone left a Sex and the City trivia game in a downtown square. Yep, you read that correctly. (Q: How many times did Carrie and Big break up? A: Holy $%&#! WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!)

Here? We had a multi-day helicopter-buzzing dirty bomb drill and no one freaked. Hell, we had an actual cast member from Sex and the City at the Capitol and somehow we managed not to call Homeland Security.

photo: NYS DMV


Still, I feel bad for anyone who had Espada or Monserrate in their fantasy government league.

At least we're not in a red state.

Please please please make Long Island its own state. PLEASE!

(Can't we just cut it off and let it float out to sea?)

X2 on LI...just spent 3 days there. Never before have I been passed (twice no less!) on a double yellow line whilst doing 42 in a 30 mph zone until this latest LI trip...everyone's in a hurry to get to the next red light.

At least we're not Darfur either, but that doesn't make me any less ashamed, of the people that were offered to represent us.

I think the whole city of New York should secede to NJ....they could rename it exit 1!!!!

This made me laugh, almost as much as the circus going on at the capital. Thanks for putting it into perspective!

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