For decades we have heard the term “flyover states” to refer to the Midwest or to the middle of America or to “the Heartland” as it is known – from Ohio to Kansas, from North Dakota to Texas. These flat farm states are not considered worthy of the time of the elites from New York, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles who simply “fly over” them.
This term is a disparagement of a beautiful, productive and hard-working part of America and the world. Much of the American food exports that go to feed poor people all over the globe come from these “flyover states”.
Recently a media elitist named Bill Maher, who has a politically-themed TV show on HBO, maligned Middle America. Fox News reported:
In Maher’s closing monologue Friday night, he centered on Amazon’s decision not to build a new headquarters in New York City. He said the richest company in the world can “do good” by bringing the project to a so-called “fly-over state.”
“We have a problem in America called spatial geographic inequality which means the most affluent and educated people are clustered in just a few cities,” he said, going on to deride Middle America as less educated and less affluent.
“We (on the coasts) have orchestras and theaters districts and world-class shopping. We have Chef Wolfgang Puck, they (in the flyover states) have Chef Boyardee,” he joked.
While Americans living in “blue parts” of the country “are having a big prosperity party,” those living in red states feel like “their invitation got lost in the mail,” Maher said.
“The flyover states have become the passed-over states,” the TV host claimed. “That’s why red-state voters are so pissed off. They don’t hate us. They want to be us. They want to go to the party.”
Maher went on to compare the ostensible differences between living in blue and red states.
“There are two Americas,” the comedian claimed. “And it seems like one is where all the cool jobs are, where people drive Teslas and eat artisanal ice cream.”
He continued: “Our roofs have solar panels. Theirs have last year’s Christmas lights. We’ve got legal bud (marijuana). They’ve got Bud[weiser].”
Gee, so maybe decent people in small towns and on farms in the Midwest could make light of the feces-covered streets of San Francisco, with dangerous drug needles scattered everywhere; or the homeless masses living in tents in rat-infested Los Angeles; or the sky-high murder rate in impoverished black neighborhoods in New York. Or the alcoholism, crime, drug addiction, economic failure and illegitimacy in the dismal coastal cities like Newark, New Jersey, Oakland, California and Baltimore, Maryland.
Perhaps we conservatives could talk about the high rates of celebrity suicide (Kate Spade, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, novelist David Foster Wallace, etc.) depression, drug abuse, alcoholism and mental illness in our elite cities like New York where the ‘privileged’ people seem to have everything but often have nothing but their own misery.
How about the abhorrent treatment that these city dwellers often dole out to each other like the sky-high sexual abuse rate of women and young people in Hollywood, where Maher lives.
Or what about Maher himself, who has never married and who has no children? Why has he not enjoyed this fundamental source of human happiness like tens of millions in “flyover country” have? Wikipedia reports:
Maher has never married. Regarding marriage, Maher is quoted on his website as saying, “I’m the last of my guy friends to have never gotten married…” In 2003, he began dating former Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen. In November 2004, at the end of their 17-month relationship, Johnsen sued Maher for US$9 million for “pain and suffering” for alleged “insulting, humiliating and degrading racial comments”.
Obviously Maher is a left-wing racist and abuser who is hiding who he really is. Maher even boasts that he was a drug dealer in college. What a creep.
This whole debate really goes to the heart of who’s who in America. Perhaps the “flyover states” with their hard-working people on their massive farms can withhold food from the elite cities on the wealthy coasts. Then we will see who gets the last laugh.
In reaction to Maher, Kristi Noem, the newly-elected Republican governor of South Dakota responded that “I wholeheartedly disagree with what (Maher) is saying … I’m blessed to be from the Heartland.”
Good for her… Noem comes from a South Dakota farm family. Her story is one of persistence in facing adversity. Wikipedia reports:
At 22, Noem left college to help run her family’s ranch after her father was killed in a farm machinery accident. She has said that upon her father’s death, she and her family members decided to take out a loan to pay taxes owed on the estate and that “for 10 years that loan really impacted our ability to make a profit”. Over the years, Noem added a hunting lodge and restaurant to the property, and all her siblings have moved back to help expand the businesses.
This is what you call real “heart” and hard work. You won’t find this type of sacrifice in New York City or Hollywood, or from an acid-tongued half-Jewish elite media skunk like Maher, who is just 5 feet 8 inches tall. Perhaps he is secretly jealous of those tall, rugged farmers who can work 12 hours a day without breaking a sweat. Those are real “men”, unlike Maher who is a girly-man and a soy boy.
Noem challenged Maher to “spend some time in South Dakota” and meet the “phenomenal people” who live there.
Noem said, “(Those people in Middle America) love our country. They’re raising their families in communities that take care of each other, that serve each other and have a work ethic that cannot be compared to anyone else. Our people in the Heartland do the hard work that makes this country strong. We’re just so proud of where we are and where we come from.”
Amen. Meanwhile here is a Nikitas3.com commentary about the way that liberals treat each other. Maher might find this interesting, although he surely knows it already.
Liberals Hate Trump but Treat Each Other Horribly Too
The rage that liberals and Democrats are showing for president Trump and his voters, including those in Middle America, is 1,000 times worse than the anger that conservatives expressed toward Obama.
There is a reason for this: Conservatives are by nature more tolerant and accepting of alternative points of view while liberals are by nature angry, closed-minded and intolerant.
This is what makes them liberals in the first place. Angry, intolerant people are attracted to each other. They form clubs… like the Democrat party.
We all certainly have seen this in the real world. While calling for “tolerance” and “compassion” liberals are often the most insulting, dishonest, angry, rude, mean, exploitative and cruel people ever.
Nikitas3.com has had many run-ins with these leftists throughout my life, and they all have similar patterns. For instance a liberal family member has treated me with pure malice for many years. He is abusive, profane, dirty and a thief. Yet he acts like absolutely nothing is wrong. It is really a sick personality but he thinks he is superior because he listens to National Public Radio.
Just look at the hatred that these Democrats are showing for a duly elected president like Donald Trump. Yet when Obama was elected Nikitas3.com wrote very calmly that we would survive Obama. And I do not recall a single one of my conservative friends going nuts over Obama.
Look at the MeToo movement that has exposed sexual abuse of and violence against “women”. While Democrats have claimed for decades that conservatives “hate women” virtually all of the people caught up in the MeToo movement are left-wing Democrat predators like Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Jeffrey Epstein, Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, Les Moonves and many other media, entertainment and political figures on the left.
And we can assume that the MeToo perpetrators who have been named are just the tip of the iceberg and that this bad behavior permeates the Democrat party nationwide on every level, like with the lieutenant governor of Virginia. Nikitas3.com has even heard about a local Democrat politician in my town in Massachusetts who allegedly committed a rape but has never been called out for it.
Another prominent local Democrat family has been part of the mafia for decades. Everyone knows it but nobody at the local liberal newspaper dares utter a word about it. They are too afraid.
We know, for instance, that the Kennedy family puts on a big show of love and compassion in public but that they are ruthless and manipulative people behind the scenes.
We know that the Kennedy men have always cheated on and abused their wives. The latest casualty was the 2012 suicide of the wife of ‘greenie’ activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., leaving behind four children.
We know that the family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy serially cheated on his wife, was a major stock-market swindler in the 1920s and a bootlegger too who was closely linked to organized crime.
In Hollywood we know that the left-wingers there threaten, undermine, deceive, steal from, double-cross and back-stab each other every single day. This is why there is so much alcoholism, drug abuse, depression and suicide in the “entertainment industry”. It is not “entertaining” at all.
We know that the black Democrat congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee from Houston, Texas is one of the most abusive people in Washington toward her staff. Meanwhile stories abound about the horrible behavior of socialist US senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont toward his staff during the 2016 presidential campaign.
This is interesting behavior for such “compassionate” people.
Ultra-liberal mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, owns Amazon, a company that is notorious as a bad place to work. Employees have complained for years about terrible conditions.
Meanwhile the three top elected Democrats in the state of Virginia all have done and said things that hurt women, blacks and (unborn) children…. three groups whom they claim to represent.
The black homicide rate against whites is sky-high but then look at the astronomical rates at which blacks kill each other. It is unbelievable.
For 40 years now hundreds of thousands of homosexuals have been dying of AIDS, a disease that the gays have given to each other, all the while contending that we conservatives somehow are harming homosexuals.
Feminists, who somehow claim to represent “women”, have done incalculable physical and psychological damage to millions of “women” by convincing them to have abortions that they later regret.
In short, let us look not just at what liberals are saying and doing about president Trump and about conservatives; let us look at what they do to each other. It is brutal. Australia.timesofnews.com reported about lefty filmmaker Michael Moore:
“I’ve seen him yell at people in person. I’ve seen the way he treats people with my own eyes. It’s upsetting,” Jessie Maltin, daughter of film critic Leonard Maltin wrote in one thread. “People who work with Moore have shared their grievances with us many times over. He does not have a stellar reputation.”
Chapin Cutler, the company’s co-founder, weighed in on the matter to The Daily Beast. “… I’ve heard many of the same stories that Jessie has referred to, and that other people have referred to.”
Here is a story about yet another Democrat who is going to run for president in 2020. This is from Fox News:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is expected to launch her 2020 presidential campaign on Sunday, but is facing an early crisis over a wave of accusations that she has mistreated staff — with her conduct reportedly getting so bad that then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told her to change her behavior.
Klobuchar is expected to announce her 2020 run in Minneapolis on Sunday. But that announcement was overshadowed this week when (the Huffington Post) reported this week that Klobuchar has such a bad reputation over her treatment of staff that a number of potential staffers have withdrawn from consideration to manage her campaign because of it.
The left-wing outlet reported that staffers described Klobuchar as “habitually demeaning and prone to bursts of cruelty,” although others said that while working for Klobuchar was challenging, it was also rewarding. Some pushed back and questioned whether those making the accusations “were falling for sexist stereotypes about female leaders with high standards.”
Fox News continued:
Former staffers said that Klobuchar’s wrath left employees in tears, and that one was accidentally hit with a flying binder, according to BuzzFeed News.
“I cried. I cried, like, all the time,” said one former staffer.
While BuzzFeed also received some positive stories from former staffers (one said Klobuchar threw her a baby shower and cooked a meal for her friends and family), it noted she has one of the highest turnover rates of staff in the Senate.
Klobuchar would reportedly blow up about anything from minor grammar mistakes, the use of the word “community” in press releases, or failing to charge her iPad.
So as we think about the horrible anger that liberals have directed at president Trump and at those of us who support him, just imagine what it is like to be a liberal, for instance to work in a liberal company or for a liberal boss like Amy Klobuchar… or Bill Maher.