Quoting Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]>:

> Garrison Keilor on PHC occasionally gives some good Minnesota/Iowa
> jokes; growing up in South Dakota, it never occurred to us to joke about
> North Dakotans-- it was simply off the map.

That's why North Dakota is trying to change the name of the
state:  they're afraid "North" makes it sound too cold and
forbidden and uncapitalizable.

Thomas Wier <[log in to unmask]>

"If a man demands justice, not merely as an abstract concept,
but in setting up the life of a society, and if he holds, further,
that within that society (however defined) all men have equal rights,
then the odds are that his views, sooner rather than later, are going
to set something or someone on fire." Peter Green, in _From Alexander
to Actium_, on Spartan king Cleomenes III