A friend who is rarely as cynical as I am was musing the other day about things that tend to ID Minnesotans. For example:
If you have “no new taxes” except those paid by the state’s poorest residents, you might be a Minnesotan (YMBAM).
If your state university is becoming as expensive as private colleges, but prevails in building an extravagant new stadium on campus, YMBAM.
If you live in a state where the poorest residents cannot afford and/or are being denied healthcare while people come to your state from around the world for superior healthcare, YMBAM. Oh, there's more, you betcha.
If you have given up watching baseball in a climate-controlled setting so that millionaires can play on grass, YMBAM.
If your governor is giving a speech, and you don’t know where but you're pretty darn sure it’s at least a thousand miles away from his job and the people who elected him, YMBAM.
If you trot out your short-sleeved shirts when the temperature rises to 30 degrees YMBAM.
barbara adds that if you see a cardinal on the mountain of snow at the end of your driveway and conclude that spring is imminent, no matter what the Farmers' Almanac says...well, you know....