“If directions to your house include the words ‘Turn off the pavement’, you might be a redneck.”
“In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads. It’s as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. I’m sorry for that. We tried to help ‘em.”
-Former NYC Mayor and Über-billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
One was telling a joke; the other is a joke.
Nanny Bloomberg recently granted an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine. In it, he used those words to describe backwater towns like Colorado Springs, CO. He called these places where the toothless locals rejected his sage gun control advice trackless wilderness. Let’s take a peek and see what this tumbleweed strewn wasteland really looks like.
So here’s a nice overview…
Now usually, those yellow… er… um… “yeller” lines mean roads on Google Earth. They could be dirt trails; though, one of them is marked as an interstate highway. Do they ever make those outta dirt? Let’s zoom in a bit…
Those certainly look like paved roads. Perhaps it’s just shiny mud or something…
Nope, I’m sorry Mr. Mayor. Those are actual paved roads. Looks like them rednecks even have that newfangled ‘lectricity stuff; streetlights and ever’thin’!