I hear people complain about the drive up or down 95, it stinks, dark and dank industrial wasteland. Miles and miles of warehouse, factory, smokestacks, power plants, shipping containers, garbage dumps.
You can keep your scenic roadways and parks, we’ll keep the industry that makes us the one of the most economically productive areas in the entire world, and one of the wealthiest areas in the world.
Where do people think jobs come from? Where manufacturing takes place? Where shipping and trade happen? In quaint downtowns with pretty tree lined streets? On fancy dot com campuses with rainbow slides and sleeping pods? Get real you idiots.
Next time you drive down the turnpike, open your eyes and revel in the economic powerhouse that is not only critical to the Northeast, but the entire United States. Want to see the greatest wonder of the new economic world? Drive through the Northeast corridor of the US, the one where we’re at the heart.
By the way, stay the f*ck out if you don’t like us.
A recent poll was not winning too many fans in New Jersey Friday, after it ranked the Garden State dead last in favorability among the 50 states.
As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, those who really know New Jersey praise the people as great, and the real estate as prime – with beautiful sights like the waterfalls in Nutley.
But others dismiss the state as a land of mobsters and grime.
“I don’t think the Sopranos helped the state of New Jersey,” said Charles Derios of Newark.
Indeed, Hollywood stereotypes got the blame for the poll results from YouGov that slammed the Garden State as the place to hate.
The survey asked Americans to rate the states, and New Jersey came dead last – as least likable of 50.
In fact, New Jersey was the only state for which more respondents had an unfavorable opinion than a favorable one. Forty percent of poll respondents rated New Jersey unfavorably, and 30 percent rated the state favorably – giving the state a net favorability rating of minus 10 percent, according to YouGov.
A YouGov article on the poll said the state has an image problem in popular cuture.
“The popular image of New Jersey often falls somewhere between the MTV show ‘Jersey Shore,’ HBO’s award winning mafia drama ‘The Sopranos’ and the chemical plants and gray industrial landscape stretched along I-95 that inspired much of the work of Bruce Springsteen,” Peter Moore wrote for YouGov.
Dwayne Quinn of New Orleans spoke to 1010 WINS’ Al Jones on Thursday about the poll. He said there simply isn’t much in New Jersey.
“I mean I’ve heard it as the armpit capital of the world or even the butt crack capital of the world. You know, there’s not much that attracts,” he said.
But one New Jersey resident responded, “I think it stinks.”