You--Yes, You-- Have Had This Conversation
Liberal: The USA has fifty states.
Conservative: No, it doesnâ€™t.
Liberal: Yes, it does. The USA has fifty states.
Conservative: What about Guam? What about that Guam, huh? Or the
Liberal: Those are territories, not states. The USA has fifty states.
Conservative: Oh, so youâ€™re saying those donâ€™t count?
Conservative: Oh, so the people there donâ€™t count? Theyâ€™re not good enough, huh? I thought you liberals wanted everybody to be counted.
Liberal: No, I said the territories donâ€™t count as states. The USA has fifty states.
Conservative: Youâ€™re really something, you know that? You liberals are always going on about how all of us conservatives are racists, how we donâ€™t care about anybody but people who look like us. But you donâ€™t even want to count the blacks who live in Guam as Americans.
Liberal: First of all, I never said all conservatives are racists.
Conservative: Yes, you did.
Liberal: No, I didnâ€™t.
Conservative: Michael Moore says it.
Liberal: Iâ€™ve never heard him say that.
Conservative: Yes, he does! He most definitely does!
Liberal: Look, I donâ€™t know what he says. Thatâ€™s beside the point. And the people in Guam â€œcount,â€ whatever that means. I donâ€™t even know who lives in Guam; I donâ€™t know the first thing about Guam. Iâ€™m just saying Guam isnâ€™t a state Â itâ€™s a territory. The USA has fifty states.
Conservative: What about Puerto Rico?
Conservative: What about Puerto Rico, huh? You love all those Mexicans coming across the border stealing our jobs Â you must LOVE Puerto Rico, right?
Liberal: Iâ€™ve never been to Puerto Rico.
Conservative: Well, I have, and those kind of people would be pretty offended to hear liberals like you saying they arenâ€™t real Americans!
Liberal: I didnâ€™t say that!
Conservative: You said they didnâ€™t count!
Liberal: I didnâ€™t say that either! No, wait, just waitâ€¦ (takes deep breath). I only said the USA has fifty states. Puerto Rico isnâ€™t a state Â itâ€™s a commonwealth.
Conservative: And they donâ€™t speak English!
Liberal: Well, many Puerto Ricans do.
Conservative: How do you know that? Iâ€™ve been there Â you havenâ€™t!
Liberal: All right, OK, fine, whatever. But the USA has fifty states.
Conservative: Well, I say Puerto Rico counts.
Liberal: Fine, but not as a state.
Conservative: Well, thatâ€™s YOUR opinion.
Liberal: Itâ€™s not my opinion Â itâ€™s a fact.
Conservative: Says you!
Liberal: No, not just â€œsays me.â€ Itâ€™s a fact. Look it up.
Conservative: I donâ€™t have time.
Liberal: You donâ€™t have time to find out if the USA has fifty states?
Conservative: Listen, you may have time to sit around all day surfing on your liberal websites, downloading Michael Moore, but Iâ€™ve got things to do.
Liberal: Like reading about blacks in Guam and Mexicans in Puerto Rico?
Conservative: See, thatâ€™s why you guys always lose. Iâ€™m trying to have a nice conversation, and you just keep up with the insults!
Liberal: Listen, I didnâ€™t mean to insult you.
Conservative: Oh, yes you did!
Liberal: No, look, Iâ€™m sorry, OK? I didnâ€™t mean to insult you. Honestly. Itâ€™s just thatâ€¦ well, the USA has fifty states. Thatâ€™s a fact. And Iâ€™m just trying to state a fact, and youâ€™re getting very defensive, andâ€¦
Conservative: Oh, so now Iâ€™m defensive.
Conservative: You just said you werenâ€™t going to insult me!
Liberal: Look, Iâ€™m just trying to say the USA has fifty states!
Conservative: According to YOUR sources!
Liberal: MY sources?! What are you talking about? Look it up!
Conservative: I told you, I donâ€™t have time to spend all day cruising the internet, looking up geography questions! Maybe if you were busier at your job, trying to live the American Dream, you wouldnâ€™t have time for all this hate!
Liberal: I work hard at my job!
Conservative: Then why are you spending all day downloading Michael Moore?
Liberal: I donâ€™t spend all day downloading Michael Moore! I donâ€™t even know what you mean by that! All Iâ€™m saying is that the USA has fifty states!
Conservative: Again, according to YOU!
Liberal: Not just me! Here, hereâ€™s the World Book Encyclopedia. Look it up Â itâ€™s fifty states!
Conservative: Oh, sure, the World Book! Yeah, like Iâ€™m going to believe the World Book!
Conservative: Come on, itâ€™s a liberal rag!
Liberal: (Long, teeth-gnashing pause) Look, just look up â€œUnited States of America.â€ Ten bucks it says, â€œthe USA has fifty states.â€
Conservative: Ten bucks, huh?
Liberal: Yeah, ten bucks. (pause) Wait, thatâ€™s the â€œMâ€ volume.
Conservative: I know.
Liberal: You need to look under â€œUâ€ for â€œUnited States.â€
Conservative: Iâ€™m not looking for â€œUnited States.â€ Iâ€™m looking for â€œMoore, Michael.â€
Conservative: And when I find a big glowing article about him, youâ€™re going to owe me ten bucks!
Liberal: Why would I owe you ten bucks?!
Conservative: You bet me ten bucks that the World Book Encyclopedia isnâ€™t liberal.
Liberal: No I didnâ€™t!
Conservative: Yes, you did! You bet me ten bucks that I couldnâ€™t find a liberal article in the World Book. So when I find Michael Mooreâ€™s picture, you owe me ten bucks!
Liberal: Oh, my lordâ€¦
Liberal: Listen, you idiot, just because you found Michael Mooreâ€™s picture in the World Book doesnâ€™t mean that I owe you ten bucks! It doesnâ€™t mean the World Book is a liberal encyclopedia! And it certainly doesnâ€™t mean the USA doesnâ€™t have fifty states!!
Conservative: Oh, no? Look at this!
Liberal: (pause) â€œMassachusettsâ€?
Liberal: What the hell does Massachusetts have to do with anything?
Conservative: The COMMONWEALTH of Massachusetts!
Conservative: So you said Puerto Rico is a commonwealth!
Liberal: Oh, noâ€¦
Conservative: You ADMITTED Puerto Rico was a commonwealth! Admit it, you said it!
Liberal: Oh, manâ€¦
Conservative: So if Massachusetts is a commonwealth, and Puerto Rico is a commonwealth, then they BOTH must be states! HA!
Liberal: OK, lookâ€¦
Conservative: You owe me twenty bucks!
Conservative: Come one, pay up! Twenty bucks, letâ€™s go!
Liberal: I donâ€™t owe you twenty bucks!
Conservative: And Iâ€™m not even counting Pennsylvania!
Conservative: Thatâ€™s a commonwealth, too!
Liberal: Itâ€™s a commonwealth, butâ€¦
Conservative: And Washington!
Liberal: All right, look, I lived in Seattle Â Washington is NOT a commonwealth!
Conservative: Seattleâ€™s not even a state Â itâ€™s a city!
Liberal: Yes, itâ€™s a city, in Washington State! Washingtonâ€™s a state!
Conservative: Iâ€™m talking about Washington D.C.
Conservative: Washington D.C. Itâ€™s a city.
Liberal: I know what it is!
Conservative: Well, you liberals are always going on about â€œStatehood for Washington!â€ Which, you admit, is already a state!
Liberal: Washington D.C. is not a state!
Conservative: Washington State is!
Liberal: You just said Washington D.C.!
Conservative: And you said it should be a state!
Liberal: I never said that! I mean, it should beâ€¦ but I neverâ€¦lookâ€¦
Conservative: Should Washington be a state?
Conservative: Simple question.
Liberal: Washington State?
Conservative: Yes or No?
Liberal: Washington State or Washington D.C.?
Conservative: He snorts cocaine.
(Long, painful pause)
Liberal: (slowly) This is Washington D.C. youâ€™re talking about.
Conservative: Yeah. The mayor snorts cocaine.
Liberal: Actually, heâ€™s no longer the mayorâ€¦
Conservative: I donâ€™t think a state should have a governor whoâ€™s used drugs.
Liberal: Heâ€™s not the governor; Washingtonâ€™s not aâ€¦
Conservative: Except maybe California.
Liberal: OK, OK, stop for a momentâ€¦
Conservative: I mean, that was a long time agoâ€¦
Liberal: Listen, listenâ€¦
Conservative: I donâ€™t see Michael Moore making any movies about cocaine in Washington State, do you?
Liberal: Please, STOP!
Liberal: Look, Iâ€™m just trying to make a simple point hereâ€¦
Conservative: What aboutâ€¦
Liberal: Iâ€™m just trying to make a SIMPLE point here. Itâ€™s not a big deal Â itâ€™s just a fact. The USA has fifty states. Thatâ€™s all! Yes, Puerto Rico is a commonwealth, but it isnâ€™t counted among the fifty states. Yes, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are commonwealths too. So are Virginia and, I think, Kentucky. I donâ€™t know about Kentucky for sure, and you know what Â it doesnâ€™t matter! Theyâ€™re considered
states, OK? Theyâ€™re states. Washington D.C. isnâ€™t one, even though I wish it was. Guam isnâ€™t one. There are only fifty. Fifty states. Fifty stars on the flag Â fifty states. Thatâ€™s all. Fifty.
Conservative: Rush is so right about you people.
Conservative: Rush. He gets it. You people are the worst.
Liberal: I donâ€™tâ€¦
Conservative: Here I am, trying to have an honest political discussion, and all you can do is bring up this liberal claptrap! You call people like Rush racists, but you donâ€™t want to count Mexicans as Americans. You insult the Governor of California every chance you get. You get all your information from encyclopedias and Michael
Moore. You want free cocaine in Washington, and you want Seattle to become a commonwealth, and you wonâ€™t pay me my fifty dollars even after I proved that blacks run Guam! And then, worst of all, you insult our flag and our troops!!! You disgust me!
Conservative: See, there you liberals go again! Sneaking off to download porn from Kentucky! Iâ€™m not forgetting you owe me 100 dollars!
Conservative: Thatâ€™s it, cut and run!
Conservative: Why do you hate America?
Whew! See, I told you you had had this conversation. Was I wrong? Ha! And that means, now you owe me a drink. Out of Maker's Mark? Aw, what a shame. Sure, Guinness would be just fine, thank you. Gosh, have one yourself while yer up! It's Saturday night fer heaven's sake.