If you do any amount of travel or if you notice license plates from other states, you’ll probably see any number of state slogans enticing to you come visit their little piece of heaven. We’ve been to some of these places and let’s get this out right now – some of these are the furthest from the glorious hereafter you could envision. You might want to die when you get there but that would be merciful. However, we will not identify them, but they know who we’re talking about. Don’t you?
So here is what we’ve seen – and what we suggest they might consider. We offer this free of any charge in the probable misconception that since there was no money exchanged, there can be no liability for performance. In alphabetical order and not of importance such as electoral votes, blue state-red state, we’re color blind. If we offend, we’re sorry. Not really. Oh, and some of these states are a little schizoid, having multiple slogans. Guess it depends if they’re feeling a little frisky. Points are taken off for multiple slogans.
Current slogan – then, suggested New Slogan
Alabama – Stars Fell On; Heart of Dixie; Sweet Home Alabama - We have a group named after us.
Alaska – North to the Future; The Great Land; The Last Frontier – We got rid of her once…
Arizona – Grand Canyon State - And you thought Goldwater was nuts!
Arkansas – The Natural State - At Least We’re Not Mississippi!
California – The Golden State - Vote for Maria.
Colorado – Colorful – Land of boots and honey’s.
Connecticut – Constitution State – Home of Joe Lieberman. It’s not something we’re proud of,
Delaware – The First State (Small Wonder, Diamond State) – It’s On Your Way.
DC – Nation’s Capital – Hey, you voted for these jokers!
Florida – Sunshine State – It’s early bird special all the time.
Georgia – The Peach State; …On My Mind – Home of the Ray Charles Highway.
Hawaii- Aloha State – Book ‘em, Dano!
Idaho – Scenic; Vacation Wonderland; World Famous Potatoes; – Tuber Town
Indiana – Heritage State; Amber Waves of Grain; Crossroads of America – Gene Hackman made a movie here…once.
Iowa – The Corn State – If it weren’t for subsidies and ethanol, we’d be Delaware.
Kansas – The Wheat State; Midway USA - Come see the Toto museum.
Kentucky – Bluegrass State; It’s That Friendly; Unbridled Spirit – Visit our fresh horse glue museum.
Louisiana- Sportsmen’s (man”s) Paradise; Bayou State; LoUiSiAna – We really do talk this way.
Maine – Vacationland - Your Outlet Center State.
Maryland – Drive Carefully - Really, Drive Carefully.
Massachusetts – The Spirit of America – Liberal? Yes we are, thank you.
Michigan – Great Lakes State; Water (and sometimes Winter) Wonderland – The Original Schizoid State.
Minnesota – 10,000 Lakes; Explore – Franken and Ventura 2016!
Mississippi – The Hospitality State – Don’t Confuse Us with Arkansas!
Missouri – the Show-Me State - Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine.
Montana – Big Sky Country - Visit Bombastic Montana
Nebraska – The Beef State; Cornhusker State - Sooners? Sooner than what?
Nevada – The Silver State – Your credit is good with us.
New Hampshire – Live Free or Die - Vermont, only conservatively so.
New Jersey – Garden State – Open 24 Hours.
New Mexico – Sunshine State; Land of Enchantment – Manhattan (Project) of the West.
New York – Empire State – I gotcha yer slogan right here!
N. Carolina – First in Flight – The Philip Morris State.
N. Dakota – Discover the Spirit – We were Dakota First!
Ohio – The Heart of It All; Birthplace of Aviation – Cleveland, Cincinnati – we got it all!
Oklahoma – is OK!; Native America – OK is Alright.
Oregon – Pacific Wonderland – Our State Flower is Rust.
Pennsylvania – Keystone State, You’ve Got a Friend in – What NJ would like to be.
Rhode Island – Discover; The Ocean State – Stop calling us an island, damn it!
S. Carolina – Iodine State; Smiling Faces; Beautiful Places – Just another pretty face.
S. Dakota – Great Faces; Great Places – No, You Weren’t! (See North Dakota.)
Tennessee – Volunteer State; Sounds Good to Me – Y’all want BBQ with that?
Texas – Lone Star State – Ranches, lots of ranches.
Utah – Ski Utah! – Mormons, Mitt, and Me!
Vermont – Green Mountains State – Liberal and precious to boot.
Virginia – Virginia is for Lovers – Land of Lobbyists.
Washington – Evergreen State – Almost Canada, but not as polite.
W. Virginia – Mountain State – The “Deliverance” state.
Wisconsin – America’s Dairyland – It’s like being in a Cracker Barrel everyday!
Wyoming – None – Home of the Dick Cheney Heart Transplant Museum.